Milverton
Victoria Rooms

Victoria Rooms October update

Milverton’s monthly market is now back in full swing, with the second market held on Saturday, 4 September,
which was, once again, very well attended. Long may it continue! It is great to hear friends and neighbours
chatting together while purchasing local produce or enjoying a well-deserved coffee in Victoria’s Café.

The take-up of stalls for forthcoming markets is very good but, if you would like to book a stall either as a one-off, or on a regular monthly basis, please contact Sally on 01823 400320 to check availability.

The monthly 100 Club draw took place at the market and the winner for September is Janet Sadler – well done Janet.

The next Victoria Rooms’ event will be the Heritage Exhibition on Saturday 23 October which will be open from 10am to 2pm. There is no entry fee and everyone is welcome to come along and discover fascinating facts about Milverton’s past. There will also be a section on Preston Bowyer, referring in particular to the chantry lands as well as many other interesting items, such as displays on the Broadmead Family and other families with important connections with Milverton. There will also be loads of old maps, including the 1842 Tithe Map as well as information about some of the houses in the village. For more information, or if you have something you think may be of interest to be included in the display, please contact Maggie on 01823 400142  or email maggiedinning@gmail.com. Victoria’s Café will be open during the exhibition, providing delicious light refreshments.

Places are going steadily for our Quiz Night on Friday 12 November, starting at 7.30pm. As numbers are limited to a maximum of 60 people, as a Covid precaution, there will be 10 tables available, each accommodating teams of up to 6. The cost will be £5.00 per person, to include a Ploughman’s Supper. There will also be a bar and a raffle. If you would like to reserve a table for your team, please contact Sue on 01823 400609 or email sueknowles14@btinternet.com.

There is already interest in booking a stall at the Craft Fair on Saturday 19 March 2022 and if you would like to reserve your place, please contact Sue on 01823 400609  or email sueknowles14@btinternet.com. The fair will run from 10am to 2pm with set-up from 9am. Tables will cost just £10 each and a table and chairs are provided, so no need for a gazebo (or an umbrella!). Victoria’s Café will also be open.

If anyone would like to help at Victoria’s Café, either at the monthly market or at any of our fundraising events, or if you would like to make a cake or other light refreshments for the Café, please contact Chris on 01823 400872 or email field524@btinternet.com.

Our new Facebook page is now up and running, thanks to Karen Baker and her team. Do take a look at and see what is happening in our village hall. 

Although autumn is now nearly with us, our gazebos are still available for hire and if you are having an event and would like to hire one, please contact Philip on 01823 400609  or email philipjknowles@btinternet.com.
To hire the Victoria Rooms for a new club or society meeting or for a birthday party, please contact Geoff on 01823 401365  or email geoff.elson@xini.com