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BARLBOROUGH Heritage Centre: Were pleased to welcome 25 pupils and three teachers from Barlborough Hall School this week. Heritage Manager Tony Bak gave a talk on the history of the hall followed by a guided tour of the Heritage Centre including a talk on the history of the village. Should your school like to visit the centre Tel: 01246 810100.

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.

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.

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. Tel. 01246 812198.


ALZHEIMER’S Society Bassetlaw Branch, The Costhorpe Centre, Northumberland Avenue: Offers support, advice and information. Memories Social Club, Monday-Thurs 1-3.30pm, activities, trips out and socialising with people in a similar situation, open to all. Contact Sue Brewin: 01909 730886.

BOOTS and Bolos Line Dancing Classes: Every Wednesday at Carlton Village Hall, also social dances once a month. Social dances every other month at Oldcotes Village Hall. Ring Dave for details: 077808 931534.

CHARITY Quiz, The Grey Horses: Tuesdays, 9.45pm.

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.

Flowers at The Mill: The popular annual Flower Festival takes place on the 29th and 30th of June this year at The Old Watermill in Carlton. The theme for the event is simply “A“. All arrangements will carry the theme of something beginning with the letter A. As always the proceeds of the weekend will go to local charities and the chosen recipients this year will be Freed Beeches (eating disorders) and Bassetlaw Branch Parkinson’s UK. There will be the usual tea room, tombola, and giant raffle. Freshly arranged flower baskets will also be available. A village event not to be missed. The Mill will be open from 10am-5pm daily when new and old friends will be very welcome.

POPLARS Church: Sundays, church meeting 10.30am, (first Sunday of month held at the Gospel Hall, Church Walk, Worksop). Contact: 01909 530171.

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.

YOUTH Club, Carlton Youth Centre: Fridays 6-8pm, for years 3, 4, 5 and 6 only. Sundays 5.30-7.30pm for ages 11-16 years. Mondays 6.45-9.15pm for ages 13-19 years. Tuesdays 6.45-9.15pm for ages 13-19 years. Wednesdays 6-8pm for years 5, 6 and 7. Thursdays 6.45-9.15pm for ages 13-19 years.


CRESWELL Indoor Car Boot, Old Miner’s Welfare, Model Village, S80 4BP: Every Sunday in aid of local scouts. Anybody interested in holding a stall should arrive between 9-10am, open to public 10.30am-1.30pm. All tables supplied. Tel: 07901 735326 for prices.

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

MUSIC for all Guitar Group: meets in the Heritage Centre fortnightly on Sundays from 11am-12.30pm and new players or learners are welcome. Call Mr Wass on: 01909 721631.

ST MARY Magdalene Parish Church: 11am Holy Communion, readers W. Brown, J. Stanniforth, sidespersons P. Lomax, F. Alcroft and E. Pattison, elements G. Pattison, P. Lomax, C. Drainer, Intercessions L. Parker, organ W. Brown, preacher L. Parker and celebrant Rev J. Palmer. 6pm Elmton, St Peter’s: Holy Communion, reader R. Shacklock, sidesperson D. Broomhead, organ S. Broomhead, preacher L. Parker and Celebrant Rev J. Palmer.

TAI Chi Group, Social Centre: Tuesdays 11.30am-12.30pm, admission £2.

WOOD Avenue Club: Queens Court, Tuesdays 6.45pm for bingo and raffle. New members welcome.


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.


HODTHORPE and Belph Parish Council: Hold their monthly Council Meeting on the 1st Tuesday of each month, at 7.15pm in the Hodthorpe Social Club, Queens Road, Hodthorpe. Public are welcome to attend and contribute in the Public Participation. If you have any queries prior to a meeting please contact the Clerk of the Council, Rebecca Young on: 01246 570321


BASSETLAW Astronomical Society: At the last meeting: Discussions: The latest Sky at Night programme; comets; a passing minor planet. Visibilities: the Moon and the planets for the next two weeks - Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, the Moon. Observing: Camelopardalis. Members observations: Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, Sunspots. The main event was a talk “Ursa Major” by James Ince. Next meeting - Gateford Park Primary School, Wednesday 20th February, 8-10pm, admission free. See


SHIREOAKS Miner’s Welfare Sports & Social Club: GLAM rock band, Sat 16th February, 9.15pm. Tickets £5 from the venue or Shireoaks Post Office. Nonmembers always welcome.

WI: Next will take place on Thursday 21st February at 7pm in Shireoaks Village Hall and will give us ‘A Taste of India’. New members and visitors will be welcome and any enquiries should be addressed to any WI member or tel. Helen Hall 01909 487984 or Dawn Short 478101.


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.

WHITWELL Local History Group: 5th February was a Member’s Night and Mrs Eleanor Bryant gave a talk on Windmill and Space Walks. The windmill in the title was George Green’s Windmill which was built in 1807 in the village of Sneinton near Nottingham. Mr Green died in 1829 and his son George inherited and was forced to defend his mill during the Reform Bill Riots of 1831. In 1833 George rented the mill out and became a student at Caius College, Cambridge, later becoming a fellow writing scientific papers on waves, light and crystals. Green was a contemporary of Charles Babbage who is credited with the invention of the modern computer which has assisted with the study of space. In 1947 the mill caught fire and was abandoned. In 1974 staff at the University of Nottingham started up a Restoration Fund and in 1985 it was officially opened to the public.