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Including West Butterwick and Beltoft

Issue 38

April 2012

Police News Page 12 Where you live, your local history Page 14/15 School News and much much more...

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Editors Letter.... Happy Easter to all our readers! Yes, its my favourite time of year! Improved weather, lighter evenings, spring flowers and yes you've guessed it chocolate! Here are a few Easter Facts for you to get you into the spirit: Did you know: *The first Easter egg was produced in 1873 by Fry’s. *Approximately 90 million chocolate eggs are sold annually in the UK. *The most popular egg worldwide is Cadbury’s Creme Egg, they first went on sale in 1971. *Easter eggs for 2012 went on sale in major supermarkets on 29th December 2011. I would like to thank all my readers for continually sending me articles. We are fast approaching the Queens Diamond Jubilee! Keep sending me details and hopefully you will be emailing me some fantastic photos of your event.

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News, News, News, News, News, News, News ... Ancient Book Goes Back on Display An ancient book, more than 350-years-old, is now back on display at Epworth’s Old Rectory after having undergone months of painstaking and professional restoration. The book is entitled Contemplations On The History Of The New Testament and has been in the collection of the Old Rectory since it was donated in 1968. The woman who gave the book wrote to say that the tome had come into her hands and she wanted to donate it to the Old Rectory - now a museum and a popular North Lincolnshire tourist attraction. The Old Rectory is famous throughout the world as the childhood home of John and Charles Wesley, who founded a movement that went on to become the world-wide Methodist Church. The book is highly significant as it contains the signatures of Charles and his wife Sarah and those of two of their Children – also called Charles and Sarah. Rev Claire Potter, curator at the Old Rectory, explained: “A sponsorship appeal was launched in 2010 encouraging visitors to pay £1 to restore a page. This, along with several private donations, raised a significant amount. “We were then fortunate to also receive a Museum Development Fund grant from Renaissance Yorkshire and this provided the rest of the money we needed,” added Rev Potter. The restoration work involved taking the entire book apart, washing every page, repairing pages and rebinding the 1661 tome with a new cover. “I thank all those who made a donation towards the restoration, the result of which is astonishing. We now have a very significant book in a wonderful state and trust it will continue to inspire people well into the future,” said Rev Potter. The book itself also carries another signature, which has been crossed out. It is of a John Jones, who was an early and loyal associate of John Wesley. It is assumed that Mr Jones presented the book to Charles Wesley.

A village organisation is looking for a ‘good home’ for a 30-year-old Hammond organ which it no longer requires – and it is being given away free of charge. The organ is owned by the Imperial Hall Committee – a registered charity - in Epworth, North Lincolnshire, and as it has not been unused for many years, members of the committee have decided to get rid of it. Anyone interested in acquiring the organ - which is a model 146K and is one of Hammond’s composer series dating from the 1980’s – is asked to telephone Mary Addlesee on (01427) 873622. The committee points out that whoever takes the organ, which does not have any speakers, would have to provide their own transport to remove it.

An Epworth organisation is to hold a massive family fun and sports day next month – which will include such attractions as a Wesley-themed treasure hunt and the opportunity to get up close to animals. The event will take place at the town’s Old Rectory – a popular North Lincolnshire tourist attraction – on Saturday, April 14, and it will run from 11am until 4pm. The entry fee is £2 per adult but there will be free admission for children, who are accompanied by an adult. And there will be something for all the family with a free bouncy castle and sports day races, side shows, stalls and refreshments will also be available.

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Happy Easter May I wish you all a very Happy Easter. I expect you are hoping for loads of chocolate in anticipation of the great day. My Easter Egg was delivered some weeks ago. It’s not my usual ‘Wispa’ Easter Egg (although I hope to get one of those too). My newly arrived egg is “The Real Easter Egg”. It’s ‘real’ because it is the only egg on the market that tells the ‘real’ story of Easter on the packaging – the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is also made from fair trade chocolate making sure the farmers who grow cocoa get a fair price for their product. Much as I enjoy other types of Easter Eggs, this is the best yet. I want to flag up another opportunity for a ‘real’ event – experiencing the ‘real’ story. The WATOTO CHILDREN’S CHOIR from Kampala, capital of Uganda, is coming back to All Saints Church for a concert on Sunday 3rd June at 6.30pm. It’s the evening of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and I cannot think of any better way to round off that day of celebration than hearing the Watoto Children’s Choir in concert singing ‘real’ songs about Jesus Christ. Admission is free and there are no tickets. As it is a Children’s Choir, it is an event that appeals to all ages. So not only do I wish you a Happy Easter, but also a fantastic Watoto experience! Rev Timothy Buckley Rector of The Belton Group of Parishes

