Visit to White Lake Cheese

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Now, I am going to try hard not to make this blog too cheesy.

Our October 2019 outing was to the multi award winning White Lake Cheese beside the Bath and West showground where we were entertained to be most interesting tour of the cheese making facility before sampling the various goat, sheep and cow milk cheeses.  Finally, and in the dark, we were introduced to the goats themselves.

Many thanks to White Lake Cheese and to Melanie for organising the outing.

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Not a washout !!!

Those who place emphasis on weather forecasts could have been excused for concluding that Saturday’s Castle Cary Carnival would be a washout. A washout is wasn’t. Brue Valley Rotary Club fielded a strong, experienced and dedicated  team of nine bucket collectors, who, despite the inclement weather, were soon in action.  Their technique of really working the crowds, persuading the reluctant to put their hands in their pockets, and seeking out donations from those skulking at the back is much admired and appreciated by the Carnival’s organising committee.  Buckets soon filled up with coinage and emptying was necessary en route to Carnival’s finish line. .Notwithstanding the smaller crowds it proved to be a good evening’s work to help local good causes ..

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Deja Vu

Another year, another Children’s Carnival and the same strange lady sporting a bizarre outfit! Yes, it was the 2019  Castle Cary Children’s Carnival. Last year Nicky introduced us to the octopus – this year it was Spiderperson (one must these days be gender neutral). The Brue Valley Rotary bucket shaking team although numerically small were particular enthusiastic in their endeavours to ensure the public parted with their coinage. Our new member, Dave Terry, was frequently seen diving into the crowds to extract donations; Andrew M exhibited his customary bucket shaking expertise; as for Spiderperson,,,,,,,,,,! All much the same as previous years showing Rotary in Action. Deja Vu !


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Brue Valley Skittles Success

The Rotary club of Brue Valley Rotary were drawn to play against the Rotary club of  Wells in the preliminary round of the District 1200 Skittles championship. Hopes were high that we would lose however we were wrong! Mike Stokes led the way with his amazing score of 16 ( and he had his glasses on !) then Anne (the highest scorer) and I both got a spare too ! However it was a combined team effort and the team had never played so well.

The final score was Wells 290 and Brue Valley 323. So it looks like will have to play again.

Many thanks to Peter Preston for organising the match and to the Rotary Club of Wells for a great evening. Also many thanks go to all at the Traveller’s Rest ( on the A37 ) for their hospitality and great food.

                    Wells                                                          Brue Valley



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Wyvern Jubilee Morris are Recruiting


Brue Valley Rotary Club are very grateful for the support Wyvern Jubilee Morris Men have given us club since our original Wassail in 2012. 

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Race Night at Galhampton

Last night Brue Valley Rotary ran another successful Village Hall race night, this time at Galhampton, with over 80 villagers enjoying the evening.  Entry included a light supper which was provided by the Village Hall – as was the bar !

It didn’t take long for the punters to get involved once they had seen how simple it was to choose which horse to follow.  Much enjoyment ensued and the hall became very noisy towards the end of each race, successful punters were quick to take their winnings.

The proceeds of the evening are to be shared evenly between the village hall and Rotary’s chosen charity Freewheelers.

If you know of a village hall within the Bruton, Castle Cary, Wincanton area, or slightly further afield, looking to raise funds from a very enjoyable and entertaining evening for all the family, please contact us via our web page:

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