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Worksop Life Magazine June 2019 EDITION


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Welcome! Welcome to the June edition of Worksop Life.

Auditions for Worksop’s Got Talent start this month and we look forward to this year’s big event (last year’s judges and presenters pictured above), find out more in our community news pages. Congratulations to The Tigers, Worksop Town Football Club, who won their first title (and more) in 46 years — we have the full season round up on pages 48 and 49. Also don’t miss your chance to win concert tickets to see Jack Savoretti, with our great competition on pages 32. Thank you to all of our readers and businesses for your continued support over the last 11 years, since we started our very first Life magazine. We have now decided to take a step back from the busy day-to-day running of the magazines, in order to be able to spend more time with our young family and pursue other interests. We will

Chanel Hosfield on different ways to let Dad know he’s appreciated

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still be involved with the community news and distribution side of the magazines and look forward to continuing to watch the business grow from strength to strength. We are excited to announce that your new Editor is Chanel Hosfield, who has worked as our Community and Media Manager for the last five years. She has become a font of local knowledge, having liaised with leaders in your local community each and every month. We wish Chanel and all of her team every success, in continuing to provide your best local community resource both in print and online. We once again thank you for all of your kind words over the years and wish each and every one of you all the very best for the future. We hope you have a joyous June.

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86 76 CONGRATULATIONS! Newark Festival tickets winner: Louise Harland & Andrew Grant Introductory Flight at Sheffield Aero Club winner: Mr Harding

Features Giving your Dad the gift of time...............8 Tales from Britain’s ‘food war’ zones.....12 Seventies chic......................................14 & 16 Clean Air Day 2019......................................20 A good read..................................................24

Sensational summer skin.................38 & 40

Summer pet health hazards....................76

Tigers’ momentous double............ 48 & 49

Which mortgage is better for you?.......78

Midsummer meanings..............................50 Houseplant heaven...................................54 Glorious open gardens in June..............56 Sitting sustainably........................................60 Keeping cool & looking stylish................66

Life in the fast lane.......................................86 The magic of wildflowers..........................88


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Local Business Directory...........................94

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Giving your Dad the gift of time With Father’s Day coming up

on Sunday 16th June, lots of us will be searching for the perfect gift to show our Dad how much he means to us and to thank him for the love and dedication he shows. But what if that search for the perfect gift is not necessary? What if the perfect gift would be an experience instead — spending time with your Dad? Dads can sometimes get the raw end of the deal. Many of them are equally as important in their offsprings’ lives but they never seem to be held on such a high pedestal as Mums and showered with the same affection and admiration. While it is true that not everybody is able to grow up with a father, I feel it is really important for us to celebrate Father’s Day. It shouldn’t be the only day we tell our Dad that we love and appreciate him, but it is a good

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Chanel Hosfield on different ways to let Dad know he’s appreciated prompt in our hectic schedules. LONELINESS A good proportion of the people reading this article will have an elderly father and this may mean they are less able to hold an active social life. Although not just something which affects the elderly, Age UK state that 1.9 million older people often feel ignored and invisible. And, the majority of us live busy lives where spending time with people can become just another thing to do on the list. It is unfortunate but so often an unintentional truth. But Father’s Day can be the reason we finally organise some quality time together — whether that be take Dad out for a meal, going for a walk, playing a game or a trip to the theatre.

FATHERS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN The opposite may be true for new fathers or Dads who have a young family. Maybe the gift of time for them may be a pass for a night out with his friends, a meal cooked for him or even a night off the bedtime routine and in control of the television remote, gifted by a spouse to show their appreciation. It’s not that Dads don’t enjoy spending time with their children, but the time for self-care is important for individuals and families alike. It shouldn’t be viewed as a selfish act, a small amount of time to themselves allows parents to have a little downtime and re-energise themselves. GIVING EXPERIENCES Spending time together and sharing experiences not only bonds families together, it is also the gift that keeps on giving, as the memories last a lot longer and can be cherished for a lifetime. The anticipation of a day together can also create excitement and give you that warm glow which you get when you feel part of something. Surely, I am not the only one who finds the run up to Christmas more exciting that the day itself?


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accounts: @WorksopsGotTalent on Facebook and Instagram, or @WorksopTalent on Twitter. Friends and museum events and also has articles on local issues. The annual membership is only £5.00 per adult, £3.00 under 18, or corporate membership at just £20.00. Remember, the museum covers the whole of Bassetlaw and members are welcome from outside the area as well. If you haven’t been to the museum it is well worth a visit and can be found at 40 Grove Street, Retford DN22 6LD. Membership forms can be obtained from the museum or downloaded from the website. Help the Friends to continue in their support of this fabulous facility by joining the Friends.

The Friends of Bassetlaw Museum was formed five years ago with the view to supporting the museum financially and promoting the museum within the community. During that time members have enjoyed several talks on such diverse subjects as corn dollies, beer in wartime and the history of bricks, to name but a few. There have also been exclusive events to see items that are not always on public view and previews of exhibitions before they are open to the public. The AGM was particularly well received with an in-house

performance of Call My Museum Bluff. Funds raised by the Friends has enabled several purchases including a picnic bench, money towards the purchase of the Peglar autochromes — a nationally important collection, the repair and maintenance of a local clock now on display and money that has given access to money from the Market Towns initiative. The Friends have also paid for the hanging basket displays that adorn the museum through the summer months. A quarterly newsletter keeps the Friends in touch with both

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history talks. Peter Hammond started off with an interesting talk on the history of Whitby and the effect that Bram Stoker’s novel has had on the town. David Skillen took everyone back to life in the mill town of Belper, looking at the social history as the town grew wealthy around the development of trade in the area and the way in which the town is reinvigorating itself as a tourist destination. Malcolm Dolby gave a thoroughly entertaining talk on Worksop Hall, describing how it such have been the greatest of them all, only to fail before it could achieve the ambition for it.

Susan Walker took members back to a childhood from just after the war, where family favourites and the Ovaltineys kept people entertained during the long winter months. Finally, Andy Firth took the group on a trip to explore the Outer Hebrides and make them look forward to the summer holidays to come. The group welcomed Tom Wood back during the month following his recent trip to Venezuela. Tom, an eminent engineer, was catching up with colleagues following some successful times putting civil engineering projects in that troubled country.

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Tales from Britain’s ‘food war’ zones Many Brits, perhaps hoping for a repeat of last summer’s heatwave, have decided against travelling abroad this year. Of course, it’s great news for our home-grown tourist industry, and if you’re planning to take your annual holiday in Britain this summer, you might be looking forward to the opportunity to sample local brews, cheeses, cakes and puddings on your trip. Locally sourced foods are very much in vogue at the moment, but before you tuck in to all that delicious produce you should be aware of the strong emotions a well-loved local dish can inspire. Say the wrong thing about a regional speciality in some parts of the UK and you could end up starting a riot. CREAM TEA AND PASTY WARS One of the main causes of strife between the people of Devon and Cornwall is the innocent cream tea. Ask a native Devonian to eat a cream tea and she or he will split the scone, pile clotted

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Kate McLelland on how the National Trust was accused of cultural vandalism cream onto each half then add a dollop of jam on top of the cream. Serve someone from Cornwall the same teatime treat and they will spoon jam onto each half scone, then spread the cream on top. Last year a National Trust poster designed to attract visitors to Lanhydrock House in Cornwall caused outrage when it used a photo of a cream tea with the jam on top of the cream. In response, locals threatened to boycott the National Trust property, while one indignant Facebook member commented: “There are some things you don’t do National Trust, and putting a picture of a DEVON cream tea for a CORNISH cream tea event is disgusting.” SHAPE-SHIFTING SAUSAGES Ask any traditionally-minded Scot what shape a sausage should be, and the answer is likely to be “square”. The ‘Lorne sausage’, ‘slice’ or ‘square sausage’ is a tasty mixture of minced meat, rusk and spices, served as part of a traditional Scottish breakfast. The ongoing culinary debate in Scotland is not, as you might expect, about whether a sausage should be square or cylindrical,

