July 2017

YOUNG MOTOCROSS STAR OFF TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

A young Motocross star is off to the Junior Motocross World Championship in Estonia. Finley Evans who lives in the Crewkerne area and is a former Year 6 pupil at Perrott Hill Prep School, will compete in the 65cc motor-cycle class on Saturday July 30th at an off road venue…


LIONS FUND-RAISING WEEKEND ENDS WITH POPULAR DUCK RACE

Crewkerne Lions Club ended their fund-raising weekend in aid of Lions charities, Diabetes UK and Yeovil Freewheelers with the popular duck race. 1,000 plastic yellow ducks, each with a number on, went into the river near Clapton Farm and were guided along the water by Duck Master, Lion Fred Broom,…


RELAY FOR LIFE 24 HOUR EVENT

Crewkerne Relay For Life 24 hour event, in aid of Cancer Research UK, begins at 11.30 am in Wadham School grounds on Saturday July 22nd. The relay is the grand finale to approximately nine months of fundraising, which began with a group of dedicated volunteers who formed an organising committee…


MUSIC IN THE GARDEN

The secret walled gardens at the back of Speedwell Hall in Abbey Street, will open its gates for a live music event on Saturday July 29th from 1 pm. Billed as a ‘fun afternoon in lovely surroundings’, back ground folk music will be played until 2 pm when a variety…


MEMBERS HEAR ABOUT ANCIENT AND MODERN EGYPT AT MONTHLY MEETING

Members of Crewkerne & District U3A heard about ancient and modern Egypt at their monthly meeting. Guest speaker Janet Diamond spent three years living in Cairo, in the early 1980s. Her time in the Egyptian capital led to a lifetime fascination with Egyptology. Soon after moving there with her husband…


PETITION TO SAVE SATURDAY BUS SERVICE ON ROUTE 40

A petition has been raised to save the Saturday bus service between Bridport, Beaminster, Crewkerne and Yeovil. The bus timetable for route 40, currently operated by Damory, runs out later this month, when Dorset County Council begin direct operation for the bus service on Monday July 24th. The replacement service…


SEVEN WEEK ART & CRAFT EXHIBITION OPENS IN EMPTY STORE

A seven week Art, Photography and Craft Exhibition opened in the empty, former Budgens store, on Monday morning. The exhibition was officially declared open by local artist David Brackston and is open for members of the public to visit, with free entry, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am…


AN EVENING OF TOE TAPPING JAZZ

The Arcadia Jazz Band, inspired by the sound of Humphrey Lyttelton, comes to Crewkerne on Friday July 28th for a toe tapping evening concert at the Henhayes Community Centre. Arcadia is led by Clive Smith on trumpet and vocals, accompanied by Richard Steward on saxophone, Richard Llewellyn on guitar, Mike…


NEW FLOWER PLANTERS AT RAILWAY STATION

Volunteers at Crewkerne Railway Station have installed new flower planters on the unused down platform. The Friends of Crewkerne Station replaced the old wooden tubs that were ‘losing their bottoms’ with drinking troughs for cattle which they managed to obtain at a discount price from Countrywide stores in Crewkerne. The…


HOSPITAL FETE RAISES OVER £1,000

Crewkerne Hospital Fete raised over £1,000 on a very hot afternoon, with attendance figures down on previous years, due to the searing temperatures. The annual fete held at the hospital grounds in Middle Path is organised by the League of Friends of Crewkerne Hospital. It was officially opened at 2…


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