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BOWLS ENGLAND VISIT SEVERALLS CLUB FOR CELEBRATION OF GREEN

A representative Bowls England side, led by 2019 President, Hazel Marke, visited Severalls Jubilee Bowls Club on June 11th for a celebratory match, to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the War Memorial Grounds. Severalls Farm was recommended for purchase by the War Memorial Committee on July 9th 1919, with the…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Inspired by a talk at Crewkerne & District U3A about the Canine Assistance charity, a group have decided to raise £5,000 for the training of an assistance dog. An afternoon event with a cream tea, will be held at the George Reynolds Centre on Sunday June 23rd from 2 pm…


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LEGION COMMEMORATES D-DAY LANDINGS AT SEVERALLS

The Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, at Severalls War Memorial and Green on Sunday June 9th. At 11 am a short service was held at the foot of the statue of the lone infantryman (Tommy) led by Reverend Jim Pearce….


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PRESIDENT OF LIONS CLUB AWARDED LIFE MEMBERSHIP AT CHARTER ANNIVERSARY

The President of Crewkerne Lions Club, Cecil Turner, was awarded a Life-Time Membership of Lions International at the 37th Charter Anniversary, held in Clapton Village Hall. Past District Governor, Lion David Atkins, presented Cecil with the award who in his acceptance speech said: “Not so much Duracell these days,” referring…


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JURY’S VERDICT ON PAST MURDER TRIALS HAILED A SUCCESS

The verdict of the Crewkerne jury on award-winning crime writer Diane Janes’ presentation of two past real-life murder trials, was hailed a success. Twelve people sat on the jury to hear two cases, one dating from 1961 and the other from 1924. Both cases were presented by Diane Janes at…


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TWINNERS WELCOME FRENCH PARTY IN TOWN AND AT CROSSROADS

Crewkerne & District Twinning Association welcomed new and long-term friends from Igny and Bures-sur-Yvette in France, to Crewkerne. While the majority of the French party chose to travel to the town by coach, four of the group cycled across land from their homes near Paris and on arrival in England,…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

The first of a series of Guided Walks around the town, organised by Crewkerne Museum, takes place on Tuesday June 25th at 10 am. The group will meet first at the museum for tea or coffee and take a look around the museum’s galleries before setting off on the historical…


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STRONG START FOR JUNIOR RUNNERS IN 5K RACE

Junior runners in this year’s Crewkerne 5K Race, made a strong start from the line outside of Crewkerne Town Hall, after being counted down by MC Derek Boles. First home, improving on second place in last year’s 5K, was Rocco Sughayer in a time of around 28 minutes. The second…


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COOL BREEZE FOR START OF CREWKERNE 10K RACE

Runners in Sunday’s Crewkerne 10K Race, now in its 39th year, had a cool breeze behind them as they set off from the starting line at Pople’s Well. With the lead motor-cyclist in position and marshals stationed along the route at drink stations, MC Derek Boles counted the 177 runners…


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CREWKERNE AWARENESS CELEBRATES 7TH ANNIVERSARY

Crewkerne AWareness has celebrated its 7th Anniversary. The spiritual group, which meets monthly at the Unitarian Chapel hall in Hermitage Street, welcomed guest speaker Pippa Handley-Cooke from Plymouth for its extra special meeting. During Pippa’s talk on Cosmic Vibrations, she introduced the group to the range of essences which she…


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