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ISSUE 28 SEPTEMBER 2010 IN THIS ISSUE...

Kiveton & Wales

Communitymatters

News, Views and Community Information


COMMUNITY MATTERS

SEPT 2010

welcome to issue 28 Tel: 01909 773348 Email: newsletter@kivetoncreative.co.uk

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Issue 28 brings lots of news from groups around your area. The front cover features a photo of the Community Garden and Gazebo Open Evening. If you would like to play an active part or bring your skills into the community development, we always welcome new faces and would love to meet you. Just call into reception or give us a call on 01909 773348. We would like to thank all concerned for the articles and copy received for this issue of Community Matters. You can read updates from the regular community groups like Redroad, The Community Woodland and the History Society. The magazine is brought to you by the Kiveton Park and Wales Community Development Trust and is designed and edited by Kiveton Creative to bring you news, views and information about your locality. If you have anything you would like to share with your community, or if you would like to feature your club, group or society, promote your next event, drum up support or enlist new members then let us feature you in our next edition or if you would like to place an advert, please contact: Kevin on 01909 773348 or email newsletter@kivetoncreative.co.uk The copy deadline date for the next newsletter is 1st November. If you are interested in advertising or submitting an article for the next issue, please reserve your space early as it soon fills up!

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NEW RESIDENTS AT THE OLD COLLIERY OFFICES The Old Colliery offices is home to many things, but in June we found we had new residents, a family of Jenny Wrens. After noticing in early May what looked like a wren flying into a crevice in the brick work, nothing more was thought about it until the third week in June when a chorus of chirping was heard near the old cellar steps. Upon further inspection we found a mother wren with three of her little chicks.

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COMMUNITY GARDEN & GAZEBO OPENING Dedicated to all members of the Community, Past, Present & Future Article by Steph Hryschko After three long years in the planning and building, the sun shining brightly and with what seemed like the entire community present, the Kiveton Park & Wales Community garden and gazebo was finally open. The official opening ceremony took place on the evening of Tuesday the 22nd June. Steph Hryschko, chair of the Kiveton Park & Wales Trust, welcomed everybody, introduced the dignitaries and told the story of the garden and gazebos conception and how it is dedicated to all the members of our community Past Present and Future. The cutting of the ribbon was performed by Kiveton’s own World Champion James Toseland and Yorkshire TV’s “Heartbeat” actor Steven Blakeley. Steven although born in Chesterfield has many family links with Kiveton and his grandmother who he accompanied to the event is a lifelong Kiveton resident.

gazebo. There was a fantastic turnout by local residents young and old many of whom had purchased an engraved commemorative brick which had been included in the building of the gazebo, and others donated plants or commemorative benches. Steph Hryschko Chair of the Trust said “The turn out was overwhelming and it was a real pleasure to see and welcome so many of our community” Keith stone Secretary of the Trust said “What a great evening, such fabulous weather and so pleasing to see so many our community come together for an event like this”.

The ceremony was also attended by the deputy mayor of Rotherham, councillor Shaun Wright and deputy mayoress Lisa Wright along with June Cooper a former Kiveton girl who became Miss England in 1958 and who made a special trip from her home in London to attend the event. Also present was the vicar of Wales Gary Schofield who in a short ceremony blessed the garden and

The building of the gazebo has been entirely carried out by volunteers, none more so than Arthur Whiteway 82 and his brother Edward 72 who worked hundreds of hours on the project. All the materials used to construct the gazebo have been generously donated by local companies, along with turf, plants, fencing, gates and

WELCOME HOME JUNE COOPER! Article by Steph Hryschko As a child growing up in Kiveton in the 1950’s one of my earliest memories was of the first “graffiti”. It was 1958 and someone had written in white paint “Welcome Home June Cooper” on the wall in front of the Old Rows. The letters must have been at least two feet tall and you couldn’t pass through Kiveton without noticing it. It had been written because a Kiveton girl had been crowned “Miss England” and the community was very proud of “our June” in an era before beauty contests became taboo. The title was very short lived as the organisers soon found out that June had been a few days too young for the minimum age entry. Kiveton didn’t mind as they knew that she was still the most beautiful – official or unofficial!! The writing stayed on the wall for years and no one even thought of removing it. Wouldn’t it be great if June had her name back on the wall in our dedicated brick project in the community garden and, even better, if she would “come home” for the opening of the dedicated garden building. After contacting June she said that she would be delighted and proud to do this. So on the evening of the 22nd June, June who now lives in London came home to her native Kiveton to be part of our celebrations and can be seen above in our picture second to the left next to James Toseland.

