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Lympsham settles very comfortably on either side of the A370 between East Brent and Weston-super-Mare in the county of Somerset. The nearest landmark is Brent Knoll.

In the thirteenth century Lympsham was known as ‘Lymplesham’ which meant ‘a good place to live’ and in 800 years or so nothing has changed in that respect: it is still a good place to live.

The parish of Lympsham, incorporating Eastertown, is as close to the Somerset County boundary as you can get; the River Axe not only forms the County boundary, but also the Parish one.

The population of Lympsham has changed little over the years: in the 1840s it was around 600 and in the 1900s around 500. Recently in the last couple of decades, two small developments have taken place and the population has grown to 800.

We still have our own village school and pre-school: both are strong and well attended. Over recent years it has been necessary to build new classrooms as numbers have grown – a very healthy situation!

Part of Lympsham First School is housed in our village hall (The Manor Hall): it is the building adjacent to the cricket field and looks a bit like a church.

The Sports Pavilion was opened by Anne, The Princess Royal, on 1st May 1992 and completely changed the village: as there was no inn in the village, the Sports and Social Club filled that gap.

When the village shop closed, we built our own: £11,000 was donated by residents in two weeks and the Shop & Post Office now stands attached to the Sports Pavilion; it was recently extended in 2013.

The Manor Hall, Shop and Sports and Social Club are all managed by various village committees.

The Sports Club is ‘home’ to Lympsham Cricket Club and Lympsham Tennis Club; both clubs are very active and focused on encouraging and coaching the youth of the village. Cricket has been in Lympsham for a long time: there is evidence of a Lympsham Ladies XI playing in 1916.

The Sports Club is one of the social hubs of the village; until recently the bar was staffed entirely by volunteers, but now we have a dedicated Steward who manages the bar. The Club is open every evening for members and guests and is a popular venue for skittles matches and village functions.

Lympsham Harvest Home had a little break after the Second World War – about 60 years! However it was ‘reborn’ in 2000 and, thanks to a hardworking committee, is a huge success each year: the biggest annual event in the village year.

Our traditional annual Church fete is held in the beautiful gardens of Lympsham Manor and is always a great day that is well supported and raises much needed funds for St. Christopher’s Church and The Parish of Three Saints.

Several years ago a Neighbourhood Watch was introduced with the support of PCSO Pauline Dixon and, with the help of numerous co-ordinators, covers most of the Parish.

There are many other activities to be enjoyed in Lympsham and Eastertown during the year including a Gardening Club, Women’s Institute, Women’s Branch of the Royal British Legion, and the Local Archeology Group.

 

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