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August 2011

Issue 30

Police News Page 12 Where you live, your local history Page 16,17 and much much more... SLATE HOUSE FARM MARKET & CARBOOT NR MESSINGHAM EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY & Bank Holiday Mondays From1pm Stall holders ring for details eve 01909 480087 day 07855 799604

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The fashion-starved residents on the Isle of Axholme can now find some of the country’s leading labels right on their doorstep, with the opening of NE1, Epworth village’s first major menswear outlet. Founded by local resident Mike Harm, the store carries a wide range of labels, including Gio Goi, duck and cover, Firetrap, Superdry, Cross Hatch and Original by Penguin, Kickers and IKON. With a background in fashion management, Mike believes NE1 is perfectly positioned to outfit fashion-conscious locals.

“There‟s no other menswear store within 20 miles,” said Mike, “ and the brands we‟re launching with are exactly what people are looking for.We‟re already talking with other high profile labels, and we‟ll be adding new ranges for the Autumn/Winter season.”

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Editors Letter.... Did you know 7th August is Sisters Day? It is a day to show your appreciation for that special family relationship. All siblings have the odd argument here and there, but deep down there‘s little way around the natural bond of siblings. Make this 7th August a special day for your sister, by however you feel is best. If you don‘t have a sister, you can still celebrate the friendships of sisterhood by having a girl‘s night out! Treat your sister to a beauty treatment at Sunspot or Charlottes Mobile Beauty who are both regular advertisers. New to Epworth is ‘Fish n Feet’ at Sunspot, Station Road, Epworth. Did you know The Garra Rufa Fish where discovered in the early 1800's in the coastal rivers in southern turkey. They are commonly know as the 'Doctor Fish'. Their medicinal benefits were discovered by chance by a shepherd with an injured foot who stumbled upon a hot spring and proceeded to bathe his foot. The little fishes surrounded his foot and nibbled at his wound. The Shepherd then realised his wound had healed. Have no fear! the doctor fish do not have any teeth. Their painless sucking removes the dead skin off your feet with their delicate mouths, leaving them softer and smoother than any cosmetic pedicure. If you fancy the experience give Sunspot a call, see main advert on page 5.

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News, News, News, News, News, News, News ... The Isle Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust are trying a new venture by having a moth morning instead of a moth night so that we don‘t have to stay up late but can have a leisurely look at moths in the morning. This will take place on Sunday August 28th from 8.30am – 11am at Chris and Geoff Trinder‘s house, The Croft, Carrhouse Road, Belton. A number of moth traps will be set up in various locations in the Isle on Saturday evening and brought to Belton on the Sunday morning, where they will be opened up for everyone to see the variety of species found in our area. The light in the special moth traps attracts them and they settle in the large box, then they are released the following morning after being identified and recorded. People who would like to take photographs of any of the moths will have the opportunity to do this too. To make the morning more enjoyable we will be providing breakfast of bacon sandwiches, toast, coffee, tea etc for everyone at a cost of £3. Anyone is welcome to come you don‘t have to be a member, bring along any friends and family too. It would be helpful if you could let us know a day or two beforehand if you would like to come, in order to organize the catering. Bird food is always on sale 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.

The Isle of Axholme Family History Day will be on Saturday 17th September 2011 This year's speakers are: Angus Townley - Drainage of the Isle Malcolm Dalby - Along the Trent Eric Houlder - History in Loo. at South Axholme Community School, Burnham Road, Epworth. Application forms can be downloaded from the society web site at:-


During the period 2nd to 4th June 2012, St Andrew’s Church, Epworth, will be hosting an exhibition in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. To mark this special event, items of memorabilia, printed articles, photographs, memories etc spanning the life of the queen are required by the organising committee for use during the activity period. We have already been offered the loan of a medal and service sheet received by a male chorister for singing in the coronation choir. He will also visit the exhibition and share his experiences of the event. Any items on loan to the church will, of course, be cared for and returned to the owners. You may also be interested in volunteering to help stage the exhibition and/or perform the duties of stewards. Please contact: Melvyn Rose - 01427 872080, email: Penny Birks - 01427 872012 Jim Oliver - 01427 874670

Beware!! Children’s Cancer Charity Telephone Call Scam! I have today been contacted by a person claiming to be putting together a calendar to raise funds for a children‘s cancer charity. I have been contacted by this company before and found out that it was a scam. The telephone number they called from is 01695 576275 and the person spoke with a Liverpool accent. I have contacted the police who have confirmed that these people are not from a charity and it is indeed a scam. They usually ask if you would like to advertise on the Calendar and usually aim at businesses. Please do not pay them any money.

