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The Unicorn Wins its Third Cider Pub of the Year Award

Mon 2 May '16, 18:46
By John Smith
The Unicorn Wins its Third Cider Pub of the Year Award

The Unicorn Cider House and Kitchen in Bayford has been voted Heart of Wessex ‘Camra Real Cider Pub of the Year’ for the third consecutive year, to the delight of landlords Richard Cummins and his partner Jayne Wallace.

Side by Side for People with Dementia in Wincanton

Fri 29 Apr '16, 18:04
By Katherine Pratt
Side by Side for People with Dementia in Wincanton

Alzheimer’s Society is seeking volunteers to help people with dementia keep doing the things they love. Side by Side is a free service, making it easier for people to remain active and feel part of their community.

Hounds on the Hill Charity Walk

Wed 27 Apr '16, 16:20
By Karen Harris
Hounds on the Hill Charity Walk

Hounds on the Hill is a 5km charity walk taking place at Ham Hill Country Park on Sunday 22nd May. Brue Valley Rotary Club will be raising funds for Canine Partners. A Fun day for all the family, dogs welcome too.

Wincanton Choral Society Spring Concert

Tue 26 Apr '16, 08:06
By Philip Schofield
Wincanton Choral Society Spring Concert

The Wincanton Choral Society is performing its Spring Concert on Sunday 15th May at the Leisure Centre in Wincanton. The concert comprises works by Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.

Yarlington Plant Fair – Saturday 14th May

Mon 25 Apr '16, 08:46
By Melissa Parsons
Yarlington Plant Fair – Saturday 14th May

Twenty three nurseries from all over the South West will exhibit at the 16th annual Yarlington Plant Fair on Saturday 14th May. This is a fantastic opportunity to see these specialist nurseries, and to buy beautifully grown plants.

Beginner’s Badminton Course for Women – Starts 10th May

Thu 21 Apr '16, 09:24
By Mandy Cochrane
Beginner’s Badminton Course for Women – Starts 10th May

In It Together is a three-year South Somerset project aiming to help women and girls aged 14+ increase their participation in sport. The project’s newest initiative is an eight-week beginner’s badminton course.

A Talk on the History of Palestine

Wed 20 Apr '16, 09:03
By Nigel Fox and John Baxter
A Talk on the History of Palestine

On Friday 29th April the Wincanton Museum and History Society is lucky to have the chance to hear one of the country’s leading experts on the Middle East and its troubled history. Jon Deverell’s topic is: The History of Palestine.

The Cinnamon Trust Needs Volunteers in the Wincanton Area

Tue 19 Apr '16, 08:43
By Sally Collins
The Cinnamon Trust Needs Volunteers in the Wincanton Area

The Cinnamon Trust urgently needs dog-walking volunteers to help a resident of Wincanton and Billy, their adorable 3-year-old Bichon Frise, who would love to go for a good walk. Can you help this or other residents with their pets?

Coffee Morning with a Royal Difference

Mon 18 Apr '16, 15:11
By John Smith
Coffee Morning with a Royal Difference

Wincanton Baptist Church is holding its next monthly coffee morning on Thursday 21st April in the Church hall, Mill Street. As the dates coincide, this event will also be the Church’s celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Wincanton Tennis Club Open Day

Wed 13 Apr '16, 17:52
By Russell Field
Wincanton Tennis Club Open Day

Four newly-surfaced courts at Wincanton Tennis Club were officially opened on Saturday 9th April by Howard Ellard, the Mayor of Wincanton as part of the club’s Annual Open Day, during which the community was invited to come experience its facilities.

Fitsteps – “Strictly” Inspired Dance Exercise Class at The Honbu

Mon 11 Apr '16, 15:27
By Sara Robinson
Fitsteps – “Strictly” Inspired Dance Exercise Class at The Honbu

The popular ballroom and Latin American dance-based fitness class is coming to The Honbu! Every Friday morning from 10.45am you can improve your fitness in this low to medium impact exercise class, whilst making new friends and having fun.

Cale Park Bridge Naming Competition!

Fri 8 Apr '16, 12:36
By Steve Lee
Cale Park Bridge Naming Competition!

With funding in place, the first phase of the Wincanton park’s regeneration project is about to start, including a new footbridge over the River Cale to give additional access to the play area. Can you help us name the new bridge?

Milborne Port Opera’s “The Sorcerer” Opens on 13th April

Wed 6 Apr '16, 16:53
By Richard Gaunt
Milborne Port Opera’s “The Sorcerer” Opens on 13th April

Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Sorcerer”, directed by Wincanton’s Linda Mumford is a comic opera of mischief and fun. MPO have updated it to the 1950s and set it in Milborne Port. Book your tickets now.

Come and See What's Happening to Cale Park This Year!

Tue 5 Apr '16, 15:07
By Dave Smith
Come and See What's Happening to Cale Park This Year!

Come to the David Sharp Centre between 3:00pm and 7:00pm on Friday 8th April to see a public exhibition of the first phase of a major refurbishment of Cale Park, this time focusing on the play equipment and a brand new footbridge!

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - April 2016

Fri 1 Apr '16, 16:09
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - April 2016

This month in The Villager the first story of a series of articles on former pupils from Horsington Primary School and their memories of their time there at the beginning of the last century. Happy reading and Happy Easter!

Clubbercise Classes Now Running at Wincanton Memorial Hall

Wed 30 Mar '16, 10:49
By Kylie James
Clubbercise Classes Now Running at Wincanton Memorial Hall

Clubbercise is the latest fitness class to sweep the nation and is now running at Wincanton’s Memorial Hall. Enjoy dancing in a neon-filled room with glowsticks? Then you'll love this!

Wincanton Men’s Shed – Selling Wooden Furniture & Improving Health

Sun 27 Mar '16, 19:49
By Paul Heyes
Wincanton Men’s Shed – Selling Wooden Furniture & Improving Health

The Men in Sheds project has been recommended for men at a loose end to get together for socialising and using, or learning, practical skills. Here in Wincanton, our Shed is also selling wooden furniture to the community.

Friends of King Arthur’s Quiz Evening

Thu 24 Mar '16, 15:53
By Jayne Davis
Friends of King Arthur’s Quiz Evening

The Friends of King Arthur’s Community School are holding a Quiz Evening on Thursday 21st April to raise funds. Pull together a team of six, join the fun and enjoy a ploughman’s supper for a good night out.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for March / April 2016

Thu 24 Mar '16, 15:36
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL Newsletter for March / April 2016

The March/April 2016 edition of Sandbag, Wincanton Branch’s monthly magazine for the Royal British Legion.

Milborne Port Opera Tickets Now Available 24/7

Tue 22 Mar '16, 16:38
By Richard Gaunt
Milborne Port Opera Tickets Now Available 24/7

Milborne Port Opera has catapulted itself into the 21st century with a new online booking system. Audiences for the next show, Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Sorcerer”, can book using credit or debit cards 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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