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Issue 45

November 2012

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Editors Letter... Sunday October 28th, we all turn the clocks back, which of course means darker evening and darker mornings! That’s when we know Winter is finally here! Apparently on writing this editorial my local radio station has just announced its 10 weeks until Christmas, surely not!!

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News, News, News, News, News, News ... St Andrew's Parish Church, Epworth will be holding "The Christmas Market" on Friday 7th December from 12 noon onwards in the Imperial Hall, Chapel Street, Epworth. It is in conjunction with the switching-on of the town Christmas Lights at 6 30 pm. There will a raffle; tombola; preserves; sweets; cakes; books; bran-tub; Christmas items for sale; games; mulled wine and other refreshments. "Social

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REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE & ARMISTICE COMMEMORATION 2012 The Royal British Legion, supported by other organisations, will assemble at the Memorial Stone/Garden at the Group Dwellings on Albion Hill, Epworth and the timetable is as follows: 10:30 am The Royal British Legion and supporting organisations assemble at the Memorial Stone and Garden, Group Dwellings, Albion Hill, Epworth 10:40 am The parade will proceed to the Methodist Church, High Street, via Albion Hill and Market Place, arriving at 10.50. As both commemorations fall on Sunday, 11 November, there will be no separate Armistice Day commemoration in the Market Place.

An opportunity to meet characters from the past presents itself later this month when Epworth’s Old Rectory hosts a series of candlelit dramas.


They will be taking place on Friday, October 26, and the following Saturday with two of the events taking place each night. Those attending will be greeted by people wearing period dress, representing characters from the era when the Wesleys occupied the Old Rectory, which was the childhood home of John and Charles Wesley. They founded a movement that went on to become what is now the world-wide Methodist Church. There will be two candlelit presentations each night, at 6pm and again at 7.30pm. Seasonal music will be playing and refreshments – fruit punch, tea, coffee and mince pies – will be available. Anyone intending to attend is advised that they have to pre-book, by telephoning (01427) 872268. There is a charge of £5 per person to attend. The candlelit dramas are part of an ongoing campaign to restore the Grade 1listed building an accredited museum – to how it would have looked when it was occupied by the Wesley family in the early1700’s.

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Members of the Epworth Heritage Forum are planning to hold an arts festival during the Spring Bank Holiday of 25th, 26th and 27th May 2013. Events are expected to take place in the reordered St Andrew's Church, Wesley Memorial Church, Old Rectory and the Kings Head Croft. Evening musical concerts are being scheduled for St Andrew's Church and the Wesley Memorial Church. St Andrew's is giving consideration to holding an exhibition of local artists work to be launched during the arts festival and spanning a couple of weeks. Local artists are requested to express an interest by contacting Melvyn Rose. Other organisation who may be interesting in taking part should also contact Melvyn Rose. 01427 872080

The Isle of Axholme garden club continues their programme on Tuesday 13h November with ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’, Doug Stewart. Competition –Seasonal Floral Arrangement. All events start at 7.30pm and 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 Competitions - Use your own vases. £10 annual prize money for most points attained in competition through year.

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News, News, News... Life on the Verge wild flowers On Thursday 1st November 2012 Mark Schofield (Life on the Verge Project Officer) is our guest speaker. Mark’s project is converting roadside verges in Lincolnshire into wild flower havens. All our indoor meetings which commence in October 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, a raffle and refreshments. Don’t forget that a good range of competitively priced bird food is always on sale at our indoor meetings or at Geoff’s house in Belton. If you need any bird food or further information about the Local Trust Group please contact Geoff or Chris Trinder on 01427 872051.

