Last year’s programme cover

The highlight of the showcase year and vital fundraiser has become the latest victim of the coronavirus outbreak. Race Night was to be held in the Town Hall this Saturday, March 21, but organisers have moved to switch it to the autumn as social events are axed. The evening features tables of participants enjoying a fish and chip supper, having a few drinks and placing bets of screened horse races. The programme, bar money and betting money raises cash for community projects. This year the 18th century Axbridge banners were the subject of the fundraising. The banners were created to highlight trade and worker guilds in the town – and are currently needing restoration which is very expensive as they are very fragile. Details of the autumn date of the Race Night will be issued via the Axbridge Chamber of Commerce soon. More at

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