EVENTS

BARGAINS AVAILABLE AT ROTARY SHOP BEFORE IT CLOSES

Bargains are available at the Rotary Shop in Market Street before it closes on Saturday January 12th. Rotarians have reported a good footfall at their Christmas charity shop since it was officially opened by the Deputy Mayor Cllr Robin Pailthorpe on November 9th last year. Volunteers from the Rotary Club…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

A charity football match between mens and ladies sides, to support children with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) takes place on Saturday December 29th at Henhayes field. The event is being hosted by Crewkerne Rangers FC and kick off is at 2 pm. All monies raised will be donated to DEBRA UK,…


BOXING DAY PRAM RACE ENDS IN PHOTO FINISH

The Boxing Day Pram Race in Crewkerne ended in a photo finish with organisers the Lions Club of Crewkerne consulting mobile phone users to check which team crossed the line first. In a last minute push to win the race, the Hogwarts vehicle with team members Richard Hall, Dan Parsons,…


JOINT WINNERS IN THE SENIOR AND JUNIOR SECTIONS OF CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

Joint winners have been announced in the senior and junior sections of St Bartholomew’s Church Christmas Tree Festival. The theme of Christmas Films/Movies inspired a colourful variety of creative designs. 46 entries took part in the Christmas Tree festival with the Friends of Crewkerne Station’s Thomas The Tank and St…


LOCAL RAMBLER PLANS FIVE DAY SPONSORED TREK IN HOLY LAND

Local rambler Miriam Baker, who belongs to four local walking groups, is planning a five-day trek in the Holy Land. 63 year old Miriam who lives in Haselbury Plucknett is hoping to raise £2,000 for the maternity unit of a hospital in Nazareth. Miriam has made several previous visits to…


AMAZING PRESCHOOL NATIVITY PLAY

The older children at Jigsaw Preschool took part in the Nativity play on Wednesday, which was described as “Amazing.” All the other children enjoyed joining in singing Christmas songs, followed by the preschool’s Christmas party and a visit by Father Christmas. Jigsaw Preschool would like to wish everyone a Merry…


SCHOOL CHOIR SING FESTIVE SONGS FOR LEGION MEMBERS AND FRIENDS

St Bartholomew’s School choir with Mrs Alice Samuel sang festive songs for members and friends of the Crewkerne Branch of Royal British Legion at their Christmas social in the George Reynolds Centre. 26 children ranging in ages from four to nine, performed beautifully and encouraged the audience to sing along….


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

The Christmas Service for patients, staff and visitors at Crewkerne Community Hospital takes place on Wednesday December 19th at 2.30 pm. All are welcome to attend the service and enjoy mince pies and tea afterwards. Carols in the courtyard at the hospital will be held on Christmas Eve, Monday December…


FURTHER DISRUPTION TO TRAIN SERVICES AT BUSIEST TIME OF THE YEAR

Further disruption to train services on the main rail line between Waterloo and Exeter St Davids is expected at the busiest time of the year as Rail Union RMT announce three more dates of industrial strike action. No trains will run to or from Crewkerne Railway Station on Saturday December…


PUB TEAMS INVITED TO ENTER BOXING DAY PRAM RACE

Pub teams are invited to enter this year’s Boxing Day Pram Race, which takes place at approximately 11 am on Wednesday December 26th in Market Street. Speaking for the official organisers, Lesley Chudley of Crewkerne Lions Club said: “We are calling on local landlords and landladies to enter a pub…


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