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June 2012

Issue No. 52

Sprotbrough Annual Gala & Road Race Flower Festival History And more...

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Editor’s Letter...

‘Long reign our gracious Queen’... and so she has! 60 Years at the realm, so much has changed in this time, however, our Queen has remained consistent in so many ways. There are lots of events organised over the Diamond Jubilee long weekend from house parties, street parties and village parties to local venue events! I hope you enjoy spending time with friends, family and neighbours in celebrating this historic milestone. Please send your photographs for publication in the July issue of the Arrow. Another event to look forward to this month is the Olympic Torch relay which will pass through Doncaster on Tuesday 26th June. Two historic events in one month! As well as the national events taking place, June is the month for the Annual Sprotbrough Scout Gala and Road Race. Check this month’s Arrow for the latest information. The deadline for the July issue for advertising and articles is Wednesday 20th June. The Arrow will be delivered from Friday 29th June.

Best Wishes

Michelle Sidebottom

Tel: 01302 534256 / 07795 387937 Email: michelle@arrowpublications.co.uk Mail: 26 Springwood Close, Branton, DN3 3UD

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News, News, News, News, News, News..

Annual Scout Family Gala and Road Race Welcome to the annual family gala and road race! At the time of writing this article, we are being ‘deluged’ with spring rain! Hopefully by June we will see good weather to accompany our day. This year forecasts, continued spectacular community support and participation in both the road race and the gala itself. We are joined again by ‘Military Fitness prior to the race to ‘warm up’ and ‘cool down’ at the end of the 6.5 Km. We also welcome some new and regular support from stall holders, including some tractors to look around. All the funds we raise do go back into ‘scouting ‘here in Sprotbrough which enables our young people to participate in a range of activities- orienteering, canoeing, camping, national navigation schemes, cooking competitions, sporting competitions. Our Scout section once again utilised their skills following their cooking experiences and, transformed the head quarters into a romantic cosy bistro for what is now an annual Valentine’s event and provided an excellent meal and evening. Thanks must go to the local businesses, family and friends who provide the support and finance, where necessary which makes our role so much easier to complete for this event. Family participation is very important and valued in the Scout movement and this event would not be able to succeed without the whole ‘Scout family’. As with all families , we gain valuable members and sadly we lose some as well… A SPECIAL THANKS goes to Lindsay Graves, who has contributed greatly as a Scout helper and leader over the past ten years. Other family commitments and time itself , have lead Lindsay to take a ‘behind the scenes role“ now. We were able to present our thanks at the annual Ceilidh, where Lindsay will still support as part of the catering team. We would also like to say “Thank you” to Tanya Smith. As a member of the Scout Supporters group for several years, she has contributed in the collation of this programme, as well as numerous tasks in catering, helping on stalls and even ‘roping her mum, Beat, and brother’s family into this event. As families grow up they move on and so we wish them well. Our final thanks in this section go to members of the community, who are no longer with us but who have contributed greatly behind the scenes to ensure our event goes smoothly. Our thoughts go in particular to the Walden family, this year. And so finally…. if you are reading this for the first time and have never been along to the Gala, it is a community and family event not to be missed! If you have participated in previous years, ‘thank you once again’ and we hope you have an enjoyable afternoon, whether you are doing battle as a ’gladiator’ or running the race, or settling for a pint and listening to the band. There is something for all the family. Anyone who wishes to register to enter the race can do so on line via our website, but you can still register on the day. Hope to see you there!

