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Christmas market in Shipham THE popular Shipham Christmas Market and Food Hall returns to the village hall on Saturday, November 25th. Running from 3-pm, it offers a fantastic opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done in a festive atmosphere. There will be a bar selling Old Jollop Cider

Gifts, Crafts, Food and Much More

Rebecca Faith Photography Admission: £1 for adults/free for children.

Kindly sponsored by Ian Studley Cars, Shipham

and mulled wine and food from The Jerk Yard kitchen and pulled pork rolls from Hansfords. As well as all the traditional Christmas stalls, Rebecca Faith Photography will be available to take pictures of your children in time for Christmas, so make sure everyone is dressed in their favourite festive outfits. There will be around 30 stalls packed with gifts, delicious Christmas food and drink, crafts, jewellery, candles and much more. Children can also be entertained in the "Elf Zone" with pottery painting, crafts and Christmas cards to make. Sponsored by Ian Studley Cars, entrance will be £1 for adults and free for children. To pre-book a photography slot please contact


Mendip Gliding Club is located near Cheddar and offers a variety of Glider Flying packages including Introductory Flight Vouchers (from £40), or regular membership and “Fixed Price To Solo” options. Club is open all year on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Suitable for aged 12 upwards – no upper limit! Fly with BGA-rated instructors in dual control gliders. For further information, please visit our website at: or contact Penny Broad 01275 340827 (Marketing)


Mendip Christmas Fair

FOR its 26th year Mendip Christmas Fair will be hosting an even wider range of stalls, with wares ranging from stocking fillers, fragranced candles, lovely linens and leather goods, toys for boys and gorgeous gifts for girls all chosen for their quality, variety and value for money. Many of the stall holders represent family businesses local to the South West and some have links to charities and fair trade organisations overseas. Profits go to the Guild of Friends of Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and Children’s Hospice South West. The fair will be held at Aldwick Court Farm on Saturday, November 4th, 10am-5pm and Sunday November 5th, 10am3.30pm. Entrance is £4, children free and there is free parking. Details: or on Facebook

Freedom of the air

CONTRARY to popular belief, gliding is not a rich man's sport. To keep it affordable, Mendip Gliding Club keeps costs down by running the airfield and club on a voluntary basis. The exhilaration of soaring flight has to be experienced to appreciate the sense of freedom, satisfaction and achievement that it gives. Add to this the team-work and friendliness of a small club and you have the essence of the sport. There is always something new to learn, fresh goals to achieve and no two flights are ever the same. Mendip Gliding Club is located near Cheddar and offers a variety of membership packages including Fixed Priced to Solo and Flying Start Schemes. They fly all year round on Thursdays and weekends. All are welcome, with ages from 12 years upwards, with introductory flight vouchers available and free instruction by BGA rated instructors. Details: Penny Broad, marketing, 01275 340827

Unique Christmas experience

KATE Westcott’s home in Timsbury becomes The Little Christmas Pop-up Shop for the first three days of December. For the third year, spread throughout three rooms, local artwork and creations are displayed against hand-painted walls, wooden panelling and hand-printed wall coverings. All are affordable, distinctive and locally made – perfect for Christmas presents. Kate said: “Throughout the year we look out for new artists and makers whose work will meet the high quality of our current collection. This year we are delighted to welcome a number of new participants.” The shop will be in The Avenue, Timsbury BA2 0HU, December 1st-3rd, 10am-5pm. Details:

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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