LEISURE: Wassailing - let the cider apple trees awaken and here’s to a good harvest

LEISURE: Wassailing - let the cider apple trees awaken and here’s to a good harvest

Posted: 21st January 2018
THE annual Wassail ceremony took place at Rich’s Cider Farm at Watchfield near Highbridge on Saturday (January 20, 2018) evening as people gathered to wish apple trees a healthy year. People met at Rich’s Cider to awaken the cider apple trees and to scare away evil spirits to ensure a good harvest of fruit in the autumn. The ceremony was led by the Wassail Queen who was…

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LEISURE – PHOTO SPECIAL: Vintage rally at Junction 24

LEISURE – PHOTO SPECIAL: Vintage rally at Junction 24

Posted: 3rd January 2018
THERE were vintage vehicles of all shapes and sizes on display on New Year’s Day at the Junction 24 venue near Bridgwater – despite the rain and cold weather. Enthusiasts gathered at the Junction 24 venue at North Petherton on Monday (January 1, 2018) where an array of farm vehicles, trucks, cars, traction engines and motorbikes had assembled with their proud owners…

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LEISURE: Octagon gives special offer for remaining Cinderella panto performances

LEISURE: Octagon gives special offer for remaining Cinderella panto performances

Posted: 3rd January 2018
THE Octagon Theatre in Yeovil is offering people a great deal if they want to grab a slice of pantomime fun and mayhem before the festive run of Cinderella finishes this weekend. The award-winning theatre has received some fantastic feedback from audiences who have watched the amazing Cinderella panto over the Christmas period. There are now just a few performances to go…

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LEISURE: Bridgwater to Taunton Canal Run 2017

LEISURE: Bridgwater to Taunton Canal Run 2017

Posted: 29th December 2017
RUNNERS were out in force on Thursday (December 28, 2017) for the Bridgwater to Taunton Canal Run. The athletes were up bright and early for the 14-mile run along the canal from Bridgwater to Taunton and were joined by photographers Jeff Searle and Les Pickersgill who have supplied these photos for the Bridgwater Press. The fun run event was open to everyone and runners…

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CLUBS AND SOCIETIES: Masons give £4,000 to Beacon Centre

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES: Masons give £4,000 to Beacon Centre

Posted: 20th December 2017
BRIDGWATER Masons have presented a whopping £4,000 cheque to the Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton. Three lodges of the Somerset Freemasons meet at the Masonic Hall in Kings Square in Bridgwater – Lodge of Perpetual Friendship, Admiral Blake and Tynte Lodge – and each group has contributed to the fantastic donation to the Beacon Centre which does such…

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LEISURE: Poptastic Christmas Party at Westlands Yeovil with B*WITCHED

LEISURE: Poptastic Christmas Party at Westlands Yeovil with B*WITCHED

Posted: 14th December 2017
FESTIVE party-goers are in for a real treat at the Westlands Yeovil venue on Friday (December 15, 2017) when classic hits from some of the UK’s biggest pop acts will get them dancing all night. There will also be live performances from B*WITCHED and support from a STEPS tribute band. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and tickets are still available. The event is for the…

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LEISURE: All wrapped up for Christmas

LEISURE: All wrapped up for Christmas

Posted: 13th December 2017
PEOPLE got into the festive spirit earlier this month at the Kingsdown Pavilion in Bridgwater with a Christmas All Wrapped Up event to help raise money for two deserving causes. Father Christmas and his helpers were in attendance at the event on Saturday, December 2, 2017, in Kings Drive and there were plenty of festive treats for people to enjoy and buy. A charity…

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LEISURE: Festive evening at Somerset Bridge School

LEISURE: Festive evening at Somerset Bridge School

Posted: 13th December 2017
THE annual Community Christmas Evening at Somerset Bridge School was another feast of festive fun on Thursday (December 7, 2017). There was plenty of carol singing and a children’s pop-up nativity play to keep everyone amused during the evening which saw the youngsters dress up in seasonal costumes. There were free seasonal refreshments for everyone to enjoy, while local…

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LEISURE: Billy Ocean named as a headline act Somerset’s Party in the Park

LEISURE: Billy Ocean named as a headline act Somerset’s Party in the Park

Posted: 12th December 2017
MUSIC legend Billy Ocean will be a headline act when Taunton’s Vivary Park hosts a three-evening outdoor event next summer. Organisers announced on Tuesday (December 17, 2017) that the Trinidad-born English recording artist, who had a string of internationally acclaimed hits in the 1970s and 1980s will be the main attraction on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Live in…

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LEISURE: Billy Ocean named as a headline act Somerset’s Party in the Park

LEISURE: Billy Ocean named as a headline act Somerset’s Party in the Park

Posted: 12th December 2017
MUSIC legend Billy Ocean will be a headline act when Taunton’s Vivary Park hosts a three-evening outdoor event next summer. Organisers announced on Tuesday (December 17, 2017) that the Trinidad-born English recording artist, who had a string of internationally acclaimed hits in the 1970s and 1980s will be the main attraction on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Live in…

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