Crewkerne & District

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Local History

The sails for Nelson's flagship "Victory" are thought to have been made in Crewkerne
once famous for its sailcloth and textile industries based on wool and flax.
They have since gone, but a legacy of fine Georgian and Regency houses,
which reflected an earlier prosperity, remain.
The ancient significance of Crewkerne as an east-west crossroads on the London-Exeter road
and with north-south connections between the Dorset Ports and Bristol, is till apparent.
Today, Crewkerne has a population of 6500 people, an excellent local museum,
and many members of the U3A who share a continuing interest in the town's history
by meeting on the 3rd Monday of each month.

Group leader: Eileen Mills

The Local History Group meetings will be held at the Henhayes Centre commencing at 2.30pm.
Entrance is £2.00per meeting.
There will also be a series of visits throughout the year.

Contact Eileen Mills to book/more details via contact form.



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