January 2019

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OPEN DAY AT CARE HOME

The Orchards in Crewkerne is holding an Open Day on Tuesday February 12th with a full programme of activities beginning with a coffee morning at 10 am. At 2.30 pm Daisy Chain Productions will provide live music and a chance to sing along and at 6 pm a cheese and…


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HENRY VIII LOOKALIKE TAKES ON ITV’S CHASER

Henry VIII lookalike Michael Farley took on the Chaser Paul Sinha on ITV’s quiz show and won. Michael whose stage name is Good King Hal lived in Crewkerne for many years before moving to Essex. He was well known for his appearances in regal costume at local events and a…


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SAMPLE U3A ACTIVITIES BEFORE MEMBERSHIP YEAR STARTS

Local people thinking of joining Crewkerne & District U3A before the membership year formally starts in April, can sample the group’s activities for £5. Membership is open to anyone of any age who is no longer in full time work. Most activities are based in and around Crewkerne with 45…


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HISTORIC INN TO RE-OPEN AS BOUTIQUE HOTEL FOR SUMMER

The owner of the Swan in Church Street is hoping to re-open the historic inn as a high quality boutique hotel with restaurant by this Summer. Julian Campbell said: “We are hopeful for a mid May opening.” The Grade II listed building in a conservation area, whose origins date back…


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LOCAL SINGER ENTERTAINS VISITORS WITH GOLDEN OLDIES

Local singer Victoria Starr entertained visitors to the Open Afternoon at Henhayes Centre with a medley of golden oldies. Everyone enjoyed singing along to the hits of yesteryear with a few people even taking to the dance floor. The social event organised by the board of volunteer trustees at the…


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SAFETY MEASURES FOR BUSY ROAD JUNCTION UNDER CONSIDERATION

Highways at Somerset County Council are considering a proposal for safety measures on the road, at the busy junction between East Street/Market Street/North Street. The idea to improve traffic flow at the junction, which regularly becomes congested even in the quieter months of the year and at off peak times…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Organic Rhythm are hosting a Fun Drumming Day at Crewkerne Community Church on Saturday February 2nd. Described as “a great stress release, and chance to learn something new in a relaxed and friendly class,” organisers are requesting bookings beforehand to ensure a space is reserved. Beginners and those with some…


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AWARD WINNING START TO CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT PROGRAMME

A new series of concerts that will see some of Europe’s most talented young musicians perform in Crewkerne, begins next month. The first concert at The Dance House on February 16th at 7.30 pm, features the award winning Trio Sora of Magdalena Geka (violin), Pauline Chenais (piano) and Angele Legasa…


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PRESCHOOL CHILDREN HELP PROTECT BIRDS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Youngsters at Jigsaw Preschool in Crewkerne have been learning about the different types of birds that visit their gardens. The children have also been making bird feeders and enjoyed going out into the field near their preschool, where they spotted crows, seagulls, pigeons, sparrows, a thrush, blackbird and blue tit….


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MUSEUM REQUESTS GRAMMAR SCHOOL MEMORABILIA AND STORIES

Although months away before Crewkerne & District Museum opens its door for the 2019 season on April 6th, researchers are planning the first special exhibition of the year which will look at the history of Crewkerne School, the Grammar School whose foundation began in 1499 and today exists as Wadham…


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