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August 2010

Issue No. 56

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Editors Letter…. I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine. I thought things might quieten down slightly after England exited the World Cup, however this months magazine is a bumper issue full of news, events and new businesses advertising their products or services. Please remember to mention that you saw their advert in the arrow magazine. Congratulations to Mr Littler who has been a local dentist for 25 years now. You can read all about his time in Hatfield on page 6. Congratulations also to Joan Brebner on being nominated to receive this months „Flowers for Someone Special‟. You can read why she was nominated on page 4. Please keep sending in your local news. You can ring me, email, text or write. My details are printed at the bottom of this page.

Best Wishes

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News, News, News, News, News, News….. I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE JOAN BREBNER OF HATFIELD, TO RECEIVE THIS MONTHS ‘FLOWERS FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL’. She's kind, thoughtful, helpful, a gem of a neighbour and a great friend. When I had my leg in plaster she and her husband picked me up from home and took me out for lunch and when they saw my predicament in the kitchen (trying to stand at the sink and wash up, etc) they brought me a folding/perching chair to lean on which made things much easier. She brought me a beautiful flower arrangement when I moved house 8 years ago and is forever offering to help if needed. She trolls around the village picking up litter and keeping things tidy and it's always open house where you can call in for a cuppa and a chat or if it's nice, sit outside with a glass of wine, their door is always open and she has offered her house to the committee to hold our meetings in when the Barn is occupied. She's worked hard on the Friends Committee for over 12 years also, helping at Coffee Mornings/Book Sales/Open Gardens and organised Murder Mystery Nights at Victoria Hall and she delivers posters and Newsletters by hand all around the village. Joan doesn't like a fuss and doesn't do anything for recognition or reward. Thank you. Tina, Hatfield


THE HATFIELD OPEN GARDENS 2010 was a great success. I would like to thank everyone who opened their Gardens (there were 18 gardens open), everyone who helped in any way and everyone who came. We raised a fantastic £3000 for the Yorkshire Cancer Research Charity. Thank you! Lynn Hoff, Hatfield.

CONGRATULATIONS to Mr Williamson from Dunsville on winning the All Car Service and Repair Centre competition in the July issue. Mr Williamson wins a free MOT valid for 12 months.

APPEAL FOR UNWANTED KNITTING WOOL. If you have any unwanted knitting wool (any colour) that you would like to donate to help raise funds for Cancer Research please call Mrs Hoff on 01302 842389. Local collections can be arranged.

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News, News, News, News, News, News….. Celebrating 25 Years! The Colin Littler dental Surgery opened on 5th August 1985. Colin qualified at Leeds University in 1977, he started his professional career in Garforth and Rothwell, then came over to Hatfield. Many of his patients from the west Yorkshire area and from further afield followed. Having gone from a handful of patients then, to having approximately 4000 now. Colin Littler is a remarkable man. Not only is he an excellent dentist, he is a man of many talents. One of his favourite quotes is „ We like to take dentistry seriously,….life not so seriously! He joined the local gym at Thorne, he has been on several skiing holidays, he still enjoys scuba diving and likes to spend many a weekend travelling throughout the UK and other countries. His latest passion is his horse. He enjoys riding and competing in dressage, show jumping and cross country. He has numerous awards showing his dedication and commitment. Colin, above all is a fantastic boss and local dentist. We have many lovely patients at the surgery as well as one or two very colourful characters, without whom the surgery would not be the place it is today. We have a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere with lots of lovely patients who visit sometimes just for a natter, a cuppa, or to share their news. I joined the surgery in 1985 along with Colin, Angie started in 1990 and Vron in 1994. The amount of time we have spent working together reflects just how great a boss Colin is. Congratulations Colin and here’s to another 25! Beth, Vron and Angie. Going to the dentist can be a treat, even if it causes my less than attractive response when instruments (especially that disgusting suction machine) even approach my mouth. Certainly that is the case if you are a patient at Colin Littler‟s practice in Hatfield. It starts in reception when you are greeted in such a friendly way by Beth who remembers the little details which make you feel valued and carries through to the skilled, problem solving approach of Colin. Since Beth started work for Colin 25 years ago the team has grown to include Angie and Veronica who quickly followed Beth‟s lead in making patients feel welcome. Thanks to them all from a grateful patient. We all hope the practice continues to care for Hatfield patients. Kath Wells


