Barn dance fun brings in cash for Axbridge museum
Axbridge played host to a barn dance over the weekend, organised by the town’s mayor and mayoress.
The event was to raise money for the Axbridge and District Museum Trust.
John Albone, Mayor of Axbridge, said: “The evening was both fun packed and lively.
“Barn dances are not for those who want a quiet night.
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“It was good to see so many new faces attending and enjoying the evening, with many dressing up for the occasion.
“The raffle was popular, the bar well stocked and Tuckers from Cheddar supplied us with piping hot fish and chip suppers.
“This gave us a chance to catch our breath and ensure we all had the energy to continue dancing to the end of the evening.”
The Axbridge and District Museum Trust operates from the King John Hunting Lodge in Axbridge.
The organisation has suffered the loss of council funding in recent years and has been working hard to raise cash. They also had to introduce charges for visitors in order to keep the doors open.
John and his wife Sue adopted the museum as one of their causes for the year. They organised this week’s barn dance and, in August, they held a summer garden party to help the museum out too.
John said: “We raised £120 on Saturday night at the barn dance, bringing the final total raised by us for the museum this year to £300.
“Our charitable efforts will now focus on supporting the creation of the Cheddar Valley Plus Food Bank as work on this is progressing.”