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AXHOLME CENTRAL POLICE REPORT St Andrews Church/St Andrews Ivy Hall/Fountain Court, Epworth. Anti-social behaviour, Youths causing annoyance and criminal damage, litter. PC Constable 1169 Sally Roberts

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7577 Reports are being received that these locations are being Stewart Pearson frequented by youths and damage has been caused. The building is in a quiet area and thus is attractive to youths congregating during the evening and at weekends. St Andrews Ivy Hall is adjoining the car park, church, and play area. Neighbourhood staff and incident response officers make regular patrols at the locations and any youths found behaving in a disorderly manner will be dealt with accordingly.

UPDATE; - North Lincolnshire Council have engaged with youngsters in the area gathering their thoughts and feelings regarding youth activities on the Isle of Axholme. They are taking away the comments for further consultation. It would be beneficial for the young people to get involved and seek alternative recreational activities. If anyone wishes to become involved please contact any of the team detailed below. We would also seek the cooperation of parents to be aware of where their children are frequenting and to encourage them not to congregate in large numbers in areas such as this as this affects the community as a whole. The youth club in Epworth does not allow members to come and go as they please. This is a safety issue and we would encourage this particularly with the dark nights upon us. Anyone with any information or require any advice or guidance, please contact the Central Neighbourhood team by e-mail;- Or by telephone dial 101 or you can always pass information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Country watch Issues Calls for service to areas of land both owned and used by the farming community have occurred including offences of Criminal Damage, theft, poaching, off road bikes, trespassers on land with dogs. The times of reports vary throughout the 24 hour period. A considerable amount of work and liaison has been built between Neighbourhood staff and the owners and staff working on land to engage them and to identify where offences and offenders are committing these acts and routes they use. Off road bikes are still being used on land without permission and illegally. UPDATE; If at any time you become suspicious of any persons please telephone the police. It is far better that we know at the time in order that we can make checks and also to forward onto surrounding police areas as soon as possible, as it is quite usual for such people to frequent other areas during the course of their activities. Just because the people you see appear to look like they are legitimate this may not be the case so Humberside police do encourage local communities to report anything that on the face of it does not appear normal. We have leaflets which contain advice for parents and riders of the various bikes being used off road. Please contact PC Starbuck if you wish to have one delivered to you or you can call in at Epworth Police Station when the front counter service is available by a member of staff, generally on a Monday or Thursday during 0900 to 1500hrs, to avoid a wasted journey it may be prudent to call on 101 to check that the front desk service is running that particular day. Recent Issues Suspicious Vehicle = A vehicle was stopped by Police and searched for drugs in Belton Road in Epworth. Arrest for Burglary = An Epworth man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after being identified through enquiries as being responsible for crimes in Brigg. Criminal Damage = An Epworth youth has been arrested after enquiries revealed he was responsible for damage to a window in Epworth.


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THE AXHOLME JOINT RAILWAY A number of railway schemes for the Isle of Axholme were mooted in the 19 th century. One of the suggested London to York routes was to have been through the Isle, but nothing came of it. During the 19th century there were about 200 separate railway companies at one period. To build a new railway, a Bill had to be put before Parliament. This was costly and time consuming. Rival companies that sometimes ended in the schemes being dropped could raise objections. In 1846 George Hudson, the ‘Railway King’, promoted the idea of the Axholme, Gainsborough and York & North Midland Junction that was intended as a link between York and the Eastern Counties Railway. The plan had to be submitted to Parliament, but the House of Lords rejected this. In 1847 there was a proposal to build a railway from Gainsborough through Axholme to Askern, but the idea never materialised. In 1878 the Great Eastern Railway sought an extension of its system into the lucrative Yorkshire coalfield by proposing the construction of a line to Askern through part of the Isle of Axholme. The Great Northern Railway opposed this scheme. In 1883 the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway put the idea of a tramway forward. It was to have a 3’ 6” gauge and was to run from Haxey to Eastoft. This again never materialised. In 1896 the Light Railways Act was passed which facilitated the provision of railways in rural areas. It permitted the construction of a line under a Board of Trade Order, instead of seeking Parliamentary permission. In 1898 the Goole and Marshland Light Railway scheme, to build a railway from Goole to Reedness, Eastoft and Addlingfleet, was confirmed. The Isle of Axholme Light Railway scheme was proposed in the same year. It was to run from Haxey north to link with Goole and Marchland railway. In 1899 the Board of trade confirmed the scheme authorising the construction of 22 miles and 6 chains of railway. The line was to run from Haxey Station on the Great Northern and great Eastern Joint Railway north through Haxey, Epworth, Belton and Crowle to Reedness. A four and half mile branch line was built from Epworth north, down to Hatfield Moors. By 1902 both the Goole and Marshland and the Axholme Railway had been taken over by the North-Eastern Company (N.E.) and the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (L. & Y.) – hence the name Axholme Joint Railway (N.E. and L. & Y.). In 1922 the North Eastern Company became part of the London and North Eastern Railway (L.N.E.R.). The Lancashire and Yorkshire railway became part of London and North Western, which in turn became part of London, Midland and Epworth Railway Station looking towards Haxey Scottish (L.M.S.). Thus the Axholme Joint Railway continued, 1952 but it became a L.M.S. and L.N.E.R. Joint. The Transport Act of 1947 brought the Axholme Joint Railway under British Railways (North-Eastern Region). (Continued next month)

