FREEMASONS GENEROUS DONATION TAKES RELAY FOR LIFE TOTAL TO OVER 60K

A generous donation of £1,000 from the Three Counties Freemasons has taken the total raised for Cancer Research UK in this year’s Relay For Life to an incredible £61,000. Event chair Louise Smith was presented with the cheque for £1,000 by the current Master of the Parrett & Axe Lodge…


PARISHIONERS MOURN LOSS OF PRIEST WHO DIED SUDDENLY ON A PILGRIMAGE

Catholic parishioners in Crewkerne, Chard and Ilminster are mourning the loss of Father Basil Postlethwaite, who died suddenly while leading a 10 day Camino retreat at Valenca do Minho in Portugal. Father Basil came to the parish of English Martyrs St Joseph and St Peter in Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne…


POPULAR GARDEN AREA HONOURS ONE OF CREWKERNE’S INDUSTRIAL FOUNDING FATHERS

A popular garden area where workers often stop for a picnic lunch and shoppers take a rest, honours one of Crewkerne’s industrial founding fathers. The garden area in South Street is planted and maintained by Marshall-James Garden Development Ltd for Crewkerne Town Council with matched funding from the Market Towns…


SOUTH WEST ENGLAND’S AFRICAN CARIBBEAN THEATRE COMPANY TO VISIT CREWKERNE

The South West England’s African Caribbean Theatre Company will visit Crewkerne on Thursday October 12th. Tangle Theatre Company, whose administrative office is based at Take Art in South Petherton, will be performing their latest touring production of Renaissance: No One Is An Island, at two different venues in the town….


BUSY RAFT RACING SEASON FOR WINE BAR TEAM

Oscars wine bar raft racing team have had a busy season, competing in races across Devon, Somerset and Dorset, having a lot of fun and raising money for charity. One of the most scenic races took place on the moat at the Bishop’s Palace in Wells, famously known for its…


BANK CHANGES OPENING HOURS IN YEAR OF 150TH ANNIVERSARY

Lloyds Bank in Market Square is changing its opening hours from Monday October 2nd. The new opening hours will see the bank open 30 minutes later on weekdays at 10 am and close at 3 pm. The Crewkerne branch of the bank is celebrating its 150th Anniversary of being in…


TWINNING CHAIRMAN PREPARES TO STEP DOWN AT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The chairman of Crewkerne Twinning Association is preparing to step down at the Annual General Meeting. The AGM will be held at the Heritage Centre above Crewkerne Museum on Thursday October 19th at 7 pm. Cheryl Newman has chaired the twinning group for 10 years and the voluntary role is…


ROTARIANS STREET COLLECTION BUYS WATER SURVIVAL BOXES FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS

The Rotary Club of Crewkerne’s street collection raised £400, with gift aid and a donation from the club, bringing the total to £600. This has enabled them to buy four water survival boxes which will be sent to the Caribbean islands that bore the brunt of the destructive hurricane Irma….


STEAM TRAIN VISITS STATION ON FRIENDS OPEN DAY

An historic engine, the 35028 Clan Line passed through Crewkerne Railway Station, pulling the Atlantic Coast Express, on the same day that the Friends of Crewkerne Station were holding their Open Day. One of the Friends, history group leader Michael Frackiewicz, had set up a photographic exhibition in the waiting…


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