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January 2014

Police News Page 6 The Epworth Cookbook Revisited Page 14 Where You Live, Your local History Pages 15

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The fantastic

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our readers

Issue 59


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Editors Letter… Well its all over for another year! The turkey has been eaten, the booze drunk, presents given and the bank balance annihilated. I know it seems hard to believe as we start another year! But now is the time to start planning your NEW YEAR’S ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNE! If you have any offers to entice shoppers, now is the time to think about advertising in your local Arrows! Rates are reasonably priced just starting at £20 per month. So if you haven’t already given the Arrow a try, now is the time! Give me a call on 0791 2643010 or email me on carolyn@arrowpublications for further details. On a different note a good news story… Congratulations to local lady Julie Orrell from Crowle who has been awarded East Midlands Regional Winner for the Independent Wedding Planner category of the Wedding Industry Awards 2014. If anyone has some good news stories please email me and be included in the Arrow.

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News, News, News, New, News, News, News... News from Haxey Amateur Dramatic Society. The play has been chosen and cast and rehearsals have already begun for Haxey’s Spring production. “Key For Two”, by two of theatre’s funniest writers, John Chapman and Dave Freeman, is an hilarious comedy surrounding the life of Harriet, who maintains her elegant lifestyle with the financial aid of two gentlemen friends. As you would expect, this arrangement requires careful planning. But the best laid plans invariably go wrong and the audience will thoroughly enjoy the consequences. Well known faces will take to the stage in the shape of Joan Young, Jeremy Cooper, John Spittlehouse, Carol Hoar, Nigel Smith, Diane Corbett and Ilene Pearson. Making his debut as producer is Lenny Lowe. Performances will take place on March 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th and 29th in Haxey Memorial Hall so make a date for an evening of pure laughter.

A big well done to Caitlin Bradwell (age 9) and Natalia Bradwell (age 6) for raising £116 for

The Epworth Ladies Society 10th Year- The Epworth Ladies Society founded in 2004 by Rosemary Taylor for women to socialize and meet old and new acquaintances. The ladies meet once a month and a variety of activities are planned throughout the year. These include speakers on various subjects, shopping events, theatre trips and days out. The Society is a very friendly informal group and a warm welcome is given to new members. Ladies are invited from the whole of the Isle of Axholme not just Epworth. Subscription is £12 per year and they meet on the 1st Thursday of the month at The Old School Inn, Epworth at 7.30pm. 2014 is the 10th Anniversary of the society and a celebration trip is in planning to mark this event. Rosemary and the committee would like to thank all members for their support and wish you all a Happy New Year. The first meeting of 2014 will take place on 9th January 2014 to allow for the New Year to settle in. For more information please contact Rosemary on 01427 873368.

Children In Need. They baked Pudsey Bear buns to sell outside their house after school and also sold them to local business Belton Motor Services.

The Isle of Axholme Gardening Club's next meeting is Tuesday 14th January 2014 The programme continues with Sweet Peas - David Matthewman of Pontefract. The Competition is Hyacinths grown in a pot. All events start at 7.30pm at the Imperial Hall, Epworth opens from 6.45pm. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please speak to a current Committee member or call 01427 874126.


