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Wincanton's Armistice Day parade 2018 VIDEO

Wed 14 Nov '18, 16:04
By John Smith
Wincanton's Armistice Day parade 2018 <small style='color: blue;'>VIDEO</small>

On Sunday 11th November 2018 was the Wincanton Armistice Day parade and service. This year's event had a few unique characteristics, not least that it was a tribute to the Armistice Centenary.

Big cheers for Somerset’s most historic race

Thu 8 Nov '18, 17:04
By Lucy Johnson
Big cheers for Somerset’s most historic race

The Badger Ales Trophy is Somerset’s most historic race that has thrilled the crowds since its inception in 1962, and this Saturday, 10th November, local trainer Paul Nicholls will be hoping to add further to the race’s rich history.

Armistice Day with Wincanton Quakers

Mon 5 Nov '18, 21:01
By Hazel Hudson
Armistice Day with Wincanton Quakers

Quakers will celebrate the end of the world-wide war in 1918, and the hope for Peace that the Armistice brought. Anyone who would like to join us in gratitude and remembrance of all who fell in that terrible conflict is most welcome.

WW1 fallen ‘brought back to the places they left behind’

Wed 31 Oct '18, 15:13
By Stephen Miles
WW1 fallen ‘brought back to the places they left behind’

On Friday 9th November, St John’s Church will hold a memorial service for our fallen heroes of WW1, during which a contingent of soldiers and veterans will march 14 life-size silhouettes from the war memorial to the Church.

Travis Perkins paints the town white - then cleans it up

Mon 29 Oct '18, 16:50
By John Smith
Travis Perkins paints the town white - then cleans it up

On Wednesday 24th October, a lorry delivering to the Wincanton branch of Travis Perkins left a trail of white emulsion paint all around the town, starting on the Dyke's Way roundabout opposite the A303 junction.

The Poppy of Honour WWI memorial has been damaged

Sun 28 Oct '18, 17:24
By John Smith
The Poppy of Honour WWI memorial has been damaged

The Poppy of Honour 2018 WWI memorial recently unveiled in Cale Park, Wincanton, has been damaged. The steel structure is double-glazed on both sides, and the two panes on one side have been fractured.

The Bootmakers Workshop presents a creative roller skate pizza day!

Fri 26 Oct '18, 19:34
By Nigel McLachlan
The Bootmakers Workshop presents a creative roller skate pizza day!

The Bootmakers Workshop and Toe Jam Roller are combining forces to put on a fun-packed, creative and energetic day on Tuesday 30th October. There'll be costume making, wood-fired pizzas and a skate party!

South Somerset District Council is hosting a FREE social media workshop tonight!

Wed 24 Oct '18, 15:34
By John Smith
South Somerset District Council is hosting a FREE social media workshop tonight!

South Somerset District Council is hosting a FREE digital marketing workshop this evening, starting at 6:30pm, focusing on how to use Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to promote your business. Apologies for the late notice.

Wincanton Wholefoods is shutting up shop on 27th October

Mon 22 Oct '18, 17:39
By John Smith
Wincanton Wholefoods is shutting up shop on 27<sup>th</sup> October

Steve Stapleton of Wincanton Wholefoods has announced his business will close its doors for the last time at end-of-day on 27th October. Make sure to pay at least one final visit to stock up on your favourite products, and use up your loyalty points.

Gun dog displays and pint-sized racing at Wincanton Racecourse's Countryside Day

Wed 17 Oct '18, 18:01
By Lucy Johnson
Gun dog displays and pint-sized racing at Wincanton Racecourse's Countryside Day

On the last day of half term, it’s free to attend for everyone under 18 and there will be plenty of entertainment for the whole family, with gun dogs and ferrets in addition to the horse racing, and lots of other activities for kids.

Wincanton Library bucks the trend

Sun 14 Oct '18, 12:44
By Penny Ashton
Wincanton Library bucks the trend

It's no surprise that use of Somerset's libraries has been dwindling over recent years, but you may be pleasantly surprised to hear that Wincanton's Library has been proving its worth of late, with a visitor boost during the first half of this year, perhaps due to all the activities for kids that have been going on.

The Poppy of Honour will be unveiled in Wincanton this Saturday

Thu 4 Oct '18, 18:12
By John Smith
The Poppy of Honour will be unveiled in Wincanton this Saturday

On Saturday 6th October, the Poppy of Honour will be unveiled during a ceremony in Cale Park, Wincanton. The event begins at the Wincanton War Memorial Hall with a parade marching down to Cale Park where the unveiling ceremony will take place.

Wincanton Town Football Club has its first home game this Saturday 29th

Mon 24 Sep '18, 19:45
By Chris Wise
Wincanton Town Football Club has its first home game this Saturday 29th

It has been a tough start to the season, having played the first six games of the season away, so now we need the support of the town for our home games, the first of which is this Saturday, 29th September, at Wincanton Sports Ground.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2018

Mon 24 Sep '18, 16:05
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2018

Rock and Roll gossip by the musician Leila Moss, who composed her own solo album while staying in her father's house in Horsington, and an article on cider-making by Bev Benjafield.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2018

Mon 24 Sep '18, 15:19
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2018

Plans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 'Old Faithful' crash, an update to this year's Remembrance Sunday service, Wincanton boy sailor of the Royal Navy, Pedal to Paris 2018 and the Poppy of Honour launch.

Dancing for absolute beginners at Charlton Musgrove Village Hall

Tue 18 Sep '18, 22:40
By Sara Robinson
Dancing for absolute beginners at Charlton Musgrove Village Hall

As Strictly returns for 2018 and school terms resume, it's time to sign up for new classes again. My Absolute Beginner class this year starts on 25th September at the lovely Charlton Musgrove Village Hall.

Macmillan coffee mornings coming up in Wincanton

Tue 18 Sep '18, 22:09
By John Smith
Macmillan coffee mornings coming up in Wincanton

It's Macmillan coffee morning season and local groups, businesses and organisations are organising events. Here are a few happening in the Wincanton area. Let us know if you're holding your own so we can add it to the list.

KA students develop employment skills with Crestmoor Training

Sun 16 Sep '18, 17:12
By Hayley Brewer
KA students develop employment skills with Crestmoor Training

Six current Year 11 students at King Arthur’s School have gained their certificate in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development, after working with local training company, Crestmoor Training.

Julie Jenkins exhibition: Sacred Space

Sat 15 Sep '18, 20:43
By Julie Jenkins
Julie Jenkins exhibition: Sacred Space

Sacred art forms and spirituality inspire my paintings which depict places of peace and power. My Somerset Arts Week exhibition opened today in my home on North Street over the next two weeks.

It really was The Greatest Show, man!

Tue 11 Sep '18, 18:23
By Dave Smith
It really was The Greatest Show, man!

On Saturday 1st September, Wincanton was host to what must have been its first ever public outdoor cinema event, and what an event it was! Ask anyone who was there and they'll surely agree, it was quite something to behold.

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