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Welcome to the August 2015

edition of Worksop Life magazine. After experiencing the hottest day on record, we’re looking forward to everything else that summer throws our way. What do you have planned for this holiday season? Great weather, spending time in the garden, family picnics and barbeques, holiday fun, we’ve all got something we’re looking forward to. We want to help you and your family to get the most fun out of August possible and this summer edition of the magazine is jam-packed with activities and ideas for you to enjoy this month to its fullest — no matter what your age! We also have an additional four page guide to extra events taking place this month, especially for the summer holidays, read more on pages 24, 26, 28 and 30. We all love great competitions and we have a great chance to win this month, on page 81 we’ve got FOUR PAIRS of tickets to give away to Whitwell Festival of music — don’t miss your chance to win. If your idea of a fabulous relaxing summer is to do nothing but curl up

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with a great book, then we talk about three classic summer blockbusters on page 60. There have been some changes to benefit those who require care at home; David Coldrick takes us through the positive improvements on page 70. If you’re looking for the perfect pudding for your barbeque or picnic, then look no further than the Baking Bliss recipe on page 46, plus Pippa Greenwood and Rachel Leverton have two different ideas for your garden — plant a totally tropical paradise on page 86, or grow your own on page 90. There’s so much we haven’t been able to mention, but don’t forget you can use the contents opposite to navigate to the articles that interest you, and the index at the back of the magazine to find the best local businesses in the area. Moreover on our website, you will find even more summer fun activities to get involved with We hope you have a great summer and enjoy this month’s magazine.

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while raising money for your local RSPCA Animal Rescue and Adoption Centre. The RSPCA South Yorkshire Centre at Bawtry is holding a sponsored dog walk at Thrybergh County Park on Sunday 30th August at 11.00am. If you would like to take part in the sponsored walk (you can enter with or without a dog) then email for a form or drop into the Animal Centre. The walk is suitable for all ages and is level terrain around a beautiful lake. You and your dog can make new friends and meet some of the lovely dogs who have been adopted over recent years. The RSPCA Animal Centre is on the Great North Road, near Bawtry, DN10 6DE and is open six days a week from 11.00am to 4.00pm (closed Wednesdays). Or keep up to date at www.

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Get bowled over at Whitwell Bowls Club In 2009 Whitwell Bowls Club

moved from Hanger Hill to Butt Hill in Whitwell village, set up a completely new flat green bowling green and it became the only bowling green in the village. It was well supported by local people, and thrived, playing in two fairly local leagues, and becoming quite successful. However, due to age, illness and the loss of some members, numbers have dropped and we really need to increase our numbers. Whitwell Bowls Club is a family orientated, friendly lawn bowls club whose members meet several evenings each week for social bowling sessions through the summer season. As previously mentioned, we also play in two local leagues and as players become more experienced they are invited to become part of the competition teams, but there is no pressure to do this. The

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shows such as TFI Friday for one off specials only brought home how retro the 90s now are. It featured snippets of footage from 20 years ago and showed me grown people who were young children when the show was first aired, which only made me realise how long ago it was. The recent BBC series ‘Back In Time For Dinner’ also had a whole episode dedicated to the food of the 90s and they spoke of the historic nature of things such as Pop Tarts. It is difficult to stomach that your actions are now part of historical national trends. I still fondly remember things such as thumbing through the Encyclopedia Brittanica in order to complete my homework, only having four television channels to watch before the launch of Channel 5 and going to the cinema to watch Titanic far too many times.

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The 16th annual courage awards organised by the Rotary Club of Worksop Dukeries took place in July month at in Worksop Town Hall. This very special lunchtime event recognises the difficulties faced by many families and the great strength and tenacity shown by the young candidates at the awards despite facing overwhelming challenges. Our candidates are nominated by their teachers and are from nine schools and academies in the Worksop, Retford and Tuxford areas. The awards were presented by the Chairman of Bassetlaw District Council, Councillor Gwyneth Jones, together with Rotary

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Rotary Club of Worksop Dukeries host courage awards District Governor, Stephen Lawes. The event was also supported by the Rotary Club of Worksop and the Rotary Club of Retford. The award winners were Amy Womack from Elizabethan Academy, Matthew Mellor and Molly Shaw from Outwood Academy Portland, Ryan Baker from Retford Post-16 Centre, Jack Westwood from St Giles School, Chloe Sindall from St Giles Post-16 Centre, Isobel Skelton and Rebecca Hinchcliffe from Tuxford Academy, Nicholas Kemp from Outwood Academy Valley, Charlotte Kemp from North Notts College and James Williamson from Worksop Post-16 Centre. Our thanks to Truly Scrumptious who supplied the lunch and for the donations from North Notts Arena and Asda in Worksop town centre. The Rotary Club of Worksop Dukeries, a mixed gender club,

hold meetings on the first two Mondays each month. We have a business meeting on the first Monday at BCVS Worksop and on the second Monday we meet at the Worksop Golf Club If you are interested in coming along to meet us and see what we do, please contact our membership secretary Rotarian Jan on 01909 473923 for more information.

Carlton Methodist Church The second meeting of the

newly formed Tuesday Social Group at Carlton in Lindrick Methodist Church took place on Tuesday 14th July. In addition to tabletop games, members enjoyed an afternoon tea. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 11th August. Meetings are always held on the second Tuesday in the

month at the Methodist Church and Centre, High Road, Carlton in Lindrick. If you would like to join us for card games, jigsaws etc or just a good old fashioned chat over a cup of tea you will be made most welcome. There is no charge for attending but there is an optional donation for refreshments.

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Let’s get social! OUR UPDATES • Ice Age games, cave tours and live performances - all part of the Limestone 5Fest @CreswellCrags on Saturday • Lots going on in #Worksop this weekend. Don’t miss the Hawaii-themed summer fair at St John’s School today 12pm-3pm • Curious about sculpture? Find out more at an evening demonstration with #Worksop Society of Artists on 21st July WHAT WE’VE SHARED • RT @FestofFood: @chetnamakan @JohnTorode1 we’re looking forward to having you in our cookery theatre Sunday 20th September at @NTClumberPark • RT @ClearBlueGas: Looking for a professional and reliable heating company? Our reviews on @Checkatrade speak volumes • RT @EMASengagement: Save 12 Worksop

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the date! We’re already excited about Emergency Services Day @NTClumberPark • RT @nottsfire: Our Chief Fire Officer is doing a mammoth fundraising challenge this weekend. 24 drills in 24 hours! ED7107B658C741… • Worksop Life shared Joel - the complete package’s post —Great fundraising idea! A Huge WELL DONE and THANK YOU to Matt and Dean who have been playing pool for 24hours at Breakers in Worksop. What a huge achievement and they must be shattered! Xxx • Worksop Life shared Shireoaks Carnival’s post — Don’t miss the Shireoaks Carnival tomorrow. Some more fantastic scarecrows,

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Ride+Stride for churches

What do you think about the idea of riding or walking round local churches on Saturday 13th September and raising money through sponsorship to help them fund repairs and upkeep? Money raised is shared equally with Nottinghamshire Historic Churches Trust and your named church or chapel. The Trust gives grants to Christian churches and chapels for essential restoration and repairs, which encourage the raising of often daunting sums of money needed for such work. The Ride+Stride raises a significant amount of the Trust’s income, and is a great way to see some interesting places and take some exercise, on a bike or even a horse! Striders, wheelchair users and pushchair pushers can join in. Stewards at the open churches can raise sponsorship for the hours they are on duty, or those who give the churchyard a good tidy-up, or the church/chapel an ‘autumn clean’ after the summer. Serving refreshment is always welcome! Information, sponsor forms and lists of participating churches can be obtained from Keith Goodman on 0115 972 6590 or

Teacher & student recognised at community awards A teacher and

students from Worksop’s North Notts College were both recognised with Greenwood Community Awards in July at Rufford Country Park, Ollerton. Greenwood Partnership Board Chair, Councillor John Knight presented the awards to community groups and individual volunteers, for outstanding contribution towards improving the environment. Leader Dawn Meakin was recognised for going above and beyond her duties when organising and leading tasks on green spaces owned and managed by the Forestry Commission. Amy Chandler, from the Forestry Commission, said: “Dawn has a passion for being outside and she wants to pass that onto the students. She does a great job and always encourages them to try their best.” North Notts College’s land based students were also honoured with the Young Team Award for their work at Rufford Country Park. Ranger Steph Hancock nominated the group and said: “The Rangers could not have thought, or even dreamt of attempting

some of the tasks that the students completed. Every task has been undertaken with enthusiasm, a good sense of humour and an extremely high standard of workmanship.” 130 guests enjoyed a review of achievements by volunteers and organisations presented by Colin Barson, Chair of the Friends of Greenwood Community Forum. A total of twelve awards were presented on the night to volunteers from all areas of Greenwood and included awards for individuals and teams of all ages and abilities who take part in conservation tasks or work behind the scenes. Nominations had been received from groups and organisations for environmental work carried out over the last year working towards the creation of Greenwood, Nottinghamshire’s Community Forest.