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Festival of Flowers and Victorian Life Friday 9th Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th September 2011 at All Saints’ Church, Belton , North Lincs.DN91PE 10.00am – 6.00pm


See: Themed flowers, Local Victorian collections of cards, photos, clothing; a Victorian kitchen; Temple Belwood; Parish Registers 1811 – 1884; and by request the registers from 1542 – 1574. Vestry minutes and excerpts from the first Parish Council minutes; The Treasure beneath our feet – Belton Fields; School Display; Lace and Felt making, broomstick crochet. Hear: Story telling, Music Do: Amateur radio, Brass rubbing, Felt and Lace making, Children‘s Treasure Trail. Taste: Refreshments, coffee, lunches, teas.

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The Lincolnshire Golf Club and Restaurant, Crowle. A Delightful Sunday lunch Experience. The winding drive (off the A161) up to the former Hirst Priory estate is flanked by green lush grass incorporating a charming cricket field on the left and fairways a little further up on the right. You then approach the car park adjoining the Lincolnshire Golf Clubhouse and within, the restaurant operated by Shane and Lesley Jarman. Shane a former winner of Britain’s Pastry Chef of the year, his wife Lesley and enthusiastic staff give you a warm welcome to their bar and restaurant. They serve food seven days a week and especially welcome not only their regular golfers but visitors from a wide area. One lady on an adjoining table Mrs Mavis Bellwood of Doncaster told me „I follow Shane wherever he goes‟. They encourage private parties, special events and many discerning diners, all having pre-booked. We were there for Sunday Lunch in the light, airy and spacious conservatory attached to the former stables in the old walled garden of the Priory. Lesley told us that they can seat 50 covers indoors with views of the west face of the Priory through trees, the small courtyard and even the first tee of the golf course, it is very pretty indeed. On entering and being seated at our well spaced table, the first thing noticed is the two fresh roses in a vase on all of the beautifully laid tables and comfortable chairs. Lunch is served between 12pm-4.30pm, with two or three courses with a remarkable £12.00 and £15.75 price attached, incidentally no credit or debit cards are accepted. Turning over the page of the weekly changed inspired menu (all personally produced by Shane, a nice touch) one is surprised and delighted by the lunchtime fare on offer, there being six choices of starters, eight mains, and five desserts. Extra sides and main course supplements are available at a small extra cost. To start we chose the Air dried ham salad with fresh watermelon, sweet tomato & basil, and Chef‘s seafood platter with sweet chilli & sherry dressing. They were both mouth watering and most acceptable to the palette, both beautifully presented. By this stage you know you are in for a thrill, and after completing your starter you are filled with anticipation. One of our choices for main course was the Slow roasted silverside of beef accompanied by Yorkshire pudding (well done only, there is also sirloin on offer medium rare only) and Pan fried fillet of lamb, scented with Moroccan spices, sweet onion & Parma ham, served with cous cous salad this dish being unusual and enchanting, all accompanied with a tureen of fresh seasonal vegetables. I had difficulty choosing from five appealing desserts in that all the choices were to my liking; however I finally settled on the Citrus tart with plump raspberries, fruit sorbet and fresh mint. The presentation of this dish stunned me being laid on oval marble. For sure one felt relaxed and satisfied whilst dining, Lesley and her staff were most polite, attentive and not overbearing. It seemed to us that nothing was too much trouble for them and obviously they enjoyed meeting new people. I did suggest a fan might be an added welcome addition for the hotter weather being under glass. Having no previous knowledge this superb Isle of Axholme restaurant tucked away in the North Lincolnshire countryside just south of Crowle railway station, it was frankly the very best of a Sunday Lunch for anyone‘s purse. Have a look at their website or telephone Shane or Lesley on 01724 711621 for your booking. Review by Mr Anthony Catherall

