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September 2013

Police News Page 12 Where you live your local history Page 16 Haxey Parish Council Newsletter Page 18

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Issue 70


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Editors Letter… The main event this month is The Festival of the Plough, Low Burnham on Saturday 15th September. A fun day out for all the

family. It’s the 33rd show and it is going to be a fantastic day. Make sure you take the family and have a fun day out! Full article is on page 27. Also a more unusual event for the budding gardener, Do you have apples and pears in your garden that you don’t know what to do with? Are you fed up with making yet more apple pies or apple chutney? If the answer is YES we have the answer. See page 20 for more details The deadline for the October issue is Monday 16th September. Keep your articles coming in and if anyone is interested in advertising please give me a call.



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News, News, News, News, News, News, News... The Isle of Axholme Horticultural Society will be holding its Annual Show for 2013 on Saturday 31 August at Epworth's Imperial Hall. Staging can be done on the Fri evening before from 6-7pm and from 8am to 10.45am on the Sat morning. All the usual show classes - flowers, vegetable and fruit, floral art, novelty and craft and cookery plus classes for children to get them involved and with a prize for each child who enters. Great raffle prizes and delicious refreshments available. Presentation of cups at 2.30pm, auction of produce at 3pm and raffle drawn at 3.30pm. Doors open to the public at 1.30pm on the day. Show schedules and any enquiries to 01427 874126 and 01427 872252.

An Open Garden in High Street, Haxey on 3rd August proved to be a major fund raiser for Lindsey Lodge Hospice. Light lunches, tea, coffee

CAR BOOT SALE ON THE 1ST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH! Epworth Thurlow Playing Field Fundraising for Epworth Primary Academy and Thurlow Pre-school 1-3pm (Set up from 12 noon) £5 a car, £10 for Trade. Limited parking onsite. Contact 07864594905 for more info.


Earlier in the year a special Service for young families was held at St Nicholas Church Haxey. (This was reported under the heading ‘Celebrating Baptism’ in the July issue of The Arrow. A similar service is planned for Sunday 22nd September at 4.p.m. at Haxey Church. As well as families who have recently had children baptised being invited to the service, all young families who would like to join in a child orientated service are cordially invited. There will be a short service and plenty of time for chat and activity as well as tea time refreshments. Do put this in your diary and join in the fellowship. If you would like more details please ‘phone Nigel or Sue on 01427 728029

and lovely cakes were served throughout the afternoon. Many stayed to relax in the sunshine and at the end of the day, the Lindsey Lodge Supporters Group where pleasantly surprised to raise over £610 for the Hospice. A big thank you to all who attended and sent personal donations to make this event such a success.

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News, News, News... Owston Ferry WI will be meeting at the Coronation Hall, Owston Ferry at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18th September when Three in Harmony will be entertaining for the Harvest Meeting. All are welcome to come along. There is a fee of £3.00 for non-members. A harvest supper will be served.

St. Martin's Church services in September will be subject to the restoration and buiding work in the Church, but it is hoped that the following services will be held. Please check on the notice boards for any changes. 1st, 8th and 22nd September there will be Holy Communion Services at 9.15am. 15th September, 9.15am - Prayer Service. 29th September Deanery Confirmation at Belton. 6th October Songs of Praise at 3pm followed by Harvest Tea at St. Martin's Church 12th October - look out for further publicity regarding the annual Quiz Night to be held in Coronation Hall, Owston Ferry. Quiz and supper with tickets at £9.00 each. Tickets will be available from Diane Ekins (728511) or Rita Temperton (728251). ST NICHOLAS CHURCH HAXEY SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER CONCERT OF MUSIC - is being held in Church at 7pm. Given by Nicolas Haines (organ) and Kate Pilkington (soprano). Kate has won a scholarship for Lincoln Cathedral School commencing 2nd week in September. She has a lovely unusual voice so this will be a wonderful evening of music not to be missed. Tickets £6 Adults - Children under 12 free. Light Refreshments will be served. For information please contact 01724 782728. ISLE CHORAL SCOIETY-Rehearsals will commence after the Summer break on Monday 9th September at 7.15 pm in The Imperial Hall Epworth. We will be rehearsing for our Christmas Concerts and the programme will be varied and include some favourite carols. New members always welcome so if you fancy singing your heart out then we would love to see you. Ability to read music not essential. For information please contact 01427 873898 or 01427 754626.


