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The shops are decorated and full of Christmas stock; choirs up and down the land are practicing their music. We can safely say that Christmas is coming soon, and so is the Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza.
Wincanton Parish Church are holding a Festival of Nativity Scenes in the Church from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th December, created by local groups, organisations and individuals. Come and admire the displays.
Craftique, purveyor of locally sourced handmade crafts since opening in July, is getting festive with a special event on 9th December offering nibbles and tipples to shop visitors between 12.00 noon and 2.00pm.
Decorated with two thousand coloured lights, this year’s Christmas tree in Market Place was officially lit on Saturday 14th November and has been claimed by many to be the loveliest tree they can remember.
Join Christmas fun at the Memorial Hall on Saturday 28th November for the Family Christmas Quiz Fundraiser held by Westhill Nursery. Everybody is welcome! Help us raise money towards a new climbing frame and outdoor play equipment for the Nursery.
Spectra Musica, a choir based in Wincanton, is presenting a Christmas concert with a distinctly American flavour on Saturday 5th December, in The American Museum, Bath.
This Saturday, 14th, at 6:30pm the lights on the Christmas tree at Market Place will be switched on as part of a ceremony lead by Mayor Colin Winder. There will hopefully also be some carol singing around the tree.
After a bit of a break, catch up with June to October issues of the Horsington and South Cheriton Villager Magazine. All the news and local contacts for the surrounding area.
Milborne Port’s fifth annual Christmas Craft & Food Market is on Sunday 29th November, 2015 from 11.00am to 4.00pm in the Village Hall. Parking and entry are free and all the stalls will be selling quality, handmade, home-grown bespoke items.
On Saturday 14th November we will be presenting an evening of pure nostalgia, on film and stills, about Wincanton Transport from 1965 until 2015.
Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union? This is the choice we will be facing for the referendum. A local talk gives you the chance to look at the issues.
News and events from the Wincanton branch of the Royal British Legion. A summary and link to the full edition of October’s newsletter.
There is bad news for staff and customers of HSBC on Wincanton's High Street – the bank is closing the branch in January. It is also closing the branches at Sherborne and Glastonbury.
The 2015 National Poppy Appeal started on Thursday 22nd October and Wincanton is in full gear to make it a special year.
When one of the seats at the Wincanton War Memorial was damaged, it appeared to be an act of vandalism but there was a very different side to the incident and the outcome showed a strong community spirit.
On Monday 26th October Somerset County Highways will be closing South Street for one day to allow works to be carried out on the pedestrian crossing between the Balsam Fields junction and Wincanton Primary School.
The Co-Operative Store in Carrington Way reopens on Friday after a recent closure for refurbishment. With reduced floor space, the store can now legally trade for longer hours, though Co-Op says customers should still enjoy the same level of stock.
King Arthur’s School received an OFSTED inspection in June 2015. Chris Beech, Head teacher, gives his perspective upon the report and why he thinks there’s every reason to be optimistic about the progress the school and its students are making.
The Honbu, Wincanton Karate Club’s full-time training centre, recently celebrated its 7th birthday and received four new RDX kick bags, courtesy of Steve Lafferty from ALS Technologies.
The scientifically mind-bending Interstellar is the next film at Wincanton Film Society, showing this Wednesday at 7:30pm. Walking the fine line between science fiction and science fact, this film promises to change the way you think about the Universe and space travel.
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