LEISURE: Bridgwater Operatic Society wins coveted Rose Bowl award at West Country’s Oscars

LEISURE: Bridgwater Operatic Society wins coveted Rose Bowl award at West Country’s Oscars

Posted: 17th October 2017
BRIDGWATER Operatic Society has won the prestigious Rose Bowl award for Best Musical Production in a glittering award ceremony at The Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel.  Its production of 42nd Street, staged at The McMillan Theatre in May this year, also attracted individual nominations for Mike Purnell (Julian Marsh) and Maureen Wycherley (Dorothy Brock) in the Best Actor and…

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LEISURE: Roll up, roll up! Bridgwater Fair is back!

LEISURE: Roll up, roll up! Bridgwater Fair is back!

Posted: 28th September 2017
THE largest travelling funfair in the South West has once again rolled onto Bridgwater’s St Matthews Field on its annual visit to the town. The fair and West Street market opened on Wednesday (September 27, 2017) and will continue until Saturday (September, 30, 2017). The Showman’s Guild, who organise and manage the main fair, invited the chairman of Sedgemoor District…

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LEISURE: Rescue police dog to showcase their skills at RSPCA West Hatch

LEISURE: Rescue police dog to showcase their skills at RSPCA West Hatch

Posted: 8th September 2017
A NEWLY-RECRUITED police sniffer dog will be giving the public a rare chance to see what their specialist training involves when the RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre opens its doors for a fun dog show. Gunner, pictured with PC Lee Webb, is one of many dogs who have been rescued from neglect, abuse and abandonment by the RSPCA who is now a police sniffer dog. He will be…

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LEISURE: All the fun of the Bridgwater Fair

LEISURE: All the fun of the Bridgwater Fair

Posted: 5th September 2017
THE largest travelling funfair in the South West will once more roll onto Bridgwater’s St Matthews Field on its annual visit to the town. This year the fair and West Street market will be open on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, until Saturday, September, 30, 2017. There will also be the traditional one-day horse fair and market, taking place on Wednesday, September 27…

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LEISURE: Plenty of fun at Enmore Church fete

LEISURE: Plenty of fun at Enmore Church fete

Posted: 2nd September 2017
CROWDS came out on Saturday (September 2, 2017) to support the annual Enmore Church fete. There was lots of activities and refreshments for all the family to enjoy with proceeds going towards funds for the St Michael and All Angels Church. Photographer Les Pickersgill went out to the fete, which was held within the grounds of Enmore Primary School, to take some pictures…

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LEISURE – IN PHOTOS: Annual Wembdon Village Day

LEISURE – IN PHOTOS: Annual Wembdon Village Day

Posted: 29th August 2017
THE annual Wembdon Village Day took place on Monday (August 28, 2017) and people were able to bask in the sunshine and enjoy a host of activities. The Village Day incorporates the annual flower, fruit, vegetable and craft show along with a car boot sale and grand fete. All of the money raised at the event will be donated back into the community in the form of grants to…

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LEISURE: Bridgwater Flower Show is blooming marvellous

LEISURE: Bridgwater Flower Show is blooming marvellous

Posted: 26th August 2017
VISITORS have descended on Bridgwater Town Hall for the annual flower show with exhibitors coming up smelling of roses once again. The show opened on Friday (August 25, 2017) and runs until 3pm on Saturday (August 26, 2017). There was plenty of things for people to see as well as the flowers including vegetables, pot plants, cut flowers, handicrafts, photography, food…

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LEISURE: Classic show for motoring enthusiasts

LEISURE: Classic show for motoring enthusiasts

Posted: 15th August 2017
MOTORING fans were able to enjoy a fantastic weekend at the Bridgwater Classic and Vintage Show held at Morganians Rugby Club on the outskirts of Bridgwater. There were lots of classic and vintage vehicles on display with various club stands from across the local area. There were classic European, British and American and custom cars on show along with motorcycles…

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LEISURE: Vikings are a hit in Burnham

LEISURE: Vikings are a hit in Burnham

Posted: 15th August 2017
THE Vikings invaded Burnham-on-Sea last weekend – but thankfully there were no reports of raping and pillaging going on. The Viking re-enactment group Draco Beordor were at the Manor Gardens in Burnham on Saturday and Sunday, August 12-13, 2017, where members set up an encampment and were more than happy to speak with visitors about the history of the Norse seafarers who…

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LEISURE: Photo Special - Spaxton Village Show 2017

LEISURE: Photo Special - Spaxton Village Show 2017

Posted: 10th August 2017
ORGANISERS would like to thank everyone who supported the annual Spaxton Village Show on Saturday (August 5, 2017). The show took place at the village hall and playing fields and there were activities, attractions and games galore for all the family to enjoy. Among the crowds were Bridgwater Press photographers Jeff Searle and Brian Bateman who were able to snap some…

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