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September 2010

Issue No. 57

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Editors Letter…. The holidays should be just about over, however there is still plenty to do in and around Hatfield. Race week is coming up, time to get your glad rags on and enjoy a day or two at the St Leger. Ladies, if you‟re looking for somewhere to have your nails done, or treat yourself to some special Beauty Treatments or pampering, you‟ll find details inside this months issue. The „Kids Page‟ this month was created by my niece, Chelsea Morrell who is a pupil at Hatfield Visual Arts College. Chelsea worked with me on a trident and I would like to thank her for all the hard work she did over the two weeks she was here. The deadline for the October issue is Wednesday 15th September. Please forward any news, event details, articles or adverts.

Best Wishes

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News, News, News, News, News, News….. THE RAID LATE SUMMER SPONSORED WALK –

Sunday 19th September starts 10am Manor School. A different route into the countryside area of Hatfield The community group continues to raise funds, the campaign continues. The group and its many supporters would like to keep Hatfield as a semi rural location, we feel that industry should not take all the green spaces around the DN7 villages Sponsor forms are available at Coffee at No4 or from the website Thanks for your continued support

ON THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2010 CROWLE AND EALAND HERITAGE SOCIETY are holding a talk by the archeologist who undertook archeological investigations whilst the Market Place was being updated. His finds include an early shoe, an horse skeleton an middens. The meeting takes place at 7.30pm at St Norbert's Church Hall (behind the Priory), Fieldside, Crowle. All are welcome. Entrance is £1 which includes refreshments.

ALL CAR SERVICE AND REPAIR CENTRE After receiving a record number of entries, the competition held in the August issue of the Hatfield Arrow by All Car Service & Repair Centre was won by Joanne Carr from Hatfield. Joanne wins a Free MOT which is valid for 12 months. Congratulations.

DONCASTER ATHLETIC CLUB have organised the second annual Cusworth 10 K Road Race and Fun Run, starting and finishing at Cusworth Hall. The main race starts at 11am, Fun Run at 10.15am. The narrow section of Spring Lane, just passed the housing estate, over the narrow bridge to the junction of Melton Brand Road will be closed from 10.45am to 1pm on Sunday 26th September 2010.

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.

DAVE TERRY AND JOHN WATTAM FROM HATFIELD SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE HATFIELD TRIATHLON on Sunday 25th July 2010. They started with a swim at the Hatfield Water Park, followed by a bike ride up to The reindeer Pub, along the A18 and back to Hatfield and then a run 3 times around Jubilee Fields.


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Travis School - Year 2’s next adventure! At the end of the summer term, our Year 2 children left Travis school and embarked upon a move to their next school. It has been a pleasure to have been a part of their lives throughout their time at Hatfield Travis and we hope that they will continue with recording and reporting their experiences. At the end of the term, our last assignment for the Year 2 reporters was for them to record their memories about their time at Hatfield Travis, their prayers and also their hopes for their next school. In their leavers‟ service, many of the children were brave enough to share some of these feelings with the audience. Danielle remembered that in Year 1 we went to the Cusworth Museum. We learnt about how toilets flushed in the past and also about the different toys people used to play with. I liked the marbles toy. Maia said “My favourite memory about Travis is when we went to Filey and we went rock pooling, built a sand castle and walked on the promenade. I had an ice-cream which was delicious”. Olivia‟s contribution was “I liked the Christmas Nativity because my favourite song was „Mary had a baby‟. I was in the choir in the Nativity and we sang „Love shone down‟”. Kimberley‟s memories were “I really enjoyed skills workshop especially gardening and baking. In gardening we have been planting seeds and we also planted a few carrots and onions. We have also planted some potatoes and tomatoes. The potatoes have been harvested and we have eaten them. They were delicious”. Jessica said “I have enjoyed learning about India this year especially the work on Indian dance. I liked the music and the clothes”. Thomas wrote “In our „honey‟ concert I liked it when the drones went to sleep because Grumble wanted to be a drone. I also liked the drone song”. Eva remarked “I liked that I have met thousands of friends at Hatfield Travis School and that I had lots of fun with them. Hatfield Travis School is a fun place to be because lots of people follow the golden rules and be friends with others. I had a wonderful time at school because people were kind to me”. Arona said “I am looking forward to Manor because I want to learn about dinosaurs and reptiles”. These are Chloe‟s thoughts - “When I go to my new school I am looking forward to playing with some of my new friends. When I go to my new school I hope that all my friends will be nice to me”. Alex W created a wonderful prayer - Dear God. You are my spirit because you made me. Thank you God for the world because the world is beautiful. Please God make it fun at Manor. Amen. We hope our year 2 children will continue to flourish in their next adventure and will come back from time to time to keep us up to date with their achievements. Thank you Year 2s. Mrs P Cousins