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This month & every month see Epworth & Belton in bygone days and compare to today's images !

Above, a very early view of railway workmen and a goods train at the up platform to Crowle with other trucks at the platform of Belton Station taken from King Edward Street, Belton .at the level crossing. The single track of the Axholme Light Railway (opened for passengers 2 January 1905), loops out for egress from the small station building centre distance. Right is the former Stationmasters house (still standing when I took the lower picture) and opposite it left, a coal and weighbridge with office. Belton had also three sidings and a spur to the loading dock, that would be in the vicinity of the gate in the lower picture. In 1994, C.W.Judge, produced a wonderful book called the Axholme Joint Railway (Oakwood Press), highly recommended if you can get hold of a copy. My thanks go to the occupier of the house and garden below for allowing me to photograph, showing the station building and track bed as it looks today.

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Isle Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Philippines Wildlife Conservation Rachel Shaw will be entertaining us on Thursday April 5th at 7.30pm when she will be telling us about her visit to the Philippines. Rachel works for the Lincolnshire Trust as Publicity Officer and she has travelled to other parts of the world, both to walk and look at conservation so this promises to be an interesting evening. We will also be having a very short AGM. Slug Workshop On Thursday May 3rd at 7.30pm Chris de Feu will be telling us everything there is to know about slugs and people who have already been to this workshop have said that it is very interesting so don’t be put off by the title. To many people slugs are just pests that should be destroyed but perhaps there is another side to them, do they have a purpose? There are several different types of slugs and we are asking those who come along to bring some with them if possible. We look forward to seeing you and your slugs on May 3rd. All our indoor meetings are held in the Stephen Jones Hall at the rear of the Methodist Chapel, Low Street, Haxey on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome, you don’t have to be a member. There is a small admission charge of £1 and there is a raffle and refreshments. Don’t forget that bird food is always on sale at our indoor meetings and at Geoff’s house in Belton, at very competitive prices, just ring if you need anything. For further information about the local Trust group and their meetings please contact Geoff or Chris Trinder on 01427 872051. We look forward to welcoming all regular members and new visitors.

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Epworth Primary School News Letter Book Day Recently all the children in school and many staff took part in World Book day by dressing up as a favourite book character. Several classes had a common theme. These included Mr Men and Beatrix Potter. Children in the Reception classes dressed up as a Superhero. Over the week in Literacy lessons the children had been inventing their own Superhero in Literacy lessons and had written and drawn him/her. Everyone had a great time and was reminded again about the importance of reading for pleasure. Tree Planting Some of our older children in our Grounds Force team planted an Apple and Cherry tree that we had ordered with our Morrisons vouchers. The children stood for a photo by the apple tree with some of our youngest children in Reception. We hope that by the time the children leave us in Year 6 the tree has some fruit that we can eat. We will also see whether the tree or the children grow up the fastest! Topics this term Lots of our learning is planned through topic or theme work. The children in the Infants are learning all about the Great Fire of London. They have particularly enjoyed making models of the houses in London at the time. The Juniors are learning about Science and Geography through the theme of water. Some of the classes have visited ‘The Deep’ in Hull and learnt about the amazing creatures that live in the water. The older children have made paper mache type models of landscapes to show different water features.

