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SCOUTS: Fridays 7-8.30pm. If you think that you could help either weekly or sharing on a less regular basis come along to a meeting or ring Steve Riley on: 07855 413577.

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. All welcome. For further information call: 01246 812198.


ALZHEIMER’S Society Bassetlaw Branch, The Costhorpe Centre, Northumberland Avenue: Offers support, advice and information. Memories Social Club, Monday-Thurs 1-3.30pm, activities, trips out and socialising with people in a similar situation, open to all. Contact Sue Brewin: 01909 730886.

BOOTS and Bolos Line Dancing Classes: Every Wednesday at Carlton Village Hall, also social dances once a month. Social dances every other month at Oldcotes Village Hall. Ring Dave for details: 077808 931534.

BROWNIES, Parish Centre: Wednesdays, 5.45pm.

CHARITY Quiz, The Grey Horses: Tuesdays, 9.45pm.

DUKE of Edinburgh, Inter Club Youth Club: Thursdays, 6.30-9pm.

GATEWAY Community Centre: A1 Housing Surgery: Tuesdays, 2.15-3.45pm. Youth Club: Saturdays 4-6pm for ages 11-16 years. Worksop and District Credit Union: Tuesdays, 2-3.30pm.

METHODIST Church, High Road: Sunday Service, 10.45am, Morning Worship.

METHODIST Schoolroom: Boy’s Brigade: Tuesdays 6-7pm. Brownies: Wednesdays, 6-7.15pm. Carlton Guides, 1st and 2nd: Thursdays, 7-8.30pm. Rainbow Guides: Thursdays, 5-6pm, for girls aged between 5-7 years.

ROADS (Reach Out And Discover Spiritualism), Cleveland Close Community Centre: Thursdays, 7.30pm. Weekly demonstrations on mediumship with different spiritualists, entry £2.50.

SCOUT Headquarters: Beavers: Thursdays, 5pm. Cubs: Thursdays, 6.45pm. Explorer Scouts: Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Scouts: Mondays, 7.30pm.

WOMEN’S Institute, Parish Centre: Meetings are held in the Parish Centre the second Thursday of the month at 7.15pm, visitors £3. The walking group meet on the Green at 9.15am every Monday except the Monday before the monthly meeting. The gardening club meet in the Ann Daniels Centre. For time and date ring Carol on 01909 731514.

WORKSOP and District Live at Home Scheme, Ann Daniels Centre, 64 Dadley Road: Mondays, Over 60s Lunch Club and Games Afternoon, 12noon-3pm. Tuesdays, Over 60s Lunch Club, 12noon-1.30pm. Wednesdays, (Rayton Spur Community Centre) Over 60s Lunch Club and Activities, 12noon-2.30pm. Thursdays, Over 60s Coffee Morning and Bingo, 10.30am-12.30pm. Telephone for details: 01909 732488.


CLOWNE Countryside Access Group (a sub group of Clowne Community Association). For walking, cycling, horse-riding etc. Visit our website for information on activities and meeting dates -

CLOWNE Wildlife Group: For further information on group activities contact Jim Russell on: 01246 812 724.

ROADRUNNERS: John Proffitt travelled 8,000 miles to run the world’s wost southerly half marathon The Cape Pembroke Lighthouse Half Marathon on The Falkland Islands. This tough scenic multi-terrain course over rough tarmac roads, stone chippings, rough tracks with deep mud ruts and sand dunes, would have been tough enough on its own but it was made even worse by the notorious Falklands winds blowing at 45mph and head on for the last eight miles. The finish line was on Victory Green on the sea front back in the capital Stanley. John’s time was 2-08-20. “I’m pleased I completed it, but one of the toughest races I’ve done”, he said. Due to the strength of the wind this year’s winning time was some 15 minutes slower than last.


CRESWELL Crags: Exhibition by E. J. Lance entitled Headhunter, 12th March until 5th June, Admission free.