Janet Graves, on behalf of the Scout Supporters Group

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News, News, News, News, News, News.. A bit of a do! Thank you to everyone who supported “A bit of a do!” at St Mary’s Church hall, in aid of Sprotbrough Cricket Club. It was a very enjoyable and entertaining evening and raised over £1,300 for the club! The next social event open to everyone is the annual cricket barbecue on Saturday 30th June 6.30 pm on the cricket field behind the Ivanhoe. Tickets £12 for adults, £6 for children and students, family tickets £30 (2 adults, 2 children) to include food and live band. Entrance by ticket only. Entrance on day may be possible but price is £15 adult, £7.50 child. Contact Janet Graves, 853932/Mark Mitchell 858293/Lindsay Graves 788822 Janet Graves

Caroline Flint’s June surgeries will be held on Friday 1st June at the following times by appointment – please ring 01302 623330: 9.15am – 10.00am Elm Green Community Centre, Elm Green Lane, Conisbrough 10.30am – 11.15am Yorkshire Main Community Centre, Edlington Lane, Edlington

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Flower Festival 2012 With an Olympic Games Theme ‘May we run the race before us’ Come and visit our historic church, see the flowers and hear the organ playing. Refreshments are available throughout the three day festival Friday 22nd June 10-6pm Saturday 23rd June 10-6pm Sunday 24th June 12-6pm Admission by programme, at the door

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A History of Sprotbrough Hall, Doncaster. Part 3 The principal Copley achievement in the field was the winning by Colonel Christopher Copley, Lionel’s brother, of the small battle of Sherburn, which, however, was of great value to the Parliament, as resulting in the capture of Charles’ confidential and extremely compromising correspondance with Lord Digby in the matter of raising the Irish Catholics, and the occasion of the impeachment of Stafford in 1640 had been a phrase in a letter to Charles which was constructed to refer to raising an Irish force for service in England. We mention this in passing as there are 2 portraits of Stafford at Sprotborough – one a Van Dyck, showing the statesman caressing a greyhound, similar too, but in better condition, than the one at Wentworth; the other shows him with his secretary, an engraving of it is appended to his “Letters.” The Lionel Copley who succeeded Sir Godfrey died at Bath without heirs in 1719, and Sprotborough went to a son of one of Sir Godfrey’s daughters – Joseph Moyle of Bake in Cornwall, who adopted the name of Copley and was created a baronet in 1778. His second son, Sir Joseph, was mixed up with the old scandal of the Earl of Abercorn at the end of that century. The Earl had married a Miss Copley for his first wife, whom, since she had poor health, he more or less ignored. On her death, having for some time been in love with his cousin, a Parson’s daughter, Cecil Hamilton, he persuaded Pitt to get the King to confer a title on her that he, the Earl, might marry her without injuring his family pride. The plan was carried out, but they were not happy, and the lady was subsequently divorced and married Sir Joseph Copley, her predecessor’s brother. The daughters resulting from this union were famous and witty young ladies in the years succeeding Waterloo, and, known as “Coppy” and Maria, corresponded with naughty old “Creevy” and were the somewhat unapproachable queens of the Radical Kingdom. ‘Coppy’, the more brilliant of the two, died unmarried in 1887, while Maria married Lord Howick, son of Lord Grey of the Reform Bill. When their brother died in 1883 the house again went to a collateral, Sir Charles Watson, who added the name of Copley to his own, and whose daughter, Lady Copley, is the present representative of the long line which most cursorily we have surveyed. The family history is remarkably well illustrated by a mass of family portraits, though, by their copiousness many are hard to identify. In the hall, however, we see Sir Godfrey, M.P.,F.R.S., above the boldly moulded chimneypiece, painted by Kneller. This hall and the entrance hall next to it are practically the only rooms in the house that have not been redecorated. At the eastern end of the former there is a charming derivative of the mediæval and Tudor screen, in the form of an arch flanked by two flat topped doorways, which gives on to the stairs. The carving is very restrained and fine, and two diminutive spandrels, containing cupids’ heads occupy the spaces above the arch, while panels with broken corners surmount the two doors.

