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Worksop Life Magazine July 2019 EDITION

BUDGET FRIENDLY FAMILY FUN Things to do that won’t break the bank

STAYING SAFE & WELL ON HOLIDAY Don’t ruin your summer holiday

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Welcome! Hello July!

For me, this month signals the beginning of holiday time — that much-needed break from the routine which allows me time to reflect and relax with loved ones. If you’re counting down to your holiday too read our health article about staying safe and well on holiday. And if you’re staying at home, be inspired to invest in a garden building to enjoy during the warmer weather. I like the sound of a creating a homely and tranquil place to escape at the bottom of the garden. Worksop Pride takes place this month, on 13th July, so please show your support for this event. This year it will be headlined by X Factor winner Sam Bailey and the parade will be led by St John’s School. I am thrilled to be able to write my first welcome to the magazine after becoming your editor. I am incredibly proud

Erin McDaid on the joy of the outdoors in a British summer

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that we are trusted to share news of what is happening in our local community. Among this month’s updates, read about the Summer Brass Proms by Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band (pictured above) at The Crossing. I hope to continue the magazine’s service to you, our readers. Please keep sending us updates which we can print and shout about for you. Our community pages are always full to bursting with updates from local charities and community groups (which we publish for free) and long may this continue. You can also find daily updates and details of local events on our website, www.worksoplife.com, and on our Facebook page, @worksoplife, and Twitter profile, @worksoplife. Please like and follow us there and send us any updates for August’s magazine before 8th July.

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Budget friendly family fun........................10 Staying safe & well on holiday................12 Taking the inside outside..................14 & 16 Black-eyed Susan........................................20 Prolific pests..........................................22 & 24 Open gardens delight visitors.................26 Life on the road............................................30 Making your home a screen-free zone...36

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Anyone for tennis?.......................................38 Strawberry & cream eclairs.....................46 Problem solvers.............................................54 Summertime wildlife spectacles...........56 First drives: Jaguar E-Pace........................58 A year revisited for Benchmark business success..................66 The Lindos Acropolis...................................68 Is green the new black?...........................72

How to bathe your cat..............................74 Kitchen makeovers beyond your wildest dreams....................................76 Shining in the shadows..............................88 The roaming empire...................................92

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COMMuNITy

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Worksop Pride’s star-studded event is back this summer! Not one, but four celebrities are

confirmed and more to arrive. Headlining this year’s Worksop Pride on 13th July, is X Factor winner and platinum selling artist Sam Bailey, who had a number one single in 2013 with ‘Skyscraper’ and, following on with the X Factor theme, Melanie Masson is also making a special appearance. She reached the live finals in 2013 under mentor Gary Barlow and has toured with P!nk, Stereophonics and Wet Wet Wet to name but a few. And to celebrate the ‘20 year anniversary’ of the hit ITV show ‘Bad Girls’ they have Simone Lahbib making a guest appearance. She played G Wing governor Helen Stewart and has also starred in Downtown Abbey, Judge John Deed and ITV’s ‘The Loch’. Alongside her is returning actress Alicya Eyo who played Denny Blood in Bad Girls. She also played Ruby Haswell in Emmerdale and is currently in five-star show ‘Clink’ and officially opened the

first ever Worksop Pride in 2016. The main event has extended its hours to start from 1.00pm and finishes at 9.00pm with back to back entertainment — returning to host is Worksop Pride founder and organiser of the event Crystal Lucas. She is joined on stage by her stunning co-host Vivian Twist. After a fabulous debut performance last year of ‘This is me’, Kate Lucas is returning to perform followed by the amazing singer Stevie Moore. Acoustic singer Katie Greaves is returning for another outstanding performance and new to their stage is international singer Anthony Collesso. Also new to the Worksop Pride stage is Nottingham based Lee Michaels and offering original music is first time solo artist Emma Maezin. Debuting her first ever main stage performance is Imogen Mellors and returning favourite Lee Lambert is set to entertain the crowd. Community acting/dance group ‘Little Drama Group’

will be ‘flossing’ a brilliant performance followed by award winning drag act ‘The Funky Beavers Show’ which also features co-host Vivian Twist! After Sam Bailey’s performance the event comes to a close with tributes by Charlotte Hopley as Lady Gaga and finally Donna Moody as P!NK! And if that isn’t enough, they also have food, drink, children’s entertainers, stalls, face painters and much, much more throughout the day. This is the fourth Worksop Pride event to hit Worksop town centre and each year it has grown and grown. It’s great day out for all the family to attend and for everyone to come together to support the LGBT+ community and raise awareness. St John’s School will be the first school in the area to lead the parade. Assembly for the parade commences at 12.00pm at Worksop Train Station, walking along Carlton Road, into the town centre and up Bridge Street, joining the main event at 1.00pm.

Charity Jaguars continues to raise funds for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice Charity Jaguars is run by Stuart Dixon who each year takes his Jaguar car around the country and through sponsorship and donations, raises money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. This year’s fundraising started at the end of February. To date it has raised over £30,000 for the Hospice and Stuart hopes to raise over £100,000 and last year raised over £80,000. The car is taken to car shows, county shows, country fairs and to any event to which he is invited. The public buy a sticker, sign it and it is then laminated so they 56 members attended the June meeting of the Bassetlaw branch of Parkinson’s UK and enjoyed a splendid presentation by Doctor Fiona McKeviit (Consultant Neurologist), about Parkinson’s disease and its treatments. The presentation was very well received and was an informative afternoon for members who express their thanks to Dr McKevitt for her talk and for answering 8 July 2019

Parkinson’s UK a multitude of questions afterwards. The branch has grown again as more patients, carers and families learn of the friendship and support there is to be had. June also saw members having a day out together at Brigg Garden Centre and a Lunch Club meeting at The Lockkeeper. The next meeting on 2nd July will

can then stick it on the car. The stickers are permanent and they will never be taken off. Businesses can also put their company logo on the car. The stickers are red, white and blue enabling pictures of a flag to be built up on each side. If anyone would like to put a sticker on the car, they can donate on the JustGiving page and their name will be put on a sticker, or they can email Stuart or see the car and Stuart at shows. Stuart can be contacted at sherwoodjaguarracing@gmail. com and visit www.justgiving.com/ fundraising/sherwoodjaguarracing. welcome Mike Ogden who will talk about ‘The Slow Road’, the history of canal journeys. A reminder that final payment is requested from members wishing to travel on the very popular Trent River Cruise (with afternoon tea), bookings are on a first come, first served basis. For any further information about the branch and its many activities, please call Chris Coldwell on 01909 730629.


