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THE CHAPEL Tea Room, New Road: Wednesdays from 1pm onwards for light lunches and afternoon tea.

BARLBOROUGH History Group: Only four weeks remaining for the chance to have your family tree researched by our experienced Heritage Manager. We offer a search service or we will show you how to do it yourself. Tel Tony on 01246810100 or call in at the Resource Centre on Ward Lane Barlborough.

BRING and Buy Book Club, Little School Coffee Shop: A selection of second hand books on Tues and Thurs 9am-12noon. Paperbacks from 50p and hardbacks £1. Also a selection of handmade cards by the Park View craft group. All proceeds to Bluebell Wood Children’s hospice.

TAI Chi: The Barlborough and District Tai Chi Group members invite you to join them for exercise and good company every week, 12.15-1.45pm in the Village Hall. call for further details, 01246 812198.

BARLBOROUGH Resource Centre: ondays, Happy Feet clinic, 10am-1pm, discounted nail cutting service for Senior citizens, to book phone Linda on: 01246 810100. Tues, 9am-3pm Internet Cafe. Weds, 9am-3pm normal centre services. Contact Linda Marlow on: 01246 810100, rooms available to hire. Thurs, 9.30am- 5pm, normal centre services plus craft workshops 10am-12noon. Fri closed. Sat, 9am-12noon. New members always welcome. Did you used to live on the Row or do you have ancestors that lived on Low Common/Barbers Row? We have collected a large amount of photographs depicting life on the Row. We are now busy compiling stories which we hope to publish. We meet every other Wednesday at Barlborough Resoure Centre. Ward Lane,

BARLBOROUGH St James’ Church: Morning Worship was held on Sunday, 16th January at 10.30am. The service was led by Veronica Blackwell, the organist was John Whybrow, lessons were read by David Blackwell, prayers were led by Barbara Anderson and the sidespeople were Brenda Norman & June Wood. The choir sang the anthem ‘Let us with a gladsome mind’ by S. Nicholson. Evensong took place at 4.30pm. The office was sung by John Rowland, the organist was John Whybrow, the lessons were read by Maurice Jones & Sylvia Bradbury the prayers were led by Ruth Whybrow and the sideperson was Sylvia Bradbury.


CRESWELL Colliery Band, Clowne Methodist Church: Mondays and Thursdays, 7.30-9pm for rehearsals.

LIMESTONE House: Free Training Courses are available in Limestone House and Limestone Studio, Elmton Road, for the Unemployed from age 16+. The courses are funded by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and are available to people who live in the following Local Authority Wards:- Shirebrook, Langwith, Clowne, Scarcliffe, Pinxton, Holmewood, Clay Cross South, Grassmoor, Pleasley Hill, Cumberlands, Ladybrook, Robin Hill, Sherwood and Meden. Free transport to training is available to collect and return the learner from their home. There are various short courses available and Open College Network qualifications can be obtained. Call Julie on: 01909 724061 or 07922662341. Bookings can be taken from individuals and schools and other organisations for future training and recording.

LOCAL History Group, Cavendish Suite, Social Centre: First and third Thursdays of the month, 7pm.

MUSIC for all Guitar Group, Creswell Social Centre: Sundays juniors 10-11am, seniors 11am-12noon. All newcomers welcome. Call Mr Wass on: 01909 721631.

QUEENS Court Group: Members meet on the Thursday of each week.

ROYAL British Legion, Old Comrades Social Club, Dover Street: Held every two months, 10.30am. You don’t have to be ex-services to join, everyone is welcome.

ST MARY Magdalene Parish Church: 10.45am Family service with Holy Communion, readers Carol Dodsworth and Dennis Smedley, sidespersons Philip Lomax, Keith Orwin and Helen Gibson, server Liam Marsh and chalice Dennis Smedley. Wayne Brown played the organ at the service conducted by June Palmer. Elmton, St Peter’s, 6pm, Holy Communion, reader Richard Shacklock, sidesperson David Broomhead and Sue Broomhead on the organ. Rev Lawrence Harris took the service.

TAI Chi Group, Social Centre: Tuesdays 11.30am-12.30pm, admission £2.

WOOD Avenue Club: Now meets at Queens Court, Tuesdays 6.45pm for bingo and raffle. New members welcome.


BINGO, Shireoaks Miners Welfare: Thursdays, 9pm.

