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Worksop Life Magazine August 2018 EDITION

Fun for all the family this summer THE EARLY YEARS

John Stocks on the origins of Worksop Town FC

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Hats off to Clayton Tindle, who with the help of friends and family, raised £1,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice — read his story on page 52. Whatever you may feel about the summer holidays, we have so many ideas in this month’s magazine for family fun, that you cannot help but have a great time. You’ll find our comprehensive family days out guide on pages 12, 14, 16 and 18. If you are off on holiday in the coming weeks, you will want to read the advice from The Consumer Champion on page 72, who prepares you for any travel obstacles that may come your way. Local history is a strong theme that runs throughout this month’s edition — on page 10 John Stocks talks us through a brief history of Worksop Town Football Club. This year marks 100 years since the end of the First World War and the RAF is also marking its centenary year.

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On pages 36 and 38, we find out more about the RAF’s past, both locally and in nearby counties. With all the hot weather of late, it hasn’t been easy on us gardeners. Yet the area’s best gardens will still be open this month, for the National Garden Scheme — find out more on page 76. We speak to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust again this month and find out who are the winners and losers in the warm weather in the world of wildlife on page 56. The summer nights are brilliant for stargazing and James Ince from the Bassetlaw Astronomy gives us his best tips on page 92. Don’t miss four great chances to win this month, with our competitions on pages 24, 32, 44 and 58. We hope you manage to keep cool and have a lovely summer.

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Staying safe in the sun..................................8 Worksop Town FC, the early years........10 Summer Days Out................12, 14, 16 & 18 WIN a birthday pool party.......................24 Celebrating 50 years of Sundown Adventureland.........................28 WIN tickets to Festival of Food & Drink.32 Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival....34

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The RAF’s first century.......................36 & 38 Better health? There’s an app for that.....42 WIN a family ticket to Sundown Adventureland ........................44 Helping loved ones return from hospital..................................................50 Wildlife winners & losers in the heat......56 WIN Whitwell Festival of Music................58 First Drives: Hyundai i30N...........................66 Beating the summer blues.......................72

Lethal leatherjackets..................................74 Gardens to visit in August..........................76 Give me your answer do..........................80 What interior design style are you?.......84 Bringing a pet into your family................90 Laid back summer nights.........................92

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Worksop Town FC, The Early Years

A history of Worksop Town by John stocks The origins of the Worksop Town

football club are shrouded in mystery. Although the early records of the club have been lost, the earliest surviving minute books from early in the 20th century have 1861 as the foundation date and the date appears in dozens of newspaper reports and other sources. An 1861 foundation date establishes Worksop Football Club as the fourth oldest club in the world — out of over two million, putting Worksop at the heart of the development of the global game as we know it. The first recorded ‘derby’ against Retford (who were then called Retford Rovers) was played in 1877 and predates the Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield professional derbies. It is undoubtedly one of the oldest derbies in the world. The exciting aspect of researching the first volume of my book, Worksop Town Football Club, The Early Years, was the process of separating folk-tales and myths about the club from reality and, in doing so, discovering the rich sporting heritage of the Bassetlaw region. For example, Worksop was hosting a competitive cricket game between Nottingham and Sheffield as early as 1800 and the Worksop cricket club dates from the 1830s when games were played at the Manor Park ground. It was also an early region for athletic sports, horse racing and prize fighting. Football was being played at the

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Pestalozzian school in Worksop in the 1840s. The school which used buildings on Potter Street, including the current Masonic Hall was a fascinating and innovative school. The sons of Ibrahim Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt studied at the school alongside the sons of Taylor, the founder of the Manchester Guardian and Cobden, who introduced The Anti-Corn Law league. By 1861 there were students from Ireland, France, Switzerland, Mexico, and Australia living in the town. The first recorded football teams were drawn from Worksop’s aspirational middle classes. Victorian Worksop was a meritocracy where self-made men rubbed shoulders, literally, with the aristocracy. They are described as ‘Gentlemen’, a term used lazily by Victorian sports journalists. It could refer to anyone from the great aristocratic land-owners to bareknuckle pugilists and card sharpers. Even murderous highwaymen were sometimes afforded the sobriquet. The Worksop branch of the Notts Rifle Volunteers, The Robin Hoods, was formed in 1860, and may have played a role in the formation of the football club. A second mystery featured in volume one, is centred around the great betrayal of 1923 when Worksop, with a team including nine coal-miners, held the mighty

Tottenham Hotspur football team to a draw at White Hart Lane, but failed to return to Worksop, Nottingham or Sheffield to play the replay. The decision broke the heart of players and football supporters in the town. In both volumes we have set the fortunes of the Town’s football team against the social and historical development of Worksop. Hopefully there is enough of the latter in both books to engage anyone who is interested in the broader history of the town-even if the reader is not a football supporter. The second volume of my books, ‘Renaissance and Rock n’ Roll’ moves into living memory and is more anecdotal. It covers the exciting FA cup runs of the late 50s and early 60s, with contributions from spectators who watched the games and others who were living in the town at the time. The record breaking Midland League championship season and the inaugural first season in the new Northern Premier League are covered in detail. Local bands and singers, nightclubs, dance-halls and music venues are referenced as the story of the town and football team evolve, side by side, over four momentous decades. The books have been self-published, with all profits going to the football club or associated projects. After the series is completed with the publication of two more volumes scheduled, a final, revised and definitive history of the club will be published. Books can be purchased directly from the Worksop Town FC club shop or posted to your home address. Contact johnstocks1861@gmail.com. I am also keen to hear from anyone that wishes to talk about the books or contribute information that may further enhance the story of football in Worksop, and Bassetlaw in general. John is a Sheffield based poet and writer who was born in Shireoaks, Nottinghamshire.


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MONDAY 6TH TO THURSDAY 9TH AUGUST 9.00am to 4.00pm CRESWELL CRAGS SUMMER CLUB Creswell Crags is excited to announce the opportunity to give your child the experience of the year this summer, with our exclusive four-day summer club! With a different theme each day, whether your child is a budding archaeologist, fascinated by wildlife, crazy about crafts, or a survival skills enthusiast, we have the perfect activities for children aged seven to 12. Details of what activities are running each day are detailed below. £18.00 per day, or £60.00 for all four days. www.creswell-crags.org.uk/events MONDAY 6TH AUGUST, 10.30AM TO 11.30AM (ALSO ON 23RD AUGUST) MEADOW MINIBEAST HUNT Thoresby Park £3.00 per child MONDAY 6TH AUGUST 10.30am to 12.00pm (also 29th August) CATERPILLAR MUSIC Bassetlaw Museum, Grove Street, Retford DN22 6LD Fun with music for all ages Free 16 August 2018

01777 713749 www.bassetlawmuseum.org.uk MONDAY 6TH AUGUST 11.30am to 1.00pm (also Wednesday 29th August) CODE CLUB TASTER SESSION Worksop Library, S80 2BP Code Club is an introduction on how to make cool games and animations for children aged eight to 10. Free 0115 804 7343 or worksop. library@inspireculture.org.uk TUESDAY 7TH AUGUST 10.30am to 12.30pm GIANT BUBBLES Bassetlaw Museum, Grove Street, Retford DN22 6LD A drop in craft session Free 01777 713749 www.bassetlawmuseum.org.uk TUESDAY 7TH AUGUST 12.00pm to 3.00pm SUMMER SAFETY ROADSHOW Worksop Library, S80 2BP Join Worksop firefighters, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Notts Road Safety, Ambulance Heritage Society, Notts Police and St John Ambulance for fun and education in the library —

WEDNESDAY 8TH AUGUST Sessions 11.00am to 12.00pm and 12.00pm to 1.00pm HANDS ON HOLIDAYS — NATURAL WEAVING Harley Gallery, Welbeck S80 3LW Combine creativity and the outdoors during our natural weaving summer activity sessions. £2.50 01909 501700 or shop@ harleygallery.co.uk FRIDAY 9TH AUGUST GRUFFALO DAY Bassetlaw Museum, Grove Street, Retford DN22 6LD Come and join the Gruffalo Explorer and help her hunt down the Gruffalo in our very own deep dark wood. Includes Gruffalo games, Gruffalo songs and stories, Gruffalo Treasure Hunt and Gruffalo Crafts. This is suitable for three to seven-year olds and booking is essential. Free 01777 713749 www.bassetlawmuseum.org.uk FRIDAY 10TH AUGUST 10.30am FAMILY THEATRE — THE GINGERBREAD MAN Worksop Library, S80 2BP Chase after our cheeky gingerbread hero as he sets off on the biggest adventure of his life! Out of the kitchen, through the town, across the fields and all the way to the river. Now if he could just avoid that sly old fox! Hiccup Theatre cook up a brand-new version of this classic tale adding original live music, tasty storytelling and dollops of fun. Programmed in association with The Spark Arts for Children. Booking is essential.