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Taking the inside outside… Katherine Sorrell looks at how a welldesigned outdoor structure, whether for work or relaxation, can make a wonderful addition to a garden The humble garden shed is the Enhance a small last word in practicality, indispensable summerhouse with a lick of paint and for storing everything from half-used some sleek blinds. pots of paint to lawn feed and balls of Cuprinol Garden string. But why be satisfied with just Shades, £29.76 for a shed, when other types of garden 2.5l: 01604 752424; building can be much more glamorous www.cuprinol.co.uk — and equally useful? From pavilions to pods, summerhouses to shepherd’s huts, all sorts of outdoor structures are possible, provided you have space for one in your garden. They take many forms, from quirkily decorative to all-singing, all-dancing, year-round rooms — an open-sided gazebo, for example, might simply be a shady space in which to relax on a hot, sunny day, while an insulated, secure room could be an invaluable home office (and potentially save you the five-figure sum it costs to move to a bigger house). In short, an exterior home-from-home can be used for anything from outdoor dining to practising meditation, and will enhance the overall look of your garden, too. If you are considering adding a garden building of some kind, the best place to start is by assessing your outside space and considering how much square footage is available. It is important to leave a reasonable amount of garden to enjoy (and so as not to devalue your home). What do you need the structure for? If HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? it is simply a cosy A small, DIY timber nook in which to summerhouse should cost less put your feet up than £1,000 — but you can with a glass of easily spend a five-figure sum wine after a day on a garden building. It makes a in the garden, a difference whether the structure small, circular is conventional timber frame gazebo with a or high-performance structural diameter of two insulated panels, while finishes or three metres such as cedar cladding and may suffice, while plastered walls all add up. For a craft room, for a fully functioning, year-round example, would garden room, £10,000 to need to be more £20,000 is a very rough guide. spacious, and a home ► 14 July 2019

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COMMuNITy

Canal Walking Festival Taking in three counties and

46 miles of tow paths over nine days, the Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival is billed as the biggest canal walking event in the country. Organised by the Chesterfield Canal Trust, the festival will run from Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd September with a total of 53 guided walks — the majority of which are free — ranging from a children’s walk of just two miles to the full 46-mile length of the canal in three days. The Trust’s Walks Officer, David Blackburn, who has been researching and leading walks for over 20 years, said: “The canal is an absolute delight at any time of year, but early Autumn possibly sees it at its best. There are walks for all ages and abilities, including specialist interest walks and combined walks and boat trips for people who would like a more relaxing day out. “We are very grateful to everyone who has helped us to put this festival together and to our sponsors Bassetlaw District Council and the Canal and River Trust.” There are special interest walks, including nature, history, architecture, restoration, bird spotting, bat spotting and geocaching. Some walks will explore the attractive towns and villages in North Nottinghamshire. Dr Patrick Harding, one of the country’s leading experts in fungi, will be leading a tree, mushroom and toadstool walk. National Trust staff from Mr Straw’s House in Worksop will be leading a ‘Towpath Trek’. The full-length on the canal (46 miles) will be covered in three days, starting at West Stockwith on the River Trent and finishing in the centre of Chesterfield. There are opportunities to combine a walk from two miles up to seven miles, with a cruise on one of the Trust’s trip boats. One walk gives the opportunity of a guided tour of Britain’s last surviving working Railway Roundhouse at Barrow Hill, whilst another includes a Posh Picnic. Several walks will investigate the section of the Chesterfield Canal that has not yet been restored and will reveal plans on how this will take place. Full details for all the walks, including booking information can be found at www.chesterfield-canal-trust. org.uk. Bookings can also be made by calling 01246 345777.

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Community schemes to benefit from new signage Nottinghamshire County Council’s Local Improvement

Scheme will be sharing £350,000 of investment between 80 voluntary organisations, community groups, parish council and charities across the county. The scheme is helping local communities to be more vibrant and sustainable by providing grants to local organisations. County Councillors gave the go ahead to the funding for 80 schemes at the latest Communities and Place Committee meeting. To help mark next year’s 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to the United States, successful projects include new gateway signs at Scrooby, where the leaders of the Pilgrims and many of their followers who set sail on that voyage originated from. Other Mayflower Pilgrims themed projects include: • Two new gateway signs at Scrooby — to help further celebrate its strong pilgrim links (£3,300) as well as £1,000 towards display panels at St Wilfrid’s Church in the village • St Peter and St Pauls Church, Sturton le Steeple, Retford, to buy information signs (£1,302) • Beauvale Abbey, near Eastwood — set to create a 10-metre long timeline to promote local history, including the Mayflower Pilgrims story (£5,000) • North Notts Artisan and Tourist Information Centre in Retford plan to create an interactive display, including commissioning a local artist to help celebrate the Mayflower 400 story (£3,525) • Friends of National Civil War Centre are set to create a new Mayflower-inspired garden at Newark Museum (£1,300).

New gateway signs, building refurbishments and improvements to sports clubs are also included in a mix of capital funding awards which seek to make a difference in their local community. Committee Vice-Chairman, Councillor John Handley, said: “This funding scheme is a great example of how Nottinghamshire County Council is helping local communities to help themselves. “Successful bids include 11 new village gateway signs which will help give these communities even more of a sense of identity — and a chance to showcase their history. Many congratulations to those who have been successful and we look forward to seeing these projects progress over the coming months. “A staggering 35 million people claim an ancestral lineage that runs back through 15 generations to the Pilgrims on board the Mayflower. Projects across the county, including those at The National Civil War Centre will really help bring this fascinating history to life.” The Local Improvement Scheme has a number of aims and objectives which include: • Supporting local communities to make Nottinghamshire a great place to live, work, visit and relax. • Helping people to help themselves through encouraging volunteering and community involvement. • Encouraging the protection and development of the local environment and heritage • Supporting members in their roles as community leaders to respond to local ideas that bring community and economic benefit to the county. Eligible organisations can apply for one-off capital grants up to a maximum of £50,000 in support of local projects that meet the LIS strategic aims. The County Council are able to provide free help and support for organisations to consider the implications of the funding decision — this support may include free advice on alternative sources of funding. To find out more about this service, please email the Communities team at cvs.team@nottscc.gov.uk.


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GARDENS

Black-eyed Susan Rachel leverton on a late summer bloomer You might not know its

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on a bushy plant. It grows up to 70cm in height and can be grown from seed as a half-hardy annual or a short-lived hardy perennial. Rudbeckia fulgida is the classic ‘Black-eyed Susan’, with sunfloweryellow flowers and a very black central cone. It does better in damper ground than many of the varieties so choose this one if your garden is less well-drained. I love Rudbeckia ‘Prairie glow’. It is a stunning plant and good for adding height as it grows to 1.5m. Its huge 6cm diameter flowers have warm orange petals with yellow tips. Rudbeckia ‘Irish eyes’ is a more unusual variety with a yellowish rather than brown cone, as well as yellow florets. It repeat flowers from July through to October. If your soil is on the dry side, try Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Deamii’. It produces shining, golden flowers with jet-black cones from early September to late October and into November. It

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Prolific pests… Bugs and beasties really thrive in warmer weather, so how should you deal with the most common problems you are likely to encounter at this time of year? APHIDS Aphids such as greenfly and blackfly can be a real menace as they suck sap from your plants, and can even transmit viruses — sometimes with disastrous consequences. Their sticky excreta or honeydew is produced in copious quantities and can leave plants and garden surfaces sticky. Check plants regularly and then decide what to do. You can use a strong jet of water (perhaps by putting your thumb over the end of the hosepipe) to blast the aphids off plants, but unless you do a thorough job they will soon be back and causing damage! Alternatively, spray with a suitable insecticide or, if you prefer not to use this type of chemical, use a soap-based insecticide. I’m also a great fan of using biological controls to sort out greenfly and blackfly — options available include native two-spot ladybirds and their larvae, which you can introduce to help existing ladybirds get on top of the problem. Aphids breed incredibly rapidly, so regular control is necessary. They don’t need males in order to reproduce and often have numerous generations all ready within the single aphid you see on your plant!