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AXHOLME CENTRAL POLICE REPORT Fieldside/Battle Green/Studcross/Thurlow/ Memorial Hall Car Park areas in Epworth – Youths causing annoyance/anti-social behaviour. The problem with youths causing annoyance conPC Constable 1169 Police Constable 1839 Police Community tinues around this area. Analysis from reports to Sally Jameson Tina Starbuck Support Officer 7577 police shows that the main days of complaints are Stewart Pearson on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday between 4pm and 2pm. The main crime being committed in this area is criminal damage, particularly to vehicles. We are therefore re-iterating the message that it is in your best interest to park, if at all possible, in your garages or on your driveways, and perhaps review your car security arrangements as an extra precaution. The majority of criminal damage is being committed on a Tuesday and Saturday between 10.00 pm and 01.00 am. Update: We are still receiving calls relating to groups of youths gathering in the car park. We have been given some registration numbers of vehicles involved and have given relevant warnings to those concerned. Should they not heed to our warning there is the potential for their vehicle to be seized by police. Patrols continue to monitor the car park and have noticed the groups only gather when the hall is not being used. We are working with our partners and the Thurlow Playing Fields Association to try to resolve these issues. We encourage local residents observing such anti-social behaviour in these areas to contact us on 0845 6060 222 with as much detail and descriptions of offenders as possible. It is better to ring and report when such an occurrence happens. Stepping Stones Nursery, Epworth – Anti-social behaviour, youths causing annoyance and criminal damage. Reports are being received that the building is being frequented by youths and there has already been some damage caused. The building is in a quiet area and thus is attractive to youths congregating. These premises are adjoining to the car park, church, and play area and as such make it a particularly favourable. Neighbourhood staff and incident response officers will be making patrols in the area and any youths found on these private premises will be dealt with accordingly. Recent Issues Drink driver arrested and charged =A man was pulled over in his car by police recently due to his erratic manner of driving. He failed a roadside breath test and at the police station provided a sample of breath measuring 82mcg alcohol in 100 ml of breath. The limit is 35mcg. He was rightly punished and was disqualified from driving at court. Male summonsed for driving offences = A suspicious car was stopped by police on the Isle. The driver was asked to produce his documents, which he failed to do so as he did not have any, or a licence. He was summonsed to court. Please make sure your car insurance is up to date and your driving licence displays the correct details. Suspicious vehicle = A car was observed by police in Belton driving erratically. He was stopped and his actions caused police to search his vehicle. Within the car police recovered a number of weapons, and the male was arrested. He was later charged to court where he will answer for his actions. Sneak In thieves = Now that we are in the summer months and the weather is somewhat warmer, we would like to remind residents to make sure that windows and doors are closed and secured. Thieves will take any opportunity they can to enter insecure properties and steal things like car keys (and cars!), mobile phones, laptops etc, whether you are in your home or garden at the time. If you see anybody acting suspiciously we would appreciate a call on our non-emergency number 0845