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Find more online at www.worksoplife.com £3.00 for library members or £6.00 for non-members. 0115 804 7343 or worksop. library@inspireculture.org.uk FRIDAY 10TH AUGUST 6.30pm (gates open 5.30pm) OUTDOOR THEATRE — ALICE IN WONDERLAND Creswell Crags, Welbeck S80 3LH Fantastic outdoor theatre for all the family brought to life by Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Tickets £16.00 adult, family tickets (four people) £46.00 www.creswell-crags.org.uk SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST 10.30am to 12.30pm WILDLIFE WATCH GROUP — POND DIPPING Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford DN22 8QH Outdoor fun for seven to 13 year olds. Open to all — no booking necessary. Free, but a £2.00 donation welcome 07734 573861 or r.schwarz24@gmail.com TUESDAY 14TH AUGUST 10.30am to 1.00pm MAKE A UNICORN DREAMCATCHER Bassetlaw Museum, Grove Street, Retford DN22 6LD A drop-in craft event. Free 01777 713749 ww.bassetlawmuseum.org.uk WEDNESDAY 15TH AUGUST Sessions at 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm FAMILY STORYTELLING Mr Straw’s House, Blyth Grove, Worksop S81 0JG Bassetlaw District Council are offering free Family Storytelling Sessions in the Orchard of Mr Straw’s House as part of their Townscape Heritage Scheme. Free 01909 482380 WEDNESDAY 15TH AUGUST Sessions 11.00am to 12.00pm and 12.00pm to 1.00pm 18 August 2018

HANDS ON HOLIDAYS — NATURE FACES Harley Gallery, Welbeck S80 3LW Create natural crazy faces, from pine cone smiles to leaf eyes. £2.50 01909 501700 shop@harleygallery.co.uk TUESDAY 21ST AUGUST 10.30am to 12.30pm FAIRY CRAFTS Bassetlaw Museum, Grove Street, Retford DN22 6LD A drop-in craft event. Free 01777 713749 www.bassetlawmuseum.org.uk WEDNESDAY 22ND AUGUST Sessions 11.00am to 12.00pm and 12.00pm to 1.00pm HANDS ON HOLIDAYS — BUG HOUSES Harley Gallery, Welbeck S80 3LW Make a home for insects, bugs and minibeasts. £2.50 01909 501700 shop@harleygallery.co.uk THURSDAY 23RD AUGUST 10.30am to 12.30pm DINO DIG Bassetlaw Museum, Grove Street, Retford DN22 6LD A drop in craft session Free 01777 713749 www.bassetlawmuseum.org.uk FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST 10.00am to 3.00pm MISCHIEF MAKERS COMIC STRIP WORKSHOP Worksop Library, S80 2BP Write and print your own comics this summer with author Emma Pass and artist Duncan Pass. Firstly, Emma will help you create a cracking story with a magnificent hero and a mischievous villain. Then Duncan will show you how to turn it into a comic strip which you’ll print on one of his hand-built printing presses, made from a

DAYS OUT 200-year-old washing mangle. This event is suitable to children aged five and over and booking is essential. Free 0115 804 7343 or worksop. library@inspireculture.org.uk MONDAY 27TH AUGUST TO SUNDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER ROBIN HOOD FESTIVAL Sherwood Forest Country Park, Edwinstowe, NG21 9HN Enjoy the 34th annual Robin Hood Festival in the magical setting of Sherwood Forest. This free fun filled weeklong festival has something for all ages, with a wide variety of activities and entertainment, featuring costumed characters and medieval music, falconry, craft stalls and activities and The Legends characters Car park £5 01623 823202 www.nottinghamshire. go.uk/robinhoodfestival WEDNESDAY 29TH AUGUST Sessions 11.00am to 12.00pm and 12.00pm to 1.00pm HANDS ON HOLIDAYS — SEED HEADS Harley Gallery, Welbeck S80 3LW Learn how to make a seed head during our hands on holiday summer session, then water and watch it grow. £2.50 01909 501700 shop@harleygallery.co.uk FRIDAY 31ST AUGUST THE WIZARD OF OZ Bassetlaw Museum, Grove Street, Retford DN22 6LD A fast-paced, highly entertaining show featuring pop songs, magic, puppets and your favourite Oz characters. This performance will take place in the museum garden. Bring blankets or a picnic in case you get peckish. Free 01777 713749 www.bassetlawmuseum.org.uk


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Bassetlaw Swim Squad lapping up success Bassetlaw Swim Squad

is lapping up success after providing four qualifiers for the British Swimming Summer Championships across eight events, and seven qualifiers for the Swim England National Summer Meet across 12 events. That’s more than a 300% increase in number of events compared to last year. Swimmers in Britain had three months to post a time to rankings — the first 24 ranked swimmers in each event and each age-group qualify for the British competition and the next 20 ranked compete in their respective Home Nations competition. Lucy Gratton, of Worksop Dolphins, Natasha Utley, Jessica Gillatt and debutant Isabella Hobson-Corbett, all of Retford Swimming Club, posted times to qualify for the British competition as well as the Summer Meet. Thomas Johnstone and debutants Callum Kettlewell and Mia Hunt from Retford Swimming Club, also posted times to qualify for the Swim England competition. Head of Performance Swimming, Michael Glossop, paid tribute to the swimmers: “To achieve these results just a year on from BPL’s investment in performance swimming for Bassetlaw, is incredible. I really wanted to see an improvement at regional level and wasn’t really expecting to see such progress at a national level. “Thanks has to go to all the schools in the area for supporting these athletes to perform at their best, as well as Danny Taylor and his team at the University of Lincoln for sport science support, making sure that we can deliver the best possible programme we can.” The championships will take place from 24th July to 4th August at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. 20 August 2018

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Worksop Photography Club Are you interested in photography? Would you like to meet others with the same interest? Would you like to improve your skills and learn more about the hobby? Did you know there is an established photography club in Worksop? The club invites anyone with an interest in taking pictures to come along to the first meeting of their 2018-2019 season on Wednesday 5th September at 7.30pm. This is primarily a social evening when members and potential members can meet, hear a little about the club’s plans for the coming season and perhaps see a few images. Committee members will be on hand to answer your questions. All ages and abilities are welcome and it is not necessary to own an expensive camera as excellent pictures can be taken using simple equipment, or indeed on most mobile phones. Whilst the club is not a photography school they will, where they can, help with advice on taking pictures, equipment, photo editing and, if you wish to do so, entering competitions or

gaining photographic distinctions. The club is affiliated to the North and East Midlands Photographic Federation (N&EMPF) and the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB), both of which give you the means of taking your photography further. To contact the club or for more information and their 20182019 programme visit www. worksopphotography.club, where you can also find links to their Facebook and Flickr pages. They meet at Worksop Cricket Club, Central Avenue, Worksop so please come along to a couple of meetings before deciding if you would like to join. The club has excellent car parking, wheelchair access and a licensed bar.

