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Welcome to the May edition of the Worksop Life magazine and it’s a month we absolutely love! There’s two Bank Holidays to look forward to, hopefully warmer weather and the garden is fully awake. On page 8, we look back at the traditions of May Day, including the Hawthorne and maypole. Don’t forget that as usual you have to be in it to win it, as we have a pair of tickets and a family ticket to give away, for this year’s Kelham Festival on page 20! The Worksop area also springs in to life this month, with more outdoor activities planned than ever before, we take you through some of the main ones within this month’s community pages. In addition to the above, we once again bring you some great articles this month. It’s National Smile Month and for this year’s article, we take a look The Science behind a Smile on page 34. Most of us get out and about in our gardens at some point from this month, yet if you need a helping hand, don’t forget the great businesses and trades in this magazine who can help you. We’re pleased to welcome new monthly gardening articles from renowned BBC Radio 4 gardening expert Pippa Greenwood, who hopes to inspire you with talk

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of how to create the perfect pond in your garden on page 42. From this month, for the next series of Baking Bliss articles, Helen is taking us on a World Tour, starting with a recipe from Norway — we sampled these freshly baked wonders when they were brought in to the office and we can highly recommend them, find out more on page 18! Now is a fantastic time for stargazing, and whether you are an absolute beginner or have lots of experience, you will certainly gain inspiration from James Ince’s article on page 28. Our local birder John Wilkins continues to bring you his guide of the wonderful wildlife around us on page 24, and continuing the ‘bird’ theme, Terry Beebe discusses the increase in poultry ownership on pages 64 and 66. We had some well-received comments about many of the articles in last month’s edition and quite a few of you loved the new series ‘A history of the home’, the second article, ‘The right to buy; Part 1’ is on page 14. We hope enjoy this month’s magazine.

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On 24th March 1964, 303 (Worksop) Air Training Corps was reformed as an active member of the Air Cadet Organisation. The dedication parade was held in the grounds of what was The Winifred Portland School, Sparken Hill Worksop, and the Royal Warrant was presented to the Squadron by His Grace The Duke of Portland. 50 years on, a parade was held at the Cadet Training Centre, Park Street to mark this very special occasion. Councillor Sybil Fielding inspected the parade and witnessed the march pass, and also present was Wing Commander Tony Wright Office Commanding Trent Wing ATC, Squadron Leader Fallon, Flight Lieutenant Carl Leadbeater OC 303 Squadron, Flight Lieutenant Michael de Torre Rtd along with guests, the squadron civilian committee and adult staff of the squadron. In 1964 the squadron’s first meeting took place at St Anne’s Hall, this was followed by three years in rooms at the Winifred Portland School, and then parades were held in a purpose build hut at the rear of the TA Centre, Scofton House. In 1980 the first female cadets joined the squadron. Following government cut backs, land was sold off, and finally the squadron moved into what is now The Cadet Training Centre. Parades take place every Monday and Friday evenings from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. A training syllabus is provided to guide a cadet through his or her career, and as expected, the prospectus involves a number of aviation subjects, along with; Shooting, Adventure Training, Duke of Edinburgh Award and BTEC Subjects. Flying experience takes precedence over all other activities. Here are some of the schemes available to cadets: • Gliding — The aim is to go solo,

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Half a century and 303 Squadron are still flying high to do this there are three stages of training: Gliding Induction Course, Gliding Scholarship, and Advanced Gliding Training • Air Experience Flights — Sample powered flight with a qualified pilot, who will teach cadets how to take control of the aircraft, and give them experience in aerobatics and low level flying • Air Cadet Pilot Scheme — this is the highest level of flying training a cadet can reiceve. Successful cadets are awarded their Cadet Pilot Wings, and could be recommended for further training leading to a Private Pilot’s Wings • Air Cadet Pilot Navigation training scheme — This is a great opportunity for cadets to enhance their navigation skills, enjoy a two-week course where they fly up to eight hours. Successful cadets will gain their Navigation Wings Cadets are encouraged to take part in numerous sporting activities. Over the years many

have gone on to represent Squadron, the Wing and even the Air Training Corp at national level Outdoor activities are also part of the Squadrons activities: • Local Camps — Cadets are taught survival skills and working as part of a team • Easter & Summer camps — Away from the Squadron, held at RAF stations in the UK • Overseas camps — Spend 10 days at RAF camps in Cyprus, Germany, or Gibraltar • Adventurous training — At one of our two centres, Windermere (Cumbria) or Llanbedr (Wales) The ATC has so much to offer, if you are prepared to give up your time, a serious commitment is all we ask. If you are interested, please visit our Squadron on parade nights at the Cadets Training Centre, Worksop. (Monday and Friday) from 6.45pm to 9.00pm or call 01909 475261.

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Bringing in the May Kate McLelland looks back at the traditions of May Day

One of the best indications that summer is about to arrive is when Britain’s hedgerows explode with the pink and white blossoms of the hawthorn. The hawthorn is one of those quintessentially English trees: although quietly unobtrusive for most of the year, it bursts into spectacular life in the late spring, with flowers crowded so densely together they look like snowfall. In the autumn it glows with clusters of red berries. No wonder the tree features so strongly in ancient folklore. The old name for hawthorn was “may” and the flower of the may tree has long been considered a symbol of hope. It even gave its name to The Mayflower, the famous ship that sailed from England in 1620, transporting a stalwart band of pilgrims to build a new life in America. As its alternative name suggests, hawthorn was central to ancient May Day celebrations. The old Celtic festival of May Day 8 Worksop

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was known as ‘Beltane’ after the Celtic god of light, or the sun. The beginning of summer was also celebrated in Ancient Rome at the Floralia festival (dedicated to the flower goddess Flora), which took place at roughly the same time. May Day celebrations in Britain were probably a hybrid of both traditions mixed up with Druidic tree worship, and the introduction of Christianity did little to dispel these pagan traditions. On the first day of May, villagers would wake at daybreak and roam through the countryside, gathering flowers and hawthorn twigs to decorate their houses. A maypole — usually the trunk of a birch tree, stripped of its branches and decorated with ribbons and flowers — was set up in the middle of the village green. In olden times maypoles were constructed with three rings on the top — the highest and smallest was made of hawthorn. The community danced around the pole, singing traditional songs, while the men of the village performed Morris dances and the prettiest girl, dressed in floral garlands, was crowned Queen of the May. Occasionally a May King was also chosen, and the pair ruled over the festivities. In Elizabethan times, the king and queen were given the names ‘Robin Hood’ and ‘Maid Marian’.

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Bassetlaw Branch Parkinson’s UK has much to thank your magazines for. Not so long ago, our membership stood at just nine people and was destined to close down. Yet once I started to write reports that you have so kindly published in Worksop, Retford and Sherwood Life magazines, our membership has gone from strength to strength. Again this month new members joined the Branch having learnt about it from your splendid publications.

I can’t thank you enough on behalf of the Parkinson’s patients, carers and families who you have made aware of the Branch’s existence. They have found new friends, new interests and learnt that there is life, laughter and support to be enjoyed despite the problems that the condition can create. Our membership now stands at 60 and still rising. Thank you so much.

