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June 2014

Issue 79


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Editors Letter‌ What a busy month June is proving to be! Included in this months issue are details of great community events. The Vintage Tractor Road Run, Epworth Music Day and the Misterton Music Festival. There is something for everyone and lots of free events too! So what ever you fancy support your local community and have a great time. Once again we welcome several new advertisers. Many who contact me for advertising are surprised at how little it costs to advertise. So if you run a business give me a call to see if we can help you.

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News, News, News, News, News, News, News... The winners of last months competition for Doncaster Races and Status Quo are Karen Moore of Epworth and Steve Naylor of Sprotbrough. Thank you to everyone who entered.

COFFEE MORNING in aid of the ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY. Cake Stall. Tombola Raffle to be held in Haxey Memorial Hall on Saturday 16th August at 10.30 am. Further details or donations please contact Gill Snow Tel No. 01427 753039

On Thursday June 5th 2014 we are holding a Bat and Moth night at Epworth Turbary. Julie Ellison will give a guided tour of the reserve using sonic detectors to identify the various species. The Isle moth group will also bring along lights to attract and identify a wide variety of moths. Meet at the reserve main gate at 9pm. (warm clothing advised)

Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Organ Project at Wesley Memorial Chapel and also to Wroot Chapel. Admission is by ticket/programme purchased at the door priced £5. Accompanied full time students admitted free.

The next meeting of the Isle of Axholme Garden Club is on Tuesday 10 June at the Imperial Hall, Epworth, when Janette Merillion will be talking on "Ideas for Improving your Garden, Design and Planning". There will also be a Plant Swop so bring in one and swop for someone else's. The competition this month is One Specimen Rose in a Vase. The meeting starts at 7.30 pm A Raffle will also be held and refreshments are available on the night. Saturday 7 June - There will be a day trip to Stuart Dixon's Hebbs Farm, Notts. This will be a car share. If you are interested please contact Chris Knight on 01427 728063

We look forward to welcoming all our members and new visitors. Don’t forget that a good range of competitively priced bird food is always on sale at Chris and Geoff Trinder’s house in Belton. For further information please contact Chris Trinder 01427 872051

Concert/Recital Wesley Memorial Church, Epworth Friday 13 June 7.30pm Rodrigo Guitar Concerto - for Guitar & Piano The Prophecy Guitar Duo Vicky Bodman & Martin Nockalls Parry Jenkins – Piano & Organ The concert will include the most famous concerto ever written for guitar Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez played by Martin Nockalls with the orchestral accompaniment arranged for piano played by Parry Jenkins. Other music in the programme will include compositions by Albinoni, Bach, Daquin, Denza, Granados, Gipsy Kings, and Handel. Performed by the exciting new guitar duo on the block known as the ‘Prophecy Guitar Duo’…and the versatile Parry Jenkins on organ and piano.


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£595 pcm Tel: 01302 515100 office hours WESTWOODSIDE C of E SCHOOL PTA AND LINCS FASHION TUESDAY 3RD JUNE AT 7.30 Invite you to a CHAINSTORE CLOTHING CLEARANCE SALE & FASHION SHOW EXTRAVAGANZA TICKET PRICE £2.50 Bargain clothes for all seasons Clothes range from smart to casual Prices range from £1.99 – £29.99 Ages range from 16 – 60+ / Sizes range from 8 – 24


The PTA invites you to a Ladies Fashion Show which includes brand names such as Next, M & S, Cotton Traders and The White Stuff. Tea and coffee will be provided, but feel free to bring your own wine Tickets available on the night and at Westwoodside Post Office


