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SENSORY STORY TIME AT PRESCHOOL

Children at Jigsaw Preschool in Crewkerne learnt about the five senses during their story time with Kay Voizey of Crocodile Rock. Kay said: “This morning we had a quick trip to the moon and then entered the deep dark woods. We used all of our five senses to discover the…


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BISHOP VISITS PARISH CHURCH

The Bishop of Bath and Wells, Right Reverend Peter Hancock visited St Bartholomew’s Church where he blessed the restored West Window and the new audio-visual system. Regular church goers were joined by members of the Friends of St Bartholomew’s Church, who contributed £50,000 towards the cost of the restoration work….


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LAUNCH OF ACTING FROM SCRATCH CLASSES

Acting from Scratch classes are being launched this month, under the auspices of Crewkerne & District U3A by Ann Sutherland Cooke. Ann has spent a lifetime working in the theatre as an actor, casting director and performance director. She has also written a book entitled Acting Tips of the Trade….


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AGGRESSIVE NATURE OF SOME DOGS SPOILING BEAUTY SPOT

The aggressive nature of a few dogs being walked at Bincombe Beeches is spoiling the peacefulness of a Crewkerne nature reserve. Several incidents of dogs attacking other dogs has occurred at the beauty spot, known for its abundance of wild life and wild flowers, since the beginning of this year….


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Crewkerne Town Council held a one minutes silence in the Council Chamber on Monday January 28th for a former town councillor and former Mayor of Crewkerne. Mrs Helen Margaret Hall who was chairman of Crewkerne Town Council in 1982-1984 and Mayor of the town 1987-1988, sadly passed away on Monday…


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OPEN DAY AT CARE HOME

The Orchards in Crewkerne is holding an Open Day on Tuesday February 12th with a full programme of activities beginning with a coffee morning at 10 am. At 2.30 pm Daisy Chain Productions will provide live music and a chance to sing along and at 6 pm a cheese and…


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HENRY VIII LOOKALIKE TAKES ON ITV’S CHASER

Henry VIII lookalike Michael Farley took on the Chaser Paul Sinha on ITV’s quiz show and won. Michael whose stage name is Good King Hal lived in Crewkerne for many years before moving to Essex. He was well known for his appearances in regal costume at local events and a…


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SAMPLE U3A ACTIVITIES BEFORE MEMBERSHIP YEAR STARTS

Local people thinking of joining Crewkerne & District U3A before the membership year formally starts in April, can sample the group’s activities for £5. Membership is open to anyone of any age who is no longer in full time work. Most activities are based in and around Crewkerne with 45…


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HISTORIC INN TO RE-OPEN AS BOUTIQUE HOTEL FOR SUMMER

The owner of the Swan in Church Street is hoping to re-open the historic inn as a high quality boutique hotel with restaurant by this Summer. Julian Campbell said: “We are hopeful for a mid May opening.” The Grade II listed building in a conservation area, whose origins date back…


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LOCAL SINGER ENTERTAINS VISITORS WITH GOLDEN OLDIES

Local singer Victoria Starr entertained visitors to the Open Afternoon at Henhayes Centre with a medley of golden oldies. Everyone enjoyed singing along to the hits of yesteryear with a few people even taking to the dance floor. The social event organised by the board of volunteer trustees at the…


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