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NORTH EAST DONCASTER CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU Advice Column I have seen adverts for companies who say they offer free benefits advice and who say they can help you claim backdated benefits on a ‘No win no fee’ basis. How do they work and are they a good idea? With more than £16 billion in means-tested benefits and tax credits currently going unclaimed every year it is definitely worth checking you are receiving everything you are entitled to. You can get a free, independent benefits check from your local CAB. However there are companies you can pay for the same service. They often describe themselves as offering „free‟ benefits advice, but if they help you claim back any backdated benefits they will take up to a hefty 45 per cent out of any backpay that would have otherwise gone straight to you. So if you are thinking about approaching one of these companies make sure you read the small print. Depending on the amount of backpay you receive this could be as much as £1,500. What they are doing isn‟t illegal, but the service they are offering is available for free from independent advice sources such as your local CAB where you can get a free benefits check to make sure you are receiving everything you are entitled to. And that all of any backdated money goes in your pocket. If you are unsure about what benefits you are entitled to or whether a company is going to charge you a fee or a percentage of any money you get back, you can contact your local CAB for a free benefits check or go to If you require any advice/assistance from our Thorne or Stainforth offices, concerning the above or any other issue, please contact our Assessment Team at North East Doncaster Citizens Advice Bureau on 0844 499 4137 Mon-Fri between 10:00 & 2:00. Or email: Contact details and opening times are also available on our website at: If you have a Welfare Benefits enquiry/problem, we now also operate an appointmentsonly session at The Winning Post, Moorends every Tuesday. To make an appointment please ring 01405 740641. We currently have a new self-help information kiosk at our Thorne bureau that can be used by anyone during opening hours.


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Nominations Please for Flowers for Someone Special Do you know someone special? Someone who has gone the extra mile for others or someone who just deserves something nice. The Arrow and Charlottes Florist of Hatfield would like to make that special persons day with a beautiful bouquet delivered to their door! Let us know who they are and why they deserve a bouquet. Contact Julie Morrell by email at or call 01302 770216.

This months flowers are going to Joan Brebner of Hatfield. She has been nominated by her neighbour and friend, Tina, who says Joan is kind, thoughtful, helpful, a gem of a neighbour and a great friend. Further details of this nomination are on this months news page.

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‘Gordon our Garden Gnome’. It is a privilege and pleasure to write this entry about someone who has become an invaluable member of our team at Hatfield Travis School- Mr Gordon Harper. Gordon started helping out with our garden nearly two years ago when I asked for a little bit of advice and since then has become a welcome, almost permanent resident! As a school we have always valued the outdoors for the experience and confidence it can provide for our children; so, two years ago, we knew that we wanted to develop our „wild area‟ into a sensory garden with a habitat area for „wildlife‟ and vegetable planters. However, anyone working in school knows how difficult it is to find the time to turn ideas into reality and we were so blessed when Gordon and his team offered their help and support. The team has included other grandparents from the school as well as Gordon‟s own father, who always finds time to talk to the children. Gordon has shown such dedication and commitment to implementing our ideas and often appears with new experiences of his own to stimulate the children‟s learning. He has helped out with our „Get your Grown up Gardening Day‟, Gardening Club and also working with groups in lessons. The children love to see him out in the garden and frequently ask if they can help during playtime. Words can‟t express how grateful we are for all his help (however, could I just mention that I‟ve had a couple more ideas for next year!) I hope that writing this has not „gotten me into trouble again!‟ Thank you, Gordon –you are a star. Mrs P Cousins and all at Hatfield Travis.


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Travis children have ‘fun with phonics’. Our reporters for this month have been chosen from a specific group- our direct phonic groups. In September, Travis set up a phonic group to support children in developing their writing and reading. Led by Mrs Bowater, this has been a huge success as all the participants have enjoyed it and grown in confidence and self-belief; so much so, that they wanted to share their feelings on the course, as a celebration of their achievements. I like doing letters. I like direct phonics. Sometimes we play word games, like bingo. We get certificates at the end of the block. We get gel pens.- Alivia. In direct phonics we have a puppet. Ours is a squirrel and it is called Sam. Direct Phonics is good because it helps us to form our letters correctly. In direct phonics I like it when we work in a team. –Anya. We have fun at learning new letters. Our teacher’s name is Mrs Bowater. When I grow up, I want to do a group. We go there everyday. –Joshua. I like assessment day. I love doing the writing. I love coming to direct phonics. Sometimes we play word games. I like the gel pens.- Alex. I like it in Direct Phonics because it is fun. I love doing games with Mrs Bowater. I love doing games at Squirrel group.Ryan. It has been a pleasure to observe the way the children have worked, both individually and as a team, and we wish the present Year 2 groups every success in their future adventures. Mrs P Cousins.

