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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE Theatre Preview:  Harold Pinter’s Betrayal kicks off the Welcome Back Season with a story of relationships and adultery

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE Theatre Preview: Harold Pinter’s Betrayal kicks off the Welcome Back Season with a story of relationships and adultery

Casting has been announced for the first two plays in the Theatre Royal Bath’s Welcome Back Season this Autumn. Two of the country’s leading actresses, Nancy Carroll and Haydn Gwynne, are joined by a distinguished cast of experienced stage and screen performers. Following all government guidance and in consultation with health and safety advisors, covid-secure […]

By October 13, 2020 Read More →
Axbridge Chamber of Commerce News: AGM set for Tuesday, November 10, 2020, on Zoom, at 7.30pm.

Axbridge Chamber of Commerce News: AGM set for Tuesday, November 10, 2020, on Zoom, at 7.30pm.

If you would like to join the Axbridge Chamber of Commerce or to be an interested party then send an email to harryfmottram@gmail.com with these details: Name/s Business Telephone Email Website Sum up the business in 100 words To join is only £10 a year – you can post a cheque to our membership secretart or give […]

By October 12, 2020 Read More →
Replenishing Cheddar Reservoir

Replenishing Cheddar Reservoir

Every autumn the reservoir at Cheddar in Somerset, England, is replenished. This summer (2020) the levels didn’t fall as much as some summers. It’s quite a sight to see the pumping in action. More about the reservoir and the area at http://www.harrymottram.co.uk/strawberry-line-times/

By October 11, 2020 Read More →
Axbridge News: Old Church Road and Meadow Street to be closed for four weeks for repairs to building

Axbridge News: Old Church Road and Meadow Street to be closed for four weeks for repairs to building

Temporary Road Closure: ttro400585SE – Old Church Road, Axbridge  Dear Sir/Madam,Please follow the link to view the above road closure; https://one.network/?tm=118860541 and the link for the Notice 2:      https://one.network/downloads/tm/1111/3-notice-2_118860541_3265062_7952659e3a.pdf       The order becomes effective on 27th October 2020 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 2nd November 2020 and last for 28 days to enable Mahoney Contracts to carry […]

By October 11, 2020 Read More →
Strawberry Line Times: looking back to the magazine’s covers

Strawberry Line Times: looking back to the magazine’s covers

The magazine was published as a mass market free colour mag from September 2012 to September 2013. It covered the area of the former railway line between Yatton and Wells in Somerset and featured fashion, lifestyle, what’s on, nostalgia, local history and news. For more on the magazine visit http://www.harrymottram.co.uk/strawberry-line-times/ There are occasional updates on […]

By October 10, 2020 Read More →
New book published on historic pageants includes a chapter on the Axbridge Pageant – and features it on the cover (maybe it’s because it’s the last regular one left in England)

New book published on historic pageants includes a chapter on the Axbridge Pageant – and features it on the cover (maybe it’s because it’s the last regular one left in England)

The organisers behind the research project Historical Pageants in Britain a Redress of the Past have published a local history guide to pageants featuring a chapter on the Axbridge Pageant. Edited by Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, Tom Hulme, Alexander Hutton and Paul Readman the volume includes sections on the golden age of pageants […]

By October 9, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST BUSINESS INSOLVENCY NEWS: historic railway goes bust; Call Print leaves creditors with £1.2m in unpaid invoices; and family firm Clarks shoe shops seek CVA

AGENDA WEST BUSINESS INSOLVENCY NEWS: historic railway goes bust; Call Print leaves creditors with £1.2m in unpaid invoices; and family firm Clarks shoe shops seek CVA

Covid 19 rules are killing business The Covid-19 rules are destroying perfectly good businesses is the view of Ian Carrotte of ICSM Credit. Politicians don’t seem to understand what they are doing to the business community as the rules are taking away customers and increasing unemployment more rapidly than any fiancial crisis he said. The […]

By October 7, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: cinemas close down leaving the British economy millions of pounds poorer this winter – and James Bond left dangling by the Covid 19 crisis

AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: cinemas close down leaving the British economy millions of pounds poorer this winter – and James Bond left dangling by the Covid 19 crisis

James Bond is big business and cancelling the latest Bond film’s cinema premier is a massive blow to the British economy and the print and promotions sector in particular. Recent James Bond movies generate around £100m at the UK box office and contribute a large slice of the £5bn the film industry contributes to the […]

By October 5, 2020 Read More →
Axbridge Pageant 2022 REMINDER: The huge community drama is now provisionally slated for August 2022 due to Covid-19 – read artistic director John Bailey’s letter which explains why here

Axbridge Pageant 2022 REMINDER: The huge community drama is now provisionally slated for August 2022 due to Covid-19 – read artistic director John Bailey’s letter which explains why here

A letter from the artistic director John Bailey AXBRIDGE PAGEANT It is the end of September, 2020 and the town of Axbridge should have been basking in reflective glory from another riotously successful Pageant, carried out in a cavalcade of colour and collective exuberance over the blessed three, sunny, dry days which marked the August […]

By October 4, 2020 Read More →
Axbridge: a walk to the reservoir and back in the rain is a chance for reflection, to spot house martins and coots – and get very wet

Axbridge: a walk to the reservoir and back in the rain is a chance for reflection, to spot house martins and coots – and get very wet

There’s something wonderful about walking in the rain on Autumn day – as long as you’ve got the right clothes on. Sloshing along Portmead Drove to the reservoir and back has a cathartic effect on the mind. Just the sound of rain and wind – and the sight of scores of house martins darting backwards […]

By October 4, 2020 Read More →
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