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railings. The garden and gazebo are situated to the rear of the old colliery offices on colliery road and are currently open mon – fri 9 – 5 The garden is in a lovely setting away from all the hustle and bustle and noise of the traffic. It also incorporates disabled access so that ALL members of our community can spend either some quiet time remembering a loved one or just a place to have some quality time to gather their thoughts.

THANK YOU Once again we would like to extend our thanks to the following who without their help the Gazebo & Garden project may never have come to fruition.   Arthur & Edward Whiteway. Pat Hudson & Son. Hanson Bricks. Ken Chapman. Rotherham Community Payback. Tarmac UK. Arnold Lavers. Yorkshire Windows. Prestige Windows. AKP Landscaping. Lafarge UK. Masterprint Concrete. RCW Engineering. Our thanks are also extended to all the other members of the Trust & Community too numerous to mention who have helped and supported this project along the way.

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Kiveton & Wales History Society Invites everyone in the village young and old to take part in a written account of any moment in time you would like to record with a view to the society publishing them on our website. Everyone is welcome to participate and encouraged to submit their chosen topic in not more than 3,000 words.

The Closing date for entries is 1st December 2010 ALL entries should be forwarded to

B.Bradley 35, Pennyholme Close, Kiveton Park, Sheffield S26 6PT or e-mail to contact@kivetonwaleshistory.co.uk All entries will be assessed by an independent adjudicator. Prizes will be awarded to the winning entry in each of the following catergories: 5 - 10 Year old - Voucher of £20 11 - 18 Year Old - Voucher of £30 Adult section - Voucher of £75 No members of the society will be allowed to enter Winners will be announced in the New Year


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THE YOSEMITE HALF DOME CHALLENGE

Article by: Anne Allen After months of preparation and training Pete Harris and his partner Janine Cope finally set out in June on their epic fundraiser to climb the half dome peak in the Yosemite National park in California. The climb itself took place on the 9th of June, however on the day the weather conditions were so bad that Janine wasn’t able to make it to the top. Unfortunately Janine didn’t climb the last 400 feet because the safety cables were taken down, this was because there was snow on the mountain, and when the cables are taken down by the Yosemite Valley Rangers it means no one is advised to climb to the top because it is too dangerous.

Pete however ignored the warnings and DID climb right to the top, Janine said “he was very stupid in ignoring the warning signs but he was determined to finish the climb” Janine added “Pete was absolutely terrified on the climb back down because the last 400 feet are a sheer drop and like climbing a house wall but he had no alternative once he was up there, he had to come back down. He could so easily have been killed as another unfortunate male climber had  been 3 days before we climbed, he slipped and was killed. I think that was the 3rd death this year at the half dome”

she wasn’t as reckless, stupid or foolhardy as myself”. Janine added “although I’m proud of reaching the sub dome I’m still disappointed at not reaching the top”. As a result of the climb Jan and Pete are pleased to announce that they anticipate to raise over £2,000 for The Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. The money is still trickling in and a huge thank you goes to  Mr Day and all  the Pupils at Wales high for their tremendous effort in raising a massive £1,000.

Janine watched Pete in horror from the sub dome with her heart in her mouth. He eventually did it but even now Pete doesn’t know how. He was shaking like a leaf and feeling sick and dizzy when he finally got down to the sub dome. He now admits he was absolutely terrified and would not attempt it again. Thankfully, now fully recovered Pete said “I am very proud that Jan climbed almost to the top but also relieved that

WALES ART GROUP SUMMER EXHIBITION Atricle by Phil Easy - 01909 773584 “The Exhibition looks fantastic, who’d have thought there was so much talent in the local area!” was just one comment that greeted the first ever Summer Exhibition held by The Wales Art Group. It was a fantastic success and will hopefully establish it as an annual event. In fact, following the overwhelming success of this year’s event, next years Summer Exhibition is already penciled in for mid July next year. The Exhibition was held in the Kiveton Park and