Bassetlaw Hospice expansion Bassetlaw Hospice has

provided almost 25 years of service to the local community. The Charity Trustees are now planning a major expansion and refurbishment of the hospice facilities to meet the future changing needs of palliative care for patients and their families from Bassetlaw. The proposed work would include two additional bedrooms, overnight facilities for relatives and redesigning the layout for the day hospice service. There would also be an additional treatment room, training room and upgraded staff and storage facilities. A complete building refurbishment would include re-decoration and the installation of new lighting, heating and bathroom facilities. The ambitious plans are very

much at the early stages of development; however the charity is seeking to provide alternative accommodation to ensure the hospice service can continue, whilst the work is undertaken. Mike Quigley MBE, Chairman of the Trustees, said: “This will be the most significant change to the hospice building since we opened our doors in 1994. Our aim will be to continue to work closely with our partners, Bassetlaw CCG and Notts Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, to ensure we provide the highest standard of facilities to complement the dedicated care and support delivered by the nursing team. It is thanks to the support from the local community that the charity continues to invest in the service provision and hospice building, now and in the future.”


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This month, your local RSPCA Animal Centre is focussing on beautiful rescue Lurchers and Greyhounds. They are independent thinkers, intelligent and highly trainable, and they love a puzzle, such as where have you hidden the biscuits. Keeping Lurchers and Greyhounds in tip top condition takes a lot less effort than you would think. Calm and affectionate, they make a super family pet and are intensely loyal. They have a keen instinct for exercise, they are speedy but only use it in short bursts where they use up usually all of their energy in one sprint and then promptly retire to a comfy bed. They are gentle and affectionate but love a good tug o’ war or to chew a toy in between naps. They sleep in really weird positions — usually on their back in a sunny spot on the floor, or your couch, with their head twisted

Songs for summer Nostalgia presents, at a

new venue, Songs for a Summer Afternoon, at St John’s Parish Church, Carlton in Lindrick on Tuesday 14th August from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Enjoy an afternoon of good old favourite melodies. Doors open at 1.30pm. This is a free event with refreshments served in the interval. Donations are welcomed for the Carlton Methodist Church Fund. Tickets (for catering purposes only) are available from John on 01909 730155.

Worksop Society of Artists Worksop Society of Artists will be holding their Summer Exhibition at Sparken Hill Academy, Sparken Hill, Worksop S80 1AW, from 28th July to 5th August. The exhibition is open every day from 10.00am to 4.00pm, with free entry, easy access and ample room for parking.

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Lovely Lurchers & gorgeous Greyhounds awkwardly and their legs contorted. You get accustomed to it, but at first it can be quite startling; yes they are comfortable. They are also adorable! From their bright glossy eyes, their pricked up ears, and their big goofy noses to their long, swishy waggy tails,

Shireoaks & District WI The speaker at the June meeting of Shireoaks and District WI was Jan Palmer, who came along with samples of her homemade soaps and gave an interesting talk about how she made the soaps and how she used various oils to perfume them. She passed samples round to test members’ knowledge as to what the scents were and also explained the benefits to the skin of some of the natural ingredients such as oatmeal. Instead of the usual tea and biscuits they had lovely cakes to celebrate two members’ special occasions and everyone was able to indulge. At the beginning of July, the group had another meeting of its Luncheon Club and 18 members enjoyed a lovely meal at the Shireoaks Inn. On 13th July they hosted a Welcome Walk, when other WIs were invited to Shireoaks to enjoy a walk, taking in the village and

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Lurchers and Greyhounds are hard not to fall head over heels in love with once you get to know them. Come and see our beautiful boys and girls, they are waiting just for you. The RSPCA Animal Centre on the Great North Road, near Bawtry DN10 6DE, is open six days a week from 11.00am to 4.00pm (closed Wednesdays). Also visit www. rspcadoncasterrotherham.org.uk for the latest news and more information on how you can help support our animal welfare operations.

be showing ‘Get Out’, starring young British actor Daniel Kaluuya. Black boy dates white girl but all

the canal and finishing at Shireoaks Sports and Social Club to enjoy a Ploughman’s lunch and dessert. August is the only month Shireoaks and District WI does not have a regular meeting, but they will be going on an outing to Skipton and hope that the weather stays fine, to enable them to enjoy a visit to the castle and a trip down the canal there, amongst other things. They are also having a bingo and afternoon tea event to raise funds for the WI and the Village Hall, which last year was a great success. This is on 22nd August and starts at 2.00pm. More details can be found on Facebook or call Dawn on 07817 681778 or Diana on 01909 472189. Shireoaks and District WI meets on the third Thursday of the month. Visitors are always welcome to attend a meeting and hopefully become members. is not what it seems! Ticket for non-members is £5.00. Please book from four days before on 07504 717931 and enjoy a comfortable evening at the theatre.


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Celebrating 50 years 1968 - 2018 This year Sundown

Adventureland will be celebrating 50 years of being open to the public. Mrs Rhodes the owner was surprised with an anniversary bench on her 89th birthday from her daughter and other family members and it was placed outside the gift shop where she still works every day! To celebrate the 50th anniversary Sundown will be having a year of fun and celebrations. There are discounted tickets and annual passes as well as special events going on every month from Trick or Treating at Halloween to Teddy bears picnics hosted by Andy and Lewis and of course Honey and Sunny bear will be there to play games and dance every Thursday in august during the summer holidays. Not to mention all the great rides, from bouncing round on the back of an Ostrich to spinning round on the Okie Yolkie ride as well as lots of other attractions to enjoy as you make your way around the park for a full day of fun and adventure. Sundown has changed so much over the years since they kept

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monkeys, parrots and other exotic animals and served tea and cakes from the bungalow. Before the park opened for admissions Mr and Mrs Rhodes kept chickens, grew and sold local produce to their neighbours and to this day still use local businesses to supply the park. As the visitors flooded in, they added more play areas and rides and the attraction now sits on a site that extends over 60 acres. But the investment hasn’t stopped there. Despite Mrs. Rhodes now

coming up to 90 years old herself, she’s still as hands-on now as she was back in 1968. But that’s not a surprise to many, as some of the staff who joined the business back then, are still welcoming guests today — even in their late 80’s. Sundown has grown so much over the years and now sees a quarter of a million guests every year to their Theme Park for the Under 10’s, the site keeps growing with new attractions and themed areas and they have great plans in the pipeline to keep loyal guests coming back year after year. New for 2018 the Monkey Mayhem Driving School it is a chance for kids to drive jungle themed 4x4 mini jeeps around the newly designed course. Why not come down and be one of the first to pass your driving test with Mrs Bell! Everyone at Sundown is looking forward to the next 50 years, Mrs Rhodes and her family would like to thank all their loyal customers for their continued support over the last 50 plus years and hopes to see you all running, swinging, climbing and exploring for many more years to come. So come on kids there’s lots to see and do…. your adventure is just beginning!


