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Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for June 2019

Mon 24 Jun '19, 12:29
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for June 2019

Further details of the Old Faithful 75th anniversary ceremony, Legion Magazine competition winners, D-Day Commemorated, a hero is remembered, and an account of the Branch's attendance of the Families Day at RNAS Yeovilton at the end of May.

The 24-Hour Board Game Marathon is coming back to Wincanton!

Fri 21 Jun '19, 15:53
By Dan Apsey
The 24-Hour Board Game Marathon is coming back to Wincanton!

Last July, the first 24-Hour Board Game Marathon in support of Cots for Tots came to Wincanton Memorial Hall and raised a whopping £5,000 just by playing games all day! Such a success demands to be repeated, so it's happening again this year.

Wincanton Growing Together at Carrington House

Thu 20 Jun '19, 18:09
By Debbie Hicks
Wincanton Growing Together at Carrington House

Pupils from all three of Wincanton's schools have been collaborating with residents of Carrington House as part of a community project to revamp the care home's gardens in support of St Margaret’s Hospice’s Glorious Somerset Gardens scheme.

Come and see the design for Wincanton's new skate park on Monday 24th June

Wed 19 Jun '19, 18:34
By Dave Smith
Come and see the design for Wincanton's new skate park on Monday 24th June

Wincanton Town Council has arranged a follow-up consultation event in the Town Hall on Monday 24th June to make the design for a replacement skate park available for feedback. A member of the design team will be available to discuss ideas and feedback.

Public consultation on Lawrence Hill development proposal

Fri 14 Jun '19, 16:20
By Dave Smith
Public consultation on Lawrence Hill development proposal

Abbey Manor Homes Ltd. invites you to a public consultation event at Cale Park Kitchen next Friday, and welcomes your views on a new proposal for a mixed-use development on the West side of Wincanton, on Lawrence Hill.

Mind in Somerset’s Driving Challenge and Family Fun Day

Thu 13 Jun '19, 13:59
By Ayesha Kirton
Mind in Somerset’s Driving Challenge and Family Fun Day

Test your driving skills on a range of vehicles against competitors to win fantastic prizes as part of a fun-packed day with the family. There'll also be an inflatable assault course, arts and crafts, tombola, face painting and static displays of military and vintage vehicles.

Wincanton Freemasons welcome you to an Open Day

Wed 12 Jun '19, 20:39
By Don Cochrane
Wincanton Freemasons welcome you to an Open Day

Are you are interested in social history, your own heritage, the charities supported by local Masons or learning more about Freemasonry in general? Then the Lodge of Science No. 437 is very much looking forward to welcoming you into their Lodge.

The Aurin Girls’ Choir is bringing its 20th anniversary concert to Bruton

Tue 11 Jun '19, 10:59
By Barbara Jenkinson
The Aurin Girls’ Choir is bringing its 20th anniversary concert to Bruton

The award-winning Aurin Girls’ Choir from Hungary is returning to Bruton again this year in which the girls have been celebrating their choir's 20th anniversary. It has also been 20 years since their first visit to Bruton, so we regard this as a very special concert.

Wincanton's War Memorial Hall

Sun 9 Jun '19, 10:16
By Brian Sales
Wincanton's War Memorial Hall

Wincanton Memorial Hall offers a wide range of facilities making it ideal for a broad spectrum of users; from ballroom dancing to coffee mornings in the sun lounge, large meetings, business conventions, displays, markets and shows. Surely Wincanton’s most used social facility.

Old Faithful 75th anniversary service of commemoration

Fri 7 Jun '19, 16:21
By Tony Goddard
Old Faithful 75<sup>th</sup> anniversary service of commemoration

Wincanton Royal British Legion will be honouring the sacrifice made by the crew of “Old Faithful” with a Service of Commemoration on Sunday 23rd June at 3pm (assembly 2:45pm) at the War Memorial in the grounds of the Memorial Hall.

