Crewkerne’s Christmas Market, organised by the Town Council in conjunction with the Crewkerne Christmas Committee was full of festive cheer. A variety of stalls outside the town hall and in Market Square offered a wide selection of home-made gifts, including jewellery, hats, bags and cushions. There was also a selection of quality wines on sale from Wayford Vineyard and Somerset cheeses, pickles and jams. 1st Crewkerne Scouts provided hot food and Santa and his helper from Crewkerne Lions Club arrived in their festive sleigh.
Traders and local organisations which included the Men’s Shed selling hand-crafted cheese boards and decorative mirrors joined in the festive spirit. Children were able to see a Thomas the tank engine and model railway in action at the Friends of Crewkerne Station information stall and students from Maiden Beech Academy, taking part in Rotary’s Big Pitch, sold magical keys and home-made gifts for charity.
The Christmas Market was one of the best ever with the fine weather encouraging more visitors and a steady flow of customers throughout the morning and up until the market closed at 2 pm. Deputy Town Clerk Laura Gowers said: “The weather stayed fine and the sun shone for us. There was Christmas buzz and lovely things on offer. It’s always a great place to do some last minute shopping and a big thank you to all our wonderful traders this year.”