news from your village


BARLBOROUGH Heritage Centre: The Free Exhibition this month is Once Upon a Time on Barbers Row. Can you remember the Row? Did your grandparents talk about the Row? The tin bath hung outside, Neb Gregory killing the pig. Who was it that made clogs in his shed? Stick Lil and her pony. Just a few of the memories that are captured in photographs from our display. Barbers Row Reminiscence Group has compiled a collection of tales from the Row and put them into a book which can be purchased from the Heritage Centre 1 Ward Lane, Barlborough Chesterfield. Tel 01246 810100. Also the photographs have now been put onto DVD we have two versions for you to choose from. Our opening times are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am-2pm plus Saturdays 9am-1pm. You can now follow us on our website: and also on Facebook.


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.


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.

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

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.

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: Sandwiched between the River Trent and the railway on the outskirts of Nottingham is Attenborough Nature Reserve and volunteer warden, Nigel Slater spoke to the group on Saturday 12th January about the various aspects of what makes this the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust flagship reserve. Having visited the reserve on several occasions, the group were aware of the superb visitor centre, which was officially opened by Sir David Attenborough in 2005 since when 20,000 school children have attended various activities. There are many agencies involved in contributing both finance and resources. Although it recently attracted half a million pounds in a grant which has amongst other things contributed to two full time employees, it relies heavily on volunteers and those on corporate training days. A wide range of courses are offered to enable people to learn countryside management skills as well as identification and recording skills. It was awarded its Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) status for the amount of waterfowl alone. 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.

MINI Market & Table Top Sale: Creswell Social Centre, Elmton Road (next to Junior School), Saturday 2nd February, 1.30-4.30pm. FREE ENTRY. A variety of stalls with something for everyone. New stalls for 2013: SuJays - Items for any occasion, The Smelly Dog - Unique hand made gifts, Gothic Bikers - not to be missed and all the regular favourites. A great day and great atmosphere, you won’t be disappointed!


MOBILE Youth Project: Tuesday 6-8pm Langold shop fronts.

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.


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: Sung Eucharist every Sunday at 9.30am (except for the fifth Sunday in any month), Said Eucharist at 8am on the first Sunday of each month. Junior Church is at 9.30am on the second Sunday of the month. Said Eucharist at Steetley is on the second Sunday of the month at 3.15pm. A mid-week Said Eucharist service is held every Wednesday at 9.30am alternating each week between Whitwell and Creswell. Weddings 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. These bookings are preceded by prayers for the Community at 5.15pm. There is a Bible Study Group every Monday from 2pm at the home of Norman and Dorothy Trott. All are welcome.

WHITWELL Local History Group: On 15th January Mr Ian Morgan gave a highly interesting and entertaining talk about the Curious World of Old Time Punishments. The ducking stool, picking okum, floggings and exposing the supposed perpetrator of crimes to ridicule by display in public places in stocks for bystanders to jeer at and throw garbage at. Most of the punishments were intended to degrade the criminal. The talk on 29th January will be given by Mr Malcolm Walpole and his subject will be about his travels in Northern Tanzania.

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.