A free shuttle bus, sponsored by the Antiques Bazaar and operated by volunteer drivers, is proving to be an asset to the town on monthly market days. The Crewkerne Voluntary Transport minibus is available on the third Saturday of the month, to coincide with the Farmers Market, Antiques & Vintage Market and Makers Market at the Henhayes car park and Henhayes Centre. Beginning at 9 am from the bus stop at Crewkerne Railway Station, the bus calls at the Antiques Bazaar in South Street and Henhayes area of the town along South Street and East Street routes.
Other confirmed bus stops along the southern route are at Winyards and Seaborough View, the top of Kit Hill, Lang Road/Bushfield, Severalls Park Avenue and Rhydderch Way. While the eastern route includes bus stops at Mount Pleasant (De Combe), Sycamore Drive and Bincombe Drive along Ashlands Road. The free bus operates on a loop system around Crewkerne until approximately 1 pm. Organiser of the monthly Saturday markets, Hannah Palmer said: “The free shuttle bus is proving to be a superb addition to the markets and allows locals to visit the town without the hassle of parking. The Antiques and Vintage Market got off to a great start last month. The atmosphere was enhanced by the talent of local musicians Chris and Becs and Guitarist On Wheels.”
The next Farmers Market, Antiques & Vintage Market and Makers Market takes place on Saturday May 18th, with the A & V market starting at 8 am and other markets beginning at 9 am but all finishing at 1 pm. This month’s Makers Market also sees the launch of Make And Take workshops, where visitors can experience a new skill, such as print making, floristry and origami. Friends of Crewkerne Station have invited Friends of Yeovil Junction, Sherborne, Templecombe, Gillingham and Tisbury stations, to take a trip down the line to Crewkerne for the Farmers Market and an Antiques Trail, with the free shuttle bus scheduled to meet the 08:48, 09:48 and 10:48 trains, to take rail passengers into town.