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Jubilee Event The event being organised by members of St Andrew’s Church is now gathering pace and the emphasis on the exhibition will be placed on significant items that have happened in Epworth and the Isle of Axholme during the Queen’s Reign. We would like to loan your photographs, memorabilia and hear of your recollections on what you were doing on Coronation Day, Silver Jubilee and Golden Jubilee. Similarly we require information on the opening of the M180 motorway, the loss of Temple Belwood Building, the fire at the Rio Cinema, the building of Coronation Crescent, the introduction of car parking at the Kings Head site, the building of the Vinegarth Estate, introduction of sports centre including swimming pool, the changing scenes of the Market Place and the Mowbray Players. There are many more significant events which have taken place in Epworth during the Queen’s reign and we are keen to hear about them. The event will take place on 2nd to 5th June inclusive in the Ivy Andrew’s Hall which is situated off Church Walk. We would like to loan your memorabilia or photographs for use during the exhibition and reassurance is given that such items will be taken care of and returned to the owners. Volunteers are required during the exhibition to act as stewards. To offer your help and loan of memorabilia then please contact any of the following Melvyn Rose 01427 872080, Penny Birks 01427 872012 and Jim Oliver 01427 874670. Why not come along to one of our meetings which will take place on 26th March, 30th April and 14th May all of which will commence at 10 am in the Ivy Andrew’s Hall. A DVD is also to be made of this event and other events in Epworth during the Jubilee period. Please advise us of your event so that we can make arrangements to film. We would like to place on record people’s recollections of key events during the reign - please make contact. It is proposed to include a copy of the DVD in a time capsule to be buried underneath the floor of St Andrew’s Church.

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TRENTSIDE FEDERATION – St Martin’s and West Butterwick Church of England Primary Schools – School News As well as all of the core curriculum studies linked to Maths and Literacy this term, we have had some diverse and exciting learning experiences across both schools. As part of our schools’ aim to introduce the children to a range of cultures over the Primary years, we invited Culture Connect in for a Maasai Experience. It proved to be an interesting and colourful experience that provided the children with opportunities to learn about the Maasai culture through dressing up in costume, making cultural crafts, tasting delicious African food, hearing exciting eye-witness stories, exploring symbolic artefacts and participating in lively music, chants and dance. Workshop leader Valerie Taiwo talked to the children about the different East African countries and how their culture was different to our own. The children dressed up as Maasai men and women and also performed traditional Maasai Tribe Dances. In the afternoon, the children designed Maasai shields, necklaces and dyed traditional kikoy fabrics to produce blue, white and red patterns. Following this, there were some treats in store for all pupils and staff who have an interest in things ‘creepy crawly, slithery and slimy’ as a mobile safari visited West Butterwick school on February 21 st. The children were introduced to a range of exotic creatures – molluscs, reptiles, mammals and insects from around the world. Children handled giant African Land Snails, a Royal Python, a large Dragon Lizard and many more fascinating creatures. This day also encouraged the children to consider the science of why their particular habitats suited the animals’ characteristics, as well as broadening their knowledge of world geography. The snakes and Dragon Lizard were most popular! Bringing the learning back to a ‘local’ level, pupils at Owston Ferry were visited by three members of the village’s Sports Club – Ian Woodcock, Steve Lilly and Ged Rule. The children had been invited to submit their design ideas for a new Sports Club Sign and this resulted in one overall winner (Charlotte Thornton age 8) as well as runnersup ; Abigail Platt, Jack Foreman, Callum Gallagher, Luke Longhorn, Owen Woodcock and Hannah Thornton. The winners were presented with gift vouchers, but the best prize of all was seeing Charlotte’s striking design transferred on to the actual large Club Sign which will be on permanent display in the village! Last Autumn Term, we were very pleased to be able to take part in the historical project linked to the repositioning of the baptismal font at St Andrew’s Church in Epworth. Over the last two terms, Junior pupils made a series of line drawings depicting aspects of local knowledge and features. A number of our children’s tiles have been selected for the Heritage Pavement to be created as part of this project. The tiles were inspired by ‘the uniqueness of the Isle of Axholme’. Congratulations to Sam Smith, Saskia Heighington, Thomas Latham, Ben Carby, Anna Layton, Holly Lindley, Harry Watts, Ellie Hughes, Jasmine Watson, Lily Todd and Macaulay Scott whose tiles were chosen from both St Martin’s and West Butterwick. The children have made an important and memorable contribution to the living history of St Andrew’s and our locality – we hope that Cameron Ericson age 10, Lewis Whipham age 9 and Seb Fox-Norris age 8 entranced by the Royal these wonderful tiles last for hundreds of years to come! On Monday 5th March, St Martin’s school welcomed two very Python! important guests – the Mayor and Mayoress of North Lincolnshire. This visit was in connection with the hard work undertaken by the School Council and the pupils on the ‘Litter Busting’ work. The school is now applying for its Silver Eco Schools Award and we are then looking forward to ‘going for gold’. The Mayor and Mayoress presented the prizes for our ‘Design a Sculpture’ from recycled rubbish competition, as organised by the School Council. Overall winner was Ellie Wilkinson with her wonderful elephant watering can made up of an old milk carton and some cardboard tubes. We had a range of imaginative entries. One, a recycling robot design, even contained an electrical circuit so that its mouth and eyes lit Children handling giant African Land Snails at up when its nose was pressed! Many thanks to Councillor Jan West Butterwick Williams of Owston Ferry Parish Council who donated the gift vouchers for prizes. All runners-up received Easter Eggs, so everyone was a winner! It was a thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking project that enabled us to see rubbish in a different light! Mrs Josephine Buckle mention “The Arrow” when responding to advertisements 28 Please Headteacher, Trentside Federation of St Martin’s and West Butterwick Church of England Primary Schools.