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A set of five excellent walnut-veneered chairs (two with arms), are present. They are an early example of the type of chair associated with the name of Chippendale, from which the shaped splat, and flat cross piece at the top, familiar in Queen Anne chairs, have not yet quite disappeared. At the opposite end of the hall hangs the Stafford Van Dyck, above a Nonesuch chest in excellent preservation, with the original tinned hinges and a hanging box inside. Sir Godfrey is recorded to have paid £150 to Henry Cooke to undertake the internal decorations. All of this artist’s work, which is pointed out as such, are some rough chalk portrait sketches, but it is fairly certain that he painted the ceiling in a little boudoir, marked in the plan. Cooke was employed at Hampton Court on the Cartoons of Raphael, which he is said to have executed in turpentine, a manner of his own. This was probably a kind of ‘thin oil’ painting, and the ceiling in question is not very striking, whether for colour or design, in that the greater part is a blank, with the heads and shoulders alone of the deities who should have filled it showing as though peering over the cornice. If Cooke did any more work, and it is probable that he did, none remains, though it is possible that some of the ceilings now whitewashed were originally covered by his design. The rooms on the south front, as we mentioned above, were redecorated during the early 19th century, at a time, the only time, when the house was let and not in the occupation of the owners. Sprotbrough Hall and estates were sold off in 161 lots at the Doncaster Guildhall in September 1925. Earlier, a number of tenants had bought their holdings by private treaty. F.S.Gowland of Ripon, bought the hall along with 115 acres of the estate for £9100. By 1926 the hall was being demolished to make way for new development. Reputedly, the hall was knocked inwards using the rubble to fill the cellars up to ground level, the excess stone was used as the foundations for the houses on Brompton Road. So, if you live on the Park Drive estate in Sprotbrough, and your spade hits something hard in the ground, you may just have found a little piece of the Copley’s grand country seat!

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SLIMMING WORLD MEMBER LOSSES WEIGHT FOR CANCER CHARITY

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Slimming World Member, Joy Hudson has done a sponsored slim in aid of FIREFLY, the local charity that transports patients and their spouse/partner to hospital for appointments. One of Joy’s dearest friends is currently undergoing cancer treatment and the help and support firefly has given to her friend and her husband has been terrific. “My friend is so brave I wanted to do something to help her so I decided to lose my 3rd stone with a sponsored slim in aid of firefly.” Joy has been a teaching assistant for a Reception class in a Doncaster Council school for almost 13 years and says “I’d been overweight for most of my life starting as a chubby baby, through to my teens and later as an adult.” Having 3 children added to her weight problem and the final straw came when Joy found herself buying a pair of size 22 jeans together with over hearing someone say “Oh, she’s let herself go and whilst the comment wasn’t directed at me,” says Joy “I felt it applied.” Some of Joy’s friends were already following the Slimming World plan and she often bought the Slimming World magazine to read of people’s success in losing weight. She was very impressed with the results she saw and decided that she wanted ‘a piece of the action’ too. Joy joined Linda’s Sprotbrough Slimming World group held at St Mary’s Church Hall every Monday at 5:00pm & 7:00pm, in July 2011 and has successfully lost 3 stone. “Because I am nearly 60 I still want to lose another stone and maintain that weight” says Joy. “I can’t believe how much better I feel about myself and feel sure that entering the next decade will be much easier to cope with in all aspects of my life, especially my health. “I have lost my weight by following the Extra Easy plan as it suits me and my lifestyle perfectly. I love the fact that I can still enjoy a full english breakfast, spaghetti bolognaise and chilli con carne. Slimming World has taught me how to control what I eat and because there are not too many restrictions, I don’t feel guilty if we go out for a meal. I tend to choose steak, jacket potato and salad where possible but when I go to Indian, Italian or Chinese restaurants then I make careful choices and enjoy my night out. The support I have received from Linda, my fellow slimmer’s and my family and friends has been instrumental to my success. I plan to continue attending the group after I reach my target weight for the continued support of my consultant and group. I was very apprehensive when I first joined, especially as I had no idea how much I weighed but I would say to anyone don’t be frightened or embarrassed, the support, help and guidance is there for you.” If you would like to make a donation to firefly please visit their website.

