NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Crewkerne firefighters were first to arrive at the scene of a fire involving a fuse board in Merriott on Wednesday evening. Two other fire appliances from Yeovil and Martock were also mobilised following a call from the occupant of a private property at Higher Beaden, where smoke was coming from a fuse board. Fire crews confirmed that the ground floor of the two storey semi-detached property was heavily smoke logged. They entered the property with two breathing apparatus wearers, a CO2 extinguisher and a hose reel jet as a precaution. After the electricity was isolated using electrical safety gloves, the fire in the under-stairs cupboard where the fuse box was located, was safely extinguished. Once crews were satisfied that there were no hot spots with the use of a thermal imaging camera, the area was made safe and duty of care left with the owner who was waiting for the electricity board.
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FilmCrew’s November screening is a powerful adaptation of RC Sherriffs’ classic 1928 play about the suffering and comradeship in the trenches in northern France during WW1. The new film version of Journey’s End, adapted by Simon Reade and directed by Saul Dibb, comes to Crewkerne & District Community Cinema on Friday November 9th in the auditorium at Wadham School at 7.30 pm.

The film conveys the cramped claustrophobia of the soldiers tragic ordeal, set in a dugout at Aisne in 1918. Asa Butterfield stars as the young Second Lieutenant Raleigh and Sam Claflin as Captain Stanhope who has an unofficial understanding with Raleigh’s sister, back home, but is worried that he will break her heart by dying on the battlefield. Visitors can attend an individual film show without booking in advance for £6. For membership enquiries please contact Joan Clemow on 01935 822656 and for all other FilmCrew enquiries John Facey on 07749614048

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