Harvest Supper – another very enjoyable evening!

Harvest Supper

Another enjoyable harvest supper took place on Saturday, 13th October. There are, of course, many people to thank, whose hard work ensured a successful evening.



First of all, thank you to John Titcombe, who was in charge of the tickets and manned the reception desk. He also made a really good job of selling the raffle tickets and organising the draw.

Once again, Trish Clatworthy’s table decorations were stunning. Thank you Trish for what must have been hours and hours of dedicated work.  Thank you also to Lilian Harding, who contributed a wide range of delicious desserts and to everybody else who provided salad or pudding dishes. Your contributions were very much appreciate.



After the meal the flower arrangements were auctioned off. We are very grateful for the generous bidding which took place. Richmond Harding, was determined that everyone should dig deep into their pockets to support church funds. He managed to get a top price of £20 for one of the flower arrangements. Thank you to Freddie Hayes for his winning bid and for all the other generous under-bidders.


Last but not least we must thank our team of washer-uppers without whom the harvest supper could not have taken place. At the end of the evening when all the proceeds were added up, we were delighted to find that we had made a total of £650. This was over and above the sum of £30 spent on food items for the Alcombe Larder.

Well done everybody. We look forward to seeing you again in 2019.

Tish Brown, Jo Johnson and Jane Pearn

Winsford Craft Fair


Sunday 4th November



Tables of Crafts

Cake Stall – Refreshments

In aid of Winsford Craft Club

Concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1- Beacon for Remembrance

Beacon for Rembrance

On the 11th November 2018, the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark

the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.

There will be a chance to pay our personal tribute to those millions who died

or returned wounded from the dreadful four years of war by joining together on

Winsford Hill at Wambarrows on November 11th at 6.55pm for the lighting of a

beacon. This will be one of several in the area and it is hoped the weather will

not prevent our seeing the surrounding beacons light up in memory of those to

whom we owe so much.

Thank you and Winsford Harvest Supper

Macmillan 2018

Bridge Cottage Tearoom


Thank you to all who supported and contributed to the above event.

We are delighted to say that £831.06 was raised thanks to the generosity and support given.

We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to our volunteers (Sue Hayes, Tracey Staples, Jean Bunn, Tess Church,

Stephanie Cattermole and Angela Woodcock) who steered the ship and made sure everything ran smoothly.

Thanks again

Teresa & Roy Thomson


Winsford Harvest Supper Saturday

13th October

6:30 for 7pm

Winsford Village Hall

Contact John Titcombe for tickets 01643 851275

Adults £10.00, Children 10 years and under £5.00

Please bring your own drink, we will provide the glasses

Draw prizes or donations will be gratefully received

Macmillan Coffee Morning & Winsford Parish Council – Clerk Vacancy



Bridge Cottage Tearoom at Winsford

will be holding a coffee morning on

Friday 21st September from 10.00am to 12 noon.
In addition to the cakes, tea & coffee we will be also selling bacon sandwiches whilst stocks last!
We are now starting to collect prizes for the raffle (biscuits, chocolates and wine).

Any contributions will be gratefully received and all proceeds will go to Macmillan.

Further details can be obtained from the Tearoom.

We look forward to seeing you on the day,
Teresa & Roy


Invites applications for the post of

Relevant experience desirable but assistance and training available. Must be computer literate and have access to the Internet.
156 hours per annum plus agreed expenses.
Application, including CV, to be submitted by Friday 21st September 2018 to:-
Mrs Caroline Moore, Higher Crosses, Armoor Lane, Exton, Dulverton, Somerset. TA22 9LD
Tel:- 01643 851694, e-mail:- winsfordparishcouncil@gmail.com from whom further information may be obtained.


Winsford Fete


‘Rain, rain go away and come again another day’ but sadly it didn’t and this years fete was not for the faint hearted as the drizzle continued turning to rain throughout the afternoon.

However the residents of Winsford were not to be put off, they manned their stalls and the afternoon kicked off on time to the sounds of some 40’s swing, which lifted the spirits and encouraged everyone to enjoy the afternoon.

As always the Flower, Produce and Craft Show was well supported. A steady stream of competitors had made their way to the tent during the morning laden with flowers, vegetables and of course cake! Even though the growing season this year had been challenging this did not affect the quality of the entries

The photography section was particularly well supported this year with great photos of bridges, feet and the colour blue!

Many thanks to those who entered, especially if it was your first time and even if you didn’t win a class this year please have a go next year.
Also thanks to those of you who stayed for the auction to make it such a success. Edward Harding did a fantastic job selling the various lots including the 1st Prize winning chocolate cake made by David Weir.

Outside whilst the rain continued to get ever stronger the Dog Show got under way and there was not shortage of entrants. Our experienced Judge Karen Draper had a wide variety of breeds for all classes and a happy atmosphere prevailed
All class winners gallantly came back for the Best in Show class, for which we thank you, which was won by Leanna Coles lovely Working Springer Bitch “Leila” showing her lovely movement and ring presence. Reserve was a delightful and beautifully marked Whippet dog “Jink” owned by Elizabeth Johnston. All dogs and owners were very well behaved and an entertaining afternoon was had by all!
Those who were extra brave had a go at the Dog Agility and well done to Karen and Suzy for the braving the elements without shelter for the whole afternoon.

There was no shortage of opportunities to have some fun and spend some money as always the Tombola had a steady stream of participants, the coconut shy was a smash! and the bric-a-brac, books and clothes tents and the plants and toy stalls did some steady trade and of course the sheep racing followed by the duck race which added to the entertainment.

So money spent how better to round off the afternoon with a cuppa and some home made cake, or maybe even a burger followed by an ice cream, whilst checking to see if you were a winner in the Grand Draw.
There were some wonderful prizes so a big thank you to Sara and all her helpers for making it such a success.

All in all a great afternoon, raising a total of £3,690.54. So well done everybody!

Winsford Harvest Supper

Winsford Harvest Supper Saturday

13th October

6:30 for 7pm

Winsford Village Hall

Contact John Titcombe for tickets 01643 851275

Adults £10.00, Children 10 years and under £5.00

Please bring your own drink, we will provide the glasses

Draw prizes or donations will be gratefully received


Winsford Fete – Help Needed


Saturday 11th August at 1pm

Family Dog Show 1.15pm

Children’s Fancy Dress 1.30pm and Races 2.45pm

Sheep Racing (1st Race 2pm)

Show of Auction Produce starts at 4pm

Maypole Dancing, Plant Stall, Traditional Fete Stalls, Tombola,
Produce, Cakes, Clothes, Bric-a-brac and Books

Grand Draw

Things we need for the fete are prizes for the raffle and tumble, old chipped china for the china throwing stall, clothes, shoes, hats and jewellery for the clothes tent, teddy bears, soft toys, household items for the “white elephant’, toys and puzzles, produce and preserves, books and cakes.
Also old quilts to be made into dog beds.
Please bring any of these items to Sue Hayes at The Close, Winsford or call me on 01643 851372 to pick them up.


Winsford church invites you to enter your homegrown produce, home cooking, crafts, photographs etc into


Produce and home cooking to be auctioned in aid of the Church

Entry form with details available from the following places in Winsford:
The Oak Shop, Bridge Cottage Tea Rooms and Winsford Garage
OR Download form the village website: winsfordexmoor.org.uk
Or for an email copy contact Jo: halselane02@gmail.com

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