COMMUNITY MATTERS
With the introduction of the new Winsham Parish Council Web site, the layout of  the Winsham Parish Web site is changing. In future Winsham Parish Web site will not carry the detail of Parish Council business, although it publishes comment and supplementary information on a Winsham Parish Council Portal Page which can be seen by clicking HERE.


WELCOME TO WINSHAM!
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NEW-just what we have been waiting for!
Winsham's 'Poetry Book 2022-a village anthology' is now in production and will be available for sale at Winsham Street Fair on Saturday 25th June ,price 5. Ensure you get your copy by pre-ordering by e-mailing Brian Turner. Pay on delivery! <bjturner40@hotmail.co.uk>
For full details and a glance at the graphics, Click HERE
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Winsham    Celebrations 

How the Winsham community enjoyed the celebrations


This iconic picture taken by Chloe Adams remembers the start of the Jubilee celebrations

Thursday 2nd June Lighting of the Beacon, 9.00 pm field opposite the Community Hut.

A substantial crowd gathered to witness the start of Winsham's celebrations with the lighting of the Beacon.  On high ground, affording wonderful views over the village and surrounding countryside,  other Beacons could be seen flickering in the distance. Disabled villagers were able to access the event.

 
Picture by Rosie Clampett
 
Picture by Brian Turner

Friday 3rd June-Sunday 5th June.

St Stephen's celebrated the Platinum Jubilee by filling the church with flowers, together with pictures and mementoes of the seventy  years of our Queen's reign.

   

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'THE BELL' CELEBRATES...........

Friday 3rd June   Cheese, wine and Quiz at The Bell, 7.30pm 

Another great evening at The Bell, where a lively quiz took place, with prizes galore for each table, with a range of tasty cheeses and wines to sample.  Hoping to get some pictures which will appear below when they arrive.

    

Saturday 4th June -The Bell Jubilee breakfast 9-12 noon.


The Big Breakfast was so popular it was fully booked

The Queen of the Quiz Questions-Debbie Murray-was just about to tell quizzers to switch their mobile phones off!

Eight teams took part, and won by 'Three Corgis in the corner!

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Saturday 4th June- Fun and games for children at the Recreation Grounds and  Community Club.

The events started at 2.30pm, with a barbeque at 4.30pm and live music from 7.00pm.The children enjoyed the races, and the BBQ and music, by Elijah Wood, were enjoyed by all.

   
Elijah Wood
Sorry, can't remember who sent me these two pics-but thanks!

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Sunday Afternoon 5th June Celebration Tea Party

This celebration tea party was planned to take place on the Lower  Rec. park at 2.30pm. But the weather forecast predicted rain, so it was decided to change, at very short notice the venue to the Jubilee Hall. It remained a ' bring your own cream tea or picnic' to enjoy together.

It proved a great success; resplendent with bunting and Union Jack flags, a packed Jubilee Hall hosted the afternoon tea party, with some beautifully decorated tables.  We toasted the Queen and stood for the National Anthem.  Then we all tucked into splendid afternoon teas.  The 'Best Dressed Table' was awarded to Paul and Emma Hill, winning a hamper generously donated by Jane and Rose from The Bell.  Children sat on a fur-lined throne to show off their Crowns, with first prize awarded to Sapphire Adams.   (Quite a few adults also sat on the throne, including Nancy Bailiff, who at 99 years young, was the most senior citizen there!!)We all enjoyed a wonderful afternoon, with a friendly atmosphere and smiles all round.

(Kathy Everard)

 
Picture by Ric Snook
 
Picture by Steve Weller

 Picture by Steve Weller
 
Nancy Bailiff, at age 99, thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon
Picture by Steve Weller

Winsham Parish Council have purchased a limited number of Platinum Jubilee Mugs and will be given out in the first instance to the children in the village on a first come first serve basis (we will keep back 50 mugs for Winsham school & preschool).

The above will be transferred in a few weeks to Winsham Web Museum, and will then be archived at the British Library

 


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Enjoy Dr Henk Beentje's commentary on local plant life found during his walks around Winsham.
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Did you know there is a charity in Winsham that you may apply to for small amounts of money to help with educational equipment or training for your children?  All applications are treated in confidence & no promise of a grant is made. Should you wish to learn more  and apply to the Winsham United Charities for support, click HERE



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The section called 'Your Area' enables you to search information about Winsham. It provides an incredible amount of information, including details  of  'Listed buildings', the Conservation Area, and lots of other things too. All you need to do is click on the link below, and then enter your post code. The map that appears has some instructions for use, and alongside is a tick-box, enabling you to select the information that interests you.
Have fun, and learn at the same time!
South Somerset District Council - Your area

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