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The School Year is just whizzing by. Only one more half term and the it'll be the summer holidays, where hopefully the sun will decide to come out more frequently! This last month has seen a variety of activities. Year 6 can finally have a break after sitting their recent SATS. Well done to all who took part. We hope your hard study has paid off and look forward to seeing the results soon. On the morning of Friday 16th May children from all classes took part in a sponsored walk. This was to raise funds for Phase Worldwide, providing teaching resources for children in the Hagam and Yarchu villages in the region of Chumchet in Nepal. Younger children did a 23 mile circuit around the footpaths and fields of Haxey, whilst older children walked to Epworth and back using the route along the old railway line, a total of 5 miles. Thanks to all for supporting this event, especially Mr Smedley, school governor, who led the walk. Afternoon classes were certainly quieter than usual! As soon as we know the fund total we shall let you know. On Sunday 18th May Mrs Jenman and members of the school choir were at St Nicholas' Church in celebration of the All Ages Worship. The children sang out their hearts, and were worthy participants of this special service. Thanks always to Reverand Green for his warm welcome. The school took part in a Schools Festival at Lincoln Cathedral on 22nd May, which involved over 3000 children from 800 schools in the diocese of Lincoln. This included partaking in a variety of workshops in the morning, followed by worship in the afternoon. The children who attended really enjoyed themselves. The PTFA have been busy organising the next events. They are on with the ever popular summer fayre, with this year seeing a 'pre-loved' school uniform stall. Bags 2 School will be back after half term, so please remember to start putting aside unwanted clothes, and also a disco. The PTFA were delighted to receive a cheque for £500 from fantastic local band, The Laid Bax, who recently held a charity night with The Quirky Birds. This money will go towards replacing the school playground equipment. Many thanks to both bands, please support them at their next gigs. The PTFA are just regular mums and dads who donate an awful lot of time and effort to organise events that benefit children at school. If you would like to help however little time you have, please come to our meetings, any help would be appreciated!


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News, News, News, News, News, News, News... St. Martin's Church, Owston Ferry On Sunday 8th June, there is to be a rededication Service to be held at the Archway to St. Martin's Church at 3pm. This will be followed by a Praise Service for Pentecost in the Church and then tea. All are welcome to come along and see the wonderful work carried out to the Archway, with the help by way of part funding from the North Lincolnshire Leader Fund which enabled the Arch to be restored. In addition, repair work has been carried out following the accident, which nearly destroyed the Arch. There will also be an opportunity to see the restoration and repair work carried out so far to the Church. Other services for June are: 1stJune 9.,15am Sung Eucharist 15th June 9.15am Morning Service 22nd June 9.15am Sung Eucharist 29 June 10.30am - Deanery Service at West Butterwick

Owston Ferry WI will be meeting on 18th June in the Coronation Hall, Owston Ferry at 7.30pm when David Shepperson will be visiting to talk about "Women in the First World War". Refreshments will be served and non members are very welcome. ‘THANK YOU’ EVENT FOR DO-


Anyone who has donated food or household goods to Bassetlaw Food Bank is invited to a ‘thank you’ service at All Saints’ Church on Sunday 29 June at10.00am. There will be refreshments after the service. Two representatives of the Food Bank will talk about their work and the people the Food Bank has been able to help. To date, over 300 bags of goods have been taken from five donation points in the Misterton area. These are churches in Misterton (Parish Church), West Stockwith, Walkeringham, and Beckingham, and the Cycle Barn in Misterton. The Misterton Centre is now a distribution point for local people to collect their food parcels, once registered with Bassetlaw Food Bank.


ST NICHOLAS CHURCH HAXEY PARISH WEEK-END HAXEY PARISH THROUGH THE AGES SATURDAY 14TH & SUNDAY 15TH JUNE 2014 DISPLAYS IN CHURCH Stalls outside to include - cakes, vegetables, books, crafts, raffle, tombola, Brownies, Bouncy Castle. Camera Club - Photographic exhibition in the Church Hall. SATURDAY 10.00am - 12.00 noon Tea/ Coffee & Cakes in the Marquee. SATURDAY 12.30pm - Bar-B-Q Ticket only available from Church members. Adults £5.00 Children under 12yrs. £2.50. SUNDAY - 10.45am Holy Communion. Church open viewing in the afternoon. SUNDAY - 6.00pm Pet Service in the Marquee. All pets welcome. Doncations for raffle and stalls much appreciated. If you are able to help with any memorabilia or photographs, please contact Pam 01427 754550. Ilene 01427 753420 or Helen 01427 752257. Please come along and enjoy a fun week-end - a warm welcome awaits.

