About Us

Croscombe is an attractive village of just over 600 people, built around the steep valley where the River Sheppey cuts through the south Mendips. It lies between Wells and Shepton Mallet. Many of its mainly stone-built cottages and houses date back to Jacobean, Tudor or Medieval times.

As well as a fine Church with a notable Jacobean interior, there is a village shop, locally owned and stocking a wide-range of mainly locally sourced goods, an award-winning pub, a small hotel and a number of B&Bs.

Croscombe has its own Orchestra which was started in 1975 by Jo Sackett who lives in Croscombe and has just celebrated its 40th Anniversary. The orchestra performs two concerts each year, in January and May, in the Village Hall.

The Hall is also home to a very wide range of clubs and societies, including monthly village film nights, and frequent charter markets, selling locally made foodstuffs and artefacts.

There is a children’s playground and sports field adjoining the Village Hall.


Croscombe Village Orchestra

Croscombe Village Orchestra was founded in January 1975 by Jo Sackett and her son Jonathan. Within two years the membership was up to thirty and has stayed between thirty and forty ever since.

The age range is from eight to eighty years old. However, we put special emphasis on encouraging the younger members. The posts of Leader of the orchestra and sectional leaders are given to the most promising youngsters who are also given the opportunity to perform solos, play in quartets and other small groups and to have their compositions performed by the orchestra.

Over the years the standard of performance inevitably rises, but a keen playeCroscombe Village Orchestrar with Grade IV ability would be able to enjoy playing.

The orchestra has given concerts involving many good amateur and professional soloists. In 2005 Philip Folk played Greig’s Piano Concerto to a packed hall.

The orchestra meets weekly on Fridays at 7.15 pm in either Croscombe or Dinder Village Halls. At least two concerts are given each year, one in mid-January and the other in mid-May.

Anyone who is interested in joining will receive a very warm welcome. Please contact the Conductor, Tony Bevan on 01749 344180 and come and make some new friends.

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