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GRAPEVINE NG9 YOUR AREA’S MOST USEFUL QUALITY LOCAL MAGAZINE Aug/Sept issue 114-5

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INTRODUCING THIS MONTH’S NEW BUSINESS - BUSY LIVES. THIS MONTH - Karen Hannon from

Busy Lives writes about how she formed her business to help other people in business manage their time, and structure a balance with career and home life. “For my previous working career to date, I have been a leader who has helped transform the lives of the children and communities I have served. So, in the past year, I decided to re-focus my energies on developing my own business, to help transform the lives of my clients. My experience of working within highly pressured environments has given me insight into the stresses and strains of deadlines and juggling work/life balance I have been in a leadership position since 1998, with sixteen years of that as a headteacher in one of the largest primary schools in Nottingham. During that time: I amalgamated two sets of staff; was fundamental in the design of a new build; planned and implemented the logistics of moving premises; and expanded the numbers of staff and children who attended from two to three form entry in each year group. With previously having to work up to seventy hours a week in a highly pressured job, large staff force and heavy workload, I am fully aware and understand that at certain times of the year additional support is required, and if that is absent, then it is your home life that is compromised. I have a large and varied skill set but my key traits are logistics, problem solving and creative thinking. I believe that by achieving a well ordered and organised work/ home environment will help my clients feel as productive as possible and help them achieve

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greater satisfaction in their lives. The most important strengths and competencies of the company. Being a leader of large organisations for over twenty years I bring to any business professionalism, determination, energy deadline focus, empathy and a drive to complete all tasks to the highest standard. My business BUSY LIVES is pitched primarily at leaders in business, who like myself found there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done. ‘Busy lives’ will assist business leaders by easing their workload giving them back precious time, so that they can have increased time to focus on what is important in their individual lives outside of the workplace and/or concentrate more on the strategic work to help their business succeed.” My service operates through three core functions: 1. Logistical support for business leaders with their home environments. 2. Executive and personal assistant support at the workplace. 3. Virtual support remotely for business and life. 1.This work will focus on the logistical reorganisation of any existing storage used in any part of the home, together with the creation of new storage and filing systems where needed, so that space is optimised, and that clients can access what they need in a systematic and orderly manner. This also extends to handling all aspects of movinghouse or preparing a relative’s house for sale after a bereavement. Smaller business clients may have different needs such as setting a home office with a manageable filing system. I can also help support and maintain any of these systems in the future. 2. Executive and personal assistant support at the workplace. Play a key role assisting the business leader to concentrate on their

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strategic work with the smooth running of the business, by providing an efficient, effective and fully comprehensive executive support service, being able to work on my own initiative, provide administrative and secretarial support to ease their workload during their busiest periods or if their usual support is absent. 3.Virtual support remotely. Work remotely on any delegated tasks and provide flexible cover for the business if their employed executive support / personal assistant is not currently at work due to vacation or illness. Key skills I apply when working remotely include: the ability to work effectively alone and follow all given tasks through to conclusion; effective time management skills with the resourcefulness, capacity and flexibility to work out of standard hours; assist with pressing deadlines; good communication skills through all types of media; and the assurance that all work will be competed to a high standard, professionally formatted and presented. My future vision of the company Busy Lives! has an excellent reputation. It is known as a company by all business leaders for being the complete package of high quality services, that addresses all aspects of work, for those who are time poor.

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‘Busy lives!’ is an executive service primarily for business owners and company leaders who are time poor. It provides specialist support to help you reclaim that work/life balance, so that you can focus on what’s important to you. Services I offer: 1. Logistical and organisational support for your home environment in any room. 2. Executive support at work to help meet deadlines or manage ongoing workload demands. 3. Virtual support remotely for your business and wider life.

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TEE OFF FOR CHARITY TICKETS are on sale for the Mayor of Broxtowe’s annual Charity Golf Day helping to raise money for SSAFA and East Midlands Ambulance Service. Local golfers across the Borough are invited to join Councillor Derek Burnett BEM for the tournament in aid of these two great charities, helping to save lives and look after veterans. Last year 42 local golfers helped to raise over £1,500 for charity and we’re hoping for another hole in one this year. You’re invited to take to the fairway at the prestigious Chilwell Manor Golf Club on Friday 21st September from 12:00pm to play in an 18 Hole – 4 Ball Am-Am Stableford tournament. £40 tickets are on sale from the Civic Office for the event and golfers will receive bacon sandwiches and a one-course carvery along with a chance to win the prize for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, the prize for getting Nearest the Pin, or the prize for the Longest Drive. For more information please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3210.

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Glasses update! Beeston & District Local History Society

Thanks to the continued support of the local community we have been able to send off a further Hold meetings every Wednesday in the month starting at 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall, 1400 pairs of spectacles to Chichester Lions Club to be graded and sorted and then distributed High Road, Chilwell. Admission £2.50 non members. around the globe to those attending eye hospitals run by Lions Clubs International and others in need of spectacles because of eye disease. These are to be added to the 1700 already dispatched The society has over 1,000 artifacts, including photographs, books, maps, and this year. documents. The work of the society is to preserveand save our local heritage for future Since Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917, Lions have worked on projects designed to generations. There will be free photographic displays at the Beeston prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Indeed, sight is one of Lions defining causes. Through professional training, carnival in July, and also at the Heritage Day in September. healthcare system development and wide spread drug treatment distribution, Lions have gained Forthcoming talks 2017: worldwide recognition for their work to improve sight and prevent blindness. In in 1925, Helen Keller attended the Lions Clubs International Convention and challenged Lions to become:- June 21st John Beckett Green Spaces in Nottingham and Beeston "Knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." July 19th Steven Clarke History and New Developments at Highfields Park Since then they have been committed to supporting these causes around the world. August 16th Joan Knight The Influenza Pandemic, 1918-1919 In most homes, you can find a pair of spectacles that are no longer being used! Sept 20th Victoria Preece Children in the Workhouse That same pair of specs can change another person's life. Oct 18th AGM MAureen Rushton Slides of old Beeston & archives exhibition You can find our collection boxes around the area including a new box in Beeston Parish Church. Other points of collection include: - Nov 15th Jill Oakland The life and times of Nurse MarianWinfield Bannister West Point Pharmacy Chilwell; Worsley Pharmacy High Road Chilwell: Long Eaton Asda; Dec 20th Marion Allen A brief history of the Christmas Carol Boots optician Long Eaton ; Scriven’s Optician Beeston; The Middle Street Resource Centre Beeston. St. Mary’s Church Attenborough; Stapleford Care Centre; Dovecote