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Rescue Day 2011 opened with a Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, its Rolls Royce Merlin Engine could be heard before it flew over head, the pilot, Dunc Mason then went on to thrill the crowd with an absolutely superb display. This really set the scene for the rest of the event with fantastic Road Traffic Collision extrication displays from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, the EMAS HART team, Humberside Police and BDV Group Ltd, displays took place in the morning and afternoon of the event. The Humberside Police Dogs carried out two excellent displays with the dogs showing their courageous speed and strength and that they were more than a match for an armed robber acted out by one of the Police dog handlers. The Red Devils Parachute display team were outstanding as ever and even with a stiff breeze they displayed pinpoint accuracy dropping into the lake from around 5000 feet. They were picked up by Humber Rescue, Doncaster Sub Aqua and Watersafe UK Search and Rescue with equal precision and they received a standing ovation from the crowd as they circled the lake. Once again we had three helicopters on the ground at Rescue Day 2011, the Lincs and Nott‘s Air Ambulance, Humberside Police Helicopter and the Mighty Seaking Search and Rescue Helicopter from Royal Air Force Leconfield. All were on the ground for over two hours and were enjoyed by members of the public who were shown round the aircraft and talked to the Aircrew. The Seaking once again took off and then passed over the lake to the thrills of the crowd. The AA Rescue Team also got into the act and displayed their multi-agency approach assisting the Emergency Services rescue teams to secure and recover a car that had been ‗driven into the lake‘. North Yorkshire Police off road teams displayed their skills over difficult terrain and actually navigated one of the smaller lakes showing real motorbike handling skills. Doncaster and Thorne Sub Aqua Club provided a display showing procedures for divers in distress and their recovery. Without doubt the Newfoundland Rescue Dogs from the EMAS HART teams proved a massive hit, these dogs have big hearts and immense strength which was displayed throughout the day with Watersafe UK Search and Rescue, during the Grand Finale, these gentle giants hauled in the Humberside Fire and Rescue Swift water rescue swimmers, the Newfoundland‘s handlers and several more ‗casualties‘ in one go to the cheers of the crowds. Members of the public were provided with static displays and safety information from various other Emergency Services such as Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue, York‘s and Lincs Search and Rescue 4 X 4 Response, The Coast Guard, MFC Survival Ltd, Doncaster and Thorne Sub Aqua Club and St Johns Ambulance Service. Members of the public were treated to boat trips throughout the day on Indipup, an old lifeboat which actually saw action during the Icelandic Fishing furore, and which is now having a much more sedentary life with Burton Stather Heritage Group. The Day could not have happened without the tremendous work by the Rescue Day Committee nor without the generosity of 7 Lakes and our other Sponsors, BDV Group Ltd and Alf Kitchen Ltd. Volunteer Groups such as FODSA and the Lost and Lonely Scooter club as well as members of the Emergency Services giving up their time freely also ensured the success of the day and the committee are truly grateful for their continuing support. John Armson, said; ―Finally I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to and on behalf of the Rescue Day committee to all the aforementioned teams and organisations providing displays and assets to make the day so special and to members of the public for attending this year and for their attention to the Road and Water safety messages which remains one of the primary aims of Rescue Day. Rescue Day 2012 planning is already underway and will take place in July , the date yet to be finalised. Best Regards John Armson On Behalf of the Rescue Day Committee

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The Isle of Axholme

Where You Live

Your Local History

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TEMPLE BELWOOD Temple Belwood was occupied in pre-Iron Age days. The Druids about 660 B.C. held a ‘Beltane’ or festival in a ‘grove of oaks’ hence the name Bel-wood. The festival of sacrifice held by the Druids was meant to show that ‘fire purifies’. The festival apparently was conducted as follows: The sacrifice was garlanded with flowers by the Druids who are also singing The Druids ceased singing and everyone laid flat on the ground The Druids led the sacrifice to the ‘Circle’ and the Chief Druid led her to the ‘Stone’ Everyone sing: -

“ praise be to the oak whose strength is supreme who defyeth the winds the thunder and stream Accept of the Blood of that which is goo to atone for the evil that has come to Belwood”. The bodies of good and evil were placed on the stone and the ‘fire that purifies’ was lit Later in history the Saxons occupied the site and it was raided by the Danes. In 1144 it was given by Roger de Mowbray to the Knight’s Templar’s, a religious military order. In 1327 the Knight’s Templar’s formed a monastic institution, built a monastery and destroyed all the Druid’s buildings as well as the oaks. In 1536 with the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry V111, Temple Belwood passed to the Vavasour family. It remained in the family for four generations. Thomas Vavasour, who at the time of Vermuyden’s drainage, acted as legal advisor for the Isle Commoners, had to sell Temple Belwood because of the debts incurred in defending the Commoner’s rights. John Ryther and later the Popplewell family owned Temple Belwood. Robert Ryther was at the head of a mob to burn down Nathaniel Reading’s house during the drainage troubles. Robert Popplewell acted as legal advisor for the Isle Commoners. The Johnson family inherited the estate after the Popplewell family died out; the mansion house was built by the son of Allan Johnson. It is about the Johnson family that this little tale relates: “On Jackdaw’s walk

there is a mark for people to behold. “Twas Maixe’s mother held the ladder whilst Johnson hid the gold”. The gold has remained hidden and a mystery has arisen. The estate of 2,113 acres was split up in 1897. Part of it was used as a Borstal, a school and even as a hotel. In the Second World War it became a derelict ruin and was used by the Home Guard as a training ground. Its final demise came when the M 180 motorway was eventually built in 1977. Today 16 isPlease mention “The Arrow” responding to advertisements the Obelisk situated close to the Motorway andwhen a walled garden survives. In a nearby patch of wood there is a moated building that may or may not have been part of the complex in ancient times.

Now & Then – Then & Now No.28 by Anthony Catherall This month and every month; see Epworth in bygone days and compare to today’s images!