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WANTED At the start of March a wanted poster appeared for sale in a Ludlow auctioneers. It received nationwide publicity, not because it was one from the Wild West of America, but this one was issued by Parliament in 1651 for ”the discovery or apprehending of Charles Stuart, “ after the battle of Worcester. He was the future King Charles 11. The reward offered was £1,000, and the auctioneer said ,perhaps tongue –in-cheek that his guide price was £1,000. In fact the poster sold for £33,000. Wanted posters or adverts reoccur through our history. They are not always successful. Whether it is in the form of Wanted Dead or alive, as Americans sought its outlaws in the nineteenth century or Bin laden in the twentieth. More often the wanted advert is seen in the so called lonely hearts columns of our newspapers. As men and women we want to have friendship with others , often a fun relationship, with ‘perhaps even more’ as the expression goes. The story of Easter is a story of being wanted. The Roman authorities sought to apprehend Jesus, and they did. Jesus sought to draw us to himself, and he did. Rev. David Leese, Wesley Manse, High Street, Epworth.

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On Monday, 12th March many members of Epworth and District Flower Club welcomed Kate Riley a Demonstrator from Doncaster Flower Club to their meeting in the Memorial Hall in Haxey. This was a return visit and her demonstration this time was entitled “Designs for Now”. Kate began with a very pretty Spring basket into which she put primula, honeysuckle, pussy willow, floppy catkins and other foliage. Her flowers included dark purple iris, narcissi, delicate white daffodils and tulips of a dark pinky purple hue which complemented some helibore and the original primula. As she displayed the basket her husband produced a second similar arrangement which had been made earlier! Other designs included an Easter arrangement centered around a cross which included an interesting large piece of silvery, twisted twig (origin unknown!) white lilies and carnations and lisianthus and legtus pods. The arrangement was completed with the addition of two models representing the two Marys in the Easter story. A beautiful, apparently simple, modern design was created using 7 “trendy”, twisted wires through which were inserted 7 deep orange gerbera. These were placed vertically into a pie dish shaped container which was filled with conifer, choisya, eringium (sea holly) and trachelium. The effect when viewed closely was really stunning. A more traditional, large waterfall arrangement for Mother’s Day contained pretty flowers such as orchids, lisianthus, carnations and the most beautiful large, deep pink roses from Columbia. Kate’s final arrangement incorporated prunus, variegated box, aspidistra leaves, pussy willow and “faux” bullrushes. Colour was provided by orange lilies, dark orange gerbera and Columbian roses, in a deep shade of red named “Freedom”. Quite magnificent. I won it!! The meeting had been preceded by business which included a desperate plea for a Programme Secretary. Without this appointment the club will have to cease. After 50 years this would be a sad end. Members were informed of Bottesford’s meeting with Andrew Grisewood demonstrating on 20th March and a visit to Cleethorpes by Carl Wild on 17th May. A request was made for arrangers to contribute to the Flower Festival to be held in Haxey Church to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. As usual the meeting concluded with coffee and several fortunate raffle prize winners. For the next meeting, a workshop with Toni Gravel on 23rd April…NB not the usual meeting evening members were asked to bring: 10/12inch round or square container to fill with oasis or a posypad. Mixed foliage, shapes/textures. not too large Twigs, moss, bark Willow 3/5 Spring flowers…iris, daffs, tulips OR any flowers of differing shapes and height. See you there. Celia Jones 01427874042


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1 International B414, 2 countries, 6 blokes, 7 days, 12 MPH, 600 miles, £10,000 target! …

