June 2017

LIONS INVITE YOU TO MEET THE EMUS AT START OF FUND-RAISING WEEKEND

Crewkerne Lions Club invite you to meet their friendly emus, Sidney, Brisbane and Hobart, at the start of a fund-raising weekend, which begins on Friday July 7th at 7.30 pm with the Land Down Under. The Australian themed evening of entertainment will feature Crewkerne’s answer to Crocodile Dundee aka local…


CHILDREN INVITED TO BECOME DETECTIVES AND HELP ANIMAL AGENTS

Children are invited to become detectives and help the Animal Agents at Crewkerne Library, during the school Summer holidays. This year’s theme for the Summer Reading Challenge is Animal Antics, illustrated by the best selling children’s illustrator Tony Ross. Children can sign up for the reading challenge from Saturday July…


GEOLOGY GROUP EXPERIENCE MARINE LIFE 150 MILLION YEARS AGO

More than 40 members of Crewkerne U3A’s geology group experienced what marine life was like 150 million years ago, when they visited a new immersive museum at Kimmeridge near Wareham in Dorset. The Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life opened in October last year and is home to over…


RUNNING CLUB WINS SPORTS AWARD

A local running club based in Crewkerne has won a sports award. Rebel Runners, set up by Adrian East and Kay Perren about 18 months ago, encourages people who have never competed in races before, to join them and experience the thrill of running. While some members of the club…


SCIENCE STUDENTS SELECTED FOR EUROPEAN RESEARCH PROJECT

Science students at Wadham School have been selected to take part in a European research project. Commitment shown by the school’s science teacher Chris Farmer, in taking sixth form students to a conference at Bristol University in 2015, has led to Wadham being one of only three UK schools participating…


COOL JAZZ ON A HOT SUMMER’S DAY

A Jazz appreciation group held its annual barbecue, on the hottest day for more than 40 years, with temperatures soaring into the 30’s. The barbecue was hosted by Tony and Val Warren, in their back garden, on Midsummer’s Day. Members and guests of the group which is part of Crewkerne…


VANDALISM AT CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA SPOILING IT FOR FAMILIES

Vandalism at the children’s play area on Henhayes Recreation Ground by a few mindless individuals, is spoiling it for families who enjoy taking their children there, to play and picnic. The wilful damage caused at the playground has increased dramatically in the last month. Latest incidents include a tree that…


HISTORIC INN NEAR RAILWAY STATION READY TO RE-OPEN

An historic inn near Crewkerne Railway Station is ready to re-open its doors to the public on Friday June 30th at 6 pm. The bar, seating, restaurant and other interior areas of the Old Stagecoach Inn in Station Road has been closed since the new owner took over the business…



CHARITY FRIENDS GARDEN PARTY A GREAT SUCCESS

A garden party hosted by Crewkerne & District Friends of Cancer Research UK, was a great success raising over £750. The afternoon event was held in the garden of Mr and Mrs D Long in Middle Path and provided a lovely shaded spot for a ploughman’s lunch with drinks, under…


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