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ELEVENTH HERITAGE SOCIETY LITERARY AWARD PRESENTATION TO YEAR SIX PUPILS OF THE HAXEY & WESTWOODSIDE PRIMARY SCHOOLS At the schools leavers service held at St. Nicholas Church, Haxey on Thursday 17th. July Mrs Norma Neill, President of the Haxey & Westwoodside Heritage Society, presented the Society’s eleventh annual Literary Award to Year 6 pupils from the two primary schools. The award, which consists of a shield and medal each engraved with the winning pupil’s name, was created in order to encourage in the younger generation an interest in local heritage and is awarded for the best narrative story written by a Year 6 pupil from each of the schools. Winning stories from the years 2003 to 2011 have been recorded and published in a book by the Society.

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Now & Then - Then & Now No 53 by Anthony Catherall This month and every month see Epworth in bygone days and compare to today's images!

A charming view of West End circa 1930's prior to reaching Scawcett Lane. Top right was Flag Villa owned by Bob Ward, followed by son George who farmed at Scawcett, whilst William Garland rented Wards followed by the Widdowsons before they moved to West Butterwick. Charlie Day's house can be seen left with a person standing outside, whilst opposite is Ted Richardson's with the two chimneys. Outside Jabez Proudley's, we can see a famer with his horse and foal. Behind outside the Richardson's is what was known then as a 'One Horse Farmer' with his trailer attached. A low trailer allowed the farmer to load his plough together with his chains and other equipment easily. A similar view below in March 2013, the road now having a nice smooth clean surface.


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The Apple of Your Isle As the stifling heat of July has given way to more bearable temperatures in the latter part of the summer it is time for gardeners and apple growers to check how well their apple crop is looking. Do you have apples and pears in your garden that you don’t know what to do with? Are you fed up with making yet more apple pies or apple chutney? Well, a group of fruit growers in the Isle of Axholme formed the Apple of Your Isle last year to help prevent all that fruit going to waste, We are bringing you the chance to turn your own apples – and pears – into juice using your equipment. As well as the fun of doing that, you get the added bonus of taking your own juice home! After the success of the Apple Pressing Days last year, we have organised another 2 Apple Pressing Days this year. The first is at 1 Battle Green, Epworth DN9 1JT on Saturday 28 th of September, and the second on Saturday 19th of October at Orchard House, 11 Commonside, Crowle DN17 4EX. They each run from 10am to 4pm. You will be able to take your fruit along at a pre-booked time and be shown how to press it into juice. You can then carry out the whole process yourself. And then the best part of all - you will be able to take away the juice and drink it at home. And all for a nominal fee of £5 for a half hour. Members of the group will be on hand at the Apple Pressing Days to help and guide you and also to talk about the process for making and storing apple juice. They will also happily talk about how to turn your juice into cider. You will be able to buy apple produce and see apple recipes. Alternatively, you might like to hire our apple press and scratter so that you can press your own fruit at home. For more details of these events and the costs and arrangements for hiring our equipment, please contact Peter Barnard on 0147 873937. Members of the group will be demonstrating how to press apples at the Festival of The Plough on Sunday 15th of September. Why not come along and see how it is done and taste the end result? Starting in October Peter will be writing a monthly piece for the Arrow and he will be looking at the work to be done each month and the challenges and excitements of growing your own apples and pears.


