Lottery Nets over £500 for Heritage

The Christmas lottery came to a conclusion last week when the draw took place at the monthly meeting on 16 December.

After the costs have been deducted we have raised over £500 for the benefit of The Museum of Somerset. This is a very good outcome and our grateful thanks go to all those involved both in organising the event and the buying and selling of tickets.

Most of the ten prizes were distributed on the evening of the draw and the winners of the remainder are being contacted. A list of the prize winners is available upon request.

We would like to thank those who generously donated prizes:

  • Brendon Books: Old Brewery Building, Bath Place, Taunton
  • Castle Hotel: Castle Green, Taunton
  • Mr. Miles’ Tea Rooms: 3-4 High Street, Taunton
  • Hair@22: 22 Bridge Street, Taunton
  • Hestercombe Gardens: Cheddon Fitzpaine
  • Marks & Spencer: County Mall, 66 East Street, Taunton
  • Riverside Butchers: 8 Riverside Place, 2 St. James’ Street, Taunton
  • Somerset Archaeological & Natural History Society: Somerset Heritage Centre, Brunel Way, Norton Fitzwarren

Book sale raises funds for museum

The Friends held two second-hand book sales at the Museum of Somerset on Sunday 15 June and Saturday 21 June. These were scheduled to coincide with Father’s Day on the Sunday and Taunton’s Somerfest on the Saturday, the latter celebration taking place at a number of locations around the town centre. There was an addition to the usual reading matter as plants donated by our members were also on sale. Across the two sales £186.56 was raised and this will be put with other funds and ultimately be used for the benefit of the Museum of Somerset. Our grateful thanks go out to all those Friends who gave up their time, energy and resources, including plants, to make the events a success.