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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.
Milborne Port’s fifth annual Christmas Craft & Food Market is on Sunday 29th November, 2015 from 11.00am to 4.00pm in the Village Hall. Parking and entry are free and all the stalls will be selling quality, handmade, home-grown bespoke items.
The Co-Operative Store in Carrington Way reopens on Friday after a recent closure for refurbishment. With reduced floor space, the store can now legally trade for longer hours, though Co-Op says customers should still enjoy the same level of stock.
Customers at The Small Cake Shop in Wincanton High Street, diligently searching for cake-craft items and gifts, are now able to indulge themselves with a wide selection of delicious ice creams and milk shakes.
Since opening in July, Sara’s business has gone well and she is looking forward to a busy period on the run up to Christmas, with the emphasis on a range of different product lines in September and October.
Open Day at Kimbers' Farm Shop on Sunday 16th August – lots to do and everyone is welcome. Plus news from the farm, three awards from Taste of the West, plans for local meat and milk delivery, and concerns over milk prices.
Sunday 19th July will see the final Wincanton Sunday Market to be run by Wincanton Town Team. The Team will attempt to pass on the management to others after establishing the market with a promising start.
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