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NORTH EAST DONCASTER CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU There seem to be so many things that could potentially affect my holiday this summer – whether they be airline strikes or freak weather conditions. What are my rights if my flight gets delayed or cancelled? The existing legislation applies to all flights departing from or flying to a European Union airport via an EU airline. If your flight is cancelled or changed within 14 days of your journey, for reasons other than „extraordinary circumstances‟ (see below), then you have the right to a refund or alternative transportation, as well as compensation. You can claim up to €600 depending on the notice of cancellation, your flight distance and how much delay you suffer. Since November 2009 you could also be entitled to compensation, as well as meals, drinks, two phone calls (or emails, faxes etc) and accommodation if necessary, if your flight is delayed. If your flight is delayed or cancelled due to „extraordinary circumstances‟ such as extreme weather, strikes or security risks, you won‟t be entitled to compensation. The airline should book you onto the next available flight, or offer a refund if your flight is delayed by more than 5 hours, but only if you decide not to travel. You may be entitled to receive catering, communication and accommodation assistance if your flight is delayed for a number of hours or eventually cancelled. If you are on a package holiday, the travel company must follow arrangements set out in the travel brochure to cover delays. If they don‟t, you may be able to claim a refund and/or compensation. The Civil Aviation Authority website offers more info at: If you believe you are entitled to compensation but the airline or tour operator denies responsibility you should see an experienced adviser. 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 appointments-only 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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Tel: 01405 816319 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. Derek Garrett would like to nominate Margaret Newcome for the monthly „Flowers for Someone Special. He says Margaret has been helping at the Hatfield woodhouse Chapel coffee mornings for over ten years, she never misses a Saturday and now knows what everyone has. She is very hard working and we could not run the coffee mornings without the help she gives us. She rarely says “no” to anyone. She richly deserves a vote of thanks and a treat. I don‟t know what we‟d do without her.

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WHY NEUTER? There are many reasons why you should consider neutering your pet. In the UK today there is a feline over population crisis, with not enough homes to go round for the thousands of unwanted cats and kittens, unfortunately this sad fact is also true for dogs and rabbits. The only humane answer to the problem is to neuter animals thus preventing additional unwanted litters. WHATS INVOLVED? Neutering is the term used to describe either spaying or castration, a routine operation carried out under general anaesthetic: Spaying involves the removal of the uterus and ovaries preventing the female from becoming pregnant. Castration refers to the removal of the testicles making it impossible for the male to reproduce. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? Prevents females from coming into season and becoming pregnant. Helps combat urine marking, roaming and dominance in males. Reduces the risk of mammary, uterine and testicular cancers. These benefits apply not only to cats and dogs but also to rabbits. Male rabbits have the same drawbacks as tom cats if they are not castrated, most are territorial, frequently spraying urine and show aggressive tendencies. Neutering female rabbits is even more important. From sexual maturity (4-6mths) most females become territorial and aggressive, often attacking other rabbits they also have repeated false pregnancies and may growl, scratch and bite their owners. The Evolution staff have during 2010, already carried out over 600 routine neutering operations and are keen to encourage more owners to consider these beneficial procedures for their pets.

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There have been lots of new developments at Small World Day Nursery which include a new Information Technology suite and a magical „Wonkyâ€&#x; house. The IT suite consists of learning programmes designed for children which work through an interactive touch screen. This makes the whole learning journey much more interesting and enjoyable and gives the children a taste of what they will be using at school. However the wonky house wins the award for most popular addition to the nursery. It is designed to look like something out of a fairy tale with no part of it symmetrical and the children love to play in it!