House; Toton Tesco Community Room; Borrowash Hardware. Wanted: Photographs and memories of Ericcsons, before Plessey took over in 1962. Please continue to support us in this worthwhile cause. Richard EnglishIf you would be willing to have a collection box, please contact 01159227322. is compiling articles for a book, he is particularly interested in anyone working on production on the Beeston site before 1962, especially women. Also, has anyone have any photographs taken by family and friends during that time inside the Beeston Women's Groupfactory, or at the Christmas party, or Summer sports day? Methodist Church, Wollaton Please contact Richard EnglishRoad, 0115 Beeston, 9252598 Nottingham NG9 2NG Wednesday mornings 10.15am-12.00pm This Wanted: weekly group for women agesof with levels ofthe mental health areas Also Yourismemories of of all all aspect lifevarying in Beeston and surrounding issues to come together with others that understand.Th is friendly group encourages during the 1960’s and 1970’s. This is for Julia’s book - a sequel to I Rememember members to be involved and to take part in interesting and fun activities When. Plesae contact Julia onsupported 07804942589. with occasional outings.The group aims to reduce feelings of isolation and give members something to look forward to. New members are always welcome. A groupLadies facilitator is employed for groupMethodist meetings.Church, Beeston, every Thursday Chilwell Circlemeet at Chilwell Contact -telephone 0790 8408596: at 7.30pm. There are varied programmes, speaker, quizzes, member E-mail: beestonwomens@yahoo.co.uk evenings etc, all are welcome. (We finish in June and resume in September ). Cost: £1 per year membership. Voluntary contibutions for refreshments. for further information, please contact: Sue: 0115 9677399 or Norma 01949 838694

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Come an take a look around our show site At Cabin Master the emphasis is on quality. The quality of our buildings, quality of customer service and first class inhouse installation teams is something that we are very proud of and has become the cornerstone of our business.

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Free advice and written quotations as standard. All our work is tailored to your requirements and fitted using traditional re-cyclable materials where possible. Covering the greater Nottingham area from Beeston. We provide a reliable and polite service to your home or office. From a dripping tap or overflow to a complete bespoke heating system. Radiator, fires, heating repairs, cylinder, control pumps etc. City and Guilds Qualified & Time Served tradesmen. 30 years experience. Reliable service, clean and tidy.

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Victims of pension fraudsters lost an average £91,000

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) are urging the public to be vigilant when receiving unsolicited offers about their pensions and to check who they are dealing with.The FCA and TPR have launched a joint TV advertising campaign to raise awareness of pension scams and the most common tactics used by fraudsters.This comes after figures show that a total of 253 victims reported to Action Fraud that they had lost more than £23 million to pension scammers in 2017, which equates to an average loss of £91,000 per victim. Highly sophisticated scammers lure people into transferring their pensions into fraudulent schemes. Victims of pension scams can lose their life savings, and be left facing retirement with limited income. The FCA and TPR are calling the public’s attention to the tactics used by pensions scammers. One of the most common tactics is to offer a ‘free pension review’. Cold calling is currently by far the most common method used to initiate pension fraud. Other scam tactics include: • •

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Unexpected contact about your pension via phone, post or email. Promises of guaranteed high returns and downplaying the risks.

Offering unusual or overseas investments that aren’t regulated by the FCA e.g. overseas hotels, forestry, green energy schemes. • Putting people under pressure to make a quick decision, for example with time-limited offers, and sending a courier round with paperwork to sign. • Claiming to be able to unlock money from an individual’s pension (which is normally only possible from age 55). The regulators recommend four simple steps to protect yourself from pension scams: Reject unexpected pension offers whether made online, on social media or over the phone. Check who you’re dealing with before changing your pension arrangements – check the FCA Register or call the FCA contact centre on 0800 111 6768 to see if the firm you are dealing with is authorised by the FCA. Don’t be rushed or pressured into making any decision about your pension. Consider getting impartial information and advice.If you think you’ve been a victim of a pension scam, report it. Visit ScamSmart to find out more. The joint advertising campaign shows the contrast between the impact on the victims of pension scams and the lifestyles enjoyed at their expense by the criminals. Using TV, radio and social media adverts, it urges anyone who is contacted about their pension to visit ScamSmart before they transfer any funds, so that they don’t end up becoming the victim of a scammer.

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Broxtowe Women’s Project website The project challenges domestic violence and abuse by increasing society's awareness of violent and abusive behaviour and offers support to all women experiencing domestic violence in the Broxtowe borough. Tel: 01773 719111 Midlands Women’s Aid website A registered charity, based in Nottinghamshire, that has given refuge, advice and support to thousands of women and children since 1976. Its refuge can offer accommodation for up to seven women, with or without children. Tel: 01159 257647 How We Can Help- We are a registered charity that has given refuge and support to thousands of women since 1976. There is always someone ready to talk to you with practical advice and support day and night on: Nottingham (0115) 925 7647 Admissions can be made to the refuge at any time. If we are unable to admit you we can always suggest other agencies to contact. Our refuge is a pleasant and secure home where women and children can be helped to cope and recover from the trauma of family breakdown associated with violence or abuse. We can accept up to seven families at any time. Each family has a private family room and the refuge is never overcrowded. Midlands Women’s Aid workers will not tell you what decisions to make or what to do with your life. Instead our workers will: support you and work with you to help you feel in control of your own life and your own decisions we have a lot of experience and information which we will use to help you find the right path for you if we can’t answer all of your questions or provide you with all the help and support you need, then we will know other agencies that can. Living in a violent relationship destroys confidence and self respect.

Violent parents leave a legacy of violence to their children. If you are experiencing Domestic Violence,it is not just your problem. HELP YOURSELF - HELP YOUR CHILDREN - HELP US TO HELP YOU Newark Women’s Aid Newark Women’s Aid provides safe accommodation, with associated support services, for women with or without children, who are living with or have experienced any form of physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or economic abuse. Tel: 01636 679687 28

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JLH Joinery We provide a professional & reliable service for all joinery requirements, including maintenance & repairs NO VAT FREE QUOTE NO JOB TOO SMALL

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Nottingham Pre-retirement Council Courses. “A two and a half day course! Not for me, I’m retiring. I’m just going to enjoy myself and take it easy; I don’t need to make plans or be told how to pass my time” Well that’s fine, we hope you do enjoy yourself and are able to relax a bit more. But is that all there is to retirement, isn’t there a bit more to it than that? • For example, how can you be sure that you have received, without prejudice, the best financial advice to safeguard your future, so that you can enjoy yourself without worry. • Do you have any questions about taxation in retirement, such as “if I have a part time job will I pay tax and, if so, how much?” or “how much will my investment be affected.” • “If I live in my villa in Spain, will I still receive my Government pension?” • What about your legal rights – “can I still obtain credit when I retire?” • If I have to go into residential care, will I have to sell my property to pay the fees?” These are some of the questions that have been answered on the “PLANNING FOR CHANGE” courses that we currently run.The course covers all these topics and much more. Other topics include:-Fitness/health/diet. State Pensions and benefits Safety/Security. Consumer advice. And yes, even tips on how to enjoy your retirement Nottingham & District Pre-Retirement Council is a not for profit making Registered Charity and have been arranging pre-retirement courses for over 50 years. All of the Course Facilitators are retired themselves and so can give first hand experience and advice.