Haxey Parish Gardens Sunday 8th June 2014 2pm - 6pm 7 Gardens + Allotments Programmes £4 Available on the day from Haxey Methodist Church Hall DN9 2LA Cove Road Allotments Westwoodside DN9 2AY Refreshments 1.30pm - 6.30pm at the Haxey Methodist Church Hall. contact 01427 753062

Love Food -Hate Waste was the subject when Clair Moore (NLC )invited members to think of ways in which our environment could be better protected, especially the waste which is put in our land fill sites, and what savings could be made if we plan our grocery shopping better. Interesting and food for thought. Elaine Pamham speaker of " Skin care for mature ladies" will be on Wednesday 4th June 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall ,Haxey. Non members welcome. £3. Contact 01427 753062

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Tony Bacon Decorators

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Devised & written by Anthony Catherall This month and every month we feature a unique recipe from The Epworth Cookbook 1982. NO 6. FRUIT LOAF Page 33

8 oz plain flour 4 eggs 8 ox self raising flour 1 teaspoon mixed spice Good pinch of salt One half lb mixed fruit 6 oz butter or margarine 1 tablespoon golden syrup 2 oz lard tablespoons milk, brandy or sherry 8oz Demerara sugar

Cooked in 2013, by Janet Hogan of Epworth W.I., Janet says, "easy to make, nice flavour".


Sift, flour salt and spice. Cream fats and sugar until fluffy, add beaten eggs and syrup. Fold in fruit, flour and liquid. Grease and line 2x2 lb loaf tins. Bake in a slow oven 275 F. (gas mark1) for three hours approximately. Created by Mrs Doreen Webster, 5, Tottermire Lane, Epworth.

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Tickets available from: Misterton Chip Shop, Misterton Butcher, Greenhills Store, Haxey, NISA Local, Westwoodside and Epworth Newsagents, 28-30 High Street or Tel: 01427 891060

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Axholme Bridleways Association (ABA) was founded in 2012 with the aim of working in harmony with the local community, parish councils and North Lincolnshire Council to raise awareness of the importance of safe public rights of way for walkers, runners, cyclists and riders. The successful 2012 Olympics inspired visitors and local people to take part in outdoor activities. It is ABA's aim to ensure that everyone can respectfully explore the beauty of the Isle of Axholme safely. Routes open to walkers, runners, cyclists and riders are called bridleways and these give safe, convenient and enjoyable off road access to the countryside. There are a lack of bridleways in this area, despite the high number of potential users. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 provides for a cut-off date, of 1 January 2026, after which rights of way already in existence on 1 January 1949 and not shown on the definitive map and statement by 1 January 2026 will be extinguished. It is imperative that local maps accurate and ABA liaise with relevant authorities to enable existing routes to be preserved and others upgraded or created where possible. ABA are delighted to be invited by Andrew Percy MP to be involved in plans to create an Axholme Greenway bridleway, which it is expected will link Isle villages via bridleway routes and this is being made possible using part of a Heritage Lottery Grant.

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8th June 2014 Various length walks approx. (5 miles, 7 miles or 10 miles) Cycle/Ride 5 miles, 12 miles or 20 miles approx. Minimum entry fee of £10 per person or a sponsor form is available should you wish to try and raise money for this local charity and Bridleways Association Start East Lound, Haxey, DN9 2LR between 10am & 12 noon Maps, Rosettes and Drinks for taking part. More information please contact

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ABA Members respectfully use local routes. With relevant permissions, ABA occasionally assist in keeping routes clear and well maintained. ABA organises events to increase awareness about the Association and to raise funds for the Association and Charities, such as Lindsey Lodge Hospice and Lincs/Notts Air Ambulance. We welcome new Members so if you walk, cycle, run or ride annual membership is just £5 for adults and only £1 for under 18s. Members benefit from Public Liability Insurance for all ABA events and have access to our Route Directory giving details of routes used locally by our Members. Plus they receive support from ABA and the BHS in all aspects of Public Rights of Way and Access. Members regularly meet to report on progress and plan future events and are invited to be involved in decision making.

