November 2018

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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

FilmCrew present a canine tale of strange beauty when the Isle Of Dogs takes to the movie screen at Wadham School auditorium on Friday December 7th at 7.30 pm. Wes Anderson’s new stop-motion tale begins with a scene setting prologue from ‘Before the age of obedience’ and fast forwards to…


CHRISTMAS EVENTS BEGIN AT GEORGE REYNOLDS CENTRE

Christmas events began at the George Reynolds Centre on Thursday evening with a craft fair and festive cafe. A variety of stalls offered a range of crafts and gifts for Christmas, including handmade decorations and cards, knitted and crochet items, jewellery, cushions, hand finished chocolate and fudge and Harry Potter…


97TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AFTER EXERCISE CLASS

A Crewkerne woman celebrated her 97th birthday with friends after a Body Awareness and Stretching session in the Unitarian Chapel Hall on Thursday morning. Beatrice McMorris has been attending Carol Stephenson’s weekly workout, designed to benefit older people in a supportive and non competitive environment, for the last 18 months….


CREATIVE IDEAS FLOW AT LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOP

Creative ideas flowed at Crewkerne’s first lantern making workshop organised by the Crewkerne Christmas Committee. The free event in Victoria Hall attracted people of all ages and was run by Richard Godden of PlayArt Education which is based in Ilminster. PlayArt specialises in producing dramatic sculptures and creations from a…


CANINE FRIEND HELPS AT CATS PROTECTION CHRISTMAS FAYRE

A five year old rescue dog helped at the Christmas Fayre run by the Yeovil & District Branch of Cats Protection in the Henhayes Community Centre on Saturday morning. Wilf helped Santa as he welcomed children and gave them a present. Wilf’s owner Mary Dawe who is Branch treasurer said:…


LOCAL GEOLOGY GROUP VISIT ONE OF EUROPE’S IMPORTANT CAVE SYSTEMS

Members of Crewkerne & District U3A’s Geology Group visited one of the most important paleolithic cave systems in Europe when they travelled to Kents Cavern near Torquay. The group were taken on a guided tour of the caves, sculpted by nature from the Devonian limestone formed 370 million years ago,…


SUMMER FOOD FESTIVAL APPROVED BY TOWN COUNCIL

A proposal by Eat Festivals to hold a one day food and drinks festival in Crewkerne next July has been approved by Crewkerne Town Council. Co-directors Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds delivered a power-point presentation to councillors at their monthly meeting of the full town council on Monday evening. The…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Following the public consultation on the proposed residential development off Station Road, in the Old Stagecoach Inn earlier this month, a set of the information boards will be on display in the LIC at the town hall from Monday November 26th. The initial development proposals for the arable land site,…


ALL SET TO LIGHT UP TOWN CENTRE FOR CHRISTMAS TIME

The Crewkerne Christmas Committee have been busy preparing for Lighting Up Night on Friday November 30th. Victoria Hall will once again be the venue for the popular craft fayre, beginning at 5.30 pm and charity stalls will be in Falkland Square. Food and drink, including a hog roast, bacon butties,…


SPECTACULAR RAINBOW FOR FINAL JOURNEY

A spectacular rainbow appeared in the sky on Wednesday afternoon as Doreen O’Brien began her final journey. Doreen formerly of Honiton and widow of Jeremiah, had lived with her daughter Ana and son-in-law Graham in Crewkerne for the last four years. She was a regular attendant on Sundays for Catholic…


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