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Bruton Choral Society Christmas Concert

Fri 6 Dec '19, 16:16
By Caroline Tickner
Bruton Choral Society Christmas Concert

We’d love you to come to our next big event: the Christmas concert in St Mary's Church, Bruton. It’s a wonderful way to start the festive season in a beautiful setting. Choir items and solos will be intertwined with traditional carols for all to join in.

A Christmas concert by the Pilgrim Singers

Fri 6 Dec '19, 15:12
By John Baxter
A Christmas concert by the Pilgrim Singers

The Wincanton area ecumenical choir, the Pilgrim Singers, have all been rehearsing with enthusiasm for their annual charity Christmas concert next Sunday, 15th December, which this year will be supporting the CAT Bus.

Spectra Musica presents “The First Nowell”

Fri 6 Dec '19, 14:13
By Spectra Musica
Spectra Musica presents “The First Nowell”

'The First Nowell' will be an enjoyable Christmas concert, Spectra Musica's first, with some well loved carols for the audience to participate in, on Saturday 14th December at the Catholic Church in Wincanton.

Wincanton Choral Society Christmas Concert 2019

Wed 4 Dec '19, 17:59
By Benedict Critchley
Wincanton Choral Society Christmas Concert 2019

The Wincanton Choral Society Winter Concert will take place in Wincanton Sports Centre on Sunday 8th December. It'll be the choir's first concert with their outstanding new director of music, Katrine Reimers, who will ensure that this performance is very exciting!

A Christmas Fair supporting schools in Henstridge

Tue 3 Dec '19, 15:03
By Natalie Cochrane
A Christmas Fair supporting schools in Henstridge

On behalf of St Nicholas Primary School and Explorers Preschool in Henstridge we are holding a Christmas fair on Friday 13th December. There'll be rides, games, food, crafts, a lantern parade and Santa's Grotto!

Dreaming of Silver on Wincanton’s Festive Raceday

Wed 27 Nov '19, 17:38
By Lucy Johnson
Dreaming of Silver on Wincanton’s Festive Raceday

Break free from your offices and head to Wincanton Racecourse for an early Christmas celebration on Thursday, 5th December. With the holiday season approaching, it’s the perfect time to gather friends and colleagues for a day out at the races.

A coffee morning supporting the CAT Bus UPDATED

Mon 25 Nov '19, 17:14
By Joyce Page
A coffee morning supporting the CAT Bus <small style='color: blue;'>UPDATED</small>

We are organising a fundraising coffee morning in support of the CAT Bus, on November 30th in the Wincanton Baptist Church hall. Please come and help us raise a donation for this valuable community service.

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: the Equilibrium of Good and Evil

Wed 20 Nov '19, 22:10
By Alice Glover
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: the Equilibrium of Good and Evil

Highly esteemed Wincanton-based poet and playwright Steve McAuliffe premiered his latest radio play, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, in Wincanton Town Hall in August. Alice Glover reviews the performance.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - November 2019

Sun 17 Nov '19, 15:33
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - November 2019

Sally Packer gives us a few snapshots of her recent trip to Ethiopia, reports from our community, from the churchwarden, the school's Headteacher, the WI, Reverend Kevin, and event notices for the coming months.

Olympians help Wincanton Sports Centre raise funds for employee with brain tumor

Fri 15 Nov '19, 18:32
By Annie Slinn
Olympians help Wincanton Sports Centre raise funds for employee with brain tumor

Two Olympic swimmers joined fundraisers at an event held in support of 22-year-old Laura Skerritt, a teaching instructor at Wincanton Sports Centre, who is living with a tennis ball-sized brain tumour.

Love cheese? You'll love The Truckle Truck

Wed 13 Nov '19, 19:13
By Carolyn Hopkins
Love cheese? You'll love The Truckle Truck

Susie, a bright and very beautiful Citroen HY van, is 50 years old, but she's been given a new lease of life as a travelling cheese shop. You can sniff us out somewhere in the Wincanton Memorial Hall car park every Thursday!

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.

Wincanton Racecourse generously hosted a successful day in aid of Combat Stress

Wed 6 Nov '19, 16:34
By Sarah Jane Lewis
Wincanton Racecourse generously hosted a successful day in aid of Combat Stress

Wincanton Racecourse generously hosted a phenomenally successful day in aid of Combat Stress, the veteran’s mental health charity, on Sunday 27th October. There was a record turnout of racegoers and just over £65k was raised.

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.

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