Really enjoy receiving Worksop Life and especially this month’s article on Housing. Although you do not actually mention much about the photograph I am certain this is Abbey Street. Right down at the bottom near to where the car is parked used to be a Horse

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and changes, it still lasts today. Michael Heseltine was the Environment Secretary at the time, and on proposing the Bill to Parliament in 1979, he said it “lays the foundations for one of the most important social revolutions of this century”. At its concept, it immediately gave over five million long-standing council tenants in Britain the ‘right to buy’ their home. In 1979, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was in power, and although a small percentage of local authorities had already started to sell parts of their housing, in 1980 the Housing Act then forced all local authorities to sell their own properties, at a discount of between 33% and 50%, on request to those tenants who qualified. Unsurprisingly, this was one of Margaret Thatcher’s most popular policies, and depending on which statistics you believe, it is estimated that somewhere between two and two and a half million homes have been sold under this scheme since it came in to force, with an estimated one and a half million of those from 1980 to 1990. At the time, it was Margaret Thatcher’s aim

to “cut across class lines”, and enable even “modest families to have capitalist aspirations of acquiring a home and being able to put money in the bank”. Before Margaret Thatcher left power, some 180,000 homes were sold in 1989 alone, under the Right to Buy scheme. Unfortunately, it didn’t work for, or please everyone, and even at the height of the policy, it brought huge problems along with it too. Even if they qualified, not everyone could afford to buy their own home, and for those that could, many subsequently couldn’t afford to keep up the repayments as the economy also retracted under the same Government. Perhaps one of the most absurd parts of the act, and surely one of the reasons behind why we lack many of the social homes we need today, is that under the new rules, councils were forbidden to use the revenue from the sales of social homes to reinvest in to new housing. Even as late as 1990, with the scheme still in force, most local authorities were only allowed to invest 25% of proceeds back in to building new council houses. Before embarking on this series of articles, I must admit I had already formulated my own ‘opinion’ about the Housing Act, and what happened in the years that followed. It was even the original reason that I started this series of articles in the first place. Our continued housing crisis in the UK is one that has followed generations and decades of governments throughout the years. Yet after having read and researched more thoroughly in to the history of the last 50-plus years, I no longer think that the blame lies at the feet of one generation of government, nor that the subject is as cut and dry as I initially believed. │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565

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Hospice League of Friends Summer Fayre The League of Friends of

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Free microchipping on offer for all dog owners

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among hundreds of Vets proudly participating in the Dogs Trust’s Microchipping Through Vets Scheme from April 1st and will be offering free microchipping, to all dogs for the next 12 months. Starting on the 1st April, any dog owner can contact these Vets to have their dog chipped for free. Implantation takes just a few moments and is done using a special type of syringe to place the microchip, which is smaller than a grain of rice, under the loose skin of a dog’s neck. Microchipping of dogs is set to become compulsory in England from April 2016, so this is a great opportunity for anyone with a presently non microchipped dog to get it done for free, ensuring that should they be parted with their dog at any point, they can be reunited as quickly as possible. Elvira Meucci-Lyons, Head of Campaigns & Community at Dogs Trust, explains, “Last year 111,986 stray and abandoned dogs were picked up by Local Authorities across the UK, with only 40% reunited with

their owners. We hope this initiative will help to reduce the number of dogs put to sleep in council pounds because their owners cannot be traced. We are therefore delighted that so many Vets in the Peterborough area have joined the Microchipping Through Vets Campaign.” Pets can go missing for a many reasons; they can become scared by fireworks, thunderstorms and even road works invoking their animal fight or flight instincts, they can be injured and not be able to get home, or simply wander too far from home and get lost. If microchipped Vets and local authorities can quickly identify a pet’s owner and return the pet home with least stress to the animal caused. When pets are not microchipped they usually end up in a re-homing centre or worse, as due to a lack of space some centres are forced with the heartbreaking reality of having to put healthy animals to sleep, and no pet lover ever wants that. To make a dog microchipping appointment, dog owners can call VetSavers on 01909 488008.

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Hello and welcome to the May edition of Baking Bliss. We’re off on a baking tour around the world, looking at different countries and what influences their baking. My first stop is Norway. Cardamom is a really popular spice there, and is used in many cake and biscuit recipes. Apparently, the spice was first brought back to the country hundreds of years ago by Vikings who worked as mercenaries in what was then Constantinople. This recipe for Lemon and Cardamom Cookies is a Nordic favourite, and is so simple to make. They may look quite plain but they certainly do pack a punch when tasted.

Lemon & Cardamom Cookies INGREDIENTS • 250g plain flour • 100g ground almonds • 150g caster sugar • 1 tsp (heaped) cardamom seeds, ground in a pestle and mortar, or 3tsp ground cardamom • 225g butter, softened • Zest of 1 lemon

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The Open Book of Whitwell

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you to come and look into the Bible, the world’s best seller on Thursdays, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The sessions will commence on Thursday 8th May for eight consecutive weeks, at Bakestone Moor Friendship Club. Hear topics introduced, ask questions and explore answers over a cup of tea or coffee with homemade cakes (with special diets catered for), in a friendly informal environment. We will also give you a bible to keep, and there is no charge to attend with no obligation. To find out more about our Church, and our beliefs, please visit or contact John and Louise on 07551 224564. We will help with transport if that is required or give you extra support to come if you a bit nervous. Please note, that the venue will change on Thursday 22nd May and Thursday 26th June.


Shireoaks WI meetings In March it was our 69th Birthday meeting which was celebrated with cream cake and cup cakes made by the members. The speaker was Mrs Sue Allen who spoke about the Pilgrim Fathers, who of course have strong links to this part of the world and many members were surprised to hear of all the local connections and the whole build up to the exit on The Mayflower. In fact, Mrs Allen did not have time to tell the whole story and did offer to come back at another time to continue. She evidently knew and loved her subject and even came dressed in the puritan style of dress. Notice was given that the next meeting would be our AGM and members would be voting for a new committee; our present President and Secretary having decided to stand down due to heavy commitments elsewhere, but would

be happy to continue as committee members. Everyone fully appreciated their amazing input to our WI which has seen its membership grow and given it a new lease of life with more outings, events and interesting speakers, so many thanks to them. At that meeting, with it being classed as a Members evening, the entertainment will be provided by them rather than having a speaker. Forthcoming outings are planned and details will be given later but the meeting on Thursday 15th May will include Donald Sharpe speaking about Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. The meetings start at 7.00pm and are always on the third Thursday of the month at Shireoaks Village Hall. Please note an advance notice of our Annual Duck Race which will take place on Sunday 22nd June on the Village Green - tickets available from any WI member.


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Events in Carlton Carlton-in-Lindrick Methodist Church and Centre will host more

great events over the next few weeks. On Saturday 3rd May, there will be an evening of music by hand bell ringers from Essex and percussion group from Shropshire at 7.00pm. The performances will be followed by a buffet supper at Carlton-in-Lindrick Methodist Church and Centre on High Road, and tickets cost £5.00 each. There will be a Spring Fayre on Saturday 24th May from 10.00am to midday, with numerous stalls including books, bran tub, cards, cakes, tombola and games. There will also be bacon sandwiches and refreshments to purchase. A talk by George Buchanan — Growing up at Hodsock — will be held on Wednesday 11th June at 2.00pm followed by a cream tea. Donations to the Building Fund are gratefully received, and tickets for both events may be obtained from Monday coffee mornings from 10.00am to 12.00pm or by calling 01909 730155 for further details.

