Author Archives Elaine Owen

  • The village hall was patriotically ‘dressed overall’ to provide a colourful venue for our tea party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Organised ably by the ladies club, tea was laid for both villagers and any of their wider family who might be visiting at the weekend. This was a lovely event which allowed villagers […]

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  • Kingsdon benefits from Somerset Take Art, a pioneering arts charity that champions making arts experiences of the highest quality accessible in rural areas. Our village organisers (Brian and Gill Paine and Richard and Julie South) help to advertise and set up touring shows which bring memorable and often unusual entertainment to our village venues. Northern […]

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  • The village shop has now moved into the orginal Victorian schoolroom. Some years ago this beautiful space was divided up into three rooms to suit the needs of the school, meaning that the shop was squashed into Ye Olde Computer Room as the largest space available. Removing the partions and taking up the carpet revealed […]

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  • Kingsdon’s grand Old Statesman ‘The General’ passed peacefully on 14th January in his sleep surrounded by warm hay, a bowl of mealworm and fresh water.  He had been deterioating over Christmas and his venturing was becoming more laboured and limited. However, he maintained a healthy appetite through-out. The General has been quite a feature around […]

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  • Work has now started on the renovation of the row of cottages comprising of 32, 32a and the former village shop. We look forward to these being brought back into use as two houses and two holiday cottages.  You can review the plans HERE. In 1911 number 32 was occupied by Philip (62) and Mary […]

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  • On the 20th February the Koolkatz are coming to Kingsdon with a rock & roll extravaganza in the village hall from 7pm in the evening. But the fun starts even before that with the opportunity to learn (or brush up) your jiving skills with some informal lessons taking place in the village hall during the […]

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  • A collection taken a the Carols Around the Tree raised £69 for the Friends of Yeovil Hospital. The annual Kingsdon Christmas Draw raised £777 which will go towards the development of the community shop. The prizes for the draw were donated by villagers and included a hamper worth £150, and a basket full of cider. […]

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  • The Kingsdon Chronicle was started in 2007 simply because the parish council wanted a way of getting information to residents. But it quickly grew from 4 to 20 pages per month, with the parish council being just one of many contributors. Anyone in the village can send in contributions. The Chronicle still edited by founder […]

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