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‘ALLO ‘ALLO I went to see a performance of „Allo „Allo, the stage play based upon the TV series of the same name, presented by the Phoenix Players of Hatfield Woodhouse. As I looked at the programme it became apparent that they were about to attempt a show with some sixteen scene changes and without a rotund or additional curtain cloths. So I settled down to watch the chaos,……..I was in for a surprise. Just like the bumble bee who, according to all the laws of aerodynamics, can‟t possibly fly - they went ahead and did it and my first accolade has to go to the Stage Manager and crew who changed all the scenes with the minimum of fuss and disruption. But what about the show? Well it was hilarious, held together by „Rene‟ (Andy Kemp) from the beginning to end…….he did a superb job. The Airmen never did get to England. It is not possible to applaud and mention the whole cast but they were outstanding from the coquettish wriggling of „Yvette‟ (Tracy Conlon) and the deliciously menacing „Mimi‟ (Kath Weeks) to the brilliant off key singing (its difficult to do it deliberately) of Madam Edith (Linda Margereson). „Leclerc‟s‟ antics (Rob Jeffrey) were applauded and „I shall say this only once‟ „Michelle‟ (Helen Bluck) as the resistance „Houdini‟ was really in character with a great French accent. It was a warm night but the temperature went up a further 10 degrees when Helga (Claire Jennings) stripped down to a Swastika decorated Basque. Similarly she caused a great deal of male audience squirming in the cinema scene where her five foot super model legs were being used to extract information from Captain Bertorelli (Mark Goulden). (This lass is a bit more than a beautiful singer).

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Incidentally Bertorelli‟s facial expressions in this scene were an outstanding piece of acting. Herr Flick (John Stavely) came across as a competent Gestapo officer as did Colonel Von Strohm (Neil Scanlon). Constable Crabtree (Derek Conlon) and his amazing French was a delight to hear. The real hilarity for the audience, however, came from the (XXX) rated sausage scene. It was a pearl of comedy with „Rene‟ and the limp wristed „Gruber‟ (Bob Dennis) excelling. Everyone in the show can be proud of their efforts. General Von Schmelling (Ian Weeks) the Long John Silver of the German Army was in full rant at the front of the stage (By the way never mike this one up, he‟ll blow every speaker in the house). In all it was an outstanding portrayal of a much loved TV show. If you missed a treat, perhaps you could persuade them to put it on again sometime in the future. It could easily fill that hall for a week. My final accolade has to go to the producer (Sue Lane) who had an immense and difficult job…..Well Done! DG.