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CATERPILLARS Caterpillars can do a lot of damage as they munch their way through your plants or the hearts of your vegetables such as cabbages. One of the best things to do is pick the pests off where possible and either squash them or place them on the bird table. Many caterpillars feed in the evening, so are easiesr to spot at dusk — or very early in the morning.

You can buy a mixture of nematodes to spray onto your plants and kill the caterpillars without harming humans or pets. Some caterpillars — in particular the tortrix moth caterpillars — produce quantities of fine webbing that they use to bind leaves or other plant parts together to create safe shelters. They are difficult to control as it is hard to get a pesticide or nematodes mix

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to reach them, so for these handpicking or squashing is often best. For vegetables that are particularly caterpillar-susceptible, such as calabrese, broccoli and other brassicas, stop the adults laying their eggs with horticultural fleece, netting or very fine Micromesh, either as pull-out tunnels or sheets of material you cut to shape and peg down. This will help to keep a wide range of pests, including caterpillars, away from the plants. WOODLICE These little creatures are rarely responsible for doing that much damage in their own right as they simply do not have adequately strong mouthparts. They can cause damage to soft new growth or occasionally to soft-fleshed fruits such as strawberries, but can’t tackle tougher plant growth. They are rather like vultures, in that they clean up the debris created by other creatures after they have fed and damaged your plants. I say leave them be. EARWIGS Earwigs cause quite a bit of damage, particularly on the flowers of plants ►


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Prolific pests… ◄ such as clematis and dahlias, where they can nibble out large quantities of petal or occasionally leaf. They can be controlled with contact insecticides but a lot of gardeners prefer to trap the earwigs. The advantage of this is that no pesticide is needed, which can be difficult to spray onto open blooms without risk of damage. One of the best ways of trapping earwigs is the traditional method using an inverted flowerpot — stuffed loosely with hay, straw or similar material — on top of a bamboo cane, and positioned amongst susceptible plants. The earwigs climb in there to hide and the pots can be emptied out regularly. MILDEW Powdery mildew is also a problem at this time of year, coating plant leaves,

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Keep the damage to a minimum in the first instance by ensuring that the plants are kept well-watered — plants which are dry around the roots seem particularly prone to mildew attack. In addition, try to ensure a good flow of air around the plants, as stagnant, moist air seems to have a similar effect and can make matters worse very quickly. Careful pruning or weeding often solves the problem.

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are very fortunate to have a wealth of beautiful gardens and generous garden owners who are willing to open their gardens to visitors and raise money for the National Garden Scheme. It is a win win situation because visiting gardens and spending time in a garden is good for health and wellbeing, here are some of the quotes from our garden visitors: Here are the local gardens for you to visit this summer: NORWELL GARDENS NG23 6XJ Wednesday 3rd July, 6.30pm to 9.00pm Eight varied and appealing gardens all making superb use of the beautiful backdrop of a quintessentially English countryside village, including a plant nursery of national renown and the rare opportunity to walk around vibrant allotments with a wealth of gardeners from seasoned competition growers to plots that are substitute house gardens. A plethora of breath-taking village gardens showing the diversity that is achieved under the umbrella of a cottage garden description. Medieval church open for quiet contemplation. Wheelchair accessible, plants for sale, parking refreshments. RHUBARB FARM Hardwick Street, Langwith NG20 9DR Wednesday 3rd July, 10.30am to 4.00pm

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This two-acre social enterprise provides training and volunteering opportunities for 90 people and grows 52 varieties of fruit and vegetables grown for sale and therapeutic benefit. Featuring sensory garden, three productive polytunnels, outdoor classroom, comfrey fertilising factory. Timed tours at 11.00am, and 2.00pm. A chance to meet and chat with volunteers and learn about this fantastic facility. Some wheelchair access, plants for sale, parking refreshments. LODGE MOUNT Town Street, South Leverton, Retford DN22 0BT Sunday 7th July, 1.00pm to 5.00pm This garden is the vision founded and established by Helen just before she died of cancer in 2012. The garden has been open for six years since her death and her original plans can be seen through the flourishing growth and development of her plants and trees which now grow strongly and display the vibrant colours, she hoped they would. Dog friendly, plants for sale, parking, refreshments. CLUMBER PARK WALLED KITCHEN GARDEN Clumber Park, Worksop S80 3BE Saturday 13th July, 10.00am to 5.00pm A three-year restoration project is nearing completion and this garden is

the jewel in the crown of Clumber Park. Four acres of walled kitchen garden, growing unusual and heritage varieties of vegetables and fruits, herbs and flower beds including the magnificent 400ft double herbaceous borders. Newly restored 450ft glasshouse must rank amongst the finest in the country. 130 varieties of rhubarb, and 72 varieties of apples from East Midlands and Yorkshire. Bring a picnic and relax in the garden. Wheelchair accessible, dog friendly, plants for sale, parking, refreshments. THE COACH HOUSE Fosse Road, Farndon NG24 2SF Sunday 21st July, 1.00pm to 5.00pm Two major garden areas, both having distinct sections and the planting throughout is designed to give colour and interest through the seasons. Many rare and unusual species, detailed in a brochure for visitors. Wheelchair accessible, plants for sale, refreshments. 5A HIGH STREET Sutton on Trent, NG23 6QA, combined with Norwood Sunday 28th July, 1.00pm to 5.00pm Plantman’s garden with ponds and areas ranging from tropical to naturalistic. 600 named plants including over 100 ferns in the woodland areas. Herbaceous borders add a riot of colour. Ornamental grass orders and succulents add further interest with well manicured lawns as a backdrop. Parking, plants for sale, refreshments. NORWOOD Carlton Lane, Sutton on Trent NG23 6PH Quirky oriental themed garden with tearoom and green houses, a variety of ferns and palms alongside native and non-native plants. Take a peep in the cave and look in the nooks and crannies of the stone-built walls to discover a few surprises! Refreshments.


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Joining the world of caravanning can open you up to a new whole world of adventure. The open road beckons to many of us and having your own ‘home from home’ which you tow along with you, has many benefits for you and your family. ‘Boxes on wheels’, as caravans can be not so fondly known, come in many shapes and sizes, as do their close cousins, the campervan and the motorhome. In recent weeks, we have purchased our very own second-hand caravan, ticking the box of something that I never imagined I would ever have on any to do list of ours. In the months to come, we are looking forward to exploring areas both at home and abroad. Apparently, our wish to own a caravan was no surprise to those in the know, as it is the thirty and forty-somethings who are driving the new boom in caravan ownership. My family has now joined one of many of the younger generations to invest in a ‘mobile’ holiday home. According to the RAC, we’re in good company, with celebrity caravan owners including; Robbie Williams, Jeremy Vine and Dame Kelly Homes. WHY BUY A CARAVAN? The reasons for wanting to own a caravan are numerous. Caravans, campervans and motorhomes are perfect for short breaks, even at a moment’s notice. They can fit your 30 July 2019

Life on the open road leanne Broadhead on the adventures of caravanning whole family, from just the two of you, all the way up to ten people or more. You also can’t beat the convenience of having your full kitchen and bathroom facilities wherever you go. For our family, there were other reasons for wanting to ‘join the club’. The appeal of being able to ‘be on holiday’ for as long as we want, whilst keeping our costs low, has a major appeal. We’ve also become very concerned about our carbon impact and have decided that we would prefer not to fly on holiday anymore.

