RADIO TEAMS CLUE LEADS TO TOWN HALL

The second clue for the BBC Radio Somerset team led to Crewkerne Town Hall on Sunday morning. Although listeners on Clueless, presented by Richard Lewis, failed to solve where in Crewkerne ‘dizzy things could happen on the way to this forum’, Andy and Meg from BBC Somerset stopped off in Market Square. The duo who were competing against the clock with BBC Radio Bristol’s team Sasha and Martin spoke to passers by and interviewed professional singer, songwriter and storyteller Reg Meuross and organiser of the annual Midwinter Concert at St Bartholomew’s Church, Geraldine Clotworthy. Geraldine announced that the popular Christmastime concert with Reg and professional multi-talented musician Phil Beer, was once again a sell out with all 200 tickets sold in record time. Geraldine also mentioned how wonderful the inside of the Parish Church looks at this time of the year time with the spectacular displays of around 40 decorated tree entries in the Christmas Tree Festival, on until Saturday December 21st.

Reg Meuross who has helped to raise over £11,000 for the preservation of the church building over the years at the Midwinter concert, has around 14 albums to his name and will go on tour around the region next February with songs from Raw, his latest album. Andy and Meg were forced to pass on the clue and the letter S was selected from the word Christmas by Reg. They also received a forfeit and had to sing Away In A Manger outside of the town hall, which was chosen for them by radio colleague Matthew Faulkner who just happened to be out shopping in Crewkerne on the Sunday morning when antique shops were open offering mulled wine and mince pies. The Somerset team headed off looking for sprouts towards Ilminster. The Bristol team didn’t fare much better having managed to road block themselves earlier in a double jeopardy. Both teams failed to find all of the clues before the radio show finished with the final score of the day, Somerset four points and Bristol on three points. (Feature photo by Jeff Hutson)

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