December 2018

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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

A charity football match between mens and ladies sides, to support children with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) takes place on Saturday December 29th at Henhayes field. The event is being hosted by Crewkerne Rangers FC and kick off is at 2 pm. All monies raised will be donated to DEBRA UK,…


BOXING DAY PRAM RACE ENDS IN PHOTO FINISH

The Boxing Day Pram Race in Crewkerne ended in a photo finish with organisers the Lions Club of Crewkerne consulting mobile phone users to check which team crossed the line first. In a last minute push to win the race, the Hogwarts vehicle with team members Richard Hall, Dan Parsons,…


JOINT WINNERS IN THE SENIOR AND JUNIOR SECTIONS OF CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

Joint winners have been announced in the senior and junior sections of St Bartholomew’s Church Christmas Tree Festival. The theme of Christmas Films/Movies inspired a colourful variety of creative designs. 46 entries took part in the Christmas Tree festival with the Friends of Crewkerne Station’s Thomas The Tank and St…


LOCAL RAMBLER PLANS FIVE DAY SPONSORED TREK IN HOLY LAND

Local rambler Miriam Baker, who belongs to four local walking groups, is planning a five-day trek in the Holy Land. 63 year old Miriam who lives in Haselbury Plucknett is hoping to raise £2,000 for the maternity unit of a hospital in Nazareth. Miriam has made several previous visits to…


CHRISTMAS MORNING VISITS BY MAYOR AND TOWN CRIER

The Mayor of Crewkerne Kathy Head accompanied by Crewkerne’s Town Crier David Craner and Rotarian Robin Heyd-Smith visited patients at Crewkerne Hospital and elderly residents at Bowhayes Lodge, The Orchards and Rydderch House on Christmas morning, spreading seasonal joy and presenting tins of sweets and biscuits for all to enjoy….


ROTARY’S SANTA FLOAT COLLECTIONS RAISE £1,935 FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

The Rotary Club of Crewkerne District raised £1,935 for local charities in their Santa Float collections. Over six nights in the run up to Christmas, volunteers took the festive sleigh around Crewkerne, Merriott and Misterton, making sure that Father Christmas knew where to visit on Christmas Eve. Volunteers of all…


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POLICE APPEAL FOR HELP ON TWO RELATED INCIDENTS OF ASSAULT

Police are appealing for help on two incidents of assault that occurred on Saturday December 1st and are understood to be related. The second incident happened in South Street, Crewkerne at around 4.30 pm when a woman and child were seen running across the street with a man following them….


SEASONS GREETINGS

Crewkerne Headlines And Topics wishes all its readers, friends, followers and supporters a Joyous and Peaceful festive time and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.


AMAZING PRESCHOOL NATIVITY PLAY

The older children at Jigsaw Preschool took part in the Nativity play on Wednesday, which was described as “Amazing.” All the other children enjoyed joining in singing Christmas songs, followed by the preschool’s Christmas party and a visit by Father Christmas. Jigsaw Preschool would like to wish everyone a Merry…


CAROL SINGING IN THE RAIN

A group of singers from Crewkerne Churches braved the wintry weather when they performed a programme of Christmas carols in Falkland Square, sheltered from the heavy rain by the awnings of Crewkerne News. The festive singing brought joy to shoppers who had ventured out and to staff in the nearby…


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