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Clean Air Day 2019 Alison Runman on how air pollution can affect lung function & development in unborn babies • Air pollution can affect lung function and development in unborn babies. High levels are linked to low birth weight and premature births. • Exposure to air pollution can increase coughs, bronchitis and the risk of bacterial pneumonia. It also contributes to asthma development and worsens symptoms; long-term effects, severity and mortality rates increase with exposure and higher pollution levels. REDUCING POLLUTION • Open your window when cleaning, cooking, burning candles or decorating. • Don’t smoke indoors. Third-hand smoke is a problem too. • Only burn smokeless fuels or dry, well-seasoned wood on your barbecue or stove. Ensure chimneys and flues are clean and ventilate the room. Buy a Defra-approved stove and only light it when really necessary. • Have your gas boiler serviced regularly. • Use fragrance-free or naturally-scented products, switch to more eco-friendly cleaning products and avoid aerosols. • Walk, cycle and take public transport when possible. Drivers can be exposed

to twice as much air pollution as pedestrians and nine times more than a cyclist. When that’s not an option, consider car-sharing or working from home sometimes, and walking bus or car share schemes for taking children to school. • Turn off your car’s engine when stuck in traffic. Turn on the air conditioning to reduce the pollution entering your car (sparingly, though, as the carbon dioxide build-up can cause drowsiness). Keep car tyres inflated, drive efficiently and service your car regularly. • Use quieter backstreets, footpaths or cycle paths as much as possible. Using quieter streets can reduce exposure to pollution by 20%. • Rather than having parcels delivered to work, where vans increase pollution, choose a delivery time when you’re at home, have parcels delivered to a neighbour or specified safe place, or use a local click-and collect service. • Compost your garden waste or take it to a recycling plant rather than burning it. For your sake, your children’s sake and the environment’s — clean up your act! Clean Air Day on Twitter @cleanairdayUK

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Ian McMillan in WIn tickets Sutton-cum-Lound to Alice in On Friday 21st June, Ian

McMillan and Luke Carver Goss present ‘Between You and Me’, a hilarious night of words, music and comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air. Ian, also known as the Bard of Barnsley, hosts the hit radio show The Verb and is a regular on programmes including BBC Breakfast, Pointless Celebrities, Coast, Countryfile and Pick of the Week, while Luke is an acclaimed musician and composer who has recorded and performed with his own group, the Carver Trio, as well as with numerous solo artists and choirs. The show will be at Sutton-cumLound Village Hall at 7.30pm. Ian has said on Radio 4 that he wants to play every village hall in the country and so it is great to be able to welcome him to Sutton-cum-Lound! Tickets are available at £12.50 from or call 01777 869870. This is a fantastic opportunity to see a performance poet described as ‘inching towards the status of a National Treasure’ and to hear some great music.

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Blyth Players are back with their production of Alice in Wonderland in June and one lucky reader can win a pair of tickets to see the show. Alice plunges down the rabbit hole and becomes involved in that madcap and deliciously satiric series of adventures immortalized by Lewis Carroll. A kaleidoscope of action and madness, with the necessary elements of suspense and frustration to make you want more. Many of the traditional characters are brought to life upon our stage and enchants you into the world of Wonderland. Tickets cost £8.00 and £1.00 from every ticket sold will go towards ‘Ernie’s Wish’. For details see www.blythplayers. org or call 07784 916258. Performances are on Friday 21st June, 7.15pm, Saturday 22nd June, 2.15pm, Saturday 22nd June, 7.15pm, Sunday 23rd June, 2.15pm. To be in with a

be holding a demonstration evening at the Cricket Club Worksop on 18th June, from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. The artist for the evening will be Kara Strachan, her subject is ‘Seascape in Acrylic’. There’s a fee of £4.00 for non-members, with refreshments at the interval. The society meets every Wednesday from 9.00am to 12.00pm. If anyone is interested in joining them you’re very welcome to the club, have a look round and a chat with fellow artists.

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Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group Bob Massey was Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group’s speaker on Friday 3rd April. He reflected on the changing times since children were sent ‘up the flue’ and the hardship facing large families when they would sell a boy child for seven shillings (up to four guineas in some circumstances). The children were then owned by the master who would ‘train’ them to the arduous life of chimney cleaning. However, after the years of apprenticeship and if the child survived, there was no work because they had grown too big for

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the task. Unimaginable by today’s standards but very enlightening. On 18th May the group are off to see ‘South Pacific’ at the Acorn Theatre. Kindly note that their next meeting on 7th June at 2.00pm, will take place at their new venue — The Gymnasium, Bassetlaw Hospital, Kilton Road, Worksop. Please enter by the bottom entrance please. The speaker will be Gerald Price from The Woodland Trust. Tea and coffee will be provided, all welcome. For further information please call 01909 562361. will be held at Sparken Hill Academy, Worksop S80 1AW, on Monday 17th June and will be open to the public from 4.00pm to 7.00pm. For more information, please visit

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Nottinghamshire Motor Neurone Disease Association (MDNA) At the last support meeting of

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Well Dressing & Open Gardens event Elmton village welcomes

visitors to the annual Well Dressing and National Gardens Scheme Open Gardens event on 29th and 30th June from 1.00pm to 5.00pm. Five local gardens will be open over the weekend. The village will be charity fundraising with various activities taking place including a brass band on Saturday, ukulele band on Sunday, plant sales, classic cars and stalls. There is also an exhibition by the Elmton and Creswell Historical Society in the church. Cream teas will be served in the refurbished Schoolroom adjacent to St Peter’s Church and food is served from 12.00pm, at the Elm Tree pub. Elmton has been voted Best Small Village in East Midlands in Bloom six times since 2010, winning for the last four years consecutively and equal fifth in the Village category in the 2018 national Britain in Bloom finals. The ancient craft of well dressing has taken place in Elmton for over

30 years and the village displays three well dressings. The theme this year is ‘For the Beauty of the Earth’. Elmton has a long history dating back to prehistoric times and interpretation boards have been located at key points in the village highlighting features of interest including the recently restored Carriage House and Pinfold, the community orchard, and village green which is a haven for rare magnesian limestone plants. Elmton is located 3km southwest of the A616 Sheffield to Newark road at Creswell; 2km east of the B6417 Pleasley to Clowne road, satnav S80 4LS.

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Street, Worksop (S80 2AT) welcomes North Notts Chamber Choir and the Sarentino String Quartet on Saturday 8th June at 7.30pm. The Choir’s musical director, Timothy Uglow, has designed an excellent programme which also includes contributions by senior music scholars of Worksop College. Content includes a mix of instrumental and choral items by Purcell, JS Bach, Monteverdi, Mozart, Vivaldi and Sullivan. North Notts Chamber Choir —

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Friends of Milton Mausoleum The Friends of Milton Mausoleum

would like to invite you to call in any Sunday when the mausoleum is open between May and September from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. This season will bring changes to the building. Visit and speak to the volunteers who will be pleased to show you around and give you an insight into the lives of the 4th Duke of Newcastle and his wife Lady Georgiana who lived at Clumber Park. The volunteers are also available to speak to your groups, with prior arrangement, on any day of the week. They have spoken to history groups, family researchers, U3A members and local history groups. Contact them for further details. This year they are celebrating 50 years of The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT), the national charity protecting historic churches at risk. The Milton committee has been asked to join in the celebrations and they have organised the following events: ON GOLDEN HILL — A CELEBRATION CONCERT Saturday 22nd June, 7.00pm Entertainment is by ‘Highly Strung’, a premier string quartet with a varied repertoire, and they will be supported by vocalists ‘The Williams Sisters’. Tickets cost £15.00 and admission is by ticket only. The dress code is Black Tie and drinks will be available with canapés and there is also a raffle. For tickets and further information contact Bobby on 07708 042065, Jenny on 07791 527569 or Gill on 07563 764939 or contact them via MIDSUMMER TEA PARTY Sunday 23rd June, 2.00pm to 4.00pm Join the Friends of Milton Mausoleum for tea and cake. have a guided tour of the mausoleum, hear the Clumber love story, and see the spectacular floral displays created for this celebration weekend. Tickets cost £5.00 and the contact/booking details are as above. You can find Milton Mausoleum at The Avenue, Milton, Newark NG22 0PW.