Wales Village Hall on Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th July, 2010. A preview evening was held on the Friday when over sixty members and invited guests viewed the Exhibition which was opened by Harold Sensicall, the Chairman of the Group. On display were over 70 pieces of original art work showing an “incredible variety of techniques and styles.” Visitors were impressed with the range and quality of the exhibits which were very professionally arranged by members of the Group. Many of the pieces of original art were for sale and quite a few were sold to discerning art lovers. Well over 350 people visited the Exhibition over the weekend and everyone commented positively on the Groups activities and obvious talent. The quality of the display was remarkable since the Wales Art Group was only formed in 2003

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by a group of friends who enjoyed painting and drawing. They thought it would be a good idea to meet once a week, work together, help each other and talk about their pictures. It has remained the intention of the Group to promote art as a hobby and to encourage each other, regardless of ability, with whatever media is used. We are proud with how the Group continues to develop. New members who wish to join our, warm, friendly group are always welcomed. Just come along to any of our Thursday evening meetings to experience the support and enthusiasm for yourself. Although we are not a teaching group, we can offer advice and support to any one interested in drawing and painting. PAGE 5


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WALESWOOD SPORTS CRICKET CLUB We have seen an influx of new members this season which has resulted in the club moving forward on both the social and playing side. Our target of improving facilities year on year has resulted in replacement practice/playing/social facilities being provided along with junior playing equipment. We have 3 players taking a Level 2 coaching course with the South Yorkshire Development

Officer which will allow the club to provide a higher standard of coaching to all playing levels within the club. We would like to offer many  thanks to Councillor  Jennifer Whysall and the Dinnington Community Resource centre for their help in attaining the above. On the playing side both 1st/2nds are challenging for promotion. 1sts have a side with 7 players under 21 years of age, 2nds have 7 players under 15 which confirms the clubs mandate of giving junior players an opportunity to develop. The Sunday team  is also much improved on last year and again is being utilised as an option to develop younger players. Our two mid week teams give further options

in the development of players. We are in the process of increasing the Junior section especially the U11/13 and the current U11’s,  a  team of mixed boys/girls, are doing the club proud in both soft and hard ball cricket along with  the support given by the parents and coach Gary Lomas. On the social scene, a junior “Waleswood-gottalent-night” was held at the clubhouse  on Friday 17th September. Our club is a registered charity and welcomes anyone who would like to be involved whether it be playing or social. www.waleswoodcricketclub.org.uk

A SCOUTING SUMMER Article by Sue Bass 01909 732862 Scouting in the village has been busy over the summer. In May a group of scouts and explorers took part in the River Wye Canoe Cruise. We only decided to do it in March so we had a concentrated training programme for all the scouts that took part. They were brilliant! We completed 35miles of canoeing in Canadian canoes over 3 days and camped at sites along the way, all at the side of the river which was lovely. Everyone had their own challenge, whether it was endurance on the water, camping in the rain or coping with basic toilet facilities! We are hoping to do something similar again next year. Two weeks later in May, some of our scouts took part in the Scout Camping Challenge at Hesley Wood and won! A great achievement for all who took part. Also in May, the cubs took part in the District Cub camp at Sherbrooke. A sweltering but enjoyable weekend with non stop activities; tunnelling, archery, pedal cars, trampolining, cannon building and much more. In June we had the district scout camp at Walesby, the theme “back to basics” with backswood cooking, rope making, rafting, wood craft, wide games in the dark and more besides. In July the Beavers went to camp and brought mum or dad along too! For some this was their first experience of camping, all came away wanting to go camping again. Another scorching weekend, the theme was cowboys and Indians. The beavers went rafting too and enjoyed getting wet. June also saw a group of scouts taking part in the Shennington 24 hour pedal car competition. This wasn’t something we had taken part in before and what a challenge it was, and that was just making the kart! We finished painting it the night before we left and it had only had one road trial. Needless to say we were relieved when it passed the scrutineers. We had 1 hour to practice on the course before the event but tragedy struck half an hour before the race started. The drive shaft broke and with no welding gear we had no means to repair it. Fortunately, one of the experienced groups taking part had welding facilities available and kindly offered to help us out, just what scouting is all about. It was a great weekend. Our PAGE 8

aim was to get the kart and the team to the end of the race and that’s what we did so we were happy. But watch out Shennington because next year our scouts are back with a sleeker machine and a fitter team. Of course scouting isn’t only about camping. Every week is something different, throughout all the sections, varying from watersports at Rother Valley to visits to the Church, picnic on the field, stream scrambling, cycling, orienteering, cricket and much, much more.