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Misterton News... SCHOOL PUPILS EXPERIENCE VICTORIAN MISTERTON Year 4 pupils at Misterton Primary School were treated to an insight to Victorian Misterton when two visitors from the past – James Juniper Hastings and Henrietta Stockdale – paid a visit. Both were well-known village figures: James Hastings was the village census taker, and Henrietta Stockdale was the daughter of Misterton’s Vicar and went on to set up a school of nursing in South Africa, introducing the first registration of nurses there. Pupils were taken on a walk around the village, looking at the many Victorian landmarks then spent the afternoon examining a range of Victorian artefacts and telling their classmates about the. Pictured are the Victorian visitors – James Juniper Hastings aka David Seymour, and Henrietta Stockdale aka Hazel Brand. PLAY AREA OPENS IN MEMORY OF LOCAL MUM- There will be a new play facility at Misterton Primary & Nursery School when children return after the summer holiday. The official opening is at the School on Saturday 31 August at 3.00pm. All are welcome. The play area is to be called the Roxi Makings Adventure Trail and is in the form of an oval trim trail with climbing and balancing equipment. The play area has a jungle-themed sign and a tree, donated by a local nursery, with tree seat. Friends and family raised £12,890 in less than 12 months in memory of Roxi Makings, who died last year at the age of 27.


Are you over 40? Do you feel a little unfit, lacking exercise and don’t know what to do about it? Perhaps you feel that signing up for a gym membership is not for you, but you want to try something a bit different that’s not too strenuous? Isle Dance for Health could be just the thing for you – as funded by North Lincolnshire NHS (under its Community Public Health Improvement Programme). After the outstanding success of its first programme of country dances held in Westwoodside, Epworth and Crowle this Spring, local folk dance band Lys St Georges are gearing up for another programme of 9 dances starting in September. Some of the dancers said at the end of the Spring 2013 programme: It has been a great time being with others and having fun and exercise. Loved the live music. Great fun, relaxed friendly atmosphere and people. No pressure, lots of encouragement. A brilliant idea. Good way of keeping fit and socialising. Well organised and dances to suit most people. Most enjoyable, good fun, great teacher, super LIVE music. Thanks This has been one the most enjoyable experiences – friendship, conviviality, fun! Really hope the format is able to continue – think the proof of its popularity is in the numbers attending each week! Many thanks. This has been a great way to exercise. Much more fun than keep fit. Very good treatment – exercise, good laugh, meet new people. Should be on prescription. Thank you Dates and locations for all of the new dances are: Thursday September Thursday 3 October Thursday October Tuesday October Tuesday October


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BIGGER & BETTER THAN EVER 33rd Festival of the Plough 2013 by Anthony Catherall

Opening at 10:00 hrs, this years Festival of the Plough will be bigger than ever, having new attractions for the thousands of people planning to attend at DN9 1DD, so set your sat-nav and come early. There's nothing like cheery bands to brighten up the day, so enjoy two of them. Static are the Armthorpe & Elmfield Brass Band and The Bluebell Band, part of the programme below. Always a favourite for children and back again, the vintage 'Gallopers & Swings'. Several huge marquees will be packed with all types of must see items, 25 trade stands are currently booked, the poultry tent will have up to 400 hens, the model and craft tents will be packed with dedicated enthusiasts, alongside their exhibits, superb beer and refreshments also provided. Outside we have 52 ploughing entries in the tractor section alone. Fourteen magnificent shire horses will take pride of place, ploughing in pairs, great for photographic opportunities, but please no FLASH. Close-by will be 70 'vintage vehicles', and new this year a 'brick lifting' competition for men and women. Also new in 2013, we have a Tug 'O' War competition, more entries are invited call Tim, on 07533 103021 or Eleanor, 07875 359748 an entry donation being just ÂŁ15 per team. 'Junior John Edwards' with his ex-national team will join we hope join in the foray. To keep the youngsters amused will be another first with a 'climbing wall', supervised of course. The 'Yorkshire Hawk Lady' with her superb hawks are also in the fields. Of great interest to the farming fraternity together with all our visitors, will be our committee chairman 80 year old (I can't believe it) John Smith will be ploughing with a 96 year old 'Overtime' tractor, should be fun to watch a true professional plougher.

CONFIRMED PROGRAMME OF EVENTS TO INCLUDE: 10:00 am Blessing of the Plough followed by Market Square Acts 11:10 Carty Sough - 11:30 The Bluebell Band - 12 Noon The Grimsby Morris Men. 12:30 Carty Sough - 13:00 Bootleggers - 13:30 The Grimsby Morris Men 14:00 Jerry Oakes & The Bluebell Band - 14:30 Bootleggers.