Blast from the Past Blast from the Past ‘2’ will take place

on Sunday 4th May from 7.30pm till late at Retford Masonic Hall. Featuring Trentside Soul with DJs Paddy and Errol, music will be brough back from the old clubs of Retford such as; Porterhouse, Brocken Wheel, Cats Cradle and Aquarius. The event is in aid of Bassetlaw Hospice, with entry being on £2.50 on the door. There will be a raffle and a bar, and we’re asking everyone to come and join us for an evening of dancing to the sounds of Tamla Motown, Soul, Northern Soul and Reggae. For further information, please contact Trentside Soul on 01777 818871. 22 Worksop

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Pin Hole Man returns to Creswell Crags

After travelling around

the world and featuring in exhibitions in China and Spain, one of Creswell Crags’ most significant archeological treasures has returned home to Creswell Crags. Pin Hole Man will be the focus of the new, free exhibition ‘Man or Superman: Pin Hole Man’ at the visitor centre until October 2014. The intriguing 13,500 year old engraving is the only Ice Age depiction of a man from Britain. However, the bone onto which it has been carved is much older; it is from a woolly rhinoceros, an animal extinct in Britain 22,000 years ago. Despite being one of the most significant archaeological finds from the site, this small engraving of a man, known as Pin Hole Man, is a mystery. This exhibition explores three main ways in which the engraving has been interpreted: as a man, as a cartoon, and as a creature. The exhibition also explores the engraving in a modern context against artworks by artist Ghislaine Howard and

Worksop WI Jeannette Walker the

Environmental and Development Officer for Bassetlaw, gave a very interesting and enlightening talk about Recycling in Worksop at our last meeting on Thursday 3rd April. She explained that Bassetlaw were responsible for collecting waste, but Nottinghamshire were responsible for disposal. As the current landfill site is almost full non-recyclable material will soon be disposed of in Sheffield. She explained why it was so important to only put the items on the approved list of recyclable objects in the blue bin. If in doubt put items for disposal in the green bin. Bassetlaw are in the process of reinforcing this message

children’s illustrator Megan Rose Wall. “This amazing animal bone is one of Creswell’s main claims to fame,” explains Roger Shelley, Director of Creswell Crags. “It’s been the subject of controversy and enigma ever since it was discovered in the 1920s. We’re inviting people to come along and tell us what they think it represents in this special exhibition, remembering all the time that our judgment is being made through the prism of 13,500 years.” Entry to the exhibition is free and the exhibition runs until October. via a letter to every household starting with the 'worst offenders'. As none of us have received this letter so far does that suggest we are responsible re-cyclers? Let us hope so! A lively debate followed the talk and Jeanette was happy to answer all our questions and queries. Our next meeting will be on Thursday 1st May when there will be a discussion about the WI Resolution this year which is a drive to find more organ donors. This will be followed by a cream tea and tai chi session; it may be just what we will need following a cream tea. 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. │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565



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John Wilkins guides us through the wonderful wildlife we have on our doorstep Can I begin by rounding off the

list of key birding sites and commend to you one of my favourites — Budby Common. This sizeable area of heathland is well worth a visit for what I call quality over quantity. You may not see a lot of birds but a visit in summer can come up with scarce species such as Woodlark and Tree Pipit. And what could be better than visiting at dusk when the Nightjars begin their churring flights hawking for insects? Green Woodpeckers can be seen in large numbers and a variety of Crossbills and an occasional shrike. A final offering on sites takes us down the Trent Valley to the chain of old gravel pit workings at

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Girton, Besthorpe and Collingham. The lakes at Girton in particular are good for wintering wildfowl such as Goosander, Red Breasted Merganser, Goldeneye and (scarce) Smew. At the small Nature reserve at Besthorpe there is a large colony of breeding Great Cormorants. I counted 98 nests on one occasion, quite spectacular Timing is all important and can be helpful with identification. Birds basically fall into one of the following self explanatory categories — residents, migrants and visitors. Build up a knowledge of when birds are likely to be seen locally and this will prove a great ID tool. But this is not set in stone as birds can change their status. Only 20 years ago, birders would travel hundreds of miles to see a scarce visiting Little Egret. Today they are almost common. And what better example than the RSPB emblem, the Avocet. On the point of extinction in Britain, the RSPB stepped in with a breeding programme and the species was saved. I recall seeing my first Avocets

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new members joining the group to a warm welcome. Sam Glasswell, the curator at Bassetlaw Museum, gave a splendid presentation about Anglo Saxon Treasures. Sam is always a popular visitor to the branch meetings. The Branch sponsored a Carvery lunch at The Lockkeeper attended by 40 members and the outing to Leeds Old Time Music Hall (together with friends from Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group) was a huge success with members dressing up enthusiastically for the show. We all found it huge fun and the show was tremendous, with Anita Harris being top of the bill. On Tuesday 6th May, we will welcome Amanda Neilson and Chris Greenwood speaking about Mr Straw’s House and Family. The Branch meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 2.00pm at Worksop Cricket Club and new members are always most welcome. Please call Chris for more information on 01909 730629.

The MS Society Worksop branch has had a great start to 2014. We had a lovely Christmas dinner at the Van Dyke Hotel after Christmas at the February meeting, and we also had a talk on a bike ride to Nepal which was very interesting indeed, and at the March meeting, we had a pea and pie supper which was enjoyed by all. The forthcoming meetings for the society will be as follows: • 12th May — AGM for the branch and all are welcome • 9th June — Bingo and our 26 Worksop

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Limestone House

The updated Sunday opening times (excluding Bank Holiday weekend) for Limestone House, are from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Other hours of opening, apart from on Sunday, continue to be Monday to Friday, from 9.00am to 4.30pm and Saturdays from 9.00am to 12.00pm. The ‘drop-in’ Job Club continues in Limestone House Computer Suite on Tuesday afternoons from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. The Limestone Studio can also be booked for rehearsal space or for recordings by phoning the Manager Sharron Piper on 01909 724061. If you wish to join in the Monday Luncheon Club, please phone or call in to Limestone House for further details. The Derbyshire Unemployed

Workers Centre Rep provides advisory services in Limestone House, on Thursday afternoons from 1.00pm to 3.30pm. Appointments cannot be made to see the representative and anyone calling into Limestone House to use this free service will need to be prepared to wait as some consultations take longer than usual. On Thursday afternoons anyone wishing to see the representative will need to sign in and put the time that they arrived in Limestone House. Limestone House 50 – 54 Elmton Road, Creswell Open: Mon – Fri 9.00am – 4.30pm Sat 9.00am – 12.00pm Sun 11.30am – 2.30pm 01909 724061

Charity music evening The Inner Wheel of Retford is getting ready to fast track back to the 1900s, to start their magical journey through the decades. To support Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, you are invited to this music evening with a difference, on Saturday 17th May, at Retford Town Hall, 17b The Square, Retford DN22 6DB. Come along and join Blu Crew, as they entertain you through the genres with song, dance and comedy from the last 100 years. The evening will

include 1940s classics, rock and roll, Motown, new wave, electronic and hip hop – just to name a few of the genres that will entertain you. The performance starts at 7.00pm and tickets cost £13 each, including a fish and chip supper. To purchase tickets for this great night out of Back to the Future – 100 years of entertainment, please call Heather Reid on 01777 817998, or contact any Inner Wheel Member.

Worksop & District MS Society general chit chat night • 23rd June — Strawberry and Cream Tea Supper We also have two bus trips booked, with the first one on the 1st June to Castle Howard, and on 3rd August, we will be visiting Skegness as a group. The group are a happy group and would welcome all new members, because for us coping with MS

is not all doom and gloom. We also run a seated Pilates session on Thursday mornings at St Anne’s Hall, Worksop, from 10.30am. Our meetings take place on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, from 7.00pm to 8.30pm, again at St Anne’s Hall, Worksop. We would love to see you there! For further information, please call Mary Marsden on 01909 474941, or Barry Clark on 01909 485141. │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565

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LEISURE Messier 1, the Crab Nebula

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Spring is a time when the trees begin to come into leaf and flowers begin to bloom. In the astronomical world it is a time when amateur astronomers push themselves attempting to view all Charles Messier’s catalogue of nonstellar objects in one night. This is made possible due to the location of these objects and the available amount of dark sky observing time. I have embarked on this exercise a couple of times and it takes perseverance, clear skies and a good memory to find and observe these objects. Charles Messier was born in Lorraine, France in 1730 and was orphaned at a young age. He moved to Paris to seek his fortune and was hired to reproduce a map of the Great Wall of China, by astronomer Joseph Nicholas Delisle. As the copy of the map progressed Delisle asked Messier to assist with observing. Astronomy in the 18th century was far different from today and consisted of accurately plotting positions of stars so maps could be produced and finding new comets. Finding a new comet brought fame and fortune. Edmond Halley calculated the orbit of a comet and predicted its return in 1758. This would prove that comets are in an orbit around the Sun and furthermore that Isaac Newton had unlocked the mechanism by which the heavens operated. Astronomers 28 Worksop

