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Gun dog displays and pint-sized racing at Wincanton Racecourse's Countryside Day

Wed 17 Oct '18, 19:01
By Lucy Johnson
Gun dog displays and pint-sized racing at Wincanton Racecourse's Countryside Day

On the last day of half term, it’s free to attend for everyone under 18 and there will be plenty of entertainment for the whole family, with gun dogs and ferrets in addition to the horse racing, and lots of other activities for kids.

Wincanton Library bucks the trend

Sun 14 Oct '18, 13:44
By Penny Ashton
Wincanton Library bucks the trend

It's no surprise that use of Somerset's libraries has been dwindling over recent years, but you may be pleasantly surprised to hear that Wincanton's Library has been proving its worth of late, with a visitor boost during the first half of this year, perhaps due to all the activities for kids that have been going on.

The Poppy of Honour will be unveiled in Wincanton this Saturday

Thu 4 Oct '18, 19:12
By John Smith
The Poppy of Honour will be unveiled in Wincanton this Saturday

On Saturday 6th October, the Poppy of Honour will be unveiled during a ceremony in Cale Park, Wincanton. The event begins at the Wincanton War Memorial Hall with a parade marching down to Cale Park where the unveiling ceremony will take place.

Wincanton Town Football Club has its first home game this Saturday 29th

Mon 24 Sep '18, 20:45
By Chris Wise
Wincanton Town Football Club has its first home game this Saturday 29th

It has been a tough start to the season, having played the first six games of the season away, so now we need the support of the town for our home games, the first of which is this Saturday, 29th September, at Wincanton Sports Ground.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2018

Mon 24 Sep '18, 17:05
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2018

Rock and Roll gossip by the musician Leila Moss, who composed her own solo album while staying in her father's house in Horsington, and an article on cider-making by Bev Benjafield.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2018

Mon 24 Sep '18, 16:19
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2018

Plans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 'Old Faithful' crash, an update to this year's Remembrance Sunday service, Wincanton boy sailor of the Royal Navy, Pedal to Paris 2018 and the Poppy of Honour launch.

Dancing for absolute beginners at Charlton Musgrove Village Hall

Tue 18 Sep '18, 23:40
By Sara Robinson
Dancing for absolute beginners at Charlton Musgrove Village Hall

As Strictly returns for 2018 and school terms resume, it's time to sign up for new classes again. My Absolute Beginner class this year starts on 25th September at the lovely Charlton Musgrove Village Hall.

Macmillan coffee mornings coming up in Wincanton

Tue 18 Sep '18, 23:09
By John Smith
Macmillan coffee mornings coming up in Wincanton

It's Macmillan coffee morning season and local groups, businesses and organisations are organising events. Here are a few happening in the Wincanton area. Let us know if you're holding your own so we can add it to the list.

KA students develop employment skills with Crestmoor Training

Sun 16 Sep '18, 18:12
By Hayley Brewer
KA students develop employment skills with Crestmoor Training

Six current Year 11 students at King Arthur’s School have gained their certificate in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development, after working with local training company, Crestmoor Training.

Julie Jenkins exhibition: Sacred Space

Sat 15 Sep '18, 21:43
By Julie Jenkins
Julie Jenkins exhibition: Sacred Space

Sacred art forms and spirituality inspire my paintings which depict places of peace and power. My Somerset Arts Week exhibition opened today in my home on North Street over the next two weeks.

It really was The Greatest Show, man!

Tue 11 Sep '18, 19:23
By Dave Smith
It really was The Greatest Show, man!

On Saturday 1st September, Wincanton was host to what must have been its first ever public outdoor cinema event, and what an event it was! Ask anyone who was there and they'll surely agree, it was quite something to behold.

Roller skating at Wincanton Memorial Hall

Fri 7 Sep '18, 20:46
By Nigel McLachlan
Roller skating at Wincanton Memorial Hall

Join us on every other Thursday evening, all ages and abilities are welcome. Meet new people, play games, get fit, and listen to good music. Parents can join in or relax with free tea or coffee and enjoy the excellent Wi-Fi!

Elroi Manor September Shindig is on Saturday 8th

Wed 5 Sep '18, 18:20
By Michele Lye
Elroi Manor September Shindig is on Saturday 8th

We will have a bouncy castle, barbeque, ice cream van, stalls, side shows and games. There will be music and theatre provided by local talents, and a spiritual area where you will find Danielle from Glastonbury doing readings, a crystal reader and massage.

It's Wincanton Flower Show tomorrow!

Fri 31 Aug '18, 17:26
By Dave Smith
It's Wincanton Flower Show tomorrow!

Local, and some not-so-local gardeners and crafts people will exhibit their works, competing for prizes and trophies. It’s a show for all the family, with lots to see and do, but it's not just for gardeners. Categories include homecraft and handicraft, too.

The Bayford Book - launching 8th September

Wed 29 Aug '18, 16:14
By Brian Garton
The Bayford Book - launching 8th September

Last October, more than 100 people came to the Bayford History and Memories Exhibition. Many of them asked if some of the photos and articles could be turned into a book. The answer is yes, and it arrives on Saturday 8th September!

Police appeal for info on incident between Wincanton and Charlton Horethorn

Tue 28 Aug '18, 17:39
By John Smith
Police appeal for info on incident between Wincanton and Charlton Horethorn

Police are seeking witnesses following an incident in the Wincanton area on Saturday 18th August. Two motorists were involved in an altercation on the B3145 between Wincanton and Charlton Horethorne

The Greatest Showman: FREE open-air movie at Cale Park! UPDATED

Sun 26 Aug '18, 21:25
By Dave Smith
The Greatest Showman: FREE open-air movie at Cale Park! <small style='color: blue;'>UPDATED</small>

On Saturday 1st September, Wincanton Town Council presents The Greatest Showman, open-air at Cale Park, free for all! A fully licenced community event, planned to include a Prosecco and Pimm's bar, pizza, crepes and an American "drive-thru" food!

Wincanton mum’s delight as part-exchange scheme opens door to dream house swap

Tue 21 Aug '18, 08:02
By Chris Campbell
Wincanton mum’s delight as part-exchange scheme opens door to dream house swap

A Wincanton family of five has used a part-exchange scheme from Bovis Homes to move to one of the new-builds off West Hill, so that their children can finally all have their own bedrooms.

[FILM:] The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)

Mon 20 Aug '18, 17:07
By Martin Lancaster
[FILM:] The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A)

This critically acclaimed World War II novel adaptation will be screening at Milborne Port Village Hall on 21st September, with financial assistance from Milborne Port Parish Council. Tickets will be on sale from 1st September.

Wincanton Youth Theatre performed at Hauser and Wirth Summer Party

Wed 15 Aug '18, 20:44
By Andrew Warren
Wincanton Youth Theatre performed at Hauser and Wirth Summer Party

The Wincanton Youth Theatre were delighted to be asked to perform again at the annual Hauser and Wirth Summer Party in Bruton in July. The festival had a circus theme, and raised money for the Carymoor Environment Centre.

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