As in previous years, there was no monthly market in January so the first market of 2024 will take place on Saturday 3 February, when there will be the usual variety of great stalls with something for everyone and don’t forget the excellent coffee and delicious cakes on sale at Victoria’s Café.
The 100 Club draw for January was made at the AGM on Tuesday 9 January and was won by Rachel Rossiter. This must be a first for the 100 Club, as this is the second time that Rachel has won in four months – congratulations Rachel!
Our AGM took place on Tuesday 9 January and, despite the offer of wine and nibbles, only attracted two members of the public. However, one of them has very kindly volunteered to join the committee – our grateful thanks to David Hatfield, you will be an asset to the committee. As is our normal practice, our ordinary meeting followed the AGM and all committee members confirmed they were willing to stand for the coming year. However, over half the committee advised that this is the last year they will serve, many having been in post for over a decade. This does mean that, if other volunteers don’t come forward there is a strong possibility that the Victoria Rooms may not be able to function from the end of 2024. If you feel you can spare some time to help with the day to day running of this village asset, please contact the Chairman, Philip Knowles, on 01823 400609 for more information.
Tickets for the Somerset Opera performance of W S Gilbert? This is your Life! are now available by phoning Bek on 07946 627987 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The performance is on Saturday 16 March, starting at 7.30pm, and tickets cost £10 each. There will also be a bar. This promises to be a very entertaining evening, chock full of your favourite songs and melodies from Gilbert and Sullivan’s extensive repertoire sewn together in a new, mad-cap story by D’Oyly Carte’s own Robert Traynor. Expect sumptuous singing, sensational story-telling, and sensational silliness.
Moving on to April, Saturday 6 April is the date of our joint fundraising event with St Michael’s Church to be held in the Church, when Taunton Deane Male Voice Choir will be singing together with a guest appearance by the brilliant John Hartoch. Tickets will be available from the beginning of March by phoning Bek on 07946 627987 or by email at email@example.com.