A familiar sight in the High Street is the Kilham Chapel, named after Alexander Kilham the founder, of the New Connexion 0ne of the many breakaway movements from mainstream Methodism with the former manse adjoining and opposite the White Bear public house. Probably an early 1930’s picture the former Chapel having a boundary wall, gates and small shrubbery fronting it. I have often wondered why and for what reason the porch way was removed, does anybody know? Then, even the telegraph poles had a certain appeal about them and one remains today. Motorcars were scarce in Epworth in those far off days, but it wasn’t to long after that this junction was to see Traffic lights erected. Pictured below on25 February 2011, the Chapel is used as a worthwhile youth centre, while the manse is a private dwelling with abundance of security cameras, a reflection of life now everywhere in the 21st century.

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Another successful golf was held on Friday 17th at the Lincolnshire Golf Course and we were very fortunate that the

promised rainfall did not materialise until late in the day and therefore most of the 60 plus golfers played in the dry. Some good scores were put in on a Stableford Handicap system and the winning scores were :Mens 1st Adrian Read 38 2nd Rob Little

37 Chris Booth presenting winner Adrian Read with his trophy

3rd Jamie Pidd 37 Ladies 1st Rima Levers 42 2nd Heather Horstead 40 3rd Janet Taylor 40 Mens Longest Drive Shaun Hustler Ladies Longest Drive Rima Levers The greens were extremely well prepared and an enjoyable game was had by all who played. We must thank our sponsors once again for their very generous support,also the green keepers and catering team who looked after us very well as always! The game was of course to raise money for the Lions Charity funds and I am delighted to announce that the final figure looks like being in excess of ÂŁ1400 a very good sum once again even in this year of austerity. So a big thankyou from the Lions to all who played and sponsored us , Anyone requiring more information about the Lions and our work please call our Secretary Graham Guest on 01427 753319

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NEWS FOR THE WORLD The headlines recently have been full of what has happened to the newspaper the News of the World. II think it was either Mark Twain or Charles Dickens who said he read the bible to see what God what doing, and the newspaper to see what the world was doing. Well that particular newspaper will be read no more. Different people go to different parts of the newspaper first-some the back page for the sports, some the letter column wherever that may be, some the births marriages and deaths, and some the puzzle -page to do their mental aerobics. Some also go to the classified section for car sales or house sales. It has been suggested that certain readers have only gone to the News of the World for gossip. Though the Bible and the newspaper may seem different they are both about people. They actually share many things. They are for example both about births marriages and re-marriages and death. They both include gossip and intrigue, and at times they can both include puzzles and mysteries. Perhaps the two are not so different. The paper was News OF the World, the bible continues to be News FOR the World.

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EUROFEST 2011 organised by Mrs Sue Scott and the MFL Department at South Axholme School Students in Year 8 have been busily preparing for the Eurofest Final for weeks. Eurofest is a joint Modern Foreign Languages and Enterprise project, where students design a product and produce advertising and promotional material to pitch at the simulated trade fair in French. A panel including members of staff, students from John Leggott College and business people from the local community judged the groups on their language skills as well as the design of their product and the quality of their stand. 10 groups competed to win in 4 different catergories: Best use of French, Best trade stand, Best effort and an overall winning group who won the Eurofest cup, medal and gift vouchers. The winning team was called Minuit Gaterie Jellybaby Minuit Gaterie Jellybaby Ruth Gatecliff Rebecca Gofton Josh Myhill Their main product was a giant jellybaby, which they raffled off at the end. They were certainly very enterprising, giving away goody bags to all the judges full of products they had made. Mrs Scott said ―Their effort was outstanding and totally surpassed my expectations, as did many of the other finalists‖. Mr Paul Barratt, chairman of the Goveners at SAX commended Rebecca on her excellent use of French. Many pupils said they had learned a lot from the experience and that their French had greatly improved.

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WESTGATE FISHERIES Tel: 0845 224 8396 Mob: 07793 610 146

Serving the best fish & chips at the best prices in The Isle of Axholme

Lunch time Special Fish Chips and Peas only £3.25 Opening times: Monday—Saturday 11.30-13.30 Mon/Tues/Wed 16.30-19.00 Thurs 16.30-20.00 Friday 16.00-20.00 Sat 16.00-19.00

Westgate Road Belton

01427 872952 Parking & Cafe

Silver Star

Wedding Cars

Arrive in style on your special day in our vintage style Beauford Sedanca De Ville.