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A song for every season

We love to grumble about the British

weather, but the Carnival Band is determined to celebrate our climate in all its variety. So, umbrellas at the ready (figuratively speaking — this is an indoor gig!) and prepare to be entertained by one the most original acts on the folk and early music scene. Well-known for their recordings and concerts with folk superstar Maddy Prior, the band has toured throughout the UK and abroad, as far as Sudan and Japan. The four musicians add rich vocal harmony to an astonishing range of instruments, including shawm, cittern, curtal, medieval bagpipes, modern fiddle, guitar, clarinet and bass. Their unique blend of folk, world, classical and contemporary influences defies definition and they are loved for their consummate musicianship, humour and rapport with the audience. The very name ‘Carnival’ has seasonal origins. In medieval times it was a riotous street festival, taking place in late winter. In this country it survives in such customs as pancake races and Shrovetide football. Starting with a selection of

fast and furious Carnival dance tunes from earlier times, the Carnival Band takes the audience through the year, imaginatively weaving folk, historical and contemporary strands from England and abroad into a rich tapestry of seasonal celebration. Musicians and poets have always been inspired by the changes in the seasons and the natural world, and the concert includes settings of texts by Shakespeare and Keats as well as folk song. Themes of climate, nature, tradition, migration, love and loss are explored with catchy ballads, barn-storming dance tunes and settings of texts ranging from the middle ages to the present. This is an evening with something for everyone and sure to be enjoyed by all. The Carnival Band perform A Carnival Calendar at St Saviour’s Parish Church, Welham Road, DN22 6TN, on Saturday 29th June at 7.30pm. Tickets are online or the door on the night and are priced at £12.00 for adults and £5.00 for under 19s. For further information on the Carnival Band, please visit

Phil Beer at Firbeck Village Hall Making a welcome return to Firbeck Village Hall on Friday 21st June is multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer. Charming, disarming and exceptionally talented, Phil is something of a national treasure and ambassador for acoustic roots music as one-half of award-winning folk powerhouse Show of Hands, and who is equally in demand as a captivating solo performer. On his ‘String Theory’ Tour he sets out to share some of his most-

Worksop Support Group for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice Worksop Support Group for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice are holding a fundraising Fashion Show at the Worksop Cricket Club,

loved songs at carefully selected venues across the UK, with the odd laugh thrown in for good measure. He’ll be delivering his unique recipe of rich vocals and flawless musicianship across a range of stringed instruments blending folk, blues and country. A very special performance not to be missed. For details and tickets contact 01709 709406, nwilson33@ or buy online at on Wednesday 5th June at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5.00. It will be run by SOS Charity Fashion Shows. There will be plenty of choice from the high street fashions. For further information and for tickets, please contact 01909 478533 or call in at the BBW Charity Shop on Bridge Street.

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in this region as part of Forest Live, the concert series organised by the

Forestry Commission. Singer/songwriter Jack Savoretti released his sixth studio album, ‘Singing To Strangers’ on Friday 15th March and it entered the charts at No 1. The album follows on from his last two gold discs ‘Written in Scars’ and ‘Sleep No More’. Jack and his band will play material from his new album including a BBC Radio 2 Record Of The Week ‘Candlelight’, alongside classic Savoretti tracks. Money raised from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive. As part of Forest Live Jack Savoretti, with guest support The Wandering Hearts, will be playing Sherwood Pines Forest, near Ollerton, on Sunday 30th June. For tickets and further info call the box office on 03000 680400 or buy online at To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets post the completed entry form to us or email your details to

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The star Polaris or ‘The North Star’ should be quite familiar to most people, it has been a guide for ancient mariners seeking to locate the direction North. However famous it is, many people who are non-astronomers may have trouble locating it. Polaris stands almost exactly over our North Polar axis projected into space, currently approximately 0.5° from the exact position, but getting closer each year. Polaris is easy to locate using the two end stars which make up the ‘Plough’s Blade’ and extending their line upwards about five times their separation. Polaris is not a particularly spectacular star and appears very slightly yellowish in colour, at second magnitude it has 50 visible stars brighter than it. Although it currently stands close over to the North Pole, it has not always been in that location and during the time of Pharaoh Khufu, it was Thuban, (α Draconis) which marked the Pole. A poem written during the Anglo-Saxon era names Polaris as leidarstjarna, or “guiding star”. The star name was 34 June 2019

James Ince on how to pin down Polaris also used in Norse poetry and no doubt the Vikings used it to guide their longboats on their sea voyages. Polaris is not alone, it has a close but dim companion, Polaris B. Polaris is magnitude 2.1 but varies slightly over four days and its companion, Polaris B, is ninth magnitude making it relatively easy to view in a small telescope using a moderate magnification. Polaris is an aging giant star and it has expanded and become brighter as it moved from its stable Main Sequence phase, when it was stable and producing energy by converting hydrogen in its core to helium and emitting energy, just as our Sun currently does. Polaris, however, is a much more massive star than our Sun, approximately 4.5 times more massive and massive stars have a voracious appetite using their supply of hydrogen fuel at a faster rate and evolving off the Main Sequence to become

brighter and expanding rapidly. If we compared Polaris to our Sun, Polaris outshines our Sun by 2,000 times and its atmosphere would extend almost to Mercury, 45 times larger than our Sun. Much research has been conducted about the evolution of Polaris. Records written by Ptolemy about year 150AD note Polaris has being much dimmer then, about magnitude 3.5, however alSūfī’s Kitāb al-Kawākib al Thābitah,’Book of the Fixed Stars’ written in 964, records Polaris as magnitude 3.4. The Arabic astronomer’s records were meticulous and they have confirmed the increasing magnitude of the star. In records by Johannes Hevelius during the 1600s, its magnitude was increasing to 2.4. The aging star will continue to increase in brightness and expand, however this will take millions of years and we will detect its pulsation in brightness with a semi-regular period of approximately four days. The change in brightness is very small and not detectable by human eye but able to be recorded by professional astronomers. The cause of these pulsations is due to the layer of ionized helium surrounding the core of the star which does not allow heat to escape. As the star’s interior pressure increases due to nuclear reactions the star expands and the ionized helium layer becomes porous and pressure reduces. Then gravity takes over and the star shrinks. Stars such as Polaris are known as ‘Cepheid variables’. Pioneering work by American astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt on these stars provided us with a standard for measuring distances to this type of star. Polaris is 445 light years distant so we see it as it was 445 years ago! Polaris is a young star, just two billion years, which compares to our Sun’s 4.6 billion years. Although we consider the stars as fixed and ever present in the sky, research has shown that many have short lives and move through space at incredible speed. If you would like to find out more about the stars and the fascinating night sky please contact james.ince1@tiscali. , 01777 702800, or come along to Bassetlaw Astronomical Society’s friendly fortnightly meetings at the Gateford Primary School, Worksop.

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The Arts Society Dukeries’ Wednesday 5th June meeting will be a lecture on ‘Antony Gormley: A Body of Work’. Antony Gormley’s career spans nearly 40 years, during which time he has made sculpture that explores the relationship of the human body to space, often using his own body as his starting point. His work has been shown throughout the world, in galleries including the Tate in London and the Hermitage in St Petersburg, but is also often on open display, as public art, such as Another Place at Crosby Beach, near Liverpool. As well as works that he is well known for, like the iconic Angel

of the North, this lecture will look at some of his earlier and less well-known works, to give an overall view of the development of his work across his whole career, up to the present time. The next meeting of the Arts Society Dukeries is on Wednesday 3rd July and will explore the masterpieces of the Mauritshuis in the Hague Art Gallery. The group meet at the Civic Centre, Long Lane, Carlton in Lindrick S81 9AP. The doors will open at 10.00am and the lecture is from 11.00am to 12.00pm approximately. Visitors are very welcome to come along at a cost of £6.00 per lecture. There is free car parking. For further details about the society or its lecture programme please contact Suzanne on 01909 290488 or Gill on 01909 540506 or see www. SPECIAL INTEREST DAY On Friday 12th April, the Arts Society Dukeries held a Special Interest Day on ‘The changing face of fashion and jewellery over the years, from Downton to Gatsby 1890 – 1929

and the glamour years to 1959’. Working through these extraordinary periods and events during these years, the speaker, Andrew Prince talked about the changing ideas and issues regarding fashion and jewellery showing how the changes in clothes fashion affected the look and the wearing of jewellery. Around 50 members and friends enjoyed this fascinating talk and slideshow. A charismatic and enthusiastic speaker, Andrew talked about his lifetime love of jewellery, starting work at 16 years old for the Antiques Roadshow expert Ian Harris on Bond Street and then later joining the renowned contemporary jeweller Elizabeth Gage. Working with her on the design and productive side of the business, he developed his interest in costume jewellery. This led to him creating all forms of jewellery for both film and TV. Having worked on Bond Street and at Sotherby’s Auction Galleries, he had inside knowledge to the changes in jewellery fashion, with many slides showing the wearers, often from film and show business, with their exclusive and valuable jewellery.

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This year’s Summer Fayre at The Crossing will be on Saturday 29th June, from 9.00am to 1.00pm and promises family fun and laughter. Browse the many different craft stalls and games, including the win a prize every time tombola and there will be refreshments for sale. If you would like to have a stall, please contact The Crossing on 01909 473375.

April’s meeting was the AGM at The Crossing, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, on 17th April. Members heard the Chairman give the Annual Report about the interesting speakers and different outings which had been very varied and had all been very well received. The Treasurer then gave his Financial Report which showed a healthy profit, which allowed the group to make donations of £2,000 to National Trust properties, to assist in specific projects. The existing committee were re-elected but an appeal was made for new committee members, particularly a new Secretary and Publicity Officer, as they cannot continue to run the group without more help. After the business was concluded Patrick McClaughlin gave an interesting talk on South Yorkshire castles, which covered the earliest type of castles, i.e. Motte and Bailey and how eventually they progressed to stone-built fortifications.