On Saturday 30th June 2012 a group including myself and 3 sons, James, Alastair and Joshua , will depart from our home village of Wroot in North Lincolnshire for the sunnier climes of Western France driving in relay a vintage 1964 International B414 tractor! Our destination is an old Farmhouse close to the village of Breuil Bernard near to the small town of Moncoutant in the department of the Deux Sevre, Western France. We bought the old place a few years ago and decided in due course to emigrate and settle there. James (my eldest) decided that to successfully make the transition and settle in Breuil Bernard I would need an old tractor. Some men take up golf, some men take up fishing apparently I am taking up old tractors! The event is set to commence on Saturday 30th June in harness with Marie Curie Cancer Care. Cancer has no geographical boundaries and does not stop at the English Channel. Last year our French friends Alain and Monique Fievre lost a member of their family, and my sons lost their Uncle Brian to cancer whilst my sister-in-law is desperately fighting the ravages of liver cancer Sadly the problem is around us all. The event will be preceded the week before when the tractor will lead a parade at the Lincolnshire Show, in conjunction with the Lincolnshire Young Farmers Club. The channel crossing will take place early in the morning Wednesday 4th July from Weymouth to St Malo via a 5 hour stop in Guernsey. Marie Curie is a registered charity no 207994 (England & Wales), SCO38731 (Scotland). Marie Curie Nurses help patients have the choice to live out their final days at home, by providing free care to people with terminal cancer and other terminal illnesses, in their own home. In addition The Marie Curie organization run a number of Hospices around the UK, free for those with cancer or other terminal illnesses. For further information regarding the charity please contact Stuart Wyle on 01476 576000 or Please can you help. You can donate by visiting our website: for further information, there is a link to donate via just giving. If you prefer you can send a cheque made payable to Marie Curie Cancer Care, this can be sent direct to Marie Curie Cancer Care , Lincolnshire Fundraising Office, 7C Commercial Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6DB (marked on the rear nash dash)…

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Driving in the countryside Dear Readers, Driving on country roads requires an entirely different set of skills to driving in congested towns. Rural roads are arguably the best place to exploit your driving abilities and get the most enjoyment out of your driving. Traffic is usually light, you can use your observation skills, the roads are more interesting and you’ll have to make well-judged overtakes. The same level of planning and concentration is required but you’ll be dealing with an entirely different set of hazards and sources of information. You will need all the selective observation skills you have developed but also consider… Taking extra care in case people or vehicles suddenly appear around corners, drive out of isolated field entrances, farm drives etc, especially on 60mph roads. Looking well ahead (over the hedges, where possible) to spot oncoming traffic in the distance, especially trucks and tractors. Also look for potential overtaking zones and plan your arrival time to coincide with a gap in the oncoming traffic. Livestock in the fields might indicate that there may be mud on the road and you should also always be prepared to encounter a flock of sheep around the next bend. The line of hedges, trees, or telegraph poles often denotes the direction the road may take around the next bend. Use this to your advantage. Don’t swerve uncontrollably if an animal or bird darts out in front of you. Better a broken fog light or dented bumper than a total loss of control and a serious accident. Holes in hedges are often found on particularly sharp or tightening bends, and are usually created by some unfortunate driver who has overshot the corner and gone straight on. Treat them as a reminder to take care and to keep control of your speed. Have a Free Public Assessment Drive. As I said in last months Arrow, the Doncaster Advanced Motorists Group is offering free public assessment drives this month for anyone with a current full driving licence. The drive will be in your own car and the vehicle and you must comply with all current road traffic regulations, MOT, Insurance, etc: A document check will be made before the drive. All readers who wish to have a free taster of advanced driving please contact me on the number below to book your drive, this means you ladies too If you are interested in the courses we offer, you’ll be able to find this information on the Institute of Advanced Motorists website at Or Tel: Doncaster 01302 886 276 Safe Driving Paul Tuke.

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News from Belton All Saints Church of England Primary School Foundation Stage 999 week The children in Foundation Stage (Fir Tree Class) have been learning about ‘People Who Help Us’. They have been very lucky to have had different visitors during their ‘999 week’. The police, fire and ambulance services have been to talk to the children. Children had the opportunity to develop their speaking and listening skills, listening to their visitors and asking questions. These first hand experiences help us to enrich the curriculum and inspire and engage children in their learning. The children have had a GREAT time. They had tried on uniforms, looked at lots of different equipment and have been inside a police car, ambulance and fire engine! During the week children led an Assembly for the rest of the school all about their week. They sang songs and showed pictures and talked about their experiences. Here’s what some of the children had to say: “I liked looking at all the things inside the ambulance.” – Jaipreet Mattu. “The paramedics were very kind.” – Harry Wilson. “I liked it when I had the fire fighters hat on.”- Morgan Harvey.

