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Looking for Wincanton 18th Century Delftware

Wed 11 May '16, 23:14
By Fanny Charles
Looking for Wincanton 18th Century Delftware

Do you have a piece of tin-glaze earthenware pottery from the Wincanton Pottery in your attic – if you have, Sarah FitzGerald would like to hear from you, because it may be a collectors’ item.

Wessex Water Issues “Boil Water” Notice to Some Villages in Wincanton Area UPDATED

Wed 9 Sep '15, 19:47
By Wessex Water
Wessex Water Issues “Boil Water” Notice to Some Villages in Wincanton Area <small style='color: red;'>UPDATED</small>

Wessex Water has asked its customers living in the Bratton Seymour, Shepton Montague, Yarlington, and Maperton areas of Somerset to boil their water before using it, as a precautionary measure after the company found the water supply was not of its usual standard.

Fire Crew Rescues 400kg Cow from Cesspit in Templecombe

Wed 22 Jul '15, 22:12
By Paul Slaven
Fire Crew Rescues 400kg Cow from Cesspit in Templecombe

On Tuesday 21st July, a cow weighing approx 400kg fell into a domestic water treatment plant after breaking through protective fencing and was rescued with the help of Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service.

Missing Cat in the Bayford Area - Reward Offered

Sun 5 Jul '15, 17:58
By Zoe Watts
Missing Cat in the Bayford Area - Reward Offered

Amy is a two year-old black and white cat, missing since Monday 29th June from the Bayford area. I have leafleted the local area but would now like to appeal to the wider community. There is a reward for Amy’s safe return.

Wincanton Mourns the Passing of Author Sir Terry Pratchett

Tue 24 Mar '15, 15:03
By John Smith
Wincanton Mourns the Passing of Author Sir Terry Pratchett

On Thursday 12th March the media announced the death of world-famous author Sir Terry Pratchett. Although Terry didn’t live in Wincanton, he most certainly had a major impact on the town.

Retired Resident Injured in Morrison’s Car Park

Sat 27 Dec '14, 16:36
By John Smith
Retired Resident Injured in Morrison’s Car Park

Retired local resident Frank Coffin was injured in a car accident in the Morrison’s car park on 10th December, and had to be airlifted to Royal United Hospital in Bath.

James Phillips - From King Arthur’s to Research Scientist

Tue 2 Sep '14, 12:55
By John Baxter
James Phillips - From King Arthur’s to Research Scientist

The continuing story of former King Arthur’s student, James Phillips, who studied neurosciences at Oxford University. James has since been recognised by Oxford for his outstanding academic achievements and is about to embark on four years of research in Virginia, U.S.A.

Fire at Wincanton Post Office

Thu 10 Jul '14, 18:09
By John Smith
Fire at Wincanton Post Office

Residents and visitors to Wincanton Post Office were taken aback on Monday 7th July to find it closed after a fuse box on the premises overheated and burst into flames.

A Heart-Warming Tale of a Lost Dog & a Good Samaritan

Mon 28 Apr '14, 13:12
By John Smith
A Heart-Warming Tale of a Lost Dog & a Good Samaritan

This is the true story about a very lucky border collie and a Good Samaritan who rescued him from a sticky situation, proving that kindness is a thriving commodity in our community.

Cabinet Minister visits Henstridge Riding for the Disabled facility

Sun 26 Jan '14, 22:56
By Harriet Warburton
Cabinet Minister visits Henstridge Riding for the Disabled facility

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, the Rt. Hon Maria Miller, recently visited Pevlings Farm, a Riding for the Disabled facility in North Cheriton, near Templecombe.

Wincanton Workhouse – Life in a Rural Workhouse

Sat 14 Dec '13, 16:59
By P.W. Randell
Wincanton Workhouse – Life in a Rural Workhouse

Christmas Day in Wincanton Workhouse. It was a bleak time, especially for children and in the early years of its existence. For the inmates it was hard to tell Christmas Day from any other day. An interesting story of Wincanton's history.

A Pair of Boots Arrive in Wincanton on Their Final Journey

Wed 16 Oct '13, 14:01
By Roger Lowe
A Pair of Boots Arrive in Wincanton on Their Final Journey

The boots of Trevor Antill, the creator of the Monarch's Way, have arrived in Wincanton after covering over two thirds of their final journey in dedication to Trevor's memory.

New Forest Day Trip Including Entry to the Hampshire Teddy Bear Fair

Mon 14 Oct '13, 11:17
By Lesley McLintic
New Forest Day Trip Including Entry to the Hampshire Teddy Bear Fair

Enjoy a Day Trip to the beautiful New Forest including entry to the Autumn Hampshire Teddy Bear Fair on 20th October 2013. This trip is being organized by South West Coaches with pick-up points in Wincanton, Yeovil and surrounding areas.

Would You Like to Appear on ITV1's Secret Dealers?

Wed 19 Dec '12, 18:34
By Katy Roberts
Would You Like to Appear on ITV1's Secret Dealers?

ITV1's Secret Dealers is starting production on its fourth series and is looking to film in Somerset. If you have a passion for collecting antiques and would like to appear on the programme please get in touch!

A 60-Year Celebration for Jeff and Molly Kingaby

Thu 28 Jun '12, 21:07
By John Baxter
A 60-Year Celebration for Jeff and Molly Kingaby

A Diamond Jubilee is quite an event and not just for the Queen. Jeff Kingaby, for years the tireless Secretary of Wincanton Museum, and his wife Molly are celebrating their Diamond wedding anniversary.

A Special Ceremony and a Jubilee Medal for Wincanton's Fire-fighters

Wed 27 Jun '12, 12:43
By John Smith
A Special Ceremony and a Jubilee Medal for Wincanton's Fire-fighters

Each time our firemen go out they put their lives on the line to save others. In my book they all deserve a medal. And that's exactly what they’re getting! But who are they all and what do they do?

Baby Guinea Pigs Stolen from Balsam Fields

Tue 3 Apr '12, 12:21
By Tracey Seager
Baby Guinea Pigs Stolen from Balsam Fields

Our two baby guinea pigs were stolen from their hutch in Balsam Fields on Sunday night. Barely four weeks old, they aren't yet old enough to be away from their mum. One baby is on antibiotics so even more at risk.

BBC Somerset Bus Visits Wincanton

Thu 23 Feb '12, 09:50
By John Smith
BBC Somerset Bus Visits Wincanton

The BBC Somerset outside broadcast bus has come to Wincanton! They will be broadcasting live from Morison's car park between 9.00am and 12.00pm.

Wessex Diaries, Sketches from Life in Hardy Country

Thu 13 Oct '11, 11:16
By John Vallins
Wessex Diaries, Sketches from Life in Hardy Country

Horsington author John Vallins has written 'Country Diaries' for the Guardian newspaper for nearly 20 years. Now a selection of his 'diaries' have been published in a new hardback, with a book launch and signing in Castle Cary on Saturday 15th October.

Wincanton Stunned by Major Fire - Ten Fire Engines in Attendance

Thu 22 Sep '11, 11:49
By John Smith
Wincanton Stunned by Major Fire - Ten Fire Engines in Attendance

Wincanton awoke to the stunning news that we have been host to one of the biggest fires in Somerset for many years.

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