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For more community events visit your local Events directory at www.worksoplife.com

North Notts Association of National Trust Members The April meeting was the last of the speakers in the winter programme and the North Notts Association of National Trust Members are now enjoying outings during the summer months. The May outing was first to Middleton Hall in Tamworth and as usual there was a full coach. Upon arrival, the group were greeted with tea and coffee and then split into smaller groups to be shown around as much of the place as possible. The weather was not kind and therefore they were unable to fully appreciate the extensive grounds and the beautiful and unusual walled kitchen garden or the RSPB reserve. Middleton Hall has an interesting history and the oldest building there dates back to 1285 and there have

been many alterations, renovations and demolitions on the site since then. There is a beautiful Tudor barn and in the converted Victorian stables there are many independent retailers selling a miscellany of interesting items and also serving afternoon teas. The visit was not long enough to take in everything Middleton Hall had to offer but it opened up the desire to have another visit. This is not a National Trust property, unfortunately! From there it was just a short journey to Lichfield Cathedral which is a truly amazing building. Once more, the group were given guided tours to see and learn about the wonderful architecture and the extensive range of stained glass windows which abound. The area around

the cathedral is also most interesting with many narrow ginnels and low timbered buildings surrounding small squares (my friend and I were probably trespassing if truth be known!). There are also imposing large buildings which must have been for the church officials and many of these now comprise the Lichfield Cathedral School. A fascinating area and a lovely little tea room. Despite the weather, it was a most interesting start to the monthly trips. June’s outing was to Broughton Castle and in July, they will visit the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre and Boston. Anyone interested in joining the association must be a member of the National Trust and more information can be found online at www. nationaltrust.org.uk/features/northnottingham-association or you can email NthNottsNTAssoc@gmail.com for a calendar showing list of future events and membership details.

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‘INDUSTRIAL RETFORD’ BY HARRY FOXLEY Thursday 4th July, 7.00pm – 8.30pm Having been a market town for six centuries, Retford embraced the industrial revolution in the 19th century with a plethora of manufactories to include iron and brass foundries; engineering works; brick and tile works; coachworks; rubber works; rope works; sack-cloth and sail-making and a host of supporting industry. In this talk, local author Harry Foxley describes the rise and demise of all but a single survivor in the 21st century. Tickets for the talk are £1.00 (to include refreshments) and advanced booking is essential — please call Retford Library on 01777 708724 or email retford. library@inspireculture.org.uk. ‘HOME COOKED HERITAGE’ BY JAMES WRIGHT Wednesday 10th July, 2.00pm – 3.00pm Historian and buildings archaeologist James Wright is the heritage expert behind the recent project ‘Home Cooked Heritage’ and has delved into Nottinghamshire Archives in

search 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, www.hlf.org.uk. There is no charge for this talk but 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, www.inspireculture.org.uk.


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Kate Mclelland on tempting children away from their technical gizmos their grandkids loose with a set of poster paints and a brush. This clever idea involves squeezing large blobs of poster paint onto a card sealed inside a ziplock bag. In this way, children can create a rainbow design, using their fingers to swirl the paint through the clear plastic bag, and without actually touching the wet stuff themselves. Dry the painted card with a hairdryer for speed and send your wannabe Damien Hirst home clutching his or her abstract masterpiece. BRILLIANT BATHROOM GAMES Make Bubble Snakes by cutting the bottom off a plastic bottle, pulling a clean sock onto the cut end and securing it with an elastic band. Create a bubble mix by combining water, food colouring and dishwasher liquid on a saucer and mixing it well. Now dip the sock in the soap mix and get the child to blow into the bottle from the drinking end — it should produce a

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attention to lawn tennis, beyond showing himself to be a promising player, is extremely doubtful; for in all probability the monotony of the game would choke him off before he had time to excel in it.”

THE FIRST WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIP “The All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, propose to hold a lawn tennis meeting, open to all amateurs, on Monday 9th July and following days,” said the advertisement in The Field on 9th June 1877. What it really meant, of course, was “open to all male amateurs.” 22 men paid a £1 1/- entrance fee and turned up, as required, with their own rackets and “shoes without heels.” A temporary three-plank stand seated 30 people, but the final was watched by a 200-strong crowd, who saw Spencer Gore become the first Wimbledon Champion, winning a silver cup and 12 guineas. Ironically, Gore only entered to raise money to buy a horse-drawn roller, believing “that anyone who has really played well at cricket, [real] tennis, or even rackets, will ever seriously give his

THE FIRST LADIES’ CHAMPIONSHIP The Ladies’ Singles Championship was introduced in 1884, along with Men’s Doubles. 13 entrants paid half the entrance fee of the men and competed for a silver flower basket (no guineas for them). Maud Watson beat her sister Lilian to become the first female Champion, and went on to win in 1885 too.

upon us, taking place from 1st to 14th July, here are some fascinating facts about the prestigious tennis tournament, starting with its history.

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THE MAN WHO HELD A 111 YEAR RECORD William Renshaw won the Men’s Singles title seven times in the 1880s — six of them in consecutive years. He didn’t defend his title in 1887 and was beaten in the last eight in 1888, but came back to win his seventh title the following year; a record unbroken until Pete Sampras won a seventh Championship in 2000. He also competed with his twin brother Ernest in the Doubles. They dominated the game and inspired a massive public interest in tennis and the Championship.

TODAY… BBGs (Ball Boys and Girls) Approximately 250 BBGs, with an average age of fifteen, take to the court every year, having trained since February. Girls weren’t allowed until 1977, and it took another three years for mixed teams to appear. The balls Slazenger has been the Official Supplier of tennis balls to the Championships since 1902. Yellow balls were used for first time in 1986. 53,000 are used during the Championships and used balls are sold, at £2.50 per can of three, in aid of the Wimbledon Foundation. Anyone for tea? During the Championships, spectators eat their way through 166,055 portions of strawberries and cream and 76,603 ice creams, while quaffing 303,277 glasses of Pimm’s, 21,917 bottles of champagne, 117,507 pints of draught beer and lager, and 307,277 cups of tea and coffee. Watch the birdie Rufus, a Harris Hawk, provides a year-round deterrent to local pigeons and flies the grounds for an hour each morning, before the gates open, during the Championships.


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An afternoon of singing and music An afternoon of singing and music, for anyone whose life is affected by dementia, will be held at The Crossing Church and Centre, Worksop, on Wednesday 24th July at 2.15pm. This will be an event for anyone to attend, including carers and family. The event is free and is a non-ticketed event. Refreshments will also be available free of charge, thanks to the kind generosity of Morrisons supermarket. The singing will be led by a local couple and will feature music from the 50s and 60s. It is hoped that this will be the start of future events of a similar nature. If you require further information, please contact Jean Roberts on 01909 475495. Please share the information with your family and friends, all are welcome. 42 July 2019

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having had a village fête of any kind for decades, it seemed the most fitting event for the Welbeck WI to organise a fun day, in order to bring together the wider community. The aim is also to encourage families to attend who may not be able to attend more costly shows, and provide a socialising opportunity for more vulnerable or lonely members of the community such as the elderly, those living in isolated locations, or those with limited mobility. Tackling loneliness is a remit of WIs up and down the country and we hope that this event will be the first of many for individuals and families within our community. Plans are underway to hopefully provide a minibus pick-up and drop-off service throughout the villages in the area, in order to enable vulnerable or elderly members of the community to attend this event. Please contact Welbeck WI if you would like to register your interest to use this service. For information about exhibiting or selling goods/produce at the event, please email welbeckwi@gmail.com.