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Neighbourhood Policing Priorities as agreed by the Neighbourhood Action Team (meeting 22 October 2013):- Full details can be viewed on Ongoing Issues Belshaw Lane, Belton - Nuisance bikes. The Neighbourhood Team continue to carry out patrols in the area and there is also ongoing partnership work to deal with these incidents. UPDATE: Warning and advice issued to owner of one bike located at scene in response to a call to the Police. Should this owner continue we will look to seize their vehicle. Thurlow, Epworth - Anti-social behaviour and youths causing annoyance. The Neighbourhood Team continue to carry out patrols here and deal with persons positively. UPDATE: Recently there has been an improvement in the calls for service here. Ashtree Close, Belton - Anti-social behaviour and youths causing annoyance. The Neighbourhood Team continue to carry out patrols here and deal with persons positively. UPDATE: Recently there has been an improvement in the calls for service here. We have also recently seized an off road bike found at this location which was abandoned in the street. Neighbourhood Watch - Anyone wanting to set up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme please contact us to assist you with this. UPDATE: Low Burnham/High Burnham have recently launched a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme and have had a very successful turn out at their first meeting recently. Information Winter Driving – The weather is turning colder and now it is winter it is a good time to complete a check of your car. Consider the following: Check of battery – most have a life span of 5 years; top up anti-freeze and windscreen washer; make sure all bulbs are working and lenses are clear; check for chips in windscreens, a chip can be repaired but if left can crack a whole windscreen which can be costly to replace. Check wipers are fit for purpose; make sure tyres are of the correct tread depth and pressure is correct. NEVER EVER LEAVE YOUR CAR RUNNING WHILST DEFROSTING IT. If it is stolen it may invalidate your insurance. Give yourself time to prepare your vehicle for driving, making sure the entire windscreen/roof of your vehicle is clear of frost and snow where appropriate, and plan your journey. Use roads that are likely to have been gritted and put safety before punctuality. Put together a winter safety kit of a charged mobile phone, a blanket, small shovel, torch, blanket, snacks and high visibility clothing in case you get stuck anywhere. Consider investing in breakdown cover. As always our non-emergency number is 101, and in an emergency please dial 999.


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News, News, News, News, News, News, News... After the great success of the Spring and Autumn dance programmes this year, the Isle Dance for Health dances will be continuing. The 2013 programmes were supported financially by the Community Public Health Improvement Programme of North Lincolnshire NHS and by North Lincolnshire Council, and that support has allowed us to run the dances in the villages of Westwoodside, Epworth and Crowle. In the 2013 programme we were given many great comments, including ‘This has been one the most enjoyable experiences – friendship, conviviality, fun!’ The dances will again focus on engaging with those over 40. The Lys St Georges Folk Dance Band will again be providing live music and there will be expert tuition and guidance. The dates for the 2014 programme are: Westwoodside Village Hall, Thursday 23 January, Thursday 30 January and Thursday 6 February Epworth, Imperial Hall Tuesday 11 February, Tuesday 25 February and Tuesday 4 March The dances will again start at 2.30pm and run until 4.30pm. Admission will be £2. No experience is necessary. We welcome individuals and couples.

We have held very successful Music Days over the last five years, and these have been well covered in the Arrow. Epworth Music Day 2014 falls on Saturday 21 June and we are planning for this Music Day to be something rather grand. We already have over 15 groups and bands who want to come and perform. The event is planned to run from 10am to 10pm. Events are expected to take place throughout the town – indoors and outside. These will be both programmed and impromptu. There will be an evening concert in St Andrew’s Church. We have already secured some financial support from Epworth Town Council. The four directors of the Music Day are now looking for some volunteers to help with the organisation beforehand and running of the day. This might be writing some publicity material or looking after some of the groups on the day. You don't have to be a musician or performer to give us some assistance. If you think you could help us – in whatever small way – we would be delighted to hear from you. Please call Peter Barnard on 01427 873937.

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We look forward to welcoming back those who have danced with us in 2013 as well as new dancers. It is a great way to keep active and have an enjoyable afternoon in good company. Why not join us? For more details contact Peter Barnard on 01427 873937

Calling for volunteers to help at Epworth Music Day – 21 June, 2014-The annual Epworth Music Day (held on 21 June) is very much a local, community event. Musicians, dancers and other performers of any genre and at any level of experience and ability are encouraged to perform and people are invited and welcomed to watch, listen and participate at a number of venues throughout the town. and without charge to any member of the audience. As a result, it encourages participation from those who might otherwise be nervous about performing in public, particularly as well as those who live in our village and locality.