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Responsible Drinking Every so often the papers splash bold headlines spurting outrage at the binge drinking culture afflicting the nation and the escalating problems it leads to for the NHS, emergency services and industry in general. Naturally, this got me thinking, as I for one am acutely aware of when its time to go home. It‟s pretty simple in my eyes. I‟ve reached my limit about the time I start believing I am attractive to members of the opposite sex and when I think I can bust moves that would make Michael Jackson blush. In the days before supermarket shelves buckled under the weight of the latest boozy promotions, most blokes were taught the art of responsible drinking from their mates and peers in pubs up and down the country. Coming from parents who never really had the money nor the inclination to drink, I had to learn the art of boozing from my brothers. This, I am afraid to say, had its own risks attached and taught me at a tender age just when it was time to cash in your chips and go home something that would come in very handy as I was to attend a university with one of the cheapest student unions in the country. My elder brother Andy had some great mates; Daz Batty, Anto Jackson, Trev Cousins and Andy Crawford to name just a few. Well they soon discovered that our Andy had a talent for drinking beer – and drinking it very quickly! He could neck a pint of beer in less than three seconds if the wind was blowing in the right direction and it was something that the rest of the group cottoned onto sharpish, realising they could make themselves a bob or two in the process. And so every Friday night, Andy and his mates would set off to town where a strategic drinking challenge would be mooted. Andy would go head-to-head with any willing challenger who would quickly part with his hard-earned cash to Andy‟s pals, who would reward their champion with his cut of the winnings in the shape of another drink! The only problem for Andy with this cunning plan was that he would eventually need packing off on the bus home with his night in tatters at just 8.30pm. This, however, was not where the risk of his drinking would reach a head even if Andy had become increasingly fed up with waking up at Moorends Hotel terminus with only a lonely bus driver for company. The straw that broke the camel‟s back happened after one marathon competition in the market place against a brute of a drinker called “Wide Mike”. Mum and dad had to persuade him to call it a day when Andrew‟s drinking prowess saw him wee on the cat which was sleeping unassumingly behind the boiler. Needless to say he eventually wisened up and got a grip of himself, ending a profitable Friday night out for his pals, but with the determination of a man who wanted to find out for himself what town looked like after 9pm. He is now one of the best blokes to keep you company while you have a few pints, we were all young once after all! The picture I have included is probably one of my favourites and comes courtesy of Glen Hodget, who himself is pictured. This to me epitomises what good friendships and good laughs can be had by a group of mates enjoying a day of responsible drinking. Taken around the late 1980s, it shows the winning Ingram Arms six-a-side cricket team in training for their next match. There will be some people on this picture who you may recognise and some of which no longer wear nappies (unless in private). There are a couple of mysteries I would like readers to try and solve in relation to the attached picture: 1) Who is the man with the hat whose face is hidden? 2) Who is the baby in the nappy? Any help would be greatly


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appreciated if you see me round the village. The Inter Pub Cricket Knockout will soon be upon us and I would like to take this opportunity to invite you all to pop down on August Bank Holiday and support those pub regulars trying to win the trophy to put behind their respective bars. More importantly, here are the latest odds, hot off the presses, in relation to the inter pub knockout which, if the weather holds out, could be well worth a visit. The Ingram Arms

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The Bay Horse are rumoured to be in pre-season training and I have it on good authority that Nick Holt has got his squad doing shuttle runs to and from the sausage roll counter at Tesco Metro. My spies tell me he has also insisted his troops incorporate a special diet involving lots of fluid, carbs and is low in saturated fats. The Bay Horse, meanwhile, are apparently sponsored by Abrakebabra, purveyors of fine quality takeaways. And as for responsible drinking, well as my mate once said, you only know when you have a drink problem when you poo the bed and push it to the bottom with your foot. Wise words. Remember: Inter Pub six-a-side knockout, Bank Holiday Monday at HTCC Cricket Ground. Bring your granny, bring a BBQ, bring plenty of money and bring the sunshine. PW AKA The Difference

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Hatfield Visual Arts College News In June some of our Year 8 students worked with the Graffiti artist Casper Carr participating in a spray paint project at Jubilee recreational ground, their brief was to design artwork for the skate park. We have also been working closely with our feeder school providing Artists to deliver creative workshops. Terry Chipp (Local Artist) has delivered a Treasure Chest Workshop to Travis Primary School, a Self Portrait workshop to Year 2 students at Longtoft Primary School a Sealife workshop to Crookesbroom School and a modrock creatures workshop to Woodhouse School.
 Susan Forbe (Textiles Artist) has delivered an Evacuee Workshop to Crookesbroom Primary School, a recycling project, rag rugging to Year3 students at Woodhouse School and a Felt Maps project to Long Toft School. Year 2 Travis students came for a ceramic taster session, they created tiles using imprinting and applied techniques. The tiles were fired and delivered back to the school for the students to decorate. We have also provided a Sun print workshop for the young parents at the Croft (Hatfield Children‟s Centre) this took place at the beginning of term. We will be running workshops throughout the summer holidays and we are planning to work with Stainforth Children‟s Centre in September. In May Our BTEC students worked with the Artist, Anna Roebuck, she works mainly with plastic fusing carrier bags together using heat, she then creates panels and sculptural forms out of them. The students fully enjoyed the workshop and learnt some new techniques. 
 Also in May our A level Photography group participated in a 4 day intensive workshop, working alongside a professional photographer. They learnt new techniques in the darkroom and produced some good images to coincide with the religious architecture project. Early this term, a guest artist Mandy Keating delivered a bookbinding workshop for us to the community from Hatfield Library the workshop was well attended and we plan to repeat the workshop at Stainforth Library. We recently hosted a 6 day DT training session for primary school teacher and Rob Bulmer and Sally Powell, which was completed this term, this was well attended and the teachers learnt a lot of practical skills as well as project ideas for their students. The course will be repeated in Jan 2011. Our school participated in a 4 day Art Project with Hungerhill, Mexborough and Don Valley school. Some of our Year 8 Gifted and Talented students completed a felt making project with a professional Artist, the work will be displayed within the college. Visual Arts Community, have successfully raised over £150 for collage funds with artists sales and Art and craft stalls, we will continue to have a range of artists display their work in the Auditorium and Office gallery areas.


