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Chard this Christmas

PUBLISHED: 11:28 13 November 2007 | UPDATED: 14:55 20 February 2013

Chard's Town Hall clock

Chard's Town Hall clock

Chard is a lovely market town situated on the main A30 road close to the Devon border and 15 miles south-west of Yeovil. It has a population of around 12,000 and, at an altitude of 121 metres, it is the highest town in...

Chard is a lovely market town situated on the main A30 road close to the Devon border and 15 miles south-west of Yeovil. It has a population of around 12,000 and, at an altitude of 121 metres, it is the highest town in Somerset. In 1685 it was one of the towns in which Judge Jeffreys held some of the Bloody Assizes following the failure of the Monmouth Rebellion. None of this - fascinating though it is - need worry the intrepid Christmas shopper, for whom the town can provide a cornucopia of unusual and beautiful gift alternatives. The weekly antiques fair at the Guildhall is a treasure trove of potential presents, while the main parish Church of St Michael's has a busy programme of choral and orchestral music to usher in Christmas.


WHAT'S ON


23 November: Christmas Lights Switch-on, 7pm


8 December: Craft Fair. The Guildhall, 9am-3pm


Chard TIC: tel 01460 65710


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