May 2019

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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

A street collection in Crewkerne for Christian Aid on Friday May 17th, raised £412.43 in donations. Christian Aid Week unites churches throughout Britain and Ireland, working globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty and striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or…


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GUINEA PIG VISITS PRESCHOOL

Youngsters at Jigsaw Preschool in Crewkerne have been learning about caring for animals and each other, in their weekly Crocodile Rock story sessions with Kay Voizey. The children have enjoyed sharing the stories by author Oliver Jeffers through songs and as a special end of school term treat, they were…


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COMMUNITY RAIL PARTNERSHIP ARRANGES TRIP TO FARMERS MARKET AND ANTIQUES TRAIL

Chair of Blackmore Vale Community Rail Partnership, Gail Coleshill, invited other station friends from outside of Crewkerne to visit the town and sample its monthly Farmers Market and Antiques Trail. The trip was supported by South Western Railway, who provided special rail tickets to travel to Crewkerne from other BVCRP…


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U3A MEMBERS RECEIVE ADVICE ON WILLS

Members of Crewkerne & District U3A received advice on making a Will and keeping up to date with legislation at their monthly meeting in the George Reynolds Centre. Solicitors from Humphries Kirk, a law firm with an office in the town, said it was important to “review the Will regularly…


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RESIDENTS INVITED TO ENTER FRONT OF HOUSE GARDEN COMPETITION

Residents in Crewkerne are invited to enter a prize competition, with classes for hanging basket, window box and front of house. The competition has been organised by Crewkerne In Bloom in conjunction with the town’s entry in this year’s South West in Bloom. Three prizes for each class have been…


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NEWLY ELECTED MEP POPULAR PUBLIC SPEAKER

One of the newly elected Members of the European Parliament is a popular public speaker, who visited Crewkerne two years ago. Ann Widdecombe who retired from politics at the 2010 General Election, is a former Shadow Health Secretary and Shadow Home Secretary, who was guest speaker for Crewkerne & District…


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LION PRESIDENT TAKES TEA AT QUEEN’S GARDEN PARTY

The President of Crewkerne Lions Club, Cecil Turner, was honoured for a life time of charity work when he was invited to the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. Cecil joined the Lions late in life, at the age of 70 years, when he came to talk to the club…


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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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