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BARLBOROUGH Autumn Art Show: There will be an exhibition and sale of artwork at the Barlborough Methodist Church Schoolroom, New Road, Barlborough, Chesterfield S43 4HZ on the 6th October from 10am-4pm. Admission is free. Tombola prizes, refreshments available. Everyone welcome, so come along and enjoy the event. Contact the organiser on: 01246 812994.

BARLBOROUGH Heritage and Visitors’ Centre: The display of Barlborough Primary School pupil and teacher school photographs from 1944-1959 will remain on view until 29th September. Copies are available to purchase. All funds going towards the cost of running the Heritage Centre. The centre is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am-2pm and Saturday 10am-1pm. Admission is by donation. We also have a collection of vintage Clowne photographs these can by viewed by appointment only with the Heritage Manager Tony Bak on: 01246 810100. The centre is available for family and local history research. We have an excellent Local Studies area with comfy seating.

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.

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


DUKE of Edinburgh, Inter Club Youth Club: Thursdays, 6.30-9pm.

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.

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

WOMEN’S Institute, Parish Centre: Meetings are held in the Parish Centre the second Thursday of the month at 7.15pm, visitors £3. The walking group meet on the Green at 9.15am every Monday except the Monday before the monthly meeting. The gardening club meet monthly in the Ann Daniels Centre, the Luncheon Club every two months. For time and date ring Carol on 01909 731514.

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


CARLTON Youth Centre, Lawn Road, Costhorpe: Mondays, Senior sessions ages 13, 6.30-8.45pm, Wednesdays, Junior sessions year groups 4-8, 6-8pm. Thursdays Senior sessions ages 13+, 6.30-8.45pm. Fridays Junior sessions year groups 3-6, 6.30-8pm. Sunday Interclub ages 12-15, 4-6pm. Sundays, Senior sessions ages 13+ 6.30-8.45pm. Tel. 01909 733064.


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

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.

ST MARY Magdalene Parish Church: 10.45am Holy Communion, reader W. Brown and J. Staniforth, sidespersons L. Marriott, P. Lomax F. Alcroft and D. Froggatt, Intercessions M. Froggatt, Elements L. Marriott, B. Richmond and C. Clayton, server L. Marsh, chalice C. Marriott, organ W. Brown and celebrant preacher Rev A. Pike. Elmton, St Peter’s, 6pm, Holy Communion, reader R. Shacklock, sidesperson D. Broomhead, organ S. Broomhead and celebrant/Preacher Rev A. Pike.


VILLAGE Hall: Agewell: Mondays for the over 50s, 10am-2pm for bingo, line dancing etc, refreshments available. Bassetlaw District 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.


Boots & Bolos Line Dance Social Night: Saturday 22nd September, 7.30-11pm, village hall. Bring your own food and drink. Tickets £4 , available on the door. Tel. Dave: 07808 931534 or Janice: 07590 455340 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.

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.

WI: Further to last week’s report, please note that the Nell Gwynn event is at St Luke’s Church, Shireoaks and not in the church hall as stated. Tickets are still available from any committee member or by phoning Dawn or Helen on 478101 or 487984 and cost £8 to include a buffet supper and glass of wine. For those of you who have seen Lesley Smith in her various Tudor alter egos will know this is an event not to miss, and her portrayal of Nell Gwynn, King Charles II’s mistress is informative entertaining and amusing. The date for your diary is Friday 5th October at 7.30pm. This event is open to all, not just WI members.


WELBECK Sailing Club: Members were treated to this year’s best sailing day down at the Great Lake on Sunday; With glorious sunshine and strong winds it was hard to believe the final race series of the season has begun. Although the weather was atypical, it was the usual suspects sailing to victory. Martin in his Laser dinghy continued his excellent start to the series comfortably beating the rest of the fleet. It was good to see some relative beginners join our races, and equally satisfying to witness one of our more experienced members “test the lake temperature.” We welcome sailors of all abilities and anyone interested in joining us should visit for more information.


ST LAWRENCE’S Church: Sunday 16th September, 9.30am Sung Eucharist Service by Rev A. Pike, organist W. Brown, server K. Womble, reader N. Bradshaw, intercessor A. Stansbury, Elements to Altar Mr & Mrs N. Bradshaw, assistants at Eucharist S. Blagg & L. Parker, sidespersons B. Banks & D. Parker. Friday 21st, 4.30pm, Renewal of Wedding Vows, 6-7pm bookings for Weddings & Baptisms. Sunday 23rd September, 9.30am Family Eucharist. Sunday 30th, Harvest Festival; United Service 10.30am. Monday 1st October, Harvest Lunch in the Community Centre at 12noon. Pie & Peas with a sweet £5. There will also be a produce stall and raffle. Last day for tickets will be Wednesday 26th September.

WHITWELL Community Centre, The Square: Saturday 22nd September, Coffee Morning in aid of Old Age Pensioners Association 9.30-11am. Tuesday 25th, Whitwell Players 7.30-9.30pm. Wednesday 26th, Cash Bingo - two £50 jackpots, first game at 8pm.

WHITWELL Local History Group: 11th September was a Member’s Night and June Walker took the group on an illustrated walk round her home town - Worksop. Beginning with the town’s origins on Castle Hill where the Saxon Lord Wyrk lived, she then showed pictures of the Victoria Cottage Hospital and the larger Victoria Hospital. The Priory Mill, used at the beginning of the 20th century as a chair factory but once used as a corn mill by the monks, and pictures and drawings through the centuries of the beautiful Priory and Gatehouse, the shops, Georgian houses and tiny stone cottages. The speaker on 25th September will be Mr Gerry Rice on Christmas Island.

WHITWELL Junior Players: The Junior Players practice at Whitwell Community Centre every Tuesday from 5-7.15pm. Open to all children aged 7 upwards. Contact Janet Astle for more details on: 01909 720112.

WI: Vice-president Liz Sternberg introduced the speaker Mr Briddon, who talked about the Dead Sea Scrolls. Some of the scrolls are now in a museum in Assam in Jordan as well as in Jerusalem in Israel. The great importance of such a discovery was quickly realised as they were a contemporaneous account of life in the area from around 200 BC to 70 AD - the time of Jesus. Many knitted garments, for charities dealing with premature babies in various countries and some for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal have been made by members. Tea hostesses were I. Grey and D. Munro. Next meeting is Monday 8th October at 7pm. Speaker Mrs Dyson on Flight of a Thousand Eyes.