October 2017

DAUGHTER PUBLISHES HER MOTHERS BOOK 90 YEARS AFTER IT WAS WRITTEN

Crewkerne author Mary Tiffen has published her mothers’ book nearly 90 years after it was written. The story written by Gwen Steele-Perkins is described by her daughter Mary as a “tragic love story.” It is a brutal but true account of marriage to a cruel and oppressive husband, who eventually…


EMPTY SHOP IN PROMINENT POSITION TO RE-OPEN NEXT YEAR

An empty shop in a prominent town position will re-open next year to an expanding Crewkerne business. The former Gresham Books shop in Market Street which has been empty for over 4 years, apart from a short term occupation by the Rotary Christmas charity shop last year, will be the…


LADIES OF INNER WHEEL FILL SHOE BOXES FOR ROMANIAN CHILDREN

Ladies from the Inner Wheel Club of Crewkerne, spent a morning filling shoe boxes for Romanian children. Twelve boxes were made up and other boxes filled later. The shoe boxes will be given as Christmas presents to the children in hospitals, clinics and in orphanages. The boxed gifts will be…



FREEMASONS GENEROUS DONATION TAKES RELAY FOR LIFE TOTAL TO OVER 60K

A generous donation of £1,000 from the Three Counties Freemasons has taken the total raised for Cancer Research UK in this year’s Relay For Life to an incredible £61,000. Event chair Louise Smith was presented with the cheque for £1,000 by the current Master of the Parrett & Axe Lodge…


PARISHIONERS MOURN LOSS OF PRIEST WHO DIED SUDDENLY ON A PILGRIMAGE

Catholic parishioners in Crewkerne, Chard and Ilminster are mourning the loss of Father Basil Postlethwaite, who died suddenly while leading a 10 day Camino retreat at Valenca do Minho in Portugal. Father Basil came to the parish of English Martyrs St Joseph and St Peter in Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne…


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