October 2017

BOWLS CLUB DONATION TO HOSPITAL LEAGUE OF FRIENDS

The League of Friends of Crewkerne Hospital have received generous donations from Merriott Bowls Club. The money was collected from swear boxes and fundraising events, during this year’s bowling season which began at the end of May. The colourful language continued on the greens until the end of the season….


GEOLOGY GROUP SEES EVIDENCE OF ANCIENT EARTHQUAKE

A Crewkerne geology group were shown evidence of an ancient earthquake when they visited Wookey Hole caves. The 44 members of the group, which is part of Crewkerne U3A, were given a guided tour of the underground caverns by a young cave diver, who explained how the river Axe which…


ANNUAL BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY PROMISES FULL EXPERIENCE

The annual Bonfire & Fireworks Display held by the Rotary Club of Crewkerne District promises to provide the full bonfire night experience with the additional attractions of glow ropes and sparklers as well as the usual stalls selling hot food and candy floss. The event will take place in a…


APPRENTICE AWARDS CEREMONY AT ENGINEERING COMPANY

An awards ceremony to congratulate three apprentices on their efforts in completing an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture was held at Tods Aerospace in Crewkerne on Friday morning. The certificates were presented to Sophie Scott, Jake Oliver and Andrew Roberts by Marcus Fysh MP, following an address given by Rob…


FREEMASONS FIZZ AND QUIZ NIGHT RAISES MONEY FOR FREEWHEELERS

The Freemasons Fizz and Quiz night at the Masonic Hall in Crewkerne raised £300 for Yeovil Freewheelers. A cheque for £500 was presented to Martin Surrey, chairman of Yeovil Freewheelers by Andrew Mackay, the current Master of the Parrett & Axe Lodge. The amount included proceeds from a raffle held…


INSPIRED ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOP OPENS FOR SHORT TERM

An art and crafts shop with wall space to allow local artists to display their work has opened in Market Square. Carousel Too is run by the local artisan co-operative who already run a successful shop called Carousel in Market Street. Inspiration for the pop-up shop, that will stay open…


FORMER MP AND STRICTLY STAR ENTERTAINS U3A

Former MP and Strictly Come Dancing star Ann Widdecombe was guest speaker at the October meeting of Crewkerne & District U3A. With so many members wanting to attend the meeting to hear her speak, the U3A did a quick step and changed the venue to Haselbury Mill. Chair of Crewkerne…


NEW MUSEUM EXHIBITION REVEALS HIDDEN COLLECTIONS

The new exhibition at Crewkerne Museum reveals hidden collections, that are usually kept in storage, on how the people of Crewkerne used to live. Hidden Collection covers the town’s history, dating back to approximately 100 years ago. Visitors are able to get a glimpse of the past through objects and…


ROTARIANS PRESENT CHEQUE TO AIR AMBULANCE

The Rotary Club of Crewkerne has presented a cheque for £2,000 to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. The amount raised was the result of fundraising at a Rotary barbeque and proceeds from this year’s Dinnington Ride, which took place at Dinnington near Hinton St George on Sunday August 27th….


CINEMA GROUP HOPING HIGH ATTENDANCE CONTINUES

Crewkerne and District Community Cinema are hoping the high numbers in attendance at their first film of this year’s film season continues. Over 100 people attended the Film Crew’s September film Lion at Wadham School. This month’s chosen film The Olive Tree comes to the big screen on Friday October…


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