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Chard is a market town set in South Somerset surrounded by beautiful countryside near the Devon and Dorset borders. It has a population of about 14,000 and at an altitude of 121 metres is the highest town in Somerset.

Chard

Chard is a historic market town nestled within the glorious countryside of South Somerset, close to the Devon and Dorset borders. Chard is the second largest town in South Somerset with a population of approximately 14,000. At 121 metres (397ft) above...
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Carnival

Chard Carnival Committee   Carnival History: In 1967, representatives from the League of Friends and Chard Youth Centre met to discuss ways in which to raise money for the respective groups. Gerald Quick, Mervyn Ball, Tom Miller and Wendy Clulow...
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Twinning

Chard has embraced the idea of closer links with our partners in Europe and has long standing twinning associations with Helmstedt in Germany, Morangis in France and Seica Mare in Romania. Chard has been officially twinned with Helmstedt in Lower Saxony,...
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Town Crier

Historically the Town Crier was a full time position in many towns, announcing proclamations and other news for their community. Today it is largely a ceremonial function, opening major events, introducing dignitaries and generally lending an element...
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