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Wincanton's Remembrance Parade and service 2019

Wed 13 Nov '19, 09:21
By Steve Lee
Wincanton's Remembrance Parade and service 2019

Once again Wincanton came out in numbers to participate in and support the town’s Royal British Legion Remembrance Parade on Sunday 10th November 2019. Here is a report and some photos of the event.

[TALK:] A unique local take on the Dambusters raid of WW2

Mon 11 Nov '19, 16:23
By John Baxter
[TALK:] A unique local take on the Dambusters raid of WW2

Janet Fray has lived locally for many years. She was married to Jerry, a retired RAF Squadron Leader and holder of the Distinguished Flying Cross, whose vital role related to the Dambusters raid was kept secret until 2001.

Remembrance 2019 parade and service timings

Thu 7 Nov '19, 15:34
By Steve Lee
Remembrance 2019 parade and service timings

Here are the timings for Wincanton's Remembrance Sunday 2019 parade and church service. From last year, for the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending WWI, we reverted to the traditional time; in the morning.

Horsington Church School fundraising youth market

Tue 5 Nov '19, 20:33
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Horsington Church School fundraising youth market

Horsington Church School is organising its own youth market in Cole's Yard this weekend to raise funds towards refurbishing the classrooms. Hot drinks and soup, savoury and sweet nibbles, handmade arts and crafts will be for sale.

Wincanton has voted to keep free parking [at point of use]

Mon 4 Nov '19, 20:41
By Dave Smith
Wincanton has voted to keep free parking [at point of use]

Wincanton's car parks will remain free at the point of use after the Town Council voted overwhelmingly to honour the result of the town-wide survey it undertook during the week leading up to the 18th October.

Poppies galore at St Peter and St Paul’s

Sun 3 Nov '19, 14:03
By Janet Lowe
Poppies galore at St Peter and St Paul’s

Over the last few weeks, ladies from the congregation of the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul in Wincanton have been busily knitting hundreds of poppies! Why? You may ask. Pop into the Church from Remembrance Sunday to find out.

The Winter Fair at the Racecourse - supporting The Balsam Centre

Fri 1 Nov '19, 16:43
By Annette Yoosefinejad
The Winter Fair at the Racecourse - supporting The Balsam Centre

It's time again for the delightful Winter Fair, this year to be held at Wincanton Racecourse and raising money for The Balsam Centre. Everything is donated, so all the money goes to charity.

Spooky Fireworks & Bonfire at Wincanton Sports Ground

Tue 29 Oct '19, 17:39
By Sean Corney
Spooky Fireworks & Bonfire at Wincanton Sports Ground

Wincanton Sports Ground has been host to an annual fireworks event over the last few years. This year we have combined both Halloween and Bonfire Night to create a Spooky Fireworks and Bonfire night on Saturday 2nd November.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for October & November 2019

Mon 21 Oct '19, 16:41
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for October & November 2019

Wincanton Poppy Appeal 2019 launch, the plans for the Remembrance 2019 parade and service, a pre-Christmas branch function, and Tony Goddard recalls the last 15 years with the Branch.

Wincanton car parking survey closes on Friday 18th

Wed 16 Oct '19, 20:59
By Dave Smith
Wincanton car parking survey closes on Friday 18th

Wincanton Town Council has delivered a survey to every eligible residence in the town. Should we agree to pay more Council Tax to cover the cost of parking for everyone, or should we let SSDC install parking meters so those who use them will cover the cost?

Somerset batsman will celebrate the return of racing to Wincanton

Mon 14 Oct '19, 15:40
By Lucy Johnson
Somerset batsman will celebrate the return of racing to Wincanton

Wincanton Racecourse will be welcoming retiring England and Somerset cricketer Marcus Trescothick to the official opening meeting of its new season on Thursday 17th October, along with a number of his county team mates.

'Twas the night before carnival...

Thu 10 Oct '19, 20:34
By Sarah Wiscombe
'Twas the night before carnival...

Wincanton Carnival is back after a year off, and 2019 is set to be a great show, with over 60 entries expected! There will be some road closures during the event, as well as a couple of temporary one-way systems to help residents. Read on for more details.

Racing is returning to Wincanton a week early!

Mon 7 Oct '19, 15:29
By Lucy Johnson
Racing is returning to Wincanton a week early!

Racing returns to Wincanton Racecourse this Wednesday 9th October; a week earlier than initially planned. Entry is just £10 per person to this additional meeting which was originally allocated to Towcester.

Come for a Tree Walk and Talk in Wincanton

Thu 3 Oct '19, 17:44
By Jonathan Astill
Come for a Tree Walk and Talk in Wincanton

Come for an autumn tree walk and talk in the centre of Wincanton, on Saturday 5th October, and learn all about the trees where you live. Local arboriculturalist Jonathan Astill will be your guide, and gives his time in support of the Balsam Centre.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2019

Tue 1 Oct '19, 17:27
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2019

An article on the last five years of Stowell Hill Stud, the one and only recipe for Pasta Carbonara, a report on the Horsington Open charity golf competition held in September, and the Horsington Church School crowd funding appeal.

Greening the Earth - Zac's new gallery in Wincanton

Mon 30 Sep '19, 18:44
By John Baxter
Greening the Earth - Zac's new gallery in Wincanton

A stunning new art gallery has opened in Wincanton High Street in the 18th century building that was Clementina. It is the result of co-operation between the property’s owner, Nicholas Cave, and artist Zac Greening.

The CAT bus urgently needs financial support - can you help?

Fri 27 Sep '19, 13:32
By Jayne McDougall
The CAT bus urgently needs financial support - can you help?

The CAT bus is as busy as ever, offering new weekly trips to faraway places whilst continuing to offer the valuable ring-and-ride service, helping people to stay independent for longer, but the charity is struggling to secure funding to safeguard the future of the service.

Man grows food in car

Wed 25 Sep '19, 19:22
By Matthew Franklin
Man grows food in car

It’s a curious sight, when you come around the last bend on the long driveway of a Somerset country residence. A 9 foot high wooden sculpture of a man filling a Saab convertible with soil, and growing tomatoes, potatoes, courgettes and mint in it.

Wincanton's new Mayor went to “Meet the Band”

Mon 23 Sep '19, 17:38
By Sandra Pearson
Wincanton's new Mayor went to “Meet the Band”

Susan Shelbourn-Barrow, Mayor of Wincanton, supported Wincanton Silver Band’s “Meet the Band” event, held at Wincanton Memorial Hall on 22nd September. The band is recruiting, especially younger musicians.

Wincanton Seed Market - making it better!

Wed 18 Sep '19, 20:05
By Safia Shah
Wincanton Seed Market - making it better!

This Saturday, 21st September, Wincanton's town centre will be energised with a perfect storm of markets, art and partying, as the launch of the brand new monthly Seed Market coincides with a town-wide contribution to Somerset Art Weeks 2019.

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