As always with voluntary groups, scouting is only available through the time and commitment given by the leaders that run the sections. We would really appreciate some extra help and would love to hear from you if you can help out in any way. Scouting is fun for adults too! For more information please get in touch with Sue on 01909 732862

2011 sees the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden and we are delighted that 2 of our members, Richard Downs and Peter Bass have been selected to take part out of only 4 places available in Rotherham. This is a great achievement for them both and a privilege for them to represent our group and the UK at this international event. Unfortunately they both also have to raise £2,000 each – no mean feat. If you know of any fundraising opportunities that might help them, please get in touch with one of the scout leaders. Your help would be appreciated. KIVETON PARK AND WALES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST


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ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH CHURCH A Family Church For All Ages Wales & Kiveton Park www.stjohnschurchwales-kivetonpark.org Vicar: The Reverend Gary Schofield Tel: 01909 771111 Sunday Services: 9.15am Parish Communion 11am Family Service (2nd Sunday Monthly except June and August) 6pm Evening Service Life at St John the Baptist is never dull and we offer fun and friendly worship to people young and older. Fair Trade refreshments are always available after the morning services and there is so much to be involved with over the next few months and thats not forgetting Christmas. FLOWER FESTIVAL The Parish Church of St John the Baptist is gearing up for it’s busiest and most exciting three months of the year. A Flower Festival was held over the weekend of 11th and 12th of September to which everyone was welcome and the event was well attended. Back to Church Sunday is on 26th September so If you’ve not been to church for a while or indeed have never been at all then why not come along and see what we are all about. We will also be celebrating Harvest Festival on Sunday 10th October at the 11am Family Service. Harvest reminds us to say thank you to God for the many ways in which he blesses our lives. We thank him for our homes, for the food we eat and the beauty of creation. We also help the homeless by donating tins and

any selotaped £1 coins go towards the work of Christain Aid who support the poorest of people overseas.

in Wales Square to lay the poppy wreaths in a solemn act of Remembrance.

SHOE BOX SERVICE REMEMBERANCE SUNDAY November is the month of Remembrance. One of the most special Sundays in the life of this Parish is Remembrance Sunday which falls on the 14th at 10.45am. Many people of all ages parade to the church and we gather together as a community whilst names of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and given of their lives in the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts are read out. We then honour them with a 2 minute silence before gathering at the War Memorial

The end of November sees our wonderful Shoebox Service in aid of Operation Christmas Child on Sunday 28th at 11am. Shoeboxes are donated with suitable gifts for children who will not be receiving a Christmas present this year. It is an extremely moving service as children bring forward boxes to the altar before they are blessed by the Vicar and sent on their way. People are so generous in thinking of people less fortunate than themselves and this communal act of generosity is very much a part of our Christian witness.

NEW CURATE FOR KIVETON & WALES Sheffield born Vicky Camber was ordained Deacon by Bishop Steven at Sheffield Cathedral on Sunday 4 July and will serve as full time Curate at St John the Baptist, Wales in the Laughton Deanery. Vicky has done three years theological and pastoral training on the Yorkshire Ministry Course and said today: “I am looking forward with much joy and expectation, as well as some apprehension, to my ordination.” She added: “Having studied for a degree in German I’m also looking forward to becoming more closely involved with the Sheffield diocesan link with the Hattingen-Witten diocese in Germany”. A significant part of Vicky’s working life was spent in the NHS, first in Walsall, working in Community Health Information, followed by health authority knowledge and information work in South Yorkshire. She has since had three happy years in the Rotherham Schools Music Service office. Vicky has a daughter, Abigail and in her spare time enjoys swimming, cycling and music. She is also a tennis line-judge and umpires at tennis tournaments around the country. KIVETON PARK AND WALES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST

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CHESTERFIELD CANAL FESTIVAL

Article by Rod Auton The Chesterfield Canal Trust held their Festival at Worksop on Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th July. Despite unhelpful weather, there was a healthy turnout to see a very wide range of attractions. The entertainment marquee had a continuous flow of entertainers including the Talegate Theatre Company, Carlo the Clown, Ryton Chorale and music from John Berry. A Streetdance Troupe closed the Festival on the Sunday afternoon with a superb performance that merited an encore. The Raptor Foundation’s

