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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.

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.

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.

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.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for August & September 2019

Mon 9 Sep '19, 17:09
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for August & September 2019

Can you spare an hour or two to help the local Poppy Appeal? Read about the Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club, the Old Faithful 75th anniversary remembrance service and the recent 2019 branch AGM.

Wincanton's new climate change group needs a few additional champions

Tue 13 Aug '19, 16:09
By Janice Blackwell
Wincanton's new climate change group needs a few additional champions

The budding Wincanton climate change group had a successful first meeting on 15th July, but it still needs a few more champions to build out the model, so if you're interested in getting involved, the next meeting is this Thursday 15th August.

Planning the future of Wincanton

Fri 19 Jul '19, 17:27
By Dave Smith
Planning the future of Wincanton

An energy of fresh enthusiasm has been building in Wincanton throughout the year, and there are moves afoot to channel it towards the development of the town’s centre and community. The Town Council is keen to involve everyone to capitalise on this important opportunity.

Another step forward for SSDC's Wincanton Town Centre Strategy

Thu 18 Jul '19, 16:30
By South Somerset District Council
Another step forward for SSDC's Wincanton Town Centre Strategy

Following public consultation earlier in the year, at its meeting last week, South Somerset District Council’s Area East Committee approved amendments to the Wincanton Town Centre Strategy as a direct result of community concerns.

Establishing a climate change action group in Wincanton

Sat 13 Jul '19, 18:07
By Janice Blackwell
Establishing a climate change action group in Wincanton

We are a few like-minded people who have met a couple of times at The Balsam Centre to discuss what can be done, ideas for everyone to use and how to encourage people to get on-board. Join us for a chat this Monday, 15th July.

Wincanton marks the 75th anniversary of the crash of Old Faithful

Thu 27 Jun '19, 15:03
By Tony Goddard
Wincanton marks the 75th anniversary of the crash of Old Faithful

A large number of townspeople turned out in Wincanton on 23rd June to mark the 75th anniversary of the crash of the American Flying Fortress bomber, Old Faithful, nearby. The sacrifices made that day have been remembered every year since a memorial was erected in 1954.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for April & May 2019

Mon 6 May '19, 18:32
By Steve Lee
Sandbag – Wincanton RBL newsletter for April & May 2019

An update on the planning of the Old Faithful 75th anniversary ceremony, details of 2019's AGM, Armed Forces Day 2019, D-Day Commemorations 2019, monthly coach trips and the branch donation to Dunkirk Memorial House.

Wincanton Book Festival 2019

Fri 8 Mar '19, 15:42
By John Smith
Wincanton Book Festival 2019

The very first Wincanton Book Festival will take place tomorrow, Saturday 9th March 2019, in Wincanton Library, as well as various High Street shops and venues. Local authors will be available to talk about their books, and their writing experiences.

Lost cat: have you seen Tosca?

Sun 3 Mar '19, 19:05
By Laura Combe
Lost cat: have you seen Tosca?

Our lovely boy Tosca has been missing for a few months and we are desperate to find him and bring him home. He popped out for his usual quick evening stroll in Saunters Close and sadly never returned. He is very wary of people and probably hiding somewhere.

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