April 2017

TWINNERS PREPARE TO WELCOME FRIENDS

Crewkerne & District Twinning Association is preparing to welcome their friends from the French towns of Igny and Bures Sur Yvette. A party of around 50 twinners will arrive in England on May 25th, when they will meet up with their Crewkerne friends at Hampton Court. Following a visit to…


CHURCHES WALK TOGETHER AT EASTER

Parishioners from churches in Crewkerne came together on Good Friday for a walk around the town, with a bearer carrying a wooden cross. The churches ‘Walk of Witness’, which takes place every year on the Friday before Easter Sunday, saw people gather outside of the Henhayes Community Centre for an…


PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY PARTIALLY BLOCKED OFF DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS

The pedestrian walkway through the archway to the George Shopping Centre has been partially blocked off, due to safety concerns of a large overhead wooden beam. A statement on the official Facebook page for the George Hotel, which changed ownership at the beginning of January, states: ‘We ‘re not closing,…


CHARITY’S PLEA FOR SUPPORT TO HELP HOMELESS ELDERLY

The trustees of eight almshouses in the town have issued an appeal to the residents of Crewkerne and District to remember the local charity in their wills and fund-raising activities. Despairing calls from elderly people who face the prospect of having to leave their rented homes, due to heart-breaking circumstances…


LOCAL THERAPIST TO COMPETE IN WORLD MASSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Local therapist Rebecca Miles will be competing in the World Massage Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 3rd and 4th this year. Rebecca has over 13 years experience working in complimentary therapies and teaches infant massage, with a demonstration doll, to parents at Getset centres in Crewkerne, Ilchester and Yeovil….


TV FILM CREW AT LAWRENCES AUCTIONEERS

A TV film crew visited Crewkerne when they filmed an episode of the Antiques Road Trip at Lawrences Auctioneers. Antiques experts Kate Bliss and Paul Laidlaw arrived at the salesroom to sell ten lots they had bought during their road trip in the region. Included in the items were a…


ROTARIANS INVITE PEOPLE TO JOIN THEM AT COFFEE HOUSE

The Rotary Club of Crewkerne is inviting people to join them on Saturday April 22nd at Costa coffee, to find out who they are, what they do and to encourage the recruitment of new members. Rotarians will be happy to answer all of these questions between 10 am and 12…


SIXTEEN NEW MEMBERS SIGN UP ON U3A REGISTRATION DAY

Sixteen new members signed up to Crewkerne U3A on its annual registration day. One of the most popular groups was the Wine Appreciation, where those who visited the group’s stand were able to sample a glass of Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc. Crewkerne U3A currently runs over 40 special interest groups…


FREE SUPPORT AND REASSURANCE AFTER A BEREAVEMENT

Grief Journey South Somerset is celebrating its fourth year providing free support and reassurance to anyone that has suffered a bereavement in the local community. The programme provides ¬†six weeks of structured help and suggestions to face the future – working in association with leading grief counsellor Dr Bill Webster,…


A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

An exhibition of Shops Now And Then at Crewkerne Museum has encouraged over 30 shops and businesses in the town, to take part. The black and white photographs from the late 1890’s to around the mid 1900’s, can be seen in many shop and office windows. Many of the photographs…


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