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LEADER Programme 2015-2020 How can the LEADER Funding Programme help your rural community in 2015? The Northern Lincolnshire LEADER programme has come to an end after five positive years (2008 to 2013) of helping local rural communities, groups and organisations deliver regeneration projects and address local issues by providing £2.5m funding. Nearly 90 projects have been supported through the programme and there may be a new opportunity for rural communities to apply for LEADER funding in January 2015. The Northern Lincolnshire Local Action Group, the body who oversees the delivery of the funding, is currently putting together a strategy which will help us bring this money to the area; we would like the local rural community of Northern Lincolnshire to tell us how you think this funding should be invested. LEADER funding is made available through the Rural Development Programme for England and from 2015-2020 it will focus on supporting the creation of jobs and growth in rural economies. However, LEADER funding can also support community projects which play a part in supporting the local rural economy. If you would like to take part in this consultation and play your part in determining how this funding might be invested, please complete the online survey at You can tell us your thoughts about the type of community projects you’d like to see in your local area in section 7 but please fill in any part of the survey that is of interest to you. The survey is open until Friday 13th June. For more information, or for help in completing the questionnaire, please contact the LEADER team on Philippa Kenyon, LEADER Coordinator at Tel. 01724 297781 or Shalon Perkins, LEADER Support Officer at Tel. 01724 297768. LEADER funding is being made available through the Rural Development Programme for England, which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union.

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HAXEY & WESTWOODSIDE HERITAGE SOCIETY 2014 is proving to be a busy year for the Heritage Society with local speakers, functions and upcoming exhibitions and projects keeping the committee on its toes! January saw Society member, and past Curator of Retford Museum, Malcolm Dolby present an ‘Antiques & Collectables Roadshow whilst February had local resident George Fiddler deliver, with colour slides, a trip around the ‘Villages of Axholme. The March meeting had Axholme Camera Club’s Alan Rowsell in the speaker’s chair asking members ‘Why Go Abroad’? by showing his audience some of the interesting sites and beautiful views to be had in this country. April’s meeting really had our members guessing as Malcolm Dolby, once more in the chair opened his talk ‘The Lost Palace’ and gave his audience a fascinating historical account of the splendours of Worksop Manor of which non of the audience were aware and of which today little remains. The Society’s ‘Easter Tea’ providing a selection of cakes, scones, cream and tea was held in Haxey Church Hall on Easter Saturday among the attractions were a Raffle, Cake stall, a ‘Pick a Stick’ lucky dip, a variety of books and the Society’s publications for sale. Our major project for 2014 will be the WW1 Exhibition to be held in the Haxey Memorial Hall on Saturday 21st. June. The Exhibition will consist of an extensive range of WW1 artifacts, medals, memorabilia a, personal items, WW1 posters, newspaper reports, photographs, silks and postcards. During the exhibition there will be a running film presentation by George Fiddler of ‘The Great War and its effect on Haxey & Westwoodside’. As local people and events will be emphasised display space will be available for anyone wishing to Scunthorpe Lawnmowers Ltd loan or display their own memorabilia. Entrance to the exhibition will be free and light Over 200 refreshment served. Models in This exhibition is being provided by the Heritage Society as its contribution to the WW1 Stock commemoration year. Meetings of the Society are held in the Westwoodside Village Hall on the second Thursday of each month commencing at 7.30pm.

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Slimming can be as Extra Easy as 1, 2, 3. There are nearly 40 million people across the UK who struggle with their weight. And for many of them holidays are one of the most challenging times of the year. Most of the millions of people in the UK who are trying to lose weight think they have to avoid holiday temptations. But there’s good news according to a local weight-loss expert, Dan Chase, who runs a local Slimming World group in Misterton. He says slimmers can still enjoy holiday treats without guilt. “So often we think that losing weight means going hungry and giving up all of our favourite foods – after all, that’s what so many diets tell us to do!” He says. “But it is possible to have your cake and eat it, and start this summer looking and feeling great. Members who join Slimming World to lose weight discover that we’re not about dieting and deprivation. What we help each other to do is make healthy changes to the way we shop, cook and eat and learn to make healthy choices. “Every week at group we share tips and ideas and support each other to overcome challenges, following Slimming World’s famous Extra Easy Food Optimising eating plan which allows slimmers to satisfy their appetite on filling, lower calorie foods like pasta, rice, potatoes, fruit and vegetables, lean meat, poultry and fish. At Slimming World these foods are called Free Foods because members can enjoy them freely to satisfy their appetite without weighing, counting or measuring. This means never feeling hungry or like you’re missing out and the support members get in group is invaluable. Sally Jackson, a member of Slimming World Misterton, says “It’s great to be able to swap recipes and tips, share ups and downs and see people that become your friends achieve their weight-loss dreams. Since losing the weight I feel fantastic, I can’t champion the Slimming World plan enough and would recommend joining to anyone in Misterton or surrounding villages who wants to lose weight and keep it off.” Dan Chase says: “Everyone’s welcome at the Misterton Slimming World group every Monday at 5:30pm and 7:30pm at The Methodist Church, High St”. For more information including more delicious recipes visit or call Dan on 07540 141457

