September 2019

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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Classical Music Concert/ Family Theatre Show October’s Concerts in the West classical music tour features two of the UK’s most talented young musicians, Nathaniel Boyd and Simon Lane, who will be playing at The Dance House in Crewkerne On Saturday October 5th from 7.30 pm. Cellist Nathaniel Boyd is an…


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ECLECTIC MIX OF FINDS ON DISPLAY AT MUSEUM EXHIBITION

An eclectic mix of finds is on display in Crewkerne Museum’s current exhibition, Hidden Collection. Chosen by the volunteers, many of the artefacts are being displayed for the first time, revealing the varied history of Crewkerne through the ages. The earliest finds date back to Roman times and include a…


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COMMUNITY CO-OPERATIVE SHARE FUTURE PLANS FOR LAND ADJOINING ALLOTMENTS

A Community Co-operative who have developed allotments at Lyewater, shared their future plans for the adjoining land with visitors at a recent open day. Over the past eight to nine years, the group of local residents have been busy clearing the blackthorn bushes to establish a number of allotments and…


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HELP RESEARCHING FAMILY HISTORY AT CEMETERY OPEN DAY

Visitors at this year’s Open Day in Townsend Cemetery received help as always, in locating family graves, with the assistance of Crewkerne Town Clerk, Peter Davidson and local funeral director Tracey Warren of Stoodley & Son. The annual event, when the historic burial records are on display in the chapel,…


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FILM MAKERS APPEAL FOR INFORMATION ON SECRET ARMY

The Anoraks who are part of Crewkerne & District U3A, are appealing for information on Churchill’s Secret Army. The secret army was set up in the wake of the evacuation of the Army from Dunkirk in 1940 and it is believed that some of those who were recruited came from…


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RESIDENTS INVITED TO COMMENT ON ENVIRONMENT WORKING GROUP SURVEY

Residents in Crewkerne are invited to take part and leave additional comments on the Environment Working Group survey, which can be accessed via the town council’s homepage www.crewkerne-tc.gov.uk Crewkerne Town Council are looking to become carbon neutral by 2030 by cutting their carbon emissions and are encouraging the local community…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Community Radio Station Goes Live/Somerset Author Talk At Library Community broadcasts from Fresh Radio go live through the internet on September 30th at 6 pm. Volunteer presenter Robbie Hunter and his team of volunteers will offer a wide selection of live and recorded shows, weekdays and at weekends, covering a…


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STATION FRIENDS AND PASSENGERS SAY FOND FAREWELL TO BOOKING CLERK

Friends of Crewkerne Station, passengers and managers from South Western Railway, wished booking office clerk Judy Kyle a fond farewell on her last day of duty. Judy who was one of the longest serving booking office clerks on the Salisbury to Exeter line, having worked for the railways for 19…


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POPULAR AND WELL KNOWN ARTIST PASSES AWAY

Popular and well known professional artist, David Brackston, has passed away at the age of 83 years. David and his wife Diana came to live in Crewkerne 17 years ago, where they made many friends and created treasured memories with the local community. Our reporter first met David 12 years…


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COMMUNITY SAFETY EVENT COMING BACK TO FALKLAND SQUARE

The Community Safety Event will be back in Falkland Square this year, on Friday September 27th from 9.30 am until 12.30 pm. The annual event is organised by Crewkerne Town Council’s Community Safety Group, a local action group that is recognised by Mendip and Somerset Community Safety Partnership. It was…


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