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LAST YEAR OF BELLING AND YELLING

Town Crier David Craner will call time on his ‘belling and yelling’ at the end of this year. David who has been the Town Crier in Crewkerne for 12 years, Beaminster for 10 years and Seaton for approximately seven years, will hang up his bell after the Lighting Up Night…

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UNHEARD OF FRENCH CALENDAR DATES EXPLAINED BY CHAIR

The Chair of Crewkerne & District U3A Sheila Seymour introduced members to the French Revolutionary Calendar at the organisations January meeting. Sheila explained that the new calendar was created in 1793, at the time of the guillotine when the King and Queen of France and hundreds of aristocrats were sentenced…


NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR HONOURED CITIZEN AWARD

Nominations are invited for this year’s Honoured Citizen Award by Crewkerne Town Council. The annual award which started in 1997 recognises members of the local community who have volunteered their services and given their time across the town, be it publicly or behind the scenes. Last year’s recipient of the…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Crewkerne Conservative Club are holding a charity Quiz Night on Sunday January 20th. Proceeds from the event which starts at 7 pm will help towards the cost of the trip to India by pupils at Maiden Beech Academy. Seven pupils and members of staff will be visiting the Sree Siddaganga…


JAPANESE CUISINE PROVES POPULAR ADDITION TO STREET FOOD

Japanese cuisine is proving to be a popular addition to the street food available in Crewkerne. Professional chef Hideki Koike who previously worked in AP rosette award pubs, hotels and restaurants in Cornwall before moving to South Somerset, opened his Japanese Pop-Up Takeaway at Barret Bros in Market Street on…


FIVE NOMINATIONS FOR MEMORIAL TROPHY AT RUNNERS AWARDS EVENING

Rebel Runners received five nominations for the Dave Carter Memorial Trophy at their annual awards evening, held in Oscars wine bar. The club’s main award, voted for by members and awarded for persistence, determination and commitment to the club, as well as their running, is in memory of fellow runner…


PARISH BOOK BACK IN STOCK AFTER DEMAND EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

A book that was launched at St Bartholomew’s Church at the beginning of December with an author signing day is back in stock after demand exceeded expectations. Crewkerne Parish – its Church and People, written by professional architect Peter Wingrave and illustrated with many new specially commissioned photographs taken by…


WALKING FOOTBALL TEAM LOOKING FOR NEW VENUE

Crewkerne & District U3A’s walking football team are looking for a new venue, as they have been advised that they can no longer use the 1610 Sports Centre at Wadham in Crewkerne, because it is reverting to a school facility with no community use. Crewkerne U3A’s walking footballers who have…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

A Japanese Pop-Up Takeaway will be open for business on several dates in January at Barrett Bros in Market Street. Kinori run by professional chef and company director Hideki Koike will be serving popular Japanese street food from the small retail unit next to the award winning family butchers shop….


RARE IRISH PROVINCIAL SILVER FREEDOM BOXES UP FOR AUCTION

Two rare Irish Provincial silver Freedom Boxes come up for sale at Lawrences Auctioneers on Tuesday January 15th. 18th Century freedom boxes were traditionally used for snuff and tobacco and were often given as presentation gifts and to bestow the freedom of a city as an honour. One of the…


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