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Royal British Legion members at WWI commemorations in Belgium Members of the Worksop Branch

of The Royal British Legion, are to join thousands marching in Belgium as part of the end of the First World War centenary commemorations this August. The Royal British Legion event, known as Great Pilgrimage 90 (GP90), takes place between the 5th and 9th August and will be one of the largest in the charity’s history. GP90 will mark 90 years since the original Great Pilgrimage in 1928, which saw 11,000 World War One veterans and war widows visit the battlefields of the Somme in France and Ypres in Belgium, a decade after the conflict ended. The Great Pilgrimage culminated in a march through Ypres to the Menin Gate, in remembrance of those who never returned. Local Legion members, SAC Jamie Platts and Andrew Glassborow will

represent Worksop Branch and the local community at the event, as Standard Bearer and wreath layer respectively. Jamie and Andrew will tour some of the battlefields and cemeteries visited by those on the Great Pilgrimage, before marching along the original route through Ypres, to the Menin Gate on 8th August, bearing their branch standard. They will join more than 2,200 other Legion members and dignitaries, including civic and military guests from the UK, Commonwealth and Northern Europe who are taking part. Once at the Menin Gate, Andrew will lay a wreath on behalf of the Worksop community. Ray Fielding, secretary of Worksop Branch of The Royal British Legion, comments: “Great Pilgrimage 90 is a unique opportunity for the Armed Forces

The Dukeries Woodturning Society

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Society meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month between 7.00pm and 10.00pm in the Jubilee Hall, Wellow Road, Ollerton NG22 9AP. The group moved there earlier in the year and now have much more room and a more comfortable environment for members. Each month the society arranges a professional demonstrator to show members some aspect of woodturning. They own their own lathe which most demonstrators will use and they use a video system to project the

A wonderful display of silver was

on show at the Carlton-in-Lindrick Civic Centre when The Arts Society Dukeries celebrated the Golden Jubilee of The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS). As a special event they had augmented their usual monthly lecture with a jewellery fair. Exhibitors were Francisca Onumah, Aoife White, Giles Kozdon, Daisy Lee, Suzanne Berry and Josephine Gomersall, who are all supported by the Starter-Studio programme for Jewellers and Silversmiths at Yorkshire Artspace; George Johnson and Victoria Billingham, who work in Kelham Island,

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demonstrator’s view in close up as (s)he works, so that everyone can see in detail what is happening. It is a friendly club with members across the age and skill ranges. There is an opportunity to purchase supplies of tools and materials for turning each month and regular visits from wellrespected local supplier of wood suitable for turning. The annual subscription is £15.00 per person, with a monthly attendance fee of £5.00, which includes tea/coffee. Guests are welcome to come and try the club before joining.

community to come together and bear our standards along the same route in Ypres taken 90 years earlier by the veterans and widows of the First World War. The Branch looks forward to proudly representing our community at the event.” As local champions of Remembrance, Worksop Branch of The Royal British Legion is looking to working in partnership with schools and cadet groups to bring their unique Remembrance messages to the Menin Gate where they will be collected and displayed in the Commonwealth War Grave Commission grounds for viewing by the general public. If you want to find out more about GP90, please visit www.britishlegion.org.uk/ community/calendar/remembranceservices-and-events/great-pilgrimage-90. To find out more about your local branch please contact the secretary R Fielding, secretary@rbl-worksop. org or the membership secretary A Glassborow, members@rbl-worksop.org. Demonstrators for the remainder of 2018 are: • August — Tony Kitchen/ Steve Wright wood sales, • September — Tiny Turner (Emma), • October — Richard Findley/ Steve Wright, wood sales, • November — Gerry Marlow, • December — members night and social. For more information visit www. dukerieswoodturning.org.uk or call Gordon Fisher on 01623 464986 or Michael Manning on 01777 870844.

A celebration of silver & gold Sheffield; Gordon and Sue McDougall; and Laura Baxter, who is based at Welbeck and was recently featured on the BBC TV programme Countryfile. The beautifully crafted pieces on show included items of jewellery, candlesticks, spoons and beakers. The lecture on ‘Gold’ was given by Emma Paragreen, Curator, Librarian and Archivist of the Sheffield Assay Office, which was followed by a lively question and answer session and another chance to browse the stalls.

Over 150 people attended the event, which made a highly successful start to the Society’s programme, in their new venue of the Civic Centre. After a summer break, lectures will resume on Wednesday 3rd October at 11.00am, when the speaker will be Amanda Herries on the subject of the painter Joan Eardley. Visitors welcome at £6.00 per lecture. For further information see www. theartssociety.org/dukeries or call Anthony on 01909 731415.


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SOUTH ANSTON, LINDRICK DALE AND SHIREOAKS Thursday 20th September, 10.00am to 3.00pm A varied walk through ancient woodland and beside picturesque sections of the canal. • Nine miles / Moderate / Free IDLE VALLEY NATURE RESERVE Thursday 20th September, 10.00am to 2.00pm We will walk along the canal towpath and through Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Idle Valley Nature Reserve, with plenty of opportunity to watch the birds along the way. • Six miles / Easy / Free BOATS AND BOOTS FROM SHIREOAKS ON HUGH HENSHALL Friday 21st September, 10.00am to 2.30pm and 11.00am to 3.30pm We will walk up the towpath from Shireoaks to Turnerwood and then follow the canal’s feeder channel along Anston Brook to South Anston. Returning to the canal at Thorpe Bridge, we will go down the towpath to Turnerwood to board the boat for a cruise us back through eight locks to Shireoaks. • Seven miles / Moderate / £7.00 per person SOUTH ANSTON, LINDRICK DALE AND SHIREOAKS Sunday 23rd September, 9.30am to 1.30pm This is part of the canal that starts to climb uphill towards Kiveton. We all know that water needs assistance to go up hill and this section of the canal doesn’t disappoint with no fewer than 23 locks. The canal also meanders through some very pretty sections of woodland. • Eight miles / Easy / Free To find out more to book your place on one of these walks call 01246 345777 or visit http:// www.chesterfield-canal-trust. org.uk/chesterfield-canalwalking-festival-programme/


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The RAF’s first century A regional perspective by Mick Britton

This year the RAF celebrates its centenary which is a significant event for a region steeped in its history. Whereas Lincolnshire still has a strong RAF presence and Nottinghamshire a tenuous one, the service is no longer present in South Yorkshire since the closure of RAF Finningley in 1995. During the First World War, aircraft were manufactured at Gainsborough which was attacked by Zeppelin airships, along with Sheffield, leading the RFC (precursor of the RAF) to establish several landing grounds for the defence of the region, mostly on the Lincoln Escarpmant, which were supplemented by flying training establishments. However, shortly after the formation of the RAF on 1st April 1918, the War ended with the Armistice and most of the airfields were vacated. Consequently, when the inevitability of a re-match with Germany was belatedly recognized in the mid-1930s, many

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new air bases had to be constructed to house the rapidly expanding air force. Not only on or nearby those of the previous conflict, but also on the lowlands of the Vale of York and of the Trent, the majority designed were for the use of bombers which would carry the war to Germany, but there were also many training bases, especially in Nottinghamshire, and just the occasional fighter base. However, despite its distance from London, the region did play a role in the Battle of Britain due to the HQ of Fighter Command’s 12 Group being situated at Watnall, near Nottingham. With regard to the bomber war, the unpreparedness of Bomber Command for war in terms of equipment, methodology and training, was revealed by a scientific study which

showed that only a small minority of bombs were dropped within five miles of their intended target! However, the appointment of Arthur Harris as head of Bomber Command ushered in a more professional approach which brought successes like the Dams Raid by 617 Squadron and the thousand bomber raid on Cologne. These two very different missions being akin to the rapier and the cudgel. Sited in the midst of a concentration of bomber bases, Bawtry Hall was the HQ of Bomber Command’s 1 Group. 55,573 Bomber Command aircrew were killed in the Second World War leading one author to liken the bomber bases to the trenches of the First World War. It is not surprising that many of them are reputed to be haunted. THE JET AGE In all wars, technological advances occur more speedily than in peacetime and two great inventions to emerge from the Second World War were the computer and the jet engine. The first jet aircraft to enter RAF service was the Gloster Meteor with 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron a former auxiliary unit which after the war reverted to its part-time status, based at Finningley and then Worksop. Despite the closure of many bases following the end of hostilities a large number remained active and in 1953, Finningley (South Yorkshire), Newton (Nottinghamshire) and Hemswell and Scampton (Lincolnshire), were all opened to the public on the anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The reason for the retention of so many air bases along with the auxiliaries was that the world had entered the Cold War wherein the western powers formed the North Atlantic Treaty►