THE 2ND HAND SHOP The end of March 2010 saw the opening of “The 2nd Hand Shop” on Wales Road which sponsors the Kiveton Youth and Community Centre through regular donations. The shop is managed by David and is assisted by a group of volunteers, and sells a variety of donated goods; clothes, toys, books, furniture and all manner of assorted bric-a-brac. The shop also runs a collection service and is always in need of good quality donated items, if you think you have something that is in need of a new home then please contact David on 07788 807 042 for more details. The opening times are 10am until 4pm, Monday to Saturday as, but these times may vary because of the collection service and the reliance on volunteers.

range of owls and hawks were always busy. The Trust’s tripboat, Seth Ellis, was fully booked. Many people had their first ever try on a Segway or in a canoe. There was a very wide range of stalls from Handley Rose Nursery to Home Baking to Canal Ware. Many charities and societies had stalls and there was an exhibition by the North Notts Embroiderers’ Guild and a Schools’ Art show organised by the Harley Gallery. Besides a fun day out, the purpose of the Festival was to bring attention to the glorious Chesterfield Canal and the Trust’s campaign to restore the nine mile gap between Staveley and Kiveton Park. There was a reception on the Saturday morning for

politicians and other decision makers at which the canal’s Development Manager, Dr. Geraint Coles, outlined Next Navigation, a thousand page document that gives every detail of the restoration plans.

PYTHON SPOTTED IN KIVETON PARK

Python is a coppered steel construction craft built by Yarwoods in Northwich and fitted out at Uxbridge. She was commissioned in February 1930. Her fleet number was 249 and her registration number was UXB 572. She came into the hands of the British Transport Commission (which eventually became British Waterways) in 1949. They shortened her in the 1980s to her current 53’. She had been out of service for a year before the Trust took her over last year. Her sister boat, Panther, is owned by the Coventry Canal Society.

Article by Rod Auton The Chesterfield Canal Trust’s historic Learning Boat, called Python, reached Kiveton Park on Friday 11th June. It got to the Norwood Tunnel which is sealed up and so is the current Head of Navigation of the canal. It was accompanied by Phoenix, another narrowboat owned by Trust member Mick Cheshire. The epic journey started at Shireoaks Marina. It went through the 23 historic locks of the Turnerwood and Thorpe flights that were reopened following restoration in 2003. The last half mile from Kiveton Park Station to the mouth of Norwood Tunnel was through dense undergrowth and very thick weed, but it arrived safely.

The Chesterfield Canal Trust wishes to thank Worksop Rugby Club, Bassetlaw District Council, British Waterways and the Chesterfield Canal Partnership and the staff of these organisations that have given invaluable help. The event was sponsored by Fabulous Arts in Bassetlaw, whose Festival runs until the end of August.

The Trust is campaigning to restore the nine mile gap in the canal from the Norwood Tunnel to the five miles of open canal from Staveley to Chesterfield. This would enable boats from the River Trent to cruise all the way into the new £310m Waterside development which is a stone’s throw from Chesterfield town centre.

A passenger for the first part of the trip was Sean McGinley, the Area Manager for British Waterways from whom Python is leased. He was keen to ensure that it could negotiate the locks properly because it has got stuck in Stret Lock and Shireoaks Middle Lock on previous occasions.

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KIVETON COMMUNITY WOODLAND Article by: Dougie Mac Taggart, Forestry Commission Community Ranger 01302 820278 NATURES CYCLE We are now coming into late summer/early autumn when traditionally we humans would be harvesting the crops to store them for the hard winter ahead. The wildlife in Kiveton Community Woodland is doing much the same! Birds and small animals are now fattening up on the fruits, berries and seeds

THE 2nd KIVETON PARK BRASS BAND FESTIVAL Sunday 18th July saw the second annual Kiveton Park Brass Band Festival held in the Kiveton Community Woodland Amphitheatre. Although the weather wasn’t as kind as last year visitors were still able to enjoy a wonderful day of brass band music from ten bands across the region including the Crofton, Deepcar, Thurlstone, Oughtibridge and Hucknall & Lindby Brass Bands, that all played with great energy, enthusiasm and technical ability that belied their lowly status in the brass rankings. Cllr. Peter Blanksby of Wales Parish Council, along with Mrs Steph Hryschko of the Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust, assisted the official Adjudicator Mr Stan Lippeatt with the difficult task of judging. The Brass Band Festival is now firmly established in the community summer calendar and plans are