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Isle of Axholme Central Ward Priorities ** for full details go to the Humberside Police web page. Thurlow, Epworth – Criminal Damage and Vehicle Nuisance. PC Constable 1169 Sally Roberts

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This area has historically been a central location for people to meet and use the facilities but also as a general meeting place and somewhere to park and chat. Normally behaviour is good but we have had reports of criminal damage whereby property has been targeted and this causes a tremendous inconvenience to the users of the hall by the community and all ages. Information has also been received that the cars and behaviour of those there is in-considerate and intimidating the public. Patrols will be attending the car parking area and the facilities to check on those there and any criminal offences identified will be dealt with. Anyone with any information or require any advice or guidance, please contact the Central Neighbourhood team by e-mail; Or you can ring Crimestoppers and give information anonymously on 0800 555 111. Countrywatch 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. Times 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. UPDATE; - We are please to say that calls have been low, but with the impending darker nights and if the weather improves this could alter suddenly. 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 Tuesday 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. Anti-social Behaviour Belton Pavilion, Belton. Youths congregating around the pavilion and in particular when it is being used which not only is in-considerate it is causing nuisance and annoyance to those persons when entering and leaving. There is also information that there may be drugs being used at the location. With darker nights soon upon us this is an ideal location for youths to gather. I would ask parents to be vigilant of where their children are and that we will be increasing patrols and we will be contacting you if any young person is found acting in an antisocial manner or involved in any crime. I would encourage anyone with information or see anything suspicious occurring to contact the police on 101 or the Neighbourhood team, details as above. Recent Issues. BELTON MALE ARRESTED = A male from Belton has been arrested for a number of offences including burglaries in various locations on the Central and South ward. Enquiries are continuing by the investigation team at Scunthorpe. NEIGHBOUR PROBLEM = A neighbour in the Epworth area and is currently on police bail. MALE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH OFFENCES IN ANOTHER AREA to INadvertisements HUMBERSIDE = A male 12 Please mention “The Arrow” when responding was located by officers in Belton area and was arrested on behalf of police in the Goole area.

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Amateur Dramatics The Epworth Mowbray Players No. 5 by Anthony Catherall

Using the R.P.I (retail price index) three shillings (3/-) would in 2009 have been worth £3.21, today a little more. If you wanted to reserve the best seats in the house it would have cost you 3/- and further back 2/ “The Admirable Crichton” was first produced at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London on the 4 th November 1902. For the Epworth Mowbray Players this was the second comedy for them, being by arrangement with Messrs. Samuel French Ltd., London. The play examines examples of how leadership qualities depend on the context. The cast list was to be the biggest yet with twenty one characters. Most of the ‘regulars’ appeared again along with some new faces playing the smaller parts, D. Ffrangcon Davies (The Rev. John Trehearne), W. Leroy Haines (Mr Rolleston a Valet), Derek Camp (The Stable boy), Julie Spencer (a Kitchen Wench) and Ronald Till (a Page Boy). The acknowledgements list now contained eight items, as well as previously mentioned included this time were; Messrs. D.C. Fields and D.C. Harrison for painting the scenery for Act 111. Mrs Hill for the loan of her Radiogram and Mr M.H. Boardman, for arranging the sale of Wall’s Ice Cream.

Main Cast members Left to right, M.Clifford Trimingham-Leroy Haines-Morris Butler-Jack Johnson-Edwin Harrison-Ella Dempster-George H. Archer-Joyce Battye-unknown-Marjorie Trimingham-Elsie Boggis-D. Ffrangcon Davies.


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Now & Then - Then & Now No 43 by Anthony Catherall This month and every month see Epworth in bygone days and compare to today's images !

Above F.& T Rusling Cash Stores (circa 1909) at 124 High Street. The two sisters Favilla Rusling (18671949) and Miriam Theresa Rusling (1877-1961) carried on their general stores including hardware at this building at the junction of High Street and Tottermire Lane, Epworth. Their residential residence was opposite at No 79, now the home of Michael & Shirley Johnson. The shop did well being the only shop between the centre of Epworth and West End. In 1920 for example, one of their stock of toys a china faced doll, could be saved up for by parents then costing about one pound. Back in the 1920's the children often had just a penny to spend on sweets, let us just say this, I am reliably informed that both the sisters were extremely careful when they weighed out the sweets. Behind the house was the fields of strip farming. Back then there was a small footpath going up to the fields starting from where the entrance to Travis Perkins is now. If ploughed over the path had to be re-instated for walkers. That path and others similar had a local name of a 'trod'. The little girl in the photograph is probably Marion Rusling, being born to one of the sisters. Marion went on to become an exceptional pianist and teacher gaining the (LRAM) Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music. She later married and moved on to Sheffield. Below the house as it is today, the fields no longer visible, obscured by the property of the Oliver family next door to the Fire Station. This area was where the Epworth Gas works used to be and if the cylinders where still there would have been visible from this angle.