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What does the programme aim to do? Facilitated by a Course Director – always a retired person – this two and a half day programme aims to examine lifestyle in retirement, looking at (but not dictating) ways in which individuals can help themselves live as full and enjoyable a life as possible. The aim is to encourage looking forward!As soon as you have decided which dates to attend, your name will be placed on the Attendance Register. About 2 weeks before commencement of the course, full Joining Instructions will be sent out. These will include a programme, directions to the venue, where to park, details of public transport available, maps etc. During the course you will be able to:Examine the changes that leaving paid employment brings Discuss the natural anxieties that may be brought about by these changes Receive advice about taxation, budgeting, investment, benefits and other money matters Discuss the new possibilities created by increased leisure time Look at ways of staying fit and healthy to enable you to enjoy your retirement Tea, coffee and Lunch will be provided as part of the course. An Information Pack will be issued containing a variety of booklets and leaflets and the Speakers will also bring hand-outs for distribution. Delegates are asked to complete an Evaluation form during the course. Speakers will be available during the breaks to answer any personal questions. The Course Director will be in attendance for the whole of the course and will encourage questions and group discussion.This group is a registered charity and

are celebrating their 51st year. The photo above, is taken with the Lord Mayor of Nottingham recently when the volunteers and members attended Beeston Town Hall for their annual meeting. They help and support people who are approaching retirement to ensure they have planned well in advance to ensure they have a long, happy and rewarding retirement. People are living a good 30 or more years into retirement and their aim is to ensure they enter the third stage of their lives on a positive footing. They hold Pre-Retirement Seminars each month and have expert speakers on Health, Wealth, Consumer rights, State Pensions, Safety/Security, Legal Advice, Income Tax, Voluntary Opportunities, Concessions and how to spend your extra hours of leisure. They encourage husbands/wives/partners to attend together as retirement affects both parties. Anyone within 5 years of retirement are welcome to join them on the next session. Details from the Nottingham and District Pre-Retirement Office, Tel: 0115 922 3824 or email nottinghamretirement@outlook.com. Website www.ndprc.org.uk

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Rewards programs and loyalty programs,do they work?

Do they work? How can you ensure your program drives behaviour? Are you just giving away margin? Three great questions, which we will try and answer in this overview of loyalty programs. The key to a successful customer loyalty program or rewards program is that it is attractive enough for customers to change their behaviour, but not so great you erode your margins. It was a recent trip to a McDonalds drive thru in which I redeemed my full coffee loyalty card for a Cappuccino that prompted me to write this. I reflected on why I had kept McDonalds sticky beans and filled my card, yet didn’t bother to collect Texaco petrol stars, despite traveling 30,000 per year by car. I did some investigation around the topic, including a great article from Harvard Business Review in preparation of this. It probably is worth us putting the word “loyalty” to one side for now. Its not about loyalty (defined: un-abiding trust – being faithful even when it is contrary to your own benefit) it is about an incentive

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for customers to behave in a particular way. What can your loyalty scheme or rewards card do for you? They can make it harder for a customer to deflect and go to a competitor. They are about customer retention. Psychologists have often referred to “Previous Investment” as a strong driver in behaviour. Gain wallet share. Where a customer may buy products from a range of retailers, a loyalty program can give them an incentive to buy it all from you. For example: Customers locked into Tesco Clubcards, may choose to buy a TV from Tesco instead of Curry’s (where they get no points). Add-on Sale Tiered reward programs or incentive programs sometimes can encourage customers to buy extra product to reach the next tier. This is common with airlines who operate Silver, Gold and Platinum air mile programs. As you elevate through the tiers, you gain additional benefits. This is clever in that you don’t treat all customers the same – you treat your most “loyal” customers better. This does need managing however, a recent article about Starbucks tier reward program received bad press when a writer was informed that he longer had top tier status, as he wasn’t spending enough, but was not warned in time to address it. Although customers are unlikely to buy something they don’t need, they may pull

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forward a planned purchase for later in the year. We have noticed that customers increase their frequency of visit as they get closer to a reward status – for instance get 1 free car wash after 6, or a free McDonalds coffee after 6. Costing your rewards scheme. This is a challenge at the outset. Over time you will get good data to support your costings, initially you will be forced to make intelligent guesses. Let’s look at the McDonalds Coffee scheme as an example. Scheme: Buy six coffees get one free. A simplistic view would be 6x £1.49 (money taken) = rebate of £1.49 (assuming I would have purchased the 7th coffee anyway. Cost of scheme for me = 25p discount per coffee. My free coffee comes with a sticky bean, which means I only need to buy 5x coffees to get my free coffee next time = 30p discount per coffee.Other things to consider when costing McDonalds loyalty scheme. What percentage of reward cards are actually redeemed? Cost of creating the sticky beans and pull off loyalty card. What else I buy when ordering my coffee? The impact on my visit frequency as I get close to filling my loyalty card. The value annually of changing my habits from coffee shops and service stations for my daily fix of Cappuccino to a McDonalds drive thru.

This shouldn’t put you off, or bamboozle you, but get you to think a rewards scheme through thoroughly before hitting the “go” button. How easy do you make it for the customer? There is a limit to how many cards a customer is prepared to carry around with them. My wife’s purse that was bursting at the seams with loyalty cards, has now been thinned out for the top few, Boots, Costa, Tesco and Nectar. I carry Tesco, Costa and Starbucks. My McDonalds card sits in the car arm rest. Despite that, I am constantly caught out when I visit Costa with only cash in my pocket or a Starbucks that is “not part of the rewards scheme” or pay for petrol and my Tesco card is nowhere to be seen. What can you do to make the scheme centre on your ‘customer’ not their ‘card’? Using customer information to drive sales. Tesco know more about the shopping behaviours of its regular club card member shoppers, than any other retailer in the UK. They know when you treat yourself, how much fuel you buy, how susceptible to offers you are, how much you spend on your Christmas food shop and what time of the day or night you do it. Tesco has an enormous department trying to make sense of this data and looking for patterns. At the last count over 4,000,000 different variations in vouchers and offers was sent out to its customers. Continued on next page........

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I had a discussion with a company of approx. 100 staff and a team of 4x marketeers. They invested £250,000 in a new CRM system that would give enormous insight into customer behaviour from 4 or 5 different contact points in the business. “What will you do with all this data I asked?” Ten years on and a running total far in excess of the original budget, the company sends out a generic monthly e-shot. Many retailers offering schemes have no proviso to data capture. This is crazy, customers should sign up and retailers then use email, social media and direct mail to drive customers back into the store. Making your scheme work. Getting started – rewards set in the future are less impacting on our behaviour. i.e. the further away the reward is perceived to be, the less likely I will participate. There are two things you can do that will help: Start them off. Get customers to sign up and give them some points. It is noticed that points to get them started induced some momentum. Be careful, people are cynical, so some effort (I.e. signing up) is required. Make the rewards accessible. Give people the option to redeem at £10 instead of £20 for instance. You may find they will hold on and go for the £20, but the accessibility of it makes the reward program feel more achievable. Some experts warn against McDonalds approach claiming that a customer that buys 6 cups of coffee giving