SLIMMERS TAKE STEPS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION! Article by: Suzanne Moyle Members Slimmers from the Kiveton Park Slimming World Group are bursting with energy as they get more active and lose weight. Slimming World’s name for moderate activity is Body Magic and not only can it help fat “disappear” it also brings a whole range of benefits, both physically and mentally. Suzanne Moyle, Consultant for Kiveton Park Group held at 7pm on Wednesday evenings at St Johns Hall, tells us “Body Magic can be enjoyed by everyone – regardless of sex, size, age, weight or circumstances. Body Magic is any activity which speeds up your heart rate, makes you feel warmer but at a level where you can still hold a conversation, so this includes housework and yes, even doing what comes naturally counts as Body Magic!” She goes on to explain “The great thing is that frequency is more important than intensity and we encourage members to build up

being produced by the plants, and preparing secret stores that they can dip into later when there is little or no food around. The plants also benefit from this as their seeds are spread over a wide area and deposited where they can grow anew next spring. We’ve had a dry summer, which followed a cold winter, so the grass and plants have been somewhat water-stressed and have produced less flowers than expected. There have been less butterflies and butterfly species than last year and, as the ponds dry up, there may be a detrimental impact on the dragon and damselfly

populations in the woodland next year. However, this is the way of the world and although many people will point to global warming as the cause of the “unusual” weather we’ve had this year, those that like me have been around a bit longer, well remember that this is quite a normal cycle.

already underway for next years event, which will take place on the Sunday 10th July.

The 2010 Prize-Winners Were 1st Prize: Crofton Silver Band 2nd Prize: Thurlstone Brass Band 3rd Prize : Hucknall & Linby MC Brass Best Soloist: Tom Wellings, Bass Trombone, Crofton Silver Band

activity levels in small, easy steps so it becomes part of their daily routine.” Suzanne is proud to say “The members in our group enjoy a wide variety of activities, from swimming and walking to dancing and cycling. Whether they enjoy body magic with family/ friends or prefer to do it alone, they all agree that they feel healthier and happier. As activity can relieve stress, improve your mood and helps you sleep better, the knock on effect is that you will also feel more positive about the food choices you make and are less likely to seek comfort in food. As well as raising self esteem and lowering blood pressure, which in turn reduces the risk of heart disease, being active can help tone your body whilst losing weight.” Members from Kiveton Park Slimming World agree. Brenda Savage, has recently celebrated her 80th birthday and loves Body Magic “I play golf on a regular basis and as well as getting plenty of fresh air it keeps me supple. I also spend time gardening and my circulation has improved as I never feel the cold.” Julie Fletcher, who has lost a stone, says “I used to suffer from insomnia, but since I have been going to the gym I am sleeping a lot better. With the Extra Easy plan being so generous I can fill myself up with lots of healthy foods like

KIVETON PARK AND WALES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST

Best March: Crofton Silver Band Best Hymn: Crofton Silver Band Most Entertaining Band: Thurlstone Brass Band Most Entertaining Item: Deepcar Brass Band Best unplaced 4th Section band: Oughtibridge Brass Band Next years contest will take place on Sunday 10th July 2011.

poultry, potatoes, pasta and vegetables too.” Estelle Bushell is delighted that she is seeing the results of following the Slimming World plans combined with Body Magic since she joined 9 weeks ago. “I have lost 5cm from my waist, over a stone in weight and I feel great!” Maggie O’Brian has made lots of new friends since joining the Kiveton Park Group and now walking her dog is also a social event “I regularly bump into other people with dogs when I take Daisy for a walk and often get chatting, so even if I feel a bit down, I come home feeling much better.” Maggie adds “There are lots of great places to walk right on our doorstep and best of all it doesn’t cost a penny!” The Kiveton Park Slimming World Group has also recently raised £40 for the NSPCC by taking part in Slimming World’s ‘Miles for Smiles’ fundraiser. “Some of the members joined me for a walk round Rother Valley and even just talking in Group about the different activities which we could do has inspired members to get more active.” Anyone wanting to find out more about Slimming World’s successful plans and Body Magic programme can contact Suzanne on 01909 518311. PAGE 13


