March 2018

U3A MEMBERS HEAR ABOUT SHIPWRECK OFF DORSET COAST

Members of Crewkerne & District U3A heard about a 200 year old shipwreck off of the Dorset coast at their March meeting in the Henhayes Community Centre. Guest speaker Philip Browne explained that a chance meeting with a neighbour, inspired him to write his book The Unfortunate Captain Peirce, which…


FUN FOR CHILDREN AT SCHOOL EASTER HOP

Children had lots of fun at the Easter Hop on Saturday afternoon, held in St Bartholomew’s School. The event was organised by the Friends Of the School Association (FSA) and raised over £500. Youngsters competed in egg and spoon races, a hopping competition and the Easter bonnet competition, with contestants…



SHOW SUPPORT FOR LIBRARY AT AWARENESS DAY

The Friends of Crewkerne Library are asking the local community to show support for their library at an Awareness Day. The event on Friday April 6th at Crewkerne Library will highlight the many important services the library provides for the people of the town and surrounding villages, in addition to…


GEOLOGY GROUP MEET DIPPY THE DINOSAUR

Members of a Crewkerne geology group met Dippy the Dinosaur at Dorchester Museum. The famous dinosaur which is normally kept at the Natural History Museum in London, has begun a two-year tour of the UK, starting in Dorset famed for its Jurassic Coast and being the birthplace of the study…


PLANS FOR REINSTATEMENT OF FIRE DAMAGED PROPERTIES

Plans for the reinstatement of fire damaged properties at 6 and 8 Church Street have been submitted to South Somerset District Council. The Original Health Centre and vacant shop next door were extensively damaged by fire on December 28th, 2017. The fire which started in a room above the massage…


AUTHOR TALKS ABOUT ROYAL MARRIAGE TO SEAL A PEACE TREATY

Local author Caroline Newark spoke about a royal marriage to seal a peace treaty between England and France when she introduced her latest novel, The Pearl Of France, at Crewkerne Library on Tuesday morning. Caroline’s 19 times great-grandmother Marguerite was the inspiration for the new book. Marguerite of France, the…


INNER WHEEL LADIES HELP PACK WATER SURVIVAL BOXES

A group from the Inner Wheel Club of Crewkerne travelled to the headquarters of World Water Works to help the Chelwood Bridge Rotarians and their regular volunteers to fill an allocated number of Water Survival Boxes. World Water Works and the Water Survival Box is a charity run by the…


SNOW AND ICY WEATHER CONDITIONS PROMPTS GRITTING BINS SURVEY

Snow and icy weather conditions, which made driving on side roads treacherous and walking on pavements dangerous, have prompted a survey on the number of gritting bins in the town and their locations. The issue was raised by councillor Katy Pritchard at a meeting of Crewkerne Town Council, after the…


CLOSING DOWN SALE BEGINS AT COUNTRYWIDE STORE

A Closing Down Sale has begun at the Countrywide store in Crewkerne with all stock reduced in price, as everything must go. The Retail business, owned by Countrywide Farmers Plc went into administration last week, following a decision by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to proceed to Phase 2…


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