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10/19/17

MENDIP TIMES

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Welcome

CHRISTMAS is coming and this month we start our previews of how communities across Mendip are gearing up to celebrate it. But let’s hope for an Indian summer before we get too involved in festive preparations. The long-distance path across Mendip has been re-branded the Mendip Way, with experts predicting it could bring £16million into the area. Right now it’s a good way to see the autumn colours, as is Sue Gearing’s walk which takes us around Nunney. The last month rounded off the farming year with the Mendip Ploughing Match and the Dairy Show – we have pictures from both, as well as from various other festivals and events across the area. Now we are into the carnival season and have pictures from Frome and Castle Cary. We will have more pictures next month. November is also a time for Remembrance and we hear how local cadets and students have made a poignant visit to 1st World War cemeteries around Ypres. We meet the schoolgirl who is already a shooting champion and the baby whose lightning birth left his parents to deliver their first child themselves. We also meet the man who has been researching the Mendip motor car industry – based at Chewton Mendip! With all of our regular contributors and features, let us keep you company this winter. December 2017 deadline: Friday, 17th November 2017. Published: Tuesday, 28th November 2017. Editorial: Steve Egginton steve@mendiptimes.co.uk Mark Adler mark@mendiptimes.co.uk Advertising: Ann Quinn advertising@mendiptimes.co.uk Rachael Abbott rachael@mendiptimes.co.uk Publisher: Mendip Times Limited Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Somerset BS40 7RG Contacts: For all enquiries, telephone:

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or: email news@mendiptimes.co.uk or: letters@mendiptimes.co.uk www.mendiptimes.co.uk Design and origination by: Steve Henderson Printed by: Precision Colour Printing, Haldane, Halesfield 1, Telford, Shropshire TF7 4QQ Copyright of editorial content held by Mendip Times Ltd. and its contributors. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the express permission of the Publisher. The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the publisher or its associates. Front cover: Sienna and Zara at the Wells Food Festival. Photograph by Mark Adler. See page 19.

CONTENTS

Just champion – Dairy Show in pictures

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Closer my God – Bruton’s charity church abseilers

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Lest we forget – Somerset cadets at the Menin Gate

Joy of the Rovers – but their FA Cup dream is over

Plus all our regular features Environment ...................................6 Farming Mary James MBE ..........10 Food & Drink ...............................16 Arts & Antiques ...........................32 Internet and Crossword ..............36 Business.........................................38 Charities........................................54 Wildlife Chris Sperring MBE .......61 Walking Sue Gearing ....................62 Outdoors Les Davies MBE ..........64

Gardening Mary Payne MBE.......66 Property ........................................90 Health Dr Phil Hammond .............92 Community ...................................96 Homes and Interiors ..................102 Caving Phil Hendy ......................107 Music & Theatre ........................110 Riding Rachel Thompson MBE...112 Sport ............................................113 What’s On ...................................118 MENDIP TIMES • NOVEMBER 2017 • PAGE 3

Profile for Media Fabrica

Issue 6 - Volume 13 - Mendip Times  

Celebrating life on the Mendips and surrounding areas

Issue 6 - Volume 13 - Mendip Times  

Celebrating life on the Mendips and surrounding areas