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THE REGAL CINEMA KIVETON PARK Article by: On Friday 7th May 1915 the Kiveton Park Cinema Company Ltd. opened their new cinema on the site where the Forge public house now stands. With a seating capacity of almost 500 the cinema gave the village a unique facility and a new form of entertainment. Mr J. Walker was the first manager and a Mr W. Twigdon operated the projector. Mr Harry S Turner, a well-known, influential, and hard working local villager had become manager by 1918 and sound equipment was installed during 1930 making the cinema the focus of entertainment in the area. After being taken over by K & W Cinemas in 1933 the hall was refurbished and re-opened on the 4th August 1933 as the Regal Cinema. The work included the construction of a manager’s office, redecoration, new seating, a rewind room and a new projection box. A stage and two dressing rooms were part of the original construction and gave the whole theatre an imposing feel at the nightly shows. There was, of course, a matinee on Saturday and eventually a children’s showing on a Saturday morning. The Electric Palace (Eckington) Ltd took over the ownership in May 1952 and by this time there was a single show at 6.45pm each night and two performances on Saturday at 5.45pm and at 8.15pm. The children’s matinee started at 10. 30am where we were treated to the exploits of Superman, Hopalong

MEMORIES OF THE REGAL Article by Mary Warnes I don’t know when the Regal Cinema was opened, but I do remember that my eldest brother Albert who was born in 1913, went to the pictures as a school boy. I remember one day Albert bought 3 halfpenny worth of sweets from Leeches shop on Wales Road, and his friend Lenny Quisto who lived at Kiveton Park station, called at the house and asked my Mum if Albert could go to the pictures. My Mum said Albert had already spent some of his pocket money on sweets, but to go into the house and see him. By this time Albert had already eaten some of his sweets. Fearing he wouldn’t have enough

Cassidy, Roy Rogers and a raffle with a first prize of a free ticket for the following weeks show. There were three changes of programme weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday with the hall remaining shut on Sundays. R.C.A. sound equipment was installed but the cinema was unable to show “Cinemascope” films until the necessary alterations had been made in 1956.

until it was finally demolished and the site sold for redevelopment in the early part of the decade. The Forge public house was built on the site and opened it’s doors in 1966. If you have any memories of this iconic building you would like to share with us please write to:

Ethel Turner (Goddard) was manager of the theatre from 1945 until it’s closure in 1960 when the last performance took place on Saturday 23rd April of that year. The theatre remained unused

Kiveton and Wales History Society c/o B. Bradley 35 Pennyholme Close, Kiveton Park, Sheffield. S26 6PT

money left for the pictures he decided not to eat anymore and to take the remainder of the sweets back to the shop explaining to Mr Leech that he and his friend wanted to go to the pictures and could he return the remainder in exchange for his money back. Mr Leech agreed, weighed the sweets and gave him some of the money back so that he and Lenny could go to the pictures. It wouldn’t have happened today! We used to go on a Saturday morning to the 2 penny rush, to watch Rin Tin Tin which was a serial, followed by a cowboy film. At that time during the silent era, writing would come up on the screen so we could follow the story and quite often I would have to read it out aloud to the children who couldn’t read. I also remember that Charlie Evans was the projectionist for the silent films, as they were then. But what a great time it was when the talkies came. Although they were still in black and white, they were so much better.

When I was first married with young children my friend Ethel Rhodes and I would often go to the first house pictures on a Saturday night. To solve the child minding problem her husband would look after their children, and my husband looked after ours. When the film finished we would then hurry home to look after our children to allow our husbands to go to the cinema.

NOW ON SALE! HISTORY SOCIETY COMMERATIVE MUGS Are now on sale. There are limited stocks of these highly attractive porcelain mugs which have been recently produced by the Society and include illustrations of the Old Colliery Offices and the Cenotaph in Wales Square. The cost of each mug in a presentation box is £5 and will make ideal Christmas presents or as a keepsake so place your orders while stocks last. KIVETON PARK AND WALES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST

To place an order ring 01909 773 712 or enter our web site at kivetonwaleshistory.co.uk and leave your name and address and we will deliver the mugs to your door. Orders may also be placed at Robinsons Shoe Shop on Wales Road

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