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Disappointed to miss out on the official Olympic Torch procession in their area, local schools, backed by businesses, sport centres, the town councils and the Police are holding their own special torch procession around Castle Cary, Bruton and Wincanton.
Over 150 local residents joined in the party despite the rain to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. Our photos show the fun, games and entertainments enjoyed on the day.
With Wincanton Parish Church beautifully decorated with spectacular flower arrangements, and the weather coming up with a calm, warm day on Saturday the setting for a good parish Fete was perfect.
Taunton Thespians proudly announce that their 2012 Summer Tour brings 'Lords and Ladies', by Sir Terry Pratchett, to the Balsam Centre on Saturday 16th June.
A huge crowd of well-wishers, subjects of her sovereign Majesty and wearing a wonderful collection of hats and crowns, gathered for a celebratory lunch at Wincanton Primary School on Thursday 31st May.
Local residents gathered at Wincanton Recreation Ground on Monday 4th June to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a very British picnic. Photographer Lisa Woolford captured the happy occasion with a vibrant series of images.
Frank Foster’s guided walk around Wincanton on Friday 25th May attracted a record crowd, fascinated by our fascinating local history. Did you know there used to be 52 pubs in the town?
Although the weather has been unkind, let's hope that you have got lots of photos of events for the Camera Club competition. Entry forms can be downloaded from here or from the Town Hall or the library.
The Cat Café are very happy to host another evening of quality Music and Munch on Friday 8th June, with "Blue Horse Dreaming", an accomplished, locally based contemporary folk trio who will be performing many of their self-penned works.
King Arthur's nomination of Mr Steve Lafferty from Wincanton was approved by the Olympic committee and he ran his short stretch early on the 22nd May in Taunton. Afterwards, students queued for photos with Steve and the Olympic Torch.
Wincanton dentist Geoff Worrall is taking part in the 100k Night Rider bike ride around London to raise money for Arthritis Research UK on the 9th of June 2012. This will be Geoff's third fund-raising bike ride for the charity.
Now nearing their fifth year at The Nog Inn, Will and Amy are making plans for their first Real Ale and Cider Festival over the Jubilee weekend, between 2nd and 5th June.
The Purple Poppy Emporium is soon to be a reality on the Wincanton High Street. The 3.5k square foot shop will be home to over 40 independent businesses selling everything from antique furniture to gifts and toys.
A theme-based flower festival, fete and evening concert is to be held during the Jubilee period as part of the ongoing fundraising programme of events at Wincanton Parish Church, in support of the Roof Aid appeal and general revenue funding.
Wincanton Sports Ground welcomes you to their 2012 Open Day at Moor Lane. Try some of the sports offered by the clubs at the Sport Ground for free, enjoy refreshments and talk to representatives from Wincanton Sports Centre and Herbalife.
Have you considered donating your body to research when you die? How about before you die? This thought-provoking film plays tonight in King Arthur's PEC.
On Friday 25th May Frank Foster will be leading one of his famous walks around Wincanton. Discover Wincanton's quirky and fascinating history for yourself, starting at 7.30pm at the Balsam Centre.
A group of dedicated young fundraisers from Milborne Port raised £23,500 in their first year to improve a skate park in their village. SK8PIPEDREAM has now set themselves a bigger challenge of raising £85,000 for improvements to their community areas.
Crowning Glory! Music from Handel to Sting and Edward German to Bryan Adams. Come and celebrate the Diamond Jubilee with this talented group at St. John's Church Horsington on Saturday 26th May 2012. Great refreshments too!
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