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Epworth and District Flower Club’s News Letter Chairman Carolyn Drury opened the October meeting by welcoming all who attended and congratulating two new “grandmas”. Then followed some routine business before the introduction of the evening’s demonstrator, Sasha Gallagher from Rotherham. Sasha had demonstrated to the Club approximately 5 years ago and members remembered her vivacious and entertaining manner. Her first arrangement was created using a large log basket and the flowers illustrated the evening’s title of “Autumn Haze”. She used some dyed foliage, pale apricot carnations, yellow gerbera, cream ornamental brassicas and sprigs of inedible apples. The symmetrical arrangement was greeted with general approval. Sacha’s subsequent arrangements were made using a garden trough, an urn, a silver vase and a glass bowl. She developed her theme using colours, foliage and flowers to depict further thoughts of autumn, into frosty winter mornings, warm Christmas colours and on into early spring. Her use of only large blooms of chrysanthemums in three autumn colours; cream, green and a bronze transformed the trough and hipericum, sunflowers and folded aspidistra leaves were expertly transformed into a hand tied bouquet. Warm winter thoughts were stirred with Sacha’s use of wine coloured Kangaroo’s paw (anigozanthos], red gerbera, deep red roses, claret chrysanthemums and roses. This arrangement incorporated a variety of textures and leaf shapes. Frosty mornings were imagined with the help of the silver vase, chincherinchee for which Sacha expertly used the Latin name to everyone’s amusement, a sprig of a cotton plant with cotton balls growing, white flocks and gerbera, Eryngium completed that scene. Finally, palm leaves, beautiful oriental pink lilies, large pink chrysanthemum blooms, pink roses, gerbera and deep lilac carnations transformed a glass bowl container. As usual six lucky raffle winners were able to take home the demonstrator’s work and everyone agreed that Sacha’s visit had been informative, entertaining and very enjoyable. Members were reminded that the next meeting will be the Open Meeting at the Memorial Hall in Haxey on Monday, 12th November. It will be the Christmas Demonstration by June Borrowdale. Tickets are on sale for £7 and will be available at the door, from members, or enquiries can be made on 872880. Celia Jones 01427874042


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Most of the correspondence I receive now is type written. This simply reflects the widespread use of word processing. It is all very similar, a far cry from the days when envelopes and letters came written in often very distinctive and sometimes eccentric handwriting. The days when observation of the handwriting would tell you at a glance who had written the letter. However every now and then I still go out of my way to write in pen and ink, both letter and envelope, and I was reminded of this by a recent radio 4 programme called “The missing ink.” I do this when the letter needs to be especially personal, and as a sign that I have not pulled it off some computerised template, but that this letter says what I feel and what I particularly wish to communicate. When Paul wrote to the early church in Corinth he told them that they did not need long official letters of recommendation, like our typed letters of today. He told them they were special and individual because they were letters themselves written by God’s love in their loves. Yes they were different, yes they had many different characteristics-but they were all special to God the writer. So for us, our handwriting might not be as readable as we would wish, nor so finely regulated, but it is ours, and it is us. We thank God that he makes us as his very varied people.

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Jubilee & Chronicle of Epworth 2012


The DVD entitled, ‘Jubilee & Chronicle of Epworth’ was commissioned by the Restoration Committee of the 12th Century St. Andrews Church of Epworth, North Lincolnshire. The film was produced to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth 11, 1952-2012. Being part of ‘the project, conserving and showing St. Andrews Church’, the finished film was presented to Melvyn Rose (chair of the Restoration Committee) by the Executive Producer & Interviewer, Anthony Catherall on Monday 24 September 2012. Commencing in May 2012 cameraman and Technical Producer Don Ayris and Anthony started with selected interviews of local residents, the film invites viewers to join in on a wonderful mobile excursion and tour through nearly all the streets of Epworth. Interspersed with music and interviews with fascinating local people with their story to tell, covering the sixty-year reign of our Queen Elizabeth 11 and more. One of the first interviews conducted in May 2012, was with Mr. Brian Bull, who at 12 years of age sang in the choir in Westminster Abbey at the Queens’ Coronation in 1953. Afterwards Brian was honoured to receive the ‘Coronation Medal’ that he proudly shows to the camera. He also talks about and shows us a copy of ‘The Order of Service’ that he holds so dear. Brian later also received Maundy Money from Queen Elizabeth herself and shares anecdotes about the occasion.


