June 2018

STRONG FINISHES IN THE JUNIOR 5K RACE

The Junior 5K race on Sunday was won by Archie Tyler aged 14 from Wells City Harriers in an impressive time of 18.17. Second was Rocco Sughayer aged 10 and third Jacob Crabb aged 8 years. First home for the girls in the Junior 5K was Lara-May Deakin aged 11…


HIGHER NUMBER OF ENTRIES AND FASTER TIMES IN CREWKERNE 10K

A higher number of entries and faster times were recorded in the Crewkerne 10K race, which took place on Sunday morning. 186 runners lined up at the starting line in Pople’s Well and were counted down to the off by MC Derek Boles, once the lead motor cycle ridden by…


MIND CUBER SOLVES RUBIK PUZZLE IN UNDER TWO MINUTES

A Mind Cuber, built using a Lego mind storm EV3 kit, proved an instant hit at the Robotics workshop in Crewkerne Library. Workshop facilitator Olly Hellis, Digital Development Officer at Somerset Libraries, demonstrated how the mind cuber could easily solve puzzles such as the Rubik’s Cube. In just 93 seconds…


CREWKERNE AWARENESS CELEBRATES 6TH ANNIVERSARY

Crewkerne AWareness celebrated its 6th Anniversary last month. The spiritual group, which meets monthly at the Unitarian Chapel hall, reported a good attendance for the occasion despite heavy thunderstorms which deterred several members from venturing out into the heavy rain. Guest speaker Amy Ek Mau from Glastonbury gave an interactive…


PANTOMIME AWARDS SUCCESS FOR CUDOS

Crewkerne United Dramatic and Operatic Society (CUDOS) celebrated success again this year at the annual Cinderella awards. The awards ceremony held at the Rookery in Weston-Super-Mare last month, celebrates all that is good in pantomimes performed by amateur groups across Somerset. This year’s standards were exceptional with strong competition from…


FLAG DAY FOR HOSPITAL LEAGUE OF FRIENDS RAISES OVER £200

The annual Flag Day, organised by the League of Friends of Crewkerne Hospital has raised £253.62. Nine collectors took it in turns on May 26th, to sell flags at three locations around the town – the George Shopping Centre, Falkland Square and the walkway near Crewkerne Library. Chairman of the…


LISTED STATUS GRANTED FOR PILLBOX

A Pillbox which dates back to World War Two has been granted Grade 2 listed status by Historic England. Originally built as part of a continuous line of anti-tank defences, stretching from the north coast of Somerset to the south Devon coastline, the Pillbox situated along the main Crewkerne to…


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