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An invitation to Regional a friendly bridge competition evening Bridge players of all levels of

experience are invited to Retford Bridge Club on Tuesday 30th July, 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 go alone. However, if you do wish to go without a partner, please give Sandy or Mike a call beforehand to check there is a host available. If you play with the U3A on Monday afternoons, then you are more than welcome to go and 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 venue will be Hallcroft Community Centre, Randall Way, Retford DN22 7GR and the evening commences at 6.55pm, with a finish of approximately 10.20pm approximately. You will need only £1.50 table money per head. The club’s friendly afternoon bridge session continues every Wednesday but numbers have dropped off after the first two outings. Duplicate bridge will be played if numbers allow, but the emphasis will be on enjoying the company and the bridge and there will be a tea/coffee break in the middle. This session will be more suitable for those who have just started the game rather than the Invitation Evening. As above, please call Mike or Sandy to check that a host is available. The results will be available the following week. The venue will be Ordsall Parish Hall, DN22 7TU, starting at 2.00pm, and finishing by 4.30pm. Table money of £2.00 per head will including tea/coffee and biscuits. For further details, contact Mike Coggles on 01777 703610 or Sandy Fulton on 01909 479748. 50 July 2019

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The Great British Bake Off holds various competitions around the country. On Monday 27th May they held a northern competition at Harewood House and one section was cake baking. The Crossing Café baker, Alison Smith, entered the cake baking section and came second overall.

So, do go along to The Crossing Café (Newcastle Street, Worksop S80 2AT) to taste winning cakes, like this fantastic chocolate cake which took second place! Congratulations Alison.

Bassetlaw Hospice Grand Prize Draw Challenge To mark 25 years of service to the

community, the team at Bassetlaw Hospice have set a challenge to sell at least 2,500 Grand Prize Draw tickets, with a first prize of £250 cash generously donated by local company J-Flex. Other prizes include, overnight stay with Spa at Ye Olde Bell Hotel, dinner bed and breakfast at the West Retford Hotel, Kettlewells holiday voucher, tickets for the North York Moors Steam Railway and My Gym membership for two people. There are also many more great prizes all generously donated by the local community. At £1.00 each, tickets are on sale at the hospice, currently located at St Michaels View, Hallcroft, in their charity shops and at their fundraising events. The hospice would also be delighted to hear from

A tribute to Doris Day The production of the Doris Day

Story by Nostalgia (Denise and Roger Marsden) took place on Tuesday 14th May at Carlton in Lindrick Methodist Church and Centre, just one day after Doris Day had sadly passed away. The show had been planned well before her sudden death as a tribute to Doris Day who had just had her 97th birthday in April. It was a wonderfully well attended show. The audience joined in with all the old favourites, Moonlight Bay, By

anyone who would like to support the charity by selling tickets to family, friends, local businesses or organisations, etc. They can provide packs of ten or more tickets and posters to help. Debbie Rawlings from the charity said: “We are incredibly grateful to all the local businesses and individuals for their generous support. With so many prizes to win for just a £1.00 ticket we hope that with the help of the local community, we can achieve our target with all the proceeds going to support the work of the hospice.” The draw will take place on 4th October 2019. For tickets and further information please contact the Appeal Office 01777 710444 or email debbie@bassetlawhospice.org. The hospice is thankful for your support. the Light of the Silvery Moon, Secret Love and Que Sera to name but a few. Everyone enjoyed tea and assorted cakes in the interval. There was a slide show of film trailers in which Doris had starred as well as a biography of Doris’s sometimes tragic life. This revealed that the bubbly smiley girl next door films that Doris made were sadly far from her tragic life. There was a raffle and the proceeds of that were presented to Debbie Rawlings from Bassetlaw Hospice. Donations from the event went to the Carlton in Lindrick Methodist Church and Centre.


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This month, we’re focusing on tried and tested problem solvers to see you through the summer, from frizz-fighting serums to space-saving multi-taskers. When luggage space is at a premium, multi-tasking products are a godsend, particularly when they don’t count towards your paltry hand luggage liquid allowance. I’m a big fan of PÜR’s 4 in 1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation (£29.00). As well as giving great, lightweight coverage and a shine-free finish, it helps to nourish skin with ingredients such as lactic acid and shea butter. It also has an SPF of 15. While that’s not enough for warmer weather, it’s handy for cooler days. Choose from 11 shades at www.purcosmetics.co.uk. Hair looking a bit ‘meh’? Try treating it to Alteya Organics’ Rose Otto Invigorating Shampoo and Conditioner (£14.20 each). They’re formulated to help strengthen hair, reduce frizz

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Kate Duggan on solutions to see you through the summer and increase shine. You can forget ingredients lists of unpronounceable chemical compounds, these products are packed with natural ingredients such as aloe vera, seabuckthorn extract, hazelnut extract, ylang-ylang and, of course, roses grown on Alteya’s farm. (The family-run Bulgarian company has been growing organic roses for over a century.) See www.lovelula.com. If, like me, your hair turns into a frizzy mess at the merest hint of humidity, try Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum (www.paul-mitchell.co.uk). Apply it after conditioning, while your hair is still wet. It speeds up drying time and helps to lock out moisture, so your hair stays smooth, shiny and frizz-free all day. It

works wonders on straight, wavy or curly hair and does its job whether you blow dry your hair or leave it to dry naturally. The full size bottle is £21.95, but you only need a small amount, so the 25ml travel sized version (£6.70) should last for at least a couple of weeks. According to The Sleep Council, 74 percent of people in the UK don’t get enough sleep. If you’re struggling to drop off at night, try Tisserand’s new Sleep Better Bath Salts (£13.95), Bath Oil (£12.95) or Bath & Shower Wash (£11.95). They’re fragranced with jasmine, sandalwood and lavender essential oils to help promote a feeling of relaxation. While subtle, the scent is lovely and calming. The bath oil is my personal favourite, as it leaves skin feeling softer. (Did I mention that I love a multi-tasker?) Available from Boots and www.tisserand.com. If you’re constantly reapplying hand lotion because your hands feel dry, it may be time to swap to a gentler, more natural handwash. Personally, I have to avoid any with sodium lauryl sulphate, as it makes my hands so dry and cracked they end up bleeding. I tend to use bars of soap instead, but also like vegetable oil-based liquid soaps, such as those by The Castilian Soap Company. They’re available in a range of fragrances, including peppermint, lavender and rose geranium. If your hands are supersensitive, try the fragrance-free option. From £8.00 at www.lovelula.com. CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: PÜR 4 in 1 Pressed Mineral Makeup; Tisserand Sleep Better; Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum; Alteya Organics’ Rose Otto; Castilian Soap Company soap


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Summertime wildlife spectacles With the days still pleasingly long,

