Hands off our ancient cross!
This month Andrea visits Croscombe
of today’s highway patrol tried to remove it, largely with crowbars and hammers. They didn’t bank on the reaction of Croscombe’s residents who joined forces to set up a vigil to protect the ancient landmark.
Opposite the cross is a bed and breakfast which was once the site of a 15th century public house. The remaining village pub is The George Inn, an award-winning, family-owned, 17th century freehouse. It now houses the Croscombe Stores micro-shop, following the recent closure of the village store.
A community-focused village, current residents can enjoy a host of activities and clubs, catering to the needs and interests of all ages. The village hall is the venue for many of these, including monthly film nights, an orchestra, frequent charter markets and a drama society, as well as the usual yoga classes and WI. For children, there is a thriving primary school complete with a forest school and kitchen gardens and there is a playground and sports field near the village hall. A cricket club, shared with nearby Dinder village, has been going since 1948 and there are plenty of additional sports clubs in both Shepton Mallet and Wells, easily accessible with the hourly bus service. contact an[email protected]dog.co.uk