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Axholme Camera Club News Most people who take photographs will usually be of friends, family or photos of holidays such as buildings or landscape scenes. In other words they will try to make a picture to remind them of that particular time and place. The members of the camera club are given challenges with different subjects each month, the results being judged as a competition entry. The hope being that these challenges and competitions will help to improve the photographic skills of the members. The camera clubs meetings on the 4 th and 10th December go a long way to help improve the skills in Landscape Photography. Although it would have been an advantage if the meetings had been reversed. On the 4th December we had a print competitions, the subject was Landscape/Seascape. The judge for the evening was Mr Martin Joy from Barton. Martin as won many awards and has been a judge for a number of years. This is the first time that Martin has been to Axholme Camera Club and expressed his appreciation at being asked to judge our competition. He opened by stating the quality of images was high and congratulated the members on some great work. He choose three coloured images and two monochrome to receive top marks. On the 10th December we had a guest speaker from Northallerton, David Coates PSA, UPP, FIAP with over 1800 exhibition acceptances in international salons we were looking forward to a very interesting evening. We were not disappointed, David using the old system of 35mm slides, entertained the members with some outstanding stunning images and excellent explanations of how he had managed to take the photograph. We started with photos of the Lake District then moving to Scotland, then Skye. After a tea break the journey around the UK continued, with images of the North counties, mainly in the area of Teeside, then finishing in the peak district. I am sure from the members response we have not seen the last of Mr David Coates and providing he has the time we would expect to see his name on our future program. A Christmas Message from Members of Axholme Camera Club who send season’s greetings to all the readers and hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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THE EPWORTH COOKBOOK REVISITED Devised & written by Anthony Catherall

This month and every month we feature a unique recipe from The Epworth Cookbook 1982.


2 1 6 6

oz butter 2 Eggs teaspoon baking powder A little milk oz flour 6 oz sugar oz of any fresh fruit (example- raspberries-strawberries etc)

METHOD. Rub the butter into the flour, add sugar, fruit and baking powder. Beat up the eggs and mix lightly with the flour etc. Add sufficient milk to give a soft consistency. Place in a shallow tin and bake in a moderate oven for about one & half hours. Created by Mrs Elfreda Matthews, 'Cherry Green', Blow Row, Epworth.

Cooked in 2013, by Virginia Kinninmont, Virginia says, "it has become a family favourite since trying this recipe".


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Now & Then - Then & Now No 57 by Anthony Catherall This month and every month see Epworth & here Owston Ferry in bygone days, compare to today's image!

OWSTON FERRY - THE PORT ON THE TRENT Circa 1912, above a photograph of the general store on the Epworth Road. Some years later in the early 1940's John Torn, lived in the middle house with parents Frank & Vera. Next door were Ron & Joyce Smithson. The shop from at least 1920 was run by Mrs Moore, whilst husband Ben had a bakery near the Market Square. Ben used to run around the local villages Misterton, West Stockwith, Gunthorpe and Owston delivering his bread in his Pony & Trap. The Askew's, followed on the business prior to Mrs Scott & Miss Ship taking over. Once John remembers, that in the shop window was an almost a life-sized figure similar to the one used on Robertson's Jam. One night John's granddad William Torn, had one to many at the local hostelry, and when he passed by, saw the lit-up figure flashing he thought someone was inside with a torch committing a burglary and called the local constabulary P.C. Daunbney. On Sundays then, shops were not allowed to open, so any sales had to be via the back door. In the house on the corner once lived Geoff Brocklebank. Owston was a safe place to live in those days said John and we loved watching the Aegir on the River Trent. Nicknames were very popular in the village then, he remembers (Jarger) Duffield - (Tatt) Pettett - (Buck) Whitely - (Wag) Scholey. Living near the church was (Jigger) Jackson a funny gentleman who never swore. He attained his nickname of course by pre-fixing words like 'Jigger me' or 'Jigger it'. Of interest, is the sign one of which indicates the way to Haxey railway station (closed to passengers in July 1933) along Station Road. Below the scene today summer 2013, the wall gone, trees in leaf, modern road markings and signs. The village shop, has disappeared the window and door being bricked up, still though an Isle country village, but sadly no longer, the 'Port on the Trent'.