July is a wonderful time to enjoy being outdoors connecting with nature. Whilst you’re just as likely to need a brolly to ward off a shower or stormy downpour as you are a hat and sunblock, a day out in the countryside at this time of year can be packed with delights. The sight of bright red poppies on disturbed ground, a walk through a wild flower meadow buzzing with butterflies before it is cut for hay or time spent dangling your feet in a cooling stream are amongst the joys of the British summer. You can still enjoy the aerial acrobatics of swallows, swifts and martins and on warm evenings their presence may be replaced by that of agile bats swooping and turning in pursuit of their insect prey as the dusk arrives. Summer evenings are when bats are at their most active, and an impromptu bat watch is a great excuse to linger in the garden as the light fades. Whilst a number of bat species have been recorded in built up areas the most common suburban bat is the pipistrelle. Whilst it may be difficult to tell them apart, any bats you see flitting overhead at this time of year may be very young bats only recently emerged from their maternity roosts. Pipistrelle females usually only rear a single pup. The these young will emerge from their roosts to take their first flight at around three weeks old which usually happens between late June and August. If you are lucky enough to see bats flying over your garden this summer, it’s worth stopping to consider just how unpleasant it might be sitting out in the garden if there were no bats around.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Swallows (Margaret Holland); Common Blue Butterfly (Tricia); Pipistrelle Bat (David Dillon); Wild Flower Meadow (Jacqui Grafton)

Erin McDaid on the joy of the outdoors in a British summer Even a tiny pipistrelle bat, weighing only as much as a twenty pence coin, can devour 3,000 insects a night. As with many wild species, gardens are playing an increasingly import role in providing food, water and shelter for bats. There are many different

ways you can make your garden more attractive to them such as by creating a pond, planting night scented flowers to attract insects, or installing a bat box. If you would like to find out more about bats, then search out a special bat walk. You could take step further by investing in a bat detector which can pick up and translate bats’ echolocation calls, making them audible to humans.

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Tim Saunders gets to grips with Jaguar’s baby SUV I try to foster. Three little urchins in the back all asking questions and the police at every turn is a sure way of driving me ever so slightly mad. But we make our way slowly but surely to a little village called Pease Pottage in West Sussex. At first I thought I wasn’t going to get on with the sat nav but son Henry (aged three) quickly shows me the way round it and I must say I agree with him that it is quite easy. In fact it’s a God send, allowing me to almost relax during our travels. I find that I can rely upon it, which is a rarity often only reserved for my wife’s map reading skills. The leather seats are fine but the quantity of plastic in the cabin is not what I would expect from a Jaguar. I know this is more of a budget vehicle but incorporating some wood would in my opinion make for a more special vehicle — which is what a Jaguar always used to be. Usually in vehicles fitted with electronic handbrakes there is a separate switch for the parking brake (and there is in the Jag). But the Jaguar incorporates the whole caboodle on its single gear stick, too. Henry enjoys pretending to drive the E-Pace and opening the powered tailgate from the driver’s seat. All these buttons are a child’s delight.

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Band bring the summer concert season to a close at The Crossing, Newcastle Street, Worksop on Saturday 20th July, with a rousing Summer Brass Proms. Consistently in the top 15 World Brass Band Ranking, Carlton Main’s calibre is always demonstrated by its excellent performances and imaginative programme planning. As well as a busy schedule of major concerts and private engagements, the band also competes at the highest level in the world’s leading major contests alongside the very best and most prestigious bands in the world, including Cory, Black Dyke and Brighouse and Rastrick Bands to name just a few. After a very positive 2018 the band are looking forward greatly to what lies ahead this year. The band’s resident conductor Ian McElligott studied at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall and is an Associate of the Royal College of Music, London and Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music, London. As a Major, he is proud to have served in his final appointment as Director of Music to the Band of Her Majesty’s Coldstream Guards. The band will play at The Crossing Church and Centre, Newcastle Street, Worksop S80 2AT, on Saturday 20th July, at 7.30pm. The doors will open 6.45pm. All adult tickets cost £10.00, with under 16s costing £4.00. All tickets can be obtained from the Welcome Desk or order by calling 01909 475421 or email info@musicatthecrossing.co.uk. Visit www.musicatthecrossing. co.uk for further information.

St Mary’s Catholic Church Garden Party On Sunday 7th July, there will

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Roman coin discovered by children’s hospice team

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Hospice cashed in when one of its eagle-eyed team sifted through a batch of coins from its collecting tins. Among the mini mountain of small change was a Roman coin dating from c.330AD. How it got there remains a mystery. But as the coin is similar in appearance to a penny piece, hospice fundraisers are now wondering if the coin minted in the era of Constantine the Great, has been rattling around in circulation for centuries! “Either that or someone recently unearthed it and inadvertently the coin got into their pocket,” said Sue Brown, eBay Sales Administrator at the Hospice, “Whatever the circumstances, we are very grateful they popped it into one of our collecting tins. We managed to sell it on eBay for £25.00.” The collector’s item was snapped up by Ceri Pratt, from Sheffield. She said, “I saw on Facebook that Bluebell Wood had a Roman coin for sale on eBay. It was a win-win for me! I saw an opportunity to own a piece of history and support the hospice at the same time.” The hospice sells many of the more valuable or unusual donations it receives on eBay. Sue explained: “The coin was in a huge box of foreign and discontinued coins our volunteers had amassed from our collecting tins. “To date we have also discovered an 1807 Spanish Real, which we sold

for £32.00, a number of Georgian cartwheel pennies which raised around £20.00 each and a number of commemorative £1.00, £2.00 and 50p coins which all went for more than their face value to collectors. “I research all items before listing and based the price on what others in a similar condition have sold for before. We were very excited to find the Roman coin, but then we discovered that the Roman Empire was so huge, a vast number of coins have been found and so they are not usually valuable. However, it was still a fantastic find and I’m glad Ceri is happy with the piece.” Sue, of Kiveton Park, was an avid car-booter and eBay seller when she became a hospice reception volunteer seven years ago. Her talents were soon spotted and she set up the eBay division. eBay sales bring the North Anston-based hospice a profit of around £20,000 every year, which goes to help children and young people with life-threatening illnesses throughout South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire, North Nottinghamshire and parts of North Lincolnshire. Said Sue: “Every day is like Christmas for me and my trusty volunteers. Our shops pass on any donations that look unusual and we have found lots of treasures that way. The first item I sold for Bluebell Wood was a Royal Daulton figure of the Pope for £100. “I once listed a bottle containing a King Cobra preserved in formaldehyde which was snapped up for £19.99, and a full-sized native American canoe with paddles which made us £400!” The most lucrative lot was a 1970s Hi-Fi system, pristine in its original box, which sold for £1,000 to a buyer in Sweden. Other finds include a rare early 1880 Besson trumpet, windsurfing equipment and 20 sets of golf clubs, which were bought by a youth group. Anyone with an unusual or valuable item to donate can contact the hospice on 01909 517360.