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Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School News! Hello. We would like you to meet Frankie, Christie, Ben and Tommy who are your new 2010-2011 correspondents from Hatfield Woodhouse School. We have worked with them on this month‟s article and we look forward to reading their future reports of an eventful year, sharing all the news from our school in 2010-2011. KS1 Sports day KS1 Sports Day took place on a beautiful sunny day. This event consisted of a range off different activities including egg and spoon races and obstacle races. It was exiting for all of KS1, as it was the first time they competed in three different houses, Johnson, Warwick and Blake. They all tried their very best and had great fun but Johnson claimed the overall victory with the most points. KS2 Sports day The weather was again hot and sunny for KS2 Sports Day, although the name is somewhat misleading because this actually took place on two different afternoons for the field and track events. All of the events were sponsored by different companies. The 600g shot was sponsored by THE HAIR SHOP and the 2.72kg shot was sponsored by ATTEYS SOLICTORS .The javelin and the standing long jump were sponsored by PETER FOWLER (ELECTRICAL) LTD, and the discus was sponsored by FREE HEAT LTD. The track events were very enjoyable and it was lovely that our friends from Coppice School were able to join in with us and take part in some of the races. The events of the day included the new event 80m hurdles which Coppice School very kindly sponsored. Other companies also were very kind to sponsor the events and we would like to thank them. These companies were PETER FOWLER (ELECTRICAL) Ltd. McGill‟s PHARMACY, J.G JET WASH, CHERRY TREE FARM, HATFIELD TILING, ASSOCIATED SIGNS AND GRAPHIC DESIGNS, THE HAIR SHOP, ATTEY‟S SOLICITORS, and the HATFIELD ARROW. Sustainability week In June all of the classes worked on lessons about Sustainability and the environment and presented their learning in front of the whole school. Sustainability is all about looking after the environment, like when you cut down a tree plant another one and turn off the lights when you leave a room. As part of our helping the environment theme, the entire school collected bottle tops so that a parent in FS2 could melt down the plastic to recycle it into something else. We can‟t wait to see what is made by DTIndustries and also watch the video the company are sending to show us how our plastic is recycled. Dad’s Picnic The Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children and their dads, granddads, uncles and visitors had a wonderful time on the 8th of July 2010 when they had a very fun picnic on the school grounds. After eating they played lots of activities such as rugby, football and games on the parachute. Everyone had a really brilliant time and the event was a complete success. It ended with the dads competing in a football match where the yellow team won 1-0!!! KS1 show This year the KS1 show was based on a seaside theme. There were songs, dancing and wonderful


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poems. Everyone was dressed in clothes that they wear on holiday to the seaside. There were brilliant songs and the children‟s favourite song was called „We‟re all going on a Summer Holiday‟. The children enjoyed performing to the audience. KS2 Show The KS2 concert was based on Roald Dalh‟s „Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf‟. Do you remember the traditional story about a little girl who takes a walk in the wood and is tempted by a hungry wolf ? Our wonderful story had a twist with the three little pigs taking a key role and Little Red Riding Hood not as sweet as is first assumed! Everyone who took part enjoyed it so much and so did the audience! Geo-caching Geo-caching is a world wide game of hide and seeking treasure using a GPS. Year 5 went to Hatfield Moors to trial playing the Geo-caching Game with representatives from Natural England. They split into groups to find the treasure and had a wonderful time. It was a new and different experience which the class felt was a great success. Enjoy your summer! A final Good-bye from Charlotte and John! Christie Charnley, Francesca Middleton, Tomasz Gravil and Ben Morrell will be back for the October edition, whilst Mrs Acton will write the September report. John Adams and Charlotte Tilley - outgoing HWPS Correspondents Please send any replies/questions to the school address below. Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School Main Street, Hatfield Woodhouse Doncaster, DN7 6NH