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the 7th free, if there motivated enough to buy 6 there is a pretty good chance that they would have bought the 7th anyway. Effectively you are giving them a quantity discount. What might be more effective is giving them a larger cup size or a free cake of pastry because this might generate a different type of behaviour where they start having cakes or larger sized drinks. Airlines have been known to bump Air mile customers up to business class and first class to give them a taste of what it might be like to do on a regular basis. Warm tingly feeling Nectar noted an increase in spending on their card after pints were redeemed. It was if customers had a warm tingly feeling or a rush after experiencing the benefits. American Express note that experiences or luxuries stuck with people, as opposed to more utilitarian purchases to kitchen equipment. It is important therefore that customers are encouraged to redeem – contrary to what a retailer may think (it’s better they don’t cash them in from my perspective!). If they don’t cash them in, they don’t value them. If they don’t value them, then they are having no impact on a customer’s behaviour. Things to avoid: Don’t reward the disloyal. Avoid double point days and so on. They are effective another form of discount. Campaigns that are focused on discounts on return for a card do not promote loyalty to the customer for their behaviour. They promote loyalty to the card and you

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can have as many store cards that offer vouchers and discounts as you can possibly carry. That does not necessarily mean loyalty. The loyalty should be around a particular behaviour. Focus on your active users i.e. rewarding the loyal. Perhaps a tiered scheme is the best way to achieve this. Focus on profitability. Look to bolster your loyalty scheme with things that do not cost you anything. For instance some airlines offer meals first to their premier customers. Be careful not to offer something you cannot actually deliver on a daily basis. In Summary Do loyalty schemes work?, well yes they can. But it isn’t as simple as printing a loyalty card. A business that makes its reward program the centre of its activities, can influence and drive customer behaviour. Creating your Loyalty Program We can help you create a loyalty program for your store, brand or town. We have incorporated the latest thinking into making loyaly and rewards schemes work – and run cost effectively.

Corin Birchall is a Retail Sales & Marketing Consultant and founder of “Kerching Retail - helping to make your till ring”. His consultancy works throughout the UK and Europe. Corin is an active writer, coach and public speaker, helping to develop and grow a wide range of businesses & business leaders from Leisure and Retail sectors.

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Beeston and District Local History Society Hold meeetings every third Wednesday of the month starting at 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall, High Road, Chilwell. dmission £2.50 non members. www.beestonhistory.org.uk. The society has over 1,000 artifacts, including photographs, books, maps and documents. The work of the society is to preserve and save our local heritage for future generations. Forthcoming speakers: 19th Sept: Tracing Bingham’s History- Speaker Geoff Ashton 17th Oct: AGM plus Victorian Funerals - Speaker Margaret Jennings 21st Nov: Emma Wilmott - The forgotten artist of the DukeriesSpeaker- Richard Gaunt. Chilwell Road Ladies Circle restarts 20th Sept with a talk by Ann Pocklington Crinolines to Soldering Irons. Meet at Chilwell Road Methodist Church, Beeston every Thurs at 7.30pm, they have a varied programme, speakers, quizzes, members evenings etc. For further details please call Sue 0115 9677399, all welcome. On Saturday, September 15th, Kingswood Methodist Church presents a tea-time concert of light music and comedy by “Bright Reflections” from 5 p.m. to 7 pm. There will be an interval at about 5:45 p.m. during which tea and cakes will be available. The programme will include songs by Flanders & Swann, Joyce Grenfell, Cole Porter and George Gershwin. There will also be excerpts from Gilbert & Sullivan and some of the 20th century musicals such as “Merrie England”, “The Arcadians”, “Gigi” and “Fiddler on the Roof ” plus the odd instrumental item. Tickets, £7, are available from Christine Fox (928 3630) and Peter Featherstone (925 8717). Proceeds for the “Opening the Heart of Kingswood” project.

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Hi everyone, Beeston & District Local History Society IHold hopemeetings you are all enjoying the summer thestarting good days that willatcome with it. Hall, every Wednesday in the and month at 7.30pm the Memorial Still no news on Aldi, Anna blames Aldi, Aldi blames the council. But like I keep High Road, Chilwell. Admission £2.50 non members. saying the vote by the Conservative councillors said NO unless the 10 houses The society has over 1,000 artifacts, including photographs, books, maps, and were built with it.Th I know Aldi are society trying their upmost to resolve it and I hope by the documents. e work of the is to preserveand save our local heritage for future middle of next year we might find a new store there instead of the Stapleford wildlife generations. There will be free photographic displays at the Beeston park. At least we are supposed to be having more police officers in Broxtowe. I hope carnival in July, and also at the Heritage Day in September. they are for Broxtowe and not for all over the county because we all know the county Forthcoming talks 2017: of Nottinghamshire needs police. will ask question. and I amBeeston glad to report the June 21st John Beckett Green ISpaces in the Nottingham Helpful bureau has received some funding from Broxtowe borough which will keep July 19th Steven Clarke History and New Developments at Highfi elds Park them going for all the wonderful work that they do for our community, hopefully August 16th Joan Knight The Influenza Pandemic, 1918-1919 more information follow. Children Also the Combined Services, and patrons of The Old Sept 20th Victoriato Preece in the Workhouse Cross recently presented The Getaway club in Stapleford forexhibition £700.00 this is Oct 18th AGM MAureen Rushton Slides of old Beestona&cheque archives for adults with learning difficulties, and don't those people do a fantastic job. Thanks!! Nov 15th Jill Oakland The life and times of Nurse MarianWinfield Bannister Stapleford will be fantastic commemoration of Carol 100 years since the Dec 20th Remembers Marion Allen A abrief history of the Christmas end of World War 1, keep up to date with events around this via the Stapleford Community website and a community do have in this it’s Wanted: Photographs andFacebook. memoriesWhat of Ericcsons, beforewePlessey took overtown!, in 1962. aRichard shame English that we don’t get more investment in our town centre, a lick of paint, a few is compiling articles for a book, he is particularly interested in anyone hanging a few new shops that sell everyone fromwomen. every age. working baskets, on production on the Beeston sitethings beforefor 1962, especially Also, has The one thing I would like everyone in the Borough to applaude is the fantastic jobthe anyone have any photographs taken by family and friends during that time inside Stapleford town football club has done for the children and senior sports lovers of this factory, or at the Christmas party, or Summer sports day? town. seniors are both league and9252598 cup winners in their first season, now a reserve PleaseThe contact Richard English 0115 team to follow, its a pity that the seniors have got move out of the town next season and me thatYour is a crying shame of facilities Stapleford. Don't AlsotoWanted: memories of because all aspectofofthe lifelack in Beeston andinthe surrounding areas forget is upwards of 20 teams soccertots the hard work, duringthere the 1960’s and 1970’s. This isfrom for Julia’s bookto - aunder sequel18s. to IAll Rememember husbands and contact wives, time energy they have all put in could all go away unless When. Plesae Juliaand on 07804942589. Broxtowe help us to keep this fantastic achievement going. And who knows we could find another Dave Watson. By the way, Dave Watson was the last person Stapleford to play England. Chilwellfrom Ladies Circle- meet at for Chilwell Methodist Church, Beeston, every Thursday at 7.30pm. There are varied programmes, speaker, quizzes, member Until nextetc, time evenings all are welcome. (We finish in June and resume in September ). Cllr. John Mcgrath for further information, please contact: Sue: 0115 9677399 or Norma 01949 838694 (Maggie)

