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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.

BARLBOROUGH Heritage and Visitors’ Centre: Will be hosting a special Sunday opening on Sunday 11th November 11am-1pm where there will be a special exhibition of the brave men of Barlborough who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. We have put faces to the names on the war memorial plus researched service records. We have extracts from personal letters and copies of newspaper reports. This display compliments our Exhibition for the whole of November Barlborough Remembers its War Heroes which covers The civil War, The Pennisula War up to and including WW1 and WW11. We have information on the wounded, missing, the commemorated and the fallen. Normal opening times are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am-2pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm. You can contact our heritage manager on who will be happy to help with any family research.


CLEVELAND Close Community Centre: Bingo Tuesdays 2-4pm Tel. 01909 733858. Councillor David Hare Surgery, first Saturday of month, 9-9.45am. Healthy Living Group, gentle exercise, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of month, 9.45-11am. Tel: 01909 731185. Indoor Bowls, Thursdays, 2-4pm, £1.50 includes light refreshments. Judo, 6.15-8.45pm, £3. Tel: 07784649915 for further details. Luncheon Club, Tuesdays 11am-2pm, £4.50. 01909 540449. Movement To Music, Wednesdays 2-4pm, £1. Tel: 01909 731564.

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

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.

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

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


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 -


MINI Market and Table Top Sale: Saturday 10th November, Creswell Social Centre, Elmton Road (next to junior school), 1-4pm. A variety of stalls to browse around and hot and cold food and refreshments on offer. Free entry. For more info tel 07773 588227 any day before 5pm. Please do not phone for stalls, we are fully booked.

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

ST MARY Magdalene Parish Church: Holy Communion, 11am, readers G. Pattison and P. Lomax, sidespersons F. Alcroft, E. Pattison and L. Marriott, elements G. Pattison, L. Marriott and J. Marriott, server L. Parker, Chalice L. Marriott and intercessions B. Richmond. W. Brown played the organ, preacher was Rev A. Pike and celebrant was Rev J. Palmer. Elmton, 6pm St Peter’s, reader R. Shacklock, sidesperson D. Broomhead, organ S. Broomhead, preacher Rev A. Pike and celebrant Rev J. Palmer.


METHODIST Church, Waterslack Road: Sunday Services, 10.30-11.30am, Sunday School 10-30-11.30am. Tuesday Club, every Tuesday during term time, 6-7pm. Call in and see what is happening at our church for children and young people.

ST PATRICK’S RC Church: Sunday services, 10.30am, Mass.


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: 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: a conjunction of The Moon and Jupiter; Halloween connections; the constellation Cassiopeia; the next Sky at Night programme; Madeline Cox’s re-election as chairman of the SHA; meetings at Creswell Crags and Retford Library. Visibilities: the Moon and the planets for the next two weeks - Venus, Jupiter, the Moon, the Orionid meteors. Members observations: Venus, Regulus, Jupiter, meteors, the Sun and the Moon. Main event: a talk by David Wilson on test messages transmitted into space. Next meeting is at the Village Hall, Wednesday 14th November, 8-10pm, admission free.

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.

METHODIST Church: Sunday services, 3pm.

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 welcome. Contact Jean on 01909 483586.

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.


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

WELBECK Sailing Club: The Olympic sailing may be over, but the friendly competition still continues down at Welbeck Sailing Club. Any budding would-be sailors would be made most welcome and should visit for more information.


ST LAWRENCE’S Church: Saturday 10th November, 2pm Autumn Fayre in the Community Centre. Sunday 11th, There will be a Said Eucharist at 9.30am, Act of Remebrance at 10.45am at the Cenotaph followed by church service. Winning numbers for 100 Club from 21st October: 80, 10 & 28. Afternoon Tea and Bingo in October raised £206.90p. A big thank you to all who helped and supported this event. November 20th, Afternoon Tea & Bingo. December 7th, Christmas Lunch with Carols. Wedding and Baptism bookings are taken on the first Friday of each month at Creswell and on the third Friday of each month at Whitwell between 6-7pm.

WHITWELL Brass Band: Saturdays, 9-11am Junior Band and learners (instruments can be provided). Thursdays 7-9pm Seniors. For further information visit:

WHITWELL Local History Group: On 23rd October, Members Susan and Geoff took the group on a visual trip around the Hebridean island of Islay. Known as the Queen of the Hebrides, the island has 3,500 inhabitants and a wide variety of birdlife such as guillemots, choughs, and geese. Surprisingly there are eight whisky distilleries on this small island and the members were treated to samples from the Bruichladdjch distillery. Bowmore is the administrative capital of Islay with a population of 800 and Oa is an RSPB reserve with a monument dedicated to two 1918 naval disasters. he speakers took a ferry trip to the island of Jura which is 28 miles long and a range of mountains called the Paps of Jura. George Orwell wrote the novel “1984” whilst resident on the island.

Susan Dolby will give the talk on 13th December on Pantomime.

WHITWELL Junior Players: The Junior Players practice at Whitwell Community Centre every Tuesday from 5-7.15pm. Open to all children aged 7upwards.

Contact Janet Astle for more details on: 01909 720112.