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Review of the Year: July 2012
5:00pm Monday 31st December 2012 in News
WE take a look back at the events of 2012 in the Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne area. Here is what happened in July 2012.
THERE was shock and sadness when it emerged that the bodies of Misterton woman Rosemary Snell, 67, and Michael Rolfe, 72, of Fivehead, had been killed when their car was crushed in a landslide at the entrance to the Beaminster tunnel on the A3066 late on July 7. Their bodies were not discovered, however, for ten days after the landslip.
THE Chard, Ilminster and Crewkerne area suffered from flooding as torrential rain battered the region.
FORMER Mayor, Cllr Tony Prior, announced that he was fighting cancer.
STUDENTS turned on the style as Holyrood Academy held its annual Year 11 Prom at Haselbury Mill.
PROTESTORS flocked to the Guildhall in Chard to look at controversial plans to build 450 homes on the outskirts of the town being put forward by developers Mactaggart & Mickel.
IT was announced that Ilminster Town Council clerk Julia Thorne was to step down from the job because of personal reasons.
COMBE St Nicholas photographer Hays Lynch was left baffled after her ‘cheeky photo’ of a bare-bottomed lady holding an umbrella was banned from social networking website Facebook after it was deemed ‘inappropriate content.’ SOUTH Petherton Folk Festival made a triumphant return for a day of music, dance and verse – after a break of around 15 years.