The George

The Future of Winsham Community Shop & Post Office ...
...with a glance back into Winsham's history!


It was just a few weeks ago that the board of Winsham Shop and Post Office learned that its bid to purchase the The Bell had not worked out. Although disappointed at the time because it had seemed an ideal solution to the problems the board faced in making the shop and post office a viable proposition for the future, this set-back was tempered by the knowledge that Toni and Terry Laws -Spindler had found a buyer from nearby.

The search for a new home for the shop and post office had to continue. For those who are new to this, the need to move is motivated by the existing premises, after serving the village as a shop for over one hundred and seventy years, being no longer fit for that purpose- problems arising mainly from the  need for a large refrigeration capacity, and with all the problems this requirement brings with it.

Now, with the prospect of help from the residents of Winsham, grants, and long term loans, it was possible to make a realistic provisional offer to the owner of The George, which was accepted. Winsham Shop board now have until the middle of July to confirm that the money can be raised.

The George offers very suitable accommodation for the Shop and Post Office as it stands, but also offers room for expansion, including an inside area for a small cafe, which in fine weather could easily expand outside around the Market Cross. The plans for the new shop can be seen and discussed at an Open Day, being held at The George on Saturday, 1st July between 10.00am and 3.00pm. All are welcome.

The detail of project will be presented on this web site, and via other media within the next week or so.  A detailed financial plan will be made available in the near future.

 To keep up-to date on the project as it progresses, visit this web-page on a regular basis, and also watch for information in the Winsham E-Letter, and Winsham Community Facebook.



George announcement poster The historical background to two significant buildings
Interesting links to the history of Winsham Shop and the history of The George Inn.


TOP PUB-The George
WINSHAM WEB MUSEUM
WINSHAM SHOP
The Story of over 150 years of service to the village
WINSHAM SHOP- the village

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