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throughout Europe were eagerly scouring the skies for Halley’s returning comet and it was discovered on Christmas Night 1758 by Johann Palitzsch, a Saxon landowner. Messier independently discovered the comet a month later, before any of the professional French observers. Messier was famous but the professional astronomers did not welcome his discovery. Prior to discovering the returning Halley’s Comet, Messier discovered the Crab Nebula in September and it was to become Messier 1, the first object in his catalogue of objects which appear similar to a comet — in other words faint fuzzy objects which are not stars or planets. In order to locate new comets, Messier scoured the sky for fuzzy objects which have the appearance of a comet but are fixed in the sky, not moving like a comet would. During the production of his famous catalogue, he discovered 13 comets and this made him a small fortune in prizes. Today we celebrate Messier by finding and observing the 109 objects listed in his catalogue. Some argue there are 110, but an error may mean 1 object is duplicated. All of Messier’s objects are visible in a modest telescope and most of them may be seen from the UK, however light pollution and low elevation makes some objects impossible to see. During this

James Ince on the race to view Messier’s catalogue month the “Red Planet”, Mars will be well placed close to us in space and Saturn will be also be visible around midnight. The annual Lyrids meteor shower occurs on April 22nd and this is best seen after midnight from a dark location. Next month there is the possibility that a new meteor shower may be seen on the nights of 23rd and 24th May. It is called the “Camelopardalids” and their radiant point will be from the constellation Camelopardalis, the “Giraffe”, named by a Dutch astronomer in the 17th century who had quite an imagination. The Camelopardalids are formed from the fragments of a tiny periodic comet which has been ejecting material for over 200 years since 1803 and the Earth will pass through the debris stream left in this comet’s wake and as these fragments pass through our atmosphere at 18 km/s, they will heat up and produce brilliant flashes of light. Do take the opportunity to take a look and enjoy all the night sky has to offer. To find out more about Bassetlaw Astronomical Society, please visit for details or contact james. │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565

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Make a Will Fortnight

Many of us put off making a Will, but did you know that if you die without one, your affairs may not be dealt with in the way that you would wish. Bassetlaw Hospice’s Make a Will Fortnight, gives you the opportunity to remedy this and ensure that those you care about will be provided for in the way you would wish. From 5th to 16th May, a number of local solicitors across Retford and Worksop have very kindly agreed to set aside a limited number of appointments free of charge to help you make a Basic Will. Instead of paying the solicitor for their professional advice, all we ask is that you make a donation to Bassetlaw Hospice. Your donation will go directly to providing care for local people and whilst there is no obligation to include a gift to Bassetlaw Hospice in your Will, we hope that when instructing your solicitor, you may consider doing so. Every gift, in every Will makes a difference. Helen Eshelby, Fund Raising and

Events Co-coordinator for the Hospice says, “We have been extremely lucky to secure the services of Jones & Co and Dean Thomas & Co Solicitors, both of which have very generously offered to take part. We hope that a lot of local people will be able to benefit from the scheme whilst supporting the Hospice.” Matthew Sharpe, Jones & Co said, “Giving our time to help raise awareness of the needs of the hospice is really the very least we can do. In addition we hope that the donations in lieu of our usual fees will assist the hospice in continuing their superb support of the people in our community finding themselves in such difficult circumstances.” Richard Morton, Dean Thomas & Co said, “Everyone should take the time to make a will and this is a great opportunity to do so whilst supporting a very worthwhile local charity.” If you would like to take advantage of this scheme please contact Helen Eshelby at the Appeal Office for further details on 01777 710444 or

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National Smile Month National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longestrunning oral health campaign. Together, with thousands of individuals and organisations, National Smile Month promotes three key messages, all of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth. They are:

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The weather is getting a little more sunny day-by-day, flowers finally covering your garden, your winter coat is away and your light jacket is out! But as you all know, this is England, and although your winter coat is away, it’s not so far away that you can’t quickly grab it before you head out in the morning. So I thought I’d equip you with three timeless pieces that will take you through this spring/ summer and next spring/summer — hot or not. Whites, pastel pinks and dove grays are in this season, and they are most definitely still in next season — all you need to do is take a look at Jil Sander’s latest runway show (which I really recommend checking out for wardrobe inspiration!). The three pieces I have chosen fit those three colour trends perfectly and are so easy

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to collect water. Better education means better future prospects for the children. Easier access to water means that families can also irrigate their cottage gardens to provide more fresh fruit and vegetables for the table meaning better health. Any surplus foodstuffs can be sold at the local markets to bring in additional income to families in the village. Thanks to the generosity of everyone at our Coffee Morning we have raised £90.50 towards the county target. But as shown above a little can go a very long way. As a Group we will be ‘Walking the World’ for ACWW around Creswell Crags on Sunday 27th April from 10.00 am. A gentle stroll then a cup of coffee and a chat in the cafe — again to raise more towards the final target!

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walks of the Worksop Branch of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has begun, and we have planned some fascinating places to see. A guide will take us around, so we will get the benefit of their local knowledge. This offers a rare opportunity to have a leisurely stroll, meet friendly people and learn all about the area. Having a guide also means you won’t end up in a muddy field, lost, with no map or compass! On Tuesday 20th May, we will meet at Treswell Woods, the first nature reserve to be purchased by Notts Wildlife Trust. It is the finest example of an ash, oak, maple wood in the county. This species rich wood is a very special site being worthy of many studies, from bird ringing to snail counts. We will meet Reserve Manager, Tony Kennedy and Rob Atkinson who work alongside a number of local woodland craftspeople to enhance its richness We will meet at the woods entrance at 7.00pm and there is a small car park inside the woods entrance. On Tuesday 10th June, we will visit Laxton for a walk from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. Meeting at the Laxton Visitor Centre next to the Dovecote Inn, we will have an introduction followed by a farm walk. We would love to welcome new members, and they are always welcome. For further information, please contact Alvin Green on 01909 476276, or Su McIlwaine on 07716 567190. Alternatively please visit our website

On Wednesday 2nd April the De Rodes Group of WIs held a Coffee Morning at the home of a Whitwell WI member to raise funds to support the Derbyshire Federation ACWW project 2014. The aim is to raise £4,000 within the county to provide fresh well water to a school in Cameroon. The access to water nearer the village and the school will mean that the children can spend more time in school receiving an education rather than having to walk miles

Cardiac Support Group I have always had absolute respect for anyone starting their career on the bottom rung of the ladder and rising steadily to the top by virtue of their own hard work. This was particularly true of our Speaker on Friday 4th April at Worksop Hospital, Mr David Purdoe, Chief Operating Officer for Bassetlaw and Doncaster Hospitals. When he spoke with us last month, he was relaxed and informative, familiar with all aspects of hospital organisation and, also a former nurse now in charge of the doctors! He gave us details of

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Water, water everywhere… A water-feature adds magic

to any garden. The sound of tinkling water and the movement of light on its surface can be just the finishing touch you need either for a patio or for a much larger garden. There’s a plentiful choice of water-features of all shapes, styles, and sizes; but before you commit yourself, what are the main points to bear in mind? WHERE DO I POSITION IT? First, position. For moving water, your feature will use an electric pump, so there has to be a power-point nearby — something often overlooked. Do you want an eye-catching centrepiece for a formal garden, or just the music of running water as the soundtrack to your alfresco Sunday lunch? In either case, you need to consider carefully the appropriate position. Water-features can turn bright green in summer due to the build-up

