Pilton’s Past in Prose and Pictures

Monday 8th January 2018. 7.30 in the Village Hall

After extensive searches our archivists have found a treasure trove of Pilton news events covering the last 150 years.

Stories of riotous assembly, testimony to the effectiveness of Doan’s Lumbago Pills and attacks by an angry bull will keep you transfixed !

With readings by members accompanied by a display of photographs from the archives.

Visitors welcome.

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO WASSAIL THIS YEAR
Steve and Maureen need a break !

Pilton Village History Group

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Dante Turner has won the Wells Art Contemporary Rewind 2017 People’s Vote Prize.   Dante has won the prize for the second year running.  The 2017 prize is especially prestigious as only previous WAC prizewinners were invited to exhibit. Dante and WAC Rewind 2017 People's Vote Prize

photographer Ann Cook

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THE FESTIVAL RUN 2018

Following the 2017 gap year, The Festival Run is intending to return in 2018 for a fifth time.
For those who don’t know, this takes place in October, and consists of 2k, 5k and 10k runs held on the Festival site. In 2016 it attracted around 800 runners from a wide area and raised £11,000 for The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, and The Alzheimer’s Society.

It is run by an independent organising committee, which is currently a bit depleted but seeks new volunteers to assist. No previous experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and a willingness to support the effort to continue this highly successful village event. The committee meets around once a month until the event in October, duties are not difficult or overly time consuming. Any volunteers are welcome to contact thefestivalrun@gmail.com

Digger Barnes

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HARRIET SANDYS Christmas Exhibition

Unusual gifts from around the world
Oriental carpets & kilims, embroidered book marks from Afghanistan, velvet coats from Morocco, semi precious stone jewellery, elephant book ends from Nepal and lots more!
2nd, 3rd December, 2pm – 5pm
9th, 10th December 2pm – 5pm
16th, 17th December 2pm – 5pm

Also open by appointment from
4th – 23rd December
Tel: 01749 890 582. Credit/debit card available but advisable to

bring a cheque book!

The Barn at the Manor House, West Compton, Shepton Mallet BA4 4PB Directions: www.sandysorientalcarpets.co.uk

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APPLE JUICE FOR CHRISTMAS

Gabriel’s Orchard in Pilton would like to remind Roundabout readers that December is a very good time to stock up with local apple juice, at only £2.30 a bottle or just £2 each for six or more. The juice from our community orchard makes a good gift. It is a pleasant drink and can also be warmed with sugar and spices

and served as a mulled fruit drink.

Please ring Christine Davies (890009) or Joe King (890357) for more information and to arrange collection.

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Pilton Calendar 2018

PILTON SHOW CALENDAR

Copies of the 2018 calendar on the theme of ‘Wildlife in Pilton’ will be on sale at Pilton Post Office or from Jenny (890465). The theme was already set in 2016’s Photographic Section of the Show but our late Chairman, Hugh Berry, loved birds and animals so we have tried to include some of his favourite creatures and places, in thankful tribute and dedicated to his memory. Unfortunately the first batch has been printed with errors, so please could anyone who purchased copies at Pilton Show whom we have not yet managed to trace phone Jenny ASAP to receive a replacement copy. Two are still unclaimed!

For 2019, the theme will be THE SEASONS: so please could all keen photographers keep snapping (or checking archives) and we will ask for submissions to prepare design next May. Images must be horizontal and taken in Pilton.

Jenny de Gex

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VILLAGE VOICES COMMUNITY CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Where? Pilton Parish Church When? Wednesday December 6th

Time? 7.30pm Entry? Free

Come along for an extremely entertaining and uplifting evening, packed full of fun and variety, with popular songs, Christmas songs, a ukulele band, refreshments and some amusing audience participation opportunities to join in, (or just watch others being silly!). Donations for refreshments and for our charities will be welcome. Thank you.

Don’t miss this ‘feel good’ event. We look forward to seeing you.

Margaret Wheat

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PILTON VILLAGE HISTORY GROUP

Monday 4th December 7.30pm in Pilton Village Hall

THE ARCHIVES OF WELLS CITY WITH DR JULIA WOOD

Julia, the Archivist for Wells City Council, will show us some of the fascinating records that are housed in Wells Museum. These tell not just the story of a city, but offer us glimpses of every day events that happened hundreds of years ago. Visitors are welcome to all our meetings.

Steve Tofts

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COMPASSIONATE YOGA

Friday 1st December at 6.30pm in Pilton Village Hall to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Bhopal chemical disaster, with a yoga class from 6.30 – 9pm (please email Adele Robertson on robertsonyoga@aol.co.uk) followed by a film and refreshments in the Winding Lake room. The class costs £15.00 but if you just come to the film then you can make a donation on the night. It’s very short notice but please do support the people of Bhopal.

There are also some special t-shirts to buy. Any queries call Fiona on 899125. Fiona Case

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PILTON SHOW CALENDAR

Copies of 2018 calendar (£5.50 to Show funds) on the theme of Wildlife in Pilton are now on sale at Pilton Post Office or from Jenny (890465 or jennydegex@btinternet.com). They will also be on sale on Saturday 25th November between 12 and 2 pm at the annual Christmas Bazaar and Soup Lunch at Pilton Village Hall.
The theme was already set in 2016’s Photographic Section of the Show but our late Chairman, Hugh Berry, loved birds and animals so we have tried to include some of his favourite creatures and places, in thankful tribute and dedicated to his memory.

ShowCal18

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