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SERIES OF CULTURE BITES ENDS WITH MASTER CLASS ON SHAKESPEARE

Crewkerne & District U3A’s inaugural season of Culture Bites, ended with a master class of Shakespearean detective work presented by Ann Sutherland Cooke. The weekly lectures on the Art Of, at the George Reynolds Centre, began in March with John Bartholomew presenting a talk on the Art of Opera. Other…


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REQUESTS FOR MORE FAMILY COFFEE MORNINGS AT LEGION HQ

The Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion have received requests to run more family coffee mornings, following the success of their Easter holiday event. Held at the Legion HQ in the George Reynolds Centre, the Easter coffee morning with crafts for children, raised £111.56. In comments made by parents…


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VEGAN & VEGETARIAN STREET FOOD BEGINS TRIAL PERIOD

An events caterer of vegan and vegetarian food begins a trial period tomorrow, operating from his catering van in the coach parking area of Henhayes car park. Mark Dobbinson, proprietor and main chef of O-Jas, will be in Crewkerne on Thursday evenings from approx 5 pm until 8.30 pm. Mark…


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CHURCH BELLS RING OUT IN SOLIDARITY WITH NOTRE DAME

Church bells at St Bartholomew’s Church rang out on Maundy Thursday to show solidarity with the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, which was devastated by fire on the evening of Monday April 15th. The bell team led by Tower Captain, Liz Hughes, rang peals of reverence for half an hour…


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HISTORIC INN REOPENS IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The White Hart in East Street reopened on Friday lunchtime, in time for the Easter holiday weekend trade. The public house which dates back to the mid 15th Century was the original site of the George Inn before it relocated in the town and was at one time known as…


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NEWS IN BRIEF & DIARY DATES

Crewkerne In Bloom is asking for help, in the exciting challenge that lies ahead with Crewkerne entered into the South West In Bloom competition. The town’s entry is being coordinated by Crewkerne In Bloom, a friendly and enthusiastic band of volunteers who would welcome more volunteers to join the work…


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VILLAGERS HAVE MURDER ON THEIR MINDS IN NEXT CUDOS PRODUCTION

Villagers have murder on their minds in the next CUDOS production. Agatha Crusty And The Village Hall Murders opens in the Victoria Hall on Wednesday May 8th at 7.30 pm. Agatha Crusty is a crime novelist who is very adept at solving crimes. When her sister-in-law Alice Fogg invites her…


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CHEQUE PRESENTATION TO ROYAL BRITISH LEGION FOR POPPY APPEAL

A cheque for £150 was presented to the Crewkerne Branch of the Royal British Legion at the Antiques Bazaar on April 7th. The money was raised for the Poppy Appeal by ex-serviceman Keith Chinn, who has a unit at the antiques and vintage centre at the Old Textile Mill in…


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CRIME WRITER TO HELP JURY DECIDE VERDICT

Award winning crime writer Diane Janes is coming to Crewkerne, to present six real life murder trials and ask the question, Guilty or Not Guilty? In You The Jury, which is being organised by Crewkerne & District U3A, Diane will present evidence over three days, from half a dozen murder…


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WEDDING FAIR ATTRACTS MORE VISITORS AND RAISES £800 FOR CHARITY

Crewkerne Wedding Fair attracted more visitors this year and raised £800 for charity. The annual event in the 15th Century parish church of St Bartholomew’s, which provides a spectacular and historical venue, was organised by Ann Cossins. Charitable donations were extended to a third worthy cause this year, with St…


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