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SEVEN COUNCILLORS RE-ELECTED TO SERVE ON TOWN COUNCIL

Seven of Crewkerne’s town councillors, who stood for re-election in the Parish Elections on May 2nd, have been voted in for a four year term of office. The town council elections which took place on the same day as district council elections, resulted in Councillors Mike Best, Robin Pailthorpe, current…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Crewkerne Library is hosting a week of creative activities and talks for all ages, beginning on Saturday May 11th and finishing on Saturday 18th. Books will also be on sale throughout the week. The first event in Get Creative is biscuit decorating and colouring for mindfulness in the morning on…


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LOCAL HISTORY GROUP FIRST VISITORS AT TWINEWORKS NEW CENTRE

Members of Crewkerne & District U3A’s Local History group were the first customers to visit the new visitors centre at Dawes Twineworks in West Coker. The party of 37 group members who were greeted by a guide wearing a tall Victorian top hat were divided into three groups as they…


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SUFFRAGETTE HUNGER STRIKE MEDAL UP FOR AUCTION

A silver Suffragette medal with the top bar marked For Valour, bottom bar dated February 10th 1914 and marked on one side Hunger Strike with the name Anna Lewis on the reverse, comes up for auction at Lawrences sales room in South Street on Thursday May 16th. The green, silver…


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MASK MAKING AND LOTS MORE AT MUSEUM

Children enjoyed free craft activities at Crewkerne & District Museum during the recent school holidays. Many of the youngsters chose to make masks with the cut out design for rabbits proving most popular. Events at the museum continue on Thursday May 9th with a presentation on the parish church and…


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CREWKERNE JUNIOR TRIATHLON PREPARES TO CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Preparations are underway to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Crewkerne Junior Triathlon on Sunday July 7th. The annual event which takes place in the Crewkerne Aqua Centre and on the Henhayes field, for safety and security, is organised by the Crewkerne Triathlon Management Group. Crewkerne’s Junior Triathlon is open to…


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STUDENTS MEMORABLE SKIING TRIP

Forty one students in Years 9 and 10 at Wadham School enjoyed skiing at the Boi Taull resort in Spain, during the Easter holidays. The students were accompanied by Mr Brunt, Miss Davison, Mr Huggett, Miss Middleton and Mrs Morgan. Boi Taull has the highest altitude for a ski resort…


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APPEAL FOR RETURN OF MASCOT AT NETWORK RAIL SAFETY BRIEFING

An appeal for the return of the Friends of Crewkerne Stations’ mascot was announced at a Network Rail safety briefing on the unused platform at Crewkerne Railway Station. The Friends metal leaping fox, unveiled at their Early Bird Open Day in April last year, has been removed without permission. Chairman…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

A brand new and exciting Music Theatre School begins classes for children in acting, singing and dancing at the Methodist Church in Crewkerne on Saturday April 27th. The Saturday classes organised by Helen Laxton will run from 9.30 – 11.30 am and are open to children 5 – 8 years…


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TWINNERS ENJOY COMPETING IN NEW AGE KURLING

A group of twinners and their friends enjoyed competing in New Age Kurling at the Tithe Barn in Merriott. The social evening, organised by Crewkerne & District Twinning Association, included some expert tuition in the game, which was adapted from Curling so that it could be played indoors on any…


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