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Axbridge’s community cinema is available for hire for meetings, private screenings and parties. Please call 01934 733095 for details and bookings. This season, most films start at 8pm. Doors and bar open at 7.30pm.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH 2 Days in New York (15) USA 2012. 96 mins. 8pm. Dir. Julie Delpy. Julie Delpy, Chris Rock. A welcome return after Delpy’s very funny ‘2 days in Paris’ featuring the disfunctional Manhatten couple.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH Prometheus (15) USA 2012. 124 mins. 8pm Dir. Ridley Scott. Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender. The Aliens films’ prequel.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15TH Arthur Christmas (U) UK 2011. 97 mins. 3pm On Christmas night at the North Pole, Santa’s youngest son looks to use his father’s high-tech operation for an urgent mission.


For 2013 films visit www.axbridgefilmsociety.org.uk.


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30TH Roxy Comedy Night! With Edinburgh Fringe legend Sally-Anne Hayward, Harry The Spiv, Anna Curl and Paul McCaffrey. A night of laughter!


Strawberry Line Times December 2012-January 2013


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FISH AND CHIPS 7 In the search of the best chippy


FASHION SPECIAL PAGES 9-13 On location in Winscombe


GEORGIAN FOOD 16-17


VICTORIAN GUIDE 19


Jane Austen’s love of white soup and other festive food


Strawberry Line TIMES


Welcome to the second issue of Strawberry Line Times magazine the new bi-monthly publication delivered door-to-door with 25,000 readers.


The first issue was hugely successful with tremendous feedback from readers and advertisers alike - unfortunately our website was brought down by a malicious hacker in September so if you saw the magazine and then looked for the website you may have been disappointed. After much work the website was restored with better security and far more detail,


features and daily news than before. With such positive feedback from the


A trip along the Strawberry Line with the 1899 edition of the Black’s tourist bible in hand


MARKET WARS 5


Tesco and Sainsbury’s have their eyes on Cheddar while Waitrose and Morrisons move in on Wells. Where will it all end?


readers we’re determined to press on and develop the publication - but we need your help. We need your news, views and reports from your communities so we can publish them and chart life in the Strawberry Line District. So do contact us (details below) and help to celebrate a wonderful part of the world.


The Strawberry Line District envelopes the region serviced by the railway branchlines of the last two centuries between Clevedon


“with such positive feedback from the readers”


on the coast and Wells in central Somerset. There’s a map on the website - do have a look to see the areas covered.


Could Sainsbury’s build a store on this Cheddar farm? It all comes down to the planners and Cheddar’s residents this winter


WHAT’S ON 18 From Santa to February and beyond


CUPPA CHA 20 ICE AGE 22


Strawberry Line Times December 2012-January 2013


How to make the perfect cup of tea and notes on the best tea rooms around


In the winter of 1962/63 the Strawberry Line District turned into Siberia as snow fell for six weeks


Pictured inset above is our cover girl Ella Monks at the Millennium Green in Winscombe wearing an Amari plum coloured crossover dress priced £44.50 (www.amariuk.com). The label is stocked at Katie-Boo in Cheddar. The bike is from Cheddar Cycle Store. If you’d like to model or to be involved in a photo shoot for Strawberry Line Times email strawberrylinetimes@hotmail.co.uk


We hope you enjoy our ecclectic mixture of history, features and lifestyle in the magazine. Do have a look at the website at www. strawberrylinetimes.co.uk. Send letters, feedback, events, reports and news to strawberrylinetimes@hotmail.co.uk. In the meantime Season’s Greetings from all at Strawberry Line Times!


Harry Mottram, editor For all enquiries contact: Harry Mottram


Tel: 07789 864769 Email: strawberrylinetimes@hotmail.co.uk


www.strawberrylinetimes.co.uk Strawberry Line Times is published by Harry Mottram trading as Strawberry Publishing.


Printed by Flying Colours Bagworth Barns, 9 Notting Hill Way, Weare BS26 2JU. Tel: 01934 611 223 www.flyingcoloursprinter.co.uk


Cover photo Elaine Turner, model Ella Monks is wearing a little black dress by Wtoo (£140) style 916 from Winscombe’s Bridal Boutique in Winscombe, and the location (and thanks for the chips guys!) is Winscombe Fish and Chip Bar


Daily local news updates, reviews, features online at:


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