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Lindsey Lodge Hospice, will benefit from fund raising, with an exciting BIG new event being planned, for the Isle In June Inspired by three farmers, Geoff Fillingham, Stuart Lindley and Richard Thompson, they and their friends will take to their tractors from far and wide for the Isle's inaugural, Vintage Tractor Road Run. Quite common in North Notts., Lincolnshire and Holderness, 2014 has already seen eight events taken place to date with other charities being supported. Vintage Tractor Runs are gaining in popularity and are a fun day out for all says Geoff. Geoff continues, "we thank all the landowners for allowing us over their land" quoting to me "to fully appreciate a tractor run you'll need to be there to see it, but most of all to hear it". This unique Isle event commences at the Mowbray Arms Epworth, (courtesy of Shaun Scally) on Sunday 22 June 2014. Bring the family along from 8.30 am to see these terrific machines warming up. After their bacon sandwiches and coffee, enthusiastic drivers will set off at 10am, taking in both roads and countryside through Isle Central.

Pictured above the organisers tractors lined up for a previous run.

Currently Stuart Lindley is working with our local police and other farmers for permission of use. The projected route being about 30 miles in length includes, Rectory Street, Blow Row, Burnham Road, Fieldside, Tunnel Pits, Haxey Carr, Turbary Road, The Nooking, High Burnham and on to lunch at the White Hart Owston Ferry, where landlord Pete Smith will serve welcome drinks and lunch around mid-day. The run continues along North Street, Trentside Road onto West Butterwick, Beltoft Road, Newlands Lane and Rectory Street back to the Mowbray Arms by about 3pm where a raffle supported by local businesses will take place, along with some well deserved refreshments The organisers are sure that the public will get behind them by supporting the event. Collection buckets will be available for donations, your kindness will be most appreciated. Come along everyone to see these wonderful machines in action.

For further details, to assist or ENTER yourself contact Geoff Fillingham on 07974 433545 or mail:  


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Kittens looking for New Homes!! We have several litters of adorable kittens in the Rescue- all looking for their new homes. Some are available now, and others over the next few weeks. We have tortoiseshell, black & white, tabby and black amongst others. All our kittens will be first vaccinated, wormed, flea-treated and microchipped. The adoption fee is £45, and Home Checks will apply. More details and photos on our website – or give us a call on 01427 728705.

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After the glorious blossom on the apple trees in the spring and the absence of late frosts once again, many trees have set a lot of fruitlets. These will grow on to become the fruit you harvest in the autumn. It always seems harsh to cut out your apples which could grow on to become fruit you could eat, but if you leave all the apples which are set to grow on it is unlikely that the tree will be able to sustain them all to grow into a decent size. Moreover, producing a large crop of apples saps the energy level of the tree and often leads to a smaller crop the next year. This is how some trees become biennial in their fruiting habit. So, it is generally not a good idea to allow the tree to have free rein and you need to give it a helping hand once more. You may have noticed that the tree sheds some of the small fruitlets anyway. It will do this in June – and is therefore called the ‘June drop’ – and early July. My experience is that this is often not enough and you need to take out the scissors or secateurs to do some light thinning. The time to do this is once the tree has naturally shed the excess fruit. Some trees can produce as many as five or six fruits per cluster at this stage in the year. Which ones should you take out? You should aim for two or at most three fruits in any cluster - for cooking apples, perhaps only one. Look first for any damaged or diseased fruit and remove them. You will notice that in any cluster one of the fruitlets is growing to be bigger than the others. This is the ‘king’ fruit. You will need to leave this – unless it is diseased or otherwise damaged – and take out some of the others. Other work to do this month is to have a look around your trees and check that there are no broken branches – perhaps from the wind or from birds. Broken branches which are left unmanaged will harbour disease and should be cleaned up. Take a sharp pair of secateurs or a saw and make a clean cut above the damage. DESIGN-PLANNING-CONSTRUCTION



Next month I will be returning to the subject of apple tree diseases which I started on last month. The Apple of Your Isle is a local organisation which encourages the growth and use of apples and pears. If you would like more information about our activities or would like to talk about your trees and fruit, please contact Peter Barnard on 01427 873937.