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COURTESY In all of our schools anti-bullying campaigns have a high profile, and today I sometimes hear young people say to another when there has been a problem, that they are not being respected. In the 1950’s playground my experience was that our language was more direct! A cafe in France has recently organised its price tariff according to how polite the customers are. The highest charge is for those who simply ask for a drink, a lower charge for those who add a please, and the very lowest for those who both add a please and a greeting to the assistant. This is a practical way of encouraging courtesy. In other words not to respect the other in this cafe costs! In the past year I have appreciated the welcome, the courtesy and the consideration so many people have extended to me. I hope I have done the same. The year has been the more delightful and successful because of that. My resolution is to be (at the very least polite), and trust that others will do the same. If so 2014 will be a better year. Rev David Leese


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By the time you are reading this article we will be past Christmas and into the New Year. One of my regular tasks in the garden over the Christmas period is to spend a couple of days pruning my established freestanding apple trees. The time to prune freestanding apple trees is when their growth is dormant – i.e. between November and February. Trees growing in a restricted form – e.g. cordons and fans – are better pruned in late summer. An important trick to master when you are growing apples – and wanting to prune them successfully – is to be able to distinguish between growth buds and fruit buds. As they suggest, growth buds will generate new, woody growth, and fruit buds will produce blossom and, with the help of these and other insects and without the intervention of untimely frost, will produce fruit. At this time of year when the leaves have fallen from the trees, it is a good time to inspect the branches on the tree and you can tell which buds are which. Remember that if you prune wood containing fruit buds the tree will not produce any fruit from those branches or spurs. A fruit bud is typically fatter and more rounded than a growth bud which will lie flatter on the branch. All trees will produce both types of bud, but younger trees are more likely to have more growth buds than fruiting ones. Trees produce new growth from the end of branches and also from spur systems – those collections of short, stubby growth. So, I would suggest that you stand in front of your freestanding apple tree and look for the new growth it has made in the previous year. If you look closely at the end of a branch or spur you will see a mark across the wood indicating where new growth started in the previous summer. This mark is called a terminal bud. The colour and texture of the wood at the end of the branch or spur will also be lighter than older wood. If you leave the new growth unpruned it will grow on from a new terminal bud. Fruiting buds will only emerge on wood that is 2 years old. So, if you take off all the new wood made the previous year (i.e. at the terminal bud) that wood will not develop any fruiting buds next year. The challenge is to strike a balance between allowing new, developmental growth and reproduction of fruiting buds. You also need to keep in mind how much fruit of the tree can bear. As I said last month, if you take off too much wood the tree may react by putting on a lot of growth next year. To avoid that, try taking out no more than a quarter of the new growth. In the next article I will take a final look at pruning, looking at pruning both those stubby, spur systems that can produce many apples, as well as creating a framework for developing new growth and fruit.

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Ofsted inspection 29/30 October 2013 Outstanding maths at The Axholme Academy!