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Taking your Test Dear Readers continued, Mr Bean was the first person to pass the driving test in 1935… fact! But it‟s not that Mr Bean, it was Mr J Beene who paid a grand total of 37p (7d / 6p in old money) to take the test. there were no test centres in 1935 so you had to arrange to meet the examiner somewhere like a post office, train station or town hall. the test was suspended for the duration of World War Two and didn‟t resume until 1 November 1946. In 1975, candidates no longer had to demonstrate hand signals The theory test was introduced in 1996, replacing questions about the Highway Code, during the practical test candidates could book their theory test online for the first time in December 2001 the pass rate in 1935 was 63 per cent compared to 46 per cent in 2009. 1969 saw the first driving test set for an automatic vehicle since 1935 more than 46 million tests have been taken In 1935, when Leslie Hore-Belisha, became the new Transport Minister, he introduced the driving test – first in March as a voluntary test and then it became compulsory in June. During the 1930s safety glass was made compulsory for windscreens after terrible injuries had been caused by accidents in cars with ordinary glass. Seat belts did not appear until the 1950s but were not made compulsory in front seats until 1983. in September 2003. Arm signals out of the window were withdrawn from the test in 1975 and more modern additions to the test have included a theory test in 1996, the hazard perception section of the theory test in 2002 and questions about vehicle safety and maintenance Changes to the test and other safety initiatives, such as improvements to vehicles, have resulted in a reduction in road deaths in Great Britain, which now has some of the best road safety records in the world. In 2008 there were 34 million cars on the road and 2,538 people were killed in road accidents When announcing the introduction of the driving test, Leslie Hore-Belisha said, “Driving is an art in which those who are engaged should, in the interest of their own and of the public‟s safety; take the greatest pains to make themselves proficient.” If you are interested in further information regarding the courses that we offer, you‟ll be able to find this information on the Institute of Advanced Motorists website at or Tel: 020 8996 9600

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Rescue Day 2010, was without doubt and outstanding success. Attendance figures surpassed all expectation, we believe they exceeded 15,000. Feed back we have received to date from all concerned has been extremely positive, both exhibitors and members of the public have stated that they had a most informative and enjoyable day. The main objectives for the day was to raise safety awareness to members of the public by providing displays such as Water Rescue demonstrations and Road Traffic Collision exercises, along with raising funds for Help for Heroes and other charities such Lindsey Lodge, LIVES, and the British Heart Foundation. Our objectives were met in full throughout the day with both arenas providing informative and demonstrative displays, additionally Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services along with Humberside Police, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Sheffield Hallam University and other organisations such as the British Heart Foundation, LIVES, Coast Guard, Doncaster Sub Aqua Club all provided displays, information and talks to the public which all contributed immensely to the days success. Donations are still being counted with more money yet to be accrued (Auction Items) which will be auctioned on the evening of the Raft race (24th July 2010) and the Pink Ball (7th August 2010) as such an exact figure will be promulgated shortly after August the 7 th 2010. The extreme challenge (Cross Country run) which took place on the morning of Rescue Day which provided 128 entrants with mud, water, bog obstacles and more mud proved very challenging, however, indications are that the event was very different though really enjoyable and delivered a real sense of achievement by all who took part. The invaluable assistance from Dave Tune (Metres to Miles) cannot be understated and all who helped, which was very much appreciated. The Aerial displays provided by 202 Squadron, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Spitfire) along with the Police and Lincolnshire Air Ambulance Helicopters were absolutely superb and once again feed back has been excellent on all counts. The Red Devils conducted an outstanding Parachute display culminating into a water drop and rescue by Humber Rescue, Doncaster and Thorne Sub Aqua clubs ably assisted by the 7 Lakes rescue team on Jet Skis. The Red Devils then met with the public signing autographs and providing photo opportunities All organisations and personnel taking part should be extremely proud of their contribution and on behalf of the Rescue Day Committee and for the record I would like to express my thanks to them. It would be remiss of me not to mention all those volunteer and youth organisations who also contributed significantly to the events overall success such as FODSA, the Army and Navy cadets, Lost and Lonely Scooters along with the Staff at 7 Lakes Country Park all of which I am very grateful to, as such I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation and thanks. It is recognised that the hard work applied by the Rescue Day committee to the planning and delivery of the event was by and large outside their Day Job and again I am very grateful to all for their dedication in their application to Rescue Day along with their contribution in making it a resounding success. Whilst I would not want to single out anyone in particular several members of the committee most certainly went beyond the call of duty and some, they know who they are and for that and to them I am internally grateful. Finally I would like to take the opportunity via your publication to pass on sincere thanks to local residents and all those attending from the public for coming to Rescue Day for their understanding regarding additional traffic build up and your cooperation and in making the event a fantastic and enjoyable day. Sincerely Yours John Armson, On behalf of the Rescue Day Committee


