Winsham has a long history of clubs and groups to cater for a wide range of interests. It is fortunate in having The Jubilee Hall and the Sports and Social Club to provide facilities to meet most needs, at very reasonable cost, and this helps development of our community by encouraging shared interests.
Information about new groups being formed can usually be found in the Parish Magazine, the E-Letter , and the Notice Board section of this web site. It may also appear on the parish's community Facebook page and Twitter feed.
Details of established organisations can be found in a variety of ways within this web site.
The basic information below is supplemented by links grouping separately Arts orientated activities and Sports and physical activities. These links can be found on the Home Page and the Notice board. These links tend to be used for distribution of current information and news.
Winsham Street Fair Committee
The current Committee are custodians of the rights granted by Henry III in 1262, which allows Winsham "a weekly Market and an Annual Street Fair on the eve, day and morrow of St Peter and St Paul" (28th, 29th and 30th June).Interesting as this may be, the committee are more concerned with the organisation the biennial event, which in its present form has been running since the mid-1980s.
The whole village participates in the Street Fair, with all its resources cooperating to ensure that the many visitors from all over the area have a good time.
Although each Street Fair is different, and each has a different theme, the core activities remain broadly the same. Craft, plant and food stalls compete with each other for trade. Village resources such the Jubilee Hall, St. Stephen's ,the Sports and Social Club and the School Field open their facilities, and the recreation grounds also provide space for fun events and parking. Village organisations such as the Art Club also arrange displays. Pupils from Winsham School also participate. Music, Morris Dancing and Majorettes provide entertainment. 'The Bell' and Winsham Shop are open during the entire event. Church Street is closed for traffic between 10am and 4 pm (except for the occasional bus).It is all rounded off with a Fancy Dress Parade along Church Street. These are just some of the activities that make this event so popular-there are many others.
Planning for the next Street Fair starts immediately after the Street Fair just passed, and it is headed-up by the Street Fair Committee, helped during the run-up to the event by a much needed army of volunteers. The Committee also needs to raise modest amounts of money to pay for expenses incurred in its preparation, and runs a series of fun events over the intervening two years for this purpose.
you are interested in taking part please contact any of the Committee:
For the latest news on the 2020 Street Fair and the events leading up to it Click HERE
Contact can be made via E-Mail:email@example.com or Twitter:@FairWinsham
More information and pictures relating to Winsham Street Fair on Winsham Web Museum can be found by clicking HERE.
Winsham Poetry Reading Group. Meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 10-30 am. For further information please see notices in the shop, the weekly e-letter, or on the Parish Web Site Notice board or 'phone Brian Turner 432060 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Group This group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 10-30 am to listen to music, mainly classical but also Jazz etc. For further information please see notices in the shop, the weekly e-letter, or on the Parish Web Site Notice board or 'phone Brian Turner 432060 or email: email@example.com
Meetings are held in Jean Spurdle's home,9, Bakersfield, Winsham.
Contact Margaret Long(Secretary) for details of times and dates (30457).
in Jean Spurdle's home,9, Bakersfield, Winsham. Contact Margaret Long(Secretary) for details of times and dates (30457).
The principle role of the
Winsham Web Museum is to present the history of the parish for the
education, interest and entertainment of the people of Winsham, using
the Internet as its main platform. Helpers are needed for involvement in
local history projects as well as the recording of current events for
posterity. Galleries contain hundreds of photographs and other
illustrations, and many thousands of words of text recording the history
of many aspects of life in Winsham over a thousand years.
Launched in May 2002, re-presented by a 'Second Edition' in 2009, and by
a Diamond Jubilee Edition in June 2012, and again in 2016,it is believed to be the
first village Web Museum
in the U.K. It is a British Library Archived site. Contact: John
Launched in May 2002, re-presented by a 'Second Edition' in 2009, and by a Diamond Jubilee Edition in June 2012, and again in 2016,it is believed to be the first village Web Museum in the U.K. It is a British Library Archived site. Contact: John Sullivan (30026).
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