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ARTS AND HERITAGE EXHIBITION Home Cooked Heritage Until Thursday 18th July, during library opening hours 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 Heritage Lottery Fund Shared Heritage project. The Home Cooked Heritage project has seen children and adults creatively explore the theme of food. The exhibition of archive materials and contemporary responses will tour library galleries before being added back into Nottinghamshire Archives for future food historians to uncover. HERITAGE TALK Home Cooked Heritage Talk Wednesday 10th July, 2.00pm Free, booking advised Adults James Wright is the heritage expert behind the recent project Home Cooked Heritage and has delved into Nottinghamshire Archives in search of interesting food-related stories. As a buildings archaeologist he is ideally suited to reveal the ways food was prepared and served in earlier times. CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Summer Reading Challenge 2019: Space Chase Saturday 13th July to Sunday 8th September Free Ages four to 11 Help super space family The Rockets track down books that have been nabbed by aliens! Inspired by the

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50th anniversary of the first moon landing, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is an out-of-this-world adventure. Children are invited to read six library books of their choice, solving clues and collecting special stickers (including some very stinky ones!) to complete their mission along the way. Can they find the aliens in time to save the day? Find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge at www.inspireculture. org.uk/summerreadingchallenge. The Spark Arts for children in association with Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries present: The Girl Of Ink And Stars Friday 2nd August, 10.30am Library members £3.00, nonlibrary members £6.00 Ages seven and over Booking advised A new play by Satinder Chohan, based on the book by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. A tale of maps, myth and monsters. Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her father once mapped. When a girl from the village disappears into the island’s Forgotten Territories, Isabella and her lifelong friend Pablo go in search of her. Following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself. For beneath the dry rivers and smoky mountains, a fiery legend is stirring from its sleep. The Girl of Ink and Stars is full of myth, magic and map-making – a story about children, their bravery and their curiosity. Code Club Taster Sessions Monday 29th July and Wednesday 14th August 11.00am – 1.00pm Ages eight to 10

Code Club is an introduction to how to make cool games and animations! To find out more visit a taster session. Children and parents are welcome. These sessions are free so sign up at the Library Help Desk! REGULAR FREE EVENTS TAKING 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 on 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 on 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 the ongoing jigsaw.

Royal British Legion Memory Walk & Commemoration Service The Creswell branch of the

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commemoration service will also then be held at 12.30pm. The walk and the service are taking place to remember the Canadian bomber crew that were killed, when their Wellington crashed near to the Creswell

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For more community events visit your local Events directory at www.worksoplife.com

Society of Artists Citizens Advice celebrates 80 years

The Worksop Society of Artists will be holding a demonstration evening at the Cricket Club, Worksop, on Tuesday 16th July, from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. The artist for the evening is Sallyann Bracket and her subject will be ‘Tissue/trace/draw’. This is an interactive demo so take your sketch books, etc. There’s a fee of £4.00 on the door for non-members, refreshments will be available at the interval. If anyone is interested in joining the society, you will be welcome to go along on a Wednesday morning from 9.00am to 12.00pm, to have a look round and chat to fellow artists. The society will be holding its Summer Exhibition and sale of work at Sparken Hill Academy, Sparken Hill, Worksop S80 1AW, from Saturday 27th July to 3rd August. The exhibition is open daily from 10.00am to 4.00pm, with free entry and easy access parking. The preview night will be on Friday 26th July, from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Everyone is welcome to go along and view the exhibition.

Cardiac Support Group Gerald Price from Woodland Trust

gave The Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group a very engaging talk on Friday 7th June. This was the group’s first meeting at their new venue at the Gymnasium, Bassetlaw Hospital, and Gerald was well received. Within a few miles, in any direction, our area is very fortunate to have so much ancient and managed woodland around us. It is a fact that woodlands make up only 13% of the UK land and we must have more than our fair share in Bassetlaw. After the club travelled further afield to Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire lately, it was realised how fortunate we are locally. In May, 68 members of the group and Parkinson’s UK group friends enjoyed a trip to see South Pacific at the Acorn Theatre and many people also enjoyed their visit to Brigg Garden Centre on 12th June. The next meeting will be on Friday 5th July, at Retford Hospital, Collington Suite, at 2.00pm, when the group will welcome back Sam Glasswell to talk about the Mayflower and Pilgrim Fathers. They always look forward to welcoming new members. For further information about the group, please call Chairman Pat Broskom on 01909 562361.

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Citizens Advice Bassetlaw wants

people to be part of the next 80 years of its history by volunteering with them. The Citizens Advice service started almost 80 years ago on 4th September 1939 — the day after the beginning of World War II. As part of Volunteers’ Week, which ran from 1st June to 7th June 2019, Citizens Advice Bassetlaw thanked current volunteers for their contribution and welcomed new recruits to help bring the charity into its next 80 years and continue with its essential work. The volunteers at Citizens Advice Bassetlaw contribute 293 hours each week and last year helped 4,774 people with 10,705 problems, such as debt, housing, benefit and employment issues. Volunteers at Citizens Advice, help in roles such as giving clients’ information and advice, raising funds, keeping the service running smoothly, and helping with the strategic direction of the organisation. The volunteers come from a range of backgrounds and ages to contribute their time and skills to help deliver this important service. The benefits are many and the volunteers increase skills and confidence while meeting new people and making a positive difference to people’s lives. Karen Whitlam, CEO at Citizens Advice Bassetlaw said: “Our volunteers contribute their time and energy to

Anston Male Voice Choir Anston Male Voice Choir will hold its Annual Concert at the Crossing, Worksop, at 7.00pm on Saturday 21st August. In attendance, there will be the hilarious singer and comedienne Judith Hibbert as the special guest. Led by Musical Director Howard Thomas, the choir will be singing a programme from their 2019 repertoire, accompanied on the grand piano by Cynthia Herrington. Judith will be performing her hilarious impersonations of some of our theatrical greats, such as Julie Andrews, Joyce Grenfell, Gracie Fields and many more. The cost of tickets is £9.00 for adults, £8.00 concessions and £5.00 for children and students. Tickets are

make a huge difference to people’s lives and help keep our vital service running. If you’d like to help people in your community, learn new skills, work with a friendly, enthusiastic workforce and can spare a few hours a week, we’d love to hear from you.” If you’re interested in finding out more about volunteering with Citizens Advice Bassetlaw, visit the website www. bassetlawcab.org.uk and contact their Training Officer, Judy Maher on 01909 535536, or email your details to Judy at training@bassetlawcab.org.uk. For more information about Citizens Advice, visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk. For free, confidential, impartial and independent information and advice, contact Citizens Advice Bassetlaw by: • Telephone — 03444 111 444 (available Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 4.00pm). • Webchat — www.citizensadvice. org.uk (available Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 4.00pm) DROP-IN SESSIONS • Worksop office — The Annexe, Queens Building, Potter Street (next to the Savoy Cinema): Monday and Wednesday from 9.30am to 3.00pm and Friday from 9.30am to 1.00pm. • Retford office — 17b The Square: Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00am to 2.00pm. available from Neil, call 01909 773314 or email tickets@anstonmvc.co.uk, and from The Crossing Church and Centre, Worksop S80 2AT on 01909 473375. The choir are actively seeking new members, and all are welcome. They meet almost every Thursday at 7.00pm at South Anston Methodist Church, S25 5DT, for two hours. Most of the money raised through their events is for charity and good causes, with most being currently donated to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice — raising in excess of £6,500 for charities and good causes in 2018 alone. Anyone considering joining can contact the group by email at info@anstonmvc.co.uk, or call 01909 281538.


