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Old Coach Road, Cross, Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 2EF UK

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“Oooh, no missus … No, no, liss-un … Titter ye not … Oh, please yourself, then.” Who has not heard these trademark phrases of one of our greatest comic legends who was born Francis Alick Howard on the 6th March 1917 in York.

After failing an audition for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) he started his career by entertaining the troops during World War II and made his radio debut in 1946 on the BBC’s “Variety Bandbox”. He began to flourish with material written by Eric Sykes, Galton and Simpson and Johnny Speight.




A little can go such a long way, so we ask you to donate whatever you can afford to The Frankie Howerd OBE Trust.

How to Help

There are many ways in which you can help us achieve our goal and make our project a success.

In a few months’ time we are hoping to open the Hub as a cafe and takeaway and, although we shall have a full-time manager in charge, it would be wonderful (if you live locally) if you could volunteer some time whenever convenient for you. We will only know exactly what we require nearer the time, but please feel free to contact us now and leave your details and say briefly how and when you might be able to assist.

Once we have built the activity centre, we will need volunteers to help run our anticipated activities. We already have quite a few local residents eager to do this, but it would be great to have as many as possible to make sure that we provide a superb service. Again, the activity centre will probably not be finished until well into 2022, but please contact us now with your details and how you might help in this area.

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News & Events

We’ve hit the jackpot!
January 31, 2023
Thanks to generous donations from National Grid and the National Lottery "Awards for All" scheme, we have just purchased a minibus which will be ready in the near future to ferry elderl...
New opening times for café until end of March
January 13, 2023
Due to popular demand, we are reverting to our previous opening times until the end of March. These are now as follows:*********** OPEN: Wednesdays to Saturdays inclusive from 9.30am to 3.3...
5 stars for the Frankie Howerd Community Cafe
November 25, 2022
Congratulations to Kieran whose hard work in setting up and running the community cafe has been rewarded with 5 stars from North Somerset Council. Bon appetit!