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Th ere are& two Food Banks Stapleford and both could do with your help and support Beeston District LocalinHistory Society as they help many needy local residents. Hold meetings every Wednesday in the month starting at 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall, If youRoad, are able to helpAdmission then there is a listnon of what is required below. High Chilwell. £2.50 members. You can drop off donations between 9am and 11am Monday,books, Wednesday The society has over 1,000 artifacts, including photographs, maps, and Thursday at the Church@MontroseCourt according to hours posted on the Facebook documents. The work of the society is to preserveand save our local heritagePage. for future You can also Th drop between 9amdisplays and 5pm generations. eredonations will be freeoffphotographic at on theTuesday, Beeston 9am and 5pm on Thursday andand 9am until 12pm and 3pm 5pm on Friday The Haven Centre carnival in July, also at the Heritage Dayuntil in September. according to the opening hours posted on the Facebook Page. Forthcoming talks 2017: There21st is alsoJohn a drop off point in Nicely Saved at the Sanctuary Coffee Shop and there June Beckett Green Spaces in Nottingham and Beeston is also19th a dropSteven off point we setHistory up inside eeDevelopments City at the Stapleford Health Centre. July Clarke andCoff New at Highfi elds Park Broxtowe Youth Homelessness also run a Food Bank for the many youngsters they August 16th Joan Knight The Influenza Pandemic, 1918-1919 help, 20th you can also drop themChildren any kindindonations from 9am until 4pm Monday to Sept Victoria Preece the Workhouse Thursday. We also help them with other donations we receive too. exhibition Oct 18th AGM MAureen Rushton Slides of old Beeston & archives Nov 15th Jill Oakland The life and times of Nurse MarianWinfield Bannister Donations desperately the following items. Dec 20th are Marion Allen needed A briefofhistory of the Christmas Carol Milk (UHT or powdered), Sugar (500g), Fruit juice (carton), Soup Pasta sauces,Sponge (tinned), Tomatoes Wanted: Photographs andpudding memories of Ericcsons, before Plessey took over in 1962. (tinned), Cereals,Rice pudding (tinned) Richard English is compiling articles for a book, he is particularly interested in anyone Tea Bags/instant coffee, on Instant mash potato, Rice 1962, especially women. Also, has working on production the Beeston site before pasta,Tinned meat/Fish anyone have any photographs taken by family and friends during that time inside the Tinned Jam,Christmas Biscuits orparty, snackorbars.Also factory, fruit, or at the Summer donations sports day?of: Tooth paste, Tooth brushes, Soap, Deodorant,Nappies Please contact Richard English 0115 9252598 Baby food. Th ereWanted: are also surplus food donations fromof Lidl Tesco which aresurrounding kindly donated to Also Your memories of all aspect lifeand in Beeston and the areas Stapleford GroupThseveral we post our Social Media during the Community 1960’s and 1970’s. is is fortimes Julia’sa week bookand - a sequel toon I Rememember Group when where available so please look out on Stapleford When. Plesaeand contact Julia on 07804942589. Community Group for updates as to when this is available. NO VOUCHERS REQUIRED AND COLLECTION ONLY For the Surplus Food Donations. Chilwell Ladies Circlemeet at Chilwell Methodist Church, Beeston, every Thursday at 7.30pm. There are varied programmes, speaker, quizzes, member evenings etc, all are welcome. (We finish in June and resume in September ). for further information, please contact: Sue: 0115 9677399 or Norma 01949 838694

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Foxwood Academy For the New Football Hold meetings every Wednesday in the month starting at Season 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall, High Road, Chilwell. Admission £2.50 non members. Thanks to Hemlockstone Lions Club! The society has over 1,000 artifacts, including photographs, maps, and Hemlockstone Lions have recently purchased new shirts for the footballbooks, team at Foxwood Academy. documents. e work of on thethem society todesigned preserveand local heritage for future The newTh shirts also have a new is logo by a pupilsave at theour school: - Foxwood academy – Team photographic One Dream!! We wish them well nextBeeston season! generations. There willOne be free displays at the carnival in July, and thepleased Heritage Daytheinschool September. Hemlockstone Lionsalso haveat been to support over the last year purchasing new library books and each2017: term they present an award for Endeavour given to a pupil who has tried hard to Forthcoming talks achieve in allin areas of school life. and Beeston June 21st John Beckett Green Spaces Nottingham July 19th Steven Clarke History and New Highfields Park For more information about Developments the Club please viewat our August 16th Joan Knight website The Infl uenza Pandemic, 1918-1919 : https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/nottsdh/ Sept 20th Victoria Preece Children in the Workhouse or email:- hemlockstonelions@gmail.com Oct 18th AGM MAureen Rushton Slides of old Beeston & archives exhibition Pictured are Sam Hicklin – sports teacher, Head teacher, Mr James Hutchinsoneld andBannister Lion President, Nov 15th Jill Oakland The life and times of Nurse MarianWinfi Graham Harvey with representatives of the school team proudly wearing their new kit! Dec 20th Marion Allen A brief history of the Christmas Carol

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STAPLEFORD REMEMBERS 29TH JULY 2018 was the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. On this day the Stapleford Community Group with Richard McRae, John McGrath along with volunteers and also volunteers from the Stapleford History Society, Stapleford Combined Services Club,. tied a red poppy onto each lampost, covering Stapleford Town Square, along Derby Road, Church Street, Pasture Road, Ilkeston Road and Hickings Lane, and later, Toton Lane and Nottingham Roach. Each poppy represents a soldier who fell during WW1. Over 250 have so far been placed as a tribute to these brave people.Silent Soldiers will be installed later in the year outside Sparkle Day Care on Church Street, The Midland Hotel on Derby Road, at The Roach on Toton Lane and outside Cambridge House on Nottingham Road as well as in the Walter Parker VC Memorial Square. However, just recently after this day, some of the poppies were sadly vandalised and local company Sandicliffe stepped in to help pay for replacements, donating £200 to the Stapleford Community Group Poppy Fund. The Chilwell Disaster 1st July 1918 The National Shell Filling Factory in Chilwell was the scene of one of Britain’s worst war time disasters.On a hot summer’s day 1st July 1918, there was a devastating explosion in the mixing plant which killed 139 and injured 250, flattening much around the site.The ammunitions factory was the country’s most productive shell filling factory during World War One, supplying more than half the shells fired. It was hastily set up by Viscount Chetwynd in 1915 when a shortage of shells led to crisis at the front and a crisis in government. He chose a site near Nottingham that was flat with good road and rail links, but also in a dip to shield any explosions. The site had to kept top secret for fear of attacks by the enemy.Ten thousand people worked in the Chilwell munitions factory including many women. They were known as ‘canary girls’ because the chemicals some of them were using turned their skin yellow and their hair green. Most of those who died in the blast were put in a mass grave in Attenborough village church without being named. And it was 50 years before a memorial was put up.