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A large party of members of the Epworth and District Flower Club met near Rotherham on a beautiful July evening to visit Winthrop Park. Some months earlier the group had listened to an illustrated talk about the conception and development of the facility and arrangements were made for the visit. The publicity for the garden states that it “has been created from a former sewage treatment works” and was inspired by a local couple who “sought to bring…nature therapy to others in the community.” After a welcome the group divided into two and was conducted around by two of the founders. We began by visiting the sensory garden and immediately experienced the beautiful perfume of roses. Our guide explained how the garden was created to be wheelchair friendly and how plants of varying textures had been selected. Original professional advice had suggested plants should be placed in colour blocks which are pleasing to the eye. This was obvious but so too, on such a beautiful evening, was the variety of shades of green in the plants, shrubs and trees. We were told about some glass ornaments which had been loaned originally but Shh! no-one returned to reclaim them and the tale behind two rather large stone features which stood amongst the wonderful delphiniums and had been given by a quarry at Ulley. Recycling has been a major part of the philosophy of the park and paths and stone edges have been reused. A “sculpture” garden has been created in one area and it was built on the top of a buried car. When presumably a window broke in the submerged vehicle so an area of the garden sank too! A stone sculpture has been donated in the shape of a “pinecone” but not an immediately obvious variety, a Lawson’s cypress cone. We were told about a blind visitor who enjoyed touching the twisted willow and we saw a red breeze block wall which was suggested for those with visual impairment. The wall was fronted with some beautifully manicured trees and its other side was used to create a wonderful rockery with a water feature flowing through it. Further areas of the garden followed different themes. One area housed a rather large and fascinating elephant, another was on a Japanese theme, a sheepdog and a sheep played on a wonderfully tended lawn and finally we spiralled through the New Zealand garden which was created to encourage the idea of ferns unfurling. Then there was a little time to shop in the craft and Old Curiosity shops before gathering for a delicious tea. Debbie Beecher expressed the thanks of the group and spoke everyone’s thoughts when she told our host how she had undersold the garden when she had been to visit and talk to our group. The garden is open to the public between 1st April and 31st October daily except Saturday and has no admission fee. It comes highly recommended and it is difficult to believe it was created from dereliction and after adversity. The Epworth and District Flower Club will next meet in the usual place in Haxey, The Stephen Jones Community Hall at 7.30 on Monday, 9th September when Val Dukes will demonstrate on the theme “Naughty Ladies”. The October meeting on 14th will be a workshop and on November 11th we hold our annual Open Meeting with a national demonstrator on the theme “Autumn into Christmas” All are welcome to join us.


