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Maritime Mayhem 2022

Maritime Mayhem coming next weekend to Watchet!

Friday 27th May
7.30pm – ‘Sea of Songs Preview’ Acoustic Night, Amy Yon + Friends at the Boat Museum

Saturday 28th May
11am-Interactive family-friendly performance by ‘Aurora’ percussion duo at East Quay, in partnership with Dunster Music Festival.

11am- Maritime Heritage Walk/Talk with the Bell Man,from Watchet Visitor Centre

12 noon, Watchet Community Choir on The Esplanade

12-2pm -Kids Hobby Horse making workshop at East Quay

2pm- Hobby Horse Cavalry Charge from East Quay

2-4pm Tea Total Tent with Watchet Wavemakers and The phoenix Centre, on the Esplanade

3.30pm- Great Big Shanty Sing with David Milton and friends, on the Esplanade

5-9pm- ‘Dock Rock’ Party and Barbeque with Watchet Boat Owners Association at East Quay.

Sunday 29th May 2022
10am -12pm- Historic Maritime Hat Making Workshop, at East Quay

11am- Hugill’s Crew Sea Shanties in the Boat Museum

12-2pm- Tin Can Cow Bell Family Workshop at East Quay

12noon- Folk Music at East Quay

2-4pm- Tea Total tent with Watchet Wavemakers and the Phoenix Centre on the Esplanade

2pm- Poetry with Deanna Payne on the Esplanade

3pm- The Watchet Consort on the Esplanade

5.30- ‘Holy Cow’ A specially written Community play by Wassail Theatre telling the tale of a time-travelling St Decuman and his Sea-faring Cow! At East Quay.


A different perspective!

I do like a different perspective!

Even if that’s just from the end of East Quay!!

Watchet takes on a totally different feel when viewed from the sea. The stack of properties piled up on the right hand side. The different levels, points, flat roofs, pitched roofs, the reds and whites and greys of the brick and stone. The higgledy piggledy arrangement which is Market Street, West Street and Lorna Doone. Then straight ahead, the flat open space of the Esplanade and its lollipop trees neatly lined between the Victorian shelters. Then finally the new East Quay building, sitting alongside the array of boats up high and dry. The new building reflecting the lines of the old, with the twists and turns of grey, white and red buildings, piled precariously on top of each other. A flash of blue from within, tying in with the boats nestled neatly in rows, bobbing in the Marina.

With all that’s going on in the world, there isn’t anywhere I’d rather be than sitting checking out a new perspective!


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Do you live in Watchet or are you visiting Watchet this half term?

If the tide is high, grab your crab nets and get crabbing on Watchet Harbour Wall. The dredger has been churning up the silt, those crabs will be heading to the surface for clearer water!

If the tide is low get down to Helwell Bay or Kilve Beach for a fossil hunt.  Grab a fossil hunting leaflet from the visitor-centre .

Click here for tide times

WATCH OUT FOR THE SEAGULLS!                                                                                   
Grab an Ice Cream, fish and chips or a sandwich from town sit on the Esplanade and watch the dredger at work in the Marina as the tide goes out!

WATCH OUT FOR BARGAINS!                                                                                       
The car boot is on at Blue Anchor on Saturday afternoon, bank holiday Monday and Wednesday afternoon!
1pm for sellers and 2pm for buyers. Social distancing will be in place.

On Wednesday 2nd June the Watchet Market will take place on the Esplanade from 9.30 until 4.00.

On Sunday 5th June visit the Street Fair on Watchet Esplanade. Grab a drink, something to eat and sit on the West Pier watching the world go by.

WATCH OUT FOR TRAINS!                                                                                           
The WSR have train excursions running from Minehead to Watchet and Bishops Lydeard to Watchet during this week. Check out

Why not pop to the visitor centre and borrow a litter picker and bag and do a #2minutelitterpick and then post your picture on Social Media.

Use your smart phone or borrow one!! (make sure you have data) to go on a  Watchet Story Walk or how about a Watchet Palaeo-Quest.

Take a guided walk with Watchets Bell Man. Leaving the Visitor Centre at 11am on Wednesday 2nd June £6 per person Children under 12 free.