All around Wells
A wonderful weekend to visit Wells with piratical goings-on over the three days. You don't have to be dressed as a pirate to attend... but it helps.
Wells Pirate Festival
The Quay and around Wells, 10.30am approx
Come and support the atheletes in this wonderful local sporting event that features an Olympic-distance open water swim through Wells quay followed by a bike race around the local villages and a 10km run.
In particular, give a cheer to Janey Sugden and Mike Somerset if you can spot them as they are raising funds for our new lifeboat by competing in the event.
The three consecutive events start and finish at the quayside so this is a good place to come to watch and be in the thick of the action (try not to stand in the way of the bikes though).
Sponsor Janey and Mike
Whin Hill Cider, Stearman's Yard, Wells
Local cider maker Whin Hill Cider has decided to produce a special edition cider in aid of our Shannon Lifeboat Appeal. The cider apples for this, all grown locally in the firm's own orchard, will be pressed at a family-friendly event on 21st September using the firm's vintage hand-press. All are welcome to come along to lend a helping hand or just watch the proceedings.
The special edition Shannon cider will be ready for bottling in March 2015 and every bottle sold will raise £5 towards the appeal. Advanced orders will be taken on 21st if you want to be sure you don't miss out.
Whin Hill Cider
Local artist Linda Pattrick has offered a wonderful original painting of Wells quay as a prize in a draw to take place at her exhibition in Brancaster Staithe on 31 August 2014. Ticket sales for this draw have now closed. More information...
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