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BARLBOROUGH Resource Centre: The Heritage Room are offering a Family History Search Service. Contact Heritage Manager Tony Bak at or tel: 01246 810100. Mondays 9am-12noon, Heritage Room with assistance open 9-11.30am. Family History Workshop, one to one sessions, Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturday mornings, to book Phone Tony. Mondays, Happy Feet clinic, 10am-1pm, discounted nail cutting service for Senior citizens, to book phone Linda on: 01246 810100. Tuesdays, 9am-3pm Internet Cafe. Wednesdays, 9am-3pm normal centre services. Thursdays, 9.30am- 5pm, normal centre services plus craft workshops 10am-12noon. Fridays closed. Saturdays, 9am-12noon. New members always welcome. We meet every other Wednesday at Barlborough Resoure Centre, Ward Lane, Barlborough. Meetings start at 7pm.

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.

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.

MOTHER’S Union, Parish Centre, Church Lane: Thursdays, 7.15pm.

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.

SHO-Shin-Budo Kwai, Cleveland Close Community Centre: Tuesdays 6.30-8.30pm, five years to adult, £3.

Whist Drive: The Whist Drive held last Wednesday at the Parish Centre raised £135.60 for Family Care. There will be another Whist Drive on Easter Monday in the Parish Centre at 7.15pm this time in aid of Scout Funds. Entrance will be £1.50 and all are welcome.

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.

YOUNG Parent’s Group, Kingston Junior School, Long Lane: Mondays, 1-3pm.


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.


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.

LIMESTONE House: The Village Company Head Office is based at Limestone House, 50-54 Elmton Rd, Creswell and IT/Multi Media, filming, photography and recording take place in Limestone Studio at 20 Elmton Rd. Many Volunteers work for the company in the diverse activities which include a charity shop, coffee ahop, Heritage Centre, a ‘drop in’ free computer suite, IT / multi media training centre, a recording studio and other courses delivered are Health and Safety and First Aid. Advisory services are also based in Limestone House to assist the community. To book on a course call into Limestone House or phone 01909 724061.

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

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 Holy Communion by Extension, readers Pamela Richmond and Mary Sturton, sidespersons Philip Lomax and Helen Gibson, server Liam Marsh and chalice Dennis Smedley. Wayne Brown played the organ and preacher was Lynn Parker. Celebrant was June Palmer. Elmton, St Peter’s 6pm, Holy Communion, reader Richard Shacklock, sidesperson David Broomhead and organ Sue Broomhead, Celebrant/preacher was Rev Lawrence Harris.

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


HODTHORPE Primary School: Thursdays free parent and child playgroup, 9-11am during term time.


BASSETLAW Astronomical Society, Village Hall: Every other Wednesday, 8pm, admission free.

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.

METHODIST Church: Sunday services, 3pm.


BINGO, Shireoaks Miners Welfare: Thursdays, 9pm.

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.

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 Sports & Social Club: Saturday 26th March, 9.15pm, Miss Demeanor 3 girl pop group. Tickets £5 avaialble from the venue and Shireoaks PO. Free Pool available every Wednesday throughout March.

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.


WELBECK Sailing Club: The club meets on Sundays, April-November, and is now looking for new members. For details please contact Eric on: 01909 730608, or visit:


ST LAWRENCE’S Church: Sunday 27th March: 9am Family Service (Non-Eucharistic). Wednesday 30th, The Lent Course continues at 7pm at Creswell; 6th April at Whitwell and 13th at Creswell. The theme is Rest, Work and Play for Lent. Saturday 26th March: Coffee Morning at the Community Centre 9.30am. Friday 1st April: Baptism and Wedding bookings will be 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 Community Centre, The Square: Saturday 2nd April, Coffee morning 9.30-11am in aid of Thursday Lunch Club; Monday 4th, Mums and Tots Group 9.30–11am. £1.30 per child; Tuesday 5th, Benefits Advice 9am–12noon; Junior Players, 5.15–7.15pm, ages eight years and upwards; Tuesday 5th, Whitwell Players 7.30-9.30pm. Wednesday 6th, cash bingo 8pm start.

WHITWELL Local History Group: On 15th March Mr Ken Keeton gave a talk entitled Local History Miscellany. He began with a picture of Hodthorpe which was founded by a Mr Henry Hodding – hence Hodthorpe. Overviews of the Village over the years showed how the passage of time has changed the landscape, houses and domestic equipment. There is no longer a Colliery on Southfield Lane, the road outside the Primary School, now the Community Centre, was widened to cope with modern traffic, and houses now have indoor toilets instead of privies in the yard. June Walker will give the talk on 29th March on Billy Fitzbilly.