Somerford Keynes A Parish in the Cotswold Water Park
© Somerford Keynes Parish Council and contributors 2014-8

Poldark in Somerford Keynes

In November 2016 a location film crew of 60 staff worked to film scenes for the third series of Poldark. They used as the location the inside of our church, specifically the Pulpit, with an actor priest and also scenes in the graveyard next to the porch. They also filmed the outside of the manor house. Shots were used throughout the series to mark a change of scene. The production company returned in 2017 for a few more shots.

Lake 99 “Village Lake” Opening 2016

This item is now moved to a new page celebrating the Village Lake

HM The Queen 90th Birthday April 21 2016

A crowd of about 70 villagers converged on the village hall to join the birthday celebrations. After the barbecue food was eaten, bubbly was passed round by some very young waitresses, ready for the loyal toast. Sarah Powell, Parish Council chairman welcomed all and introduced Ron Munro to read out a letter from HRH Prince Charles. The beacon was then lit, and burned brightly much more quickly than Her Majesty’s at Windsor, due to our use of a chemist, rather than an electrician, to light it. Most people then retired into the village hall to end the evening putting the world to rights. Mike Mckeown has put the pictures that he took on his Facebook album. If you are on Facebook you can find them here.  

Defibrillator or AED The defibrillator (also called an AED -for

Automated External Defibrillator) is in a bright yellow box on the Village

Hall. To use it, dial 999 for an ambulance, ask the emergency service to call

your “buddy” ( a neighbour you have agreed to help you and vice versa) to

fetch it while you stay with the patient and do CPR   An ambulance will be

called. A leaflet about the defibrillator is here. This advice will be updated

as more is known. Two training sessions for all have been held in the Village

Hall, the latest on 26th November 2015. Meanwhile checkout that CPR link

above. It may save a life.

The machine is provided by Southwest Ambulance Trust and the case by Community Heartbeat Trust. The Village Hall committee and Parish Council have donated ancillary costs. Two generous contributions fro