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of algae. You can go a long way towards preventing this by positioning them away from direct sunlight. Make sure they’re well away from deciduous trees, too, as falling leaves will clog everything up. For smaller spaces you’re best off with a self-contained feature. There are lots of lovely ones available such as terracotta or glazed pot stacks with the water continuously pumped from one container to another, so you’ll only need to top it up in the hottest weather. Spouts and fountains are great fun. A spitting fish, frog, or gargoyle adds a touch of art or humour — while oxygenating a pool, reducing algae and keeping the pond-life happy. If you want moving water but perhaps have toddlers, a millstone with a low, centrally-positioned jet is both beautiful and safe. PLANTS Plants are integral to any pond. Surface-floating plants such as waterlilies not only look gorgeous but their leaves also shade the water – again, reducing algae. Waterlilies need still water, so are best avoided if you have a fountain; but a single spitting feature at one end of the pool shouldn’t create too much turbulence. Plants around the edges of pools and ponds are called marginals and do best in shallower water or boggy ground. Use plenty, they look gorgeous, they hide the liner and they’re a haven for wildlife. Marginals to consider include yellow-flowered marsh marigold (caltha palustris); white-flowered bog arum (calla palustris); miniature

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Ladies Lunch in aid of Bassetlaw Hospice Will you join us for the next Ladies Lunch in aid of Bassetlaw Hospice at Ye Olde Bell Hotel? On Thursday 22nd May, guests will enjoy a two course lunch, a fashion show from Deuce of Worksop, and there will also be many stalls to browse on the day. Items will include fashion, jewellery, gifts and homewares, beauty and so much. The lunch will run from midday to 3.00pm and tickets cost only £20 per person. Further information and tickets are available from Helen Eshelby at the Appeal Office, 4 Jubilee Courtyard, Retford, or by calling 01777 710444. You can also visit and follow us on Facebook.

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Group meets every Wednesday in the Community Centre at 7.00pm. The subscription is £1.00 each week which covers the cost of the lecture and tea and biscuits. We have visiting speakers but we also encourage Group members to put on Presentations, and help is always available with research etc. The subjects of May meetings are, as usual, wide and various. On 6th May the well-known Pontefract historian, Eric Houlder, will give a talk on the “Sutton Hoo Ship Burial,” and on the 13th Kevin takes Members “Down Your Way.” Ron Stammers goes “On the Road” on the 20th, and anyone with memories of Davy’s shop and the wonderful smell of warm coffee beans, and Davy’s cafe, will be interested in Christine’s “Davy’s photos” which she will show on the 27th May. Many of the present members joined the Group when it was founded some 30 years ago and travel from a wide area and new members are always given a warm welcome. 44 Worksop

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Lindrick Players present ‘A Tomb with a View’

The Lindrick Players will present a comedy thriller “A Tomb with A View” by Norman Robbins. In a sinister old library, which is presided over by the portrait of a grim-faced, mad-eyed old man, a dusty lawyer reads a will involving some millions of pounds, to an equally sinister family. The dysfunctional Tomb family all have their own twisted reasons for wanting the money. Very rarely venturing into the outside world they live in the cocoon of their home, Monument House. Each family member is positively barking and includes; Oliver who harbours werewolf tendencies, Lucien who leads an experimental life in the East Wing, Marcus who is unsuitably dressed as Julius Caesar, Dora who buries more than plants in her garden, Emily who needs the money in a hurry and Monica who has a hands-on approach to any man she meets. They are joined by the gloomy

housekeeper Agatha, Marcus's nurse Anne and the solicitor Mr Penworthy, along with romantic novelist Ermyntrude Ash and her nervous secretary, Perry Potter. All of them have a motive for murder and gradually the dead outnumber the living. But who will survive to inherit the millions? The plot twists and turns to its surprising conclusion. This is a hilarious comedy-thriller not to be missed. Performances take place on Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd May and start at 7.30pm at Carlton Civic Centre, Long Lane, Carltonin-Lindrick, Worksop S81 9AP. Tickets are available from 01909 730341 and priced at £5.50 for adults and £4.00 for concessions when paid for in advance or £6.50 for adults and £4.50 for concessions if paid for on the door. For more details, please visit or follow us on twitter @lindrickplayer.

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A thorny issue Lee Bestall’s top ranking roses Whatever your opinion of roses, there’s no denying that this flower is the epitome of traditional English gardening, and maybe for some that’s just the problem. For some people the memories of insipid flowers sitting above leggy stalks and diseased leaves is enough to put them off ever planting another rose bush again. Classified as a woody perennial, with over a hundred species it is still by far one of Britain’s favourite plants. Native to China, the humble rose grows well in our climate, where the cool moist winters and warm (ish) summers mean that as long as we don’t experience too much rain (which can cause petals to fuse together before fully opening) plants should live happily for many years. That said they are not ‘forever plants’ and should not be held on to for sentimental reasons. I’ve removed no end of beds planted up in the 60s with nothing more than clumps of 46 Worksop

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baked clay soil as their companion. Roses are best planted bare root between November and February but are most often purchased containerised when in flower during the summer months. If well watered in their first year, roses planted this way should establish well. Plant slightly deeper than you think you need, burying the graft (woody knuckle) fractionally below the soil. Humans are not the only admirers of roses and they can suffer from numerous pests and diseases so prepare yourself for battle. Problems include; brown scale, rose aphids, rose leaf-rolling sawfly, rose dieback, rose powdery mildew, rose blackspot and rose rust. That said there are diseaseresistant varieties, and prevention is always better than cure. If planted in good soil (they don’t mind heavy clay) and in a well prepared hole with some homemade compost or manure, then fed in March with a special rose fertiliser

before another layer of compost or manure is placed on top, and watered well they will provide you with a long lasting combination of colour and scent. For added interest, why not grow two varieties together which complement each other, or flower at different times for lengthier impact. On a sunny wall try; Rosa ‘Blush Noisette’, a great repeat flowerer with small double pink flowers, ‘Lady Waterlow’ for silky pink blooms and healthy foliage, ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ for exquisite scent, or ‘Etoile de Hollande’ for a splash of rich scarlet red. Ground cover roses such as the ‘flower carpet range’ are great for covering banks and are extremely low maintenance, or try an avenue of standard roses such as ‘Winchester Cathedral’ which look fabulous when under planted with lavender or lush low growing evergreens. Finally for a wonderful thornless variety try Rosa ‘Mortimer Sackler’. │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565

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A large 95,000 tonne per annum Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) Waste Incinerator has just been proposed in Worksop and is intended to be built at Shireoaks Road right next door to the Vesuvius development site where ASDA are going to build a large Super Store, along with it being the site for a hotel and restaurant. This new RDF Waste Incinerator will not be incinerating household waste from Bassetlaw as this will be going to Sheffield for incineration. Instead it is proposed that it will incinerate waste from elsewhere that has been shredded and pressed or dried to remove water and is called Refuse Derived Fuel. The new Waste Incinerator in Worksop will operate under the Waste Incineration Directive (WID). Residents are concerned of research by top scientists such as the work of Professor Vyvyan Howard and Professor Paul Connett, who have shown that ultrafine or nanoparticles will be created at the very high temperatures required by the incinerators, (850°C for two seconds at least) which are used to destroy pathogenic micro-organisms that will be present in the waste material to be incinerated. We urge residents to do their own research and perhaps suggest that you may visit the internet to find out more. Both Professors state that the

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Proposed Waste Incinerator for Worksop particles are coated with dioxins, and that these extremely small particles will pass through the gaps between cells lining the lungs and then directly into the blood stream. The particles then circulate around the body and accumulate in fatty tissue. Unfortunately the Environment Agency does not include nanoparticles as a separate group in the standards that they use to monitor Waste Incinerators. Some 50,000 thousand people live in Worksop within a mile or so from the proposed new proposed Waste Incinerator. Though as the Environment Agency use a radial 10k (6.23 mile) emission fallout zone, the affected area would appear to be a lot larger and will include Whitwell, Dinnington, and a wider area. Apart from the possible effect of emissions on our health, other concerns include local land and crops, wildlife and more. There is also the Sites of Nature Conservation interests close by to think of, such as the rare Slow Worm colonies which have a protected status and can be

