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

BARLBOROUGH Heritage and Visitors’ Centre: The Barlborough Sporting Achievements Exhibition will run until the 30th August. Come and see the famous and not so famous Barlborough folk including professional footballers Samuel Raybould and John Osborne, cricketers George Hibbard and Ted Boaler Alletson, Boxer Dick Levers along with Walter (cocky) Bower and Joe Hall. Come and see if you can spot yourself. On display are newspaper cuttings, programmes, photograph, posters etc. Perhaps you have something to add to the display. As 2012 is Jubilee Year we have maintained our Royal Exhibition along with our permanent displays. Visitors will have full access to our archives for anyone wishing to trace their family history or just interested in the history of the village. Please note our new opening times are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8.30am-2pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm. Tel. 01246 810100. Free admission charity run donations welcome. Full disabled access.

BRING and Buy Book Club, Little School Coffee Shop: A selection of second hand books on Tuesday and Thursdays, 9am-12noon. Paperbacks from 50p and hardbacks £1. Also a selection of handmade cards by the Park View craft group. All proceeds go towards Bluebell Wood Children’s hospice.

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.


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


MOBILE Youth Project: Thursdays 6-8pm, Ryton Fields, near primary school.


BOOTS and Bolos Line Dancing Classes: Wednesdays at Carlton Village Hall, also social dances once a month. Social dances every other month at Oldcotes Village Hall. Ring Dave: 077808 931534.

BROWNIES, Parish Centre: Wednesdays, 5.45pm.

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

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

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.

YOUNG Parent’s Group, Kingston Junior School, Long Lane: Mondays, 1-3pm. Saturdays office hours


CRESWELL Crags: Tours Through the Ages, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd from 11am. Explore Robin Hood, Church Hole and the rarely opened Pin Hole cave. Experience Creswell Crags through the eyes of the Ice Age people who visited the gorge, Victorian archaeologists and modern researchers. This package will replace the normal tour schedule. Tickets £10, £9 and £6. To book, call 01909 720378. Monday 23rd-Friday 27th July, Make Your Own Fossil, 11am–3pm. Take inspiration from our Bolsover Dragonfly exhibition and form your own clay fossil to take home. Free. Drop-in. Limestone Journeys, Walks and Talks Festival 2012: Three Vales Walk, Friday 27th July, explore the archaeology of the three limestone vales, led by Ian Wall, the director of Creswell Crags. For more details go to: or call 01909 720378.

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 735326.

MUSIC for all Guitar Group: meets in the Heritage Centre fortnightly on Sundays from 11am-12.30pm and new players or learners are welcome. Call Mr Wass on: 01909 721631.

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 welcome.

ST MARY Magdalene Parish Church: 10.45am Holy Communion, readers W. Brown and M. Sturton, sidespersons D. Froggatt, P. Lomax and H. Gibson, Elements M. Froggatt, E. Pattison and H. Gibson, server L. Marsh, chalice D. Smedley and intercessions M. Froggatt. Preacher was L. Parker and Celebrant Rev J. Palmer. Elmton, 6pm, Holy Communion, reader R. Shacklock, sidesperson D. Broomhead, organ S. Broomhead, Preacher L. Parker and Celebrant J. Palmer.

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

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


NOW Church (formerly Langold Christian Community Church): Sundays: Main Event, 10:30am-12noon; Youth Church, 10:30am-12noon (4-11yrs). Mondays: Coffee & Kids (term-time), 9.30-11am. Tuesdays: Drop-in Pastoral Surgery, 9am-12noon; The Vault (term-time), 6-7pm (5-11yrs); Xcelerate, 7.30pm- 9pm (12-16yrs). Wednesdays: Coffee Bar, 9.30am-12noon. Fridays: Food for Thought/ Silver Service OAP Meal (monthly), 12:30pm.

MOBILE Youth Project: Tuesday 6-8pm Langold shop fronts.


BASSETLAW Astronomical Society, Village Hall:

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

RHODESIA Youth Club: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5.30-7.30pm at Rhodesia Chapel.


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

SHIREOAKS Youth Club: Fridays 6-8pm at Shireoaks Village Hall.

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.


WHITWELL Community Centre: Saturday 21st July, Coffee Morning in aid of Corner House, 9.30-11am. Tuesday 24th, Whitwell Junior Players 5.15-7.15pm, 7 years upwards; Whitwell Players 7.30-9.30pm, new members welcome, not necessarily for acting. Wednesday 25th, Cash Bingo 8pm start. Wednesday 25th, Interested in joining a choir and making a CD? First meeting at 7pm.

ST LAWRENCE’S Church: Sunday 15th July, 9am Holy Communion Order 1, taken by Rev J. Palmer, server K. Womble, organist W. Brown, reader M. A. Gladman, intercessor A. Stansbury, Elements to Altar B. Banks and L. Holmes, assistants at Eucharist P. Borrowdale and A. Stansbury, sidespersons C. Rollinson and J. Stoor. Friday 20th July, Community Prayers 5.15pm followed by bookings for weddings and baptisms. Sunday 22nd July, There is NO Service at Whitwell this day. There is a United Holy Communion with Baptism and Confirmation at St Mary Magdalene’s, Creswell at 10.30am. The Rt Rev H. Southern, Bishop of Repton will officiate. Tuesday 24th July, Afternoon Tea & Bingo 2.30-4pm. Tickets available from fellowship members £2. Sunday 29th July, 9am Holy Communion. There is No United Service at Elmton on this day.

WHITWELL Local History Group: On 10th July, Mrs Pamela Morris gave a talk entitled Lovely Leather. Pam, as she prefers to be called, told how she developed an interest in creating beautiful things out of leather. Ced, her husband had worked as a shoe repairer and then as a professional musician and his expertise in leather work led to him joining her in her venture. Together they would set up their bench at rural craft shows, sheep dog trials and eventually at an Eyam workshop. The longest belt they made was 76 inches long for a wrestler and the smallest was for a Barbie doll.

Their lives took another turn when they returned to music and formed a band with Pam as the vocalist. She keeps her interest in leather alive by visiting groups, together with her large stock of pretty purses, handbags etc.

Mrs V. Hemstock will give the talk on 24th July on Lucy Hutchinson - a woman’s view of the Civil War.