We would like to say a BIG thank you to all our visitors. The children have thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt lots from the experience. Thank you from Fir Tree Class!

Green Fingered Pupils With the onset of spring thoughts across the school have turned to gardening with pupils involved in a range of projects to promote the value of growing plants, caring for their environment and healthy eating. In Year 6 pupils are involved in building a full size greenhouse from recycled plastic bottles. The project will take around 1500 2lt pop bottles which are cut and joined to form a column; these columns are then attached to a frame to create the sides and roof of the greenhouse. We hope the green house will be completed by early summer and that pupils will be able to move onto the second phase of the project, raising and marketing their plants. Our Eco-committee is in the process of planning and planting a herb garden which will become a feature for everyone to enjoy at the front of school. Following their trip to the Co-operative Farm at Adlingfleet Grange, Year 3 pupils have been planting onions, beans and peas in raised beds around school along with strawberries and sweetpeas. And our youngest pupils are watching seeds shooting in the classroom; learning about what plants needs to grow successfully. Hopefully, later in the year, I shall be writing to tell you about the wonderful harvest we have had in school! Best Wishes Sarah Groves Headteacher


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DIAMOND TIME AT WEST BUTTERWICK Over the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Weekend - JUNE 3rd & 4th 2012 The West Butterwick Community Events Team invites everyone to come and join in a whole host of events over the Jubilee weekend.. ! Sunday 3rd June – Village Treasure Hunt - entry per team @ £1 Prizes will be awarded!!!!!!. Something For the Weekend – Decorate Your House Prizes for the best one with a Royal Jubilee Theme and enjoy each one as you do the Treasure Hunt – More Prizes! Bank Holiday Monday 4th June 2012 – PICNIC IN THE PARK at West Butterwick Playing Field. Come along with your family and friends and bring your own picnic. Attractions are planned to include Band, Balloon Race, Competitions & Children's Activities -including a Fancy Dress/ Lookalike competition, Cake Stall, Raffle, Jubilee Cake Competition! Display of Memorabilia from past Royal Events and Something from every one of the last 60 years – what can you bring to the party? Royal Quiz from early May @ £1 entry again with Prizes for fully correct entries! The Team can be contacted via the Village Shop Tel (01724)784648.

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What’s On In Your area in Epworth and Belton Activity

Meeting place





Wesley Memorial, Epworth



Thurlow Playgroup and Preschool

Epworth Thurlow

9-11.30 & 12-3

01427 875016


Keep Fit

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall


01427 873569


Epworth Brownies

Ivy Andrew Hall, Epworth

18:00 - 19:30

01427 873161


Children’s Dancing

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

16.00– 19.00



Isle District Choral Society Rehearsals

Epworth Imperial Hall


01427 8738998


NHS Stop Smoking

Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall

17.00 -18.30



Epworth Youth Club

Epworth Youth Centre




Keep Fit

Belton Park Pavilion



Epworth Brownies

Methodist Church Hall


01724 339930


Army Cadets

Belton Park Pavillion


01724 858918


Axholme Elite Taewondo

Epworth Lesuire Centre


01427 873335


Axholme Arts Club

13 Queen St, Epworth - Adults

19:00 - 21:00

01427 873947


Epworth Rainbows

Epworth Primary School


01427 754009


Horticulture Society (2nd Tuesday)

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

19:00 -21.00

01427 872252


Epworth Town Council

Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall

18.30 - 21.00

1st Tuesday


Beavers, Cubs, Scouts

Belton Park Pavilion



Jack n Box

Wesley Memorial, Epworth



Belton Brownies

Belton All Saints Primary School



Isle of Axholme short mat Bowls Club

Epworth Leisure Centre (Sept—April)

