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On Friday 2nd December many Wincanton High Street traders will be keeping their shops open till 7:30pm, so residents and visitors can enjoy some late night Christmas shopping. But that's not all that'll be going on in town that night.
Sunday the 20th of November is traditionally ‘Stir-up Sunday’. The tradition goes back to Victorian times where the family would gather together to stir the pudding 5 weeks before Christmas. At Kimbers Farm Shop we have all the ingredients you need for your Christmas Pud.
The Myakka Grass Root Fund has been set up to help the Somerset Community Foundation promote and support vibrant, inclusive communities within South Somerset. Bayford Chapel is the most recent project to benefit.
Lifestyle Landscapes has opened a small gardeners' centre in Wincanton called The Growing Medium. It’s just off Bennetts Field Trading Estate, selling a range of plants compost sundries and tools.
Come along for some shopping and a browse at the 30+ stalls at the next Hidden Treasures Indoor Market. Hot food will be served by Pigalicious, and then you could try something sweet from The Art Of Cakes!
With a growing reputation for excellence, Chantal and Alan Wedderburn have been providing us with a wonderful range of freshly baked, hand-made bread, scones, cakes and pies and the tastiest of lunch time sandwiches and snacks prepared on the spot.
One of Wincanton’s finest town centre buildings has a new lease of life as the shop and workshop for goldsmith Alex Appleton – if you haven’t yet looked into the beautifully refurbished former chemist’s, this is the week to do it.
Wincanton Country Markets’ first monthly market for 2016 takes place on Friday 5th February, selling homemade baked goods, preserves, locally grown market vegetable and fruit, plants and handmade crafts.
It was recently posted on social media that Morrison’s store in Wincanton was under threat. Morrison’s press office has confirmed to us that although seven branches are due to be closed in the UK, Wincanton’s store is not one of them.
Having worked right up to the last minute to be ready for their opening before Christmas, business for Wincanton’s newest High Street venture, The Lovington Bakery, is brisk and its produce has been heartily received by customers.
Hidden Treasures is a regular indoor market that takes place at the Wincanton Memorial Hall, with a variety of stalls to browse and refreshments, too. Visit Father Christmas in his Grotto at the next market on Sunday 20th December!
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.
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