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Wincanton Christmas Lantern Parade

Mon 14 Nov '16, 14:25
By John Smith
Wincanton Christmas Lantern Parade

Wincanton's 2016 Christmas Lantern Parade will be on Saturday 19th November, despite this year's Extravaganza having been cancelled. The parade will coincide with the Town Council’s annual ceremony to switch on the town Christmas tree lights. There'll also be a lantern competition!

Wincanton Bonfire Night returns this Saturday!

Thu 3 Nov '16, 23:19
By John Smith
Wincanton Bonfire Night returns this Saturday!

It’s been many a year since the last organised town bonfire and fireworks display, but for 2016 it’s back. The youth teams who use the facilities at the Wincanton Sports Ground have organised a bonfire and fireworks event for the people of Wincanton.

Wincanton Carnival 2016 VIDEO

Mon 31 Oct '16, 18:45
By John Smith
Wincanton Carnival 2016 <small style='color: blue;'>VIDEO</small>

On Friday 14th October Wincanton had its second carnival since a six year absence. Last year Wincanton won a trophy for the 'Best Carnival on the Wessex Circuit'. How does this year's measure up? Check out the full video, and find out who won the entry awards.

This Year's Over-70s Christmas Lunch Will Be On Sunday 4th December

Sat 15 Oct '16, 12:15
By John Smith
This Year's Over-70s Christmas Lunch Will Be On Sunday 4th December

Former town Mayor Colin Winder and Wincanton Town Council are now preparing for the annual Over-70’s Christmas Lunch. This year’s event takes place on Sunday 4th December in the Memorial Hall.

A Look Back at Wincanton Carnival 2015 VIDEO

Mon 10 Oct '16, 20:52
By John Smith
A Look Back at Wincanton Carnival 2015 <small style='color: blue;'>VIDEO</small>

Just in case you missed last year's carnival, we've got a video of the whole thing. It'll give you an idea of what to expect this Friday! The Carnival committee is still in need of some help for Friday's event, so read on for some more information.

Road Closures for Wincanton Carnival this Friday

Sun 9 Oct '16, 16:52
By John Smith
Road Closures for Wincanton Carnival this Friday

The 2016 Wincanton Carnival is less than a week away, and everything is gradually falling into place. For the safety of both the spectators and carnival entrants the Carnival committee has announced some typical road closures. Here's a full list, and a map of the procession for anyone who might need to plan ahead.

Wincanton Flower Show 2016

Fri 23 Sep '16, 20:06
By Richard D'Arcy
Wincanton Flower Show 2016

Wincanton & District Gardeners Association held its 61st Annual Flower Show on Saturday 3rd September in the Memorial Hall. There was a high standard of entries and keen competition across all classes, including flowers and vegetabes as well as home and handicrafts.

[TALK:] Nathaniel Ireson by Peter Fitzgerald

Mon 19 Sep '16, 21:16
By John Baxter
[TALK:] Nathaniel Ireson by Peter Fitzgerald

Peter Fitzgerald has just had published his book on Nathaniel Ireson the architect, master builder and potter of 18th century Wincanton and on Friday 23rd of September he will be giving a talk on Ireson to the Museum and History Society in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm.

Wincanton Town Festival – Saturday 17th September

Tue 13 Sep '16, 15:05
By Linda Dominique
Wincanton Town Festival – Saturday 17th September

On Saturday 17th September Wincanton’s newest festival has its inaugural outing. The Wincanton Town Festival (WTF!) takes place in and around Wincanton Town High Street, and will be a day of arts and entertainment for all the family.

WDGA Flower Show 2016 is on 3rd September

Thu 1 Sep '16, 16:51
By John Smith
WDGA Flower Show 2016 is on 3rd September

The Wincanton & District Gardeners Association Annual Flower Show will take place on Saturday 3rd September in the Memorial Hall, and will include entries widely varing from flowers, veg and fruit, to crafts, baking and even handwriting.

