REMEMBERING FATAL PLANE CRASH 50 YEARS AGO

Today marks 50 years since the fatal plane crash at Vinney Bridge which claimed two lives and left garage owner Ronald Meecham with horrific burns. Tuesday October 1st 1968 began as a normal working day at the Regent petrol station on South Street. At lunchtime Ron’s daughter Christine left the…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Scenes of Crewkerne during the snow in March this year have been chosen as the theme for this year’s official town council Christmas cards which will be sent by the Mayor, Cllr Mrs Kathy Head. Although Crewkerne Town Council are unable to pay for the pictures, anyone who sends in…


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FREE INTERACTIVE INFORMATION SESSION TO LEARN ABOUT DEMENTIA

A free interactive information session to learn how dementia affects a person and what anyone can do to make a difference takes place at Henhayes Community Centre on Wednesday October 10th at 6 pm. Become A Dementia Friend, an Alzheimer’s Society initiative is being presented by Mr Ashley Gray, director…


LIFETIME AMBITION TO FLY SPITFIRE TAKES OFF

A Spitfire flew over the town earlier this month when Ron Spencer of Crewkerne realised a lifetime ambition. Ron was only nine years old when the Second World War began. He joined the Royal Air Force when he was old enough and served in the Air Torpedo Development Unit at…


HOSPITAL GARDEN IN MEMORY OF CARING AND CONSIDERATE NURSE OFFICIALLY OPENED

The newly updated garden at Crewkerne Hospital was officially opened by Marcus Fysh MP. The garden is called Penny’s Garden in memory of Penny Studley, a nurse who died of cancer while in service. Speaking on behalf of Penny’s family, her son Lloyd said they were overwhelmed that three years…


WORLD OF FAERIES EXPLORED AT U3A MONTHLY MEETING

The world of faeries was explored at the monthly meeting of Crewkerne & District U3A. Guest speaker Brian Wright pointed out that streams and wells are among the most common places where they are to be found. Brian said: “There are no less than 170 faeries varieties in British myth….


CEMETERY OPEN DAY DELIVERS ON HISTORY AND FAMILY RESEARCH

The open day at Townsend Cemetery delivered on history with two interesting and informative talks and a guided tour around the burial grounds by Tracey Warren, funeral director at Stoodley & Son. The burial records from when the cemetery first opened in 1874 were available for family research with many…


SANDPIT PLAY AREA FENCED OFF AS BADGERS CAUSE SAFETY CONCERNS

The sandpit in the children’s play area at Happy Valley has been fenced off due to badgers causing safety concerns. Badgers have excavated a sleeping chamber under the sandpit with the entrance to the sett now visible at ground level. Crewkerne Town Council have applied for a licence from Natural…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Crewkerne Fire Station is currently looking for new recruits to join the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service as On-Call Firefighters. No qualifications are needed but applicants must be aged 18 years or over, able to respond from home or work within five minutes, be physically and medically fit…


CREWKERNE END OF SUMMER SHOW RAISES £1,800 FOR CHARITY

Crewkerne End Of Summer Show has raised £1,800 for charity. The amount will be donated to St Margaret’s Hospice and Alzheimer’s Research UK. The one day event which included a Horse & Pony Show and Companion Dog Show was organised by Jess Dalwood and her mother Hazel. It was held…


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