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Many other interviews follow at various points in the production, including one with Melvyn himself, who succinctly explains about the restoration project itself. Several other interesting people were selected to follow, Don Stewart MBE, Rev. David Leese, Barry Leggott, Eric Maxfield, Cliff Gravel, Harold Woolgar, Jim Oliver, Len & Janet Latham, Enid & John Wainwright, (followed by exclusive footage at the auction of the late John Harris’s collection of old wagons), Yvonne Oliver, Stephanie Bateman, the three former Epworth Jubilee Queens with the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Queen, 8-year old Alissiya Davison all telling us about ‘their’ Epworth and how some of them have greatly contributed to improving the town over the years. A special added feature is incorporated during duration of the whole film, where audio voices from present and past being well known local residents, recall their own reminiscences from years gone-by, the oldest a lady Miss Marjorie Trimingham a former infant school teacher still living quietly today at 98 years old. Throughout, jolly guitar music played by Don Ayris, and other sounds and effects accompanies the viewer through their journey around Epworth. The climax of the film is naturally the Jubilee celebrations held in Epworth on 4 June 2012 in and around the town, showing the young and old enjoying the day. A wonderful heritage exhibition was on view in the Ivy Andrews Hall covering all aspects of the 60 years of the Queens reign. Couple that with a mile long procession, a party in the Wesley Memorial Church Hall, the Mechanics Institute open to the public on the day, children’s fairground rides and stalls and the celebrations in the Queen Elizabeth 11 Field, (formerly the Kings Head Croft) The film then culminates with the lighting of the Beacon at 22:30 pm on the northern slopes of the town near Maws Mill, where perhaps one-hundred people gathered to celebrate the end of their day and the local Jubilee celebrations. On completion of the technical production, Anthony Catherall, asked one or two people to give their independent views about their experience of watching the completed work, resulting in a massive positive endorsement from them indicating and expressing……. “It was just wonderful to watch”….. “I was absorbed from the beginning to end”….. “I believe people will love it”…… All the persons involved with this production did so free-gratis. The only payment incurred was made to the film company only (Angstrom Video Productions), any residual monies resulting from the sale, will be going to the St Andrews Church Fund. Note: Following the completion of the restoration of St. Andrews Church, a copy of this DVD will be placed in a time capsule underneath the church in a prominent place. Copies of the film (106 min.) priced at £9.99 can be obtained from Mr. Melvyn Rose, email: Any other general enquiries should be made to the Executive Producer, Anthony Catherall email: Executive Producer Anthony Catherall ‘JUBILEE & CHRONICLE OF EPWORTH’ Presenting the finished DVD to Melvyn Rose (Chair of St. Andrews Church Restoration Committee) on Monday 24 September 2012.