Tel: 01405 818674 or 07721 347602 Email:


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Cornering Dear readers, Superb cornering is a skill to master. Here‘s how to do it. Many aspects of Advanced Driving are exhilarating, but smooth, progressive, and safe cornering is arguably the most enjoyable. Advanced Drivers handle corners in a prepared and precise way, with superb observation, great planning, a good line through the bend and a progressive exit. These are crucial elements that raise driving standards above those of the everyday motorist. Even the innocuous corner requires real concentration. What is the limit point of vision? The limit point is the furthest point ahead at which you have a clear view of the road surface. On a clear, level road this is the point at which the right and left-hand sides of the road appear to meet. Advanced Drivers always drive at a speed that allows them to stop (on their own side of the road) within the distance they can see is clear- that is the distance between them and the limit point This determines how fast you can drive. The further away the limit point is the faster you can go, as you have more room to stop in - and vice versa. This applies to junctions as well as bends. Match your velocity to the speed the ―limit point‖ moves away from you, providing you can stop in the distance that you can see is clear. If you watch the limit point as you approach a bend or a junction, you‘ll notice that it may move. If it moves towards you, slow down, as the bend or turn is tightening. If it moves away from you, it means the road is opening up. This ‗Limit point technique‘ involves matching your speed, to the speed the limit point moves, accelerating or slowing your vehicle accordingly. Using this method ensures the right choice of speed and the correct gear selection. This will enable you to maintain your vehicle‘s balance throughout any turn or curve. The vehicle will be on the correct side of the road in a balanced and controllable state, and you will be able to stop in the distance you can see to be clear. If you are interested in the courses that we offer, you‘ll be able to find this information on the Institute of Advanced Motorists website at or Tel: 01302 886 276 Safe Driving Paul Tuke. Senior Training Observer.

Security Alarms Extra Sockets Full Re-Wires New Builds Showers Fuse Board Upgrades RCD Upgrades To advertise Electrical Inspections

Need an Electrician? For a reliable local Electrician call Roger and his team

01427 872414 or 07939 201122 No call out fee. Free quotations and estimates Emergency call outs

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Axholme Camera Club Score A Win In The LPA Photographic Battles. On the 4th July Axholme Camera Club took part in the third leg of the LPA Photographic Battles against Ashby Photographic Society. The subject was Open and the competition hosts for this the final leg were Ashby Society. Members from both clubs attended the evening and judging started at about 8.15pm. The Judge was Roy Featherstone a very experienced and accomplished Photographer from Scunthorpe. Roy expressed his thoughts after the competition saying that the quality of the prints were very high and the top scoring pictures on both sides were dis-serving of the award.

Long Tail Tit - Angie Skidmore - scored 20/20

Canada Goose - Jean Goodburne - scored 18/20

There were 15 prints from each club with a total of 20 marks each making a total of 300 point. Axholme Scored 270 points giving an average 90% for each print, and Ashby scored 256 points to give an 85.3% average. The high scoring prints from Axholme were The following scored full marks 20 out of 20. Long Tail Tit - by - Angie Skidmore I am Watching You - by - Angie Skidmore Water Hole Reflections - by - Geoff Trinder The following scored 19 out of 20. Green Winged Orchid - by - Geoff Trinder Stellar Eagle - by - Geoff Trinder Whooper Swans Displaying - by - Geoff Trinder Congratulations to the authors The final of the 2011 LPA Photographic Battles will be sometime in September or October when all the scores are analysed from all the clubs entered. Report by George Fiddler - Vice Chairman and Publicity Office Stellars Eagle - Geoff Trinder - scored 19/20

Cleveland Bay in the Mist - Guy Myers - scored 17/20


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Epworth Primary School News letter Cooking in School We have now raised the £3500 needed for our new cooking area. This will be used each day by the Breakfast Club and by the children in Food Technology lessons. I am sure the children will enjoy cooking in the area from next term. I hope lots of parents and children will join us to raise lots of money for our new cooking area. Canopies in School This term we have had two canopies built. These replace the canopies damaged in the exceptional weather we had last winter. One canopy in the Foundation Stage Outdoor area will provide useful storage for outside play and improve our provision in this area. The Gazebo outside classes 4 and 5 will have lots of uses. It is for the children to have some shade on sunny days, a place for teachers to take children to read stories to and for parents to shelter in bad weather while waiting for the children. Both canopies are already well used and improve further the school grounds.