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Tickhill Film Society (TFS) would like to welcome everyone to their new season starting in September 2018. They will be showing featurelength films in Tickhill Parish Room, on the third and last Wednesdays of the month, with doors opening at 6.30pm and films starting at 7.00pm. Members of the Society pay a subscription for a season of films. Join TFS by sending a cheque for £24.00 — payable to Tickhill Film Society — to Janice Birkinshaw, 19 Wong Lane, Tickhill DN11 9NY. If you prefer to pay by cash then please call either of the numbers below. Guests are welcome to attend, at £5.00 per film. The films will be: • 19th September — ‘Victoria and Abdul’ - about Victoria’s last friendship, featuring Judy Dench. • 26th September — ‘The Post’ — newspaper drama, with Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep. • 17th October — ‘Loving Vincent’ — oil painted animation about Van Gogh’s last letter. • 31st October — ‘The Greatest Showman’ — PT Barnum musical, with Hugh Jackman. • 21st November — ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ — Dickens tale, with Dan Stevens. • 28th November — ‘Casablanca’ — classic WWII romantic drama, with Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. Please contact Andy, Secretary, on 07340 708404 (evenings), or Janice, Treasurer, on 07590 455340 if you are interested in becoming a member, or have any other queries. Alternatively email film@tickhillparishroom.co.uk. 40 August 2018

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Rags to riches at Worksop WI Normally, Worksop WI meets

on the first Thursday of every month at Worksop Cricket Club, off Central Avenue, at 1.45pm. But they are having a summer break in August, so their next scheduled meeting is on Thursday 6th September. At this meeting they will be having a talk entitled ‘Rags to Riches: The Wardrobe’s Mistress’s Tale’, by Judy Colby. This talk is about costuming amateur dramatic productions on a shoestring, plus displays of costumes and accessories. They will have a Harvest Festival stall with goods to buy and a competition which will be ‘Something Recycled’. The group has a varied programme of events, speakers and trips so if you think you would like to give them a whirl please come along and see what you think. There is a monthly

lunch and craft club and they are about to organise a cinema club. At their last meeting in July, members enjoyed an amusing talk by a local auctioneer, Peter Young. He told them about how he got started up in the business and had plenty of funny stories to tell of his time at one of Retford’s auction houses. Some members visited Newstead Abbey with other member WIs where they had a tour of the poet Lord Byron’s home. It was very interesting to learn more of Newstead’s famous romantic poet and enjoy lunch in such a beautiful setting. There are plenty of different activities to do in the WI and there will be something to appeal to everyone — for more information contact Chris John on 01909 473048 or simply come along.

Ride out with Bassetlaw Sustrans Join volunteers from the Sustrans Bassetlaw Group on Sunday 12th August for a short guided bike ride. This is the second of their rides arranged particularly for anyone new to cycling and those who have perhaps not cycled much recently or prefer to cycle shorter distances. Come along to meet a friendly bunch of cyclists and enjoy exploring Sherwood Pines by bike. The route will be mainly on traffic-free forest tracks. The distance is approximately 15 miles and the ride will be kept at a moderate pace so that no one gets left behind. Participants will

also be able to opt for a shorter distance should they wish to do so. Hybrid and mountain type bikes, including E bikes, will be suitable. The ride is free apart from Sherwood Pines parking charges. Under-18s need to bring a responsible adult with them. The start time will be 10.00am and the full-length version of the ride should end by approximately 3.00pm. For further details and to reserve your place, please contact David Hully at davidhully@hotmail.com or call 01777 948136. Sustrans is the charity that’s making it easier for people to walk and cycle. Visit www.sustrans.org.uk.

NSPCC’s Workshop in the Woods The NSPCC invite you to ‘A Workshop in the Woods’ with Alison Doxey, an award winning professional florist, on Wednesday 12th September. Alison will demonstrate a seasonal design inspired by the woods, then you will create your own beautiful arrangements to take home. The event takes

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson PAID This app provides relaxing guided meditations intended to clear your mind and help you get deep, restful sleep. Headspace: Meditation and Mindfulness FREE The Headspace app teaches you how to meditate and live mindfully, with exercises on everything from managing anxiety and stress to breathing, sleep, happiness, calm and focus. It teaches classic meditation techniques in just a few minutes a day, and can send custom push notifications with mindfulness reminders. You can also track your progress and share it with others. Chill Panda FREE This family-friendly NHS app can measure your heart rate and helps you develop an awareness of the relationship between your emotions, activities and body state,

Foodvisor FREE The Foodvisor app claims to recognise your food from a photo of your plate, estimating serving sizes and providing a detailed nutrition report that’s added to your food diary. It can also track physical activities and calories burned, highlighting weak areas that need attention. My Fitness Pal FREE This hugely popular app is a calorie counter, diet tracker and exercise tracker all in one. It can scan the barcodes of over four million foods and give you detailed nutrition information about them. It also suggests exercises, links to other exercise apps, logs your exercise and tracks your steps. With goal-setting, a recipe importer, a restaurant meal logger and the ability to add photos and share progress, this app really has everything. Using an app to improve your health and fitness may seem counterintuitive, with the media issuing dire warnings about the effects of too much screen time. But used correctly, technology can motivate and educate us to eat more healthily and exercise, encouraging us to socialise through sharing our efforts with others. So why not give one of these apps a try?


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The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is ‘Mischief Makers’ and it runs until Sunday 9th September. Join Dennis, Gnasher and friends this summer on a hunt for Beanotown’s buried treasure! The Summer Reading Challenge invites children to read six library books, of their choice, collecting stickers along the way to explore the map and find clues. But watch out — with Dennis around, some of those stickers are sure to be stinky. To help celebrate this year’s reading fun, Worksop Library will be hosting events sure to inspire young mischief makers as they take up their challenge.

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE EXHIBITION: MISCHIEF MAKERS Saturday 14th July to Sunday 9th September Two Worksop schools worked with our talented author and artist-inresidence Emma and Duncan Pass during the summer term, to create this year’s fabulous Summer Reading Challenge Exhibition. Read the cracking stories that were created, meet an array of magnificent heroes and mischievous villains. All have been brought to life in comic strip form with the help of a 200-year-old washing mangle and a large dollop of creativity! Entry to the exhibition is free. Also, to enjoy in Worksop Gallery throughout the summer: An uplifting display of characterful puppets made by talented library craft groups, knit and natter groups and library users for the Inspire 2018 Craft Bomb. All puppets will be donated to the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Appeal in September 2018. You could even be inspired to have a go yourself.

MISCHIEF MAKERS FUN DAY – WITH HORRID HENRY Monday 30th July, 10.30am to 3.00pm Celebrate some of the most mischievous characters from children’s books at our Mischief Makers Fun Day. Join in with craft activities and take part in the library joke hunt throughout the day. Plus, say hello to Horrid Henry at our special mischief-making story sessions at 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm. This is a free event suitable for children aged four and over. MISCHIEF MAKERS COMIC STRIP WORKSHOP Friday 24th August, 10.00am to 3.00pm Write and print your own comics this summer with author Emma Pass and artist Duncan Pass. Firstly, Emma will help you create a cracking story with a magnificent hero and a mischievous villain. Then Duncan will show you how to turn it into a comic strip which you’ll print on one of his hand-built printing presses, made from a 200-year-old washing mangle. This event is suitable to children aged five and over and booking is essential. MISCHIEF MAKERS DROP-IN ACTIVITIES Continue the Mischief every Thursday during the school holidays from 25th July to 30th August with Mischief Makers drop-in sessions from 11.00am to 12.00pm. This will be followed by story time, which will count as one of the six books required to complete the Summer Reading Challenge. CODE CLUB TASTER SESSIONS Monday 6th August and Wednesday

Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group Unfortunately, at the meeting of Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group on Friday 6th July, held at Retford Hospital, and for reasons not yet known, the speaker was unable to attend. On behalf of the Group, we sincerely hope and trust that he 46 August 2018

is well and members look forward to seeing him at some time in the future. Members of the Group stepped into the breach and regaled us with stories of recent holidays. The time passed very quickly and everyone was all ready to open the

