Welcome to Winsford - a small Somerset village in the heart of Exmoor National Park.

This website is designed to give visitors a glimpse of its history, its lovely unspoilt character and the many things to do and see in and around Winsford. It also provides visitors and locals alike with a single source of information about village life: its attractions, its local services, events, sports and voluntary activities and, through the Winsford blog an insight into the life of one of the prettiest villages on Exmoor.    Read our introduction to Winsford.
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  • Moor Moves – Peterloo (12a)
    Date: February 19, 2019
    Location: Winsford Village Hall
  • Holy Communion
    Date: February 24, 2019
    Location: St Mary Magdalene, Winsford
  • Moor Movies – Bohemian Rhapsody (12a)
    Date: March 5, 2019
    Location: Winsford Village Hall
  • Winn Club AGM and Bring & Buy Sale
    Date: March 20, 2019
    Location: Winsford Village Hall
  • Moor Movies – First Man (12a)
    Date: March 26, 2019
    Location: Winsford Village Hall
  • Moor Movies – Stan & Ollie (PG)
    Date: April 16, 2019
    Location: Winsford Village Hall
  • February 5, 2019

    Thank You from the Winsford Churchwardens

    We would like to say a ‘Big Thank you’ to everyone who supported our fundraising events during 2018.

    Our most recent during November and December raised over £1000.

    Christmas card sales and deliveries £422.

    Christmas Bingo £661

    We would especially like to thank Sue Hayes and her helpers who organised and ran the bingo – it is always

    a fun night and we are grateful to Sue for donating the proceeds of her Christmas Bingo to the church.

    Thanks also to:

    • Teresa and Roy at Bridge Cottage Tea Rooms for having our cards to sell.
    • Caroline Pickhaver and Jan Faulkner who helped PCC members Jean Bunn, Jill Urry and Tracey Staples with Christmas Card deliveries and again to Sue who was not only the collection point but also got very wet in the rain!
    • John Titcombe, Brenda Staples, Jean Bunn & Sue who helped Tracey with the Christmas Card Coffee morning.

    In Memorium

    Sylvia Manley, of Knaplock Farm, died suddenly recently, a few months after her 80th birthday. Sylvia came to Exmoor when she was young as a nanny to a family at Edbrooke House. She met and married Derek Manley of Knaplock Farm, where she lived for the rest of her life. They had four children and many grandchildren. To improve their income, Sylvia opened a riding stable and provided group rides for young and old for many years. It was often the first port of call when people came on holiday to Winsford and gave much pleasure to many children. After Derek’s death she took up art and bridge and many people will miss her.

    Sadly there has been another death in Winsford, Fred Cass, our oldest inhabitant, has just died aged 97. Fred was a distinguished engineer, and was one of the first employees of the Plessey Company and rose through the company as it grew, becoming Managing Director of the Aero Group.

    He was very proud of the fact that during the war he produced the first wiring looms for the Rolls Royce Merlin engine for the Spitfire, which enable the engines to be completed much quicker and without skilled labour. He and Irene spent their retirement of many years in Winsford. He was a very keen fisherman and was generous in distributing presents of his catches.




    Making The Most of Your Visit

    Whether your here for walking, riding, shooting, mountain biking or simply relaxing - Winsford has something to offer. You can find useful information for visitors below.

    Information for Residents
    The Weather in Winsford, Somerset
    shower rain
    humidity: 61%
    wind: 5m/s SW
    H 9 • L 7
    Weather from OpenWeatherMap
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