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LOCAL GEOLOGY GROUP VISIT ONE OF EUROPE’S IMPORTANT CAVE SYSTEMS

Members of Crewkerne & District U3A’s Geology Group visited one of the most important paleolithic cave systems in Europe when they travelled to Kents Cavern near Torquay. The group were taken on a guided tour of the caves, sculpted by nature from the Devonian limestone formed 370 million years ago,…


SUMMER FOOD FESTIVAL APPROVED BY TOWN COUNCIL

A proposal by Eat Festivals to hold a one day food and drinks festival in Crewkerne next July has been approved by Crewkerne Town Council. Co-directors Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds delivered a power-point presentation to councillors at their monthly meeting of the full town council on Monday evening. The…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Following the public consultation on the proposed residential development off Station Road, in the Old Stagecoach Inn earlier this month, a set of the information boards will be on display in the LIC at the town hall from Monday November 26th. The initial development proposals for the arable land site,…


ALL SET TO LIGHT UP TOWN CENTRE FOR CHRISTMAS TIME

The Crewkerne Christmas Committee have been busy preparing for Lighting Up Night on Friday November 30th. Victoria Hall will once again be the venue for the popular craft fayre, beginning at 5.30 pm and charity stalls will be in Falkland Square. Food and drink, including a hog roast, bacon butties,…


SPECTACULAR RAINBOW FOR FINAL JOURNEY

A spectacular rainbow appeared in the sky on Wednesday afternoon as Doreen O’Brien began her final journey. Doreen formerly of Honiton and widow of Jeremiah, had lived with her daughter Ana and son-in-law Graham in Crewkerne for the last four years. She was a regular attendant on Sundays for Catholic…


PAYING RESPECTS AT POPPY OF HONOUR OUTSIDE TOWN HALL

The community of Crewkerne turned up to pay their respects at the Poppy Of Honour when it visited Crewkerne. The giant poppy which stands over 8ft tall was sited for the day outside of the town hall in Market Square. Terry Williams of Henstridge who came up with the idea…


U3A MEMBERS HEAR ABOUT OLDEST BLOOD DELIVERY SERVICE

Members of Crewkerne & District U3A heard about the oldest blood delivery service, run by volunteers, at their November meeting. Guest speaker Martin Surrey chairman of Yeovil Freewheelers, which was founded in 1978 by Cecil Turner, said: “During that first year we had just one call. It was disheartening but…


AUDIENCE JOIN IN 1940 SONGS AT SPECIAL ROYAL BRITISH LEGION BRANCH EVENT

The audience joined in singing 1940’s songs at a special event, hosted by the Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion at the George Reynolds Centre. Guest performers The Decadettes, a Dorset based vintage singing group, proved a huge hit as everyone toasted the success of this year’s Remembrance services,…


LEVEL OF COMMUNITY ACCESS TO SPORTS CENTRE MAY BE REDUCED

The level of community access to Crewkerne Sports Centre at Wadham may be reduced when it is transferred to Wadham School at the beginning of next year. Somerset County Council has recommended that it should stop commissioning eight leisure centres currently run by 1610 Limited, at school sites, when the…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Anyone who has suffered a loss or is supporting someone through a loss is welcome to attend Coping With Christmas at Henhayes Centre on Thursday November 22nd from 6 pm – 8 pm. The free event, providing support for the bereaved to help with the Christmas period, is being hosted…


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