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50 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU’RE 11 ¾ 27th July to 30th August Rangers will be leading ‘50 Things’ walks each day at 11.00am and then again at 2.00pm. So try out a selection of the activities with them and then pick up one of the trail leaflets to have a go on your own. FREE £6.80 per car Clumber Park, Worksop S80 3AZ 01909 511078 uk/clumber-park RECORD BREAKER CHALLENGE 28th, 30th July, 11th, 13th, 18th, 25th, 27th August and 1st September 11.00am Take part in some of the Library’s special challenges and see if you can get your name in Worksop Library's Book of Record Breakers. FREE ENTRY Worksop Library, S80 2BP 01909 535353 RECORD BREAKER CHALLENGE Tuesday 28th July 10.00am –12.00pm Archery 12.30pm –2.30pm Dodgeball Visit these sports sessions to have a go at a new sport, practice your skills and to meet friends for some friendly competition. £1 –£2 per child Centre for Sports and Learning (CSL), Shrewsbury Road, Manton, S80 2TU 01909 473078 24 Worksop

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DAYS OUT Schools out and the summer holidays are here — there’s so

much happening locally that we are sure you’ll find something to keep everyone entertained without having to travel very far! Don’t forget to visit our website during the summer too as we’ll keep adding new events to our calendar too and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates; @worksoplife and

Find more online at MULTI SPORT SESSIONS (GIRLS AGED UNDER 15) 28th July, 4th, 18th August and 1st September) 11.00am –1.00pm Fun, introductory sessions to sports including football, basketball, netball, rugby, cricket, dodgeball, athletics and more. To take part, simply turn up in suitable clothing and footwear and get involved. £4 per session North Notts Arena, S80 1QS 01909 480164

SPORTS SESSIONS Wednesday 29th July 10.00am – 12.00pm Cricket 12.30pm – 2.30pm Lacrosse Visit these sports sessions to have a go at a new sport, practice your skills and to meet friends for some friendly competition. £1 – £2 per child Centre for Sports and Learning (CSL), Shrewsbury Road, Manton, S80 2TU 01909 473078 │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565

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Come and join us for a jam packed summer of activities in Bassetlaw! Activities will be running from Monday 20th July – Sunday 30th August

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PIRATES AND PRINCESSES Wednesday 29th July 10.00am – 12.00pm Join staff and volunteers from Bassetlaw Children’s Centres for fun and games at a Pirates and Princesses Party. FREE ENTRY Rhodesia Play Park, S80 3HZ 01909 488220

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FLOWER ARTS CRAFT SESSIONS 29th and 30th July 11.00am –3.00pm Make and take flower themed crafts to celebrate the Crags’ temporary Mrs Delany exhibition. Have a go at dandelion dish brushes and much more. £3 per child (£5 holiday pass available) Crags Road, Welbeck S80 3LH 01909 720378 WILDLIFE DROP IN 29th July, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th August 10.30am – 11.30am 1.00pm – 2.00pm

enjoy this classic tale with all the family. Adults £12.50, Children £7.00 Crags Road, Welbeck S80 3LH 01909 720378 PIRATES AND PRINCESSES Friday 31st July 10.00am-12.00pm Join staff and volunteers from Bassetlaw Children’s Centres for fun and games at a Pirates and Princesses Party.

Pick up a wildlife kit and join the team for a wildlife session which will encourage you to explore what is on offer at the reserve.

FREE ENTRY Raymoth Lane Play Park 01909 488220

£3 per child Idle Valley Nature Reserve DN22 8SG 01777 713945

GYMNASTICS Friday 31st July 7th, 14th & 21st August 12.30pm - 2.30pm

TREASURE ISLAND Thursday 30th July 7.00pm (gates open 6.00pm)

Various gymnastics equipment will be available and a coach will be on hand to guide you through some popular gymnastics work.

The Pantaloons Theatre Company bring Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island to life in a vibrant open air performance. Take a picnic and something to sit on and

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CIRCUS ACTIVITIES Friday 31st July from 10.00am Join staff and volunteers from Bassetlaw Children’s Centres for a circus-themed play session. FREE ENTRY The Canch, Memorial Avenue, Worksop 01909 511321 A BOY AND A BEAR IN A BOAT Saturday 1st August 11.00am A brand new play based on the award winning book about a boy and a bear who go to sea equipped with a suitcase, a comic book and a ukulele. A brilliantly funny play tells the story of their memorable friendship. For families and children aged 5 to 9. Booking is advised. £2 per child (library members) £4 (non members) Worksop Library, S80 2BP popuptheatre/boybearboat 01909 535353 │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565

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THE THREE MUSKETEERS 2nd August 6.00pm Comedy suitable for all ages. Adults £16 Children £10, Family £45 Thoresby Lawns, Thoresby Park, near Ollerton, NG22 9EP 01623 822009 LEGO LINKS Tuesday 4th August 1.00pm-3.00pm A Lego session led by Bassetlaw Play Forum. FREE ENTRY Worksop Library, S80 2BP 01909 535353 STORIES AND RHYMES Tuesday 4th August from 1.00pm Join staff and volunteers from Bassetlaw Children’s Centres for singing and dancing fun. FREE ENTRY Rainbow Park, Shrewsbury Road, Manton, S80 2TU 01909 511321

DAYS OUT Find more online at SUMMER SAFETY ROADSHOW Thursday 6th August 12.00pm – 3.00pm Join Worksop firefighters, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Notts Road Safety, Ambulance Heritage Society, Notts Police and St John Ambulance for fun and education in the library — with hands on activities. Various emergency vehicles will be on site — don’t forget your camera! FREE ENTRY Worksop Library, S80 2BP 01909 535353 GRASSES AND WILDLIFE MEADOW WEEKEND 8th and 9th August 10.00am – 3.00pm

Decoupage is the art of using layered coloured paper to decorate objects and we're having a go at this traditional craft technique to celebrate the Crags’ temporary Mrs Delany exhibition.

Visit Idle Valley Nature Reserve and discover more about the meadows and grasslands on the reserve. There will be drop-in activities and displays suitable for all ages and interests, including trails and activity sheets and the chance to meet the conservation cows and flock who are fond of the reserve’s tasty grass.

£3 per child (£5 holiday pass available) Crags Road, Welbeck S80 3LH 01909 720378

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WILD KIDS! Sunday 9th August 11.00am – 12.00pm 1.00pm – 2.00pm Led by the reserve education team, this session is wild and fun for all the family to enjoy. £3 per child Idle Valley Nature Reserve, DN22 8SG 01777 713945 POLAR EXPLORERS HOLIDAY CLUB 10th August to 14th August 10.00am – 1.00pm Fun and games with a Christian theme for children aged six to 12. Places must be pre-booked. £2 per child (including refreshments) Christ Church, Thievesdale Close 01909 530127 FOOTBALL Monday 10th August 10.00am – 12.00pm Enjoy a friendly kickabout and the opportunity to polish your skills with a football coach. £1 – £2 per child CSL, Shrewsbury Road, Manton 01909 473078 │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565


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MINI TOTS Monday 10th August from 1.00pm Join staff and volunteers from Bassetlaw Children’s Centres for fun and games for younger children. FREE ENTRY Rainbow Park, Shrewsbury Road, Manton 01909 511321 FOREST SCHOOL EXPERIENCE Tuesday 11th August from 1.00pm Join staff and volunteers from Bassetlaw Children’s Centres for fun and games. Meet in Manton Club Car Park. FREE ENTRY Manton Woods 01909 511321 ICE AGE MASKS CRAFT SESSIONS 12th and 13th August 11.00am – 3.00pm Make masks of all the animals that made Creswell Crags their home in the last Ice Age and take them home with you. £3 per child (£5 holiday pass available) Crags Road, Welbeck S80 3LH 01909 720378 SPORTS SESSIONS Thursday 13th August 10.00am – 12.00pm Tennis 12.30pm – 2.30pm Cheerleading Visit these sports sessions to have a go at a new sport, practice your skills and to meet friends for some friendly competition. £1 – £2 per child CSL, Shrewsbury Road, Manton 01909 473078 30 Worksop

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DAYS OUT Find more online at SUMMER FUN 13th August 10.00am – 12.00pm Join staff and volunteers from Bassetlaw Children’s Centres for a two hour play session FREE ENTRY Sandy Lane Park 01909 488220 BIRD WALK Sunday 16th August 9.30am– 11.30am Join a local bird enthusiast for a walk around Idle Valley Nature Reserve. Please take binoculars and suitable footwear, FREE ENTRY Idle Valley Nature Reserve, DN22 8SG 01777 713945 ILLYRIA OUTDOOR THEATRE: THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE Sunday 16th August 6.30pm Bored of chores, the apprentice waves a wand and a broom magically fetches water. But he can't find a spell to make it stop. In desperation he saws it in half - and everything rapidly spirals out of control... Take your own seating/rug, warm

clothes and picnic and enjoy this outdoor performance. Hot drinks will be available. Gates open at 6.00pm and booking is essential. Adults £14.50 Children £9.50 Family £38.50 Clumber Park, S80 3AZ 0844 249 1895. PLAY AFTERNOON Tuesday 18th August from 1.00pm Join staff and volunteers from Bassetlaw Children’s Centres for an afternoon of fun and games. FREE ENTRY Prospect Play Park, S80 3HZ 01909 511321 FLOWER ARTS CRAFT SESSIONS 19th and 20th July 11.00am – 3.00pm Make and take flower themed crafts to celebrate the Crags’ temporary Mrs Delany exhibition. Visit anytime between 11.00am and 3.00pm to have a go at dandelion dish brushes and much more. £3 per child (£5 holiday pass available) Crags Road, Welbeck S80 3LH 01909 720378 │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565

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Famous garden opens its doors If you fancy spending time in

a local garden that has appeared on Gardener’s World and in the national press, then mark Saturday 8th August on your calendar when Mr and Mrs Grindle will open their garden to the public. Between 12.00pm and 6.00pm the garden at 132 Doncaster Road, Tickhill, will be open with entrance fee of £3.50 per person which includes refreshments. All proceeds will be donated to St Mary’s Parish Church, Isabella Reynolds and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. Parking will be available at Eastfield Farm, opposite the open garden.

Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group The July meeting of Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group took place at Retford Hospital and welcomed Jessica Cliff, Practice Manager at a local GP surgery who gave a very informative and interesting talk. The presentation was enjoyed by 30 members of the group, who learned about the many challenges of the role and how a busy practice runs smoothly. The group summer outing to Skegness proved very popular. The next meeting is on Friday 7th August at Bassetlaw Hospital Post-Grad Centre at 2.30pm, when the guest speaker will be Nichole Huthwaite speaking about hypnotherapy and its many benefits. New members are always welcome at any of the Group meetings. Call 01909 730629 for further information. 34 Worksop

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Derbyshire Federation of WIs Eisteddfod Members of the De Rodes

group of WIs have taken part in heats for the Derbyshire Federation WI’s Eisteddfod to celebrate the Centenary of the WI in England and Wales - an Eisteddfod, because the very first WI was formed in Wales. The first heat was held in Federation House in Derby and the second much nearer to home at Stavely Methodist Church. Members from Barlborough and Clowne, Beighton, Old Brampton, Bolsover, Wingerworth, Mosborough, Walton and Whitwell and District WIs took part in a variety of activities including poetry

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being asked to take a can of food with them when they see the latest performance by performing arts school Detail Dance Company. A cast of all ages will present ‘The Invention of Baked Beans’, an original musical written by school principal Georgina Rixon, at the Mansfield Palace Theatre from Tuesday 8th to

Parkinson’s UK The July meeting of Bassetlaw Branch Parkinson’s UK saw three new members join the Branch to a warm welcome. Membership continues to grow as more people become aware of the friendship, help and support available locally for Parkinson’s patients. We firmly believe no-one should be alone or isolated, because there is life to be enjoyed despite

recital, solo dance, solo singing, group dance, group singing, drama and debating skills. What a great evening this was and what great talent we have in all our local WIs. Saturday 12th September at 7.00pm. The message behind the piece is that we should be grateful for every day. The charities being supported are Framework and The Beacon Project and the food brought to performances by the audience will be collected as part of the show and donated to the charities for food banks and kitchens. The performing arts school is based on the Welbeck Estate and each year its members raise funds for different charities whilst at the same time performing a quality production. Tickets cost £9.50 and £8.50 and concessions are available. They can be bought by visiting or calling Jo Rixon on 01623 846510. some of the difficulties Parkinson’s can cause. The guest speaker was Jill Hardy who gave a very interesting talk about the benefits of acupuncture and then a lively question time followed. The Branch summer outing was to Skegness and plans are being made for the autumn programme. The next meeting, on Tuesday 4th August, will see Linda Davy entertaining us with her “Tea-time Tales”. For more information, please call Chris on 01909 730629. │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565


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Nottinghamshire Rural Support may suggest a trained professional to help resolve a problem. We work in partnership with existing agencies such as Lincolnshire Rural Support Network (LRSN), The Royal Agriculture Benevolent Institution (RABI), and The Farming Community Network (FCN) and with local health care professionals to provide appropriate coordinated assistance to farmers. Along with Lincolnshire Rural Support Network we also provide all farmers and their staff attending Newark Livestock Market a free health screening clinic with a trained nurse. Since opening in Newark Market statistics show more than 300 Nottinghamshire farmers and their staff have received advice or basic

health tests for diabetes or blood pressure. As well as the Livestock Market we can also help with animal health and welfare issues, complying with paperwork, especially DEFRA and BCMS, income crisis often related to a poor harvest or livestock performance, cash flow and debt management, family issues or breakdown and state benefit entitlements. If you are a Nottinghamshire farmer, family member or work in the rural community or know someone that is who may need our help please call our dedicated helpline on 0800 1381710, visit or search for Nottinghamshire Rural Support on Facebook.

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V is for Victorian

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mixed with abandon. The main ‘Battle of the Styles’, however, was between ‘Greek’, (in other words, all types of classical architecture and decoration), and ‘Gothic’ (more or less any style reminiscent of Olde Englande). The main ingredients for Victorian living were not so far from where we are today, give or take a tweak in colour and pattern. Tiled hallways and polished, dark wood floors with a central rug featuring large, bold patterns set the scene, while patterned wallpaper was de rigueur. Wooden furniture was dark, solid and often very large, but we would recognise much of

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it, from dressers and dining tables to sideboards and writing desks. Upholstered seating was the major development from the preceding Georgian era. Coil springing had been invented in the 1820s, and Victorian sofas and chairs featured deep buttons and comfortable, curving shapes. Metal bedsteads were introduced to Britons at the Great Exhibition of 1851 — and have changed little in style ever since. As far as colour choices went, the Victorians loved anything rich, deep and vivid. These hues worked well with the dark brown furniture that predominated, but are best used judiciously today. That said, they can be most attractive in the right place: deep shades, such as crimson, claret, bottle green, sharp yellow, purple, mahogany, terracotta and Prussian blue, were preferred for sitting rooms, dining rooms and studies; paler and fresher hues were considered to be more suitable for bedrooms. Lighting has, of course, altered a great deal in the last 150 years or so. When Victoria came to the throne, oil and candle lamps were the only form of lighting in most homes, but during her reign the first ► │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565

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V is for Victorian ◄ gas lighting was developed and then, at the very end of the 19th century, early electricity. There were a great many elaborate and ornamental styles of lamp, including swan-necked brass wall lights, flowershaped glass shades and china lamps covered with floral sprigs. The Victorian middle-class kitchen, used only by servants, was a very plain room, equipped with freestanding tables, with the sink in an adjacent scullery. And the bathroom only came into being as a separate room in the 1870s. Along with indoor bathrooms came distinctive sanitaryware — large, often colourfully decorated basins, and enamelled roll-top baths on ball and claw or scroll feet, much of which can be found in reproduction form for those

with spacious enough rooms. Because Victorians considered bare rooms to be in poor taste, their houses were filled knick knacks, objets d’art and collections, some of which are right on-trend today? Other Victorian accessories have

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Set for summer fun with Carlton WI Activities at Carlton WI have

been many and varied this year so far, and the remainder of 2015 continues in the same vein. Our July meeting at the Parish Centre on Church Lane was well attended and we welcomed two new members. Our speaker for the evening was Geoff Cox, former manager of Worksop’s Woolworths store. Geoff was a mine of information on Woolworths from its inception to demise — a fascinating subject. Later this month we meet at Christine Clark’s house for our now traditional summer lunch party and in August fellow member Lesley Chrispin welcomes us to a barbecue in her garden. Let’s hope the weather stays fine! Our ‘normal’ August meeting will be held on Thursday 13th at the Parish Centre, when our guest speaker will talk to us about ‘flowers for bees and other insects’. The Walking Group continue to meet on Mondays on The Green at 9.15am, the Luncheon Club will next dine out at the Old School Tea Rooms at Carburton and the Gardening Group are visiting the garden and allotment of Carlton resident and expert gardener Barbara Shelley. If you would like more information about Carlton WI please call 01909 731727.

Improving weather has allowed Welbeck Abbey Bowls Club to keep on playing with mixed success — drawing the first leg match against Mansfield Brewery, leaving Welbeck point and losing to Worksop Bowls with a large deficit and just 12 points behind Mansfield Bowls club on the first leg. One of the club’s highlights is the annual Ladies v Gents match, when once again the gents were victorious but only by a small margin, next year will be one to watch. 44 Worksop

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A busy year for Worksop Rotary Club

Jointly with Dukeries Club, Worksop Rotary Club raised £1,400 at the Welbeck Fun Run in May. During the month, Bob Ilett gave an interesting talk on the battles of the Ypres Salient during World War I and Jenny Johnson gave a talk on the Worksop couple, David Osinsky and Sissy Marks, forbears of Sir Montague Burton; a very well researched talk enjoyed by all. Also in May, representatives of Outwood Academy Portland attended the meeting for the presentation of a cheque for £600 for the purchase of new music stands. The President for the next Rotary Year — Frank Abel and his team - outlined their proposals for the coming year and the Club celebrated the 90th birthday of one of our members, Jim Stocks, who is active in the Live at Home Charity. We look forward to his 100th! The Annual District Golf Day in early June was the first event on a busy calendar. We didn’t have a winning score, but this was a very enjoyable day. On 16th June our guest speaker, Robert Saker, talked about his charitable organisation in Beirut. The rise of Islam and ISIS are a challenge for Europe’s ‘Open Door’; policy and are causing many social problems. On 22nd June, together with Retford Club and Worksop Dukeries Club, the Children’s Courage Awards took place at Worksop Town Hall. Awards were presented to ten students by Councillor Gwyneth Jones, Chair of Bassetlaw District Council and Rotary District Governor, Stephen Lawes.

