The Summer Fete on Henhayes Recreation Ground will commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. The fete on Saturday June 9th from 2 pm until 5 pm has been organised by Crewkerne Town Council, who have been working with the Crewkerne branch of the Royal British Legion to arrange a fitting tribute for the centenary. Scout groups, girl guides and army cadets will join the Royal British Legion in a parade around the field, finishing with the bugling of the Last Post, before the town’s Mayor Kathy Head officially opens the event.

Crewkerne Town Council said: “A sombre moment indeed and a time to remember, but then let us enjoy what we have, thanks to those who lost their lives fighting in the First World War and in subsequent wars.” The fete will showcase art work from schools marking the centenary and many local organisations will be in attendance. Chainsaw artist Rob Beckinsale will be demonstrating his amazing woodcarving skills as he creates sculptures of nature’s flora and fauna.

Classic military vehicles will be on show and a special safety corner will feature a demonstration by the Devon & Somerset Fire Service with crews using cutting equipment to release passengers from a staged car accident, which will take place around 3 pm. Lots more activities have been planned for the day, including live music from a local jazz band and food and drinks will be available. Our featured photo by David Woodhead shows the RBL in attendance at a previous event on Henhayes field.

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