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How 2017 will end for Wincanton Town Football Club

Sun 17 Dec '17, 12:46
By Chris Wise
How 2017 will end for Wincanton Town Football Club

We have three big games remaining in 2017, starting with local rivals Chard Town on the 23rd and the Boxing Day clash of Sherborne Town. We end the year at Chippenham on the 30th.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - December 2017 & January 2018

Thu 14 Dec '17, 17:08
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - December 2017 & January 2018

A tale by Mark Tucker about the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race he joined, Chris Bailward recounts his cycling trip which took him from Sicily to Somerset, and a farewell to Horsington's recently retired rector, Peter Hallet.

Cheese made in Horsington celebrated at the Great British Cheese Awards

Thu 14 Dec '17, 14:45
By Penny Nagle
Cheese made in Horsington celebrated at the Great British Cheese Awards

Feltham’s Farm, makers of Renegade Monk cheese, was recently awarded Runner-Up in the Best Soft Cheese category at the Great British Cheese Awards in London, and Gold at the Global Cheese Awards in Frome!

A Wincanton cake artist will be on Channel 4 on Monday

Fri 8 Dec '17, 23:22
By Helen Hermanstein Smith
A Wincanton cake artist will be on Channel 4 on Monday

Wincanton resident Helen Hermanstein Smith, owner of ImageCakes, will be decorating a Christmas cake on Channel 4’s Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas, on Monday 11th December.

“...and a partridge...” - Wincanton Youth Theatre’s 2017 Christmas show

Thu 7 Dec '17, 22:43
By Andrew Warren
“...and a partridge...” - Wincanton Youth Theatre’s 2017 Christmas show

Following on from their huge success with Bugsy Malone in September, Wincanton Youth Theatre are proud to present their Christmas show for 2017, “…and a partridge…”, featuring over twenty acts, including some wonderful singing, dancing and, this year, some serious acting.

Brendan Rendall - Running to the ends of the Earth

Mon 4 Dec '17, 19:32
By Brian Sales
Brendan Rendall - Running to the ends of the Earth

Brendan Rendall has run marathons the length of whole countries, and raised money to build a school building in Malawi. Earlier this year he returned to his home town to give an inspiration talk in Wincanton Memorial Hall about his adventures.

Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza is on Saturday 2nd December

Thu 30 Nov '17, 23:14
By John Smith
Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza is on Saturday 2nd December

It’s that time of year again, and the Christmas spirit is ramping up. Wincanton’s Christmas Extravaganza gets the season formally underway on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd December - a change from the usual Friday night.

Wincanton Community Hospital's Christmas Fayre is this Sunday

Fri 24 Nov '17, 23:34
By John Smith
Wincanton Community Hospital's Christmas Fayre is this Sunday

The Friends of Wincanton Community Hospital are holding their 2017 Christmas Fayre on Sunday 26th November. There'll be gifts, crafts, face painting, cakes, a bouncy castle, miniature steam train rides, a BBQ and lots more.

Wincanton Youth Theatre performed live on BBC radio!

Thu 23 Nov '17, 17:50
By Andrew Warren
Wincanton Youth Theatre performed live on BBC radio!

Earlier this month, BBC Somerset’s Clueless team joined the Wincanton Youth Theatre at their weekly rehearsals, and they performed live on BBC radio to bring the show to a close.

Wincanton's two-hour weekend blackout

Tue 21 Nov '17, 23:07
By John Smith
Wincanton's two-hour weekend blackout

On Saturday night, Wincanton experienced a two-hour power cut. 738 households were denied their Strictly fix while engineers worked to replace a faulty cable box.

Spectra Musica's ‘Autumn Leaves’ concert in Gillingham next week

Fri 17 Nov '17, 22:51
By Sally Greenhalgh
Spectra Musica's ‘Autumn Leaves’ concert in Gillingham next week

Spectra Musica will be performing their ‘Autumn Leaves’ concert at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Gillingham on Saturday 25th November.

One of Wincanton's eyesores is finally being demolished!

Thu 16 Nov '17, 12:15
By John Smith
One of Wincanton's eyesores is finally being demolished!

People in Wincanton are smiling this week with the news that the derelict house adjacent to The Wagtail on the Wincanton Gateway retail park is finally being demolished.

Renovation of the Cale Park shelter has finally begun

Wed 15 Nov '17, 21:45
By Dave Smith
Renovation of the Cale Park shelter has finally begun

Cale Park has seen a lot of action in the last 18 months, including the opening of the new play area and footbridge. But one major eyesore still blotted the landscape. Until now.

Wincanton's plans for Remembrance Day 2017

Sat 11 Nov '17, 14:26
By Tony Goddard
Wincanton's plans for Remembrance Day 2017

There will be two ceremonies taking place during Remembrance Sunday in Wincanton this year. The Regimental Remembrance Service for 1 Regiment Army Air Corp, and the traditional Royal British Legion Remembrance Parade.

Check out the model railway exhibition at King Arthur's School this weekend

Fri 10 Nov '17, 18:20
By Steve Rodd
Check out the model railway exhibition at King Arthur's School this weekend

There will be plenty of layouts including all the popular gauges, and six traders to help you source the items you're looking for. There'll even be a working mini steam train outside offering rides!

Ultimate Pro Wrestling returns to Wincanton Memorial Hall this weekend

Fri 10 Nov '17, 17:17
By Mark Fry
Ultimate Pro Wrestling returns to Wincanton Memorial Hall this weekend

Following several sold-out shows, Ultimate Pro Wrestling is back for another night of hard-hitting, high-flying, family-friendly wrestling entertainment.

Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - November 2017

Fri 10 Nov '17, 15:50
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington & South Cheriton Villager Magazine - November 2017

Horsington's cheese, Renegade Monk, won Gold at the Global Cheese Awards held in Frome, and an appeal for donations to replace broken play equipment in the village.

Hello, from the triumphant Wincanton Town FC

Thu 9 Nov '17, 17:04
By Chris Wise
Hello, from the triumphant Wincanton Town FC

Hi all, and welcome to what will be the first in a monthly blog from me as Wincanton Town F.C. manager with the Wincanton Window. Our team beat a Yeovil Town 11 last night!

HRH The Countess of Wessex visited the Balsam Centre last week!

Wed 8 Nov '17, 22:23
By Sue Place
HRH The Countess of Wessex visited the Balsam Centre last week!

The Balsam Centre in Wincanton proudly welcomed Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex on her official visit on Wednesday 1st November.

A Christmas Fayre at Ansford Academy

Tue 7 Nov '17, 19:40
By John Smith
A Christmas Fayre at Ansford Academy

Ansford Academy is holding a Christmas fayre and raffle next week, to raise money to purchase 3D printers and other mobile devices that will help the school to prepare students for today’s technology-rich world.

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