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


BAWTRY Dance Club, New Hall: Easy sequence dancing, every Monday including Bank holidays, 8-10pm. £2.50 including tea, coffee and raffle. Tel. Celia Arrowsmith: 01777 818642.

BOTANICAL Art Group: Meet in The New Hall, Bawtry on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am-12.30pm. We are a mixed group of abilities and although there is no formal tuition we enjoy sharing our knowledge and expertise. 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.


BADMINTON Sessions: Held in Blyth Memorial Hall on Sundays from 7- 9pm. Tel. David White: 01909 591271 for information.

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


FLOWERS at the Mill: Will take place at the Old Watermill again this year by kind permission of Christine and Janet. The theme will embrace the Diamond Jubilee of HM The Queen and takes place on Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th, 10am-5pm. The title of individual displays will depict 60 Glorious Years. It is planned to have tombola, plant stall, a huge raffle plus freshly filled flower baskets. There will also be the ever popular refreshments with tea and cakes and a chance to sit in the sun (hopefully ) and chat with friends. Monies raised will be donated to Freed Beeches and Bassetlaw Hospice.

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.

REBECCA’S Dance Studios: Offer classes in ballet, tap, modern, acrobatics, streetdance and contemporary at Carlton Village Hall. For details contact Rebecca on: 07759 777103.

ROADS (Reach Out And Discover Spiritualism), Cleveland Close Community Centre: Thursdays, 7.30pm. Weekly demonstrations on mediumship with different spiritualists, entry £2.50.


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.

CRESWELL Crags: Chapterhouse Theatre presents: Romeo and Juliet, Friday 29th June, 7pm, grounds will be open for picnics from 6pm. Ticket cost £12 for adults and £8 for children and are available from Creswell Crags on: 01909 720378 or online from Photography - Day courses. As part of the Bolsover Dragonfly Project, Creswell Crags are hosting all-day courses with nature photographer Chris Johnstone, this June and July. Various courses available on Sunday 17th June, Sunday 24th June and Sunday 1st July. All courses cost £75 for the day and run 10am-3pm including lunch and tea and coffee. For further details contact Helen Chatterton on: 01909 720378 or

CRESWELL Indoor Car Boot, Old Miner’s Welfare, Model Village, S80 4BP: Every Sunday in aid of local scouts. Anybody interested in holding a stall should arrive between 9-10am, open to public 10.30am-1.30pm. All tables supplied. Tel: 07901 735 326 for prices.

LOCAL History Group, Cavendish Suite, Social Centre: First and third Thursdays of the month, 7pm.

ST MARY Magdalene Parish Church: 10.45am family service with Holy Communion, reader M. Sturton, sidespersons P. Lomax, H. Gibson and E. Pattison, elements Sunday School, intercessions W. Richmond, server L. Marsh and chalice D. Smedley. Preacher/celebrant was Rev A. Pike. Elmton, St Peter’s Holy Communion by Extension, 10.45am, reader R. Shacklock, sidesperson D. Broomhead, organ S. Broomhead and preacher/celebrant Rev J. Palmer.

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


HODTHORPE and Belph Parish Council: Hold their monthly Council Meeting on the 1st Tuesday of each month, at 7.15pm in the Hodthorpe Social Club, Queens Road, Hodthorpe. Public are welcome to attend and contribute in the Public Participation. If you have any queries prior to a meeting please contact the Clerk of the Council, Rebecca Young on: 01246 570321.


BASSETLAW Astronomical Society, Village Hall: At the last meeting, Paul Money gave a talk Images of the Universe - Volume 3. He told of the Kaguya lunar orbiter; a Hubble view of M101; the transit of Venus in 2004; the Spitzer image of the Mountains of Creation; the 22km cliffs on Miranda; the ice volcanoes of Enceladus; amateur pictures of Earth from the Space Station; the centre of our galaxy; the Phoenix lander on Mars; and a panoramic view of the entire solar system. Next meeting at the Village Hall, Wednesday 6th June, 8-10pm, admission free. A discussion on that morning’s transit of Venus. See


SHIREOAKS Sports and Social Club: Saturday 2nd June, from 7pm Jubilee theme night, Tuxedo’s and Tiara’s or red, white and blue fancy dress (optional), prize for the best dressed lady and gent. Entertainment provided by Robert Glenn, a talented local singer. Tickets £2.50 (£3.50 on the door S.T.A).

Sunday 3rd, Fun Day, 12noon-4pm. Bouncy castle, dance troupe, BBQ - 2-4pm, garden games, competitions (wellie wanging, tarbet bowls, hula hoop) with prizes to be won. Bring a picnic and gazebo. Bar 12noon-4pm. Free entry, everyone welcome.


ST LAWRENCE’S Church: Saturday 2nd June, Bring and Share Picnic at the home of Bob and Marion Banks, 4pm. Tea and coffee will be provided if required. This is not a ‘Fund Raiser’ - just a time of fellowship and friendship, everyone welcome.

Sunday 3rd, Said Eucharist 8am and a Jubilee Service at 6pm; Jubilee United Service at Creswell, 10.30am followed by BBQ in the Vicarage grounds, cost £2 adult, £1 Child, Family £5 (two adults, two children). Sunday 20th May, The winning 100 Club numbers were: 34, 71, & 11.

WHITWELL Community Centre, The Square: Saturday 2nd June, Coffee Morning in aid of Hodthorpe Community Association 9.30-11am. All welcome. Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June, Bank Holiday – Community Centre closed. Wednesday 6th, cash bingo 8pm start.

WHITWELL Local History Group: On 22nd May, members of the group were invited to a Bring Your Own Antiques evening and the table was filled with interesting objects - too numerous to mention individually. Two large and very rusty metal objects had been found on Whitwell pit tip and were described as “not very old but very interesting” and would have been used in the setting and adjustment of pit props. First day covers in relation to the Silver, Gold and Diamond Jubilees were on display along with a set of 1948 stamps relating to the last time the Olympic Games visited this country. The owner of a dessert spoon with the inscription “The Priory Church Worksop” asked if anyone knew when and why these were produced. Two cousins showed a map of Worksop - surrounded by advertisements - one of which was for a carter’s business owned by their great grandfather, and also a photograph of Gateford Road with St John’s Church and a row of tiny cottages next to the church - now long gone. A Treen box containing a delicate hankie and the tiniest of ivory elephants, pipe and matchbox had delighted one of the members when she was a small child.

Due to the extended Bank Holiday the community centre will be closed on Tuesday 5th June and the next scheduled meeting will be on 12th June.

WI: The meeting was conducted by Dorothy Hirst, vice-president. Cynthia Rollinson gave her report of the recent community centre management committee meeting. Judith Roberts was delegate at the Spring Group meeting where a WI Olympics was held. The May meeting is generally regarded as the most important one as members get their annual opportunity to influence Government policy by way of a nationally agreed resolution. This year the resolution calls on the Government to increase the number of midwives. There is a shortage of around 700 in England alone because of increased problems from obesity and more mothers over 40 years of age. This meeting supported the resolution and at the AGM in June the national vote will take place with delegates representing the 240,000 members of the WI. A quiz with cryptic clues took place whilst tea was served & the raffle raised £25 for the League of Friends. Next meeting: Monday 11th June at 7pm. Speaker - Mrs Edge on Beekeeping Through the Year, competition - a honey cake. Visitors welcome.

WHITWELL Ladies: The recent lunch for Cancer Research UK raised £1,175. With many thanks to all those who supported us and especially to those who worked so hard to prepare, serve and wash-up.