Revisit Cheddar’s past

PUBLISHED: 07:00 05 May 2011

A CHANCE to revisit the past is coming to Cheddar this month courtesy of the Cheddar Arts organisation.

A Taste of Cheddar at the Kings of Wessex School’s Kings Theatre will feature a feast of archive film, local food and Somerset music.

There will be film about the village and outlying areas, including memorable shots of the Cheddar floods when the gorge become a raging torrent of mud and rocks, plus other footage around the Cheddar Valley from 1908 until 1970.

Gill Scard, Cheddar Arts organiser, said: “We’re going to have an extended interval when the audience will be able to taste local cheese, cheese straws, chocolate and ciders.

“Bernard Coulter, one of the Somerset Levellers band, will be playing Somerset music and then we’ll be having more archive footage and a chance to see historical documents and postcards as well as slides of the Cheddar Pageant.”

The performance takes place on May 19 at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £5, are available from the box office on 01934 744939 extension 6 or in person at the centre in Station Road.

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