Don't miss a story sign up to Weston Mercury's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Folk fair held in Cheddar raises hundreds of pounds

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 October 2017

Organiser Judith van de Meulen (front row second from left) with some of the perfomers.

Organiser Judith van de Meulen (front row second from left) with some of the perfomers.


Folk music filled the halls of a Somerset village hall last weekend.

A Michaelmas Folk Fair was held in Cheddar to raise money for the hall’s renovation and for the Young Carers’ Camp.

Quartet Compendium, a capella Bristol Ponita and The Village Folk all performed at the fair to help raise the money.

Guests enjoyed nibbles, a raffle and live music and raised £750.

Co-organiser Judith van der Meulen said: “It was delightful and a superb evening in aid of our hall and Exeter University’s carers’ camp.

“A huge variety of wonderful things were raffled off to help us raise the money.”

The village hall, in Church Street, has been in desperate need of a revamp for a number of years.

The roof was completed last month and work will now begin to upgrade the services, including the electricity, heating and water.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 19:00

A 10-year-old boy organised a cake sale so his mum and sister could travel abroad to help dogs living on the streets.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:07

Two people and a dog have been rescued from a cliff this afternoon (Monday).

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

A packed weekend of activities will see Young Farmers from across the South West descend on Weston-super-Mare next month.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:59

A Roman army marched through Weston’s museum last week, as part of a series of half-term activities.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

A Somerset MP has been shortlisted for a Green Heart Hero award.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00

A multi-million-pound funding bid, which would have helped with plans to build homes at Weston’s Dolphin Square, has been rejected.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

A ‘comprehensive’ review of North Somerset’s playing fields is being carried out as the district prepares for thousands of new homes to be built over the next two decades.

Read more
Sunday, February 18, 2018

YMCA Somerset Coast is calling on people to come together and sleep rough for one night in March to support homeless young people.

Read more
Sunday, February 18, 2018

Weston-super-Mare students were encouraged to think about their future at a careers event.

Read more
Sunday, February 18, 2018

English hubs will be set up across the country and phonics and reading roadshows will be rolled out to improve literacy in schools.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 5°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder