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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Somerset Sight is hosting a fun evening with the phenomenal creator of Glastonbury Festival, Michael Eavis, in the Tithe Barn at Haselbury Mill on September 12th. Michael will talk about his varied life, including how he got to where he is today, his life as a dairy farmer and the…


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FAMILIES HAVE FUN AT LEGION COFFEE AND CRAFTS MORNING

Families had fun at the Crewkerne Branch of Royal British Legion coffee and crafts morning, held in the George Reynolds Centre. Various crafts were prepared by Sandie Smith, the Branch Community Support representative to keep children busy and other members helped the youngsters to make masks, origami tanks, paper flowers,…


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SPONSORS OF 10K RUN PRESENT CHEQUE TO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The sponsors of the annual Crewkerne 10K Run, organised by Crewkerne Running Club, have presented a cheque for £2,000 to their chosen charity, Somerset Community Foundation. The presentation was made to Laura Blake by Sarah Warren of Stokes Partners LLP. The money raised from this year’s 10K will go into…


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VIRTUAL REALITY AND ROBOTICS DAY ENJOYED BY ALL

A virtual reality and robotics day at Crewkerne Library was enjoyed by all ages. Hosted by Olly Hellis, Somerset Libraries Digital Development Officer, activities included making a NASA spanner on the 3D printer, originally designed at the International Space Station, working with the Ollie drone, using a 3D scanner, colouring…


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PRESCHOOL RAFFLE IN MEMORY OF COLLEAGUE

Jigsaw Preschool’s raffle and other fundraising events, in memory of a colleague and dear friend, raised £751.00 for Melanoma UK. A spokesperson for Jigsaw Preschool said: “This charity is very close to our hearts as two years ago we lost our very dear colleague Dawn Best to melanoma.” Dawn’s family…


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PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP VISIT HISTORIC ABBEY AND ICONIC HILL

Fifteen members of Crewkerne & District U3A’s photography group visited Shaftesbury Museum and Gardens, housed in the grounds of a former abbey and founded by King Alfred more than 1100 years ago. The group saw the excavation work, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which is taking place to uncover…


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CHARTER FAIR PREPARATIONS WELL UNDERWAY

Preparations for Crewkerne Charter Fair are well underway by volunteers from the Rotary Club of Crewkerne District. The annual event which consists of a street market, entertainment and a fun fair, takes place on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September. Market stalls run by local traders and organisations will be…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Bowls Club Pairs Competition/ Traditional English Songs & Tunes At King William 24 players participated in the annual club pairs competition at Severalls Jubilee Bowls Club. Each team played four matches with four ends, with the final match having five ends. The matches began with much competitive spirit and strong…


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SPECTATORS LINE STATION PLATFORM TO SEE STEAM TRAIN

Spectators lined the platform at Crewkerne Railway Station on Saturday to see the Atlantic Coast Express hauled by steam engine 35028 Clan Line pass through on its journey to Exeter. The historic occasion was captured on camera by Friends Of Crewkerne Station historian Mike Frackiewicz. The speed of which the…


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FIREFIGHTER RETIRES AFTER 20 YEARS SERVICE

Crewkerne Firefighter Kelvin Marshall has retired after 20 years service to the local community and to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. Kelvin was presented with a long service certificate and a ceremonial statue of a firefighter at the end of his last shift at Station 77 in Crewkerne….


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