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Thanks to everyone who attended the AGM - it was a good turnout and everyone enjoyed the drinks and nibbles afterwards - thank you Ann and Kerry. High point of the evening was Josh's face when he won the Audrey Stokes award - I now really understand the expression gobsmacked.

Sorry that the Murder Mystery had to be postponed but there was just too much going on to be able to make the necessary number but it will happen later in the year so watch out for a date soon.

We are hurtling towards the play now and it is going very well - Thank you so much Ann for taking over next week when I am visiting my family in the north. It is a very funny but very moving play and I know I will be shedding a few tears even though I know it so well so do come and support the cast. See you there, Polly


The AGM was well attended and it is always good to catch up with everyone after the close of business.

The new committee is:

Chairman Polly English

Vice Chairman Ann Brolly

Treasurer Dave Sach

Minutes Sec Angie Eason

Correspondence Sec Wendy Elliott

Committee Dave Brolly

Beth Harris

Sue Miller

Kerry Peters

We would like to take the opportunity to thank Nick Harris who has stepped down from the Committee.

Congratulations to the members who received awards:

Ruth Pountney Award Jess Payne

Rising Star Award George Flint

Neill McClintock Award Collin Miller

Audrey Stokes Award Josh Chant

Members and Patrons fees are now due for renewal. Please send to Wendy Elliott, 9 Winyards View, Crewkerne TA18 8HZ

Members Patrons

Family £42 Individual £8

Individual £20 Couple £13

Student/Jnr £8 Business £20

Vice President £32

President Paul Head has completed his 3 year tenure as President; thank you Paul for the support and encouragement given.

We welcome our new President Mrs Cheryl Newman who has been a Patron for a number of years and has helped the Society in many ways.

BAZAAR AND RUMMAGE 3rd – 6th May 2017

Director - Polly English

Rehearsals are going well, the cast are having fun putting this Sue Townsend play together, and enjoying the added music tuition given by Lucy Singleton.

Tickets priced at £7 (£6 concessions) available from If you have any problems email us on Tickets are also available from Wendy on 01460 74380

Contains adult content, not suitable for children.


Director Ann Brolly

MD Matthew Rock

Choreographer Sarah Elliott

Read through 29th May 7:30 VH

Music Workshop 31st May 7:30 VH

Dance Workshop 1st June 7:30 VH

Auditions 4th June 2:00 VH

1st Rehearsal 5th June

Rehearsals will be on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. You will need to be 16 years of age by 13th September to be in this production. If you would like any further information ring Ann on 01460 74689 or email


As posted in the February newsletter, we are to support this event at Wadham School which is raising money for cancer research, by giving a short concert of 25/30 minutes at 2.30pm. All are welcome to take part including Junior Members. Dendy is kindly overseeing this and is to have a short get together for anyone who is interested on Monday 15th May at 7.30pm in The Victoria Hall.

We envisage having a couple of rehearsals closer to the date. If you can’t make the 15th May, please email Dendy on to say you would like to be involved so she has an idea of who would like to take part.

Congratulations to Patron Colin Coggan who has been awarded the title Honoured Citizen of Crewkerne, in recognition of service to the Town and Townspeople.

We send our best wishes to:

Heather and Robin Wyatt – we are thinking of you both.

Colin Miller – we hope your leg is improving daily and you will soon be back on two feet!

The death has been announced of Freddie Greenop. In the past Freddie wrote reviews of our productions for local newspapers and was a member of the SFD. We send our condolences to his daughter Mary-Beth and family.

Clare French has stepped down having circulated your newsletter by email – thank you Clare for carrying out this task, it has been much appreciated. The newsletter will now be emailed via Sheena.

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