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Although it is not a term many people will be familiar with, ‘stellar nucleosynthesis’ produced all the elements in the Universe including us. Our understanding of how stars produce it was a major breakthrough made by a group of British astronomers, including Margaret Burbidge who will soon celebrate her 100th birthday. In astronomical circles she is famous for her research, yet despite her great achievements she is a modest hard-working lady who was unfortunately working in a subject area dominated by men. Margaret began her interest in astronomy at the age of four when she was captivated by a sky filled with stars as she and her parents made a night-time ferry crossing to France. Her interest became so intense she was reading advanced astronomy books at the age of 12 and later studied astronomy at University College London. Her graduation in 1939 was a modest affair as Britain was preparing for war. Her wartime years were spent maintaining the university’s observatory, carrying out meticulous observations and fabricating optics for the military. She often recorded V1 flying bombs exploding near the observatory shaking her telescope and interrupting the observations, but she just carried on observing. We now take it almost for granted that the Universe was created in the so called ‘Big Bang’ but during the 1950s it was the ‘Steady State’ theory, the theory of the Universe always existing, that was most popular. But Margaret was convinced that it was the ‘Big Bang’ that formed the Universe. It was at that time a male dominated subject and women were often considered as good data collectors, but not original thinkers, and she was marginalised. But she continued her studies of stellar spectra to find what elements are present in their atmospheres. During her studies she found α Canum Venaticorum, the brightest star in the constellation Canes Venatici. The ‘Hunting Dogs’ contained over 800 times more heavy elements than in our Sun’s atmosphere. Other old Red Giant Stars also showed large amounts of heavy elements, 88 July 2019

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Shining in the shadows James Ince marks a female pioneer’s centenary those heavier than hydrogen and helium. She was convinced that as stars evolve, they produce heavier elements than the source of all the materials we see around us and those of which we are composed. Her husband and others did not share this view originally. However some astronomers, Fred Hoyle and William Fowler, had long proposed that the stars were the source of many heavy elements and invited her to join them to conduct research. The Burbidges went to Cambridge and worked with Hoyle and Fowler and produced a scientific paper in Reviews of Modern Physics which was titled ‘Synthesis of Elements in the Stars’. The paper is now referred to as B²FH, the first letters of each contributor, and is a standard reference for professional astronomers. Evidence mounted supporting the ‘Big Bang’ theory of creation, however many astronomers clung on to the ‘Steady State’ theory including Fred Hoyle. Margaret applied for a position at Mount Wilson Observatory in California, however she was turned down as she was a woman. Some years later, her husband applied for a position at Mount Wilson and he was accepted taking up residence in a cottage away from the main dormitories. It was her husband that did the less

demanding work and smoked cigars as she conducted real research. Later, she was appointed the Director of Royal Greenwich Observatory but not the usual role of Astronomer Royal, which was the norm. Margaret’s later work was on rotating galaxies, galaxy clusters and quasars. These objects, originally known as ‘Quasi-stellar objects’, were most puzzling. They are intensely luminous, however their emission of light is so red shifted they must be extremely distant and receding away from us at incredible speeds. The discovery of quasars and their red shift was the final piece of evidence to debunk the ‘Steady State’ theory. However, Margaret always kept an open mind, never wishing to discount any theory. Always carrying out important studies and making tremendous breakthroughs in our knowledge of the stars, I wish her a happy birthday and thank her for her contributions to astronomy. If you would like to find out more about the stars and the fascinating night sky please contact james.ince1@tiscali. co.uk , 01777 702800, or come along to Bassetlaw Astronomical Society’s friendly fortnightly meetings at the Gateford Primary School, Worksop.


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St John’s Church on Gateford Road, Worksop is 150 years old this August. Completed in 1869, the beautiful grey stone building with its tall spire is one of the town’s key landmarks, and since 1892, its clock has chimed and kept time for local residents. Built to minister to the growing population in the north of the town, it has shared in the joys and sorrows of the community: celebrating marriages, baptising children and offering comfort in funerals. Many people will have memories of attending services, or of involvement with the boys’ and girls’ schools, or other connections like the weekly toddler group. Generations of young people will have developed new skills and friendships through the uniformed groups, or have enjoyed social activities and been introduced to the Christian faith through Sunday School and young people’s groups. For many, the church has opened a door to new life: they have experienced God’s love, forgiveness, friendship and support, and this has motivated

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Group meets every Tuesday at 7.00pm in Whitwell Community Centre and all are welcome. The programme for July is as follows: • 2nd July — The Water Gas Scandal — Cate Goodlad • 9th July — Edith Sitwell — Christine Beavers • 16th July — History of Busking — Dave Mooney • 23rd July — Prosecution of Fellons — Robert Mee

If you have an interest in the arts and would like to learn more, please go along to one of The Arts Society Dukeries’ monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month, except for summer and winter breaks, from 11.00am to 12.00pm. The lectures are held at the Civic Centre, Carlton in Lindrick. The group also has two extra special interest days. You can also partake in their trips out to places of interest and a holiday for members. The next meeting takes place on 90 July 2019

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St John’s Church marks 150 years them to share that love within the community in different ways over the years. Currently the church is known in the town for its Thursday ‘Drop-in’ for those struggling with addiction, homelessness and other issues. To celebrate this important birthday, the church is holding some special events to which all are warmly invited: • Open Church Weekend Saturday 7th July, 10.30am to 2.30pm Sunday 8th July, Morning Service 10.30am to 11.30am, church open until 2.30pm Floral, group and photo displays, refreshments. A quiet space for memories and lighting a candle. • Paul Williams, Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham — Sunday 14th July, 10.30am • Afternoon Birthday Party Saturday 31st August, in the church grounds from 12.00pm Steel band, gospel choir,

teas, bouncy castle, etc • Celebration and Thanksgiving Service Sunday 1st September, 3.00pm Followed by tea • Celebration of Marriage Sunday 15th September, 10.30am An invitation to all who were married at the church • Dr Elaine Storkey Saturday 28th September, 7.30pm Sunday 29th September, 10.30am Past member, international speaker and author, familiar voice on Radio 4 ‘Thought for the day’. PHOTOS If you have photos of events at the church: baptisms, weddings, young people’s activities and would like to share them, the church would love to copy them for their displays. Please deliver them to the church office on Overend Road through the letter box or call in on Fridays from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Email office@worksopstjohn.plus.com.

Whitwell Local History Group • 30th July — Within Site of the Gibbet — Ian Morgan May brought a real variety of talks to the group. Maureen Taylor produced a very visual interpretation of the life of Elizabeth I. Simon Tomson gave a polished and humorous talk on ‘Medieval Life in Lincolnshire’, based on the beautiful images contained in the Lincoln Psalter. Geoff Walker gave a talk on the history of Bakestone Moor from

Arts Society Dukeries Wednesday 3rd July and is entitled ‘Women in the Mauritshuis’. The Mauritshuis Art Museum, at The Hague Gallery, Netherlands, is home to the very best of Dutch golden age painting. This compact, world renowned collection includes Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’, plus several paintings by Rembrandt and other famous Dutch painters. Using some of the masterpieces in the exhibition, the lecture will explore

1789 to the present day, showing how the hamlet has changed through the agricultural and industrial revolutions. Tom Wood gave an intriguing talk on the unexplained, with stories from his life that show that there are many things that happen to us in life that defy the logical explanation, together with a fascination for the number nine. Thanks also to Tom for organising the much-appreciated tour of the Brick Works at Kirton which was followed by lunch at The Alders. not only the roles played by women but also introduce you to some of the artists and the kind of works they produced and the styles they used. Coffee is served from 10.00am and the monthly lecture is from 11.00am to 12.00pm and there is free car parking. For further details on the lecture programme, the study/special interest day or the society, please call Suzanne on 01909 290488 or Gill on 01909 540506 or visit www. theartssociety.org/dukeries.


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