Ofsted inspectors judged achievement in maths to be outstanding during the recent Ofsted inspection at The Axholme Academy. The GCSE results of 2013 placed maths results at the academy in the top 1% of schools nationally. The overall effectiveness of the academy was judged to be good as were all other categories including achievement, behaviour and safety, quality of teaching and leadership and management. Inspectors made the following comments – The curriculum offers broad and exciting opportunities to students Students behaviour is very good. They are very proud of the academy and have excellent relationships with each other and with staff Parents are very positive about the school and the majority of parents would recommend the school to other parents Care and support for students is good. The academy knows which students are at risk of not doing well and there are strong systems in place to make better progress Attendance is high Teachers have good subject knowledge giving students a range of engaging activities helping them make good progress Older students respond very well to leadership opportunities. Peer mentors from KS4 help younger students with friendship issues and Y7 & 8 students value this help There is a strong extra-curricular programme of sport and a wide range of visits that enhance students cultural and moral education. Principal, Joe Sellars, said ‘This is the best report that this school has ever received and I want to thank parents, staff and students for playing such an important part in securing an enormously positive outcome. It is important to understand that it is much harder to gain good judgements under the new inspection framework. Ofsted tell us that ‘the bar has been raised’ and it certainly has. During a very intense two days it became apparent that we were very close to outstanding judgements. We were told that the academy has made ‘great strides forward since the last inspection’. We will now work relentlessly towards securing outstanding outcomes next time we are inspected’. The report is available on the academy website now and on the Ofsted website.


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The Epworth and District Flower Club had an enjoyable Christmas Party night in their usual venue at Haxey. Almost all of the membership welcomed Sarah Atwell, a local Demonstrator, who inspired all with her demonstration of a Christmas table decoration using a cracker. Each member then proceeded to create their own arrangement. The crackers, produced by Oasis, had a small centre of oasis into which members put small greenery of various types and three beautiful roses and a variety of baubles, gold sprayed holly leaves, twigs and wire. Individuality was assured by choice of rose or cream...and Christmas ornaments. Some chose green, some red, some gold baubles and there were silver sprayed decorations and a variety of ribbons too. A happy and confident creative atmosphere pervaded the evening and Sarah was on hand to give support and advice as necessary. She had provided everything necessary and thought of all eventualities making it a very well organised and thoroughly enjoyable event for all. Members were thanked for their support of the Open Evening held in November when circumstances had conspired to cause some difficulties. It was put to the members that they might consider using the Haxey Methodist Church for future Open Meetings. Discussion about this will take place at the AGM to be held on February 10th 2014. Notices about flower demonstrations being held in the region and nationally and general news was given by Debbie Beecher and the party atmosphere continued with a wonderful and mouth-watering spread of food provided by members. The next meeting is a social event at Hattie's on January, 14th 2014 at 7.30pm.


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Lex’s Legacy Pride of the Isle Awards night 25th January 2014

The aim of this event is to mark the first anniversary of losing Lex Strong, along with launching the Pride of the Isle awards, which will happen on an annual basis. The awards have been created to recognise the outstanding contribution people of Lincolnshire & South Yorkshire make to the community. There are Three awards, Male, Female and Child with two runners up to each category. However, an additional award has been included – Most inspirational Award, And this has been awarded to Anna Verrico. I am sure you will find this is to be most fitting and totally deserved for Anna, as we feel it reflects the tremendous amount of courage and dignity Anna displayed throughout her illness – with nothing but thought for her Husband and her two beautiful children. Paul Verrico will be at The Pride of the Isle to collect this deserving Award. This is to be a full Presentation evening so get your Glad rags ready, with THE TORN as our Entertainment. and a Hot & Cold buffet style meal. It will be a beautiful and magical night with the Star Wars characters, small presentation of our favourite little man Lex, gorgeous food from Sandra Bishop followed with the presentation of the awards.

