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Wincanton & District Gardeners Association held its 61st Annual Flower Show on Saturday 3rd September in the Memorial Hall. There was a high standard of entries and keen competition across all classes, including flowers and vegetabes as well as home and handicrafts.
Peter Fitzgerald has just had published his book on Nathaniel Ireson the architect, master builder and potter of 18th century Wincanton and on Friday 23rd of September he will be giving a talk on Ireson to the Museum and History Society in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm.
Wincanton Baptist Church will be holding a Macmillan Cancer Care coffee morning on Thursday 22nd September. The event runs between 10:30am and 12:00 noon, when visitors can relax over a nice cuppa, suitably balanced by a yummy home-made cake, or two.
As part of Somerset Open Studios 2016 local artist Julie Jenkins will be holding an exhibition of her work at her home on North Street from Saturday 17th September til Sunday 2nd October 2016.
On Saturday 17th September Wincanton’s newest festival has its inaugural outing. The Wincanton Town Festival (WTF!) takes place in and around Wincanton Town High Street, and will be a day of arts and entertainment for all the family.
Wincanton’s family doctors and practice staff are inviting the people of Wincanton to come along to a Health and Wellbeing Fair this weekend to discover the simple ways they can improve the wellbeing of themselves and their families.
This year's exchange visit was significant, celebrating 25 years of the formal twinning between the two towns, which took place in 1991.
It's part of a nationwide event to promote heritage sites and buildings. Wincanton has many interesting stories and historical events to choose from. This year we are linking our first Open Day to the new town Heritage Trail, launched late December, 2015.
Lovers of unusual trees, shrubs and plants should make a date to visit a beautiful garden at Penselwood which is open for National Gardens Scheme on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September.
Wincanton Library hosts the annual exhibition of photographs taken by members of the Wincanton Camera Club. This year's exhibition ends on Saturday 10th September.
This month in the Villager, read the full story of an amazing cycling trip all around United Kingdom in aid of Sport Relief. Such an inspiring aventure to start the new school year!
The Wincanton & District Gardeners Association Annual Flower Show will take place on Saturday 3rd September in the Memorial Hall, and will include entries widely varing from flowers, veg and fruit, to crafts, baking and even handwriting.
Wincanton has a community of enthusiastic gardeners, and plenty of resources to support them. Pat Champion has been experimenting with unsual and impressive specimens in her garden on the run up to the Flower Show this Saturday.
After last year's successful relaunch of the Wincanton Carnival, the Carnival committee is looking to recruit more volunteers to help share the repidly growing workload. Secretaries, judges, marshals and collectors are needed. Can you help?
Wincanton Town Council is looking to appoint a Grounds Maintenance & Works Supervisor. Working 37 hours per week, you will exercise supervisory responsibility over ground staff. Read on for more information, and details on how to apply.
Prof. Will Vaughan will give a talk about the oldest known map of Castle Cary and Ansford, on Saturday 3rd September at 6.30pm in Caryford Hall. This unique map dates from 1682-4 and is nearly 4ft x 4ft. You could order your own print!
Local weight-loss success story Charlie Westcar has become a Slimming World Consultant and stepped up to share her knowledge and experience with others, at the helm of Wincanton Slimming World based in the Memorial Hall.
The new Cale Park play area has been open to the public since the beginning of the month, but the official opening ceremony for both the park and the new footbridge will be on Thursday 25th August, to coincide with the second of two Play Days organised by South Somerset District Council this summer.
Thursday 11th was the first of two Play Days planned for August during the school holiday period. If you couldn’t make it you needn't miss out. Come to the second event on Thursday 25th August, next week!
Bruton Art Society’s 62nd Annual Exhibition opens at Bruton School for Girls on Saturday 13th August for two weeks. This is an excellent setting for an exhibition of over 250 paintings and sculptures produced by local artists.
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