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THE CREWKERNE CIVIC SOCIETY is Concerned for Crewkerne’s Past, Present and Future

Our Purpose
GENERAL To improve the quality of life in Crewkerne and the surrounding parishes of

  • Misterton,
  • North Perrott,
  • Haselbury Plucknett,
  • West Crewkerne,
  • Wayford,
  • Merriott,
  • Hinton-St-George and
  • Lopen


  1. To promote high standards of planning and architecture in our area.
  2. Educate & stimulate discussion on our history, architecture, natural history and geography.
  3. To secure preservation development and improvement.
  4. To secure protection conservation and enhancement of our wildlife and countryside.

Mr Simon Andrew
(01460) 76161

Mrs Jean Pakes
(01460) 76366

Vice Chairman:
Mr Peter Lodge
(01460) 73647

Mrs Helen Johnson
(01460) 76909

Minutes Secretary:
Mrs Olga Johnston

Newsletter Editors:
Mr Linden Lee
Mrs Barbara Lee
(01460) 75161

Mrs Marian Pattison
(01460) 73695

Membership Secretary:
Mrs Barbara Lee
(01460) 75616

Committee Members:
Mr. Roger Franklin, (01460) 75380
Mrs. Gabrielle Gilroy, (01460) 78824
Mr. Geoffrey Harfield, (01460) 76540
Mr Simon Sprent, (01460) 74421

MEMBERSHIP You are most welcome to join us. Current subscriptions are £6 for single or £10 for joint membership. We operate Gift Aid for those who would like to participate. Please contact Barbara Lee (above) for further info.

Links to other associated sites

For The Henhayes Centre, Crewkerne...
Please click here>>

For links to other Civic Societies, through the Civic Trust...
Please click here>>

For ASHTAV - Association of Small Towns And Villages...
Please click here>>


Coming Soon...

Wednesday 9th April 2008 From Celts to Country Park
A talk by Grace Hall - Education Officer, Ham Hill Country Park (7.30 pm. The Henhayes Centre, Crewkerne)


Wednesday 9th April 2008 From Celts to Country Park
A talk by Grace Hall - Education Officer, Ham Hill Country Park (7.30 pm. The Henhayes Centre, Crewkerne)

Wednesday 7th May 2008 Evening Visit to Nick Bacon’s Honeydown Farm
Seaborough Hill (7.00 pm. at the farm)

Wednesday 14th May Wild Orchids of the Crewkerne Area and Europe
A talk by Simon Andrew prior to visit to White Vine Farm on Thursday 12th June (7.30 pm. The Henhayes Centre, Crewkerne)

Wednesday 11th June Homes Fit For Heroes – The story of Severalls Park
A talk by Martin Pakes (7.30 pm. The Henhayes Centre, Crewkerne)

Wednesday 12th June Evening Visit to White Vine Farm, North Perrott – Orchids
(6.30 pm. at bottom of hill)

Tuesday 15th June Visit to Bridgewater – Guests of Bridgewater Civic Society
(2.30 pm. Bridgewater)

Wednesday 9th July Keeping our Churches Alive
A talk by Hugh Playfair (Friends of Somerset Churches) (7.30 pm. The Henhayes Centre, Crewkerne)

Saturday 2nd August St Fagans Cardiff – Joint outing with Friends of the Museum
Saturday 6th September Afternoon visit to Milton Abbas
Details Later

Wednesday 10th Sepember The Story of Somerset Mosaics
Bob Croft, Somerset County Archaeologist (7.30 pm. The Henhayes Centre, Crewkerne)

Saturday and Sunday, 13/14th September Heritage Weekend – Open Days – Guided Walks of Town
Details Later

Friday 8th October Talk by a local company
Details later

Wednesday 12th November Crewkerne Through the Years
An illustrated talk by David Bryant (7.30 pm. The Henhayes Centre, Crewkerne)

Wednesday 5th Dec Christmas Social
With after Dinner Speaker. Catering by Oscar’s (7.00 for 7.30 pm. St Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Crewkerne)

Wednesday 14th January Arts & Crafts Evening
Details to be arranged

Wednesday 11th February Open Forum
Details later

Wednesday 11th March 37th AGM
Details later

2006 programme included the following:
Somerset Vernacular Buildings
The History of Westlands
Clapton Mill
19th-Century Crewkerne
Tree Surgery
The Somerset Levels & Moors
Local Industry
Life on the Antique Roadshow
(Guest Speaker - Paul Atterbury)
A BBC film and talk on the Stained Glass window of Stoke St Mary Church.
Local Food - Past, Present and Future. Hardington Moor Nature Reserve
Westlands of Yeovil
John Boyd Textiles, Castle Cary
Worcester (With Friends of the Museum)

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