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Trentside Federation School News – St Martin’s and West Butterwick Church of England Primary Schools As I write this, we are moving rapidly towards the end of term and the final weeks of 2013. At St Martin’s we have been busily learning lines and songs for our Christmas performances. This year, we have heard all about why Penny the Puzzled Penguin’s wings are long and floppy and also that we should all take time to remember the true meaning of Christmas through our production of Key Stage 2’s ‘Lost Toys’. Community Spirit was very much in the December air in Owston Ferry as a number of our Key Stage 2 pupils ventured out to Lindum Court Residential Home to entertain residents with festive songs and traditional carols. We were also involved, once again this year, in running a competition to select someone to switch on the village’s Christmas Lights. This honour was bestowed upon Brooke McKenna whose beautiful picture of ‘lights around the village’ was selected as the overall winner. Winners of St Martin’s Lantern Competition were Alfie Temperton, Sarah Sellers and Abbie Garner. Thank you to Councillor Jan Williams who came in to school to help judge winners of these two competitions. A Christmas Fair and Lantern Parade took place on Friday 6th December. Thank you to all who supported our Christmas Fair, concerts and lantern parade. The children ran their own stalls at the Christmas Fair and the chocolate tombola was a particular favourite! In amongst all of these ‘festive’ activities we continue to work hard on the curriculum. For the children in the Early Years Foundation Stage at both St Martin's and West Butterwick C of E Schools, outdoor learning has had a strong focus this term. The children have been enjoying a selection of new resources. The building and construction set offers the potential for investigation on a larger and more extensive scale. These resources stimulate creative thinking and encourage high levels of interaction and co-operation, with children using plastic crates, wooden planks and ropes to build all sorts of creations including pirate ships and the X Factor stage! The water play set encourages the exploration of water on a grand scale, with children transporting water in large pipes, guttering and water troughs. It inspires children to be physically active and expressive as they play. The children thoroughly enjoy their outdoor learning, come rain French Breakfast or shine – they are always ready to learn through play no matter what the weather! In response to the National Sports Premium initiative, there have been additional sporting activities involvement in our schools recently :Cross Country in Scunthorpe’s Central Park, Athletics and an ‘Events Day’ for our PE ‘Rising Stars’. We are really enjoying increased participation in sports and look forward to what 2014 may bring in this respect also. In addition to all of this, a ‘French Breakfast’ was run by our French Teacher Mrs Cressey recently and this was thoroughly enjoyed. Children had the chance to enjoy croissants, hot chocolate, bread, ham , cheese and pain au chocolat. It was very popular! For more information about what has been happening across the Trentside Federation then please visit Mrs Josephine Buckle, Headteacher, Trentside Federation of St Martin’s and West Butterwick Church of England Primary Schools.


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Key Stage 2 pupils who performed The Lost Toys, at St Martin's. The cast of St Martin's Key Stage One production of The Puzzled Penguin. Ellie Wilkinson starred as Penny the Puzzled Penguin.

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Epworth Memorial Hall


01724 297255


Thurlow Playgroup and Preschool

Epworth Thurlow

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01427 875016


Epworth Mens Society (monthly)

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall



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

Epworth Imperial Hall


01427 873899


NHS Stop Smoking

Wesley Memorial Hall, Epworth

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Epworth Youth Club

Epworth Youth Centre




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Belton Park Pavilion



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Methodist Church Hall


01724 339930


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Belton Park Pavilion


01724 858918


Axholme Elite Taewondo

Epworth Lesuire Centre


01427 873845


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

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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 728781


Belton Rainbows

Belton All Saints Primary School


01427 754009


Belton Guides

Belton All Saints Primary School

19:30 - 21:00

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Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

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Epworth Youth Club

Epworth Youth Centre



Keep Fit Active Ageing

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

10.00 - 11.00

01724 297255


Army Cadets

Belton Park Pavilion

18.45 - 21.00

01724 858918


Epworth Folk club (every 2 weeks)

Mowbray Arms, Epworth

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01427 873594


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Belton Park Pavilion




Epworths Ladies Society

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Children’s Dancing

Epworth Imperial Hall - Main Hall

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Epworth Imperial Hall - Small Hall


01427 873622



Epworth Imperial Hall


01427 873622


Axholme Arts Club

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01427 873947


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Epworth Leisure Centre


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Belton Park Pavillion



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Belton Park Pavilion



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Belton Park Pavilion



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Collinson Cooper Prayer Room, Belton



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Nordic Walking


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Epworth Performing Arts Academy

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Belton Park Pavilion



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0800 555 111

Carers Support Centre

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01427 752139

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01427 752355

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01724 865675


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