29th August, 11.00am to 1.00pm Code Club is an introduction on how to make cool games and animations for children aged eight to 10. To find out more come to our taster sessions at Worksop Library on Monday 6th August and Wednesday 29th August from 11.00am to 1.00pm. Children and parents are welcome. These sessions are free so join us on the day or sign up at the Library Help Desk! COMMUNITY Summer Safety Roadshow Tuesday 7th August, 12.00pm to 3.00pm Join Worksop Fire-fighters, EMAS, Via East Midlands Road Safety Team, Ambulance Heritage Society, Notts Police, Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes, St John Ambulance and many more safety and emergency service for fund and education in the library with hands-on activities for all. Various emergency vehicles will be on site (subject to emergency call outs) including fire engines, police cars and ambulances. FAMILY THEATRE ‘The Gingerbread Man’ Friday 10th August, 10.30am Chase after our cheeky gingerbread hero as he sets off on the biggest adventure of his life! Out of the kitchen, through the town, across the fields and all the way to the river. Now if he could just avoid that sly old fox! Hiccup Theatre cook up a brand-new version of this classic tale adding original live music, tasty storytelling and dollops of fun. Programmed in association with The Spark Arts for Children. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Book tickets now by calling 0115 8044 373 or online at www.inspireculture. org.uk. Tickets cost £3.00 for library members or £6.00 for non-members. pages of the next holiday brochure to drop through the letterbox. The group’s next meeting will be on Friday 3rd August at the Crossing, Worksop at 2.00pm. The speaker will be Tim Mulroy (The British Schindler). All are welcome. For more details call Pat Broskom on 01909 562361.


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Find your dream home in the stunning village of Shireoaks The Grange is an exceptional development of four and five-bedroom homes in the charming village of Shireoaks in Nottinghamshire. The location is ideally placed for schooling beside St Luke’s C of E Primary School and the outstanding Outwood Academy Portland Secondary School is just a short drive away. The development is also desirable for its transport links; Shireoaks Train Station is a short walk away with direct access to Sheffield and Lincoln and the A57 is also easily accessed. There are a number of walks along the Ryton River and the Chesterfield Canal to be enjoyed, with a picturesque marina to stop by and relax. The village is also home to the Hewett Arms, a cosy pub nestled between fishing lakes offering stunning views all year round. And for sport lovers, the former Steetley Cricket Ground has

recently been transformed into the Worksop Town Football Club Academy, offering football training and entertainment for all ages. Opening soon at The Grange are two stunning show homes, the Nidderdale and the Warkworth. Both are opulent 4-bedroom detached homes with spacious living areas, high-end design, flexible living and integrated garages – offering all the practicalities that a modern home requires. Each Harron Home boasts high-end specification as standard, including top of the range kitchens with Porcanalosa tiles, stainless steel oven, hob and chimney extractor, Hammonds fitted wardrobes to the master bedroom, Rocca sanitary ware, Hansgrohe fittings and block paved drives as standard.

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Harron Homes have a number of schemes to help you purchase your new home, including the 100% full value Part Exchange Scheme. This scheme guarantees a cash buyer for your existing property, no estate agent fees and no property chain to contend with, which is one of the easiest ways to move home. The government’s Help to Buy is an alternative scheme which allows the purchase of a home with only a 5% deposit and is available for all homes up to £600,000 for both first time buyers and those who are purchasing a home for the second or third time. For those downsizing or looking to use the Help to Buy scheme in conjunction with other purchasing incentives, Harron Homes offer their newly launched

Homemover scheme. Once you reserve your home with the developer, Harron Homes will help sell your existing property, so you can benefit from no estate agent fees, peace of mind and up to six weeks exclusivity on your chosen home. To find out more about making your move to a luxury home, please visit the newly opened marketing suite at The Grange, open Thursday to Monday from 10.30am to 5.30pm (Mondays, 11am to 5:30pm) and let us help you find your new home. For further information call The Grange at 07800 711673 to speak to one of Harron Homes’ experienced sales executives or visit www.harronhomes.co.uk.

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David Coldrick on practical steps for a safe return home Nobody likes to stay in hospital for

longer than necessary. Older people often deteriorate in hospital, especially if they are frail or have dementia. Stays of more than 10 days can lead to the equivalent of 10 years’ muscle ageing (NHS England 13th June 2018). The NHS and local authorities, want to reduce longer stays this year by a quarter. That will free up 4,000 beds in time for winter. Some 350,000 people spend over three weeks in hospital — 20% of all beds or ‘36 hospitals worth’. Medical reasons dictate many stays in hospital. Other people simply need extra support to return home safely which may not always be available. If you can help what practical steps can you take? HAVE A SAFE DISCHARGE PLAN A person is entitled to a proper safe discharge plan. Discuss this with your family member and the discharge co-ordination team. Get contact details for e.g. district nurses and therapists. It is easy to feel rushed. But there is a big difference between achieving a safe discharge and blocking a bed which someone else needs. Premature discharges increase the risk of a ‘revolving door’ discharge — out of hospital one day, back the next day. CONTACT CARE PROVIDERS Make contact with any care providers in good time so they can arrange support and revise/establish an agreed care plan in advance of discharge e.g. a person might be in receipt of companionship or home help before a fall but now needs some form of personal care e.g. help with bathing, dressing or getting upstairs. That involves a sound assessment of the person’s needs and wishes with a suitable risk assessment of their property. Planning ahead reduces risks and helps support successful discharges. ARRANGE SUITABLE TRANSPORT HOME A specialist taxi or ambulance

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Helping loved ones return from hospital may be needed. Some cars are not designed for more difficult entry and exit. Don’t assume that what was okay will still be okay. PREPARE A SAFE HOME Ensure walkways around the home are well lit and free of clutter. Check and install safety devices such as grab rails in bathrooms and on stairs. • Stock up the fridge. There may be spoiled or out of date food to replace and essentials to replenish. It’s easy to forget and not all discharges are when shops are open! • Change the bed linen. • Restock personal hygiene products. • Ensure the heating and water is set and working properly. • Confirm exactly what medication is needed and when. Don’t leave the hospital without suitable details/ the full prescription. Take note of any special dietary instructions.

• Make a note of medical appointments. Encourage loved ones to follow GP advice. We may not like it but we like going into hospital far less. • Help the older person get back into daily routines. That helps maintain body strength and supports good mood and motivation. • Observe. Is there evidence of non-recovery, a fall at night, difficulty with medication or food and drink? Call the GP. For a free five Ways to Prevent Senior Hospitalisation Guide, including Checklists, please call or email me as below. David Coldrick is owner of Home Instead Senior Care Rotherham 34 Moorgate Road S60 2AG @homeinsteadrotherham 01709 837170 david.coldrick@homeinstead.co.uk


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Chart-topping singer and

award-winning actress, Kym Marsh, has been announced as the co-host of Worksop’s Got Talent 2018. In a showbiz career spanning two decades, Kym is one of the UK’s most recognised faces and the show’s organisers are delighted to welcome Kym to their stage for their biggest and best show yet. Kym first shot to fame as a contestant on Pop Stars, before becoming a member of chart-topping group, Hearsay. After two number one singles, Kym then went solo. Throughout her music career, Kym sold millions of records, topped the charts twice and racked up five UK Top 10 singles. After a successful music career, Kym then moved into acting and in 2006, she joined the UK’s biggest and most-watched soap, ITV’s ‘Coronation Street’. Over the past 12 years, she

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Kym Marsh to host Worksop’s Got Talent has won various awards at the British Soap Awards, the National Television Awards and many more. In 2015, she even won Rear Of The Year! Kym will be joined by returning co-host, Sam Reece. Best known for a highly successful TV and modelling career, Sam is back for a second year running, alongside Kym. The third show will be taking place on Friday 26th October at North Notts Arena. Event organiser, James Clarke, said: “I am unbelievably excited to welcome Kym Marsh to the Worksop’s Got Talent team. It has been hard to keep it a secret! Kym is one of the most popular actresses on TV, so I know how lucky we are to have her host the show. I cannot wait for our audience to see what else we have got planned for our biggest show yet. Keep your eyes peeled…”

Worksop’s Got Talent is an awardwinning, sell-out talent show, set up in 2016 to fundraise for the eye charity RP Fighting Blindness. Over the past two years, the show has raised over £13,000 for charity and this year, the overall total is set to pass £20,000. Auditions have been taking place over the past few months at Worksop Town Hall and the standard of acts is better than ever before. Tickets cost £10.00 each and can be purchased now from North Notts Arena, or by calling James Clarke on 07590 264008. Auditions are still taking place — to apply, visit www. worksopsgottalent.co.uk. For all of the latest news, ‘like’ the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ worksopsgottalent) and follow it on Instagram (@WorksopsGotTalent).