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The Isle of Axholme Lions joined the Vulcan Team at Robin Hood Airport for an evening of excitement and expectations. An idea came to Peter Lindley Chairman of the Isle Of Axholme Lions to have to Vulcan Bomber come to Haxey, a feat which was felt a near impossibility to achieve. So it was decided the next best thing was to take the Lions to the home of the Vulcan. It was the first time that the lions had arranged to hold a dinner party under the wing of the famous Delta Winged aircraft, number XH558. Plus, it was the very first time the Vulcan team had been asked or even contemplated the possibility of holding a dinner party for about two hundred people in a very large hangar.

Peter Lindley

Luckily, all the problems were over come and the go ahead was given. The program for the evening included a descriptive talk about the trip to the Falkland Islands by its pilot at the time, Mr Martin Withers. VIP tours around this last remaining operational Vulcan Bomber escorted by members of the team of volunteers who made sure all questions were answered. This was followed by a wonderful three course meal cooked and served to each table by the local organisation run by Sandra Bishop and her staff. All done under very difficult conditions due to the security and the size of the hangar, note all the cooking arrangements had to be done outside under canvas, in the temporary kitchens set up in the afternoon. Well done to Sue and her staff for a very difficult job. There was also an auction of Vulcan memorabilia which raised in excess of ÂŁ400. The funds raised during the evening is going to help keep the Vulcan in the Sky plus also help support the Lincolnshire and Yorkshire air ambulance. Congratulation the Isle of Axholme Lions01302 and the 532676 Volunteersor which give their time freely in order37 to Totoadvertise please call 07912 643010 keep the Vulcan in the Sky.

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Axholme Camera Club News Wednesday 7th May at Axholme Camera Club marked the third year of their connection with the Australian RSL Camera Club. During the three years Australia have shown their experience and large number of members (over two hundred members) by winning the six monthly competition. However, for May 2014 the images selection committee are expecting a more even result. The subject chosen by Axholme is “FLIGHT” images can be anything to do with the title. Birds, Planes in flight or being more creative a flight of stairs etc. The title did bring out the creative minds and we had the expected but also small insects, balloons in flight plus a man dressed as superman all showing good quality images. The two judges, one chosen by Axholme Mr Stuart Clark and Mr Rod Murphy chosen by Castlehill RSL and lives in Hong Kong both expressed their appreciation at being asked to judge this international Digital Photographic Competition. Both stating that the images show depth and variation from the photographers. The scores this time were very close with once again Castlehill coming out top. In the Army Now

Set Subject Castlehill


Axholme 242

Open Subject Castlehill


Axholme 239




Therefore Castlehill RSL Camera Club are the winners by 16 points. Congratulations once again and we look forward to October when we have another Battle for the Photographic ASHES.

Misterton News POLICE DOGS’ DISPLAY TO FEATURE AT GALA Notts Police dog team will make a return visit to the Misterton Gala on Saturday 5 July at Misterton Sports Social Club. Back by popular request, the dog handlers will demonstrate the training and skills of the dogs in a range of real-life scenarios. 30 stalls are now booked for the annual event with a full programme in the arena and live music throughout the day. Members of Misterton’s Junior Football Club will show off their footballing skills and local army cadets will put on a have-a-go archery session. The Gala is from 12 noon to 5.00pm. Entry is £2 for adults with accompanied children free. ENTRIES FOR BEST-KEPT ALLOTMENT INVITED Allotments gardeners are invited to enter the annual local competition for the Best-Kept Allotment, which looks at the condition of the plot, workmanship, crops, layout and planning, and environmental friendly practice and biodiversity. The closing date for entries is Monday 30 June, with judging on 7-9 July. Part of the 73rd Misterton Horticultural, Arts & Crafts Show, the award will be presented at the annual Show on Sunday 28 September. For a schedule giving further details, call 891376.