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What is Pets Home and Away? We are a young and exciting local family business committed to providing the best possible services for the pets in our care; for your pet. Owned and run by Barry Davenport, a former Doncaster teacher, the family has cared for cats and dogs as pets for many years. As a family of full time workers, (Liz, Barry‟s wife, is still a part time teacher) it was important for us to find reliable people to check on our pets during the day. We were lucky with friends and family for the most part but going on holiday could be a real problem. We used the usual services out there, but the dogs often returned with kennel cough and a general grumpiness at being left. The cats refused to speak to us for days after their return! So we understand how important it is for you to know that there is a service to care for, exercise and look after your pet in a safe, loving environment, whenever you need it. In short, a pet home from home. So we set about looking for people who would care for our animals in their homes. It worked! Our dogs loved going to their host‟s house for their holiday and the cats were happy to see the regular visitor who came into our own home to care for them. We went on holiday happy in the knowledge that on our return our pets would be happy and in tip-top condition. And if it worked for us why not for YOU? Pets Home and Away was born. So if you‟re out of town for work or holiday, recovering from illness or having a special weekend away such as a family wedding, we have a service to suit you. You can choose to send your canine companion into a host‟s secure and vetted home or have all your pets cared for in their own familiar surroundings thus maintaining all home routines and home security. Pet and house sitters are CRB checked. We are members of The National Association of Registered Petsitters with access to a fully qualified veterinary nurse 24 hours a day. For our customers‟ peace of mind, we are fully insured.

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The Blind Leading the Blind Every so often I get asked why I have never married or why I seem to be very choosy about the type of women I find attractive. Some people find it quite odd that a 42-year-old bloke should live in a barn next door to his parents. Or that his best friend is a dog called Benjamin Mole. Maybe even the fact his mum still irons his work shirts and the highlight of his week is a three-pub crawl on a Saturday followed by a Chinese takeaway. Really, what‟s odd about that? I know blokes who would give up marriage to be able to watch Match of the Day sat in their undies and not have to worry about the washing up until Sunday afternoon. Just the other day, as I gave my car its annual clean, I discovered a half eaten ASDA ham and cheese sandwich under the passenger seat with a sell by date of 04.07.2008. Maybe that‟s the real reason I am single (the freedom, not the sandwich). Anyway, this got me thinking of my one and only foray into the world of “blind dating” way back in 2003. It has left me scarred for life. A University mate (we‟ll call him Vinny, as that is his name) had set himself the goal of getting me fixed up and cracking the conundrum of why I was so crap with the fairer sex. One evening I received a call explaining he had found me the perfect match and after he had waxed lyrical about my plus points, she admitted she wasn‟t after a „good looker‟, just someone with a nice personality. He proceeded to give me a lad‟s version of Jane, my would-be suitor, basically claiming she was “a cracker” and that this was the chance of a lifetime. I was intrigued and gladly took her number, determined to make a go of it. I followed the „two-day rule‟ (you lads will know what this is) and gave Jane a call. She sounded nice. An hour went by as we discussed everything from pop music to boiled sweets and I finished by asking if she would like to meet up. If there was a pause in her voice I never noticed, which I took as a good sign, and she countered by suggesting we head to Stockport Megabowl the following weekend. The week flew by and soon I was waiting nervously outside Stockport‟s premier bowling establishment, worried that Vinny may have played a cruel hoax on me and that I was quite possibly being covertly filmed as a cross between an East German shot-putter and a bulldog chewing a wasp came to bundle me into the back of a van. Two 'o'clock came and went, so did 2.05, 10, and 2.15. Not good, where was she? Another 10 minutes passed and we‟d soon hit half two. I stood feeling like a lemon and deciding that the best way to inflict pain on Vincenzo when I was approached by the most gorgeous creation I had ever seen – well at least since the West Ham away strip of 1986, the one with the purple splash over the sleeves. Jane held out a delicately manicured hand and introduced herself. My oh my, heaven must be missing an angel, she was a cross between Kelly Brook and Natalie Imbruglia, she was a stunner. I regained my composure surprisingly quickly as we headed inside and Jane explained that she had always wanted to go bowling. We unpicked the laces of our unsightly bowling shoes and found ourselves a quiet lane neighbouring another young couple, seemingly also on a date. We chatted casually as you do, minding our Ps and Qs but she seemed chatty and nice and above all else drop dead gorgeous! Vinny had really come through. I agreed to go first and tried my best to impress, not only by knocking down as many pins as possible in an alpha male style but by trying to maintain a pertness of the bum as I ambled down the bowling lane. Jane shuffled forwards and followed, picking up her ball and delivering an effort that would have made Sir Barnes Wallis grimace – bouncing four times before leaping into the next bowling lane and disappearing down the back like a rat down a hole. I gave her a sympathetic nod and offered as much moral support as I could muster over the next three bouncers. Jane shrugged slightly and countered that everything would be ok after a while and as long as the woman from the next alley stopped staring, she‟d find her composure. Upon Jane‟s fifth attempt, which in truth was worse than her first, we began to attract the attention of the centre supervisors – who were starting to worry about damage - and most of the other bowlers nearby. With the scores now of no relevance whatsoever it was clear Jane was getting more and more agitated by the young girl next door, culminating in the following statement: “If you stare at me and my hand one more time, I will come over there and ram this bowling ball where the sun doesn‟t shine love!”

