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Back in time for charity

GUESTS at a dinner in Wells will step back in time in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and Wells and Mendip Museum. The gala event at the The hotel as it looked in Victorian times Swan Hotel in February will have a Victorian theme after the discovery by city archivist Dr Julia Wood of menu cards from the era when the annual Mayor’s Civic Dinner was held there. The menu cards show not only the menu but the wine list and the toasts drunk and alongside these were, written in calligraphic handwriting, the table plans for the dinner which the great and the good of Wells, though not women, attended. The hotel will recreate a typical dinner menu from the time for the event on Sunday, February 4th. John North, the mayor of Wells, is due to attend.

Janet Loe (right) has taken over the running of the Castle Cary and District branch of Macmillan Cancer Support with the help of Cas Sandy (left)


Home-made cakes and other goodies were on the menu at the Macmillan coffee morning at the Old Down Inn, Emborough Diane was one of the winners of the raffle

Tickets are £30 each and are available from the Swan Hotel on 01749 836300 or email


LOCAL councillor Karen Walker opened up her home to the public to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of her parents who both passed away after long battles with cancer. Those attending included representatives from local churches, Peasedown Primary School, the Lions Club, Curo Homes, and fellow councillors Sarah Bevan, David Walker and Nathan Hartley. The event raised £250.


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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