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Trentside Federation School News – St Martin’s Church of England Primary School, Owston Ferry and West Butterwick Church of England Primary School The Summer Holidays finally arrived after an extremely active and enjoyable final few weeks. St Martin’s School held an Enterprise Day which provided the pupils with an opportunity to develop team skills and business acumen! Teams of mixed age pupils from Reception right through to Year 6 were set the challenge of creating their own company, designing their own ‘sweetie’ product, producing the confectionary and its packaging then marketing it to an audience and a panel of judges. The prize was much coveted – being able to ‘run the school’ for the afternoon of the penultimate day of term! Competition was fierce and the judges had a very difficult job. The sweets were well made using only the finest ingredients, the packaging was carefully designed and the marketing was professionally delivered by all groups concerned. What an ‘enterprising’ lot we have at St Martin’s! West Butterwick’s Lighting the Candle group (Pupil Worship-Leaders) kept itself very busy right up until the last few weeks of term as they planned and led a Community Worship in St Mary’s Church focussing on ‘Daniel in the Lions’ Pit’. The theme was ‘Trust in God’. The group ran a quiz, inviting the congregation to ‘reflect and respond’ as part of the service and a number of the children enjoyed having their faces painted as lions. A very special project for West Butterwick School, this academic year, has been linked in to the renovation of the windmill on North Street belonging to Coggon Bros Farm. The pupils have worked on putting together a time capsule and had the opportunity to visit the windmill in its renewed splendour. Nick Coggon gave a very informative talk on the history of the windmill and the Coggon Family’s farming history over the years. John Coggon showed the children around the farm and they learned all about growing and selling potatoes! Coggon Bros generously gave all of the visiting pupils and staff a commemorative mug. It was a very enjoyable educational visit and we thank the Coggon Family for involving the school in such a memorable and enjoyable historical project. Both schools’ terms ended with the traditional Leavers’ Services held at St Mary’s Church, West Butterwick and St Martin’s Church Owston Ferry. West Butterwick Year Six prize-winners were :- Zack Chad – Pupils’ Pupil. Alex Wallace-Coyle was awarded the Stephen Dawson Achievement Prize. Stephen Dawson is a past-pupil of West Butterwick Primary School who served in the Royal Navy, tragically losing his life in active service during the Falklands Conflict, sailing on HMS Coventry. Stephen was just 11 days short of his 23rd birthday when he died and we always remember him with the presentation of his award dedicated to progress and achievement. Owen Ericson – Sportsmanship, Cameron Ericson – Modern Foreign Languages, Phoenix – Creativity, Lewis Whipham - Challenge Cup, Rhiannan Chad – Service to the School. Achievement prizes (Reception – Year 6) were also awarded to Ruby, Chloe S, Emily, Joseph, Daniel, Alex and Lewis. St Martin’s Year Six prize-winners were :- Lyle Dance Maths Shield – George Warman, Sports Cup – Thomas Latham, Music – Sam and Jimmy Smith, Ibbotson Literacy Award – Connie Greig, Service to the School – Ben Carby and Brittany Wootton, Ben Parkinson Challenge Award – Rogeuan. The Ben Parkinson trophy recognises and celebrates the inspirational qualities that Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson has shown since being very badly injured in a bomb blast in Afghanistan – courage, resilience, tenacity and positivity, to name but a few. Other Achievement prize-winners (Reception – Year 6) were Leon, Lily, Harry S, Daniel D, Abigail P, Harry W and Angel. We wish all of our Year 6 Leavers the very best at their new schools (South Axholme Academy and Queen Elizabeth’s High School) and we look forward to the new Autumn Term which starts on Tuesday 3 rd September.


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Back to school....a new year, a new start A new year at South Axholme means a new year to get involved. There are numerous after school and in school clubs for all pupils to participate in. From traditional sporting activities to bands for all genres of music, there is guaranteed to be something for every pupil in every year. There are more academic clubs available such as science club for keen students who wish to broaden their knowledge and enjoy extra experience and receive guidance outside of curriculum lessons. Revision is available to all those students with upcoming exams who wish for additional revision sessions either during lunchtimes or after school. Clubs are a great way to be involved and develop social skills and teamwork, more importantly it shows your level of dedication and commitment. Getting involved in school clubs is a way of expressing your talent and combining it with an element of pleasure and relaxation. This could also lead to competitions, tournaments, concerts and other great opportunities. A new year at South Axholme is an open opportunity for all students to get involved in more extracurricular activities and realise your potential. So, become a more rounded student and enjoy more experiences!

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A New School... A New Start ATTENTION NEW YEAR 7! You are about to embark on a new adventure - South Axholme Academy. You may be anxious about starting at your new school but there is no need to worry... this article is here to help you with the transition from Primary school to Secondary school. Becoming the youngest pupils in school can be quite scary! However, there are a lot of people that can help if you have any problems or worries. For example: your Head of Year, the Head Boy and Girl, and also the student mentors and prefects. There will Funeral Directors & be lots of new subjects for you to study throughout your time at South Axholme Academy which may Memorial Masons interest you, for example: Resistant Materials, Food 27 HIGH ST, CROWLE Technology, Law, Health and Social Care, Business 27 WEST ST, WEST BUTTERWICK Studies and many more! Starting at South Axholme is a great opportunity to Day or Night reveal your potential and to become a great student, Independent Family Business so don’t be worried! South Axholme looks forwards Private Chapel Of Rest to helping you take this important step and we will Golden Charter Pre Payment Funeral Plans see you in September! by Eleanor Chafer, Matthew Brown and Amy Farr


