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THE BARLBOROUGH ‘Little’ School: Coffee shop open Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-12noon.

THE CHAPEL Tea Room, New Road: Wednesdays from 1pm onwards for light lunches and afternoon tea.

BARLBOROUGH Heritage and Visitors’ Centre: Come and view the re - vamped Barlborough Resource Centre. The whole of the downstairs has been re-fitted with permanent display cabinets. These now house an interesting collection of artefacts relating to the history of the village including items from Saxon and Roman times. Each month as well as the permanent displays there will be a Themed exhibition. A photocopying service is available at a small charge. Entry to the centre and exhibitions is free, donations are always welcome to help with running costs. There is full disabled access and a small cafe on site. Opening Times: Monday’s 8.30am-3pm, Tuesday’s 8.30am-5pm, closed Wednesday’s, Thursday’s 8.30am-3pm, closed Fridays, Saturdays 8.30am-1pm. Check out our Website

ST JAMES’ Church: On Sunday 21st August at 11am Sung Eucharist was celebrated by the rector. The organist was J. Whybrow, the chalice-bearers N. Elcock and I. Morton, the servers A. Wilkins and F. Anderson, the elements were brought forward by G. Woodhead and A. Elcock, the lessons were read by D. Blackwell, the prayers were led by P. Hall and the sidespeople were J. and M. Messenger. The choir sang the anthem ‘Hide not Thou Thy Face’ to a setting by R. Farrant. Evensong at 6pm was led by the rector.

BARLBOROUGH Resource Centre: Tuesdays, 9am-3pm Internet Cafe. Wednesdays, 9am-3pm normal centre services. Rooms available to hire. Thursdays, 9.30am-5pm, normal centre services plus craft workshops 10am-12noon. Fridays closed. Saturdays, 9am-12noon. New members always welcome. Did you used to live on the Row or do you have ancestors that lived on Low Common/Barbers Row? Why not visit one of our meetings. We have collected a large amount of photographs depicting life on the Row. We are now busy compiling stories which we hope to publish. Every other Wednesday, Barlborough Resource Centre, Ward Lane, 7pm.


BLYTH Players: The next production in the Barnby Memorial Hall Blyth is The comedy Curtain Call by Bettine Manktelow. On Thursday 13th, Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October. Curtain rises 7.30pm. Tickets from Blyth Post office or M. Taylor: 01909 531289

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


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.

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 for further details. Luncheon Club, Tuesdays 11am-2pm, £4.50. 01909 540449. Movement To Music, Wednesdays 2-4pm, £1. Tel: 01909 731564.

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 starts Wednesday 6th July, 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 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.

GALA: Clowne Gala will take place on Saturday 17th September, between 11am and 3pm at Clowne Campus, High Street, Clowne. This year it will be opened by Tony Eaton, Help for Heroes Nottinghamshire County Co-ordinator.

A packed programme of entertainment: music, dance, fairground rides, stalls, refreshments. New this year: Laser quest. Lots of fun for everyone! Come along and have a good time.


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.

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


HEALTH Walks: Every Wednesday, 10am from Andy’s Cafe in Langold. Walks are designed to keep you healthy and take approximately two hours, visiting the local area and taking in about 4-6 miles. If you are interested in joining us, please arrive at Andy’s cafe for 10am. Everyone welcome.


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.


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.

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


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

OVER 60s, Village Hall: 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.


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

WELBECK Sailing Club: The club meets on Sundays, April-November, and is now looking for new members. The middle race series starts soon! Please visit our website for more information or contact Eric on: 01909 730608.


ST LAWRENCE’S Church, Sunday 28th August, 9am Family Service (Non-Eucharistic) taken by L. Parker, organist W. Brown, reader G. Hawley, intercessor N. Trott, sidespersons A. and G. Hawley. Sunday 4th September: 9am Holy Sung Eucharist. Sunday 11th, 9am Holy Sung Eucharist and Junior Church; 3.15pm Said Eucharist at Steetley. The winning 100 club numbers drawn on the 21st August were 14, 81 and 23.

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: Saturday 3rd September, Coffee morning 9.30-11am in aid of Hodthorpe Allotment Association; Tuesday 6th, Benefits Advice 9am–12noon; Wednesday 7th, Cash Bingo 8pm start.