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Volunteers save Castle Cary Library

Thu 6 Dec '18, 19:20
By Castle Cary Community Library
Volunteers save Castle Cary Library

Castle Cary Library was due to close on 31st March 2019 as a result of County Council cost savings, but a group of volunteers is setting up a Community Library to keep it going.

Wincanton's Cale Park now has a measured 1km running route

Mon 3 Dec '18, 19:18
By Dave Smith
Wincanton's Cale Park now has a measured 1km running route

A 1km route has been mapped out which you can walk, jog or run, and it's also suitable for wheelchairs and buggys. There are directional stickers on posts along the route, and a map sign at the start point.

Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza 2018 is just around the corner

Tue 27 Nov '18, 17:46
By John Smith
Wincanton Christmas Extravaganza 2018 is just around the corner

This year’s Christmas Extravaganza is on Saturday 1st December between 1pm and 6:30pm. Extravaganza veterans will notice some changes this year, so you’ll need to be on your toes.

Widow hopes inquest will end two-year wait for answers following husband's death

Fri 23 Nov '18, 17:45
By Andrew Hewitt
Widow hopes inquest will end two-year wait for answers following husband's death

The widow of former police officer Stephen Hartwell Thurman-Newell, 62, who died after suffering an asthma attack, is hoping an upcoming inquest will end her two-year wait for answers regarding his death.

[TALK:] Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) with Wincanton Quakers

Fri 23 Nov '18, 15:43
By Richard Porter
[TALK:] Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) with Wincanton Quakers

Wincanton Quakers will be hosting a talk on the work of Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders). They work in the trouble spots of the world providing medical relief to those suffering from the effects of disasters around the world.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - November 2018

Thu 22 Nov '18, 18:08
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - November 2018

"The Mystery of the Horsington Mill"; Jonathan Packer's research on the history of mills around Horsington, The Church School's grounds makeover, an obituary for Ronald Alan Peters, and the usual announcements.

Wincanton's Armistice Day parade 2018 VIDEO

Wed 14 Nov '18, 16:04
By John Smith
Wincanton's Armistice Day parade 2018 <small style='color: blue;'>VIDEO</small>

On Sunday 11th November 2018 was the Wincanton Armistice Day parade and service. This year's event had a few unique characteristics, not least that it was a tribute to the Armistice Centenary.

Big cheers for Somerset’s most historic race

Thu 8 Nov '18, 17:04
By Lucy Johnson
Big cheers for Somerset’s most historic race

The Badger Ales Trophy is Somerset’s most historic race that has thrilled the crowds since its inception in 1962, and this Saturday, 10th November, local trainer Paul Nicholls will be hoping to add further to the race’s rich history.

Armistice Day with Wincanton Quakers

Mon 5 Nov '18, 21:01
By Hazel Hudson
Armistice Day with Wincanton Quakers

Quakers will celebrate the end of the world-wide war in 1918, and the hope for Peace that the Armistice brought. Anyone who would like to join us in gratitude and remembrance of all who fell in that terrible conflict is most welcome.

WW1 fallen ‘brought back to the places they left behind’

Wed 31 Oct '18, 15:13
By Stephen Miles
WW1 fallen ‘brought back to the places they left behind’

On Friday 9th November, St John’s Church will hold a memorial service for our fallen heroes of WW1, during which a contingent of soldiers and veterans will march 14 life-size silhouettes from the war memorial to the Church.

Travis Perkins paints the town white - then cleans it up

Mon 29 Oct '18, 16:50
By John Smith
Travis Perkins paints the town white - then cleans it up

On Wednesday 24th October, a lorry delivering to the Wincanton branch of Travis Perkins left a trail of white emulsion paint all around the town, starting on the Dyke's Way roundabout opposite the A303 junction.

The Poppy of Honour WWI memorial has been damaged

Sun 28 Oct '18, 17:24
By John Smith
The Poppy of Honour WWI memorial has been damaged

The Poppy of Honour 2018 WWI memorial recently unveiled in Cale Park, Wincanton, has been damaged. The steel structure is double-glazed on both sides, and the two panes on one side have been fractured.

The Bootmakers Workshop presents a creative roller skate pizza day!

Fri 26 Oct '18, 19:34
By Nigel McLachlan
The Bootmakers Workshop presents a creative roller skate pizza day!

The Bootmakers Workshop and Toe Jam Roller are combining forces to put on a fun-packed, creative and energetic day on Tuesday 30th October. There'll be costume making, wood-fired pizzas and a skate party!

South Somerset District Council is hosting a FREE social media workshop tonight!

Wed 24 Oct '18, 15:34
By John Smith
South Somerset District Council is hosting a FREE social media workshop tonight!

South Somerset District Council is hosting a FREE digital marketing workshop this evening, starting at 6:30pm, focusing on how to use Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to promote your business. Apologies for the late notice.

Wincanton Wholefoods is shutting up shop on 27th October

Mon 22 Oct '18, 17:39
By John Smith
Wincanton Wholefoods is shutting up shop on 27<sup>th</sup> October

Steve Stapleton of Wincanton Wholefoods has announced his business will close its doors for the last time at end-of-day on 27th October. Make sure to pay at least one final visit to stock up on your favourite products, and use up your loyalty points.

Gun dog displays and pint-sized racing at Wincanton Racecourse's Countryside Day

Wed 17 Oct '18, 18:01
By Lucy Johnson
Gun dog displays and pint-sized racing at Wincanton Racecourse's Countryside Day

On the last day of half term, it’s free to attend for everyone under 18 and there will be plenty of entertainment for the whole family, with gun dogs and ferrets in addition to the horse racing, and lots of other activities for kids.

Wincanton Library bucks the trend

Sun 14 Oct '18, 12:44
By Penny Ashton
Wincanton Library bucks the trend

It's no surprise that use of Somerset's libraries has been dwindling over recent years, but you may be pleasantly surprised to hear that Wincanton's Library has been proving its worth of late, with a visitor boost during the first half of this year, perhaps due to all the activities for kids that have been going on.

The Poppy of Honour will be unveiled in Wincanton this Saturday

Thu 4 Oct '18, 18:12
By John Smith
The Poppy of Honour will be unveiled in Wincanton this Saturday

On Saturday 6th October, the Poppy of Honour will be unveiled during a ceremony in Cale Park, Wincanton. The event begins at the Wincanton War Memorial Hall with a parade marching down to Cale Park where the unveiling ceremony will take place.

Wincanton Town Football Club has its first home game this Saturday 29th

Mon 24 Sep '18, 19:45
By Chris Wise
Wincanton Town Football Club has its first home game this Saturday 29th

It has been a tough start to the season, having played the first six games of the season away, so now we need the support of the town for our home games, the first of which is this Saturday, 29th September, at Wincanton Sports Ground.

Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2018

Mon 24 Sep '18, 16:05
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager Magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2018

Rock and Roll gossip by the musician Leila Moss, who composed her own solo album while staying in her father's house in Horsington, and an article on cider-making by Bev Benjafield.

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