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BARLBOROUGH Heritage and Visitors’ Centre: Will be hosting a free exhibition of local sketches by the famous Artist Samuel H. Grimm. The Exhibition will run for the month of July. For opening times and further information check out the website or tel. 01246 810100.

BARLBOROUGH History Group: The group took a step back in time on Saturday when they visited Mr Straw’s House in Worksop. The house that has stood still since 1923. It was fascinating to get a glimpse of middle class life in the twenties. For some of the older members it brought back memories of parents and grandparents homes. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.


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

VILLAGE Hall: Mondays: Ultimate Taekwondo, 5-6pm, Lindrick Players, 7-9pm, Keep Fit, 6.30-7.30pm, Pilates, 7.30-8.30pm. Tuesdays: Bingo, 6-9pm, Weight Watchers, sessions 10am or 6pm. Wednesdays: Zumba, 5.45-6.45pm, tel. Alison on: 07745395211; Line Dancing, Beginners 7-8pm, intermediates 8-10.30pm, contact Dave: 07808 931534, Rainbows, 9-11.30am, Keep Fit, 6.30-7.30pm, Karate, 7.45-8.45pm, Action Sports, 1.45-3.15pm. Thursdays: Clic, 9.30-11.30am, Bingo, 6-8.45pm, Sign Post, 9.30am-2pm, Taekwondo, 5.30-6.30pm, Tums and Bums, 7-8pm. Fridays: Lindrick Singers, 1-3pm, Adult dance classes, 7-9.30pm, Carlton Ladies Fitness, 8-11am and 4-6pm. Sundays: Poplars (not first Sunday of month), 9-11am, Ballroom Social Dance, 7-10.30pm.


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. Telephone 01909 733064.


CRESWELL Crags: Festival of British Archaeology. The annual extravaganza of heritage events coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology. 16th - 31st July. Saturday 16th July at 2pm, lecture by Professor Chris Stringer, Research Leader in Human Origins at the Natural History Museum, entitled The Early Human Occupation of Britain. Tickets are on sale now from the Museum and Education Centre and are priced at £3.50 per person. As part of ‘BBC Dig’, free excavation activities for children will be taking place on Sunday 17th July, 11am-3pm. Contact us on 01909 720378.

LIMESTONE House: Training will be provided on six Tuesdays starting on 19th July for ‘Basic Computers’ and ‘Using Computers to Seek Work’.

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.

QUEEN’S Court Group: Members meet on the Thursday of each week.

ST MARY Magdalene Parish Church: Holy Communion, 10.45am, reader R. Turner and P. Richmond, sidespersons F. Alcroft, P. Lomax and D. Froggatt, elements D. Pattison, M. Sturton and A. Gibson and server L. Marsh. Chalice was Rev J. Palmer and preacher L. Parker, celebrant Rev A. Pike. Elmton, Holy Communion, Reader R. Shacklock, sidesperson D. Broomhead and organ S. Broomhead. Preacher L. Parker and celebrant Rev A. Pike.

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


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


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, email: or visit their website at:


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. Toddler Group: Mondays 10am-12noon.


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.


LUNCHEON Club, Shireoaks Village Hall: Thursdays 11.30am-1.30pm. New members welcome. Contact Jean on 01909 483586.

SHIREOAKS Sports and Social Club: Car Boot Sale and BBQ Sunday 7th August. Booters 10am, Buyers 10.30am. Cars £6 pitch, Vans £10 pitch. Ample free on site parking for Buyers. Refreshments available. Bar open from 12pm. Disabled toilets. We are fundraising for new equipment.

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.

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.

WI: The Duck Race held on 26th June was well supported and was an excellent fund raising day from which several local charities will benefit. On the 7th July, there was a very successful trip to Renishaw Hall, home of the famous Sitwell family. The next meeting is on Thursday 21st July at 7pm in the Village Hall and new members and visitors will be welcomed. Please note that the programme is not as scheduled but instead Mrs Judy Colby will be giving a talk entitled Wardrobe Mistress which will include a display of some costumes. The competition will still be “a Floral Item”. There will be no meeting in August and anyone who has still not paid for the trip to Gainsborough to see “Mistress Shakespeare” on 18th August must pay at the July meeting.


ST LAWRENCE’S Church: Sunday 10th July: 9am Holy Sung Eucharist Service taken by Rev A. Pike. Junior Church taken by Christine and Irene.

There will be no Junior Church in August. Friday 15th July, Baptism and wedding bookings taken at Whitwell 6-7pm.

Sunday 18th, 9am Holy Sung Eucharist; Afternoon Tea and Bingo 2.30-4pm. £2. See Fellowship members for tickets.

WHITWELL Community Centre, The Square: 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.

Saturday 23rd July, Coffee Morning 9.30-11am in aid of Derbyshire Green Party.

WHITWELL Local History Group: Mrs Dorothy Legge gave a talk on 5th July on Two Remarkable Women. She had chosen Lady Mary Montague Wortley, who, as the wife of the British Ambassador to the Turkish Court, witnessed the practise of smallpox engrafting, and who, on her return to England tried to get the medical profession to accept this. 60 years later, Jenner claimed vaccination as his own invention.

Her second choice was Annie Sullivan who became the companion and teacher to Helen Keller who, at only 19 months old became deaf and blind following illness. Patiently over many months Annie taught Helen to recognise the shapes of letters she drew on Helen’s palm, and later she helped her to make sounds, and in 1900 Helen was admitted to the prestigeous Radcliffe College. Annie Sullivan died in 1936 leaving Helen to carry on her work to bring a normal life to other deaf blind people. Two remarkable women - or three if you count Helen Keller.