Many heart warming stories of individual courage and dedication were shared. On 23rd June, some 34 members and guests welcomed Rotarian Peter Swinscoe MBE to talk about his work with Jaipur Limb project. For only £30, prosthetic limbs are produced out of cheap raw materials — drainpipes, timber off-cuts and scrap metal. Limbs are customised to individual recipients needs and offered free of charge via ‘pop-up’ clinics. A very moving video was shown of comedian Paul Merton visiting one of the camps. The club is hoping to give financial help to the charity in the next Rotary Year. Worksop Rotary were honoured to receive the Rotary District Trophy for Rotary Service, presented by past District Governor, Peter Swinscoe MBE and on 30th June saw the installation of the new President for the next Rotary Year: Frank Abel. We wish him every success. Worksop Rotary meets every Tuesday evening from 7.00pm at The Lion Hotel, Worksop. All are welcome so come along and meet us and listen to our inspiring speakers.

Welbeck Abbey Bowls Club On Sunday 14th June members competed for the Walter Anderson Cup (this is a pairs KO). A good turnout ended with refreshments organised by Kath Goodwin and was won by Marjorie Zillwood and Paul Lindley. The Cuckney Festival attracted some interest with several people having a go. On the Wednesday, Welbeck played the second leg

against Mansfield Brewery and on Friday 10th July the final leg was played against Worksop; in future this match will be a trophy match so strict rules will apply. Welbeck would love to welcome you to visit our club. Membership is limited so call Maureen on 01909 477744 to secure a place. You can find out more by visiting │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565

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Welcome to the August edition of Baking Bliss, and the

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake INGREDIENTS For the topping • 50g softened butter • 50g light soft brown sugar • 7 pineapples rings in syrup, drained • 2tbsp pineapple syrup • Glacé cherries For the cake • 100g softened butter • 100g golden caster sugar • 100g self-raising flour • 1 tsp baking powder • 1 tsp vanilla extract • 2 eggs

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Charity raffle The summer afternoon event recently held in the Courtyard of Hodsock Priory was a very successful afternoon, raising over £500 to help the orphan children and the poor in Father Showry’s Diocese in South India. The winners of the raffle were: • 241-245 — Dinner/tea service — Ella Martindale • 221-225 — Sewing Basket — Fiona • 251-255 — Toiletries — J Perkins • 111-115 — £10 voucher — Mrs Davis • 171-175 — Chocolates — James • 216-220 — Toiletries — Jim • 286-290 — £10 voucher — Wendy Special thanks to George Buchanan who let organisers host the event in the courtyard of the Priory and also to all the helpers, people who came and supported the event and people who gave raffle prizes and items for the stalls. The next event will be the Christmas Coffee Morning at the Grey Horses in Carlton in Lindrick on Saturday 7th November.

Craft & Gift Fair Enjoy a great day out on

Saturday 15th August at Bassetlaw Museum, Grove Street, Retford. There will be a multitude of craft and gift stalls, a raffle, tea and coffee, cakes, and ice cream at a fair in support of local voluntary group DASH, a self-help organisation for those experiencing depression and anxiety. The fair will be open from 11.00am to 4.00pm and admission is free. For more information on this event please email Jill Johnson on jill@kraftykatz. or text her on 07779 412091.

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Brownies out in the wild for ‘...Get Me Out Of Here’ inspired badge Children from the

5th Worksop Methodist Brownies went on Pack Holiday for a weekend to Whitley Woods in Sheffield to complete the I’m A Brownie Get Me Out Of Here badge, designed by their Tawny Owl Rebecca Dilks. While they were there we did lots of exciting things including pond dipping, bush tucker trials, bug themed baking, creepy crawly crafts and making edible dirt among other things. Sainsbury’s Worksop were kind enough to donate the bush tucker trial delicacies, including Pickled Caterpillars (Gherkins) and Monkey Snot (cold mushy peas) as well as donating the ingredients for making edible dirt which was tasty! The pack has also been helping to raise money for the Children’s Ward at Bassetlaw Hospital — the charity was chosen by the children themselves and they were determined to raise lots of money for such a good cause. They organised a coffee evening with various stalls offering games for guests to have a go at. These included Play Your Cards Right, Buzz the Wire, Guess

the Sweets in the Jar and Make your own Minion Biscuit. Their Tawny Owl even made lots of tasty treats to sell including fudge and chocolate truffles! In total £152 was raised, beating last year’s coffee evening total. The Brownies would like to thank the Worksop Trefoil Guild and all their friends and relatives for helping to make the evening such a success. It’s soon time for the summer holidays and after a busy few weeks the girls are certainly ready for a break — although they have been tasked with trying to complete badges independently over the summer! You can keep track of their adventures at www.5thworksopmethodistbrownies.

Community Transport trips

More dates have been added to this year’s calendar of day trips run by the Bassetlaw Community Transport scheme. The minibus will pick you up, at a specified time from 8.30am throughout Bassetlaw, from your home for an enjoyable day out. The events organised are:

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The summer is now in full swing and the community archaeology season is well underway. This month is a review of the two local digs I attended during a well needed fortnight’s holiday. For the first week I joined Nottinghamshire County Council’s archaeology team at Rufford Abbey. This is part of an ongoing programme to understand the history of the abbey, and later manor house, and how much of the original structures remain in situ. This dig centred around an old water course which runs through the sculpture park to the south-east of the house, thought to be the original course of Rainworth Water. Optimism was great from the start, when arriving on site we were met with three impressive stone walls already visible. The south facing wall had two sluices for water with dates 1751 and 1982 on them and a strange stone feature below one of them. We started the day by clearing loose soil from the side of the wall before trowelling lower down to help determine how deep the structure went. We then split into different groups to look into different aspects of the site and I started to clear up the stone feature to see exactly what it was. This turned out to be a curious object; six sided, made of sandstone and smashed into many pieces whilst in situ. There was a five sided star shape like a rose in the centre surrounded by a circular ‘u’ shaped bowl around the outer edge. I was lucky that this part of the site was in shade during the day as temperatures soon soared and we witnessed the hottest July day on record! The rest of the week I cleared out the water channel of spoil and carefully cut a profile in the culvert to map out the layers of silt which had built up through the centuries. A thunder storm on Wednesday brought an early end to the day as trees, people and lightning becomes a health and safety nightmare! As typical on Time Team the last day brought a sudden change to the layers in the culvert as the second layer down became three distinct layers meaning I needed to redraw 52 Worksop

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Community archaeology David Cook gets his hands dirty at Rufford Abbey my previous plan. The highest of these layers was a dense, hard black clay layer above a similar layer with large pebbles and sandstone, the bottom was a brown layer which contained more sand and quite loose in structure. Monday brought a return to the site to clear up a portion of stonework and record it via photography. During the afternoon we needed to get a precise location for the site so we walked up to an existing known point and, using an Electronic Distance Measuring (EDM), took several reference points through the scenery to reach the other trenches. This practice is easy as the machines computer takes care of all the calculations so we only

needed to worry about getting it level. On Tuesday I joined the dig at St. Johns Palace, Clipstone on another community archaeology event, run by Mercian Archaeology Services CIC. This dig had been arranged as part of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta by King John. In order to get a better understanding of the site boundaries, and how the distribution of finds are scattered over the site, we created test pits at 10 metre intervals along the northern side of the site and dug to 25cm depth (we needed to be precise as this was the depth of the last ploughing on site). The site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument so these pits are essential before ► │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565

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excavations; a sturdy four inch trowel, mini mattock, ash shovel, metal tape measure, churn brush and plastic bucket are ideal starting equipment and are relatively cheap to purchase. Friday was a busy day during the morning at Clipstone. We finished the last of the 10m spaced test pits and began work on intermediate pitting in order to consolidate a more precise concentration of finds sheet. During the afternoon I popped over to Rufford to see how the students had done. The excavation in the second trench was now quite deep and the trench I had worked in was complete except for a scale drawing of the western wall. This drawing was quite complicated due to the odd shaped rocks used and their loose positioning in the wall which necessitated some precarious positioning in order to get accurate length and depth measurements! King Johns Palace was open to the


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A memorable month for Barlborough & Clowne WI June was a memorable month

for a number of members of Barlborough and Clowne WI. 2015 is the centenary year for the WI in England and Wales and as part of the celebrations several members were lucky enough to be selected to attend a special Royal Garden Party Buckingham Palace on 2nd June. On 4th June delegates and observers from our WI attended the WI Centenary AGM at the Albert Hall in London and the event was streamed live to various venues around the country. Many of our members attended live streamings at both Cineworld, Chesterfield and the Savoy cinema in Worksop. At our meeting on Thursday 18th June, the members who attended these events decided it would be a great opportunity to wear their ‘posh’ outfits one more time as reports of all the events were read out to those unable to attend. Why not come along to one of our monthly meetings? Barlborough and Clowne WI meet on the third Thursday evening of every month at 7.30pm in The Little School Room, Barlborough.

