Thousand raised fo charity by Cross fund-raisers

FRANKIE Howerd s former home in Cross has finally closed its doors to the public after raising £9,000 for charity this year.

FRANKIE Howerd's former home in Cross has finally closed its doors to the public after raising £9,000 for charity this year.

Cash from the open days at the house has been given to Kings of Wessex School in Cheddar, Weare First School, Friends of Compton Bishop Church, Somerset Showcase in Axbridge and many more good causes.

More than £26,000 was raised through the garden events, but expenses amounted to £17,000 which were taken off the total donated.

Wavering Down House, in Webbington Road, will soon be open to the public online instead as 18 webcams around the property broadcast the goings on in the house and gardens 24 hours a day.


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The house is owned by the comedian's former partner Dennis Heymer and his close friend Chris Byrne.

Fans will be able to see interviews with the pair as well as celebrities including June Whitfield and Justin Lee Collins via a new website dedicated to the Up Pompeii star.

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