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STAPLEFORD REMEMBERS. Stapleford Cemetery in World War 1 by the Stapleford and District History Society- Part 1. Editors note: A huge thank you to John Shaw for sending this information to Grapevine for our readers. Many of you may be decendants, or family members of these brave men who gave their lives for our country and will find this information useful. More will be printed over the next couple of months in The Grapevine. Stapleford cemetery was opened on the 28th July 1881. The land for the cemetery was generously paid for by Mr Joseph Fearfield who was a member of the Burial Board. The first interment was on the 30th July 1881, and was a Thomas Johnson, a married labourer, aged 68 of Stapleford. The ceremony was performed by Mr Henry Fletcher. Soldiers who fell in battle were buried near the site of their death with their comrades. This applied not only to the private soldier but also to the son of the Prime Minister. After WWI the majority of families of deceased soldiers would be unable to afford a visit to the various European war cemeteries, and would therefore remember their loved ones on family graves which they could visit more easily. Soldiers buried on home soil were the ones who were wounded and treated in English hospitals and later died of their wounds, or died from related illnesses such as TB. These would have stones if their relatives could afford the cost, or after the war the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) would erect a stone. If the strict criteria of the CWGC were not met then the deceased would remain in an unmarked grave as is the case for at least two discharged wounded soldiers in Stapleford. Within Stapleford Cemetery there are five CWGC burials from World War One. The headstone for J Hardy was only erected in October 2017. We also know that James Hall, a civilian who lived on Frederick Road in Stapleford, was killed by the Zeppelin L20 raid over Stanton on 31 January 1916, and lies in an unmarked plot. There are two with their own stones and two in unmarked graves. The others are mentioned on family graves, and of course there is the grave of V.C. Walter Parker who died in 1936. The following biographies are compiled from available information found in local newspapers of the time.

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Lance-Corporal Walter Richard Parker V.C. Walter was born in Grantham on 20 September 1881. He spent his early years in Lance-Corporal Walter London Richard Parker movingV.C. to Stapleford to begin work at Stanton Walter was born in GranthamHeonmarried 20 Ironworks as a coremaker. Olive, the daughter of September 1881. He spent his early years in Joseph Orchard who had been the Stapleford Station Master. London moving to Stapleford to begin work Walter enlisted on the 7 September 1914 in the Royal Marine at Stanton Ironworks as a coremaker. Light Infantry andthewas attached to the Portsmouth Division. He married Olive, daughter of Joseph The Division was sent the Dardanelles, landing on the Orchard who had been thetoStapleford Gallipoli Peninsula on the Station Master. Walter enlisted25 on April the 1915. Five days later 7Walter September in the Marine was 1914 awarded theRoyal Victoria Cross for extreme courage Light Infantry and was attached to the in taking essential supplies to an isolated trench and helping Portsmouth The Division was sent crossing 400 yards to evacuateDivision. the wounded, which required to the Dardanelles, landing machine on the Gallipoli of open ground and trying to avoid heavy Turkish gun fire. In the process he Peninsula on the 25 April 1915. Five days later Walter was awarded the Victoria Cross was wounded in several places. He was presented with his V.C. on the 21 July 1917 for extreme courage in taking essential supplies to an isolated trench and helping to by King George V at Buckingham Palace. In 400 1936yards he died at the age and of 55 and to is evacuate the wounded, which required crossing of open ground trying buried in (plot 7). machine gun fire. In the process he was wounded in several places. avoid heavy Turkish He was presented with his V.C. on the 21 July 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Private Henry Palace. InEdward 1936 he died at the Arnold age of 55 and is buried in (plot 7). Edward was born 7 May 1883 at Derby Road, Ilkeston. His mother was Maud Mary Private Edward Henry Arnold Edward May 1883 at Derby Road, Ilkeston. Arnoldwas andborn she 7was employed as a needle maker. There is no His mother was Maudon Mary she was employed father mentioned theArnold birth and certificate. Edward was a asprofessional a needle maker. Th ere is no father mentioned on birth three soldier joining the army in 1902, the serving certifi cate. Edward was a professional soldier joining the in years and eight years in the Army Reserve. The army Ilkeston 1902, serving three years and eight years in the Army Reserve. Pioneer, tells us he was a Manager of the Stapleford Holborn The Ilkeston Pioneer, tells us he was a Manager of the Stapleford Club before on the on 30 the January 1915 1915 in theinNotts Holborn Club enlisting before enlisting 30 January the and Derby Foresters) Regiment. On On his his attestation Notts and(Sherwood Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment. form his trade is given as a coalminer (hewer), attestation form his trade is given as a coalminer (hewer),living livingat atCambridge CambridgeHouse, House, Nottingham Nottingham Road. Road. Th e Regiment was soon sent out to France where Edward was involved in the heavy The Regiment soon sent out to France where Edward was involved in the heavy nd fi ghting of the 2nd Battle of Ypres. At the notorious Hill 60, during the terrible fi ghting fighting of the 2 Battle of Ypres. At the notorious Hill 60, during the terrible that raged several he was and severely the thigh. fighting thatfor raged for days, several days,gassed he was gassed andwounded severelyin wounded in Aft theerthigh. being evacuated from the battle field he was transferred to a military hospital in After being evacuated from the battle field he was transferred to a military hospital in London. He failed to recover because he was diagnosed with underlying TB and was London. He from failedthe to Army recover he was diagnosed with underlying TB and was discharged on because 30 July 1915. Sadly he died at 60 Nottingham Road, discharged from the Army on 30 July 1915. Sadly he died at 60 Nottingham Road, Stapleford on 2 January 1916. He was buried in Stapleford Cemetery with full military Stapleford on 249). January He was buried in Stapleford Cemetery with full military honours (plot He is1916. in an unmarked grave. honours (plot 49). He is in an unmarked grave.

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Lance Corporal Charles Lance Corporal Charles Mitchell Charles was born on 2 August 1888, theMitchell eldest son of Mr John Mitchell of Park Street, Lance Corporal Charles Mitchell

Stapleford and grandson of Councillor Charles Mitchell JP. Prior to the start of the war he worked in London, originally worked at Sandiacre Gas Mitchell Engine Charles waswas born on on 2 having August 1888, thethe eldest sonson ofPremier Mr John of Par Charles born 2 August 1888, eldest of Mr John Mitchell of P Company. He had numerous associations with Stapleford being a gifted organist. He Stapleford and grandson of Councillor Charles Mitc Stapleford grandson Councillor was also a keenand sportsman and wasofconnected with Charles M Prior to to the start of of thethe warwar worked London, Stapleford Town Cricket Club and theheHockey and in in Prior the start he worked Lond Tennis Clubs. originally worked at Sandiacre Premier Gas Engine Co originally at Sandiacre Gas Engine Charles joinedworked the 16th Bn. Rifle BrigadePremier in 1916 and Hewent hadhad numerous associations Stapleford being He numerous associations with Stapleford bein over to France before Christmaswith where, after considerable fi ghting, he was wounded by shell fi re. He organist. HeHe waswas alsoalso a keen sportsman andand waswas co organist. a keen sportsman was brought back to England to recuperate from his with Stapleford Town Cricket Club andand thethe Hockey and with Stapleford Cricket Club Hockey injuries but he failed Town to recover due to an old stomach Clubs. complaint which necessitated an operation in a Clubs. th Huddersfijoined eld Hospital. Sadly was unsuccessful and he diedwent 9 August th operation Charles thethe 16 16the Bn. Rifle Brigade in in 1916 and over to to France Charles joined Bn. Rifle Brigade 1916 andonwent over Fra 1917, aged 29. He was buried in Stapleford Cemetery (plot 39).

