May 2018

ROTARIANS PRESENT SPECIAL RETIREMENT GIFT AS POPULAR RESTAURANT CLOSES

The President of the Rotary Club of Crewkerne, Peter Lawrence, presented a special retirement gift to Maureen Fasan of the White Lion House Carvery in Hermitage Street Crewkerne at the club’s last meal in the popular restaurant, which has now closed. Maureen was presented with an inscribed vase, red roses…


SHOWCASE OF WEDDING SERVICES DELIGHTS ENGAGED COUPLES AND ALL OTHER VISITORS

A showcase of 20 exhibitors, offering wedding services, delighted engaged couples and all other visitors to this year’s Wedding Fair at St Bartholomew’s Church. No wedding would be complete without transport for the bridal party and in the church grounds greeting visitors was Morning Star with stylish carriage from Star’s…


NEW KIT BRINGS SUCCESS FOR WALKING FOOTBALL TEAM

The new kit for the walking football team of Crewkerne & District U3A has brought success in a regional tournament. Walking footballers took part in the U3A tournament at Strode College in Street, wearing their new pale blue shirts for the first time. Scoring their first ever goal in a…


POLICE APPEAL FOR HELP TO FIND MISSING CREWKERNE MAN

Dorset Police are asking the public for help to find a missing Crewkerne man, believed to be in Dorset. Kevin Norminton aged 43 years was last seen on the morning of Tuesday May 8th, when he left his home in his silver Ford Focus. His vehicle has since been located…


COUNTRYWIDE STORE BOUGHT BY LONG ESTABLISHED AGRICULTURAL COMPANY

The Countrywide store in North Street, Crewkerne has been bought by long established agricultural company Wynnstay, whose headquarters are in Powys, Wales. Wynnstay Country Store is a leading supplier of products and services to the rural community and is celebrating 100 years in agriculture this year. Wynnstay Group plc bought…


NEW DANCE NAMED AFTER THE SPEEDWELL

A new dance has been named after The Speedwell, a community hall in Abbey Street. The dance called Speedwell Masquerade was devised by Leslye Stansfield, who is caller at the Crewkerne Folk Dance Club and leader of the Crewkerne U3A folk dancing group. It was performed for the first time…


LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AS POM-POMS DISPLAYED ACROSS TOWN

This year’s unveiling of colourful displays of pom-poms across the town was announced at a medley of live entertainment for all ages in Falkland Square. The free event organised by Creative Crewkerne, featured the UK’s tallest bubble-ologist Tall Will, a professional children’s entertainer from London, local singer Victoria Starr, Counterpart…


ROTARY’S SONGS OF PRAISE RAISES OVER £500 FOR PROSTHETIC LIMBS CHARITY

The Rotary Club of Crewkerne Songs of Praise with the Stoke Sub Hamdon Band raised £547.00 for the 500 Mile charity. The evening event at the Methodist Church was attended by around 60 people. Rotary International are supporting the 500 Mile charity, which was founded in Scotland in 2008 by…


FILM MAKERS PRESENTATION ON LOST CINEMAS

Local film-makers the Anoraks, who are part of Crewkerne & District U3A, showed the film they made several years ago on the Lost Cinemas Of South Somerset to the U3A’s Local History group, in a trip down memory lane. In the heyday of their successes in the 1930s, every town…


RESIDENTS ADVISED TO BEWARE OF SPOOF TELEPHONE CALLS

Residents in Crewkerne and in the neighbouring villages are advised to beware of spoof telephone calls, following reports of numerous such calls in the area. The fraudsters operating the calls from overseas, deliberately change the telephone number and/or the name relayed as the caller ID, to hide their true identity…


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