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Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for December 2021

Mon 6 Dec 2021
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for December 2021

A report on Remembrance 2021 services and parade, an article about Wincanton’s youngest serving casualty of the Second World War, and a message from Wincanton Poppy Appeal organiser, Dawn Old.

It's the Christmas lantern parade and tree lights ceremony this Saturday

Thu 2 Dec 2021
By Dave Smith
It's the Christmas lantern parade and tree lights ceremony this Saturday

Wincanton's Market Place Christmas tree lighting and carols ceremony this Saturday will once again be preceded by a lantern parade, this year given a huge boost by Bootmakers Workshop. Come and see the illuminated spectacle marching down the High Street!

Wincanton Town Festival of Lights 2021 begins this weekend

Fri 26 Nov 2021
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Town Festival of Lights 2021 begins this weekend

It's an illuminating trail of light installations themed on sustainability, set in the gardens of the Greening the eARTh Gallery on Wincanton High Street (formerly Clementina), open on consecutive Saturdays until December 18th.

Wincanton Community Speedwatch needs volunteers

Wed 24 Nov 2021
By Wincanton Community Speedwatch
Wincanton Community Speedwatch needs volunteers

Wincanton Community Speedwatch needs volunteers to help create a visible deterrent for speeders to make the community safer. You can get involved with only about 1.5hrs training, and then volunteer only the time you can spare.

Join the Anvil discussion: Climate change - what should we believe is happening?

Sun 14 Nov 2021
By John Baxter
Join the Anvil discussion: Climate change - what should we believe is happening?

On Wednesday 17th November, ANVIL will be meeting to discuss “Climate Change, Science, Speculation and Propaganda”. ANVIL is open to anyone who books a place. Held this time in the Quaker Meeting House on the High Street.

Wincanton Remembers 2021

Sat 13 Nov 2021
By Dave Smith
Wincanton Remembers 2021

On Sunday 14th November, a parade, starting from the Memorial Hall and led by the Wincanton Silver Band, will walk down the High Street to the Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, followed by a one-hour Service of Remembrance.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for November 2021

Sat 13 Nov 2021
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for November 2021

Congratulations to Tony Goddard on the presentation of his RBL Gold Badge, details of the Remembrance parade and service on Sunday 14th November, Poppy Appeal 2021, pre-Christmas trip, and pre-Christmas lunch.

Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - November 2021

Thu 4 Nov 2021
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - November 2021

Susan Maltin, local historian, describes the Georgian town of Wincanton, a talk about Windsor Wood Hill, the community retreat located near Shepton Mallett, and Steve Miles writes about Horsington War Memorial Committtee.

Spoken Word is back at the SEED Cafe

Mon 11 Oct 2021
By Samantha Stocker-Harding
Spoken Word is back at the SEED Cafe

To all poets, rappers, storytellers, writers and musicians: we welcome you to an inspiring open mic poetry night from the heart of Wincanton! Just listen and relax and indulge in some poetry and food, or share your magic. Starts this Thursday!

Celebrate with Wincanton Rugby Club at their first game on their new Sports Ground pitch

Thu 30 Sep 2021
By Justin French
Celebrate with Wincanton Rugby Club at their first game on their new Sports Ground pitch

They'll be celebrating at Wincanton Sports Ground this Saturday, in memory of ex-Chairman John Bastable. Join them for a BBQ, and bring friends and kids for a family social. There'll even be some rugby tots action.

Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2021

Tue 28 Sep 2021
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - October 2021

Jonathan Packer has patiently and expertly listed all the places within an hour where to hear good music. Go and support the music scene! Richard Gaunt reviews the 2021 Horsington Open.

Templecombe Village Art Exhibition 2021

Mon 27 Sep 2021
By David Seares
Templecombe Village Art Exhibition 2021

Templecombe will be hosting its second art exhibition this weekend, in support of Alzheimer’s Research and in memory of Ian Jenkinson who passed away during November 2020, and who inspired the first exhibition in 2019.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2021

Tue 21 Sep 2021
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for September & October 2021

Branch President Tony Goddard has given notification of his retirement and has been awarded the RBL Gold Badge in recognition of his work over many years, a very kind donation to the Wincanton Branch, details of this year's AGM, and a letter from the Queen!

Breaking Boundaries: watch and discuss this climate change film in Wincanton this week

Tue 14 Sep 2021
By John Baxter
Breaking Boundaries: watch and discuss this climate change film in Wincanton this week

Wincanton Churches Together, Anvil Associates and One Planet Wincanton are promoting two sessions in Wincanton to watch and discuss the powerful new climate change documentary, Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet, presented by Sir David Attenborough.

Julie Jenkins & Sarah Ayling: Somerset Art Weeks Open Studios 2021

Fri 10 Sep 2021
By Julie Jenkins
Julie Jenkins & Sarah Ayling: Somerset Art Weeks Open Studios 2021

Two travelling ladies combine forces to show their colourful paintings and prints in Wincanton. This month, take a moment to escape on a trip around the world on an exciting artistic journey. This is a unique opportunity to visit these two practising artists, to see and buy their work.

Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - September 2021

Fri 10 Sep 2021
By Jeanne Mortarotti
Villager magazine for Horsington & South Cheriton - September 2021

Bob Jones writes about his first trip with the Jubilee Sailing Trust, a wonderful charity with a unique mission, and read about all the new exciting activities after months of restrictions, including the famous Horsington Open.

Tributes are paid to former South Somerset District Council Leader Tim Carroll

Fri 3 Sep 2021
By South Somerset District Council
Tributes are paid to former South Somerset District Council Leader Tim Carroll

Tributes have been paid to former Wincanton Ward representative and South Somerset District Council Leader Tim Carroll who has passed away following a long illness.

Shepton Montague Village Fete 2021

Mon 30 Aug 2021
By John Sykes
Shepton Montague Village Fete 2021

This Saturday, in addition to the usual attractions, they have introduced The Detectorists (have a go finding buried coins), "Made in Shepton Montague" crafts, jams and cakes, and a tent devoted to "games of skill" (an electrifying experience!).

The 68th Bruton Art Society Annual Exhibition is on this week

Mon 23 Aug 2021
By John Baxter
The 68th Bruton Art Society Annual Exhibition is on this week

The 68th Bruton Art Society Annual Exhibition is on this week from the 21st to 28th August 2021 in the Memorial Hall of King’s School, Bruton, but if you can't make it in person you can view all the exhibits online.

u3a Blackmore Vale open afternoon in Henstridge

Thu 19 Aug 2021
By Susan Kidd
u3a Blackmore Vale open afternoon in Henstridge

The u3a aims to give people who are no longer in full-time work, or raising a family, opportunities to develop interests, make new friends and enjoy themselves. Check out their open afternoon at Henstridge Village Hall on 7th September.

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