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Axholme Camera Club held its first Competition for the 2012-13 season. It was a print competition and the subject was “OPEN” this was selected by the committee to give freedom of choice for the members. The competition was judged by Mr Ray Brightman FRPS, DPAGB, from Sheffield. Prior to judging Ray explained that he had been retired for nineteen (19) years having spent most of his working life has a Professional Photographer working for different companies mainly in Yorkshire. He has been a member of Sheffield Photographic Society for many years. He has also in the past held the position of President of the YPU (Young Photographers United). The judge gave his praises and said that the overall quality of the images on show were very good, and wished he could take some of the home. Once again it shows that the members get a great deal of enjoyment out of competitions with a very good showing of images, both in numbers and quality. The subjects of the images entered varied tremendously, there was scenic landscapes, bridges, plus portraits of people and animals such as a Gorilla, a giant slug, a Zebra and also exotic bird. We also had a large section of entries depicting natural history, with cheetahs, Leopard, Squirrels both grey and red. In all there were 59 entries in total with 44 coloured and 15 monochrome. The high scorers were, in the Coloured Section – George Fiddler 19 and 20. Jean Goodburne 20 and 20. David Hughes 18. Parry Jenkins 18. Mandy Steer 18. Cliff Steer 18. John Dunbar 18 and 20. Peter Webster 19. Angie Skidmore 18 and 18. and Jill Bratcher 18 and 20. In the monochrome section – George Fiddler 19. Jean Goodburne 20. Parry Jenkins 18. David Livsey 20. Lynda Rhodes 18. John Dunbar 19. and Angie Skidmore 20. Well done a everyone who took part Towards the end of our last photographic season, Axholme Camera Club committee asked the members for suggestions of items they would like to see on the program for the forth coming season. Hence, before the start of the 2012-13 season the club committee sat down and designed a program which tried to fulfil all the positive suggestions received. One of the outstanding comments was to engage more experienced speakers. On Wednesday 3rd October we had the first Open Evening and there was a fantastic turn out of members and guests. Our speaker was Mr John Gardener from Wakefield. John is a Professional Photographer, his special areas are, Portraits, Weddings, Portfolios and commercial advertising work etc. He became a professional about twelve years ago, in them days specialising in Natural History, however, it didn't take long to discover that he would need to expand his portfolio in order to keep paying his Red Squirrel by George Fiddler bills. Today John is in great demand and now does about forty Weddings plus his commercial and advertising commitments. He has his own studio but is also feels very comfortable when asked by companies to photograph products on location. The talk and digital slide show he gave was extremely entertaining, plus the images themselves where very creative and outstanding in quality and it was agreed by the committee that he has a wealth of creative talent and experience. The talk started with wide range of natural history subjects and followed on with images of weddings and commercial products, including bricks, cars, buses and not forgetting some items of ladies and men's under wear. For those interested and wishing to see more of John's work he as a web site The program for November is; Wednesday 7th Nov 2012 - Competition - Subject - Street Photography, the Judge is Marylyn Shenton ARPS. Tuesday 13th Nov 2012 - Educational Talk on Montage by Dr Jan Haskin Wednesday 21st Nov 2012 - Inter Club Competition - against Castle Hill RSL Photography Club. 28 “The Talk Arrow” whenand responding Tuesday Please 27th Novmention 2012 - Educational "The Camera Its Functions"to byadvertisements Alan Townsend

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On Sunday 7 October, Belton All Saints' Church held its second annual Pet Service. The church was packed with people and pets of all sorts. We had dogs, cats, rabbits, goldfish and we even had a visit from an orphaned calf named Ceasar. There was a great turn out from the local uniform groups; Guides, Rangers, Cubs & Beavers who presented flags during the service. The church was decorated for the event by 1st Belton Rangers and the display included a giant elephant head made by the Frith family. The theme of the service was trust; the trust we have in our pets and they in us and the trust we place in God. On this theme we were delighted to be able to welcome Lynn Buckley of Scunthorpe and her guide dog Farina. Lynn talked to us about the dogs she has worked with since losing her sight in the 1970s. The service was also attended by Sue Reed from Belton Fields Cat Rescue with her helpers from 1st Belton Guide & Ranger Groups and cats and kittens in need of good homes.

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Epworth Colts this week were good contenders, but its was a case of too little too late. With a really good start and plenty of vigour in their game Epworth took the game to the Park Tigers team. The game was end to end and both teams could have scored plenty of goals. Coming to Epworth's recue on a few occasions was the back line in the first half of Dan Hellewell, Tristan Donner and goal keeper Louis Turley. The middle field worked well and half way through the first half a pass from Oliver Kirwin to James Kilty-Stapleton saw a good shot parried by the keeper, which then saw a race for the ball between the Park Tigers defender and Jack Cook to which Jack won and poked the ball into the back of the net. Josh Willerton and Jarred Allen worked well in the centre of the park and were always challenging for the ball. But for the last 10 minutes of the first half Park Tigers stepped up their game and caught Epworth napping. First from a corner saw the ball cleared at first, but no-one went to challenge the Tiger's player who's shot went through a host of Colt's players and ended up in the Epworth net. Epworth didn't learn from their mistake's and 5 minutes later failed to Simon Bradwell handing the close a player down and again another shot went through players and beat the keeper to make it 1 - 2 at half time. After the interval Epworth started team captain his jacket lively for the first 10 minutes but then a breakaway run from the Tigers saw Epworth concede the third goal. Max Bradwell and Scott Ogden regrouped and made a solid defence that wasn't to be broken again. Epworth turned on the heat and Rhys Stanton had a couple of shots that were just wide. Tom Orton not to be outdone started getting his shots off too and with 5 minutes of the match left hit a cracker that nestled in the top of the net. Unfortunately this was too little to late and the whistle was blown all to early for a now inspired Epworth side.