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He had slides of many of the hundred or so of these across the country but mainly talked about those in our area. As always Pat’s enthusiasm for his subject came across and we all enjoyed sharing his extensive knowledge and interest. Members were reminded that this was the last talk on last year’s programme and members should have received the new programmes and details of the first two outings in May and June. There may still be a few vacancies for the June outing. Anyone interested in joining the Association should check out the online calendar, www.nationaltrust., where more information can be found. It costs £4.50 for single annual membership and £6.00 joint, and this entitles you to attend seven winter/spring meetings and join in any of the five summer outings at a very reasonable cost.

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Momentous double for The Tigers The big, positive news in

Worksop has come on the pitch. Worksop Town Football Club have had a remarkable season, one that saw them go on an incredible 22-match winning streak, as they clinched their first League title in 46 years and did the double by also winning the League Cup. This was the Tigers’ fifth season in the Northern Counties Eastern League, and coming off their worst season, in which they finished

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Devon Cash charts a season of success 18th, makes what Worksop Town achieved this season outstanding. Craig Denton was appointed as manager in the summer of 2018 and he brought in some excellent players which, as the season progressed, formed a superb bond with high team spirit. The season felt like it was split into two halves. The first half was slow, but allowed Town to steadily build up momentum before going unbeaten in 2019. Fast forward to Christmas and the Tigers had just registered their fourth defeat of the season as they fell to a 3-1

defeat at Bridlington Town. Worksop were in 8th position and looked way off any sort of a promotion push. What happened next was unbelievable. The Tigers ended the year with a 2-1 win against Liversedge, which was followed by two goalless draws with Barton Town and Handsworth Parramore. Next up on the calendar was a midweek trip to Thackley AFC. The visitors were a goal down at the break, but this was when their form switched and Worksop went flying. They won that game 3-1 and didn’t drop a single point during the rest of the season. Athersley Recreation, Thackley AFC (again), Garforth Town, Maltby Main, Bottesford Town, Knaresborough Town and Harrogate Railway were all defeated by Worksop Town before the eventual champions faced their toughest test in third-placed Yorkshire Amateur. Worksop’s momentum was too much as they destroyed the Ammas 7-0 in front of a crowd of 656. The following week saw one of the greatest moments of the campaign. Worksop travelled to Bottesford Town


and found themselves 2-0 down at half-time. The next 45 minutes were fantastic as a brace from Matt Sykes (who scored 32 goals this campaign) got the Tigers back into the game, before Worksop-born Steve Wankiewicz popped up with a 90+7th minute winner which sent the travelling support into raptures. Wins continued with a 2-1 victory over Hemsworth Miners Welfare, another side challenging for promotion, before Worksop faced their main title competitor, Penistone Church. Denton’s men stepped up to the challenge and, in front of an immense crowd of 1,628, Worksop came out 2-1 winners and went nine points clear at the top. Worksop then won their next three league games which meant they needed just one more win to secure the title and promotion back into the Evo-Stik League. Albion Sports were in their way, however Worksop steam-rolled to a 4-0 win, sparking wild celebrations in the Tigers end — a very emotional day which the supporters will remember for the rest of their lives.

Victories against Garforth and Eccleshill United, the latter being the last game of the league season, took the consecutive win total to 20… but the Tigers wanted two more! Hemsworth MW were the Tigers’ League Cup semi-final opponents and were a very rigid and strong outfit. Worksop came away with a 2-0 win, which set up a final against Liversedge at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium. Steve Woolley opened the scoring with a free-kick before the break. He then bagged his brace with another sensational set-piece which found the top corner. Liversedge hit back a minute later to halve the deficit, however Worksop sealed the Cup with a late goal from Ross Goodwin. It’s fair to say that the Tigers left

the Northern Counties Eastern League in style by doing the double whilst breaking numerous records, such as the highest on-record League attendance for the game against Penistone, as well as the highest League Cup attendance in the final — 1,075. This season has been one of the greatest in the Tigers’ history and has brought the town together. It has been historic and as a club, they’re running out of superlatives to describe it! Why not join them on their EvoStik journey next season?

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Midsummer meanings The month of Wimbledon and Father’s Day; synonymous with freshly mown grass, the first Pimms and a sudden abundance of flowers, we welcome June as the beginning of summer. In Anglo-Saxon times, June was known as midsummer month or sera monath, meaning ‘dry month’. It also brought with it the big pagan celebration of the summer solstice — the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It was the Romans who were responsible for giving the sixth month in their Roman and our Gregorian calendar its current name. Jun(e) is believed to be a shortened version of Junius — Latin for ‘sacred to Juno’. Juno was the wife of Jupiter and patron goddess of Rome. She was also the goddess of marriage and childbirth. The blessing she was said to bestow on couples who marry during this month has meant that June weddings remain popular to this day. In early Roman times, June had 29 days, but Emperor 50 June 2019

Summer solstice is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere Julius Caesar added an extra day, making it 30 days long. People born in June are said to be ruled by the planet Mercury, representing youth, and come under the zodiac signs of either Gemini (the twins) or Cancer (the crab). Scientific studies have claimed that June babies tend to be physically stronger and suffer less with mental illnesses than those born in any other month. June has three birthstones: the pearl, moonstone and the more obscure alexandrite. The birth flowers for this month are the rose and the honeysuckle. There is a saying in folklore that in June, summer doesn’t begin until the elderflower is in blossom. Apart from the summer solstice, other festivals that take place in June include well-dressing, where natural springs are honoured with

elaborate decorations that include intricate mosaic-like pictures made using flowers, grasses, moss, seeds, bark and berries. Well-dressing is particularly popular across Derbyshire. The many significant historical events that have happened in the month of June include: the signing of the Magna Carta on 15th June 1215; the infamous Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815; the Queen’s coronation on 2nd June 1953; and D-Day, on 6th June 1944. The month of June has long fascinated poets, artists and lyricists from Shakespeare to Rogers and Hammerstein. ‘Flaming June’ is a famous painting by Lord Frederick Leighton completed in 1895. Scottish poet Robert Burns also paid homage to the month in the first lines of his well-known poem ‘A Red Red Rose’. And there is no end of romantic ballads out there rhyming ‘June’ with ‘moon’. Believe it or not, June was a popular name for both boys and girls in the first part of the 20th century but over the last 40 to 50 years it has declined in favour in the UK. However, June has enjoyed a resurgence as a favourite girls’ name in the USA during the past decade.

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Could you help make Sheffield Children’s Hospital an even more extraordinary place? At nearly 150 years old, the hospital has been on Western Bank since 1878 and is one of only four dedicated children’s hospital trusts in the UK. It provides care for children and young people ranging from community and mental health care as well as acute and specialist services. The hospital treats over 170,000 children every year, from right across the north of England and last year 34 patients from Rotherham were seen every single day, 72 patients from Bassetlaw were seen every week, 12 patients from Mansfield were seen every week and 31 patients from Lincolnshire (including Gainsborough) were seen every single day. To support the vital work of the hospital, the Children’s Hospital Charity has many ways for people to help out by donating, fundraising or sponsoring someone to take part in one of their events. There are lots of fun events taking place throughout the year, all raise funds for the hospital. There’s something for everyone from sky diving to picnics so there’s no excuse not to take part! Sheffield Children’s Hospital has always depended on charitable support; you can make a difference by getting involved or simply spreading the word. Whatever your ability there is an event for you. SUMMER EVENTS • Sunday 23rd June — Chatsworth Walk

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Join them for their first ever sponsored walk around Chatsworth Estate. Pop your walking boots on for the 10k or 3k routes in the spectacular grounds of Chatsworth House and Park. • Saturday 13th July — Team Theo’s Obstacle 5K It's back and it’s bigger, bouncier and muddier than ever before. At the new location of Hesley Wood Scout Camp, there’s room for more mud, foam and fun! • Sunday 14th July — Theo Cup Register your team today to take part in their annual five-aside competition. • Sunday 14th September — Skydive Take Team Theo to new heights experience the thrill of tandem freefall skydiving. Or for the less brave, sponsor someone.

thousands of children who visit Sheffield Children’s Hospital every year. Children and young people visit the hospital with every condition imaginable. Every day their doctors and nurses treat children with ground-breaking medical advancements, making our local hospital one of the top children’s hospitals for paediatric care. If you would like to get involved or want more information visit

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Voglia d’Italia Harworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts Voglia d’Italia (the Italian Society for South Yorks and North Notts) presents their Annual General Meeting, followed by the summer party, on Friday 7th June, at 7.30pm, Tickhill Pavilion, Tithes Lane, Tickhill DN11 9QN. Non-members are welcome and admission is £5.00 for nonmembers. For further information, please call 01709 370895. 52 June 2019

Declan Poole, the winner of the Young Theatre Organist of the Year, will play for the Harworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts on Sunday 23rd June at 2.30pm. Everyone is invited to what promises to be a very special event. Entry is £6.00 for members and senior citizens and for any non-member it is £7.00. Children under 12 gain free entry with an accompanying adult.

