Shepton Mallet is full of life, love and colour this Autumn. Not only are the trees looking gorgeous, but many people are wearing the symbolic red poppy in the run up to remembrance Sunday. I am anti-war, but I am proud to wear my poppy in honour of all those brave people who served and those who lost their lives. My Grandfather fought in WWII, and my husband Wayne is a veteran himself. He served in the Royal Corps of Signals 35th regiment from the tender age of 15. It took a very long time for him to adjust to civilian life. We joined the Shepton branch of The Royal British Legion to meet like-minded people and get some much needed support, but it turned out to be great fun- with skittles nights and buffets at The Club ! British Legion volunteers are selling poppies, funky wristbands, reflectors, and enamel pins up at Tesco's , so please pop in to show your support. The money raised will help local people directly. You can also buy them from Dobbies, and the pop up shop in the market square. Another colourful charity event is “Art Under The Hammer” tonight at The Horseshoe Inn, Bowlish. Beautiful paintings by local artists will be auctioned to raise money for Southmead Hospital Charity (Brain Tumour Equipment) and 'Eady's Journey' a local support group for a young girl with Rett Syndrome. We had a fabulous bonfire and fireworks display, and soon it's carnival night. Shepton loves Autumn!
THE BRITISH LEGION MEET ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7.30PM at The Conservative Club on Shepton High Street. ALL WELCOME !
I'm a 43 year old, mum of two little boys- currently living in Shepton Mallet in Somerset. I'm the Founder and Creative Director of Radio Shepton, a Stand up and comedian and spoken word performer, and write a regular column for The Wells and Shepton Mallet Journal. Which is the basis for my blog usually. I lived in Swedish Lapland for 7 years until 2014 where my boys were born. My partner and I ran a husky dog sledding business. Before that I was a poet, radio presenter, media lecturer, writer, TV producer, actress and burlesque performer ! I never want my life to be boring :)