Barton Juniors 12 - 1 Epworth Colts The match started badly for the Epworth side, with a penalty being awarded with only a couple of minutes on the clock. Louis Turley in the net for Epworth made a brave attempt, but the ball was placed right into the corner. The Barton side were strong and Tristan Donner, Dan Hellewell and Max Bradwell had their work cut out to keep the score down to 6 - 1 at half time. The high point of the first half was a well taken goal by Bradley Barnes which Epworth were hoping could start their come back at 3 - 1 down, but unfortunately it wasn't going to be Epworth's day. The second half saw Epworth try and attack more, and they changed their formation to try and take the pressure off the defence, Jack Cook had a couple of chances, as did James Kilty-Stapleton and Rhys Stanton. The Barton midfield was run by their number 10 who stole the show, but Josh Willerton, Tom Orton and Yarred Allen did their best to stop the attacks. Jake Hellewell was the keeper this half and he too was tested to the full and produced some good saves, but there were too many shoots for him to stop them all and by full time the score had reached 12 - 1. Man of the match for Epworth was Tristan Donner for his relentless work rate and great To advertise tackling.

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Mary Fish, Carol Mellers, Anne Broster, Pauline Davies, Heather Melton, Jennifer Cook, with a customer browsing Pauline’s plant stall in the background.

The ‘Big Coffee Morning’ held at Epworth Imperial Hall on Friday 5 October, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, raised £500, thanks to the generosity of all those who attended, and equally generous donations from some who could not be there. Many thanks also go to the wonderful team of hard working volunteers who gave up their time on the day, and all those who donated prizes, cakes and gifts. The raffle was drawn by Epworth Town Councillor Bob Fish, and other volunteers, All 17 prizes have now been claimed (a list of winning numbers is available). If anyone bought a Macmillan calendar and left it on a chair please contact Carol on 01427 872878.

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‘Thought’ for Epworth/Belton Edition of Arrow I have recently been told the best sermons are those that have a good beginning and a good ending and that the two should be as close together as possible. Needless to say, I disagree! When I tried it at one of the Harvest Services, I was asked for more! I usually listen to ‘The Sunday Service’ on the radio on Sunday mornings as a kind of preparation for the day. Preachers have to be short (and sweet) because the whole service has to be over in 35 minutes. It’s a bit like that on Remembrance Sunday. I have a deadline to meet to keep silence at 11am. It is only when the Church clock chimes that I know whether I have got it right. I have to concede that whatever I say in my good beginning or good ending, most people on Remembrance Sunday are looking for the silence. During those two minutes, some will remember fallen comrades and the atrocities of war, others will remember family members who fell and still others will remember and pray for those still fighting today. I will keep the middle short! Rev Timothy Buckley Rector of The Belton Group of Parishes



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Federation trip to Low Melwood Farm On Friday 28th September the children from Key Stage 1 at Owston Ferry and Key Stage 1, Reception and Nursery at West Butterwick had an exciting morning at Low Melwood Farm. Patrick and Lucie Thornton provided the children with a range on hands on activities to develop their understanding of arable farming which is part of the Creative Curriculum work for this term in both schools. The journey of grain from planting to harvesting was explained and then the children created a human combined harvester.

The children then rubbed the ears of wheat in their hands to remove the chaff and separate the grain. After that the children split into groups to explore a range on hands activities that explained how different grains are used, including: making flour from wheat, exploring the feel and texture of different grains and thinking about how the different farm machinery is used. This machine is used to make oil and animal feed from oil seed rape. Mrs Thornton explained how the food grown on farms is made into the foods we buy and eat every day. We were then treated to a slice of homemade bread and jam. Yummy!

