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BARLBOROUGH History Group: Every other Wednesday at Barlborough Resource Centre, 7pm. New members are always welcome. Email: or Call: 01246 810100.

BRING and Buy Book Club, Little School Coffee Shop: A selection of second hand books on Tuesday and Thursdays, 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.

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.


WHIST Drive, New Hall, Station Road: Thursday’s 7.15pm.


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.

CLEVELAND Close Community Centre: Bingo Tuesdays 2-4pm Tel. 01909 733858. Councillor David Hare Surgery, first Saturday of month, 9-9.45am. Dance and Social Evening, Fridays 7.30-9.30pm, £1. Tel: 01909 540562/485263. Healthy Living Group, gentle exercise, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of month, 9.45-11am. Tel: 019909 731185. Indoor Bowls, Thursdays, 2-4pm, £1.50 includes light refreshments. Judo, 6.15-8.45pm, £3. Tel: 07784649915 for further details. Luncheon Club, Tuesdays 11am-2pm, £4.50. 01909 540449. Movement To Music, Wednesdays 2-4pm, £1. Tel: 01909 731564.

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: Spring Fayre to be held on Saturday 16th April from 10am-12noon, stalls will include books, jigsaws, games, cakes, refreshments, handmade cards and more. 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.

POPLARS Church: Sundays, church meeting 10.30am, (first Sunday of month held at the Gospel Hall, Church Walk, Worksop). For more information contact: 01909 530171.

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


Clowne and Barlborough Art Groups: Annual art exhibition is on April 23rd-24th (Easter Saturday and Sunday), 10am-5pm, Clowne Cricket Pavilion, High Leys Road, off Mansfield Road, Clowne. Tombola, home made cakes and refreshments available. Tel. 01246 812994.


CARLTON Youth Centre, Lawn Road, Costhorpe: Mondays, Senior sessions ages 13, 6.30-8.45pm, Wednesdays, Junior sessions year groups 4-8, 6-8pm. Thursdays Senior sessions ages 13+, 6.30-8.45pm. Fridays Junior sessions year groups 3-6, 6.30-8pm. Sunday Interclub ages 12-15, 4-6pm. Sundays, Senior sessions ages 13+ 6.30-8.45pm. Tel. 01909 733064.


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

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.

ST MARY Magdalene Parish Church: 10.45am Family Service, reader Dennis Smedley, sidespersons Philip Lomax, Keith Orwin and Frank Alcroft, intercessions from members of the junior church who also took the collection and organ by Wayne Brown. Service was taken by Lynn Parker. Elmton, St Peter’s, 10.45am Holy Communion, reader Hannah Ingram, sidesperson Richard Shacklock and organ by Sue Broomhead. Celebrant was Rev Amanda Pike.

WOOD Avenue Club: Queens Court, Tuesdays 6.45pm for bingo and raffle.


ST HELEN’S RC Church: Sunday services, Mass 9am and 6pm. Visit:

ST MARK’S Church: Sunday services, 10am, United Benefice Holy Communion.


BASSETLAW Astronomical Society, Village Hall: News items discussed at the last meeting: the next edition of The Sky at Night; the next episode of Wonders of the Universe; a visit to Fred Hoyle Day at Cambridge; the MESSENGER probe orbiting Mercury; Nottinghamshire street lighting reductions. Members described their observations: Saturn, Mercury, Jupiter, the SuperMoon, Orion, Taurus. The visibility of Saturn was described. The main event was a talk about Mercury and the MESSENGER probe. Next meeting: Wednesday 6th April, 8-10pm, admission free. See

RHODESIA Seniors, Village Hall: Mondays, 2.30-4pm over 50s are invited to drop in for a chat, tea and cake.


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: Report for March 25th: Raffle donated by O. Hall, won by E. Jones and S. Eagle. Dominoes won by R. Gabbitus, booby prize D. Leggett and I. Collins. Bingo winners, J. Fox, B. Chambers, B. Lathem, J. Travis, B. Carter and K. Draper. We are currently looking for new members all welcome. Every other Thursday, 1.30-4.30pm for dominoes and bingo.

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. Youth Club: Fridays, 7-9pm.


ST LAWRENCE’S Church: Sunday 27th March, 9am Family Service taken by Rev Amanda Pike, organist Wayne Brown, reader Georgia Hawley, intercessor Avril Stansbury, sidespersons Abigail and Georgia Hawley. The Lent Course continues at 7pm at Whitwell on the 6th April, and on the 13th April at Creswell. The theme is work rest and play for Lent. Friday 1st April: Baptism and Wedding bookings will be taken in the Parish Room 6-7pm. Sunday 3rd April: 9am Holy Sung Eucharist - Mothering Sunday. Sunday 10th April: 9am Holy Sung Eucharist and Junior Church; 3.15pm Said Eucharist at Steetley. The Coffee Morning on Saturday 26th March raised £241.35p for Church funds. Many thanks to all who helped.

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

WHITWELL Local History Group: On 22nd March, Mr Tony Warrener gave an illustrated talk on Langwith Hall. A picture was shown of the present Hall, which lies on the road between Cuckney and Langwith. In 1920 the Hall was sold to Mr Hugh Ashley Longbotham, the founder of the Rat Club. In 1951 much of the parkland was turned into a housing estate and the kall was taken over by the Ministry of Health to be used as a diabetic hospital. In 1990 it was turned into a private nursing home and is now called “Langwith Lodge.” On 5th April Mr Peter Wild will give a talk on Pubs and Peculiarities of Canals.

WI: The speaker this month was Mr D. Templeman who told the true story of Mary Queen of Scots. Known as the “captive Queen “, she fled Scotland in 1568 after allegations of her involvement in the murder of her husband, Darnley, asking our Queen Elizabeth to help her. Mary was executed in 1587 at Fotheringay Castle. President, Shirley Hill was the delegate at the recent Derbyshire Spring Council meeting. Members heard that the national overall membership was nearly 250,000. Derbyshire Institutes have raised over £4,500 for Pennies For Friendship, which goes to 3rd World countries to help fund projects for women.