This Year's Carnival Needs Your Help!

Thu 25 Aug '16, 17:13
By John Smith
This Year's Carnival Needs Your Help!

After last year's successful relaunch of the Wincanton Carnival, the Carnival committee is looking to recruit more volunteers to help share the repidly growing workload. Secretaries, judges, marshals and collectors are needed. Can you help?

[TALK:] The Oldest Known Map of Castle Cary and Ansford

Tue 23 Aug '16, 12:16
By Pek Peppin
[TALK:] The Oldest Known Map of Castle Cary and Ansford

Prof. Will Vaughan will give a talk about the oldest known map of Castle Cary and Ansford, on Saturday 3rd September at 6.30pm in Caryford Hall. This unique map dates from 1682-4 and is nearly 4ft x 4ft. You could order your own print!

Wincanton's Second Play Day is Next Week - Don't Miss Out!

Wed 17 Aug '16, 14:46
By John Smith
Wincanton's Second Play Day is Next Week - Don't Miss Out!

Thursday 11th was the first of two Play Days planned for August during the school holiday period. If you couldn’t make it you needn't miss out. Come to the second event on Thursday 25th August, next week!

Poker Evening to Continue Fundraising Effort for Wincanton Carnival 2016

Thu 11 Aug '16, 11:06
By John Smith
Poker Evening to Continue Fundraising Effort for Wincanton Carnival 2016

The carnival committee has been working hard to raise the estimated £8,000 needed to run this year’s event. With around £5,500 already raised, a poker evening follows last night's bingo to help raise the balance needed.

The 2016 Nicholson Lecture: “Opportunities for Cavalry”

Mon 11 Jul '16, 15:47
By James Scott
The 2016 Nicholson Lecture: “Opportunities for Cavalry”

This is the fifth annual Nicholson Lecture, which takes place this year at Maperton Church on Saturday 6th August. Allan Mallinson is our speaker and the topic is “Opportunities for Cavalry. The elusive dream of the Western Front?”

1 Regiment Army Air Corps is Granted the Freedom of Wincanton VIDEO

Thu 2 Jun '16, 13:26
By John Smith
1 Regiment Army Air Corps is Granted the Freedom of Wincanton <small style='color: blue;'>VIDEO</small>

Video, pictures and description of the exhilarating parade through Wincanton High Street on Thursday 26th May of 1 Regiment Army Air Corps, who were granted the Freedom of Wincanton amidst an enthusiastic turnout of local well-wishers.

Yarlington Plant Fair – Saturday 14th May

Mon 25 Apr '16, 07:46
By Melissa Parsons
Yarlington Plant Fair – Saturday 14th May

Twenty three nurseries from all over the South West will exhibit at the 16th annual Yarlington Plant Fair on Saturday 14th May. This is a fantastic opportunity to see these specialist nurseries, and to buy beautifully grown plants.

A Talk on the History of Palestine

Wed 20 Apr '16, 08:03
By Nigel Fox and John Baxter
A Talk on the History of Palestine

On Friday 29th April the Wincanton Museum and History Society is lucky to have the chance to hear one of the country’s leading experts on the Middle East and its troubled history. Jon Deverell’s topic is: The History of Palestine.

ANVIL - For Challenging Discussions

Thu 3 Mar '16, 14:11
By John Baxter
ANVIL - For Challenging Discussions

ANVIL, the Wincanton based structured discussion group, has now been going for two years. We are open to all and are free of any religious or political bias. Look at our 2016 programme and see if it would interest you.

It’s Time For a C.A.T.C.H. Jumble Sale

Mon 29 Feb '16, 23:13
By Dave Smith
It’s Time For a C.A.T.C.H. Jumble Sale

C.A.T.C.H. will be holding its annual jumble sale this week, on Saturday 5th March, this time in the Memorial Hall, 11.00am till 2.00pm. There’s still time to donate good quality items you’d like rid of, in support of a local, noble cause.

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