Have you spotted the Cale Park woodpecker? VIDEO

Wed 5 Jun '19, 20:46
By Dave Smith
Have you spotted the Cale Park woodpecker? <small style='color: blue;'>VIDEO</small>

I was walking through Cale Park when I heard the curious sound of distant gunfire. Or some kind of automatic tool being used nearby. Thankfully, before my curiosity cost me the rest of the day, another walker supplied a helpful hint: "That must be the woodpecker."

Wincanton Youth Theatre presents John Godber’s Bouncers & Shakers

Fri 24 May '19, 12:45
By Andrew Warren
Wincanton Youth Theatre presents John Godber’s Bouncers & Shakers

Wincanton Youth Theatre presents Bouncers and Shakers; TWO plays, either side of the intermission, that have it all. Sexual relationships, drinking, gang mentality and political commentary, and that’s only in the ride over in the taxi.

Music at the Manor with the Pilgrim Singers

Thu 23 May '19, 09:35
By John Baxter
Music at the Manor with the Pilgrim Singers

The Pilgrim Singers’ summer concert is on Sunday 30th June in the gardens of Balsam House. If you come you can expect a diverse programme of fine choral singing. The £12 ticket includes strawberries and cream and a glass of Pimms.

Free golf day at Wincanton Racecourse on Saturday 25th May

Wed 22 May '19, 21:53
By Lucy J
Free golf day at Wincanton Racecourse on Saturday 25th May

Wincanton Racecourse’s golf course, set in the middle of the track, is offering a free day of golf to everyone on Saturday 25th May, with FREE professional lessons available during the middle of the day.

Wincanton Library has been a hive of activity this year, with more to come

Tue 21 May '19, 14:10
By Penny Ashton & Shirley Hoar
Wincanton Library has been a hive of activity this year, with more to come

Wincanton's fantastic library continues to prove its worth despite modern trends. These are some of the events and activities that have been going on over the last couple of months, and some that are coming up soon.

Horse riders appeal to inconsiderate drivers

Fri 17 May '19, 16:01
By Nikki Forbes
Horse riders appeal to inconsiderate drivers

Some drivers may have this banner beside the road into Bayford. While most drivers around Wincanton are brilliant, sadly there is always one or two impatient and reckless drivers with bad attitudes that can startle, unsettle and panic the horses.

Ladies’ Night brought Wincanton’s racing season to a glamorous conclusion

Wed 15 May '19, 13:22
By Lucy Johnson
Ladies’ Night brought Wincanton’s racing season to a glamorous conclusion

The glamour of an evening at the races came to the fore at Wincanton Racecourse last week when dozens of ladies entered its Best Dressed competition, helping to ensure the season concluded in style.

Wincanton Tandoori has sponsored Wincanton Warriors U12s with a brand new kit

Tue 14 May '19, 20:41
By Sean Corney
Wincanton Tandoori has sponsored Wincanton Warriors U12s with a brand new kit

Wincanton Warriors U12’s have once again received a brand new kit for the forthcoming season from their sponsor Wincanton Tandoori, as the team progresses to U13’s and moves on to a full size pitch.

Wincanton Primary School thanks the community for a huge volunteer DIY effort

Sun 12 May '19, 13:02
By Aly Flynn
Wincanton Primary School thanks the community for a huge volunteer DIY effort

A team of 34 volunteers, including parents, staff and members of the community, decorated six classrooms and built a large decked stage area at Wincanton Primary School, which has been overwhelmed by the generous community support.

Recall Flyball Club’s Boot and Table-Top Sale is on Saturday 11th May

Thu 9 May '19, 21:12
By Tracey Pratt
Recall Flyball Club’s Boot and Table-Top Sale is on Saturday 11th May

Recall Flyball Club’s Boot and Table-Top Sale will be at Wincanton Sports Ground, raising money for Matt’s Respite Retreats and Somerset & Dorset Animal Rescue. There'll be lots of fun and activities, and it’s a chance to get to know the club and the charities involved.

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