February 2017

CREWKERNE U3A MEMBERS LEAD AREA TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR POTENTIAL TRUSTEES

Crewkerne U3A members Val Warren and Anne Bright led an area training workshop for potential trustees in Yeovil. The training event at St James church hall in Yeovil was attended by more than 20 delegates from the Avalon network and South West Regional U3A trustee Diane Holdsworth. Val Warren is…


SOLICITORS TAKE PART IN GREAT LEGAL BAKE

The Crewkerne office of law firm Humphries Kirk Solicitors took part in the Great Legal Bake 2017 earlier today, by selling home-made sweet and savoury bakes inside their offices and on a stall outside their business premises in Market Street, for an hour during lunchtime. Funds raised will go towards…


PHOTOGRAPHS OF ‘DOWNTON ABBEY’ WITHDRAWN FROM SALE AND RETURNED HOME

An album containing 44 large mounted photographs of the house, staff and estate at Highclere Castle, the setting for the popular ITV series Downton Abbey were withdrawn from a specialist sale of books, maps, manuscripts and photography at Lawrences Auctioneers in Crewkerne. Discovered by the vendor in an attic, the…


NEW U3A DANCE GROUP QUICK STEPS TOWARDS SUCCESS

A new Crewkerne & District U3A dance group is ‘quick stepping’ its way towards a successful future, with 15 members already signed up to take to the dance floor at the Dance House in Gouldsbrook View. The new dance group is run by Lynn Britton and the dancing led by…


HIGH RISE RENT DEMAND FORCED FARMERS’ MARKET TO FIND NEW HOME

A high rise rent demand by the management company for Falkland Square has forced Crewkerne Farmers’ Market to find a new home. The monthly Saturday market, running in the town centre for 15 years, relocated its fresh local produce stalls, to outside of the Henhayes Community Centre in January. The…


STAFF MEMBERS TO LOSE THEIR JOBS AT CREWKERNE STORE AS LIQUIDATION SALE BEGINS

At least 12 staff members at the Budgens branded store in Crewkerne will lose their jobs when the shop closes within the next four weeks. The company Food Retailer Operations Limited (FROL) who have been operating the supermarket under a franchise agreement since July 2016, went into administration on Friday…



UNDERSTANDING THE RUNES AT CREWKERNE AWARENESS

Understanding the Runes is the topic for the February meeting of Crewkerne AWareness on Monday February 20th at 7pm in the Meeting Room, Unitarian Chapel, Hermitage Street, Crewkerne. Guest speaker Teagan Craig is a professional Rune reader, Reiki healer and practitioner of Tibetan therapy, from Glastonbury. Teagan’s interactive demonstration on…


TWINNING ASSOCIATION WELCOMES PEOPLE FOR COFFEE AND CAKE

Members of Crewkerne & District Twinning Association welcomed people for coffee and cake at the Heritage Centre in Crewkerne on Saturday morning. The ‘Valentines Coffee Morning’ was well attended with a sumptious display of homemade cakes to choose from, countless cups of coffee served and a ticket for the prize…


NEW PLAYGROUND AT HENHAYES OFFICIALLY OPENED

The new playground at Henhayes was officially opened by Crewkerne Mayor councillor Robin Pailthorpe, Deputy Mayor councillor Ben Hodgson and the Chairman of South Somerset District Council councillor Mike Best earlier today. Children will be able to enjoy playing on the new nest swing and Viking rope swing from tomorrow…


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