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How long does it take you to get from A to B? If you are like most people, you will know typical journey times for regular trips that you make. Phrases like "I made great time", or "it only took me ..... to get to here today” are typical comments we hear every day. We tend to judge the quality of a trip by how short it is. In fact, we are creating our own time expectations and this puts us under pressure when we can't meet them. To make matters worse, these are often self imposed. Over the next week actually time the same journey twice. On the first occasion, drive as normal, trying not to go faster or slower than usual. The next time you undertake the same trip, consciously drive in a more relaxed and less hurried manner. If you compare the two journey times you will often find that, if your trip was a relatively short one, the difference can be measured in – at most - minutes. If the journey was two, three or even four hours, the difference is likely to be no greater than twenty to thirty minutes. Ask yourself how you feel after completing each trip. Is there any difference? What is your stress level like? What have you done with all those precious minutes you saved? The chances are that you will feel more relaxed and refreshed after the second trip. This is more likely to be that case if you accept that there are many things outside your control - the weather, traffic delays due to accidents, road works or simply traffic volumes. Fewer overtakes, less chance of mistakenly going too fast through a speed camera – a more relaxed journey all round. If things do go wrong, it is useful to focus on what you can do, rather than on what you can't. If you have a mobile phone, you can ring ahead to explain that you are delayed so that alternative plans can be made. In this situation the mobile phone can be really useful: once that call has been made, you will drive in a more composed way. The pressure is off if you have rung ahead to say you have been delayed by a few minutes. Needless to say, that call should ideally be made when you have pulled over somewhere convenient and legal – or at least from a hands-free unit. Safe Driving Paul Tuke Doncaster Advanced Motorists, 01302 886276 email:

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What’s On In Your area in the Isle of Axholme Activity

Meeting place



18th Haxey Cubs

Scout hut Behind Haxey Church

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Contact 01427 752250


Isle of Axholme Wolf cubs

Westwoodside Village Hall

6.00-7.30 pm

01427 754120


Isle of Axholme Scouts

Westwoodside Village Hall

7.00-9.00 pm

01427 754120


All Stars Tae Kwon Do

Coronation Hall, Owston Ferry

6.00 - 8.00pm



Isle of Axholme Beavers

Westwoodside Village Hall

6.00-7.30 pm

01427 754120


Line Dancing

Westwoodside Village Hall

7.30-9.30 pm

01427 873778


Mother and Toddler

Westwoodside Village Hall

9.00-11.00 am

Mon/Thur Owston Ferry short mat Bowls

Coronation Hall (September—April)

1.30—3.30 pm 01427 728590


Social Club—over 60’s

Westwoodside Village Hall


Tae kwan Do

Westwoodside Village Hall


18th Haxey Beavers

Scout hut Behind Haxey Church

6:00 - 7:30 pm

01427 752250


18th Haxey Scouts

Scout hut Behind Haxey Church

7:00 - 9:00 pm

01427 752250


Preschool— Playgroup 2.5—5 years

Memorial Hall

9:15-:3:15 pm

01427 754330



Misterton School Pool.

10.00-11 am

01427 754772


Preschool Playgroup 3—5 years

Memorial Hall

9:15-3:15 pm

01427 754330



Memorial Hall


01427 752636


Preschool– playgroup 2.5—5 years

Memorial Hall

9:15- 3:15pm

01427 754330


Sunshine Yoga



01427 873730


Tae Kwan Do

Memorial Hal

5:45-6:45 pm

1st Wed

Haxey Woman's Institute (WI)

Memorial Hall


Swing Band Rehearsal

Stephen Jones Community Hall, Haxey


Owston Ferry Bowling Club

The Green, Owston Ferry (Roll Up & Drives)


Sunshine Yoga

Coronation Hall, Owston Ferry


Preschool—Playgroup 3—5 years

Thurs Thurs

2.00-4.00 pm 01427 752524 5.00-7.00pm 01302 311174

01302 311174 01427 753062

7:30-930 pm 2.00-4.00pm

01427 728590

7:00 - 8:30 pm

01427 873730

Memorial Hall

9:15-3:15 pm

01427 753162

Happy Circle (over 60’s)

Memorial Hall

2:00—4:00 pm

01427 752636

Bambi—Playgroup 1—3 years

Memorial Hall

9:45-11:45 am

01427 754830

3rd Thurs Ferry Folk Group

Crooked Billet, Owston Ferry



Misterton School Pool.