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Charity Cycle Ride from Southport to Hornsea

A group of cyclists take a well earned rest at Sprotbrough Lock as they undertake a 220 mile charity cycle ride from Southport to Hornsea to raise money for Amy Kirkby who died suddenly in September last year age 15. The money raised will be split between a number of charities including Doncaster Neo Natal ward, Sheffield Children’s Hospital and The Air Ambulance. Amy, who attended Ridgewood School and lived in Sprotbrough, was found at home by her Mum after collapsing. Since Amy’s death, many fund raising activities have taken place and a Michael Buble tribute night is planned for July at Sprotbrough Country Club. More details will be available in next month’s Arrow. If you would like to donate to Amy’s Fund, please visit www.justgiving.com/AMY-KIRKBY

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What’s On In Sprotbrough? Day

Activity

Meeting Place

Time

Mon

Mums & Toddlers

Sprotbrough Methodist Church

9.30-11.00am

Mon

Breast Start Breastfeeding

Sprotbrough Childrens Centre

9.30-11.30am

Mon

Rising 2’s play session

Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough

9.00-11.30am

Mon

Rising 2’s play session

Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough

12.30- 3.00pm

Mon

Hatha Yoga

St Mary’s Church Hall

2pm—3pm

Mon

The Reading Club 0—5yrs

Sprotbrough Library

1.30-3.00pm

Mon

Brownies

Sprotbrough Methodist Church

6.15-7.45pm

Mon

Beavers (6-7yrs)

Scout Hall, Anchorage Lane, Sprotbrough

6.00-7.30pm

Mon

Slimming World

St Mary’s Church hall, Sprotbrough

7.00pm—8.30pm

Tue

Playgroup

Sprotbrough Methodist Church

9.15-12.15pm

Tue

Sprotbrough Starz

Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough

9.15-11am

Tue

Coffee Morning

Sprotbrough Methodist Church

10.30-11.30am

Tue

Tuesday Club

Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough

1.30-4.00pm

Tue

Painting Class

Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough

2.00-4.00pm

Tue

Dancing

Sprotbrough Methodist Church

4.00-7.00pm

Tue

Taekwondo

Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough

6.00-9.00pm

Tue

Cubs (8-10yrs)

Scout Hall, Anchorage Lane, Sprotbrough

6.30-8.00pm

Tue

Cubs 'Kestrels' (8-10yrs)

The Barn, Main Street

6.45-8.15pm

Wed

Rising 2’s Playgroup

Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough

9.00-11.30am

Wed

Mums & Toddlers

Sprotbrough Methodist Church

1.30—3.00pm

Wed

Dancing

Sprotbrough Methodist Church

4.00-7.00pm

Wed

Taekwondo

Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough

5.30-6.30pm

Wed

Playgroup

Sprotbrough Methodist Church Hall

9.15—12.15

Wed

Sequence Dance Club

St Mary’s Church Hall

7.30pm—10pm

Wed

Cubs 'Falcons' (8-10yrs)

The Barn, Main Street

6.45-8.15pm

Wed

Scouts (11-14yrs)

Scout Hall, Anchorage Lane, Sprotbrough

7.15-9pm

Thurs

Coffee Morning

St Mary’s Church Hall

10—11.30am

Thurs

Little tykes (childminders drop in)

Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough

9.15—11.00am

Thurs

Mums & Toddlers

Sprotbrough Methodist Church

9.30-11.00am

Thurs

Thursday Club

Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough

1.30-4.00pm

Thurs

Dancing Class

Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough

4.45-8.45pm

Thurs

Brownies

Sprotbrough Methodist Church

6.00-7.30pm

Thurs

Yoga

St Mary’s Church Hall

7.00—8.30pm

Thurs

Beavers (6-7yrs)

The Barn, Main Street

5.30-6.30pm

Thurs

Scouts (11-14yrs)

The Barn, Main Street

7.00-9.15pm

Thurs

Explorer Scouts (14-18yrs)