“Oh dear,” I thought. It was at this point I noticed the reason behind Jane‟s anger. She only had three fingers on one hand, which just happened to be her bowling hand. You have to admire the girl‟s pluck and determination but I was confused as to her choice of first date given her difficulty in


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actually holding any of the balls. I continued to encourage my date as you‟d expect, trying to hone her bowling technique, but even I admitted defeat when, as quick as a flash, Jane flew over to the neighbouring lane and proceeded to give the watching girl a couple of strikes of her own. My date had turned into a wrestling match with hair and blood everywhere as the two women screamed at each other like wailing banshees. After what seemed like an age I made a strategic decision to depart so we could have a drink and maybe find out more about each other – like how long Jane had been a member of Fight Club. She threw a final cursory glance over her shoulder as we left and proceeded to explain that she had one or two anger issues she needed to address but that she was making progress. After an awkward 15minute search I located a nice bar in a bid to salvage something from the meeting. I offered Jane her drink, sat down next to her and began musing about what to say to break the ice and move things forward. I didn‟t want to rouse her demonic streak as this had already resulted in a warning from the Megabowl management and a lifetime ban. Jane, however, beat me to the punch (not for the first time that afternoon) and with her opening gambit blurted out: “Pete, do you want kids?” „No harm in that‟ I thought, giving her the benefit of the doubt and admitting I hadn‟t really thought about it yet. Jane had, and was, going on to explain she was desperate to join motherhood and get herself in the family way as quickly as possible. Given her boyfriend was in prison on a five-year stretch for armed robbery, she wondered whether I‟d be interested in filling in for him while he was busy at Her Majesty‟s pleasure? I vaguely remember mumbling something about my parents, a charity ploughing match and visiting hours before departing… I couldn‟t get home quickly enough. Vinny called not long after I got home and, when pressed, explained that while he was aware of “a few issues”, but she did have very nice knockers. And so with this in mind I have always aimed to use the path well trodden rather than take another risk or find myself on another a blind date from hell. And who knows, maybe there‟s a lady out there for me somewhere, and she might even love Match of the Day too…. PW AKA The Difference

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Summer fun at The Croft! During the summer holidays the centre has been busy with extra activities to entertain children of all ages. Luckily the weather has been kind to us most of the time! Looking at the animals with Sam’s Safari…

Making sandcastles at Cleethorpes…

Enjoying a picnic with our Teddy bears at Broadwater drive……

Making and eating healthy pizzas!

Please see our timetable for new activities that are coming in September such as Messy Tots for babies aged 1-2 years old, Baby Massage at The Croft and adult learning courses such as Make do and Mend and Moving On. Please call into the centre or give us a ring for more information.

