Pulman's Weekly News

Pulman's Weekly News


Thank you for liking the Axminster Country Market page. I would like to use your page to plea for more cooks .We desperately need at least one new cook.We have two just starting, but we are a busy market and need one home cook who would like to join our co operative. Anyone out there willing to find out more? You do not need to be a trained chef, just someone who understands good quality home cooking who would like to make a modest profit for their efforts . If this appeals to you, come along to the Masonic Hall ,South Street on a Thursday morning. You will be made very welcome

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Wishing you a speedy recovery, Nick. Take care!

An adventurous 24hrs!

I can’t thank all the fantastic @frogmarygreen and @farmandfieldcafe team enough for taking care of me until we were swamped with all the emergency services who were so calm and caring.
Been up to Southmead Hospital burns unit today who have patched me up and sent me home, thank you 😊


On Monday 8th March we entered STEP 1️⃣ of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown.

Find out more details about what has changed here 👉 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021/covid-19-response-spring-2021#roadmap


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Pulman's Weekly News has now been awarded Best Local News Publication – West Country in the 2021 Global Business Awards hosted by Corp Today Magazine.

Pulman's Weekly News & Advertiser Series was put forward to Corp Today’s dedicated team of in-house researchers who have handpicked each of their 2021 award winners. This proven approach ensures that they award on merit, and not popularity, and recognise the very best in the business.

Michael Banks, MD of Pulman's Weekly News, said; “To be acknowledged as Best Local News Publication for the entire region is a further feather in the cap, especially in these uncertain times. Our news coverage has now evolved to provide both video and online reporting, and I am delighted the team have won such a prestigious award in such a wide-reaching area. Included in this new area are neighbouring towns within Dorset, who benefit greatly from their own bespoke PR brands, such as Experience Lyme Regis.

“The effort put in by our team and in particular past developmental guidance from digital media entrepreneur Duncan Williams, drawing upon parallel success working with Reach Plc and InYourArea projects, as well as our own individual feature writers, contributors and staff, all represents a collective belief we all share in the future of hyperlocal media. I am proud that we have been awarded such a significant prize in difficult times which highlights the quality of our work on behalf of the West Country communities and small business advertisers we serve.”

Corp Today Magazine who claim readers consisting of 138,000 ‘C’ Level professional, VPs, Consultants, VCs, Managers and advisors, will announce the award winners in all categories shortly.


An online success for Yeovil business leaders...

Thank you to everyone who attended the first Business Leaders Breakfast of 2021.
Our guest speaker was Nick Whitney MBE Managing Director of @Leonardo_UK and it was a pleasure to hear how a Yeovil apprentice progressed to be in charge of one of our largest employers and some of teh plans for the future of aerospace in Yeovil.
Check out www.yeovilchamber.org/events for more great events coming soon.


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Spot that fungi... Any fungi experts able to identify this black fungus protruding from high up on a group of trees?


Online Service
The Very Revd Robert Key
Sunday 14 March 2021
Mothering Sunday
Live on YouTube at 9.30am

Online Services continue and are a great
way to worship during this pandemic.

To access St Bartholomew's YouTube Online Service
please click this link here: http://bit.ly/3prTymj

Join these weekly Online Services, streamed each
Sunday at 9.30am. Watch this week's and
previous Online Services.

During this new period of lockdown, please
'Keep Safe, Keep Connected, Keep Praying.'

Every Sunday a new service will be available from
Sunday morning but, of course, you can watch it
any time after that which works for you.

'Please make this widely known to others and spread
something of the love of God in Jesus Christ.'

Visit the St Bartholomew's website here: http://bit.ly/3iif35R

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Top marks for this river restoration project...

Dodham Brook Enhancement Project update from Yeovil Rivers Community Trust!

If you have been down to Yeovil Country Park recently you may have spotted the progress we have made on the enhancement work, along Dodham Brook, between the footbridge and weir.

Three bench structures (like islands in the brook) have now been installed to help promote the restoration of the natural river processes and provide a diversified habitat for the animals living along Dodham Brook. This includes the colony of endangered water vole who live within Yeovil Country Park, kingfishers, fish, and an array of other wildlife.

Secured by timber posts and coir matting, we have packed brushwood bundles (made from spare branch material around Yeovil Country Park) inside the frames. This will create a fantastic underwater habitat for fish and invertebrates. We have also added silt on top, providing us with a great space for planting native wild aquatic plants this spring.

A big thank you to everyone who has been involved in this stage of the project and we look forward to sharing more updates with you soon.

Thank you from the Yeovil Rivers Community Trust

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Online Service
The Very Revd Robert Key
The Revd David Newman
Sunday 07 March 2021
Live on YouTube at 9.30am

Online Services continue and are a great
way to worship during this pandemic.

To access St Bartholomew's YouTube Online Service
please click this link here: http://bit.ly/3prTymj

Join these weekly Online Services, streamed each
Sunday at 9.30am. Watch this week's and
previous Online Services.

During this new period of lockdown, we can all
'Keep Safe, Keep Connected, Keep Praying.'

Every Sunday a new service will be available from
Sunday morning but, of course, you can watch it
any time after that which works for you.

Please make this widely known to others and spread
something of the love of God in Jesus Christ.

Visit our website here: http://bit.ly/3iif35R

#stbartholomewscrewkerne #theveryrevdrobertkey
#therevddavidnewman #keepeachothersafe #OnlineSundayService


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Mental Health Awareness – Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, used to be known as manic depression. The old name describes the disorder quite simply and aptly. People who are caught up in this mental health condition experience mood swings that include extreme emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).

There are two common forms of Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar 1 disorder causes mania and may cause depression, while Bipolar 2 disorder causes hypomania and depression. People with Bipolar 2 typically spend considerably more time in a depressive state.

