Crewkerne joined in the nation’s celebrations of the royal wedding between Prince Henry of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle on Saturday. Visitors to the town were greeted with the Union Jack flying outside of the town hall and red, white and blue bunting displayed across the town. Many shop windows were dressed for the special occasion with photos of the happy couple, Harry and Meghan, on show at the Pet Shop in the George Shopping Centre.
Shoppers at the monthly farmers market were also able to celebrate the first appearance of the British strawberry with punnets of the fruit on sale at Bower Hinton Farm Shop stall and toast the royal couple with a healthy drink of Somerset apple juice from Jonathan Hoskyns of North Perrott Fruit Farm.
Oscars Wine Bar ran a picnic style street party in the courtyard of Victoria Mews which was officially opened by chosen patron of Oscars Mike Wills who cut the royal ribbon on the gate with local singer Victoria Starr. Victoria entertained those who attended with popular songs and was followed by Paul Power’s In Pulse Disco.
The Royal wedding celebrations continued in Crewkerne throughout the day. Champagne was ready to be served at the Old Stagecoach Inn with the glorious weather encouraging people to take their drinks out onto the sun terrace and raise a glass to the newly wed Duke and Duchess Of Sussex, whose photos smiled at everyone from a Union Jack in a specially decorated royal corner, adding to the happy party atmosphere.