Scout Hall, Anchorage Lane, Sprotbrough

7.30-9.30pm

Thurs

Music Bugs 6mths-4yrs

St Edmunds Community Hall

10.00-11.00am

Thurs

Starlight Dance Studio

St Edmond’s Church Community Hall

4pm—6.45pm

Fri

Playgroup

Sprotbrough Methodist Church

9.15-12.15pm

Fri

Sprotbrough Starz

Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough

9.15-11am

Fri

Tea Dance

Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough

1.00-4.00pm

Fri

Taekwondo

Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough

6.30-9.00pm

Fri

Fun Club

Sprotbrough Methodist Church

7.00-8.00pm

Sat

Sequence Dancing

Royal British Legion Club

7.30—10.30pm

Sat

Dancing Class

Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough

9.15-3.15pm

Sun

Fun Club Extra

Sprotbrough Methodist Church

Sunday School

Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough

10.00-12.00noon

Sunday School

Goldsmith Centre, Sprotbrough

6.15-7.45pm

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Activity

Meeting Place

Time

3rd Monday

St Mary’s Mothers Union

The Stable, Main Street, Sp’boro

7.30pm- 9.30pm

1st & 3rd Tuesday

Sequence Dancing

Royal British Legion Club

7.30-10.30pm

1st Wednesday

Sprotbrough Wives

Sprotbrough Methodist Church

8.00-10.00pm

2nd Thursday

Lunch Club

Sprotbrough Methodist Church

12noon - 2.00pm

2nd Tuesday

Sprotbrough WI

St Mary’s Church Hall

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4th Thursday

Chatroom

Sprotbrough Methodist Church

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Advice

General

Citizens Advice Bureaux - Advice line

01302 735225 Doncaster Council - General

01302 734444

Electricity Emergencies

0800 375 675

Doncaster Tax Office

0845 3667802

Transco - Gas Leaks

0800 111 999

Sprotbrough Post Office

01302 853187

Robin Hood Airport

01302 801010

Care in the Community Age Concern

0800 009966

Childline

08001111

Medical AKS, High Melton Ltd

01709 583121

NSPCC

0808 8005000 Doncaster Royal Infirmary Hospital

01302 366666

RSPCA

08705555999

0845 4647

NHS Direct

Weldricks Pharmacy, East Laith Gate, Doncaster Mon—Sat 9am—10pm, Sun 10am-10pm, 01302 369699 Bank holidays 10am-8pm, 365 days per year.

Community Sprotbrough and Cusworth Parish Council

01302 788093 Sprotbrough Village Pharmacy

Safer Neighbourhood Team, Edlington.

01302 385488

Business Directory 01302 534256

Sprotbrough Children Services, Melton Rd

01302 786457

Accountancy

Doncaster Childrens Information Service Goldsmith Centre

0800 138 4568 Riverside Accountancy Services, Sprotbrough 01302 788093

S Yorkshire Fire Service (non emergency)

0114 272 7202

S Yorkshire Police (non emergency) Education

0114 2202020 RUGBUSTERS, Sprotbrough. www.rugbusters.co.uk

Copley Junior School, Sprotbrough

01302 856445

Orchard Infant School, Sprotbrough

01302 853655

Richmond Hill Primary School Ridgewood School

01302 782421 EX-ZEC Travel Services www.exzectravel.co.uk 01302 783939

Doncaster Council - Education

01302 737222 Meteor Security Solutions Ltd., Auckley

01302 623427

Doncaster Mobile Library

01302 352352

Sprotbrough Library

01302 873456 IT To Go, Computer Services W: www.ittogo.co.uk E:sales@ittogo.co.uk 01302 782436

Doncaster Central Library

01302 734305 01302 721447

My Vue Cinema

08712 240240

Odeon

08712 244007

01302 857300 07879456557

Executive/Chauffeur Driven/ Wedding Transport 01302 820137 07876 595574

Tradesmen/Craftsmen 01302 811646 07885 615209

Health & Fitness

Slimming World, St Marys Church Hall01302 370777 Sprotbrough

Business Directory

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Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning

D@J Plasterers, Sprotbrough

Adwick Leisure Centre

List your business for £2.50 per month

01302 570018

Security & IT

Leisure

The Dome Leisure Centre

01302 855622

07919 578797

Taxis & Driving School’s C Cabs, Sprotbrough

07973 706560

L2P Driving School, Sprotbrough

07767438267

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