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TRENTSIDE FEDERATION SCHOOL NEWS – ST MARTIN’S AND WEST BUTTERWICK CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOLS Bonjour tout le monde! We are certainly getting in to the spirit of things with the thematic focus of ‘France’ for our Juniors at West Butterwick. Recently the children studied the paintings of Claude Monet, the famous French artist. They were introduced to Impressionism, a 19th-century art movement that originated with a group of Paris-based artists. The name of the style comes from the title of a Claude Monet work, Impression, Soleil Levant (Impression, Sunrise). Impressionist paintings include relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes and often look blurry when close up although they come alive when viewed from a distance. The children have also worked together in two large groups to recreate models of two famous French bridges. The Millau Viaduct is a modern cable-stayed road-bridge built in 2004 that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France. It is also the highest bridge in the world. The other group recreated the Seyssel Old Bridge on the River Rhone: it is an old suspension bridge and dates back to 1838. All of the paper straws used in the building of these models was rolled by hand!! In amongst all of this, a very challenging homework project was set – ‘to build the Eiffel Tower from scratch using any method of your choosing’. The response to this challenge has been incredibly impressive – we have had matchstick creations, Lego masterpieces and even a version made out of colourful bendy straws – amazing! Juniors at St Martin’s in Class 3 (Years 3 & 4) have been learning about the Green Cross Code and road safety in conjunction with North Lincolnshire Council. They have all achieved their pedestrian skills certificate. More importantly, Years 3 & 4 have been putting their training into practise out and about in the local community. We continue to study the evolution of the Steam Train at St Martin’s in Key Stage 2 and the children are very much looking forward to their forthcoming trip to the National Rail Museum in York. They have many interesting questions to ask on their visit. A very successful Educational visit took place recently, to Thornton’s Farm in Owston Ferry (see separate piece in the Arrow reporting on this). Both Infant Classes have collaborated on their ‘Farming’ study theme this term, learning about Mediaeval farming and how the Feudal System worked. One of the children's favourite activities at West Butterwick was making a harrow which was used to plough the fields. They are proudly displayed on the classroom wall now! They have also made a Shaduf, an Ancient Egyptian piece of equipment, discovering that the majority of farming occurred along the River Nile because of the rich soil after it had flooded the land. The one fact they we will all remember is that the Egyptian Farmers trained monkeys to climb the trees and drop the fruit for the farmers to catch! Many of these thematic studies include opportunities for Mathematical skills to develop as well, in addition to their daily Maths lesson. For example, Key Stage 1 children have explored the different breakfast cereals that are the product of arable farming, creating block graphs to show their preferences. Across both schools, since last Academic year, we have been working on enhancing the maths provision at both schools from Foundation Stage right through to Year 6. Our pupils are really enjoying Mathletics – an online learning platform. Mathletics offers live games, where children can play other pupils from around the world, participating in ‘real-time games of speed and skill’. We have been very pleased with the results! Josephine Buckle, Headteacher, Trentside Federation


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Epworth Primary School News Letter School Council Our new School Council has recently started work. The School Council is made up of 2 children from each age group who meet with the Headteacher regularly to look at how we can make our school even better. The children were elected in a secret ballot by their class. They had to produce a poster to advertise their candidacy and talk to the class about why they should be given the responsibility of being the class representatives on the Council. The Council’s first job has been to design our new Merit certificates. There are five levels of certificates awarded for gaining 20 merits each. This year the children have chosen an ‘under the sea’ theme with a treasure box at the bottom! Last year we had an Olympic theme of getting to London 2012 and the previous year it was based on Space. Council members will also be playing a leading role in raising money for charity over the year. This will include raising money for Allan, our sponsored child from Uganda. The children have also voted for the Officers on the Council – Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. It is just like a Council or Committee meeting! History work this term This term our topic work throughout school is History based. The younger children in key stage 1 are learning about Castles while the older children are finding out about World War 2 or the Victorians. Much of the children’s work in subjects such as Literacy, Art and Design Technology is linked to the History work. The Junior children are also going on a History visit either to Eden Camp for World War 2 or the Mining Museum in Wakefield for the Victorians. With best wishes ohn Hodgkins Headteacher