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Hatfield Woodhouse Primary News Official Town Twinning with Merksplas, Belgium Benefits our School! I am delighted to inform you that Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School has been awarded the Intermediate Level International School Status for our work here in making the children more aware of other cultures and countries. As part of this work years 5 and 6 have been emailing two schools in Belgium. Qworzo is a county primary school and Vrje Basisschool is a church school in the town of Merksplas, Belgium. Just before the summer holidays the children of Hatfield Woodhouse prepared some Friendship Boxes for the children there and recently I was fortunate enough to go with the Hatfield Twinning Committee to present these boxes to their teachers at the official town twinning on August 14 th. Eight members of the twinning committee travelled (at their own expense) to be warmly welcomed by the Merksplas community along with delegates from Poland, Germany and the Netherlands – with whom the town of Merksplas is already linked. It was a humbling experience to stay with the Belgian families in a town which was so clean and tidy – I saw no litter or graffiti anywhere! Every effort had been made to make us feel at home – all the community spoke to us in English and their hospitality was second to none, all meals were prepared for us and trips out to historic sites organised . The Merksplas people are tremendously proud of their history. Despite being a cycle ride away from the centre of the community a memorial to Corporal Harper ( a Woodhouse young man who liberated the town from the Germans in World War 2) is maintained and polished by pupils from the VRJB school, whilst a sculpture made from the tail end of a WW2 plane is maintained by pupils of Qworzo School. There is much competition for these prestigious maintenance roles within the schools and as such, respect for locality and its features, is fostered in the very young. The ceremony for the official town twinning saw each of the 4 mayors present, including our own Mr. Terry Gibbs, speak on the benefits of town twinning. Town twinning is an initiative of peace, learning from each other and friendship. We heard of the benefits-in-action from the mayor of Grodzisk, a Polish town twinned with Merksplas for 20 years and from the Belgian and German Burgemeesters.


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In between the speeches the head-teacher of the local school and his wife sang of friendship and peace. I was very moved when the last song was „Somewhere‟ the song written by John Parr (of St Elmo‟s Fire fame) and Pete Reeves, deputy head of HVAC and recorded by the pupils of HVAC. The children of Hatfield Woodhouse had used this song as backing music on a Powerpoint presentation sent to Qworzo School and Keon, the head-teacher of Vrje School had taken the words, found the chords and performed it with his wife in celebration of working together with us.

Afterwards I was delighted when Koen suggested showing me round his school. An earlier visit by Merksplas councillors/school governors to Sheep Dip Lane Primary had given Merksplas the idea of installing interactive whiteboards in each class. Equally, I came away from Vrje Basisschool, Merksplas School with many ideas to share with the heads of the Hatfield Schools and to try at Hatfield Woodhouse School. I can see real benefits of the twinning for the children of Hatfield already.

The twinning group also hope to develop links with sporting groups in each country and cultural groups- e.g. the town bands / dance schools. Are you a member of a group who would like to make links with your counterpart in Merksplas? After the weekend visit I feel blessed to have made many new friends, learnt a great deal about other cultures and have collected email addresses to make further links with Polish and German schools. A great start for the new term! Helen Acton: Head-teacher Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School Main Street, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster, DN7 6NH

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Beyond The Standard Driving Test

