April 2019

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STUDENTS MEMORABLE SKIING TRIP

Forty one students in Years 9 and 10 at Wadham School enjoyed skiing at the Boi Taull resort in Spain, during the Easter holidays. The students were accompanied by Mr Brunt, Miss Davison, Mr Huggett, Miss Middleton and Mrs Morgan. Boi Taull has the highest altitude for a ski resort…


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APPEAL FOR RETURN OF MASCOT AT NETWORK RAIL SAFETY BRIEFING

An appeal for the return of the Friends of Crewkerne Stations’ mascot was announced at a Network Rail safety briefing on the unused platform at Crewkerne Railway Station. The Friends metal leaping fox, unveiled at their Early Bird Open Day in April last year, has been removed without permission. Chairman…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

A brand new and exciting Music Theatre School begins classes for children in acting, singing and dancing at the Methodist Church in Crewkerne on Saturday April 27th. The Saturday classes organised by Helen Laxton will run from 9.30 – 11.30 am and are open to children 5 – 8 years…


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TWINNERS ENJOY COMPETING IN NEW AGE KURLING

A group of twinners and their friends enjoyed competing in New Age Kurling at the Tithe Barn in Merriott. The social evening, organised by Crewkerne & District Twinning Association, included some expert tuition in the game, which was adapted from Curling so that it could be played indoors on any…


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SERIES OF CULTURE BITES ENDS WITH MASTER CLASS ON SHAKESPEARE

Crewkerne & District U3A’s inaugural season of Culture Bites, ended with a master class of Shakespearean detective work presented by Ann Sutherland Cooke. The weekly lectures on the Art Of, at the George Reynolds Centre, began in March with John Bartholomew presenting a talk on the Art of Opera. Other…


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REQUESTS FOR MORE FAMILY COFFEE MORNINGS AT LEGION HQ

The Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion have received requests to run more family coffee mornings, following the success of their Easter holiday event. Held at the Legion HQ in the George Reynolds Centre, the Easter coffee morning with crafts for children, raised £111.56. In comments made by parents…


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VEGAN & VEGETARIAN STREET FOOD BEGINS TRIAL PERIOD

An events caterer of vegan and vegetarian food begins a trial period tomorrow, operating from his catering van in the coach parking area of Henhayes car park. Mark Dobbinson, proprietor and main chef of O-Jas, will be in Crewkerne on Thursday evenings from approx 5 pm until 8.30 pm. Mark…


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CHURCH BELLS RING OUT IN SOLIDARITY WITH NOTRE DAME

Church bells at St Bartholomew’s Church rang out on Maundy Thursday to show solidarity with the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, which was devastated by fire on the evening of Monday April 15th. The bell team led by Tower Captain, Liz Hughes, rang peals of reverence for half an hour…


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HISTORIC INN REOPENS IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The White Hart in East Street reopened on Friday lunchtime, in time for the Easter holiday weekend trade. The public house which dates back to the mid 15th Century was the original site of the George Inn before it relocated in the town and was at one time known as…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Crewkerne In Bloom is asking for help, in the exciting challenge that lies ahead with Crewkerne entered into the South West In Bloom competition. The town’s entry is being coordinated by Crewkerne In Bloom, a friendly and enthusiastic band of volunteers who would welcome more volunteers to join the work…


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