As we are now in a second lockdown until 2nd December, no further activities can take place at the Speedwell Hall. As soon as normal events can resume, we will notify you on this website.


Please note  that as a result of Covid 19 and the importance of safe practise, The Speedwell has been set up to operate as safely as possible. You can find details in the “How to Book” section of this website.


The following comments have been sent to The Speedwell from two regular users of the Hall:

“ The Speedwell Hall is looking absolutely amazing: it is now bright, clean and fresh. ....What a great achievement, congratulations to all involved.”

Barbara Dale, Girl Guide Leader.


“I really must congratulate you all on your wonderful achievement with The Speedwell Hall. I have been involved with the Speedwell since 1983 and during that time I have never seen it looking so good......I congratulate Christine on her leadership, also Richard and John for all their hard work; how fortunate it is to have both of you on board!  I now look forward to being able to use the Hall for meetings.”

Geraldine Clotworthy,  former Chair of The Speedwell Hall; former Brownie Leader and currently Treasurer of The Stitchers.


The main hall of The Speedwell has been totally refurbished by Richard Chant and his brother, John. The Speedwell is extremely grateful for their ongoing expertise and work and the enormous amounts of time they have so generously given.

The main room has had the ceiling replaced,(including sound proofing); the walls fully relined and painted; new ambient LED lighting and new heating. The floor was fully replaced last year of course, again by Richard and John. The Speedwell is now a smart and impressive community resource. The Trustees and Advisers of the Speedwell  welcome back all our loyal groups and users and we aim to grow the numbers of users, both from the  community and businesses, to continue to embed The Speedwell Hall in Crewkerne life.

The funding for this work has come from generous donations from both individuals and charitable foundations, as well as fundraising events held by the Trustees and the Advisers.


Photo Gallery by Jeff Hutson

Jeff is a keen local photographer who has taken a wide range of beautiful photos of views of Crewkerne and surrounds in all seasons. He has also taken pictures of local craftsmen and makers of food and drinks based on local produce. Jeff has kindly mounted a wide range of these photos in the Hall and the Committee Room. They look stunning and superbly enhance the newly refurbished Hall. The framed photos are available to purchase and Jeff will kindly donate the net proceeds to The Speedwell Hall. When we are open again, be sure to visit and appreciate our very own Crewkerne Gallery in the Speedwell.


The Speedwell, 5 Abbey Street, Crewkerne, Somerset  TA18 7HY