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Houseplant heaven Now is the time to give houseplants some TLC as they could do with some pampering! Check them over thoroughly and remove and dispose of any that are heavily infested with pests or infected by diseases. Once done, continue as follows…

• Pick over remaining plants removing dead, damaged or discoloured leaves. Use sharp scissors, special ‘snips’ or miniature secateurs on tough leaf stems. • Houseplants usually respond well if repotted in late spring or very early summer, so if yours are pot-bound do this now. Check by carefully removing the plant from its pot — if the root system is quite congested, it’s usually time to move house. • When repotting, only move the plants up one pot size and use compost as similar as possible to their current compost. If in doubt, seek advice from your compost supplier. Ensure the compost is free-draining and 54 June 2019

Pippa Greenwood gives her houseplants a spring clean that there are crocks at the base of the pot. Consider adding additional grit or perlite to improve drainage. • Once repotted, place plants in a cool, relatively stress-free environment for a week or two, away from hot or direct bright sunlight. Keep them adequately watered and the roots will move into the new compost. • Next, give them a bit of a bath, using well-moistened kitchen roll or cotton wool to wipe the leaves clean. Many of the more glossyleaved houseplants respond well to an application of leaf shine, but not all, so check before you start. • Feed houseplants regularly — good fertilisers are available in garden centres. Choose those formulated specifically for the plants where possible, or those suitable for

foliageor flowering houseplants. Specialist fertilisers are also available for cacti and African violets. • Plants that have just been potted on will not require feeding for a couple of months, but both recently replanted and more established houseplants need regular watering, particularly as they start to grow and if they are in a fairly warm or sunny position. • Don’t place plants in too sunny a spot — they can get too hot or suffer from leaf scorching if placed too close to a south- or west-facing window. Use an east- or north-facing windowsill where possible, or at least move them further back from the glass. Most houseplants benefit from being placed in dappled shade in the garden, and they should thrive provided you keep them fed and watered. • If treating yourself to new houseplants, make sure that the plant is wellsuited to the position that you have lined up for it — it’s tempting to buy those that do well in really sunny situations, but if you only have a fairly shady windowsill it will suffer immensely over the winter months.

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Glorious open gardens in June Did you know that the National

Garden Scheme donated £3 million pounds last year to charitable beneficiaries, this money was raised by the tireless efforts of individual garden owners generously opening their gardens for the public to enjoy. The garden entry fee and monies raised from the sale of refreshments all go towards the funds. The local gardens for you to visit in June are: THE ECHIUM GARDEN Walled Garden, Thoresby Park NG22 9EP Saturday 1st June, 12.00pm to 4.00pm Home to the National Collection of Echiums, including a giant 14 foot giant tree echium, housed in a corner of the partially restored five acred walled kitchen garden at Thoresby Park. Herbaceous borders with heritage plants. Interesting and unusual garden. Dog

friendly, parking, plants for sale and refreshments. BROADLEA North Green, East Drayton, Retford DN22 0LF Sunday 2nd June, 2.00pm to 5.00pm Large country garden with year round interest and wildlife focussed. Woodland walk, large pond, kitchen garden and wild bank and dyke, many perennials, shrubs and spring bulbs. Part wheelchair access, plants for sale, refreshments. WHITWELL OPEN GARDENS High Street, Whitwell, Worksop S80 4QZ (eight gardens) Sunday 23rd June, 2.00pm to 5.00pm Eight diverse and interesting gardens, opening together demonstrate how different gardens can be, from a small front garden to traditional cottage

gardens and wildlife friendly gardens within the lovely village of Whitwell, close to Creswell Crags. Dog friendly, plants for sale, refreshments. EAST MARKHAM OPEN GARDENS Church Street, East Markham NG22 0SA (four gardens) Sunday 30th June, 1.00pm to 5.00pm Four contrasting gardens in the lovely village of East Markham, including an exquisite cottage garden, an extensive Manor House garden, a contemporary wrap around garden and a fascinating exotic garden. Wheelchair access, parking, plants for sale, refreshments.

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Sitting sustainably… Rachel Leverton takes a look at garden furniture One of the great pleasures in life has to be sitting outside on a summer evening, glass of wine in hand, gazing in reverie at your precious plot. But what are you sitting on? Is your furniture environmentally friendly? What about that lovely decking, or your garden shed? As gardeners we have a responsibility which extends far beyond our boundary. Trees are vital to the planet. They convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and act as environmental filters, offsetting the effects of pollution. They also provide a habitat for birds and animals. Like many gardeners I take a keen interest in environmental matters so it came as a shock when I read recently that that every year our tiny island imports more unsustainably produced wood than anywhere else in the world! A good proportion of this wood is used to make garden buildings, furniture, fencing and decking. I was thrilled, therefore, to read about the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and their certification 60 June 2019

programme for sustainable produced and sourced wood? The FSC was founded in 1993, in response to public concern about deforestation. The council devised a wood-labelling scheme which allows a product to be traced right back down the supply chain from the consumer to its source. Any product bearing the FSC logo is guaranteed to be from forests which are carefully managed to conserve biodiversity and support local communities. Unfortunately not all garden suppliers stock products which are FSC approved. So we need to demand that they do. The world’s forests are in decline. Some tropical hardwoods are already on the verge of extinction, and temperate forests in the northern hemisphere are also suffering because of unregulated tree-felling. As a gardener

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The villages of Ranskill and Torworth are once again preparing for the annual invasion of scarecrows. The event takes place over the weekend of 8th June in Ranskill and 9th June in Torworth, with around 100 scarecrows expected to be on display around the two villages. There is a full programme of events planned and entry is free on both days. The scarecrows will, of course, be on display in both villages all weekend. You can all join in with the fun even if you don’t live in the villages. Festival organisers will organise for anyone making a scarecrow for it to be on display at a suitable place. As well as scarecrows, there is a full weekend of events taking place. RANSKILL — SATURDAY 8TH JUNE Organisers have arranged a free bouncy castle, face painting, go karts and sports for the children. Be entertained by Ranskill School Choir, Harworth Brass Band and the Ukulele Band. They have a range of hot and cold refreshments including a barbecue and afternoon tea, tombola, craft stalls, decorate your bike competition, owls, Zumba dancing

Heritage events at Worksop Library OUTLAWS AND VILLAINS Explore our local heritage at June’s heritage talk at Worksop Library on Wednesday 19th June, from 2.00pm to 3.00pm. The talk will be titled Sherwood Forest: Outlaws and Villains. Using the most recent results from the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project, and years of historical research, Andy Gaunt from Mercian Archaeological Services CIC will take you through the history, archaeology, landscape and people of Sherwood Forest. Learn about the Forest Law, Courts, Foresters and Keepers, the medieval landscape, villages, towns, palaces and people of the forest. Then hear about the outlaws 64 June 2019

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and a martial arts demonstration. There will also be a local puppet theatre and magic show, pony rides, a flower and plant stall and village organisation stalls. TORWORTH — SUNDAY 9TH JUNE There will be many free activities for the children, including a bouncy castle, face painting and sports. There will be pony rides, have your photo taken with an owl, see a nature safari and try the climbing wall. Learn how to save a life with the paramedics, indulge in strawberry cream teas and watch the fun dog show. Why not enter your dog into the fun dog show or get free dog behavioural advice? There will also be displays by the Bawtry Youth Theatre Group and Retford Gymnastics Display Team. You could even have a go at line dancing. Meet Friends of Daneshill Lakes with their garden tool sharpening service, plus a wide range of craft stalls. There will be a Grand Raffle with excellent prizes to be drawn in Torworth on Sunday. SUNDAY ONLY Don’t miss the opportunity to ride on a ‘Red London Bus’, to see the scarecrows (courtesy of Wilfreda Coaches). For further information contact: • Ranskill, Saturday 8th June — Dot Perkins on 01777 817505 • Torworth, Sunday 9th June — Hilary Skelton on 01777 818545 Follow the festival on Facebook and see a full programme of events. of interesting food-related stories. His background makes him ideally suited to reveal how food was prepared and served in earlier times. Following previous sell-out talks, Worksop Library looks forward to welcoming back the engaging and entertaining James Wright for another fascinating presentation. The Home Cooked Heritage project is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund,, so there is no charge for this talk. However, advanced booking is essential — please call 01623 677200, book at Worksop Library, or go to the What’s On section of the Inspire website to book online,


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Keeping cool & looking stylish option, try to customise the look — a loosely tied belt around a tunic will nip in your waist for example. However, for ladies with oval body shapes now is the time to embrace those gorgeous flowing fabrics. A maxi dress is also perfect in hot weather — it will cover your legs but still look summery. Maxi dresses are good for formal events too when paired with heels. If you are looking for something more casual (and have great pair of legs!) opt for a mini dress to keep cooler.