CADES Country Club, Shireoaks Miners Welfare: Fridays, 8.30pm.

GAMES League, Shireoaks Miners Welfare: Mondays, 8.30pm for cards, dominoes, darts and whist.

HISTORY Group: First Tuesday of the month, Shireoaks Village Hall, 7.30pm. Admission £2.50 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits. All welcome. We do not have members.

LUNCHEON Club, Shireoaks Village Hall: Thursdays 11.30am-1.30pm. New members welcome. Contact Joan on 01909 475230.

OVER 60s, Village Hall: Every other Thursday, 1.30-4.30pm for dominoes and bingo.

QUIZ Night, Shireoaks Miners Welfare: Sundays, 9pm.

ST LUKE’S Music Group, St Luke’s Church: First and third Sunday in the month and meet previous Wednesday in church 7.30pm to rehearse.

SHIREOAKS MW Sports & Social Club: Wednesday 9th February, 8pm at Shireoaks MW Sports & Social Club. Shireoaks. Three classes: Autumn 2010, Vintage 2009 Or Older, Any Other Fruity Tipple. Closing date for entries is 5th Feb 2011. Entry forms available at the venue and Shireoaks Post Office or email: After Hours live rock band Sat 19th Feb 9.15pm Tickets £5 tickets available at usual place.

VILLAGE Hall: Brownies: Wednesdays 6.15pm. Bingo: Every other Friday 2.30-4.30pm. Cubs: Wednesdays 5.45pm. Guides: Wednesdays 7.30pm. Kick Boxing: Mondays 6-9pm. Rainbows: Wednesdays 5.15pm. Tiddlers, Mother and Toddler Group: Thursdays, 9.30-11.30am. Yough Club: Fridays, 7-9pm.

WOMEN’s Institute: Shireoaks and District W.I. meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7pm in the Village Hall and offers a varied programme of talks, demonstrations and outings. New members or visitors are welcome and anyone interested can contact any committee member or telephone 01909 472189 for further details. At our last meeting the speaker was Mr Ian Morgan who fascinated us with his talk on “Pestilence Intrigue and Murder” which concentrated particularly on the plague village of Eyam. This was followed by tea and biscuits and discussion. The next meeting is on 17th February and is Members’ Night when members will make their own entertainment with poems, short talks, sketches and maybe the odd quiz or game, anything goes!


ST LAWRENCE’S Church: Sunday 23rd January, 9am Family Service with Holy Sung Eucharist by Extension was taken by Lynne Parker, organist Wayne Brown, server Keith Womble, reader Estelle Parker, intercessor Marjorie-Anne Gladman, assistants at Eucharist Irene Self and Avril Stansbury, sidespersons Abigail Hawley and Linda Holmes. Sunday 30th January: United Service at Creswell at 10.30am. Tuesday 1st February: Afternoon Tea & Bingo 2.30-4.00pm. Cost £2.00. The Choir Coffee Morning on Saturday 22nd January raised a total of £109-10p for Church funds. Thank you very much to all the helpers, contributors and supporters at this event. Lynne will be taking Confirmation Classes this year.

WHITWELL Brass Band: Saturdays, 9-11am Junior Band and learners (instruments can be provided). Thursdays 7-9pm Seniors. For further information visit:

WHITWELL Community Centre, The Square: Saturday 5th Feb, Coffee morning 9.30-11am in aid of Whitwell LocaL History Group; Tuesday 8th Feb, Benefits Advice 9am–12.00noon; Tuesday 8th Feb, Junior Players, 5.15–7.15pm, ages eight years and upwards, everyone welcome. Tuesday 8th Feb, Whitwell Players 7.30-9.30pm, newcomers welcome not necessarily for acting! Volunteers required for various jobs back stage, Wednesday 9th Feb, Cash Bingo 8pm start.

WHITWELL Local History Group: On 18th January, Mr George Webster, a member of the History Group, gave a talk on the “Iron Maiden”, the famous traction engine which had once featured in a film starring Cecil Parker and Jim Dale. Mr Webster has been passionate about traction engines for about seventy years and in fact was once the proud owner of an Aveling and Porter Roller. He was bitterly upset when he was forced to part with it, however, over the past twenty years he has built up a huge library of the enthusiasts’ magazine “Old Glory,” and brought one of his bound volumes for members to look at during the evening. On 1st February Mrs Jo Wheldon will give a talk on “Either – Or”.