100 year Anniversary of The Speedwell Hall

The 100 year anniversary of the Speedwell Hall being entrusted to the community is drawing to a close after a very successful year:

A book detailing the history of the Hall was launched on 1st April with a large crowd gathered in the Speedwell Hall to hear the authors, Peter Wingrave and Francois Feinson introducing the book, answering questions from the audience and signing copies.


A Centenary  Fayre was held in June on a brilliant sunny afternoon where the garden came into its own.

A Concert in The Garden was held in July with a wide range of performers and a very appreciative crowd.


The Trustees are now turning their attention to raising funds for an upgrade to the kitchen, in particular the installation of commercial standard cooking equipment to meet the requirements necessary for hire of the hall with catering services included.

As always, the work and support of volunteers is invaluable in ensuring the Speedwell Hall continues to play a role in support of the Crewkerne Community.


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.


Saturday 2nd December: “ Say it with Christmas Flowers”


More details of all these events will be appear on the Website in due course.



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


Registered Charity 243400