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Haxey Women’s Institute gave a warm welcome this month to colourful local speaker DoDo Dee – who entertained them with “Scintillating Leaves on the Tree of Life”. The Members were in full control as they chose a sparkling leaf from the Tree and DoDo Dee retold amusing anecdotes of the experiences that went with that leaf – topics ranging from dancing disasters in the Middle East through to Motorbikes and on to the Grand Canyon. There was full audience participation throughout and a good time was had by all! The evening finished with a competition for the most colourful scarf. As judge, DoDo Dee found it very difficult to choose, but eventually the scarf with the most sparkling sequins on was the outright winner. Pictured here are some of the Members with DoDo Dee after they had enjoyed choosing their Free Gift from her at the end of the evening. Haxey Womens Institute meets at Haxey Memorial Hall every first Wednesday in the month. DoDoDee can be booked through Veronica Eden on 01427 616637 or by e-mail at


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Haxey Tennis Club Presents a


At the Carpenters Arms, Westwoodside Saturday 12th October 2013 First Race: 7.30pm Free entry, Free Food

If you have not been to a Race Night before, they are great fun ! DVD’s of horse races will be played and you can be a horse owner for only £3, (contact Rick Carter on 07771 828727), with a chance of winning a great prize or you can just bet on the horse(s) that takes your fancy on the night and IF IT WINS, YOU WIN, so:

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North Warren House Care Home is a traditional building set in a third of an acre of well maintained grounds and gardens in a peaceful setting. Our home from home is tucked away off the main road yet close to the town centre, community amenities and bus routes. We have been providing care for older people for over 30 years. We are registered to provide day care, respite and long term care. Our home is over two floors with spacious lounges, a quiet room and a dining room that overlooks the garden. You will be encouraged to join in with social activities if you wish and live you preferred way of life. We pride ourselves on providing care that meets individual needs in a relaxed and homely environment. Our team are dedicated and committed to help make our residents happygoing the extra mile to ensure their comfort. Staff are NVQ trained and take part in ongoing training. We work together and support each other to ensure best practice is achieved at all times. If you are looking for a care service for yourself, a relative or a friend please contact our manager Donna Atkinson for an informal discussions on

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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

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 Isle of Axholme short mat Bowls Club Coronation Hall (September—April)


1.30—3.30 pm 01427 752344


Social Club—over 60’s

Westwoodside Village Hall


Tae kwan Do

Westwoodside Village Hall

2.00-4.00 pm 01427 752524


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


Ballroom Dancing Classes

Memorial Hall

3:00-10:00 pm

01427 873532


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

Owston Ferry Bowling Green


Sunshine Yoga

Coronation Hall, Owston Ferry


Preschool—Playgroup 3—5 years


5.00-7.00pm 01302 311174

01302 311174 01427 753062

(Roll Up & Drives)

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

9:30-11:00 am

01427 754830



Haxey Church Hall

7:00—8:00 pm

01427 753269

3rd Thurs Ferry Folk Group

Crooked Billet, Owston Ferry

8pm start

01427 728643


Ashby Concert Band

Ashby Wesley Hall

19:30 -22:00

01724 784494


Kick Boxing

Memorial Hall

6:00 - 8:00pm

01427 875051


Preschool—Playgroup 2.5—5 years

Memorial Hall

9:15-3:15 pm

01427 754330


Isle of Axholme short mat Bowls Club Epworth Leisure Centre (September—April)

3.30—5.30 pm

01427 752344


Musical Monkeys 0—5 years

Memorial Hall


01427 753787


Ballroom Dancing Classes

Memorial Hall

3:00 10:00pm

01427 873532


Nordic Walking

Epworth Garden Centre


Epworth & Isle of Axholme Rotary Club

The Red Lion , Epworth


Musical Movement - Toddlers 12months +

10.00-noon 01724 297280 6pm start

01427 875540

Epworth Thurlow Pre School

9:00 - 10:00 am

01427 875016 01427 875016 01909 480087


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) Bookings of the Memorial Hall

Tara Salisbury Email:

Bookings of Westwoodside Village Hall

Vivien M’Itwamwari

Bookings of West Butterwick Village Hall

Beryl Ash


01427 752783 0744 3493 059

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A sign of the times Dear readers, The DfT (Department for Transport) announced the intention to review traffic signs in a bid to reduce street clutter, congestion, and C02 emissions. The review; maintaining good traffic signing makes driving safer and less stressful. Too much “clutter” means motorists sometimes tend to ignore signs – but they are essential for smooth and safe driving. Signage has become diverse and motorists are expected to remember far more signs than ever before. Motorists who years ago studied the Highway Code to pass their driving test rarely revisit the rules to refresh their memory on how to understand signage. It is highly unlikely that any motorist will know every sign – but motorists really need to know how the shape and colour of the sign effects what it is saying. Here are some reminders how to “decode” traffic signs and how to act on them. Understanding the shapes. The shape of the sign indicates if it is either compulsory or advisory. Round signs, such as speed limit signs, are giving orders, triangles are there to give a warning i.e. give way or roundabout ahead, rectangle signs give information i.e. directions. Know your colours. The colours used within a sign gives you further information. Red rings are regulatory signs and tell you what you must not do i.e. exceed 30mph, blue signs are used for information, except on motorways when they are used for directions, green rectangles are used to give directions on primary routes, brown rectangles indicate a tourist attraction. Variable message signs. (VMS) VMS provide motorists with information and advice about emergencies, incidents and network management. Taking notice and acting on the information provided by the VMS motorists improves safety and minimises the impact of congestion. Motorway exit signs. Motorway junction signposts are usually positioned one mile and half-a-mile in advance to give prior warning to motorists and enable them to select a suitable lane position early. Reminder signs appear 270, 180 and 90 meters before an exit. Official signs provide the motorist with the information they need to be as safe as possible but sometimes unofficial signs can give you advanced warning of possible hazards ahead (PYOS, for example, may have emerging traffic). (Pick your own strawberries)

If you are interested in further information regarding the courses that we offer you will be able to find this information by contacting. Paul Tuke. Secretary Doncaster Advanced Motorists. 01302 886 276

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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

£30 + VAT for 12 months Contact Carolyn

01302 532676

Boarding Kennels/Training Croft House Kennels & Cattery

01427 890235


Care in the Community

Sterry & Co Chartered Certified Accountants

01427 752958

Age Concern

Hurstons Accountants & Bus. Advisors

01427 873737

0800 009966


0800 1111

Health/Fitness /Swimming

Neighbourhood Watch

01482 444466

Minnows Swimming Club, Misterton School Pool Catherine 01427 754240 or Annette 01427 754772

Health Visitor Team for under 5’s

01427 871181

Pilates classes covering the Isle with Jill Allen

SSAFA Forces Help www.ssafa,

, 01476 569764


0808 80050000


08705 555999

NHS Direct

0845 4647

Owston Ferry LIVES (information only)

01427 728324

Community Crime Stoppers

0800 555 111

Carers Support Centre

01652 650585

Isle of Axholme Lions

01427 752139

Isle of Axholme Osteoporosis Support Link—Anne Broster

01427 875752

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 Axi Private Hire up to 8 passengers

7866 859963 01724 798877

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

Trade/Craftsmen Holgate’s Home Improvements and Maintenance

0745 6524 004

Brooks Homecare Improvements 01427 875314 /07973142963 Chris Yeardley Roofing services 01427 754197 / 07974 140344

Education and General

J M B Plastering—Haxey

01427 752200 / 07785 735984

Epworth Country Primary School

01427 872345

Haxey C of E School

01427 752294

Westwoodside C of E Primary School

01427 752355

C M Developments Building Services

01302 770216

Westwoodside Mobile Library

01724 865675

The Friendly Gardener Affordable Garden Maintenance

01302 352087 07834 130457

Haxey Library - Memorial Hall

01724 753239

Willows Dental Practice—Belton

01427 872106

Axholme Firewood Company EPG Roofing Ltd

01427 873608 / 0776 6747245

Fountain Court florist

01427 874831

Entertainment/Children’s Care

Epworth Leisure Centre


01427 420184 / 07850 976791

Home and Garden Axholme Pest Control


01427 874324 07711 254113

01427 873845

All Aboard Children’s Club -Westwoodside

01427 753676

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Haxey Cricket Club

01427 752394


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