June 2017

ORIGINAL RUNNING IN BOARD RETURNED TO STATION

An original Running In Board has returned to Crewkerne Railway Station. One of two British Rail Southern Region green enamel signs that were removed from the station in 1978, the running in board which is 10 feet in length and 2 feet high, was originally situated at the end of…


FLOWER READINGS AT MONTHLY MEETING OF AWARENESS GROUP

Visitors to the June meeting of Crewkerne AWareness brought with them a colourful array of garden and wild flowers, which included roses, carnations, pansies, violets, periwinkles and daisies. Guest speaker Nicole-Caroline Dyke from Yeovil, who is a psychic medium and a consultant for Bach flower remedies, interpreted the meanings behind…


GRAND PARTY FOR U3A’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY

A grand party for Crewkerne & District U3A’s 20th Anniversary was started by the town’s Mayor, councillor Ben Hodgson, when he cut the ribbon on the steps of Victoria Hall. The Mayor said: “I wish to congratulate your wonderful organisation on what you have achieved and I hope you will…


FIRE SERVICE’S RAPID RESPONSE TO CHILD ACCIDENTALLY LOCKED IN CAR

Crewkerne firefighters responded rapidly to a call of a child locked in a car on Saturday morning. The 18 month old child, whose mother had just arrived in the Waitrose car park in South Street, had become accidentally locked in the vehicle, along with the car keys. The incident took…



LIBRARY COMPUTERS OFF LINE FOR A DAY NEXT TUESDAY

The Network PCs and public Wi-Fi at Crewkerne Library will be unavailable on Tuesday June 20th, while the computer systems at the library are being upgraded. Somerset Library Service apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but have said that the work is essential to upgrade their computers. In other…


ITALIAN OPERA COMES TO ST BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH

Italian opera comes to St Bartholomew’s Church in Crewkerne on Sunday June 25th at 3 pm. Soprano Roma Loukes and bass baritone Arwel Huw Morgan will be singing many favourite songs from celebrated operas such as Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, Otello, La Traviata and many more. Roma Loukes sings both…


POETRY GROUP LEADER RECEIVES LONG SERVICE AWARD

Dorothy Wiles, who has run the poetry group at Crewkerne & District U3A for 10 years, has received a long service award. The presentation was made at the U3A’s annual general meeting at Henhayes Centre by chair Anne Bright. Dorothy and her husband Cliff moved to Crewkerne from Chelmsford in…


BRASS BAND LOOKING FOR CORNET, TROMBONE AND TENOR HORN PLAYERS

Phoenix Brass Crewkerne is currently looking for cornet, trombone and tenor horn players. The band rehearses on Tuesday evenings between 8 pm and 10 pm. Anyone who is interested in joining the local brass band is asked to contact Lloyd on 01749345781. Phoenix Brass recently performed at an open air…


RELAY FOR LIFE BAND NIGHT RAISES OVER £400 FOR CHARITY

A Relay For Life band night, held at Merriott Social Club raised £410.00 for Cancer Research UK. The event was organised by team members of the Red Hot Chilli Steppers, one of the many local teams taking part in this years Crewkerne Relay For Life. The venue for the ‘rock-tastic’…


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