3.30 –5.30 pm 01427 752344


Belton Rainbows

Belton All Saints Primary School


01427 754009


Belton Guides

Belton All Saints Primary School

19:30 - 21:00

01427 872227 01427 873730

01427 872109


Sunshine Yoga

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

13.00-15.00 18.00-20.15


Epworth Youth Club

Epworth Youth Centre



Active Ageing

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

10.00 - 11.00

01724 297255


Army Cadets

Belton Park Pavillion

18.45 - 21.00

01724 858918


Belton Mums and Tots

Belton Public Hall




Epworths Ladies Society

The Old School Inn

19.30 start

01427 873368


Children’s Dancing

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

16.00- 20.00



Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall


01427 873622



Epworth Imperial Hall


01427 873622


Axholme Arts Club

13 Queen Street, Epworth - Juniors


01427 873947


Axholme Elite Taekwondo

Epworth Leisure Centre


0794 6607762


Baby Signing

Epworth Methodist Church



Autumn Club Over 50’s

Belton Park Pavilion



Keep Fit

Belton Park Pavilion



Belton Rangers

Various locations


40 Fri

01427 872227

Ashby Wesley Hall responding to advertisements Please mention “The Arrow” when Ashby Concert Band 19:30 -22:00 01724 784494

What’s On In Your area in Epworth and Belton Fri

Isle of Axholme short mat Bowls club

Epworth Leisure Centre (Sept—April)

3.30—5.30 pm 01427 752344


Red Cross Whist

Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall;

19.00 - 21.00 3rd Friday


Belton Bingo Club

Belton Park Pavilion

06:30pm start


Junior Gym

Epworth Leisure Centre



Active Ageing

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

13.00 - 14.00 01724 297255



Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall


Bookings of the Imperial Hall, Epworth Mary Addlesee

01427 873845

01427 873622 01427 873622

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Business Directory

Advice Pensions Helpline

0800 991234


Electricity Emergencies

0800 375 675

The Hair Shop Westwoodside

Transco - Gas leaks

080 111 999

Yorkshire Water

0845 1242424

Care in the Community

01427 752455

Boarding Kennels/Grooming Croft House Kennels and Cattery

01427 890235

Home and Garden Fountain Court florist

01427 874831

Age Concern

0800 009966

Galerie des Fleurs Florist and Gifts


0800 1111

Health / Fitness

Neighbourhood Watch

01482 444466


0808 80050000


08705 555999

Taxi Service / Wedding Cars/ Driving Schools

NHS Direct

0845 4647

Isle Take You


01427 872111

The Willows Dental Practise-Belton

01427 872106

Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness

01724 712700

07975 591967 / 01427 752707


Crime stoppers`

0800 555 111

Simon White Building Contractors

Carers Support Centre

01652 650585

Isle of Axholme Lions

01427 752139

A.E.S. Tiling (Ceramic Floor & Wall Tiling) 01302 885401

Isle of Axholme Osteoporosis Support Link

01427 875752

Health Visitor Team for under 5’s

01427 871181

Complete Fire & Security Systems Ltd 01302 623427 / 07917 766922

SSAFA Forces Help www.ssafa,

01476 569764

Dean Gregory Electrical

Education and General

MJN Autos (car servicing/repairs)

01427 873446 07831 690591 07749519557 01427 874413

Brooks Homecare Improve 01427 875314 /07973142963

Axholme Pest Control

01427 891704 / 07833 638521

01427 873608 / 07766747245

Epworth Country Primary School

01427 872345

S A Walker Electrical Serv. 08458 396775 / 07751 887623

Belton All Saints Primary School

01427 872391

Axholme Kitchens and Bathrooms

Westwoodside Primary School

01427 752355

Westwoodside Mobile Library

01724 865675

Haxey Library - Memorial Hall

01724 753239

Willows Dental Practise—Belton

01427 872106

01427 874312

Business/Finance Sterry & Co Chartered Certified Accnts

01427 752958

Hurstons Accountants & Business Advisors 01427 873737 MJ Button Accountants

01724 711881

Leisure Epworth Leisure Centre

Advertise in the Busine ss Directory for £30 + VAT per year!

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Ashby Concert Band - Rehearsals Fridays—Mr B Page


01427 873845

Class 4 MOT’s £35.00 (cars, small vans & motorhomes)

Class 7 MOT’s £45.00 (larger vans and light commercials) All MOT prices include re-test if required

Air con re-gas £45.00 Fixed Price Servicing

Combined MOT & Service Deals

Basic Service £85.00 Full Service £155.00

Basic Service MOT £99.00 Full Service & MOT £169.00

(applies to Class 4 MOT’s only)

All prices include parts, labour & VAT, applies to petrol and diesel engine vehicles up to and including 2 litre engine size. (some exclusions apply) Major Servicing and In Warranty Servicing also available. Please phone for details

*Tyres and tracking *Brakes & exhausts *Cam belts & clutches

*Diagnostics *Air con re-gas *Steam cleaning

*Collection & delivery service

01724 710869

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