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WHAT’S ON? HATFIELD WOODHOUSE METHODIST CHAPEL Sunday services start at 6pm August 1st Mrs Chris Ogley August 8th Mr Dennis Rix August 15th Rev Sandie Exley-Watts August 22nd No Service at our Church but a United Service is being held at Thorne Methodist Church 6pm August 29th Mr Henry Curtis HATFIELD WOODHOUSE METHODIST CHAPEL Saturday Coffee Mornings - 10am to 12noon August 7th In aid of Project 2000 August 14th In Aid of Thorne Rural Lions August 21st In Aid of Project 2000 August 28th In Aid of Project 2000 A GRAND NIGHT OUT! An illustrated talk on the Doncaster Grand Theatre, followed by light refreshments and some good old time, locally sourced Variety Style Entertainment. Thursday 19th Aug in St Lawrence Church, Hatfield. Tickets £4, to include refreshments, from Janet 01302 849377 or Gibsons Newsagents, High St, Hatfield. Proceeds to the Friends of Hatfield Church Building Trust, also supporting the Friends of the Doncaster Grand Theatre.

HATFIELD LIBRARY Join us at the Hatfield Library and register for the "SRACE HOP" The National Reading Game, Just visit the Library four time throughout the Summer Holidays and read Six book to qualify for small gifts along the way, with a Medal and Certificate to be presented by the Mayor of Hatfield at the beginning of September. We are also running "The Space Race Competition" and "Create or draw a Space Creature" to win a Family Ticket to the National Space Centre at Leicester We are taking names for Family History to begin in September for more details contact the Library on 01302 842064 DUNSVILLE COMMUNITY CENTRE Table Top Sunday 1st August starts at 2pm Joanne Gregory Clairvoyant comes to the Dunsville Community Centre Tuesday 21st September starts 7.30pm.

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HATFIELD WOODHOUSE WORKING MEN’S CLUB Every Saturday Night - 13 Card Bingo, Raffle and £1 Draw. 8.30pm Onwards. Everyone is welcome. Come along and enjoy a good night out! PRIZE BINGO 2010 The Hatfield Woodhouse committee have agreed the following dates for the Community Prize Bingo for 2010. Friday 10th September. Eyes down time at 7.30p.m. Everyone Welcome. HATFIELD WOODHOUSE METHODIST CHAPEL TABLE TOP SALE SATURDAY 21 AUGUST 2010 10 till 1.00pm At Hatfield Woodhouse Methodist Chapel Bacon sandwiches, toasted teacakes, coffee etc Chip butties served 12- 1.00pm Raffle & Tombola Admission Free Anyone welcome Items for Table Top are greatly appreciated and can be brought to any Saturday Coffee Morning 10-12 noon




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Saturday 4th September 2010 at the Hatfield Woodhouse Working Men‟s Club. Produce, Flowers, Floral Art, Handicrafts, Children‟s Class. Sponsored by Hatfield Woodhouse Amateur Gardening Society. All exhibits to be staged between 9.30 and 10.50am. Judging takes place between 11am and 1pm. Open to the public 2pm. Auction of exhibits will take place at the close of the show at 3pm. Everyone Welcome!

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