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BARLBOROUGH Heritage and Visitors’ Centre: On Wednesday 6th July, the Lowestoft Evacuees will be returning to Barlborough on their 6th annual visit. As children in 1939, they had to leave their parents behind to seek safety, as the Suffolk coastal defences were being bombed. 180 children travelled by train to Retford, then travelled to Barlborough Church where they were billeted out to local villages. They were placed with local families and integrated into local schools. Many returned to Lowestoft when it was safe to do so, but some stayed and made Barlborough and other local villages their home. The group will be visiting Barlborough Heritage Centre at 11.30am where they can view our local history displays. If anyone has any old photographs/documents of the evacuees or wartime Barlborough, we would love to copy them and add them to our archives. Contact Linda or Tony at Barlborough Heritage Centre on 01246 810100 or email:


BOTANICAL Art Group: Meet in The New Hall, Bawtry on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am-12.30pm. If you would like to join us please contact the Secretary Sue Woffinden on: 01909 731020.

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


ALZHEIMER’S Society Bassetlaw Branch, The Costhorpe Centre, Northumberland Avenue: Offers support, advice and information. Memories Social Club, Mon-Thurs 1-3.30pm, 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. Tel. 01909 732488.

YOUTH Club, Carlton Youth Centre: Fridays 6-8pm, for years 3, 4, 5 and 6 only. Sundays 5.30-7.30pm for ages 11-16 years. Mondays 6.45-9.15pm for ages 13-19 years. Tuesdays 6.45-9.15pm for ages 13-19 years. Wednesdays 6-8pm for years 5, 6 and 7. Thursdays 6.45-9.15pm for ages 13-19 years.


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 -


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

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


TAI Chi, Village Hall: Fridays, 10.45am-12.15pm. Contact Sue on: 07963 513209 or Jack on: 07732 995186.


NATIONAL Service Day: A wreath was laid at Harworth War Memorial to commemorate National Service Day on Sunday 26th June and in memory of all National Servicemen who were killed in various actions around the world between 1945-1962. We will remember them.


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


OVER 60s, Village Hall: Report for 30th June: Raffle donated by M. Loat, won by J. Stocks and B. Latham. Dominoes won by J. Travis and R. Gabbitus, booby prize, N. Blades. Bingo winners N. Blades, R. Gabbitus, G. Pell, B. Latham and D. Stevenson. Every other Thursday, 1.30-4.30pm for dominoes and bingo.

SHIREOAKS Carnival Committee: Presents Shireoaks Summer Nights, Grease is the Word! Saturday 9th July, parade starts at 1.45pm from Coach Road, Hewitt Arms ground. See the Carnival Queen and escort in the gorgeous carnival carriage and listen to the band as the parade passes through the village. Dance displays by St Luke’s and Redlands schools as well as Tug o’War and various stalls and events. Entry £1. Friday 8th July, High School Disco, 7-9pm in the village hall. Admission £1.50 per child, adults and under four’s free (children must be accompanied by an adult). Includes Shireoaks Got Talent final in conjunction with St Luke’s School. If you would like to help with the carnival tel. Trudi on: 01909 478807 and for a stall ring Christine on: 01909 485514.


ESTATE’S Brass Band, Holbeck Woodhouse band room: Monday and Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm. New players welcome. Beginners session Saturdays 9.30-10.30am. For more information visit


ST LAWRENCE’S Church: Sunday 3rd July, 8am Holy Communion Service by Rev A. Pike. Sunday 10th July, 9am Holy Sung Eucharist and Junior Church; 3.15pm Open Air Service at Steetley. Friday 15th July, Baptism and wedding bookings taken at Whitwell 6-7pm. The concert on 25th June raised a wonderful £357 for church funds. Thank you to all involved in organising this.

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 9th July, Coffee Morning 9.30-11am in aid of the community centre. Monday 11th, Mother and Toddler Group 9.30-11am, £1.30 per child. Tuesday 12th, Benefits Advice 9am–12noon; Whitwell Players, 7.30-9.30pm, newcomers welcome not necessarily for acting! Volunteers required for various jobs back stage. Wednesday 13th, Cash Bingo 8pm start.

Saturday 16th July, Whitwell Gala, Welbeck Street Recreation Ground, 1pm start. Stalls, entertainment, Pinxton Puppets, Petwise Zoo and loads more, free entrance. Live music with ‘After Hours’ from 5pm. All welcome.

WHITWELL Local History Group: On 28th June, Mr Malcolm Dolby gave a talk on Along the Trent. This tidal river rises as an insignificant spring in Biddulph flowing for 175 miles before emptying into the North Sea. Many large towns have been built on its banks such as Burton.

The river has played an important part in the development of Nottingham with its Trent Bridge, and Newark where the river, runs alongside the historic castle.

Mr Dolby will be giving part two of his talk on 27th September - a date to look forward to.

Lee and Malcolm Leader will be giving the talk on 12th July and their subject will be The Mystery Box.