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BARLBOROUGH Heritage Centre: The new centre will be hosting a Lord Grey de Ruthyn Exhibition for the month of June. On display will be items such as his christening robe and other personal effects and photographs. The Heritage Centre permanently holds on display a 1,000 years of Barlborough Parish History. Admission is free and there is full disabled access. There is also a small cafe on site. Ramblers are welcome and they can pick up local walk leaflets and use the facilities or even picnic in the garden. Group visits can be catered for if notified in advance. Tel: 01246 810100 email or check out the website

BARLBOROUGH History Group: The group will meet again on Saturday 18th June at Barlborough Heritage Centre. Meeting starts at 10am


MEMORIAL Hall: Handbell Ringers: Tuesdays, 7.30pm in the upstairs room. Mums and Toddlers: Thursdays, 9.30-11.15am (in term time). Pilates: Thursdays, 6.15-7.15pm, All levels, with a free trial class to start. Tel. Charlotte on: 01909 477159. Pre-school: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9-11.30am and 12.45-3pm. UK

KICK Boxing: Mondays, 6pm. For more information contact 01623 468155.

RED Hart, Quiz Night: Tuesdays 9pm. Entry 50p towards jackpot question.


DANCE classes for all ages starting soon at the Carlton Centre. Rebecca’s Dance Studios offers classes in ballet, tap, modern, acrobatics, streetdance and contemporary. Pupils taken from 3yrs. Prices from £2. Visit for further details or call Rebecca Doona on 07759 777103.

Carlton Methodist Church: To celebrate Pentecost on Sunday June 12th worship will commence in the Methodist Schoolroom at 10.45am then parade to the grassed area opposite the Methodist Church at 11am for open air worship with reading, prayer and singing with accordion accompaniment. Pentecost is the birthday of the church universal. Everyone is welcome to join in. The service will be followed by refreshments including birthday cake in the Methodist Schoolroom.


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


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.


LIMESTONE House: Elmton and Creswell Village Company was formed as a Social Enterprise in 2002 working for the community and for the regeneration of the locality and became a Charity in 2009. 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. The free training above is funded by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and free travel to training for learners is funded by the Access Alliance Programme. Do you want to make a difference in the community? Are you interested in joining the team of directors to bring your skills and expertise to the team of directors to advance the aims of Elmton and Creswell Village Company for the benefit of the locality? If so please contact Julie Holling, Chairman on: 01909 724061 who will explain the duties of the Village Company Director. See for more information.

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.


CHRISTIAN Community Church: Sundays - 10.30am Main Event. Mondays - 9.30-11.30am Coffee n Kids Toddler Group. Tuesdays - 9am-12noon Drop in Pastoral Surgery; 6pm The Vault for Kids Years 1-6; 7.30pm Xcelerate for Youth Years 7-12. Wednesdays - 10am-12noon All Age Friendship Group. Fridays - 12.30pm. Monthly OAP Meal Silver Service/Food for Thought; 7.30pm Fortnightly Xtreme Youth Club Ages 11-16. Telephone: 01909 732731 or Email: See our website for more details

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.


ST HELEN’S RC Church: Sunday services, Mass 9am and 6pm. For more information visit:

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

VILLAGE Hall: Art Class: Wednesdays 9.30am-12.30pm. Carpet Bowls: Mondays 2-4pm. Thursdays 2.30-4.30pm, Games Evening, alternate Mondays, 7.30-9.30pm. Sequence Dancing: Wednesdays 8-10pm, Thursdays, 7.30-10pm. Tel: 01909 771772.


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.

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


BINGO, Shireoaks Miners Welfare: Thursdays, 9pm.

Carboot Sale and BBQ: Shireoaks Sports and Social Club, Sunday 12th June. Booters 11am, buyers 11.30am. Cars £6, Vans £10. To help raise funds for new equipment.

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

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


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

ST LAWRENCE’S Church: Saturday 4th June, Coffee Morning at Whitwell Community Centre 9.30-11am. Sunday 5th, at St Lawrence’s Church Sung Eucharist at 9am. Sunday 22nd May, 9am, Non Eucharist Family Service taken by Lynne Parker, organist Wayne Brown, reader Georgia Hawley, intercessor Lynne Parker, sidespersons Linda Holmes and Georgia Hawley. Sunday 29th, United Service 10.30am at Elmton, Thursday 2nd June, Ascention Day, Sung Eucharist 7:30pm, Friday 3rd, Baptism and Wedding bookings will be taken at Creswell 6-7pm.

WHITWELL Local History Group: 24th May was Members’ Night and Ken, in collaboration with Lyn, had put together a Presentation on Worksop. The 1775 George Kelk map showed the main streets such as Potter Street, Bridge Street and Carlton Road. Priorswell Road ran through the Gatehouse archway instead of at the side as now, and the Priory Mill was across the road from the church. Very early 20th century pictures showed everyone wearing a hat, little boys and girls wore the same clothes in summer and winter, and there was always a dog running around! Many members identified shops, banks and roads in Worksop and delighted in sharing personal memories - for instance Pearl’s dress shop where one lady member always bought her dresses, and Willis Jones was where another member bought his first bicycle. On the table Lyn had assembled a collection of Worksop memorabilia, including a wooden Worksop Borough beaker, bottles from the beginning of the 20th century, Commemorative ware, and a large file containing cuttings from the Worksop Guardian of the 1930s and 40s.