As Somerset as cheddar cheese or draft cider, The Wurzels hold a place in most West Country hearts. On July 7th they’re playing in Wellington. Forty years on since the unlikeliest hit record since Benny Hill and Ernie the milkman, the Wurzels are honouring our town.
The band had a Number One hit, and even played played Top of the Pops, in the 1970s with their song featuring the immortal chorus line: “I’ve got a Brand New Combine Harvester and I’ll give you the key”.
“Things went quiet in the 1980s and 90s,” says the band’s Tommy Banner, “then at the turn of the century something happened and we became a cult band, playing the agricultural colleges, and the national Young Farmers’ Club conventions at Blackpool and Torquay.”
Tickets for the gig, to be held in the marquee at Wellington School, are £12.50. There is a cider [of course] and ale bar, plus food. To book: