July 2019

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ROTARY’S SUCCESSFUL SHOWCASE OF YOUTH COMPETITIONS COMING BACK NEXT YEAR

A showcase of Rotary International’s Youth Competitions and work with teenagers, proved to be a success and will be back next year. The promotional event held at Stanchester Academy in Stoke-sub-Hamdon was organised by Robin Heyd-Smith of the Rotary Club of Crewkerne and supported by member clubs in District 1200….


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PROPOSALS FOR SEVERALLS TENNIS COURTS

The future of Severalls Tennis Courts was discussed by the War Memorial Commemoration Trust on Monday evening in the Council Chamber. The tennis courts have remained closed due to safety concerns of the playing surface which needs upgrading. Short term proposals put forward at the meeting included refurbishing both and…


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GEOLOGY GROUP ENJOY GUIDED TOUR OF DARTMOOR QUARRIES

A local geology group, which is part of Crewkerne & District U3A, were given a guided tour of the old Meldon limestone quarries near Okehampton on the edge of Dartmoor. Quarrying began there about 1790 when the limestone was needed for building and agricultural purposes. During the group’s tour they…


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POPULAR GARDEN EVENT RAISES £1,500 FOR AIR AMBULANCE

A garden event, hosted by Peter and Barbara Woodward at Wayford Vineyard, raised £1,500 for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. The Pig Roast which was supported by Crewkerne Freemasons, the Rotary Club of Crewkerne and Crewkerne Lions Club was attended by around 150 guests and those unable to attend made…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

The Summer Fete at Bowhayes Lodge in Orchard Rise on Saturday August 10th from 11 am until 3 pm, will include a live performance by the Stoke-sub-Hamdon Brass Band. Other attractions include a cake stall, tombola, raffle and a Lucky Dip for children. Teas, coffees and ice-creams will be available…


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CALENDAR EVENT FOR STEAM ENGINE ENTHUSIASTS

A calendar event for steam engine enthusiasts and families looking to get a glimpse of an historic mode of rail transport has been announced by UK Rail Tours. The Atlantic Coast Express hauled by the steam engine, the 35028 Clan Line, will pass through Crewkerne Railway Station on Saturday August…


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WINNING CAKE DESIGN AND TASTERS OF HISTORIC BREW COMPLIMENT FESTIVAL

A winning cake design to celebrate Somerset Farmers Market 20th anniversary and tasters of an historic brew at Crewkerne & District Museum complimented the Food & Drinks Festival, organised by Eat Festivals and offering quality produce from over 60 stalls. 52 entries were received in the school cake competition which…


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CHARITY FRIENDS GRATEFUL FOR GENEROUS DONATIONS

Crewkerne & District Friends of Cancer Research UK are very grateful for the generous donations received during their annual collection day in Crewkerne. A total of £491.27 was raised during the street collection on July 12th with volunteers at various points in the town centre and a promotional stand for…


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CHARITY SHOP CELEBRATES 1ST ANNIVERSARY WITH CAKE STALL

Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s charity shop in Crewkerne celebrated its 1st Anniversary with a Saturday cake stall outside of the town hall. Local children had the opportunity to meet the charity mascot Freddy Ferne in the morning and the stall raised £125.00 to support the work of Ferne Animal Sanctuary near…


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PRESCHOOL LEAVERS ENJOY THEIR LAST STORY SESSION

Preschool leavers at Jigsaw Preschool in Crewkerne enjoyed their last story session with Kay Voizey of Crocodile Rock at the end of term. The older children who will start at a First School in September, have shared the book Mr Big by Ed Vere and learnt about emotions during their…


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