Dear readers, The government has made the standard Driving Test more difficult in recent years, with the addition of a multiple-choice test and a computerised hazard-awareness assessment. However it still only involves learning the most fundamental driving skills and doesn‟t include preparation for poor-weather or motorway driving. The standard L-test is simply an introduction to driving a vehicle. Your further education takes place on today‟s congested roads and provides a steep and often precarious learning curve, this is where Driver education comes in. On the U/K‟s congested roads it‟s important that you‟re always in the right frame of mind to drive. A positive attitude will help to reduce the risk of collisions through tolerance and courtesy, by being realistic as to your own abilities, and by maintaining a high degree of care for your own safety and others. Driving on UK roads can be very stressful, but you must always remain cool-headed tolerant and courteous–helping to avoid or diffuse any threatening situations. Don‟t let your driving standards be affected by other motorist‟s mistakes or behaviour. Stay relaxed, don‟t be provoked and remember that, if you do make a mistake an apologetic wave is often all it takes to put things right. Don‟t let your enthusiasm for driving tempt you into breaking the speed limit or driving dangerously always know what speed you are doing and know what the maximum speed limit is. Remember timid drivers can be as dangerous as aggressive drivers. Always expect the worst from other motorists and try to understand what they are aiming to achieve. If you allow for poor observation and slow reactions, you‟ll find you‟re always prepared for the worst-case scenario. Whether you‟re a novice motorist or an experienced driver, you‟ll always find room to improve your driving skills. Keep an open mind, be realistic about your limitations and always be prepared to learn from any errors you make. When following other drivers, always apply the two-second rule if you suspect they may not be totally focused on their driving, leave an even bigger gap to give you extra braking time. Tailgating is a common cause of collisions, it is dangerous and antisocial and can never be condoned. 1.The Driving Position. One of the most important aspects of driving a modern machine involves achieving the perfect driving position every time you get behind the wheel. This allows you maximum control over your vehicle and will keep you more comfortable and alert on longer journey‟s It‟s also the position most often adopted by racing drivers, especially rally and touring car drivers. Sit in the car with the base of your spine in the back of the seat to prevent back problems. Hold the wheel at ten-to-two or quarter-to-three. Keep your thumbs vertical. Whenever possible adjust the steering wheel rake for improved control and to enable you to see all the dashboard instruments. Make sure your arms are slightly bent. Your legs should be slightly bent too when your feet are on the pedals. The back of the seat should be fairly upright giving you a good view of the road ahead, mirrors, display and dials. Ensure that head restraints are adjusted so that they align with the top of you head.

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 Safe Driving. Paul Tuke. Secretary, Senior Training Observer. Doncaster Advanced Motorists.


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WHAT’S ON? HATFIELD WOODHOUSE METHODIST CHAPEL Sunday services start at 6pm September 5th Rev H Harbottle (Communion) September 12th Mrs Chris Ogley September 19th Rev J Harbottle September 26th Mrs Joan Scholes (Harvest Service) Monday September 27th Sale of Harvest Produce 7 pm

HATFIELD WOODHOUSE METHODIST CHAPEL Saturday Coffee Mornings - 10am to 12noon September 5th Motor Neuron (In conjunction with Mrs Fowlers Tennis Tournament) September 11th Project 2000 September 18th Project 2000 September 25th SAFFA Harvest Weekend Social Evening: to include Refreshments 7.30pm


Saturday, September 25th A Social Evening has been arranged at Hatfield Woodhouse Chapel starting at 7pm to include a quiz, raffle and refreshments. Tickets £2 available from any Chapel member and also can be obtained at the Coffee Mornings.

VINYL YEARS BACK IN HATFIELD. Local 60's 70's rock covers band Vinyl Years are back at the Ingram Arms on Saturday 18th September. A good night was had last time they appeared here and they are also regulars at the Blue Bell as well as playing gigs in Doncaster and around Yorkshire.

HATFIELD LIBRARY We are taking names for Family History to begin in September for more details contact the Library on 01302 842064.


Annual London Trip is on Saturday 18th September 2010 Adults £23 a few places still available contact Julie Parker 01302 883478

DUNSVILLE COMMUNITY CENTRE Joanne Gregory Clairvoyant comes to the Dunsville Community Centre Tuesday 21st September starts 7.30pm.


Sunday 19th September starts 10am Manor School. A different route into the countryside area of Hatfield The community group continues to raise funds, the campaign continues. The group and its many supporters would like to keep Hatfield as a semi rural location, we feel that industry should not take all the green spaces around the DN7 villages.Sponsor forms are available at Coffee at No4 or from the website Thanks for your continued support

Hatfield Town Fixtures 2010 1ST TEAM 2ND TEAM

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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 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!


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IN HATFIELD CHURCH Saturday 6 November 2010 7.00pm for 7.30pm

In house entertainment including Vernon Hoyle giving a short recital on the newly restored church organ

Tickets £26 From Stuart and Cath Watson 01302 842163 Book a table for 10, if you wish

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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September 10, Issue 57, The Hatfield Arrow  

Local News, Events, Interesting Articles, Local Businesses

September 10, Issue 57, The Hatfield Arrow  

Local News, Events, Interesting Articles, Local Businesses