Summer Fair Last month we held another very successful Summer Fair raising almost £1900 towards our new cooking area. The Fair was held after school on the school field. We had lots of stalls including Strawberries and Cream, Welly wanging , Games organised by the older children, Cakes, Face Painting, Bouncy slide, burger bar and many more. The children also entertained parents by performing a Wake Up Shake Up exercise routine. I am very grateful for the parents and friends in F.O.E.‘s for organising our biggest event of the year and to parents and staff for manning all the stalls. With best wishes for a happy holiday. John Hodgkins Headteacher

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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- 20.00




Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

20.00 -21.00

01427 752548


NHS Stop Smoking

Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall

17.00 -18.30



Epworth Youth Club

Epworth Youth Centre




Keep Fit

Belton Park Pavilion



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


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


0775 9782182


Street Dance

Belton Park Pavilion



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



Ashby Concert Band

Ashby Wesley Hall (opp. Aldi (Rehearsals) 19:30 -22:00


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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


Belton Bingo Club

Belton Park Pavilion

06:30pm start


Junior Gym

Epworth Leisure Centre


01427 873845


Active Ageing

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

13.00 - 14.00

01724 297255



Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall


01427 873622


Wesley Memorial, Epworth


Bookings of the Imperial Hall, Epworth Mary Addlesee

3rd Friday

01427 873622

GREGORYS TV SALES & REPAIRS Are you ready for the Digital switch over?

Sales and Repairs to TV’s, Washers, Computers, etc. Official Sky Authorised Dealers. *Extra aerial points *Telephone points 20 years experience and all work guaranteed.

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Digital Aerials from…………..£75 Fitted TV‘s/Washing machines etc. Supplied at competitive prices

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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

Boarding Kennels/Grooming Croft House Kennels and Cattery

Care in the Community

0800 009966


0800 1111

Neighbourhood Watch

01482 444466


0808 80050000


08705 555999

NHS Direct

0845 4647

01427 890235

Home and Garden Fountain Court florist

Age Concern

01427 752455

01427 874831

Health / Fitness Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness

01724 712700

Quality Lifestyles Personal Training Consultancy Paul Seaman ACSM HFI 01427 753591 / 07714 318958

Taxi Service / Wedding Cars/ Driving Schools Alan‘s Private Hire, Belton

01427 875765 07721 584289



Simon White Building Contractors

01427 873446 07831 690591

Crime stoppers`

0800 555 111

Carers Support Centre

01652 650585

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

Isle of Axholme Lions

01427 752139

MJN Autos (car servicing/repairs)

Isle of Axholme Osteoporosis Support Link

01427 875752

Brooks Homecare Improve 01427 875314 /07973142963

Health Visitor Team for under 5’s

01427 871191

SSAFA Forces Help www.ssafa,

01427 872611

Epworth Country Primary School

01427 872345

Belton All Saints Primary School

01427 872391

Westwoodside Primary School

01427 752355

Westwoodside Mobile Library

01724 865675

Haxey Library - Memorial Hall

01724 753239

Willows Dental Practise—Belton

01427 872106



01427 874413

Complete Fire & Security Systems Ltd 01302 623427 / 07917 766922 D Brown Joinery Axholme Pest Control

0779 5321054 / 01302 350363 01427 873608 / 07766747245

S A Walker Electrical Serv. 08458 396775 / 07751 887623

Education and General

Epworth Leisure Centre


01427 873845

Axholme Kitchens and Bathrooms

01427 874312

Business/Finance Sterry & Co Chartered Certified Accnts

01427 752958

Hurstons Accountants & Business Advisors 01427 873737 MJ Button Accountants

01724 711881

Entertainment/Children’s Care Ave Ago Bouncy Castle Hire 01427 848681/ 07930942901

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

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Ashby Concert Band - Rehearsals Fridays—Mr B Page

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

BeltonTo Road, Sandtoft, DN85SX. (Near643010 the trolley bus museum) advertise please Doncaster, call 01302 532676 or 07912 39 All major credit and debit cards accepted


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