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Wincanton's Second Play Day of the Year in Cale Park

Fri 29 Aug '14, 15:10
By John Smith
Wincanton's Second Play Day of the Year in Cale Park

On 20th August South Somerset Play organised the second Play Day of the Summer in Wincanton. The first event attracted circa 500 young folks and this one was expected to be as good, or maybe even better.

The Wincanton Window ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge

Thu 28 Aug '14, 15:36
By Dave Smith
The Wincanton Window ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge

Our esteemed Editor, Mandy and I were ice-bucket challenged by my treacherous father, in support of ALS/MND. This sadistic exercise in mass-psychological manipulation, raises awareness by leveraging both pride and honour to have us all subjecting ourselves to extreme discomfort.

Kimbers Award-Winning Farm Shop is Moving to New Premises!

Wed 27 Aug '14, 13:19
By Ruth Kimber
Kimbers Award-Winning Farm Shop is Moving to New Premises!

After eight very successful years, the Kimber family are moving their renowned farm shop to even larger and more accessible local premises, selling home bred and reared meats, chicken, ducks, turkeys, geese, dairy, vegetables, fish and natural, unpasteurised milk.

Fenton Rutter Remembered

Tue 26 Aug '14, 18:37
By Derek Hudson
Fenton Rutter Remembered

Fenton Rutter, the well known retired Wincanton solicitor, died recently at the age of 92. The fifth generation of Rutters to run his family business, his funeral took place in the Parish Church on Thursday 7th August.

Repairs Begin on Wall at St Peter and St Paul’s Church

Sat 23 Aug '14, 18:59
By Paul Heyes, John Smith
Repairs Begin on Wall at St Peter and St Paul’s Church

After much delay and frustration, work has now begun to repair the damage from one of Wincanton's more notorious recent incidents. Repairs to the entry wall at St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Wincanton, will take place over the next month or two.

Tennis Marathon on Sunday in Support of Court Resurfacing

Thu 21 Aug '14, 13:12
By Dan Cahill
Tennis Marathon on Sunday in Support of Court Resurfacing

On Sunday 24th August Dan Cahill, the new Tennis Coach at Wincanton Tennis Club, will be undertaking a non-stop tennis marathon from 8am to 8pm to raise funds for the courts' resurfacing.

August Events to Celebrate at Truffles

Wed 20 Aug '14, 18:17
By Richard Sorapure
August Events to Celebrate at Truffles

Having recently celebrated its second anniversary, Truffles Restaurant in Bruton has plenty to offer both old and new customers. Look out for Lobster Nights and Dinner Deals every Wednesday, plus Bruton Business Club drinks meeting on Thursday 21st August.

Wincanton Camera Club Annual Exhibition 2014

Wed 20 Aug '14, 14:12
By Lachlan Fraser
Wincanton Camera Club Annual Exhibition 2014

Wincanton Library hosts the annual exhibition of photographs taken by members of the Wincanton Camera Club. The exhibition runs until 30th August 2014, so take a look. If what you see inspires you, the Camera Club welcomes new members.

Bruton Art Society 61st Exhibition at Bruton School for Girls

Tue 19 Aug '14, 12:35
By John Baxter
Bruton Art Society 61st Exhibition at Bruton School for Girls

Opening on Saturday 16th August and running until Sunday 31st (closing 2.30pm) and open every day 10.00am to 5.00pm, this 61st annual exhibition is a must see for those interested in seeing the fine work of local artists.

The Yarlington Fayre on 13th September – an Event for All the Family

Mon 18 Aug '14, 15:06
By Amanda Ellingworth
The Yarlington Fayre on 13th September – an Event for All the Family

This family event has become a firm favourite in the South West, set in a stunning setting with music, attractions, food and stalls to suits all tastes and ages. This year the fair takes place on Saturday 13th September.

Morrisons – its History & its Role in Wincanton’s Economy UPDATED

Fri 15 Aug '14, 13:01
By John Smith
Morrisons – its History & its Role in Wincanton’s Economy <small style='color: red'>UPDATED</small>

Morrisons occupies a prominent position at the entrance to Wincanton and won the high accolade of Store of the Week from The Grocer magazine last October. But what is the store’s history, and how important is it to Wincanton?

Wincanton Street Market hits the beach!

Thu 14 Aug '14, 16:50
By John Smith
Wincanton Street Market hits the beach!

The theme for Wincanton's next Street Market is “The Beach”. Bring your family and friends on Sunday 17th August, and don’t forget to bring your bucket and spade.

‘Love your Loo’? Lifting the Lid in Wincanton

Tue 12 Aug '14, 15:13
By Steve and Hannah Lee
‘Love your Loo’? Lifting the Lid in Wincanton

I’m sure it’s not a question you ever really think of as our sanitation is something that we pay for through our council tax, so why should we? But what does happen to Wincanton’s waste when we flush?

Wincanton Rounders League Comes to a Tense Close!

Fri 8 Aug '14, 19:09
By Jade Hansford
Wincanton Rounders League Comes to a Tense Close!

Wednesday 16th July saw the final week of Wincanton’s first ever social rounders league, and what a league it was! The previous seven weeks saw five teams battling it out to be crowned champions of the 2014 season.

Impressive Art Exhibition at King Arthur’s Ends the Summer Term

Wed 6 Aug '14, 18:18
By John Baxter
Impressive Art Exhibition at King Arthur’s Ends the Summer Term

King Arthur’s ended the summer term with an impressive exhibition of graphics, textiles, art, photography and designed and made work. The exhibition attracted a good turnout of visitors to admire the students’ work.

Wincanton History Walk

Tue 5 Aug '14, 20:05
By Annette Yoosefinejad
Wincanton History Walk

Take a walk around Wincanton with Frank Foster on Tuesday 12th August at 10.00am, traveling back in time to discover the history of this town, the battles and the buildings.

Adult Disability Football Sessions Continue at Wincanton Sports Ground

Sat 2 Aug '14, 17:23
By Jade Hansford
Adult Disability Football Sessions Continue at Wincanton Sports Ground

Giving everybody the opportunity to take part in sport is something we are passionate about at Wincanton Sports Ground, so when we received funding to set up a football session for adults with disabilities, we couldn’t wait to get started!

Sketches of Wartime Wincanton Brings Home Impact of WW1 UPDATED

Thu 31 Jul '14, 12:26
By John Baxter, Sophie Bellars
Sketches of Wartime Wincanton Brings Home Impact of WW1 <small style='color: red'>UPDATED</small>

Involving members of our community of all ages, the Heritage and Arts exhibitions and events this June and July brought home to us something of the tragedy and impact of the First World War which started 100 years ago.

King Arthur’s School Magazine “Excalibur” – Summer 2014

Tue 29 Jul '14, 15:37
By Emma Harrison
King Arthur’s School Magazine “Excalibur” – Summer 2014

What has been going on at King Arthur’s this term? Take a look at our colour school magazine, "Excaliber", and see the great activities taking place!

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