Clayton’s skydive raises £1,000 for children’s hospice Worksop man Clayton Tindle

has raised £1,000 by doing a skydive for the children’s hospice that cared for his niece Lekisha Brown. Clayton (29), who works at Wilko, jumped out of a plane at 15,000 feet in memory of his sister Carrie’s daughter Lekisha, who was one of the first children to be cared for by Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice before she passed away in 2010 at the age of ten. Clayton said: “The skydive was a ride of emotions. Nothing prepares you for that first look out of the plane, but once you’re out the experience is amazing. You don’t have time to think. You just take in the amazing views and the feeling of being weightless and falling. Once you land, there’s a huge sense of relief, sheer pride and happiness that you have done it. I’m

Bridge players of all levels of experience are invited to Retford Bridge Club on Tuesday 28th August for a relaxed game of duplicate bridge. A limited number of hands will be played and there will be a coffee break of about 15 minutes. No partner is required as one will be found on the evening if you come alone. If you play with the U3A on Monday afternoons, 52 August 2018

so proud to have done this in memory of my niece and for all the families and children that Bluebell Wood support. “I’d tell anyone else that they will never regret doing it. It’s amazing being able to conquer something like this. The feeling of reaching £1,000 in sponsorship is great, and I have many people to thank, including Lee Marsden, branch secretary for the GMB union at Wilko, which paid my deposit for the skydive, and three local councillors, Josie Potts, John Sheppard and my dad Clayton Tindle, who donated £250 between them. “Before Bluebell Wood opened its doors, Lekisha and the family had to travel further for respite care, but once Bluebell Wood arrived, things were much easier. The support from the team there was outstanding,

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and we really valued being able to spend time with Lekisha in the end of life suite after she passed away.” Rachel Hodges, Senior Events Fundraiser, Bluebell Wood, said: “We’re really proud of Clayton and all our skydivers who are prepared to face down their nerves to help Bluebell Wood families. This amazing amount will make a huge difference, giving our children and families the chance to take part in music therapy, sibling groups and arts and crafts and be supported through counselling and end of life treatment and care.” If you’d like to take part in the next Bluebell Wood Skydive at Hibaldstow Airfield on 9th September places are available at www.bluebellwood. org/support-us/events/find-yournearest-event/skydive-4. the following day on ‘bridgewebs Retford’ to see how you have done. The venue is Hallcroft Community Centre, Randall Way, Retford and the evening starts at 6.55pm to 10.20pm approximately. Table money of £1.50 per head is all that’s needed. For further details contact Mike Coggles on 01777 703610 or Sandy Fulton on 01909 479748.


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limestonehouse Would you like to join our ‘TRIP CLUB’:- Since December 2017, thanks to funding from the Post Code Community Fund, we have been able to take people out to support local events such as concerts and plays and this funding has contributed to those Transport Costs. As a member of the TRIP CLUB you will be able to pay small amounts towards future transport costs for travelling to local events, which will make such trips affordable and enjoyable The Memory Lane Café; provides a Varied menu at reasonable prices. We can provide Lunch or Buffets for Groups if given ONE week’s notice. Breakfast Specials from 7am to 9am, for £1.90, are available on Mondays to Fridays from 7am to 9am and on Saturday mornings 9am to 11.45am . You can Eat in or have a Take away. Call in or phone through your order (01909 724061) There is Car Parking at the rear of Limestone House (off Ann St) To celebrate our Elastic FM award as ‘The Community Organisation of the Year’ the cost of a Full English Breakfast from 9am to 3.45p.m, from Monday to Friday in Limestone House, has been reduced to £2.50

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We provide a cooked meal and a sweet for £2.50 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12noon to the last sitting at 1.30pm. • Luncheon Clubs are provided on Mondays and Fridays from 12.15pm (transport is available in the Bolsover District Council area). Phone or call in if you would like to book a place • Music lessons, for £2, are available in Limestone House on Keyboard, Drums, Guitar and Brass Band Instruments for Adults and Children on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Music Presentations continue on Monday mornings. Come along and join in.

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Wildlife winners & losers in the heat

Sitticus Pubescens © John Smith

sides is ideal for birds to bathe in and for mammals to drink from without fear of drowning.

Song Thrush © Darin Smith

Erin McDaid, from Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, on what our hot & dry summer means for local wildlife When the temperature

soars, we can simply grab a cooling drink from the fridge, but wildlife has no such luxury. Although summer can be a time of plenty for creatures such as swifts and swallows with a seemingly endless supply of insects to feed their hungry chicks on, prolonged hot dry weather can cause problems for some species. Mammals such as hedgehogs and birds such as blackbirds, can struggle to dig out earthworms when the ground becomes baked solid. Amphibians such as frogs and newts, which lose moisture through their porous skin, can quickly become dehydrated and toxic algae can blanket the surface of ponds and lakes. However, not all wildlife suffers in hot weather. Reptiles such as grass snakes and common lizards find it easier to move in warm weather — giving them an advantage when hunting and insects such as butterflies tend to be more active in warmer weather. The best way to give wildlife a helping hand in a drought is putting 56 August 2018

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SPIDER WEEKEND AUGUST 18TH & 19TH On 18th and 19th August Idle Valley Nature Reserve near Retford, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s largest site, will be host a weekend of spider-themed activities for families, including an opportunity to take part in some ‘citizen science’ supported by the University of Nottingham. For further details visit www. nottinghamshirewildlife.org.

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began in 2009 as quite a small, one-day affair. It was free and all the bands played for free. This year is its ninth and with each year it has got bigger and more ambitious. It’s not all about music; there have been workshops for the children, belly dancing flash mobs, medieval displays, and stalls selling anything from blow-up guitars to hippy beads. This year sees the ‘Third Stage’ blossoming into spoken word performances from host Sophie Sparham, our very own Shireoaks bard and the world famous Attila The Stockbroker. Musically you won’t be disappointed whatever your taste. There are over twenty artists playing over the weekend — OD Saxon and Slade UK will be rocking the outdoor stage whilst the seated indoor stage will provide you with a slightly more sedate atmosphere. Check out the website for full details,

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Celebrating creativity & innovation across Nottinghamshire’s heritage sites The Nottinghamshire Heritage Awards 2018 took place

in June, providing the opportunity to celebrate excellence across the county’s museums, historic houses and heritage sites. The awards, arranged by the Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum, recognised innovation, creativity and sheer determination, featuring award entries from organisations across the county. The awards ceremony took place at Nottingham Trent University’s Pavilion Building. More than 60 guests attended the evening awards ceremony to celebrate the many achievements of Nottinghamshire’s heritage sites over the past two years, as part of the biennial awards. The 2018 awards received 28 award entries, made by 16 individual heritage organisations — all hoping to scoop an award from a total of eight award categories. The entries were made by heritage organisations both large and small — from all corners of the county. All of the entries demonstrated the outstanding innovation, hard work and creativity taking place in heritage organisations across Nottinghamshire.