LIMESTONE House: Elmton and Creswell Village Company has sponsored ‘After School Activities’ on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Limestone House since 11th January. 60 Schoolchildren from Whitwell School and Whaley Thorns schools have been involved in the project ‘Past and Present’ using computers and internet to choose places of Heritage in our locality, research their chosen topic and they then made a podcast in the Limestone Recording Studio so that they can share their knowledge about their Heritage with their school friends. The school children enjoyed free transport to this fun learning as they were transported by the Village Company minibus, which was funded by the Access Alliance Programme. During February half term, thanks to a grant from Councillor Duncan McGregor, Creswell children were invited to join in on Monday for fun learning ‘Using Computers and Internet’. The children entered into a quiz of general knowledge using internet to research the questions and to gain the answers. On Wednesday a karaoke and drumming session was held for young people in Limestone Studio.

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

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.

ST MARY Magdalene Parish Church: 10.45am Holy Communion, readers Gillian Davison and Barbara Longbottom, sidespersons Lewis Marriott, Keith Orwin and Philip Lomax, intercession was June Palmer. Server Liam Marsh, chalice Dennis Smedley and elements Roy and Barbara Longbottom and Helen Gibson. Wayne Brown played the organ at the service conducted by Rev Amanda Pike. 6pm, Elmton, Holy Communion, reader Hannah Ingram, sidesperson Richard Shacklock and organ Sue Brown, celebrant/preacher was Rev Amanda Pike.


VILLAGE Hall: Agewell: Mondays for the over 50s, 10am-2pm for bingo, line dancing etc, refreshments available. Bassetlaw District Council: Wednesdays 1-3pm. Bingo: Tuesdays, doors open 6pm, eyes down 7.30pm. Thursdays 6-9pm. Brownies: Wednesdays 6-8pm. Credit Union: Mondays 2-4pm. Police Surgery: Every second Wednesday 1-3pm. Resource Centre: Fridays 9am-3pm.


CARPET Bowls and Luncheon Club, Village Hall: Thursdays, 10-11.30am for over 60s. Once a month members go for lunch after playing, all welcome.


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

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


ST LAWRENCE’S Church: Sunday 6th March, 8am Holy Communion taken by Rev Amanda Pike. 9am Holy Sung Eucharist Service taken by Rev Amanda Pike, organist Wayne Brown, server Keith Womble, reader Estelle Parker, intercessor Marjorie-Anne Gladman, Elements to Altar Angie Galpin and Jean Lamb, assistants at Eucharist Irene Self and Avril Stansbury, sidespersons Edna Norman and Emma Wall. Sunday 13th, 9am Holy Sung Eucharist and Junior Church. Steetley 3.15pm Holy Communion. Wednesday 16th, The five week ‘Life Balance’ Lent Course commences at Creswell, 7pm (23rd at Whitwell, 30th at Creswell, 6th April at Whitwell and 13th at Creswell), the theme will be Rest, Work and Play for Lent. Come and join us. Friday 18th, Baptism and Wedding bookings taken in the Parish Room 6-7pm by Rev Amanda Pike. Amanda and Lynne will be taking Confirmation Classes after Easter. Please see them for further information.

WHITWELL Local History Group: On 1st March Mr Ron Young, a member of the History Group, gave a talk on Highland Clearances. It was after the Battle of Culloden in 1746 when these brutal acts began together with the banning of the “clan” system, the wearing of tartan and speaking Gaelic. Highland crofters became the victims of their landlords who wanted to develop grouse shooting and stag hunting, thus driving the crofters and their sheep onto strips of coastal land which were so windy that their animals and even their children were tethered so that they were not swept away. Lord Stafford’s factor, a Patrick Sellar, was particularly brutal in his methods allowing no one, not even old bedridden women, to remain in their homes, which he systematically ordered to be burnt to the ground. A lively discussion between the members followed and Mr Young competently answered all the questions levelled at him.

On 15th March, Mr Ken Keeton will give a talk on Local History Miscellany.