Christmas where, after considerable fighting, he he waswas wounded by by shell fire.fi Christmas where, after considerable fighting, wounded shell brought back to England to recuperate from hishis injuries butbut he he failed to recove Private Tom Tunaley brought back to England to recuperate from injuries failed to rec Th omas was born on 1 February 1896 in Sneinton, Nottingham, to Th omas Senior and an an old stomach complaint which necessitated an operation in a Huddersfield H stomach complaint necessitated operation Annieold Tunaley. The family moved towhich 4 Gas Street, Stapleford an (now Sandiacre).in a Huddersfiel Sadly thethe operation was unsuccessful he before died on on 9 August aged 29. AftSadly er school heoperation worked at the Sandiacre Screw and Factory, becoming a lace-1917, was unsuccessful and he died 9 August 1917, aged threader Walker and Company on Derby Road. buried inatStapleford Cemetery (plot 39).39). buried in Stapleford Cemetery (plot

At the outbreak of World War One he joined the Royal Marines, later transferring to the 3rd Bn. Kings Royal Rifles. He went over to France in April 1915 and was soon involved in the 2nd Battle of Ypres. On 25 April the Germans first used gas, and on 25 May Thomas was gassed and lay helpless for 24 hours before being rescued from the Private Tom Tunaley Private Tom Tunaley battle field. He was repatriated to the Royal Hospital at Deal where he was a patient for 9 months. After convalescing in Chesterfield for a further 3 months he was discharged Thomas waswas born 1 February 1896 in Sneinton, Nottingham, Se Thomas on 1and February 1896 inSandiacre. Sneinton, Nottingham, to Thomas from the Army withborn aon pension returned home to In his weakenedto Thomas Tunaley. The family Gas Street, Staplefo stateAnnie heAnnie contracted TB and sadly died atmoved home onto144to February Tunaley. The family moved 4 Gas Street, Stapl 1917. Th omas was buried in Stapleford Cemetery on Saturday Sandiacre). After school he he worked at the Sandiacre Screw Sandiacre). After school worked at the Sandiacre Scre 17 February after a military funeral which was reported in both before becoming a lace-threader at Walker and Company the Long Eaton Advertiser Ilkeston Pioneer. He lies in and an Compano before becominganda the lace-threader at Walker unmarked Road.grave near the top of the cemetery (plot 47).

Road. At At thethe outbreak of of World War OneOne he he joined thethe Royal outbreak World War joined RoyaM rd rd later transferring to the 3 3Bn.Bn. Kings Royal Rifles. HeHe wenw later transferring to the Kings Royal Rifles. ...Continued in next issue of Grapevin n France inthe April 1915 andand wase.was soon involved in in thethe 2 nd2B France in April 1915 soon involved Ypres. OnOn 25 25 April thethe Germans firstfirst used gas,gas, andand on o Ypres. April Germans used Thomas waswas gassed andand laylay helpless forfor 24 24 hours before being rescued from th Thomas gassed helpless hours before being rescued from field. HeHe waswas repatriated to thethe Royal Hospital at Deal where he he waswas a patie field. repatriated at Deal where a pa 63 To advertise call 07854 990608 orto visit ourRoyal websiteHospital www.beechpublications.co.uk months. After convalescing in Chesterfield forfor a further 3 months he he waswas dis months. After convalescing in Chesterfield a further 3 months from thethe Army with a pension andand returned home to Sandiacre. In In hishis weaken from Army with a pension returned home to Sandiacre. wea


STAPLEFORD REMEMBERS. Key to memorials – Stapleford Cemetery.

Adkin, Ernest, 31706, Pte, South Staffs Regiment, 23 April 1917, age 32, killed at Vimy Ridge, Arras Memorial, France. Not on plaque in St. Helen’s Church (plot 42) Arnold, Edward Henry, 22836, Pte, Sherwood Foresters, 2 Jan 1916, aged 33, no head stone (plot 49) Ball, David, 232418, Recruit, Royal Engineers, 25 Feb 1917. Not on plaque in St. Helen’s Church!CWGC headstone (plot 14) Bardill, Joseph, 77481, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, 6 Aug 1917, killed in France, buried Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium, also John Bardill killed in Boer War (plot 38) Barson, E., 13084, Pte, Notts & Derby Regt, 7 Aug 1915, aged 28, CWGC headstone (plot 15) Bowley, Thomas, 35922, Pte, Sherwood Foresters, killed in action 7 June 1917, age 27 Ypres (Menin Gate), Belgium (plot 43) Brown, Fred, 40194, Lance- Corpl, Royal Engineers, killed in action, Belgium, 28 Oct 1917 age 35, Bedford House Cemetery, Enclosure No 2, Ypres, Belgium (plot 46) Coomber, Harold, 87716, Gunner, Royal Horse Artillery, died at Gallipoli, 15 Sept 1915, age 23, buried Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey (plot 45) Crouch, Leonard, S/22919, Pte, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 1 Jan 1918, CWGC headstone (plot 10) Domleo, William George, 265417, Company Sergt. Major, killed in action near Kemmel, 13 April 1918, age 34, Wulverghem- Lindenhoek Cemetery, Belgium (plot 32) Field, Alfred George, 4824, Notts & Derbys Regiment (Sherwood Foresters) who fell in action in Flanders, 25 Feb 1915, age 24, Le Touret Memorial, France (plot 3) Fletcher, Percy, 37374, Pte, Northumberland Fusiliers, died of wounds in France 14 April 1917, age 33, Aubigny Communal Cemetery, extension, France (plot 29) Gunn, John William, 32573, Gunner, who died of wounds in Maida Vale Hospital, London, 15 March 1916, aged 24 (plot 9) Hall, James, killed 31 Jan 1916 by German Zeppelin L20 near Stanton Ironworks, no head stone (plot 51) Hallam, Frederick Arthur, KP/713, R.N.V.R., died from wounds, 19 Nov 1916, age 32, Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. Also William Hallam killed at Stanton Iron Works, 16/4/1904, age24 (plot 19) Hardy, Joseph, SS/107294, Stoker 1st class, HMS Pembroke II, died 16 May 1916, age 26, CWGC headstone (plot 52) Henshaw, Elijah., 13607, Pte, Northumberland Fusiliers, 27 April 1915, age 23, CWGC headstone (plot 17) Hoult, John Henry, 4707, Pte, Sherwood Foresters, killed in action 30 Aug 1917, age 23, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium (plot 20) Keeley, John William Leslie, 313107, Pte, Gordon Highlanders, killed in action 25 Oct 1918, age 19, buried Denain Communal Cemetery, Nord, France (plot 6) Kerry, Oscar Arthur, 235064, Pte, Suffolk Regiment, 27 March 1918, age 26 yrs, buried Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Somme, France (plot 55) Loverseed, Frederic Percy, killed in action 21 Dec 1916, age 29 (plot 31) Medhurst, Arthur Ernest, (civilian) died in Nottingham Hospital, from gas poisoning, 26 Oct 1919 (plot 35) Mellows, Joseph Shardlow, 480206, Sapper, Royal Engineers, 12 Aug 1918, aged 28, buried Abbeville Command Cemetery Extension, France (plot 44) Mitchell, John Charles, S/27252, Lance-Corpl, 16th Rifle Brigade, b. 2 Aug 1888, d. 9Aug. 1917 at Huddersfield War Hospital (plot 39) Parker, Walter Richard, V.C. died 27 Nov 1936 age 55 (plot 7) Phipps, George, KX/199, R.N.V.R., killed at Gallipoli, 14 Nov 1915, age 24, Helles Memorial , Turkey (plot 18) Simpkins, Ernest, 23304, Drummer, 1st North Staffs, killed in France, 21 March 1918, age 26, Pozieres Memorial, France (plot 12)