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Worksop, they’re giving you the chance to shape their sermons with a season of Sundays entitled ‘Life’s Toughest Questions’. Challenge them with the hard questions of life… for example ideas on God, the meaning of life, suffering, death, changes in society… they’re sure you can think of more. The four most challenging and inspiring questions may be selected as a topic for their September series. All you have to do is fill in the form at questions@christchurchworksop.org. uk or email christchurchworksop@ btconnect.com. They’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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Free jewellery & antiques valuations Hansons Auction House are giving free jewellery and antique valuations on 7th September from 10.30am until 1.30pm at Lady Margaret Hall, Welbeck S80 3NB. Come along with your silver, jewellery or antiques and meet Isabel Murtough. Welbeck WI will be serving light

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the granting of Worksop Rotary Club’s Charter. The occasion was marked by an exhibition at Worksop Library in February charting the club’s involvement with the town over the last 90 years. A celebration dinner was held at Ye Olde Bell, Barnby Moor on 20th February, attended by members past and present. It has been a busy few months for the club. 13th May saw club members assisting with the Focus on Young People in Bassetlaw Fun Run, at Welbeck and on 19th May, members enjoyed a Tapas Evening at the Shireoaks Inn. Club members assisted at the Courage Awards Ceremony celebrating courageous youngsters throughout Bassetlaw on 25th June and club members and guests enjoyed an Indian meal at Januek the following day, raising £200.00 for the Jaipur Limb Charity. 1st July saw Rotary’s annual Swimathon contest at Worksop College Pool. Hopefully the club will raise £300.00 towards Club funds.

Then 3rd July saw the installation of the Club’s first Lady President — Mrs Maureen Lilley, who takes over from retiring President David Clough. Future events include a fundraising barbecue, a visit to Renishaw Hall and various interesting speakers. Rotary’s Community Service Fund will again be making grants this autumn — please await further details. Worksop Rotary meet every Tuesday evening at The Lion Hotel, Bridge Street, Worksop — at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start. Members would love to see you there. For further information contact Club Secretary Phillip Smith on 01909 531614.

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GET INSURED A surprisingly substantial number of people travel without insurance. From missing baggage to delayed flights, it’s cover you can’t afford to travel without. Make sure you start the policy now, not just before you travel. That way you can avoid getting caught out with cancellation costs.

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Lethal leatherjackets… Daddy-longlegs or craneflies are starting to hatch out

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Pippa greenwood gets the better of the little up-starts WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CHECK IF YOU HAVE THEM? Early in the evening, water a couple of the yellowed patches thoroughly and do the same with a ripped-up patch. Next, cover these areas in black polythene weighed down with a couple of bricks or similar. A double layer of black bin liners or an opened-out plastic compost bag will work well. Next morning, lift the polythene and you’ll see the pests on the soil or lawn surface. SO HOW DO YOU KNOW LEATHERJACKETS ARE TO BLAME? Leatherjackets are greyishbrown, tubular, legless, up to about 4.5cm long and so nearly transparent that you can often see inside them, lunch and all.

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This may not be the easiest question to answer as it really comes down to a few factors — personality, income, location, space, etc. If you are one of those who has no idea about design or even your own taste, a professional interior designer can help. It is about taking steps towards getting to know yourself and your home or business if that is what you need to work on. To do this I would say, get online! Instagram and Pinterest are the best places to see a broad range of styles. I would say that Pinterest tends to lean towards specific styles, whereas Instagram often shows actual lifestyle photography or projects completed by designers, therefore you are given a wider more trend-based appeal. On the other hand, Pinterest is great for practical solutions and ideas. Take a look at these social medias and see if anything appeals to you, You then need to understand why you were attracted to it in the first place. You will either fit into one of three categories, either Modern, Contemporary or Traditional. Please 84 August 2018

do not think this relates to very new and very old styles, as they cover very long periods of time in design. However these terms are loosely used to relate to people who are not aware of the art movements. For those of you who say I like modern design, did you know that modernism began in 1880 and spanned to 1940, contemporary from 1945 to 1960. There are many styles that fit under the umbrella of Modern. To recognise this look, you should see, clean sharp lines on furniture, mostly rectangles and squares, form should be quite simplified, fresh simple palette of whites, greys, blacks, use of materials such as glass, metal and steel. It relies highly on the simplicity of all its elements. It is clear and to the point and has a very calm and relaxed nature to it due to its lack of clutter and organisation. This is not the style for someone who likes collectables or a very cosy, homely feel. This is very much a style you would either love or hate. Styles that fit into this would be Minimalist (a more extreme version of modern), Scandinavian, mid-century modern, industrial, and eclectic.

Traditional styles include Egyptian, Greek, Medieval, Renaissance, Jacobean, Colonial, Rococo, Art Nouveau, and the arts and crafts movement. What these styles all have in common is the opposite to modern, they are all about detail, therefore no sharp clean simple forms. It is all about curves, intricate detailing, layers and levels to various pieces of furniture is the norm. Colour changed throughout these periods but at times, it was simple, due to methods of application, meaning paint effects were very different than today, so colour was not always solid or as achievable. So, think muted tones, also some rich tones, but stay away from acidic tones as these did not exist. Think woods, engravings, chunky furniture that does not fade into the background, and a more organised layout to the space. Contemporary style is very much about what is current, so it is ever-changing, it does mix with the modern look quite often which works if you know what you are doing. Contemporary is more fluid than modern and is all about the current and not being as specific to one style. Contemporary style can have curved lines, whereas modern won’t. You must be open to how and where you may source. Maybe you are on the border of all these styles, you may fit into the transitional style. It takes elements from both periods and brings them together in a seamless way. It’s great for those who want the best of both. Danielle writes an interior design blog at www. danielledurkandesigns.com and you can also check out her Instagram, Interiorsby_d.l.d.


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Locksmith First Response Locksmith...................................... 64 Metro Locksmiths...................................................... 64 Stapletons.................................................................... 85 Mobility Aids & Scooters Eco Scooters................................................................31 Phoenix Mobility..........................................................55 Music Shop Aniseed Rock Music Shop.......................................59 Oven Cleaning Oven Butler...................................................................57 Painting & Decorating J Bradley Decorators..................................................41 Lee Barnes...................................................................73 Pest Control Buzz Off Pest Solutions.............................................77 Retford & District Pest Control................................78 Physiotherapy Equinox Physiotherapy..............................................77 Larwood Physiotherapy Clinic...................................9 Plumbing & Heating Services Clear Blue Gas............................................................ 88 Harworth Heating.......................................................19 Lindrick Construction..................................................3 NP Plumbing................................................................ 90 Plumbing & Heating Solutions 1............................ 88 Worksop Plumbing Services................................... 38 Recycling Services & Waste Removal Humpy Dumpy.............................................................78 Removal Services Jay’s Removals............................................................62 Restaurants & Pubs Aston Hall Hotel.......................................................... 45 Spencer’s on the Square..........................................59 The Royal Oak............................................................. 86 The White Horse Inn...................................................25 West Retford Hotel.....................................................17 Roofing Services C&C Fibreglass..............................................................3 Schools & Training Courses Inspire Worksop............................................................5 Redlands Primary School.........................................47 Sheds & Garden Buildings Shield Sheds................................................................78 Solicitors Jones & Co........................................................ 21 & 71 Stoves & Fireplaces Peak Mouldings.......................................................... 13 Taxi & Private Hire GDB Travel....................................................................73 Theatre Acorn Theatre..............................................................70 Tiling Sales Installation Lindrick Construction..................................................3 Timber Products & Supplies Worksop Timber..........................................................79 Tool Sales, Hire & Repairs Trent Hire.......................................................................81 Wedding Planner Victoria James Wedding Planner............................73 Weight Loss Slimming World...........................................................61 Wild Bird Feed Hall Farm Wild Bird Supplies...................................77 Windows, Doors & Conservatories 4 Counties Home Improvements...........................93 Charm Windows..........................................................82 Countywide Homecare.............................................39 Dickson Windows...................................................... 63 G & M Tomlinson Double Glazing.......................... 88 MP Glazing & Repair Services.................................37 We Fit............................................................................. 68 Window Repair Services...........................................57 Workwear Gibbs & Dandy...............................................................2


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Worksop Life Magazine August 2018  

August 2018 edition of Worksop Life Magazine

Worksop Life Magazine August 2018  

August 2018 edition of Worksop Life Magazine

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