July 2018

HISTORY GROUP VISITS ONE OF BRITAIN’S QUIRKIEST MUSEUMS

Members of a local history group, which is part of Crewkerne & District U3A, visited one of Britain’s quirkiest museums that is housed in an old watermill. The Bakelite Museum at Williton in West Somerset is like an Aladdins cave of everyday items such as radios, TVs, telephones, car, caravan…




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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Bowhayes Lodge are holding their open day and Summer Fete on Saturday July 28th from 11 am until 3 pm. Attractions include a variety of stalls, Archie the therapy dog, games, raffle and music entertainment. Refreshments, Apetito taster lunches and Ploughmans lunches will be available at the extra care housing…


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MEN’S SHED ANNOUNCES CLOSURE

Interim chairman of Crewkerne & District Men’s Shed, Peter Boothby-Smith has announced its closure. The weekly workshop and social gathering for men and women became an integral part of community life in Crewkerne, during the 11 months it was housed in the Kings Arms. The temporary venue provided a safe…


SPECIAL CHEQUE PRESENTATION DURING SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

A cheque presentation for £486.81 was made to Sian Neville of the Alzheimer’s Society during morning assembly at St Bartholomew’s School. The money was raised by the Archie Council, a group of children at the school who are a dementia awareness group run by Mrs Alice Samuel. The youngsters visited…


EARLY DEPARTURE OF LANDLORD FORCES PUB TO CLOSE

The early departure of the landlord Kieron Robinson at the White Hart Inn in East Street, has forced the pub to close for the time being. The historic inn which dates back to the mid to late 15th Century and is a Grade 11 listed building is owned by the…


FRIENDS OF STATION ENJOY RAILWAY SUPPER

Friends of Crewkerne Station enjoyed a themed supper at Sue’s Cafe in the old weighbridge. The four course evening meal, taken from a British Rail menu of the 1960’s, consisted of prawn cocktail or egg mayonnaise, chicken chasseur, strawberry flan and cheese and biscuits. Posters and an exhibition of the…


MEMORIAL GIFT GREATLY ASSISTS WATERING OF HANGING BASKETS AND PLANTERS

A memorial gift donated to Crewkerne In Bloom, is greatly assisting the watering of hanging baskets and planters. The pump action water trolley which holds 110 litres was presented to Crewkerne In Bloom by Rory Fitzgerald, the technical director at Wyedale Plastics and is dedicated with a silver plaque in…



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