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Rain and Leaves Block Drains Dear readers, Autumn is a lovely time of year and compared to winter, it’s a lot easier to cope with from the drivers’ perspective. It will soon be autumn and with it we have two predictable seasonal problems. Fallen leaves may be colourful, but when they are combined with heavier seasonal rainfall, they can catch out an unwary road user. Slippery leaves are a significant traction problem. As they fall, they tend to accumulate near the gutter. That in turn means that there is a potential vicious circle: the leaves get soaked and stick together, effectively blocking the drain and preventing water running away. So a combination of mashed up leaves and water accumulating between them quickly build up in autumn to create a possible skid area for motorists, and a difficult area to negotiate for those on two wheels such as motorcyclists. The classic problem area is a leafy avenue where a motorist is taking a corner and perhaps unaware that one or more wheels are sliding across the mulch at the same time. The darker mornings and early evenings also means that spotting surface water is not as easy at this time of year. If the road surface is black, you can’t see where pockets of water have accumulated until you hit them, which can mean a sharp, unexpected jolt on the steering wheel. Treat leaves and unseen surface water with a degree of caution and be ready to slow down a little; you need to be certain what it is you are driving on. Autumn can also take its toll on car batteries as the first frost settles, but some basic maintenance can help to prolong battery life. The top of a battery must be clean and dry, the terminals must be tight and free from corrosion and the battery itself must be mounted securely in its tray. Modern batteries need be kept fully charged by the car's alternator. A loud screeching for the first few seconds after the engine starts, is a sure sign that the drive belt needs tightening and if this is left, New Car Tyres. a flat battery will inevitably follow, probably accompanied by a broken belt later in the year. And, if a Puncture Repairs. battery is more than three years old, it is worth Wheel Balancing. Truck Tyres having it checked now to save many a frustrating start to an autumn morning. ALL AT GREAT PRICES!!

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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


Epworth Folk club (every 2 weeks)

Mowbray Arms, Epworth

8.30pm start

01427 873594


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


Fri Fri


01427 872227

Ashby Wesley Hall

19:30 -22:00 01724 784494 Please mention “The Arrow” when responding to advertisements

Ashby Concert Band Nordic Walking

Epworth Garden Centre


01724 297280

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

NHS Direct

0845 4647

01427 872111

The Willows Dental Practise-Belton

01427 872106

Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness

01724 712700

Taxi Service / Wedding Cars/ Driving Schools Axi Private Hire up to 8 passengers

07866 859963 01724 798877



Axholme wood recycling (suppliers of firewood) 01427 874324 or 07711 254113

Crime stoppers`

0800 555 111

Carers Support Centre

01652 650585

Isle of Axholme Lions

01427 752139

Isle of Axholme Osteoporosis Support Link

01427 875752

Brooks Homecare Improvements

Health Visitor Team for under 5’s

01427 871181

Complete Fire & Security Systems Ltd 01302 511050 / 07917 766922

SSAFA Forces Help www.ssafa,

01476 569764

A.E.S. Tiling (Ceramic Floor & Wall Tiling) 01302 885401 MJN Autos (car servicing/repairs)

Dean Gregory Electrical

07749519557 01427 874413 01427 875314 07973 142963

01427 891704 / 07833 638521

Education and General Axholme Pest Control

01427 873608 / 07766747245

Epworth Country Primary School

01427 872345

Belton All Saints Primary School

01427 872391

Westwoodside Primary School

01427 752355


Westwoodside Mobile Library

01724 865675

Sterry & Co Chartered Certified Accnts

Haxey Library - Memorial Hall

01724 753239

Hurstons Accountants & Business Advisors

Willows Dental Practise—Belton

01427 872106

MJ Button Accountants

S A Walker Electrical Serv. 08458 396775 / 07751 887623 Axholme Kitchens and Bathrooms

01427 874312

01427 752958 01427 873737 01724 711881

Executive/Chauffeur Driven/Wedding Transport Leisure Epworth Leisure Centre

01302 820137 078 765 955 74

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01427 873845

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Class 4 MOT’s Class 7 MOT’s

£35.00 £45.00

All MOT prices include re-test if required

Winter Check £15.00 (FREE Winter Check with all MOTS )

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Combined MOT & Service Deals

Basic Service £85.00 Full Service £155.00

Basic Service MOT £99.00 Full Service & MOT £169.00

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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

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