More people living in Worksop and surrounding areas, who are not in full-time employment, are finding more and more to do in their spare time, thanks to the University of the Third Age (U3A). Worksop and District U3A recruited 332 members last year. It meets at 2.00pm on the third Thursday of each month for a general meeting at St Anne’s Church Hall, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, and we usually have a guest speaker. Each U3A has smaller groups that come together to make new friends, learn new things and have fun. Members can join different interest groups based on learning something new. Whether you like

found at Tranker Wood Marsh some fifty yards north of proposed environmental issue incinerator site. Another environmental concern involves the Prospective Sherwood Forest Special Protected Area (SPA) which has been set up to protect Nightjar and Woodlark in the area, Worksop is within the Prospective Sherwood Forest SPA. More technical information can be found on where the local Elkesley Group were successful last year in stopping the go-ahead of a locally planned waste wood incinerator, because of the ’associated health risks’ and ‘the effect on biodiversity’, quoted as being two of the six main reasons for doing so. So if you’re interested in helping with our recently formed campaign group then please email worksopagainstincineration@ for more information. Worksop Against Incineration is non-political, community-based project, of local people working together towards a common end.

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POLES, TRACKS, WIRES AND RODS The most straightforward way to hang curtains is from a pole, ideal for short, straight runs. Poles might be fixed or extending, made from wood, wrought iron, steel, brass, bamboo, acrylic or glass in various diameters. Designed to be on show, they require a certain amount of clearance above and below to look right. To finish off the pole at either end, there’s the option of a plain cap or a pair of finials, from simple or highly ornate. A more subtle effect can be achieved by using a track rather than a pole; this is usually a better option for bay windows, too, as they can be bent around to fit. WINDOW DISGUISES Curtains will cover tracks but only, of course, when they’re closed. When open, if you don’t like the look of a bare track,

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On the buses David Cook takes a look at the history of public transport in our area

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travelin the early 20th century brought with it massive improvements to the road network as people wanted to travel further. Soon a new revolution happened where vehicles with several seats appeared to replace the small amount of horse drawn carriages and coaching services which still existed. This month we look into the history of Bassetlaws biggest bus operator. The history of East Midland goes all the way back to 3rd September 1920 when William Thomas Underwood, a manager from United Automobile Services in Lowestoft, started operating services from Clowne and Staveley to Worksop using 16 grey liveried AEC YC’s hired from United. The fleet expanded rapidly although not all their new operations lasted such as those in Doncaster started in 1922 which was handed over to the borough run Doncaster Corporation less than a year later. 1922 also saw the company become limited selling 2000 founders shares at one shilling each and 5796 ordinary shares at £1 each Ernest Boyd Hutchinson became the chairman of the meetings (he was also United’s founder). United officially

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overtook the company in 1923 during which time Underwoods net profit was £4,475 including the parcel carrying side of the business. In 1924 a new routes out of Worksop were Newark and Retford and new repair facilities in Clowne were being constructed under the watchful eye of engineer; Frederick William Holmes, net profits had also risen to £6,058, Underwood put the success down to pneumatic tyres and improved vehicle design. The Mansfield to Worksop route was extended to Doncaster in 1926. The General Strike of 1926 was a problematic time for the company, as the company didn’t have a union services kept running but several staff took part in the strike which boiled over and in May buses were attacked with stones and a driver was injured from then on police rode on the services to stop further attacks. All staff who took part were fired by the company, they began their own fleet called Unity (a common word used during the strike) in direct competition finding it easy to get passengers in coal mining districts where Underwoods were seen as strike breakers. Things got heated between the companies with fines being issued

for dangerous driving whilst racing each other to bus stops to collect passengers. The company was renamed East Midland Motor Services during July 1927 by which time several other operators had been taken over and the ownership of the company had entirely passed to United, Worksop bus depot was also opened during the year taking over the Empire garage on central avenue and fifty new AEC ADC single-deckers with Shorts coachwork were delivered. During the next year Retford Motor Services who operated services between Gainsborough and Mansfield was acquired for £15,000 becoming the depot for the town. In 1929 the company was taken over by the London Midland & Scottish and London North Eastern Railway companies along with British Electric Traction and Tilling becoming a limited company the next year. In 1932 a new garage was built in Worksop incorporating offices and workshops. The company’s first new double-deckers also entered service; two AEC Regents with Brush bodywork (these lasted until 1950s being rebodied by ECW during World War II). In August 1935 Retford Coachways was overtaken including eight vehicles and depot for £18,500. By the end of 1945 the company had a fleet of 159 vehicles including 12 purchased during the war years with austerity bodywork With the nationalisation of the railways on 1st January 1948 their bus operations also became the government’s property under the British Transport Commission. Smaller fleets were still absorbed such as ► │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565

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On the buses… ◄ Glover & Bates who ran the Worksop to Langold Service and Portland Coachways from the Moaks family. In 1954 the fleet comprised of 80 doubledeckers, 116 single-deckers and 26 coaches carrying 46.2 million passengers that year alone. The formation of the National Bus Company in 1968 .With this came standardisation of fleets and colour schemes; East Midlands biscuit, cream and chocolate livery with red lettering had made way for a dark red and ivory livery in the 1950s but in 1972 this was replaced with the rather sombre all over green with white stripe on buses. Single deck Bristol LH and RE along with VRT double-deckers became standard. When Bristol was absorbed into Leyland the National I & II and Olympian models were purchased in large numbers. Deregulation in 1985 brought new life into the industry and the company was bought out by the management. Gone was the drab NBC green replaced

by a two tone green and cream livery with the ‘Frontrunner’ logo and hare appearing on buses in February 1987. Minibuses became the order of the day with purchases of MCW Metroriders and Iveco’s with Carlyle bodywork. Services in Essex and Manchester were also introduced by the company. The same year one of the company’s Metroriders won the ‘top minibus’ at Showbus. In 1988 the buyout was complete with the company becoming the 60th to leave the NBC Peter Jenner, Bob Stamp, David Wood, Philip Calderwood, Irwin Dalton and David Grenham as the management. In April 1989 Stagecoach, a rapidly expanding Scottish company snapped the company up selling off the Frontrunner London and Manchester operations and repainting vehicles into their vibrant white with orange, red and blue stripes. This also brought an influx of new and second-hand buses into the area including ex-


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Planning the perfect party

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When it comes to childrens birthday parties, parents have always gone all out to ensure that it is as special as possible. As a relatively new parent, I found myself faced with having to plan a fourth birthday party for our daughter, the first she has ever had. I’ll readily admit that it wasn’t something we welcomed or even instigated, and it was more than a surprise to us when Holly announced to the nursery staff and friends that she was ‘having a party’ — aren’t they precious sometimes? So, as you do, we decided we would roll with it, and organise our first ever children’s party — after all, how hard could it be? Well, it turns out, more time consuming than we thought, and by the end of it, we thought we’d just been through planning another wedding, yet it was a lot of fun planning it, and everyone had a brilliant time. One of the easiest options, to give your child a great party, is to let someone else have all ►


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Planning the perfect party ◄ the headaches of the planning, organising, hosting the party and even the clearing up. By going for a complete package, you would only have to write out the invites, and even these are sometimes provided. In 2013, the average children’s party cost £214, with parents having more variation than ever to choose from as an idea to create their child’s perfect bash. There are companies who offer parties based on being active, such as sporting or fitness themes, craft parties, fancy dress themes such as Princess and Pirates — which is the one we chose for Holly — and so much more, the choice is endless and is only limited by your imagination. We did however, choose the alternative option, organising the party ourselves, and decided to make use of our fantastic village hall, with hourly hire rates from just £8 an hour. We organised the decor, the catering, the

goody bags, and even had Michael, one of our designers to create a bespoke Pirate and Princess invite too! We focused on what we were good at, and left the most important job to the professionals — the entertainment. There are some great entertainers out there, from fantasy character themes, to ventriloquists, and many of them combine a multiple activities and games to keep your child and their friends happy throughout. A trip to the cinema also makes a great party; you can even take your own snacks. If your child is lucky enough to have their birthday in the summer on a great weather day, then how about an outdoor BBQ or picnic, with inflatable games, rounders and a bouncy castle? Failing that, most village halls will now allow you to put up a small bouncy castle within their function rooms — which means fun can be had no matter what the English weather throws at you!


