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Wincanton Film Society will be showing last year’s box office hit, "12 Years a Slave" on Wednesday 22nd October in King Arthur’s School Performance Enhancement Centre.
Author and TV presenter Nick Barratt will give a talk on Family History and the Media on Saturday 25th October at St John's Church, Horsington. His talk will take us behind the scenes of the popular TV programme "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Bruton Dub Club holds the second of its popular monthly reggae and dub nights on Saturday 18th October at Bruton Community Hall, with MC Clappers Priest, El Bib on the decks and live music from Bruton band Sons of David.
This month's Sunday Market will have a Halloween theme, with Halloween sweets and a pumpkin carving competition! Check out the festivities and some new stalls from 10am-3pm.
To celebrate the return of racing to Wincanton on Thursday 16th October after its annual four-month break, race-goers will be treated to a parade of racehorses, featuring some of the West Country’s finest stars.
On 27th October yet more road works come to Wincanton. The top of South Street will be closed from the Market Place junction for six days to allow essential drainage work to be completed.
More road works on the A303 will follow on from the current works. The new works between Wincanton and Sparkford are due to start on 15th October, taking up to 49 days to re-surface the eastbound carriageway.
News and stories from the Wincanton and District Branch of the Royal British Legion. Read a summary of the September Newsletter or download the full edition, complete with photographs, in pdf format.
Avon & Somerset Police raided an industrial unit on the Bennetts Field Trading Estate, Wincanton, on Thursday 25th September, discovering around 100 cannabis plants.
Back in March, Wincanton Sports Ground was fortunate enough to receive funding from the Somerset FA to set up football sessions for adults with disabilities. With the winter months approaching, unfortunately the sessions have now finished for the year.
Sexey’s School, Bruton, raised over £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support with its two Coffee Mornings held on Friday 26th September as part of Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, with help from local traders.
Lecturer and Founder of Academy Conferences Julie Arliss will be our speaker at the next meeting of ANVIL on Wednesday 15th October. This structured discussion group meets in the Quaker Barn in the High St every two months.
Numerous drains around Wincanton are blocked solid, perhaps by debris caused from the flooding earlier this year, but action from Highways Agency, which promises to clear the drains by December, is as sluggish as the drains themselves.
Looking for something different in an exercise class? Why not try FitSteps? It’s the great exercise class produced by the famous dancers Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite from Strictly Come Dancing, from an idea they had while training for the show.
October’s Villager Magazine has news and photos of a new foal in Horsington from stallion Frankel to In Clover at Stowell Hill Stud, plus other information about the goings on in both villages.
I am searching for long-lost Jacobs family relatives in Wincanton… are there any still there? I can trace relatives back to 1766, and would love to know if any family still remains in the area.
Over 100 foreign students came to ride with us during the summer holidays, but there was a still lot to do for our regulars. Fun Days, Helpers Club and Pony Club, butterfly-catching and pony shows all contributed to summer fun.
What’s outside the window? Having always enjoyed watching wildlife, I decided a couple of years ago to start recording what I saw pass through my garden here in Wincanton, and what I saw on our local River Cale.
The CATCH team is eager to move forward and create a wild flower meadow as part of the Town Council’s Cale Park project. Ground preparation work must now get going to make sure the land is ready for sowing next year.
Wincanton Town FC (Youth Section) Under 14s got off to a winning start to their season in a new kit supplied by sponsors J Bailey and Sons Ltd.
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