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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.

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 to Bluebell Wood Children’s hospice.

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.

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. For further information call: 01246 812198.

BARLBOROUGH Resource Centre: Will now be known as Barlborough Heritage Centre as the whole of the ground floor is now occupied with The Heritage Centre. 1,000 years of history under one roof. Come and find out about this ancient village and surrounding area. On display are maps, photographs, artefacts from mining. Roman and Saxon metal detector finds and much more. Assistance given with family research. Local walk leaflets available. The centre will still provide a copying service and the councillors will still hold their weekly surgeries. Tel: 01246 810100.


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.


BLYTH Players: Presents Stepping Out, 11th-13th October at Barnby Memorial Hall, Blyth, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £5.50 adults, £4.50 children and concessions. Tel. 07784916250 or email or by visiting Blyth Post Office.


BROWNIES, Parish Centre: Wednesdays, 5.45pm.

METHODIST Schoolroom: Boy’s Brigade: Tuesdays 6-7pm. Brownies: Wednesdays, 6-7.15pm. Carlton Guides, 1st and 2nd: Thursdays, 7-8.30pm. Rainbow Guides: Thursdays, 5-6pm, for girls aged between 5-7 years.

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.

VILLAGE Hall: Mondays, office hours 9am-3pm, Rebecca’s Dance Studios offer classes in ballet, tap, modern, acrobatics, streetdance and contemporary, tel. Rebecca on: 07759 777103, 5.45-7.45pm Private Tuition and Senior Troupe, Keep Fit 6.30-7.30pm, Lindrick Players 7.30-9.30pm, Pilates 7.30-8.30pm. Tuesdays, office hours 9am-3pm, Weight Watchers 10am, 12noon and 6pm, Bingo 6-9pm. Wednesdays, office hours 9am-5pm, Action Sports 1.45-3.15pm, Keep Fit 6.30-7.30pm, Zumba 5.30-6.30pm, Line Dancing 6.30-10.30pm, Karate 7.45-8.45pm. Thursdays, office hours 9am-3pm, Clic 9.30-11.30am, Taekwondo 5.30-6.30pm, Bingo 6-8.45pm, Rebecca’s Dance Studios 6.15-6.45pm Intermediate Troupe, 7-8.15pm Contemporary Ballet and Adult Tap, 8.30-9pm Private Tuition, Circuit Training 8.30-9.30pm. Fridays, office hours 9am-3pm, Lindrick Singers 1-3pm, Adult Dance Classes 7-9.30pm. Saturdays, office hours 9am-3pm, Physio1mpact 9-11am, Rebecca’s Dance Studios 9.30am-2.15pm, 11.30am-12.15pm Children’s classes, Movers n’ Shakers Streetdance 7-11yrs and All Starz Streetdance 11yrs and over.

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


Clowne Gala: Will take place on Saturday 15th September, between 11am and 3pm at a new venue, the new Heritage High School, Boughton Lane, Clowne. It will be opened by the headmaster Mr Don Spencer. A packed programme of entertainment: music, dance, fairground rides, stalls, refreshments. Laser quest, archery, climbing wall, Dronfield Brass Band and The Buddies rock band. Free entry.

CLOWNE Wildlife Group: For further information on group activities contact Jim Russell on: 01246 812 724.

Derbyshire History Day: Will be hosted this year by Clowne History Group. The event is to be held in the Salvation Army Hall on Saturday 29th September from 10am-4pm. Admission is free and there will be light refreshments and drinks available throughout the day. Approximately 11 local history groups will be exhibiting including - Barlborough, Elmton and Creswell. Whitwell. Creswell Crags will also be putting on a display to mention a few.


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

LIMESTONE House: The Championship Section Skelmanthorpe Brass Band, from the Huddersfield area, are making a return visit to Creswell Social Centre to give a concert on Sunday 16th September at the invitation of the Elmton & Creswell Village Company. The concert starts at 2.30pm in the Creswell Social Centre and the bar will be open at 1.30pm. Tickets are available from Limestone House and the Social Centre, also on the door on the day.

MINI Market and Table Top Sale: Saturday 29th September at Creswell Social Centre, Elmton Road (next to junior school), 1-3pm. Free entry. To book a pitch for only £3 tel. 07773 588227 any day before 5pm.


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.


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. Toddler Group: Mondays 10am-12noon.


BASSETLAW Astronomical Society, Village Hall: At the last meeting: Discussions: the death of Neil Armstrong. Visibilities: the Moon and the planets for the next two weeks - Venus, Jupiter, the Moon. Members observations: Sunspots, meteors and the Moon. Main event: A talk about Galaxy Formation. Next meeting - the Village Hall, Wednesday 19th September, 8-10pm, admission free. Topical stories. See


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 15th September, Coffee Morning in aid of Welbeck Band 9.30-11am. Tuesday 18th, Whitwell Players 7.30-9.30pm, new members welcome, not necessarily for acting. Wednesday 19th, Cash Bingo 8pm start.

WHITWELL Local History Group: On 4th September, Mr Stephen Gay gave a talk on Woodhead - The Lost Railway. He began with a picture of sub-zero Edale and went on to the Beeley Wood line which closed in 1981 before proceeding along the old route into the city of Sheffield where he climbed to the Ski Village, not to ski but to get a general view of the suburb of Hillsborough. The old engine shed at Neepsend was closed and the contents transferred to a secret location when Sheffield became one of the German Luftwaffe’s prime targets. Accompanied at all times by his German Shepherd, Mr Gay walked the hills overnight so that he could capture his intended subject at dawn. He would stand in a river to take a picture of a train passing over a bridge and carrying a step ladder, he would watch the signalman for the imminent arrival of a train at his chosen location. Even the dog was used to give perspective and passing ramblers were pleased to participate.