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The average householder doesn’t usually have enough spare cash to enable them to walk into a car showroom and make an outright purchase. Yet as current figures are showing healthy growth in the new car sales market, it’s clear that the money is being raised one way or another. In fact over the last 12 months the number of vehicles obtained using a finance arrangement has risen by 27%, whereas the number bought outright was below 15%. To purchase a new car, obtaining finance is a necessity for almost everyone. As the majority of finance

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A beginner’s guide:

Keeping chickens Terry Beebe’s guide to keeping a family of fowl Keeping chickens has become

one of Britain’s most popular pastimes. Everyone wants their own fresh eggs, but there’s more to it than that: chickens aren’t just productive; they’re also absorbing and friendly. They become pets. They’re relatively inexpensive to keep, but they do need a certain amount of daily maintenance to keep them in good condition. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS Before you jump in, though, there are a few considerations you need to take into account. First – and this is really important! Check with your local authority in case there are restrictions on keeping livestock on your property. Next, you need to decide how many birds you would like to keep. As a beginner you need to be sensible and start small. Depending on how much space you have, two to six is a good start and will supply enough eggs for the average family. HOUSING For such a small flock, a henhouse measuring 6ft by 4ft will provide all the space the birds need, as long as they have an outside run and the house is just for sleeping. It certainly won’t be large enough if you have to keep the birds confined. Buying a henhouse needs careful thought. A ready-built one can be expensive, but if you’re handy enough you can build your own. Whether ready-built or home-made, it needs to be easy to access and maintain – that is, both chicken- and keeper-friendly. As well as access, check for good

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but not draughty ventilation, enough perches and nest-boxes, and robust, secure construction – you don’t just want to keep the chickens in, you want to keep the foxes out! Having said that, you need to be able to move the henhouse from time to time as the soil on which it stands becomes fouled and soggy. SUITABLE BREEDS Chickens come in all shapes and sizes, which can be a bit confusing. But if you’re looking purely for egglaying birds then commercial hybrids may be your best bet. Isa Brown, Black Rocks, White Star, Lomans, and Bluebell will all lay in good quantities for most of the year: an average of 300 eggs per bird isn’t out of the way. These hybrids are excellent as a starter bird, being both productive and quite easy to feed and keep. If you’d prefer something a little more special such as a pure breed chicken, though, then you need to track down a recognised breeder and get expert advice. There are some spectacular pure breeds that will still give you a good supply of eggs,

although not as many as the hybrids. Look for breeds such as Rhode Island Red, Light Sussex, Barnavelder, Maran, and Wellsummer – all reasonably easy breeds, and not too flighty. WATER A constant supply of clean, fresh water is absolutely central to your flock’s wellbeing. Chickens by and large are happy to drink out of a bucket, but a proper poultry font will keep their water cleaner and fresher. Keep it outside the henhouse – if it’s left inside it can create damp which can easily lead to health problems – but it needs to be under cover to protect the water from wild bird droppings. And change the water every single day – something you need to remember at holiday times. FOOD A balanced feed is very important. It generally comes either in pellet or mash form and both should contain all the nutrients the birds need. You can, however, add extra ► │ e: │t: 01427 881563 or 881565

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shavings for the bedding – not straw. Straw gets damp very quickly and then goes mouldy, which is guaranteed to cause respiratory infections. OUTSIDE The chicken run also needs to be kept as clean and fresh as possible. It is very important that the birds are not running on soiled and sour ground. Giving the chickens’ outdoor area a good digging over from time to time helps keep it fresh.

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◄ vitamins and minerals and even cod liver oil to give them that extra boost. A small amount of wheat is quite good as an afternoon treat. GENERAL MAINTENANCE Like all domestic animals, chickens need to be looked after. Cleanliness is essential to keep them disease-free and in good general health. Muck out the henhouse regularly (another thing to remember when you’re jetting off on holiday!) and use dry, dust-free NOW OPEN

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INSECTS There’s quite a variety of fleas and mites that will regard your chickens as free board and lodging, and some of them can cause loss of condition and even sickness. Control them with regular doses of good-quality powders and sprays. Chickens are beautiful and endlessly fascinating birds, and keeping them is a very rewarding pastime, with the fringe benefit of a steady supply of eggs. Why not give it a go?

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People over 60s Friendly Circle The brand new club, aptly named

People over 60s Friendly Circle, now meet every Friday, at the Kilton Forest Community Centre in Larwood, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. The entry is only £1.00 per week, with tea and coffee refreshments from just 20 pence each. We play board games, cards, dominos, and even talk about and swap books. If members want to partake in gentle exercise they may, or even just chat with a cuppa. There will be small group trips to the cinema, garden centres and more on offer too. Whatever our members would like to do, we will try it out. The club is for both men and women who would like to make new friends and support each other, in a friendly atmosphere. We would love to welcome visitors each week to come along and find out what we are about, we can’t wait to see you there.


Welbeck Abbey Bowls Club Established in 1905 Welbeck Abbey Bowls Club is situated in the grounds of Welbeck Abbey. This thriving club only plays flat green bowls and takes great pride in being a club that concentrates on friendship first, coupled with the enjoyable game of bowls. Our main aim is to provide a convivial atmosphere so that all may participate regardless of their level of skill. We welcome all ages whether they have never played before or are experienced. We do not play in any of the leagues and as such everybody are able to join in all the matches that we do play. Our season for 2014 started on Sunday 13th April and after the games all enjoyed welcome refreshments in our well-appointed clubhouse. During the season we play amongst ourselves for several cups and also play friendly matches against other

clubs in the area with mixed success. This year we now have a few vacancies and would welcome anyone to come along to meet the crowd and if you have never played before have a go. All you need is have a pair of flat soled shoes, there is no need to feel embarrassed; we are not professionals. All ages are welcome, if you would like to learn more about us or would like to try the game, give Maureen a call on 01909 477744 or email on morgan@

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Charity Ball for Special Care Unit A charity ball in aid of the

Special Care Baby Unit at Bassetlaw Hospital takes place on Saturday 14th June at The Charnwood Hotel, Blyth, from 7.00pm till midnight. Local parents who have been extremely grateful for the unit’s help have come together to organise a spectacular evening, which includes a three course meal, a raffle with amazing prizes, a live band accompanied by a singer and disco until midnight. Tickets cost £40 per person and all the money will go to the Special Care Baby Unit, who have done and still do an amazing job taking care of our premature babies. We are also looking for local businesses that would be willing to donate goods or services to add to the raffle. So get your gorgeous gowns on and your smart suits and come and help this amazing cause and have a fantastic night! Tickets can be bought individually or you can book a full table for either eight or 10 people. For tickets and for further information, please contact Laura either by email at or by calling 07854 584186, alternatively please email Demi at Demilgoodridge@ or call 07787 411565.