As part of the Centennial Celebrations this year the Nottinghamshire Federation of WIs held a Flower Festival at Newstead Abbey at the end of June — the WI theme being “Inspiring Women”. All Nottinghamshire WIs were encouraged to participate and Worksop WI chose Elizabeth Fry as their subject. The event was a great success with some fantastic interpretations of famous women through the ages and from all walks of life. At our July meeting speaker Stephen Merrick spoke of his work with the Ambulance Service over the past 40 years and the changes made to give us the service we have today. He also demonstrated several uses of the triangular bandage to support injured limbs and other injuries.

Gospel at The Crossing, Worksop Gospel singer and songwriter

Philippa Hanna will perform at The Crossing Church in Worksop on Saturday 5th September at 7.30pm

Society of Artists Summer Exhibition Worksop Society of Artists

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Great fun was had, as members were encouraged to practice their bandaging skills on one another! Plans to visit the WI Centenary Fair in Harrogate in early September are now being finalised, together with our August outing to Rufford Park for a stroll around the lake. Information on new courses and events is beginning to come through for September onwards. A busy and exciting year — you could be part of it too! Why not give us a try? Worksop WI meets on the first Thursday in every month at the Cricket Club in Worksop from 1.45pm. There are over 50 members at the moment and everyone will make you most welcome. We now have a facebook page so please take a look and see just what we do

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A good read LEISURE

Summer is the time for the great cinematic

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JURASSIC PARK Michael Crichton We’ve just taken an ill-fated trip to Jurassic World this summer, but why not read the original and best? Michael Crichton wrote his cautionary tale about what happens when scientists mess around with dino DNA way back in 1990, and the

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Explore Worksop’s pub heritage Join library staff for a guided tour of the local area which will visit several of Worksop’s old pubs or the sites where they once stood, on Wednesday 12th

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will be showing a film in August and September about the men and boys who enlisted to fight for their country in World War I between 1914 and 1918. Over 10% of the village’s population joined and were conscripted, 45 men losing their lives from the parish. The film begins at the top of Barlborough St James Church tower, viewing the Parish of Barlborough and then proceeds around the area showing where the men lived and worked. It tells of the circumstances of the brave men’s deaths and also of who and why they were decorated with military honours. The Silver Wound Badge, Military Medal, Croix de Guerre, Military Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Distinguished Service Order, Meritorious Service Medal and the Victoria Cross were all awarded to our heroes. Barlborough Parish included

Spinkhill, Beighton Fields, Barbers Row, Low Common and New Barlborough prior to 1935 when the boundaries changed. The film gives historical facts of ancient homes and families along the way which include the Bowdon of Beighton Fields, Pole of Park Hall and Locker Lampson of Barlborough Hall. These families all had military backgrounds, staff who enlisted and unfortunately loss their own family members. Visit the centre and spend 50 minutes acquiring an insight into their lives before, during and after the Great War. Individuals, small groups and societies are catered for. Reserve a place by calling the Heritage Centre on 01246 810100 or email tony.barlboroughrc@live. The Centre is open from 9.00am to 2.00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 9.00am to 12.00pm on Saturdays.

Supermarket’s fundraising for hospice August from 2.00pm to 3.30pm. The tour is free but places are limited, so booking is essential by calling the library on 01909 535353 or by email worksop.library@nottscc. In the event of bad weather, this will be a virtual tour/presentation in the library’s meeting room. Also at the library in August, is an Old Inns of Worksop Exhibition, in the first floor gallery during library opening hours from 12th August to 28th September. This free exhibition, featuring photographs and information from the library’s Local Studies collection, unveils pubs of Worksop’s past, whether long gone or still standing. Following this theme, in September there will be an illustrated talk by Dave Pickersgill and John Stocks titled The Worksop and Retford Brewery Company. Details will follow or find out more by calling the library on 01909 535353. 62 Worksop

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Sainsbury’s Worksop has

raised £3,712.56 for Bassetlaw Hospice, as part of the Local Charity of the Year scheme. The charity provides palliative care for patients who have been diagnosed with cancer or a progressive long term condition. It exists to support the patient and their families to achieve the best quality of life. The group was chosen by customers and colleagues last June and has received support from the store for the past year. Activities have included tombolas, a very popular second hand book stall, gift wrapping and many other things. Mark Finnerty, Store Manager of Sainsbury’s Worksop, said: “We’ve had an excellent year supporting Bassetlaw Hospice, our customers and colleagues have got involved with a number of fundraising activities. We’d like to thank everyone at Bassetlaw Hospice for making it such

a brilliant partnership and wish them the best of luck for the future.” Rebecca Dilks, PR Ambassador at Sainsbury’s Worksop added: “We hope our fundraising total has made a difference to the hospice; we understand it is being used to purchase new mattresses with special air technology. Our support for Bassetlaw Hospice will be continuing in some ways; we will be recycling any waste flowers to decorate the hospice and providing them with our magazines regularly.” The new local charity of the year at Sainsbury’s Worksop has now been finalised as JOEL: The Complete Package after a period of customer voting. │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565

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Don’t be a drip... HEALTH

Chanel Hosfield discusses the benefits of keeping hydrated

as well as water. A refreshing salad goes with most dishes or you could even make your own coleslaw — with or without the mayonnaise.

up, it is more important than ever to stay hydrated. You can’t survive without water and it is essential for you to function properly. It is drilled into us that we should be drinking eight classes of water each day. Many argue that is an outdated rule and we need to focus on the amount of fluid necessary to sustain our activity levels and individual needs. But, is drinking water all there is to staying hydrated during the day and suppling your body with the fuel it needs to stay fit and healthy. Water is the obvious choice, and the healthiest option, but, fuelling your body should not become a laborious task and, as with everything, a few treats and something a little different can help to keep you interested and enjoy essential tasks too! So, as well as reaching for the water bottle why not look to other hydration tips too?

LIQUIDS IN FOODS According to The British Dietetic Association, approximately 20 to 30 percent of our water intake comes from food every day. Meals such as soup and yoghurt have a high water content and can be made with so many different flavours that your menu does not become boring and monotonous. Much research claims that British adults do not realise that water in food counts towards their water intake, but with a little planning it is simple to include water-rich foods into your diet. Vegetables make appealing soups and berries are delicious eaten with yoghurt so you can combine these top two tips for hydration! You could also add some lettuce leaves to your sandwiches or use them as an alternative to bread in taco wraps. Beans, such as kidney and pinto, are also high.

PART OF YOUR FIVE A DAY Fruit and vegetables are packed full of liquid — why not chop some up and add it to your water, eat it raw or cooked or even make your own smoothie. Be aware of the sugar content of many of these as fruit especially can contain a lot of natural sugar. Try varieties of lettuces, cucumber and even strawberries for a tasty snack which is packed full of nutrients

THE POWER OF MILK Research by scientists, including those at Loughborough University in 2007, has shown that milk is better than water and sports drinks for hydration, especially rehydration after exercise. For these purposes it is better to opt for skimmed milk as the fat in whole milk can slow down the replacement of the body’s fluids. For the 2015 BBC television show ‘Britain’s Favourite

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Is it time you saw the light? Kate McLelland sets her sights on better vision My decision to finally visit an

optician — after years of blaming my fuzzy vision on inadequate lighting — came one Sunday when my husband and I had arrived back late from a long and exhausting day out. Earlier in the week I had bought a ready-made microwave meal, anticipating that we would want to eat as soon as we got in. As I hung up my coat my husband helpfully got the packets out of the fridge but I returned to the kitchen just in time to see him throwing them into the bin. “Why are you doing that?!” “They were three days out of date. Didn’t you check them?” The worst thing about this — apart from the fact that we ended up having to make do with cheese on toast — was that I had checked the use-by date. It’s just that my blurred eyesight had interpreted the 15th of the month as the 18th. The time for excuses was over: I had to admit that I needed help. As I chatted to the optician during my first ever eye test I discovered that age-related vision loss can start

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around the age of forty, when the lens inside the eye begins to harden, causing problems with focus. Many people compensate for this by holding reading material further away. As we grow older a number of other subtle changes occur in our eyes, including a reduction in pupil size (the reason why older people need more ambient light when reading). A smaller pupil means the eye is less able to adapt from dark to light conditions and it is therefore easier to become dazzled by bright lights, which can cause problems while driving. Another risk to older drivers is the loss of our ability to perceive images at the limits of our natural field of vision. This area narrows down by up to three degrees in each decade of life and by the time you reach your 70s and 80s you may have lost 20-30 degrees of peripheral vision. Decreased perception of colour, floating spots and flashes of light can also occur as a part of the natural aging process, but it’s worth visiting an optician if you are seeing spots and light flashes regularly, as this can

be a symptom of a detached retina. If you’re aged 60 or over you are already entitled to a free NHS sight test: if you are younger you may still qualify — visit to find out more. When I finally visited my local optician I was surprised to discover just how thorough the eye examination was. I was asked questions about my general health and given tests for eye balance and pressure as well as being asked to asked to read the optician’s chart. Many people don’t realise that contact lenses aren’t just for shortsightedness — they can be worn to help with presbyopia. But if you do choose glasses, multifocals mean that you don’t necessarily need to keep taking them on and off. Having worn glasses for several weeks now, I’ve now become used to catching sight of my new, bespectacled self, although I’m still struggling a bit when it comes to remembering to take my glasses out with me. One thing I can’t deny is that my new glasses are invaluable when it comes to reading those annoying sell-by dates! │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565

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Care and support at home What does ‘personalisation and wellbeing’ mean for older people? There are some positive changes which I should like to draw to the attention of readers.

