The Isle of Wedmore includes Wedmore, Bagley, Blackford, Blakeway, Chapel Allerton, Clewer, Cocklake, Crickham, Heath House, Latcham, Little Ireland, Mudgley, Sand, Stone Allerton, Theale, West End, West Ham, West Stoughton, Panborough and Newtown.
But why the "Isle" of Wedmore I hear you ask?
Well, simply because at one time, long, long ago, Wedmore was surrounded by water! The Somerset Levels (Tealham and Tadham Moor) do still flood from time to time, especially in the winter. Very serious flooding was experienced in winter of 2013/2014 around the Somerset Levels but not so much near Wedmore.
Wedmore has a very active community and hosts a number of events throughout the year including the famous Turnip Prize, the Wedmore Harvest Home, Theale Flower show, Wedmore Opera, Street Fair, Wedmore in Bloom flower displays, Wedmore Theatre Club productions, Blackford Village Scarecrows display and the Wedmore Real Ale Festival to name a few.
Wedmore Playing Fields offers excellent sporting facilities for tennis, football, cricket and bowls.
The highly respected Isle of Wedmore News is a monthly community news free magazine which provides news, articles, what's on and advertisements from the businesses serving the community.
Read all about the Final Wedmore Neighbourhood Plan.
The tune is Sleepy Maggie and the musicians are The Somerset Levellers:
Alan Balmer - bass, Dave Sawtell - bodhran, Simon Dore - melodeon,
Bernard Coulter - guitar and Lou Muton - violin.