8pm start

01427 728643



Kick Boxing

01427 754772

Memorial Hall

6:00 - 8:00pm


01427 875051

Preschool—Playgroup 2.5—5 years

Memorial Hall

9:15-3:15 pm

01427 754330


Epworth short mat Bowls Club

Epworth Leisure Centre (September—April)

3.30—5.30 pm

01427 728781


Musical Monkeys 0—5 years

Memorial Hall


01427 753787

3:00 10:00pm

01427 873532


Ballroom Dancing Classes

Memorial Hall


Nordic Walking

Epworth Garden Centre


Epworth & Isle of Axholme Rotary Club

The Mowbray Arms, Epworth

6.15pm start

01427 752464


Musical Movement - Toddlers 12months +

Epworth Thurlow Pre School

9:00 - 10:00 am

01427 875016 01427 875016 01909 480087

10.00-noon 01724 297280


Musical Movement - Baby Group

Epworth Thurlow Pre School

10:00 - 11:00 am


Slate House Market & Carboot

Nr Messingham, Scunthorpe

1pm start

The Stephen Jones Community Hall - Pam Layton (Bookings)

01427 752783

Bookings of the Memorial Hall

Tara Salisbury Email:

0744 3493 059

Bookings of Westwoodside Village Hall

Vivien M’Itwamwari

01427 753856

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Business Directory

Pensions Helpline

0800 991234

Electricity Emergencies

0800 375 675

Transco - Gas Leaks Yorkshire Water

080 111 999 0845 1242424

Care in the Community Age Concern

0800 009966


0800 1111

Neighbourhood Watch

01482 444466

Health Visitor Team for under 5’s

01724 298088

SSAFA Forces Help www.ssafa,

, 01476 569764


0808 80050000


08705 555999

NHS Direct

0845 4647

Owston Ferry LIVES (information only)

01427 728324

£30 + VAT for 12 months Contact Carolyn

01302 532676

Boarding Kennels/Training Croft House Kennels & Cattery

01427 890235

Business/Finance/Accountants Sterry & Co Chartered Certified Accountants

01427 752958

Hurstons Accountants & Bus. Advisors

01427 873737

Health/Fitness /Swimming Minnows Swimming Club, Misterton School Pool Catherine 01427 754240 or Annette 01427 754772 Aquafit - Misterton School

01427 754772

Pilates classes covering the Isle with Jill Allen

0790 338 4065

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

Funeral Directors Fields Funeral Service, Westwoodside

01427 874424

R Butoid Funeral Service , Misterton & Dist

01427 890317

Local Taxis

Community Crime Stoppers

0800 555 111

Axi Private Hire up to 8 passengers

Carers Support Centre

01652 650585

A & H Taxi (based in Westwoodside) up to 8 passengers 07817 068199

Isle of Axholme Lions

01427 752139


Isle of Axholme Osteoporosis Support Link—Anne Broster

01427 875752

Epworth & Isle of Axholme Rotary Club

01427 752464

Education and General

Brooks Homecare Improvements 01427 875314 /07973142963 Chris Yeardley Roofing services 01427 754197 / 07974 140344 Axholme Decorating Centre 'Mixing Paint For You' 01427 238941

Epworth Country Primary School

01427 872345

Haxey C of E School

01427 752294

Westwoodside C of E Primary School

01427 752355

Westwoodside Mobile Library

01724 865675

Haxey Library - Memorial Hall

01724 753239

Axholme Pest Control

01427 872106

Fountain Court florist

Willows Dental Practice—Belton

Axholme Firewood Company

01427 874324 07711 254113

Martin Johnson Plumbing & Heating Repairs The Friendly Gardener Affordable Garden Maintenance

01302 845978 07817 300662 01302 352087 0790 3018 885

Home and Garden 01427 873608 / 0776 6747245 01427 874831

Entertainment/Children’s Care


All Aboard Children’s Club -Westwoodside

Epworth Leisure Centre


7866 859963 01724 798877

01427 873845

01427 753676

Computer Services

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Haxey Cricket Club

07719 660777

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