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The Wincanton Carnival AGM will be held tonight in the Sweetman Hall. The group is looking for more volunteers to help them continue staging this important annual town event. If you are interested in getting involved you are invited to attend tonight and meet the existing committee and volunteers.
Wincanton's 2016 Christmas Lantern Parade will be on Saturday 19th November, despite this year's Extravaganza having been cancelled. The parade will coincide with the Town Council’s annual ceremony to switch on the town Christmas tree lights. There'll also be a lantern competition!
It’s been many a year since the last organised town bonfire and fireworks display, but for 2016 it’s back. The youth teams who use the facilities at the Wincanton Sports Ground have organised a bonfire and fireworks event for the people of Wincanton.
On Friday 14th October Wincanton had its second carnival since a six year absence. Last year Wincanton won a trophy for the 'Best Carnival on the Wessex Circuit'. How does this year's measure up? Check out the full video, and find out who won the entry awards.
Former town Mayor Colin Winder and Wincanton Town Council are now preparing for the annual Over-70’s Christmas Lunch. This year’s event takes place on Sunday 4th December in the Memorial Hall.
Just in case you missed last year's carnival, we've got a video of the whole thing. It'll give you an idea of what to expect this Friday! The Carnival committee is still in need of some help for Friday's event, so read on for some more information.
The 2016 Wincanton Carnival is less than a week away, and everything is gradually falling into place. For the safety of both the spectators and carnival entrants the Carnival committee has announced some typical road closures. Here's a full list, and a map of the procession for anyone who might need to plan ahead.
Wincanton & District Gardeners Association held its 61st Annual Flower Show on Saturday 3rd September in the Memorial Hall. There was a high standard of entries and keen competition across all classes, including flowers and vegetabes as well as home and handicrafts.
Peter Fitzgerald has just had published his book on Nathaniel Ireson the architect, master builder and potter of 18th century Wincanton and on Friday 23rd of September he will be giving a talk on Ireson to the Museum and History Society in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm.
On Saturday 17th September Wincanton’s newest festival has its inaugural outing. The Wincanton Town Festival (WTF!) takes place in and around Wincanton Town High Street, and will be a day of arts and entertainment for all the family.
The Wincanton & District Gardeners Association Annual Flower Show will take place on Saturday 3rd September in the Memorial Hall, and will include entries widely varing from flowers, veg and fruit, to crafts, baking and even handwriting.
After last year's successful relaunch of the Wincanton Carnival, the Carnival committee is looking to recruit more volunteers to help share the repidly growing workload. Secretaries, judges, marshals and collectors are needed. Can you help?
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