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David Coldrick on changes to benefit those who require care at home or the care company providing the service. It can then be spent as desired because, in one way or another, it belongs to the individual. This means that people who previously felt trapped with what they felt were poor quality services for whatever reason, can now choose another provider who suits them better. PEOPLE ARE LEGALLY GUARANTEED CHOICE AND CONTROL OVER THEIR SUPPORT The choice of care provider is the individual’s and not the local council’s. So if you are looking for a companionship based provider which does not engage in short visits of under an hour, which will carefully match a loved one with a particular CAREGiver, one to one, and which will create a schedule to suit them - you can now pick that service. WHAT IF THERE IS A SHORTFALL IN FUNDS? The Personal Budget is supposed to be realistic but all councils are cash-strapped so it may be that the

Personal Budget is not large enough to achieve everything the individual wants. But rather than settling for second best a ‘top up payment’ can be made. A person can possibly use nonmeans-tested Attendance Allowance or their own or family money from pension, other income and savings. So the choice is yours — more than before at least. And, whilst I am naturally biased, quite a number of people across the area have already chosen to switch to Home Instead Senior Care. We are the number one, independently rated, home care provider for England. But maybe, just maybe, this will also better enable all providers with good local reputations to help change the whole care market for the better? Contact david.coldrick@ or www. for more information. Call 01709 837170 │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565

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Leaving your dog in a hot car with little ventilation makes it prone to heat stroke in a matter of minutes. Dogs’ extreme sensitivity to heat means that even if you have left the windows open and provided water, their wellbeing is at serious risk. Heat stroke occurs when the dog becomes unable to cool itself down. Excessive panting and red gums are signs of overheating, but if you see a dog that is also vomiting or displays a lack of coordination, you need to act quickly. WHAT TO DO IN THE CASE OF HEAT STROKE • Contact a vet straight away • Offer the dog cool rather than cold water, in small amounts • Move them into the shade • Wrap in cool damp cloths, particularly the head The use of cool water is an important factor as opposed to water that is too cold, otherwise you could

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Belle of the beach Kate Duggan on how to look your best for the beach, wherever you venture this summer Late nights, lazy days at

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Plus it’s packed with fruit and seed oils, including avocado, olive and aloe vera, and is kind to sensitive skin. It is waterresistant, but won’t survive a long swim in the pool, so do make sure that you reapply it regularly. If you prefer a lipstick to a gloss, but hate the drying effect that some lipsticks can have, you’ll want to get your hands on one of the new Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons. 100% natural, the crayons use shea butter, jojoba oil and kendi oil to soften and moisturise your lips. I could still

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Belle of the beach ◄ We all know the risks, but when the sun is shining and we’re baring our pins on a golden beach, we can’t help but want a tan. Sometimes it’s OK to fake it, and tanning is one of those occasions. Don’t let the visions of Oompa Loompa lookalikes put you off; fake tans have come a long way and you no longer have to choose between milk bottle white or tangerine orange. For best results, wax or shave the day before, exfoliate well, then follow with a body lotion. Wait until the lotion is fully absorbed before applying the tan. New to the UK market is Aussie tanning brand Black Magic. Try the Black Magic Instant Tanning Mousse, £23, which is tinted, extremely easy to apply and comes with a mitt to keep your hands stain-free. If late night cocktails have left

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First Drives: Civic Type-R If you’re going to spend five years in the wilderness sans any performance models, you’d better have one almighty bang in your back pocket when you return to the fray. Following a lengthy hiatus, Honda has launched the most eagerly-awaited performance car so far this year. Faithful disciples of Honda’s iconic Red Badge models, number in their hundreds of thousands around the world — 400 of whom have already placed advance orders, largely sight unseen. The new Civic Type R looks exactly like a Type R should look. It is gloriously shouty, has a big mouth, brandishes a Kardashian-like rear and an XXL rear wing tuned for maximum downforce. Other aesthetics include double dual exhausts either side of a massive rear splitter, a big front splitter, flared wheel arches and the vents that adorn them. The front furniture is fabulous — probably the best road car seats I’ve sat in for a while, with really tall side bolsters offering excellent support. Other tactile elements are great too — an aluminium gear lever, shapely leather steering wheel and well-judged pedal weights. There’s plenty of headroom front and rear and the boot is huge too. The new 2.0-litre, four-cylinder Earth Dreams Max speed: 0-60mph: MPG: Power (bhp): CO2: Price:

Wayne Gorrett drives the king of hot hatches i-VTEC turbo unit produces 306bhp at 6,500 rpm and 400 Nm of torque from a lowly 2,500 rpm. It still uses the VTEC variable valve timing system, however. All of that brutal power is received by the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox only and a helical limited-slip differential. Honda claims 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds and 167mph flat out. The front suspension now uses a strut arrangement with a bespoke ‘dual-axis’ design to reduce centre offset, reducing torque steer by an incredible 55 per cent. The Type R brakes are no-nonsense Brembo units and both performed exceptionally well on road and track. To the left of the grippy steering wheel is a button marked +R. This sports setting immediately changes all the dials in the car to fiery red. The result is a change in engine mapping for sharper performance and steering, stability assist to maximise grip, while adaptive damping is increased by a spine-shrinking 30 per cent. On public roads, throwing the Type-R into sweeping corners inspires confidence as every judder of grip is fed back into the wheel. Those adaptive dampers ensure that smaller bumps are shrugged off with an ease that defies the very low-profile tyres, although potholes and crusty surfaces still crash

through the structure. Start to use the performance and the engine adopts a monotonous, booming drone that is neither pleasant nor inspiring. If you’re given an opportunity to take one of these onto the track – grasp it with both hands. You’ll discover a car that’s exceptionally racy but also very manageable and fairly forgiving. Steering is weighty but precise, with none of the expected twitchiness. Two versions are available — a standard model at £29,995 and a GT with additional equipment at £32,295. By way of comparison, the Golf R costs £30,820. The new Honda Civic Type R is an extreme car and has been well worth the wait. Its target buyer will be someone who doesn’t welcome compromise – and who sports deep enough pockets to live with that decision. While unquestionably pricey, it is an utterly brilliant piece of automotive engineering.

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Worksop Wonders WI mark institute’s centenary Nottinghamshire Women's Institutes came together to

celebrate the WI’s Centenary, with a wonderful flower festival at Newstead Abbey on the last weekend in June. The theme was Inspiring Women and a wide ranging array of ladies were honoured. Contributions from medicine, entertainment, politics, sport and fashion and design were featured amongst others. These included Marie Curie, Marie Stopes, Lesley Garrett, Vera Lynn, Malala Yousafzai, Jayne Torvill, Coco Chanel and Emma Bridgewater amongst many others. Worksop Wonders WI contributed a really lovely arrangement dedicated to Rachel Heyhoe Flint

London to Edinburgh ride for charity Newark based sustainable

building consultants MES have announced their 2015 fundraising challenge — and one of the beneficiaries is Worksop charity Joel The Complete Package. In August, staff members will be cycling from London to Edinburgh — covering 480 miles in six days. The team will leave London on 18th August and head north towards Newark. From there they will pass through Yorkshire, County Durham and Northumberland — beautiful, yet far

The final meeting of this year was held in The Goodwin Hall on a warm evening when a ‘bring and share buffet’ was served. The annual competition “Journeys” was judged by Joan Currie and Pam Drury, both professional textile artists. They explained the criteria they had used to judge the entries then talked about each piece in turn praising its merits. They said the work was of high standard and were very supportive in making suggestions where they thought some help might be needed. The winner of the hand stitching 80 Worksop

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from flat! On 22nd August they will cycle across the Scottish border with only 55 miles to go before they reach their final destination. This mammoth cycling challenge is the third for MES, who in previous years have cycled the Coast to Coast path and from London to Paris. Each year the company raises money for charity and in 2015 the beneficiaries will be Newark MIND, the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance and Joel, a Bassetlaw based organisation supporting families who have

who played cricket for England from 1960 to 1982. The stand out arrangement of the weekend honoured Lady Denman, the founder of the Women's Institute and it was created by the Nottinghamshire President, Jane Jefferson. Local lass, Rebecca Adlington had an arrangement dedicated to her and of course there was a stunning display for The Queen who has been a member of Sandringham WI since 1943. It was a truly wonderful weekend and naturally tea and cakes were served by members of the WI If you are interested in learning more about Worksop Wonders WI call Anne Sneath on 07828 190505 or look us up on Facebook. experienced the loss of a baby. Joel strives to offer support to families that is positive, non-judgmental and full of hope via private groups on Facebook, their website forum, email and peer support groups. They are trying to raise £35,000 to renovate a family room for bereaved parents at Bassetlaw Hospital, allowing families to spend precious time with their baby or babies. If you would like to make a donation to MES’s fundraising efforts, please visit The Golden Giving donations page can be found within the latest news section.

