May 2019

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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

The Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion are holding a D-Day Landing Event at Severalls Green on Sunday June 9th. Following a short service at 11 am, the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Normandy and D-Day Landings will continue with entertainment by the Ukulele Band…


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NEWSPAPER ADVERT LEADS TO DREAM HOLIDAY

An advert for Preferred Travel Services in the Western Gazette, led to a dream holiday for Crewkerne news reporter Ana Collingridge and her husband Graham. Ana had wanted to visit the Camargue region of France for over 30 years and the escorted holiday to Provence – Arles, Avignon & The…


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FABULOSO SPANISH EVENING AT DANCE HOUSE

The Spanish evening at The Dance House in Crewkerne was fabuloso, with acoustic guitarist Matthew Clark and Flamenco dancer Salud Botella performing to a full house. Una Noche Espanola (A Spanish Evening) began with Matthew, a talented musician based in East Coker, playing a selection of his own compositions. After…


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EXHIBITION BY FRENCH ARTISTS AT MUSEUM

Members and friends of Crewkerne and District Twinning Association are eagerly awaiting the arrival of visitors from the twin towns of Igny and Bures sur Yvette, who will be arriving on Thursday May 30th. This year, the group is bringing paintings by three of their local artists, two of whom…


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MAYOR ACCEPTS SECOND TERM OF OFFICE

Last years Mayor, Councillor Kathy Head accepted a second term of office at the first meeting of the new Crewkerne Town Council. The Mayor’s deputy, councillor Robin Pailthorpe also agreed to continue in his role, representing Crewkerne in her absence for another year. On the town council’s committees, chair of…


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SCHOOL CONGRATULATES MOON WALK TEAM ON COMPLETING CHARITY CHALLENGE

Wadham School have congratulated Kym Toms and her team for completing the London Moon Walk, uniting against breast cancer. Kym who is Wadham School’s Cover Manager, took part with three friends in the capital city’s most iconic night-time fundraising event. The local team completed the Full Moon Marathon of 26.2…


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FILM MAKERS LATEST MOVIE READY FOR SHOWING

The latest film made by local film makers Anorak Communications, about the Somerset Levels, is finished and ready for showing. For the first time, the Anoraks who are part of Crewkerne & District U3A, used a drone. Their latest piece of equipment came in handy for the filming of Anoraks…


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NEWS IN BRIEF AND DIARY DATES

A fundraising event to raise funds and awareness for the Henhayes Centre and all it offers to the community, raised in excess of £650. The Hank Marvin tribute act performed by Justin Daish received excellent revues. A spokesperson for the Henhayes Centre said: “A superb evening of live music and…


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YOUNGSTERS ENJOY MAKING SAND CASTLES DURING CREATIVE WEEK AT LIBRARY

Youngsters enjoyed making sand castles during Creative Week at Crewkerne Library. The fun activity, with a prize for the best built sand structure, followed an after school talk for children aged between seven and 12 years by author Dave Pretty. Dave is a former scout master who enjoyed telling ghost…


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SHOP MANAGER DRESSES UP FOR RED CROSS WEEK

The manager of the Red Cross shop in Crewkerne, Sarah Taylor dressed up as Minnie Mouse on May 10th, for the bucket shake during Red Cross Week. Red Cross Week is an annual event which celebrates the birth date of Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross. Staff from…


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