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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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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