North Notts Creative Textile Group class was Jackie Phillpotts, with Joan Turner receiving second prize. Jenny King won the mixed media class, while Lynn Hadland and Jo Walker shared second prize. Photographs of the winning entries can be seen on the website uk, the North Notts Branch. There will be no meeting in August but a trip to the NEC for the Quilt Show on Saturday 8th August; we still have some seats available. To book your place

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Variable stars for summer nights

James Ince picks out the points of the ‘summer triangle’

During summer months we can spend more time relaxing outdoors and summer evenings are perfect for viewing the brilliant summer stars. The bright show pieces are the three stars which make up the “Summer Triangle”, Altair, Deneb and Vega. Altair in Aquila, the Eagle, is the closest and it is pure white and just 16.5 light years distant. Vega is also pure white, just 26 light years distant, but appears brighter than Altair. Deneb does not appear as brilliant as Altair or Vega but, it is the most luminous, shining 80,000 times brighter than our Sun. Astronomers use a standard for the magnitude, or brightness of stars and this is based on how bright a star would appear if it were placed 10 parsecs away, which is approximately 33 light years distant. Although many stars are quite stable, many have a distinct variability in magnitude and their brightness changes over a period of a few days or over several weeks. A close neighbour of Vega, Sheliak or β Lyrae changes magnitude from 3.25 to 4.36 over a period of 12 days 22 hours repeatedly. The variability was first noted by John Goodricke of York in 1784. The change in brightness is not smooth, 82 Worksop

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there is a slight drop then it returns to normal followed by a much larger dimming, it then returns to its original brightness. The mechanism by which it varies is now well known, it is an eclipsing binary star, a bright primary star with a dimmer companion, which orbits the brighter star and periodically eclipses it. The minor dimming is due to the dimmer star being eclipsed by the brighter one, the major dimming is when the dim star passes in front of the brighter star. The two stars are blue-white giants, ellipsoidal in shape and their atmospheres are torn into long filaments streaming from one star to the other. This transfer of matter will continue until the stars become equal in mass. Binoculars and a star map are all that is required to view this interesting star. Another star which is worth observing is χ (Chi) Cygni, which varies in magnitude so much that it will not be visible at minimum brightness. This star variance is due to a different mechanism. The star is quite old and has “burned” its hydrogen and it is now “burning” helium using a different process to the normal “Main sequence” stars. Main sequence stars are stars like our Sun which are fusing hydrogen

atoms producing helium and releasing massive amounts of energy. χ Cygni is a red giant star and it has a vast extended atmosphere which expands and contracts over a period of 408 days. As the star shrinks it becomes more luminous and we are able to see it without optical aid. As the star expands its magnitude reduces and it becomes invisible without the use of a telescope. χ Cygni is a special type of star, S class; it has many metals in its highly evolved atmosphere including zirconium dioxide, technetium and palladium. The star is due to be at maximum magnitude during August and will then gradually fade so this summer is the ideal time to begin viewing it. If you require a chart, to locate it and for comparing the magnitude to nearby stars please contact james. or james. or go to the Bassetlaw Astronomical Society website, where it will be posted. Do enjoy your summertime observing. │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565


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Flower Festival See the flowers and take time to look around the recently refurbished church of St Mary's, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary, as it hosts its own flower festival from Friday 14th August to Saturday 16th August. The festival at the Church, on Park Street in Worksop, is open from 2.00pm to 4.00pm on the Friday, from 10.00am to 4.00pm on the Saturday and from 12.30pm to 4.00pm on the Sunday. For more details call 01909 485110.

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The Shireoaks WI

The Shireoaks WI ladies have been very busy attending the various centenary celebrations being held all over the country and still have several events pending. Our Annual Duck Race took place as always on the third Sunday in June and was extremely well attended and luckily the weather held. In the village hall we had 10 stalls from business people and craft concerns as well as our own cake stall and refreshments, whilst on the green there were games for the children, tombola, raffles, bric-a-brac, and of course, the duck race itself. Approximately 600 plastic ducks went into the river at Cinder Hill and made their way down to the bridge next to the village garden. First prize was a trial flight generously donated by Netherthorpe airfield, and 11 other prizes including vouchers from local businesses, supermarkets and members. A list of winning duck

tickets, and the prizes and sponsors is on display at the local post office and we would like to thank all the people who did sponsor us, or give their time and money and, hopefully, everyone had a good time. Various local charities will benefit from the proceeds. After a talk by Maggie Allan entitled "Candles, Quotes and Girl Talk" on 16th July, there will be no meeting in August but we are having an outing to Burghley House on 20th August for members should they not wish to miss our monthly get-togethers. There is the Centennial Fair in Harrogate on the weekend of 4th September and the next regular meeting will be on 17th September, featuring a talk entitled "Colour Analysis" by Sue Burton and visitors and new members are always welcome. The meeting will begin at 7.00pm at Shireoaks Village Hall. Any queries should be addressed to Diana by calling 01909 472189. │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565


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Pippa Greenwood’s plans for a tropical oasis

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As the summer’s end is not too

far away, many of us will be wishing for that exotic holiday we never quite had. But you can recreate that Typically Tropical Feel in your own garden instead. The temperatures may not be quite what they might be on a real exotic holiday, but it’ll certainly help to make your garden feel warmer and more appealing, and you can be sure that it’ll last a lot longer than the classic two week long trip. A tropical oasis might be particularly well suited to an urban garden, where temperatures are often warmer and conditions more sheltered and protected, but even if your garden gets its fair share of frosts you can still make an impact using a mixture of tender and hardy plants, all of which have that exotic feel to them. Plant closely or fill ‘gaps’

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with temporary plantings of the less hardy tropical look plants and you will create that dense, lush looks which spells tropical paradise. Lush, large leaves will always help to create a rainforest or exotic atmosphere and you could even grow a miniature banana called Musa ‘Basjoo’, which shows a good degree of hardiness. Indian shot plants, also known as the cannas are great and fast growing too. For very bold, colourfully striped foliage and screaming orange flowers try Canna ‘Tropicana’, or for a larger than life effect try the banana Ensetes ventricosum ‘Maurelii’ which grows very fast and has wonderfully rich purple-green leaves. If you want more than just foliage, the bulbous Eucomis bicolour has out-of-this world greenish yellow

flowerheads which give it the common name of ‘pineapple plant’. Another favourite of mine is the Angel’s trumpet. These gorgeous looking plants may be very poisonous but the flowers of Brugmansia (previously known as Datura) as angel’s trumpet is also known, take some beating — choose white, yellow or cream and enjoy their perfume and elegant good looks. Although not hardy, if you grow it in a pot it can be kept in the garden during all but the worst weather and then brought out again once it has started to warm up the following spring. Don’t forget the vertical surfaces such as trellis, walls and fences as they too can be given a floral and foliage makeover. These may look boring now, but will look great when covered with passion flowers, ornamental vines or the pretty Cobea scandens commonly known as the cup and saucer plant. Then add to the ‘action’ using a few dramatic features — perhaps a Trachycarpus fortunei palm in open ground or a pot, or in the form of a sculpture or statue. If you go to the garden centre, many statues and garden ornaments are much more affordable than you might think. Partially hidden with some lush foliage they help to add to the jungle-like atmosphere. There are plenty of tropical-effect plants to choose from including: tree ferns, phoenix palms, yuccas, cordylines, Rodgersia pinnata, Gunnera manicata, Rheum palmatum, cycads, citrus (including lemons, calamondin orange and other fruiting varieties) and bamboos. So, you see, the potential is there to create a holiday paradise without having to leave home, brave delays at the airport, find a house or pet-sitter…..all you need now is a deck chair and a cocktail or two, delivered on a tray! │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565







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A little plot of your own Rachel Leverton looks forward to National Allotments Week

During World War II and immediately afterwards, almost everyone with a garden grew fruit and vegetables. Food was rationed so people supplemented their diet with produce they’d grown in their own back garden, or down on their allotment. To me the very word ‘allotment’ evokes memories of my granddad and post-war community spirit. During the 1960s allotments began to go out of fashion and continued to decline in popularity until very recently. As a society we were more affluent; more likely to buy what produce we needed from the local supermarket, and vegetable gardening just wasn’t considered sexy! There’s an old saying: what 90 Worksop