Sue Burton turns on the style in time for summer Compared with the colder

months, not needing to plan ahead for the possibility of rain and chilly weather is the beauty of the summer weather. But you can also get quite uncomfortable if you’re not dressed appropriately for the summer heat. COOL & LIGHT Darker coloured clothing, especially black, absorbs the heat so try wearing lighter shades wherever possible to reflect the heat. If your colouring is quite deep, wearing lighter colours can be particularly tricky but you could add contrast in the form of a pattern or accessory to ensure the lighter shades you wear don’t wash you out. COOLER FABRICS Linen, cotton and jersey are natural,

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breathable fabrics and therefore great options for keeping cool. If you love denim, chambray is a great alternative as it looks similar but is much lighter in weight. These fabrics will not constrain your body or cause you to perspire in the heat. Man-made fabrics, such as polyester, may look attractive but they are not breathable materials; will cause excess perspiration; and will retain body odours. Garment labels indicate fabric content, or refer to an online description of the product. Otherwise, feel the texture: if it’s soft and light it’ll serve you better than something synthetic in feel, which will stick to your body uncomfortably in the heat. LOOSE & FLOATY Tightly fitted clothing will constrain your body as you move around. Wearing a loosely fitted garment will keep you cooler as this creates a layer of air between your skin and clothing. If loose and floaty is not your most flattering

SHADE A stylish sunhat is a perfect way to add a touch of glamour whilst also shielding you from harmful UV rays. Brimmed hats are great as they protect your face from the sun and keep your body cool in the heat. Look for hats made of cotton or woven materials which are breathable and ensure your head doesn’t get too hot! Try adding a touch of style to a straw hat by using a thin scarf to co-ordinate with your beachwear/sundress: Wrap an oblong, bias, or square scarf folded into an oblong, around the brim of a hat and secure with a square knot at the back. Baseball hats are great for a sporty-look and ideal for staying cool in hot weather. SUNSPECS Squinting is never a good look so invest in a pair of sunglasses that flatter your face shape and protect your eyes from the glare of the sun. Look for sunglasses with UV protection and styles which do not repeat your face shape: so, if you have a rounder face a more angular style will work best, whereas a long or square face shapes are better suited to frames with softer, rounded edges. Sue Burton Award-winning Stylist and Image Consultant

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Fresh Cherry & Almond Cake This delicious fruity cake can

be served warm as a dessert or cold as a classic afternoon tea cake. • Serves 8 • Ready in 1 hour 40 minutes, plus cooling time INGREDIENTS • 225g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing • 225g golden caster sugar • 225g self-raising flour • 4 medium eggs, beaten • 300g fresh cherries, pitted and halved • 100g ground almonds • 150g icing sugar • Extra fresh cherries, to decorate METHOD • Preheat the oven to 170°c, fan

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150°c. Grease a 20cm round deep cake tin with the extra butter and line the base and sides with baking paper. • Place the butter and caster sugar in a large mixing bowl and using a hand-held electric mixer beat together until very pale and creamy. Gradually pour in the eggs, beating well after each addition. If the mixture starts to separate slightly, stir in a spoonful of the flour. • Sift over the rest of the flour and fold in gently with a metal spoon. Toss the cherries into half of the ground almonds, and fold into the mixture with the rest of the ground almonds. Spoon into the prepared cake tin and gently level the surface. • Bake in the preheated oven for

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Flowers at the Mill weekend will take place at the Old Water Mill and St Johns Church, Church Lane, Carlton In Lindrick S81 9EH over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 29th and 30th June. Flowers at the Mill will feature amazing flower arrangements on show at both The Mill and the Church. In addition to the Mill, the garden of John and Anne Ledger will also be open to the public as in previous years. The theme this year is Song Titles. In keeping with previous events, all of the proceeds raised will be donated to charity. This year’s chosen charities are The Carlton News, 1st Carlton in Lindrick Scout Group and Carlton In Lindrick Methodist Church Groups. The flowers group decided to support local charities again this year. In addition to the wonderful display of flowers, there will be contributions from Men in Sheds and the Sewing Magpies will display and sell their wares. Along with this, a well-stocked and ever popular tearoom, for fans of delicious home baked cakes and pastries, will be available. Other popular stalls will include a plant stall, tombola and a craft display. The event in 2018 raised £2,755.25 shared, between The Aurora Wellbeing Centre and Freed Beeches. Admission is free and the opening times are from 10.00am to 5.00pm on both days. Donations of cakes, raffle or tombola prizes will gratefully accepted, and should be dropped off at Millside (the Cottage attached to the Mill). Contact Angela on 07918 190383 for further information.

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Shireoaks WI members helped out at the newly refurbished Village Hall Open Day and Church Dedication day on 6th and 7th April, when people could see the wonderful transformation for themselves, and the WI ladies laid on the refreshments after the service in St Luke’s Church. The April meeting was the group’s annual meeting when a new committee was elected and the business of the day was dealt with by reports from the treasurer, the trustees and the president’s address. One member had attended the Spring Council meeting as a delegate and she gave a report. This was followed by a Quiz and a Beetle Drive. Names were taken for teams to enter into the annual WI Federation Quiz in July, at which the group usually fail abysmally, but then who knows, they might one day win through sheer perseverance! Also in April, they had their long awaited outing to the Lyceum in Sheffield to see the performance of Calendar Girls which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone and the cast enjoyed

Ryton Chorale The Titchfield Library in Welbeck Abbey, on Saturday 22nd June at 7.30pm, is the setting for Ryton Chorale’s Summer Concert with its guests, the Pfungstadt Accordion Band. The programme will comprise light English and German music, with conductors David Wynne and Jens

North Notts Chamber Choir Summer Concert Always’, and the famous aria ‘When I am laid in earth’, Monteverdi’s ‘Beatus Vir’, Vivaldi’s ‘Summer’ from The Four Seasons and Mozart’s ‘Alleluia’ from Exultate Jubilate as well as ‘The Long Day Closes’ by Arthur Sullivan and Freddie Mercury’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. The concert will be directed by Tim Uglow, Director of Music at Worksop

a standing ovation at the end. A different outing was made by some members to Kwik Fit, where they learnt the basic maintenance skills for their cars amidst much hilarity but they all agreed they did learn something at the end of it and the group’s secretary was really thrilled to have actually dipped her oil and then got the right oil to top it up! Successful outcome. Plans for future events were discussed including, of course, their Annual Duck Race on Sunday 23rd June (volunteers, donations and stall holders still required), an outing to York, and an Afternoon Tea. Details of future programmes can be found on the Shireoaks WI Facebook page and new programmes will be available to members at the next meeting. The group are always looking for more ladies to join them and if you are interested then please go along to one of their meetings on the third Thursday of each month (not in August) and see if you would like to join them. You can follow them on Facebook or contact Dawn on 07817 681778 or Diana on 01909 472181. Jourdan, and a joint performance of Zadok the Priest by Handel. The concert will be followed with supper. For this special concert admission, at £20.00, is by ticket only. Check the availability of tickets at Abel Office Machines, 9 – 11 Carlton Road, by email at uk or please call 01909 807610 and, of course, from choir members. College, and piano accompaniment will be performed by Charlotte Phillips. The Crossing is one of North Nottinghamshire’s top public concert halls and offers superb well equipped and accessible facilities for both performers and audiences. Refreshments are available. The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets for this event are priced at £10.00 (adults), £4.00 (under 16s) and are available from the Welcome Desk at The Crossing Church and Centre, Newcastle Street, Worksop S80 2AT, or order by phone on 01909 475421. Alternatively email

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LIVE MUSIC Jazz Steps Live at the Libraries presents: Julian Siegel, Ross Stanley and Gene Calderazzo in trio. Tuesday 11th June, 7.30pm, £10.00 Booking essential Adults (Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult) For this unique library tour, awardwinning saxophonist Julian Siegel brings a handpicked ensemble of stellar musicians to his home county of Nottinghamshire, performing in the classic organ trio jazz tradition. Expect a free-wheeling exploration of popular jazz repertoire and music of the genre’s great composers. ARTS AND HERITAGE EXHIBITION Home Cooked Heritage Wednesday 5th June – Thursday 18th July Free How do you bring archive materials, 120 school children, 50 adults, a storyteller, an artist and an archaeologist together in one project? Food! Exploring the heritage of recipes unearthed in Nottinghamshire Archives, a celebration of food stories, (past and present), have become a sea of tea towels showcasing creative responses to this National Lottery Heritage Fund Shared Heritage project. BOOKS AND READING Booklovers’ Café with Mahsuda Snaith Booking advised Adults Join Mahsuda Snaith talking about her newly published second novel, How to Find Home, the story of a homeless woman who goes on a Wizard of Oz

