March 2019

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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Crewkerne Museum reopens on Saturday April 6th at 10 am with the first special exhibition of the new season focusing on the story of Crewkerne Grammar School. Researchers have been busy over the winter months planning the exhibition. The volunteers at the museum have worked with the Old Crewkernians to…


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FLOWERS FOR YOUNG ARTISTS

Children from Year 1 at Perrott Hill School were each given a single stem Gerbera when they visited Twigs & Twine Floral Design to view their pictures in the shop window. Twigs & Twine in the George Shopping Centre invited children in the Nursery, Reception and Year 1 and 2…


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FRIENDS OF CREWKERNE STATION SIGN NEW COMMUNITY RAIL PARTNERSHIP

Friends of Crewkerne Station chairman Tony Reese welcomed the Community Rail Partnership manager Andrew Harrowell, local partnership officer Caroline Rowlands and Association of Community Rail Partnership representative Daniel Wright to Crewkerne Railway Station, on a volunteers working day to sign the new CRP agreement. The visiting group were able to…


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NAVY’S FLYING VISIT TO SCHOOL

Wadham School welcomed the air crew from an 825 NAS Wildcat when the helicopter landed in the school field on Monday March 18th. The Naval Air Squadron from RNAS Yeovilton showed students around the helicopter before giving a presentation at assemblies in the school hall. Pupils from Ashlands First School…


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FILM INSPIRES PLAN TO VISIT WATERMILLS

A film made by Crewkerne film makers the Anoraks, has inspired members of Martock & District U3A to visit watermills in Somerset and in Dorset. Filmed at various locations in 2014 by the Anoraks group, which is part of Crewkerne & District U3A, the film features mills still producing flour…


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LAST FIRE DRILL FOR LONG-SERVING FIREFIGHTER

Firefighter Rodney Hill has attended his last fire drill at Crewkerne Fire Station after nearly 30 years of service to Crewkerne and the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. Colleagues at the fire station on the Blacknell Trading Estate in Crewkerne gathered to wish him well in his retirement….


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

An Easter Family Bingo takes place at Ashlands First School in North Street on Thursday April 4th. Doors open at 5.30 pm for eyes down at 6 pm. Bingo books, strips and adult and kids flyers will be on sale. Refreshments are available and lots of ‘chocolatey prizes’ are ready…


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COMMUNITY CINEMA’S APRIL SCREENING FILMED AT DORSET BEAUTY SPOT

Crewkerne Community Cinema’s April screening was filmed at a Dorset beauty spot. On Chesil Beach will be presented by FilmCrew at the Wadham School auditorium on Friday April 5th at 7.30 pm. Based on Ian McEwan’s novel and adapted for the screen by the author, the 2017 British drama is…


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SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF MAKERS MARKET ALONGSIDE FARMERS MARKET

The first Crewkerne Makers Market successfully launched alongside the monthly Farmers Market at Henhayes Centre on Saturday March 16th. Due to the weather forecast predicting gale force winds and heavy rain, market coordinator Hannah Palmer decided to hold both indoors with the pop-up tearoom run by Can I Bake You…


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RESCHEDULED LIBRARY TALK GOES AHEAD WITH ADDED BONUS

A rescheduled talk and slide show by Oscar Davis at Crewkerne Library gave attendees an added bonus. Those who went along to ‘My Life And Work Abroad’ by the former Head of International Aid at the Red Cross each received a voucher entitling them to a 20% discount in the…


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