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The Bruton Town Dovecot


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Bruton is a small ancient town in South Somerset situated in the Brue Valley. Although there have been many changes, the town retains it's charm and character and is steeped in history. The River Brue flows through the middle and provides a pleasant walk for townspeople and visitors alike. Bruton has many interesting and historical buildings including the medieval Packhorse Bridge, St Mary's Church, Sexey's Hospital and the Dovecote.

Wool was the main industry of the town in the middle ages giving way to the silk industry in the late 18th century. Today the two main industries are farming and education. There are five schools in Bruton: King's School, founded in 1519, Bruton School for Girls, Sexey's School, a Primary School and the Meadow School for Steiner Education.

Bruton has many thriving groups and societies to keep its 3000 residents fully occupied. The annual Festival of Arts, including the Packhorse Fair is a noteworthy attraction as are the Art Show, Horticultural Show and musical and theatrical productions.

Many footpaths weave their way through Bruton and the surrounding countryside, including the Leyland Trail and Macmillan Way, and many walkers use Bruton as a centre. The town has several award-winning restaurants and hostelries and good bed and breakfast facilities.

The Community Office, situated in the High Street, will be happy to provide local tourist leaflets, bus and train timetables and details of local events.


July 2014
Jul 1st Bruton Flower Club demonstration, Bruton Community Hall
Jul 1st Bruton School for Girls Artwalk
Jul 3rd Film Night, Bruton Castle
Jul 5th Rotary (charity TBA) Coffee Morn - Community Hall
Jul 5th The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s play at Speeds Farm, Lamyatt
Jul 5th Live Music with Shooting the Crows, Bruton Castle
Jul 6th BollyGood, in support of Macmillan Cancer Care, Sexey’s School
Jul 7th B&D Horticultural Society visit to Derry Watkins’ Special Plants
Jul 8th Bruton Sewing Bee, The Sun Inn
Jul 8th B&D Women’s Institute meeting, Bruton Community Hall
Jul 9th ‘The New Men’ choir, Batcombe Church
Jul 10th Bruton Primary School Summer Fayre
Jul 10th Film Night, Bruton Castle
Jul 10th Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors (abridged), Sexey’s School
Jul 11th Bruton Primary School Open Day
Jul 11th Bruton Active Living, Bruton Community Hall
Jul 11th Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors (abridged), Sexey’s School
Jul 12th Somerset Sight Coffee Morning - Community Hall
Jul 12th St Mary’s Bruton Church Fête, Rectory Garden and Abbey Field
Jul 12th DJ night, Bruton Castle
Jul 13th Latin Temperament Concert at Sexey's Hospital Chapel
Jul 15th Hauser & Wirth Somerset’s gallery opening, Durslade, Bruton
Jul 17th Irish Plus Session, Bruton Castle
Jul 18th St Mary’s Church Choirs concert
Jul 19th Winibus Coffee Morning - Community Hall
Jul 19th Cream Tea and Pimms, Brewham Village Hall
Jul 19th Bruton Library Open Day
Jul 19th Live Music with the Defibrillators, Bruton Castle
Jul 24th Spoken Word Evening, ‘A Few Words’, Bruton Castle
Jul 26th Methodist Chapel Coffee Morning - Community Hall
Jul 26th The first Hauser & Wirth Family Saturday, creative workshop
Jul 26th Live music with Nobody’s Business, Bruton Castle
Jul 28th B&D Horticultural Society visit to Hilltop Garden
Jul 29th Batcombe Film Society AGM, the Old School, Batcombe
Jul 29th Bruton Art Society 61st Annual Exhibition, Bruton School for Girls
Jul 30th Landscape architect Noel Kingsbury talk, Hauser & Wirth Gallery, Durslade
Jul 31st Film Night, Bruton Castle
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Keith Taylor book launch noon June 29th


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