Bridge players of all levels of experience are invited to Retford Bridge Club on Tuesday 25th June, 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: however, if you do come without a partner, please give Sandy or Mike a call to check there is a host available. If you play with the U3A on Monday afternoons, then you are more than welcome to visit and 82 June 2019

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What’s on at Worksop Library style adventure from Nottingham to Skegness. Molly has lived on the streets for nearly a decade and when a new acquaintance invites her on a journey across the country, she decides to go along. He is searching for treasure while she is searching for treasure for hope. Celebrate National Reading Group Day with brilliant book chat from a rising star of UK fiction. CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Nick Arnold — My Horrible Life Saturday 18th June, 11.00am £1.00 per child, accompanying adults free Booking advised Ages six and over and families Meet Nick Arnold, author of the multi-million selling hit Horrible Science series. Find out about his horribly amazing books, hear about how he became a writer and discovered the scary secrets of science. Get ready to join the fun with an interactive quiz and some horrible experiments! UNDER FIVES Bookstart Bear visits Rattle, Rhyme and Roll Monday 3rd June, 10.30am Free Meet the loveable Bookstart Bear at this very special Rattle, Rhyme and Roll session. Join in with rhymes and songs with your little ones and say hello to the friendly, book-loving bear! REGULAR FREE EVENTS TAKING

Friendly Bridge experience duplicate bridge. Similarly, if you only play rubber bridge at home then go and try duplicate. View the hands and results the following day on ‘Bridgewebs Retford’ to see how you have done. The club takes place at Hallcroft Community Centre, Randall Way, Retford DN22 7GR and starts at 6.55pm, finishing at 10.20pm approx. Table money is £1.50 per head. The club’s afternoon bridge session every Wednesday has started well

PLACE IN THE LIBRARY For children under 5: • Rattle, Rhyme and Roll — enjoy free rhyme times with your babies and toddlers and have fun together. Mondays and Tuesdays 10.30am to 11.00am, Thursdays 2.00pm to 2.30pm (term time only) • Stay and Play — Have fun, play and learn. Wednesdays 10.00am to 11.30am (term time only) For children and families: • Code Club — for children aged eight to 10 years, learn the basics of coding. Mondays 3.45pm to 4.45pm (term time only), booking essential. For adults: • Knit and Natter — beginner and experienced knitters welcome. First Saturday of the month 10.00am to 12.00pm • Craft Café — meet with other crafters, share ideas and learn new skills. Second and third Tuesdays of the month, 2.00pm to 3.00pm. • Thrills and Spills Crime Café — chat with other readers at this friendly group. Last Friday of the month 11.00am to 12.00pm • Family History Group — get help with your family history research. Second and last Thursdays of the month 4.00pm to 6.00pm. • Community Jigsaw — got a minute to spare? Call in and see if you can add a few pieces to our ongoing jigsaw. To find out more call 01623 677200 or email worksop. with five tables on the first two outings. Duplicate bridge will be played but the emphasis will be on enjoying the company and the bridge and there will be a tea/coffee break in the middle. The results will be available the following week. This session takes place at Ordsall Parish Hall, DN22 7TU and starts at 2.00pm and finishes by 4.30pm. Table money required is £2.00 per head, including tea/coffee and biscuits. For further details contact Mike Coggles on 01777 703610 or Sandy Fulton on 01909 479748.


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Life in the fast lane Bassetlaw Swim Squad make waves at World Series Swimmers from Bassetlaw

Swim Squad (BSS) have achieved huge success at recent championships they competed in. The squad is a performance pathway for swimming, operated at Worksop, Retford and Bircotes Leisure Centres. BSS work in partnership with Swim England and Bassetlaw District Council to develop the long history and tradition of competitive swimming in Bassetlaw Joe Seage, aged 19, represented BSS for the first time at the British Para-Swimming International Meet 2019/World Para-Swimming Series and competes in the S14 category, reserved for swimmers with intellectual disabilities. He posted two season’s best times in the heats of 100m Breaststroke and 100m Backstroke, qualifying for the national finals where he won both events. These performances put Seage inside the top 10 in his category, the World Series for both events and fourth in Britain for the 100m Breaststroke. Seage learned to swim at Retford Leisure Centre (operated by Barnsley Premier Leisure) and progressed onto Bassetlaw Swim Squad, which trains swimmers to a performance level. Another member of BSS is also celebrating after posting a season best 86 June 2019

at the British Championships and World Championship Trials in Glasgow. Natasha Utley, aged 16, who attends Tuxford Academy in Tuxford, posted a seasonbest time in the 200m Butterfly event at the championships. Utley learned to swim at Worksop Leisure Centre. These championships are the only events in the year in which all Team GB Olympic swimmers compete against each other for a coveted place on Great Britain’s World Championship team. Nine additional members of BSS have recently competed at the East Midland and Regional Championships. The swimmers from the 11 to 13 age group competed in the championships over two days at Corby International Swimming Pool, winning eight gold and six bronze medals collectively. Overall, they contested 75 swims, qualifying for 34 finals and achieved 14 medals. BSS’s team included: Breanna Chamberlain, aged 12, who competed in 1500m Freestyle; Marija Romanovskaja, aged 12, who competed in 50m Freestyle; and Alicia Clark, aged 14, who competed in six events: 200m IM, 50m Breaststroke, 100m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle,

200m Backstroke and 400m IM. Other members of the team included: Freya Peace; Emily Mitchell; Harry Brancham; Jacob Hodkinson; Joshua Kettlewell and Cillian McGuinness. Michael Glossop, Head of Performance Swimming, is proud of BSS’s achievements. He said: “It so great to see BSS swimmers contest at the highest level. Joe and Tash are inspirations for the younger swimmers competing at their regional championships and to see the club improve year on year is amazing. “Huge credit must go to George Hobson, the age-group coach at BSS, who does a great job in developing swimmers and to BPL who continually support performance swimming and para-swimming in the district.” CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Joe Seage and Michael Glossop (Head of Performance Swimming); Marija Romanovskaja; Breanna Chamberlain; Natasha Utley; Alicia Clark


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The magic of wildflowers Whilst the bluebells that seem to have been so magnificent this year will now be starting to wain as the sun continues to shine and the temperatures gradually become more what we might expect of summer, the next couple of months will still provide a bonanza of wild colour. Everything from orchids to ox-eye daisies will be vying for our attention and as well as the attention of a myriad of pollinating insects which only add to the magic of wildflower meadows. The experience of sitting peacefully at the edge of a wildflower meadow watching the delicate blooms swaying in a summer breeze is one to be treasured and one which is not so easy to experience given that as much as 98% of our species rich meadows remain. Thankfully we do still have areas of meadow in our care and many parks also now contain areas where wildflowers have been allowed to return through changes to mowing regimes or as a result of new planting and sowing. Hopefully, future generations will still be able to experience wildflower meadows and we are 88 June 2019

erin McDaid goes flower spotting in the meadows determined to help turn back the clock to ensure that more areas are restored and recreated. In your garden you can do your bit by planting a wildflower area or simply

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It was seeing a poster for one of

The Musicality Singers’ concerts that gave me pause for thought. It suddenly struck home that it was only by a simple twist of fate that I became a member of what was described as ‘one of the most popular choirs in the area’. It is only by chance that I’m part of it all. Seven years ago, my wife was trying to ‘persuade’ me (if you know what I mean) to join a newly formed choir. I was resisting all the way. Joining a choir was really not my thing. Eventually, I decided to go along just so that I could say to her that I’d given it a try and it wasn’t for me. Who knew it could feel so good singing as part of a choir? Not me. In fact, if anyone had said then that in seven years’ time, that I’d be a member of one of the most popular choirs in the area, I’d have laughed in their face. Yet here I am. To be honest, I’m still sometimes filled with a sense of wonder at what we’ve achieved in those seven years. We’ve changed from being a unison choir to being one that can sing in four or even six parts; from being a choir that performed just for our families and friends to being