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Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Germany. Not on plaque in St. Helen’s Church (plot 8)10 Tinsley, Alfred Reginald, 812077, Pte, Canadian Infantry, killed in action 10 April 1917, age 21, buried Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-ST.Vaast,France (plot 22) Tunaley, Tom, Pte, 7404, 6th Btn K.R.R., died 14 February 1917, no head stone (plot 47) Wainwright, James Eric, 12969, Lance Corpl. Cameronians, (Scottish Rifles), killed in action 25 Aug 1917, age 21, buried Tyne Cot Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium (plot 5) Watkin, Charles Edward, 201903, Lance Corporal, Sherwood Foresters, killed in action 9 April 1917, is buried in Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy, France (plot 53) Whitehead, John, 302804, Pte, Durham Light Infantry, killed in action in Italy 27 Oct 1918, age 30, buried Tezze British Cemetery, Italy (plot 13)

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Trick or Treat Trail. Wind your way along the ferocious footpath, deep into the whispering woods… Do you dare to enter the witch’s lair? Can you solve the mystery to win a treat? Don’t be tricked! Only the brave need apply (the none-too-brave are welcome too). Suitable for 5 and over. Tue 30 Oct 12noon-3.30pm Wed 31 Oct 12noon-3.30pm Highfields Park- Free, just drop in. Model a Mammoth workshopTue 30 Oct 11am-4pm The University of Nottingham Museum- Free, just drop inCreate your own small model of a mammoth from the Ice Age. Take a look at the piece of mammoth tooth on display in our Museum and imagine meeting the entire animal. Learn all about this awesome extinct species and its natural habitat thousands of years ago.Suitable for ages 4+ Young Archaeologist Club The Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) is the only club for young people interested in archaeology. We have a network of local clubs across the UK where 8-16 year olds can get their hands mucky by doing real archaeology. Each club is run by a team of volunteers. YAC get up to all sorts of activities including investigating archaeological sites and historic places, trying out traditional crafts, taking part in excavations and much more. For more information about YAC across the UK, visit yac-uk.org. To find out more about joining the Nottingham Young Archaeologists’ Club, contact Laura Binns/Helen Bowen at nottsyac@gmail.com Learn to carve a Roman figure -Fri 02 Nov 1.30pm-4pm The University of Nottingham Museum £8 Learn to carve into bars of soap – so much easier than the stone the Romans would have used! You’ll be taking ideas from the Roman carved figures found at Margidunum in nearby Bingham, on display in the Museum. Suitable for ages 8-14. Please call Box Office on 0115 846 7777 to book. Snow Queen Sparkle workshop. Make a Snow Queen inspired crown or wand and sparkle all the way home. Free to The Snow Queen ticket holders. Suitable for ages 3-7.Please call Box Office on 0115 846 7777 to book.If you can no longer attend this event, please ensure you cancel your ticket with Box Office so someone is able to attend. Sun 21 Oct 12noon-3pm Performing Arts Studio- Lakeside Arts, Nottingham. Booking recommended.

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The industrious team at Oxjam Beeston HQ are busy cooking up plans for this year’s Oxjam Music Festival. Since 2011 Beeston has built up the volunteer run festival from nothing to a very successful community event of which the town is very proud. Last year the festival raised a record breaking £22,000, bringing our running total of money raised for Oxfam since we started to a fantastic £85,000, and making Oxjam Beeston probably the most

successful Oxjam in the country! This is all thanks to the generosity and wonderful community spirit that is Beeston – local residents, organisations and businesses eager to give their time, resources or skills to this worthwhile cause. The team are optimistic that this year this small town’s big heart will see us smash through the £100,000 barrier! Here are the dates for your diaries. The Big Takeover – Sat 13th October Arguably the best day in the Beeston calendar! Over a hundred talented artists and bands will perform at cafes, bars, pubs and community spaces

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across Beeston from 12 midday to 12 midnight. There’s everything from Indie to Americana, folk to DJ, acoustic to rock. There’s even a silent disco! Over the years hundreds of local artists have performed at Oxjam Beeston, all for free, including chart topping St Raymond, Miss 600, The Voice finalist Lia White, as well as others who have gone on to play at Glastonbury Festival. It’s a fantastic way to celebrate local music, have a great day out and raise money for Oxfam. We are pleased to confirm the event is being supported again by generous local sponsors, including our headline sponsor, The Star Inn.It’s definitely an event not to be missed.., so grab your ticket early! And there’s more! New for 2018 - Oxjam in da house! The fundraising has already started with our first ever Oxjam Beeston house concert - a sublime performance on a sunny Sunday afternoon from local builder, composer and pianist Richard Hinsley. Visit our webpage to find out more, and see the growing list of talented performers, of various genres, who might play for you in your own home on a date of your convenience, to raise money for Oxjam.

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Oxjam Unplugged, Sat 22nd September For the third year running we offer you an evening of acoustic music at local venue, Middle Street Resource Centre, where you can relax with a simple supper or snacks and a drink from the licensed bar, whilst listening to a wide ranging programme: a unique brand of Hungarian folk fusion from Foreign Accent; Americana from The Cellotapes; British/Celtic tunes and songs from the Beeston Ceilidh Collective; and songs – original, trad, and contemporary - from compere Colin Tucker.

Oxjam Ceilidh, Saturday 1st December The Beeston Ceilidh Collective are back at Beeston British Legion for a foot stomping, toe tapping night of jigging, reeling, shimmying and do-si-do-ing. With the humour and patience of Steve Benford to guide you through the dances, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know what to do; in fact it’s probably even more fun if you don’t! This was a sell out last year so don’t leave it too late to get your tickets!

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Classical Oxjam, Sat 17th November In the beautiful setting of Beeston Parish Church this is the fifth time we present an evening of broadly ‘classical’ music to satisfy all kinds of concert goers, from truly ‘classical’ to lighter, more modern pieces. At the time of writing we are still completing our programme but we already know that talented young pianist Matthew Clemmet, who was such a revelation last year, will join us again. We are also delighted that Il Bel Quattro will be with us again, who were at the heart of the very successful ‘Operatic Arias’ Oxjam concert last year. More acts to be announced in due course.

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Come and Sing! Local women's choir is looking for new members for the new term We are a well-established, friendly female choir with a wide repertoire including folk songs, short classical and modern pieces, plus items from musicals. We meet at St Barnabas' Church, Inham Nook, Chilwell, on a Tuesday evening (7.30pm to 9.30pm) during term time and perform several times a year in the local area raising money for various charities. You do not need to read music and there are NO AUDITIONS! Just come along on Tuesday 4th September or any subsequent Tuesday to try us out.

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