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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: The Barlborough Heroes Exhibition has been proving very popular so much so that we have decided to extend it and it will now run up until Christmas. On display we have the brave men who lost their lives in the First World War along with photographs, newspaper cuttings when their families were informed if they had been wounded, missing or killed. We have extracts of actual personal letters describing what it was like at the front. Also on display is WWII photographs of local men that went to war plus information on earlier wars, The Civil War and the Peninsular War. We do offer a photcopying service of our archive material. Our opening times are Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday 10am-2pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm. Tel 01246 810100 our Heritage Manager will help you with any family research

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.


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.

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


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

UK Kick Boxing: Mondays, 6pm. For more information contact 01623 468155.

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


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.

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.

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

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.

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. Telephone for details: 01909 732488.


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: A mild yet cloudy day welcomed the group to Carsington Water on Saturday 17th November. Due to sailing activity, most of the wildfowl was conveniently concentrated near the visitor centre and first hides from which large flocks of lapwings, teal, wigeon, mallard and the occasional redshank, were observed feeding on the soft mud. Carsington Water has excellent visitor facilities; everything has good accessibility and is free entry. For further information about group activities please contact Jim Russell on 01246 812724.


BASSETLAW Astronomical Society, Village Hall: At the last meeting: Discussions: a new super-Earth exoplanet; a planet without a sun; a total solar eclipse in Australia; the constellation Andromeda. Visibilities: the Moon and the planets for the next two weeks - Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, the Moon, the Leonid meteors, a conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter, a lunar occultation. Members observations: Venus, Jupiter, meteors, the Sun and the Moon. Main event: a talk about future lunar and solar eclipses. Next meeting - the Village Hall, Wednesday 28th November, 8-10pm, admission free. Topical stories. See

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.

SHIREOAKS Miner’s Welfare Sports & Social Club: Craft fair, Saturday 24th November, 11am-3pm. Lots of lovely gifts to buy. Refreshments. Free car park and entry.

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 JAMES’ Church: On Remembrance Sunday the service was led by Rev D. Hull. The service commenced in the church at 10.15am followed by a service at the Memorial Gardens during which Last Post and Reveille was sounded by Steven Lunn and the two minutes silence was observed at 10.58am. Wreaths were laid by representatives of the local uniformed organisations, the school, town councillors, the Civic Trust, the Barlborough and Clowne WI and villagers. During the church service, the organist was J. Whybrow, the lesson was read by R. Whybrow, the sidespeople were J. & M. Messenger. The choir sang the anthem For the Fallen by Ian Bevell. Evensong at 6pm was led by Gordon Stables. During the service, Gordon Stables laid a wreath on the church’s War Memorial. Last Post and Reveille was sounded by Steven Lunn and the two minutes silence was observed followed by the singing of the National Anthem.

WHITWELL Local History Group: On 13th November, Mrs Susan Dolby gave a talk on the History of Pantomime. Pantomime - “imitator of all” - originated in Greece and Harlequin and Columbine came to the stage in 16th century Italy. Joey Grimaldi the acknowledged father of clowns appeared in English pantomime in multi-coloured suits along with acrobats, clowns and live elephants, dogs, cats and as the performances went on for as long as eight hours, the audience wandered in an out at will. Famous comedians began to appear in pantomime such as Harry Lauder and by the 1950’s Emile Littler had put pantomime firmly on the acting calendar. On 27th November, Mr Andy Firth will give a talk on Towns and Villages of England.

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.