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

BARLBOROUGH History Group: Meetings have been temporarily suspended. The group have chosen instead to do site visits to Historical places of interest with connections to Barlborough.

SCOUTS: Fridays 7-8.30pm. If you think that you could help either weekly or sharing on a less regular basis come along to a meeting or ring Steve Riley on: 07855 413577.

ST JAMES’ Church: Friday 20th July, Blessing of the well and well-dressing, by Rev S. Short. Organist A. Stamper. The service began in church, procession then to the well and well-dressing for blessings. Saturday evening Musical Evening by the choir. Sunday 22nd, United service with Clowne - Choral Eucharist. President and preacher The Rt Rev J. Nicholls, former Bishop of Sheffield. Rector Rev S. Short, aided by Rev D. Hull, Chalice J. Brown and N. Elcock, elements N. Stone and J. Betts, readers V. Blackwell and S. Bradbury, prayers R. Bourne, server E. Anderson and sidespersons C. Sanderson and M. Messenger. Tuesday Ecumenical Hymn Sing.

TAI Chi: The Barlborough and District Tai Chi Group members invite you to join them for exercise and good company every week, 12.15-1.45pm in the Village Hall. All welcome. Tel. 01246 812198.


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

MEMORIAL Hall: Handbell Ringers: Tuesdays, 7.30pm in the upstairs room. Mums and Toddlers: Thursdays, 9.30-11.15am (in term time). Pilates: Thursdays, 6.15-7.15pm, All levels, with a free trial class to start. Tel. Charlotte on: 01909 477159. Pre-school: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 9-11.30am and 12.45-3pm.


ALZHEIMER’S Society Bassetlaw Branch, The Costhorpe Centre, Northumberland Avenue: Offers support, advice and information. Memories Social Club, Monday-Thurs 1-3.30pm, activities, trips out and socialising with people in a similar situation, open to all. Contact Sue Brewin: 01909 730886.

CHARITY Quiz, The Grey Horses: Tuesdays, 9.45pm.

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.

POPLARS Church: Sundays, church meeting 10.30am, (first Sunday of month held at the Gospel Hall, Church Walk, Worksop). For more information contact: 01909 530171.

SCOUT Headquarters: Beavers: Thursdays, 5pm. Cubs: Thursdays, 6.45pm. Explorer Scouts: Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Scouts: Mondays, 7.30pm.

WI: At the July meeting Sue Clifton was the speaker who gave us a talk on The Silk Route Across China in the steps of Marco Polo. Almost 2,000 years before being named THE SILK ROAD the great East-West trade route, which extends 5,000 miles, was first travelled by emissaries of the Han Dynasty. The traders set out from the capital Xian and ventured westwards along Kashgar over the Pamir Mountains to Central Asia and finally to Rome. We experienced The GreatWall of China from Beijing in the East to Jiayu Fort in Jiayuguan in the West, The Forbidden City, Summer Palaces and the Terracotta Warriors a very informative and interesting evening. Sue Mould gave the vote of thanks. 2nd August, Luncheon Club - Arrow Farm. Walking group meet Mondays at 9.15am on The Green. New members are always welcome we meet in The Parish Centre the second Thursday of every month at 7.15pm.

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.

Whist Drive: There will be a Whist Drive on Wednesday 8th August in the Parish Centre, Church Lane at 7.30pm. Proceeds are for Scout Funds.


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.


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

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

QUEENS Court Group: Members meet on the Thursday of each week.

ST MARY Magdalene Church: Combined service by Whitwell and Creswell candidates. Baptisms and christenings by Rt Rev Bishop Humphrey Southern, Bishop of Repton. Reader J. Handel, sidespersons H. Gibson and F. Alcroft, elements S. Lomax, S. Pike and G. Pattison, server L. Marsh, organ W. Brown, chalice Rev A. Pike and L. Parker and preacher Bishop Southern.

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.


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.


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.

VILLAGE Hall: Agewell: Mondays for over 50s, 10am-2pm for bingo, line dancing etc, refreshments available. Bassetlaw Council: Wednesdays 1-3pm. Bingo: Tuesdays, doors open 6pm, eyes down 7.30pm. Thursdays 6-9pm. Brownies: Wednesdays 6-8pm. Credit Union: Mondays 2-4pm. Police Surgery: Every second Wednesday 1-3pm. Resource Centre: Fridays 9am-3pm.


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.


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

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


WHITWELL Local History Group: On 17th July, Mrs June Ibberson, a Blue Badge Guide, gave a talk on Cuckney - a Village at the Crossroads. It has an imposing church which may hold the secret of the AD632 Battle of Hatfield as, following coal extraction, the church foundations were in need of support and during this operation the bodies of soldiers were discovered. The River Poulter attracted William Topliss and he set up a mill and fetched London orphans from the age of five to work twelve hour shifts. They were fed well, clothed and educated so their lives were better than they had been in London. The mill is now the village School. Ten Row, now numbering only nine houses, was set up as flats for the workers and during recent renovation cooking ranges were found behind plaster board walls, spools of cotton were discovered under floor boards and a register of the inmates was found in the rafters. 31st July, Mr Stephen Coates and Mandy will give a talk on Mr Pepys.

WHITWELL Junior Players: Practice at Whitwell Community Centre Tuesdays from 5-7.15pm. Open to all children aged 7 upwards. Telephone Janet Astle: 01909 720112.