A manic episode is normally so intense it interferes with daily activities and it is very difficult to bring the person back to a calmer state. When gripped in the manic phase people can need less sleep; become more talkative with racing thoughts; become abnormally energised and jumpy; have exaggerated sense of self, even a euphoria; make irrational decisions or engage in high-risk behaviours.

A hypomanic episode displays the same symptoms; however they show as less severe than in a manic episode. Their level though is still extreme enough for people to notice a marked change in behaviour.

The depression phase may include extended periods of sadness and hopelessness; withdrawing from people or previously enjoyed activities; feeling tired; feeling tearful; lacking in confidence and self-esteem.

Initial episodes of mania typically last at least a week followed by a depression that can be longer. If left unchecked, episodes tend to become more frequent and last longer as time passes.

The cause of bipolar disorder is unknown and it may be contributed to by a combination of physical, environmental and social factors. If you suspect that you may be suffering from this disorder your first port of call is to have discussions with you GP. If necessary, they will be able to direct you towards a mental health professional who can make a more thorough assessment. They can then inform you of treatment options that can help you maintain stable moods and on how to manage your symptoms.

Stay safe. Stay well. Seek the support you need.


Article by Michael Burnell Counselling, Yeovil


Don't forget...


Nothing quite as calming as sitting by a babbling brook in early spring sunshine... :-)


Lovely local grub... 😋😋😋


As today marks the start of Women’s History Month there was no way Axminster Heritage were going to let it pass without celebrating the life of Axminster-born woman Nancy Dawson.

Nancy Dawson is believed to have been born at Coaxdon, Weycroft, Axminster in 1730 and was (according to James Davidson - generally the most reliable of sources) a barmaid at The George in her youth. Nancy longed for more however, and it wasn’t long before she left Axminster for the bright lights of London.

Nancy became a dancer and gained work at Sadler’s Wells, Covent Garden and Drury Lane. In October 1759 the hornpipe that she danced in the ‘Beggar’s Opera’ was to turn her into a celebrity – so much so that there are still portraits of Nancy on display at the National Portrait Gallery and in the British Museum today. The dance was performed to a tune (thought to be attributed to the English composer, Thomas Arne), which then had words set, a song called ‘The Ballad of Nancy Dawson’ attributed to the English actor, playwright, poet and songwriter, George Alexander Stevens (1710 – 6 September 1780).

The Ballad of Nancy Dawson

Of all the girls in our town,
The red, the black, the fair, the brown,
That dance and prance it up and down,
There's none like Nancy Dawson.

Her easy mien, her shape so neat,
She foots, she trips, she looks so sweet;
Her every motion’s so complete,
I die for Nancy Dawson.

See how she comes to give surprise,
With joy and pleasure in her eyes:
To give delight she always tries,
So means my Nancy Dawson.

Was there no task, t’obstruct the way,
No shutter old, no house so gay,
A bet of fifty pounds I’d lay,
That I gained Nancy Dawson.

See how the opera takes a run
Exceeding Hamlet, Lear and Lun
Though in it there would be no fun,
Was’t not for Nancy Dawson.

Though beard and brent charm ev’ry night
And female peachum’s justly right,
And filch and lockit please the sight,
‘Tis kept by Nancy Dawson.

See little davey strut and puff,
‘Confound the opera and such stuff,
My house is never full enough,
A curse on Nancy Dawson”.

Though G[arric]k he had has his day
And forced the town his laws t’obey,
With Jonny Rich is come in play,
With the help of Nancy Dawson.

Nancy used to visit friends and relatives in Axminster, dancing for the amusement of her friends at the local inns. It is believed that Nancy’s metropolitan ways were often remarked on. A Mrs Burch told James Davidson that she had seen Nancy Dawson dance a minuet at the Dolphin Inn in petticoats trimmed with silver lace. Nancy was to retire from the stage in 1763 and died three years later on 26th May 1767 at Haverstock Hill. Nancy’s public reputation was as a beautiful and graceful dancer, but with a shrewish temper and a heartless, mercenary and immoral approach to life.

The information above comes from ‘Notes on Axminster’ by Major W H Wilkin (1933), which can be found in Axminster Library.

More information on Nancy can also be found on the Axminster Heritage website here:https://axminsterheritage.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Pen_portraits.pdf

National Portrait Gallery British Museum

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Gosh, this looks tasty... 😋

Now the weather is starting to get better we’ve decided to create a new Cream Tea menu, featuring a whole host of new scones and toppings. Our Black Forest Cream Tea is pictured; Chocolate Scone, Clotted Cream and our own home made Cherry Brandy Jam. New Cream Tea menu coming very soon 😊❤️


Some warmer weather for a perfect country walk on the last day of the month. Enjoy!


UK government

It's a map of the road ahead... What do we reckon?

The COVID-19 Roadmap for England.

More information ➡️ https://gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021


Daffs are out... Spring is on its way!!


Almost too good to step on...

When Thomas Whitty invented the Axminster weave in 1755 to achieve intricate and colourful pattern he was inspired by global trends for woven flooring. We are so excited to see our customers bring personality into their home through patterned carpet. Are you considering introducing some pattern into your home? 📷 FLORA FANTASIA CARPET available from @houseofhackney

Pulman's Weekly News

The Pulman's Weekly News and Advertiser series were founded in England in 1857 by Axminster born George Pulman. (His name is often mistakenly confused with the American railroad pioneer.)

The Pulman's series are important records of a prolific Victorian era press group that went on to span multiple decades and bridge three consecutive centuries.

Over the years the Pulman's titles expanded across East Devon, West Dorset and South Somerset and were published by a succession of newspaper owners.

In 2012 the papers morphed into the Pulman's View From series, covering predominantly the same areas as before and, in keeping with the times, developed an online presence.

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