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Musicality Singers one that is sought out by community organisations and institutions (and brides and grooms) around the area. And as we’ve developed, we’ve grown both in ability and in numbers (there are now just over 60 of us.) Our development is due in no small part, of course, to having a talented musical director who has made the learning fun. But it’s also due to us being willing to learn and to give things a try (and a willingness to laugh at ourselves when things go wrong, as they sometimes do). There is often laughter during rehearsals, and we’re told that sense of fun and enjoyment comes across to our audiences. One audience member was once heard to remark: “They’re just like a real choir, but more fun.” Like a real choir, but more fun. I think we can wear that as a badge of pride. Now, we have an amazingly wide-ranging repertoire that covers music from: New York’s Broadway and London’s West End; from Bowie, Queen and Sting; and classic pop

and choral numbers, with new music continually being added. We put on two main fundraising concerts a year — one in summer and one just before Christmas — to help subsidise the charity and community performances we undertake. Normally, both the summer and the winter concerts are staged in Worksop. This year, though, we’ve made a change. The summer concert is being held at the Resource Centre in Dinnington, on Laughton Road (with a quarter of the choir coming from this area, it’s probably not before time.) And, given what we’re planning, it promises to be something very special. The concert is on 22nd June, with doors opening at 7.00pm and the performance beginning at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the Resource Centre and cost £7.50. So, if you haven’t already heard us, why not come along and find out what it is that has made us ‘one the most popular choirs in the area’? For more information about the choir, contact Malc on 07964 409251, or visit The Musicality Singers’ Facebook page. Malcolm Fritchley

Worksop Archaeological & Local History Society The subject for the April meeting of Worksop Archaeological and Local History Society was ‘The Worksop we have Lost’, when members were shown photographs of many old buildings and areas in Worksop from the 1960s prior to demolition or alterations. The photographs had all been taken or collected by the society’s late President Michael Jackson and on his death his whole collection had been left to the society archives. They had all been transferred into a digital PowerPoint presentation by Malcolm Dolby and made fascinating viewing.

In due course these will probably be donated to Worksop Library. The meeting was very well attended and prompted a lot of memories and information from the audience, many of whom were able to identify some that were untitled. In some cases there were photos of the subsequent developments, which were not always for the better! There are evidently many more albums of photographs to go through, so the society look forward to these in due course. On 27th June, the Leader Brothers will have a PowerPoint presentation relating to the Rockingham Pottery

Hospice expansion gets underway! The expansion and refurbishment of Bassetlaw Hospice has started with the contractors now on site stripping out old fittings ready for the building work to begin. The work is expected to last for approximately six months. The new extension will add two additional bedrooms, provide new

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overnight facilities for families and carers, create more space for Day Hospice and reorganise the service, office and staff facilities. Whilst the work is underway all Hospice services have moved to St Michael’s View, Hallcroft Road, Retford, call 0115 955 5440 for further information. Ian

and Porcelain factory situated in Swinton who have supplied pottery to Royalty and nobility. There will not be any meetings in July and August but a summer visit may be arranged. The September meeting will be a presentation entitled ‘North Nottinghamshire from the Air’, to be given by Malcolm Dolby. The society usually meets every fourth Thursday in the Station Hotel, Carlton Road Worksop at 7.30pm and visitors are always welcome on payment of £3.00. Membership costs £6.00 and each visit costs £2.00. More information can be found online. Hall from the charity said: “Staff and volunteers worked incredibly hard to ensure the move was completed on schedule. It is good to see the long-planned work now beginning at the Hospice and it is thanks to the generosity and support of the local community that this project will help meet the future needs of palliative care for patients and families from Bassetlaw.”

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Electrical Services Danlec Electrical Solutions......................................27 D Lewis Electrical........................................................62 Fox Electrical Contractors........................................19 Lindrick Electrical........................................................77 Embroidery & Print Services B46 Embroidery & Print........................................... 89 Estate Agents & Homes for Sale Walker Homes...............................................................3 Events & Family Day Out Carlton-In-Lindrick Civic Centre..............................41 North Notts Food Fest.................................................7 Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust............................... 89 Sheffield Steam & Vintage Club...............................9 Farmers Market Notts Farmers Market...............................................17 Financial Services Integra............................................................................93 Foot Health Bassetlaw Foothealth Practitioner........................41 Funeral Directors Robert Priest Funeral Services...............................73 Turner & Wilson Whitwell..........................................11 Furniture & Homeware Store The Furniture Project.................................................16 Garage Doors JB Doors........................................................................29 The Doors Group.........................................................75 Garden Centre & Country Store Torne Valley.................................................................. 58 Windmill View Plant Centre......................................61 Gardening, Tree & Landscaping Services AP Tree Services & Landscapes.............................55 Bespoke Landscape solutions.............................. 63 Clowne Landscaping.................................................55 Foxstone Forestry.......................................................55 Greenthumb.................................................................59 H & W Tree Surgery/Arboricultural Specialists...57 RCS Surfacing & Groundworks...............................62 Trent Valley Horticulture............................................57 Wayside Water Gardens...........................................61 Go Kart Track Amen Corner Karting...................................................9 Gold Bought & Sold Castle Jewellers...........................................................25 S & L Guest Scrap Metal...........................................74 Golf Club Kilton Forest Golf Course.........................................21 Grave Maintenance Service Grave Angels................................................................11 Hairdressing Service The Palms Hair & Beauty..........................................41 Handyman Service The Handyman........................................................... 53 Hearing Aids & Wax Removal All Ears Hearing...........................................................21 Hot Tub & Spa Sales & Accessories Season Spas................................................................91 Hypnotherapy Worksop Hypnotherapy............................................41 Jewellers Castle Jewellers...........................................................25 Joinery Service DMF Joinery................................................................. 85 Richdon Joinery.......................................................... 43 Kennels & Catteries North Leverton Kennels & Cattery........................76 Kitchens Clumber Kitchens...................................................... 69 Cre8 Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms............ 44 DC Interiors...................................................................15 Direct Factory Kitchens............................................ 83 Dream Doors............................................................... 53 Houseproud.................................................................17 The Kitchen Works.................................................... 13 Venus Bathroom & Kitchen Studio....................... 33 Leisure Centre Worksop Leisure Centre...........................................87

Locksmith Metro Locksmiths...................................................... 65 Stapletons Lock & Safe........................................... 80 Mobility Aids & Scooters Phoenix Mobility..........................................................51 Music Concert North Notts Bid - Party in the Square....................31 Music Supplies Andy Wilkinson Records.............................................9 Opticians Bingham & Young Opticians....................................71 Painting & Decorating Services J Bradley Decorators..................................................75 Lee Barnes.....................................................................9 Pest Control Buzz Off Pest Solutions.............................................57 Retford & District Pest Control................................62 Physiotherapy Equinox Physiotherapy............................................. 40 Larwood Physiotherapy Clinic.................................21 Picked & Pick Your Own Fruit Goachers...................................................................... 65 Plastering & Damp Proof Services D West Plastering & Damp Proofing......................29 Gray’s Plastering & Damp Proofing.......................27 Plumbing, Heating & Gas Services Clear Blue Gas............................................................ 45 Durham’s Heating Services.......................................2 Eco-Tech Heating & Plumbing................................ 13 NP Plumbing................................................................ 40 Plumbing & Heating Solutions 1.............................29 Richard Steer Plumbing & Heating....................... 69 S Oldfield Plumbing & Heating................................73 Worksop Plumbing Services....................................27 Pubs, Hotels, Restaurants & Eateries Best Western Aston Hall Hotel............................... 35 Black Diamond............................................................93 Clumber Park Muthu Hotel & Spa..........................39 Launay’s Restaurant & Bar......................................72 The Royal Oak................................................................9 The Salvaged Kitchen & Bar................................... 80 Recycling Services & Waste Removal Humpy Dumpy.............................................................62 Removal Service Jay’s Removals............................................................19 Roofing Services A Marshall Building & Roofing.................................42 C&C Fibreglass............................................................26 Scaffolding Supplies A Craft Scaffolding......................................................32 Schools, Further Education & Tuition Redwood Scholars Tuition........................................91 Worksop College.........................................................47 Solicitors Jones & Co....................................................................79 Stoves & Fireplace Supplies Peak Mouldings Fireplace & Bedroom Centre....53 Taxi Services & Private Hire GDB Travel................................................................... 40 Shelley’s Taxis..............................................................51 Theatre Acorn Theatre............................................................. 43 Tiling Services Ash Tiling Services......................................................15 Timber Products & Supplies Worksop Timber..........................................................56 Weight Loss Slimming World...........................................................67 Windows, Doors & Conservatories 4 Counties Home Improvements...........................19 Charm Windows..........................................................26 Countywide Homecare.............................................42 Dickson Windows.........................................................1 G & M Tomlinson Double Glazing...........................11 M & M Glazing................................................................5 MP Glazing & Repair Service...................................74 True Window & Glass Centre...................................95 We Fit Windows, Doors & Conservatories.......... 33

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