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goes around comes around, and it encapsulates perfectly the fate of allotments which are currently enjoying a popularity surge. Suddenly we’re concerned about food in a big way. The number of food banks is growing as families struggle to put even the most basic provisions on the table. There are concerns about additives and pesticides on shop-bought fruit and veg, while the cost of organic food puts it out of the reach of the masses. And what about all those thousands of food-miles our strawberries and courgettes clock up on their journey to the supermarket shelves? Surely that’s damaging the environment. Then there’s the thorny problem

of childhood obesity. The list of food-related concerns seems to be growing exponentially. In the absence of clear leadership from the top, many of us are taking matters into our own hands, deciding to emulate our grandparents and grow our own food. Yet modern housing often means tiny back gardens and frequently no front garden, so where are we going to grow all this lovely produce? The answer of course is to acquire an allotment and many people are doing just that. To join them simply approach your council. Price and availability varies around the country. In some areas there are waiting lists. But councils are taking allotments much more seriously and many are actively seeking to provide new sites. If a plot is too large for your personal needs you may be able to rent half or find a likeminded friend to share it with. Enquire today and you and your family could soon, quite literally, be reaping the benefits! │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565

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INDEX Accountants & Bookkeepers PS Accountancy..........................................................47 Aerial Specialist ADI Communications Worksop...............................20 GM Installations..........................................................37 Alternative Energy Solutions Havenkaye Energy Solutions.................................. 53 Architectural Design & Surveying CS Surveying & Architectural Design................... 83 Bathroom Design & Installation Carrington Bathrooms..............................................32 The Bathroom Showroom........................................61 Venus Bathrooms & Kitchen Studio..................... 33 Beauty Services Bewitchingly Radiant.................................................77 The Palms Hair & Beauty..........................................75 Bed Showrooms Priory Carpets & Beds.............................................. 35 The Bed Chambers....................................................29 Bingo Club Palais Bingo Club........................................................36 Blinds Regency Blinds............................................................15 RS Blinds...................................................................... 33 Building Services Lindrick Construction............................................... 13 RHCS Construction................................................... 54 Wellow Park Building Services................................36 Care — Residential & At Home A1 Housing...................................................................92 Leda Homecare..........................................................71 Carpets Priory Carpets & Beds...............................................37 Chiropody & Foot Health Best Foot First................................................................6 Julia Williams................................................................77 Cleaning Service Maid 2 Shine................................................................75 Coach Tours & Holidays Moxon Ltd................................................................... 54 Community & Leisure Arena North Notts Community Arena..................................48 Computer Repairs & Servicing Chris Guest Computing.............................................47 Conservatory Roof Conversions Kape Canopies & Roofs........................................... 88 Right Conservatory Roof Conversions..................67 Convenience & Home Store Lincs Co-op...................................................................32 DIY Store Machins DIY.................................................................29 Dog Grooming Services Competitive Edge....................................................... 68 Pawprints Grooming Salon......................................72 Sanmar Dog Grooming.............................................72 The Dog Matters.........................................................72 Wagz Pet Boutique.....................................................73 Dog Training Competitive Edge....................................................... 68 Domestic Appliance Repairs Domestic Appliance Repairs...................................73 Mat Gee.........................................................................47 Drives, Paths, Patios & Surfacing DC Garden Services...................................................87 Lindrick Construction................................................91 Resin Drives...................................................................1 Driving Tuition Jayne’s Driving School.............................................. 38 Sherburns LGV.............................................................11

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Electrical Contractors D Lewis Electrical..........................................................6 Dan Lambert Electrical............................................ 35 Lindrick Construction............................................... 13 PDQ Electrical............................................................. 58 Estate Agents Bartrop & Dilks............................................................41 Burrells Estate Agents.................................................3 Pure Estate Agents...................................16, 17 & 18 Family Day Out Festival of Food & Drink............................................21 Creswell Crags............................................................ 33 Wetlands Animal Park...............................................27 Financial Services (Independent) Park Hall Financial Services................................... 65 Fitness Centre The Palms.....................................................................75 Flooring Company Timber Floor Studio................................................... 96 Funeral Directors Robert Priest............................................................... 83 Gardening Services DC Garden Services...................................................87 Foxstone Forestry...................................................... 85 Gary Wilkinson Landscaping...................................87 Greenthumb................................................................ 84 Pro Build....................................................................... 88 Trent Valley Horticulture........................................... 88 Garden Centre Windmill View Plant Centre..................................... 89 Go Kart Track Amen Corner Karting.................................................29 Gold Bought & Sold Castle Jewellers.............................................................7 Hair Salons Masterpiece Hairdressing........................................77 Solo.................................................................................75 The Palms Hair & Beauty..........................................75 Handyman & Property Services Dukeries Property Solutions................................... 60 Hammond Property Services..................................92 Mr Handyman..............................................................77 The Handyman........................................................... 38 Interior Design & Soft Furnishings Todwick Interiors.........................................................95 Ironing Service LJB Ironing Services...................................................10 Jewellers Castle Jewellers.............................................................7 Joinery Complete Joinery Services.......................................36 Lambert Joinery......................................................... 33 Richdon Joinery...........................................................57 Kennel & Cattery North Leverton Kennels & Cattery........................72 Kitchen Design & Installation DC Interiors.................................................................. 43 Houseproud.................................................................55 The Little Kitchen Factory.........................................15 Venus Bathroom & Kitchen Studio....................... 33 Locksmith Metro Locksmiths.......................................................67 Mobility Scooters & Aids Clark & Partners......................................................... 53 Eco Scooters................................................................37 Oven Cleaning Oven Butler.................................................................. 85 Painter & Decorator A Lyle & Son................................................................. 83

Pest Control Buzz Off Pest Solutions.............................................87 Retford & District Pest Control............................... 88 Pet Care & Supplies Super Pets....................................................................73 Physiotherapy Equinox Physiotherapy..............................................67 Plumbing & Heating Services Clear Blue Gas.............................................................11 Gas Safe Heating........................................................11 Lindrick Construction............................................... 13 MD Plumbing............................................................... 53 NP Plumbing.................................................................73 TC Plumbing & Heating............................................ 58 Removal Services MV Removals.............................................................. 60 Restaurants, Pubs & Hotels Aston Hall Hotel...........................................................51 Clumber Park Hotel....................................................39 S80 Coffee House......................................................93 The Old Plough............................................................ 58 The White Lion...............................................................9 Roofing Services C&C Fibreglass........................................................... 45 J Rice Roofing Contractor.........................................10 Lindrick Construction Services...............................81 M West Roofing Services..........................................15 Schools & Further Educatio North Notts College....................................................23 Show & Music Equipment for Hire EES Showhire...............................................................14 Soft Furnishings & Fabrics Todwick Interiors.........................................................95 Solar Installations Microregeneration Technologies...........................92 Solicitors Jackson Quinn Solicitors...........................................19 Stoves, Fireplaces & Ranges Classic Choice Surrounds........................................42 Harworth Heating.......................................................55 Houseproud.................................................................55 J & K Bark Supplies....................................................87 MBH Fireplaces.......................................................... 83 Taxi & Private Hire GDB Travel....................................................................79 Shireoaks Travel......................................................... 38 Theatre Acorn Theatre............................................................. 68 Tiling Service BJB Tiling Service........................................................36 Lindrick Construction............................................... 69 Tile Showroom Continental Tiles........................................................ 43 Timber Products Timeless Timber Products...................................... 89 Timber Supplies Worksop Timber..........................................................87 Tool Hire HSS.................................................................................79 Weight Loss Slimming World...........................................................76 Windows, Doors & Conservatories Charm Windows............................................................9 Cloudy 2 Clear................................................................5 Countywide Homecare.............................................14 G & M Tomlinson.........................................................20 Lindrick Construction............................................... 63 Peacock Windows......................................................59 We Fit..............................................................................47 Wellow Park Building Services................................36 Window Repair Services Ltd....................................22 Workwear Worksop Workwear....................................................79 │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565

Summer sale now on Todwick Interiors we are fanatical about yo ur home, you are guaranteed to find inspiration with the help of our friendly experienced staff.

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New fabrics and wall coverings Arrive at Todwick Interiors constantly, so you can be assured that your home will reflect the latest trends and fashions. Now in - Spring Collection from Sanderson.

Great Value on Floor Covering Wilton Royal Charter Supreme 60oz extra heavy wear 15 shades to choose from Made 4 & 5 metre wide Only £29.95 per sq metre

Re-upholstery & foam cut to size All quality foams for Seating, Head boards, Pelmets, Caravans and Mattresses. Whatever you require, we can supply.

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Interior design Using our inexpensive interior designer to plan the interior of your home could save months of endless searching and the headache of trailing from store to store, trying to match colours and textures.

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Worksop Life magazine August 2015  

August 2015 edition of Worksop Life magazine

Worksop Life magazine August 2015  

August 2015 edition of Worksop Life magazine