There’s plenty of activities at CSL to keep you and your family busy:

• Monday — Rainbow Playgroup from 9.15am to 11.15am (term time only) 50p per child and hot drinks available to buy for adults • Wednesday — Language Cafe 4.00pm to 6.00pm — Free entry • Thursday — Junior Street Dance 8–15 Years £3, 6.00pm to 7.00pm, Street 68 Worksop

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Get back to hockey with Worksop Ladies Hockey Club

This spring Worksop Ladies Hockey Club will be joining over 170 clubs across the country in a national Back to Hockey campaign.Worksop Ladies HC are supporting England Hockey in their endeavour to open the sport to beginners or previous players of any age. Perhaps you played hockey at school and would relish the chance to have another crack at it? Perhaps you would like to take up something new? Back to Hockey sessions are coached sessions for women who may not have played hockey for a long period of time, or who are looking to try the sport for the first time. Our coaching sessions will provide you with a great opportunity to make

new friends and will give you the basic introduction if you haven't played before in a friendly and relaxed environment without the pressure to perform. We welcome you to join us at our Back to Hockey sessions which will run from 7th May until 11th June. Based at Worksop Ladies Hockey Club, Worksop College, S80 3AP (Bottom pitch), each session will start at 6.00pm and last for one hour. The total cost for the course is just £10. Anyone interested in booking or receiving further information should contact Erica Hancock on ericahancock@ or ring 07880 748367, you can also find Worksop Ladies Hockey Club on the internet.

Welbeck Estates Brass Band On the 14th and 15th June players

from the Welbeck Estates Brass Band will be available at the band’s marquee during Welbeck Estate’s open weekend. This is an occasion when many of the activities associated with Welbeck will be showcased. Any player looking for a band or anyone wishing to learn should come along for a chat. Tickets for the band’s Summer Concert at Lady Margaret Hall on the afternoon of Saturday 28th will also be available. The band is hoping to repeat the near sell-out achieved for the Christmas Concert last year. Meanwhile we are still looking for players and hope that we can add to the dozen who have joined us since last December. All are progressing well in the

happy and industrious atmosphere of practice under the baton of Geof Benson. So, come along and see us over the weekend of the 14th and 15th June when you can find out about the band as well as enjoying the many other attractions of the weekend. If you are unable to visit over that weekend but are interested in joining then further details are available from the band’s musical director, Geof on 07730 569498 or alternatively email at The band practices every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 9.00pm and beginners (of any age) practice from 7.00pm. Please come and join us; you will be made very welcome!

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INDEX Aerial Specialist ADI Communications Worksop.............................. 69 Architectural Design & Surveying CS Surveying & Architectural Design....................11 Bathroom Design & Installation Carrington Bathrooms..............................................37 Venus Bathrooms & Kitchen Studio......................15 Beauty Clumber Park Hotel & Spa...................................... 33 The Palms Hair & Beauty..........................................11 Bed Showroom The Bed Chambers....................................................57 Priory Carpets & Beds...............................................36 Bedroom Interiors DC Interiors.................................................................. 12 Blinds Bassetlaw Blinds....................................................... 12 RS Blinds.......................................................................21 Bouncy Castles for Hire Apollo Entertainment.................................................56 Simmos Castles..........................................................59 Building Services AC Building Services....................................................7 Lindrick Construction................................................32 MA Construction.........................................................15 M West Roofing and Building Services.................10 RHCS Construction....................................................67 Wellow Park Building Services............................... 12 Building & Roofing Supplies Discount Roofing & Building Supplies..................29 Business Expo B Expo............................................................................19 Care — Residential & At Home Leda Homecare..........................................................41 Car Services Your Car.........................................................................61 Carpet Showrooms Neil Brodie Flooring......................................................7 Children's Indoor Play Area Kids Zone......................................................................56 Children's Parties Batting 4 6....................................................................59 Little Wishes Studio...................................................59 Chiropody & Foot Health Best Foot First..............................................................31 Jane Cavanna..............................................................21 Coach Tours CW Moxon Ltd..............................................................55 Community & Leisure Arena North Notts Community Arena.................................5 Computer Repairs & Servicing Chris Guest Computing.............................................67 Haven Kaye IT Solutions...........................................36 Conservatory Roof Conversions Another Level...............................................................23 We Fit Conservatories Windows & Doors........... 35 Country Clothing Retailer Reynards.......................................................................39 Curtains The Curtain Company................................................51 Damp Proofing DW Plastering & Damp Proofing............................ 69 Dental Surgery & Teeth Whitening Dental 22..................................................................... 35 Dog Grooming Services Competitive Edge....................................................... 53 Pawprints Grooming Salon........................................9 Sanmar Dog Grooming............................................ 66 Dog Training Competitive Edge....................................................... 53 K9 Academy................................................................ 65 Domestic Appliance Repairs Domestic Appliance Repairs...................................36 Mat Gee.........................................................................55 Driving Instructor Driver Developments...................................................7 Electrical Contractors DC Electrical................................................................ 66 Lindrick Construction................................................32

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Electrical Goods Penningtons................................................................ 58 Estate Agent My Place Property Consultants..............................23 Fencing C & R Fencing...............................................................55 SCO Paving Ltd............................................................47 Fitness Centre Clumber Park Hotel & Spa...................................... 33 The Palms.....................................................................11 Funeral Directors Dolby Funeral Services.............................................31 Robert Priest............................................................... 54 Furniture Showroom Now & Then..................................................................36 Further Education & Training Courses North Notts College......................................................1 Gardening Services DC Garden Services.................................................. 43 Greenthumb................................................................ 45 Handy Help.................................................................. 40 Garden Centre & Garden Features Wayside Water Garden............................................ 43 Windmill View Plant Centre......................................47 Gold Bought & Sold Castle Jewellers...........................................................71 Hair Salons Masterpiece Hairdressing........................................39 The Palms Hair & Beauty..........................................11 Handyman & Property Services Hammond Property Services................................. 69 Mr Handyman..............................................................61 The Handyman............................................................23 Hypnotherapy New Beginnings Hypnotherapy..............................55 Independent Financial Advisor Paul Gladwin................................................................61 Ink Cartridge Supplier Image Tek Supplies................................................... 12 Interior Design Colourbox Design........................................................51 Todwick Interiors...........................................................2 Jewellers Castle Jewellers...........................................................71 Joinery Lambert Joinery............................................................9 Kennels & Catteries North Leverton Kennels & Cattery........................49 White Gates Cattery.................................................. 66 Kitchen Design & Installation DC Interiors.................................................................. 12 Venus Bathroom & Kitchen Studio........................20 Loans Mutual............................................................................32 Locksmith Metro Locksmiths...................................................... 63 Mediation Service CP Family Mediation..................................................11 Memorials Lindrick Memorials.................................................... 40 Mobility Scooters & Aids Clark & Partners......................................................... 53 Eco Scooters................................................................49 Music Tuition Michaels Music Studio..............................................59 Will Langdale................................................................31 Outdoor Musical Event Sherwood Pines..........................................................21 Oven Cleaning Oven Butler...................................................................25 Opticians Vision Express.............................................................72 Painting and Decorating Brush Strokes..............................................................51 Paving Services FM Paving......................................................................25 M West Roofing and Building Services.................10 SCO Paving Ltd............................................................47 Personal Development Re New You.....................................................................7

Pest Control Buzz Off Pest Solutions............................................ 43 Retford & District Pest Control................................25 Pet Care & Supplies Super Pets................................................................... 65 Physiotherapy Equinox Physiotherapy............................................. 65 Plastering Service DW Plastering & Damp Proofing............................ 66 SJ Plastering................................................................ 12 Plumbing & Heating Services David Godley Plumbing & Heating........................ 63 TC Plumbing & Heating.............................................61 Removal Firm Jays Removals...............................................................9 Restaurants, Pubs & Cafés Best Western Plus Aston Hall Hotel.......................27 Clumber Park Hotel & Spa...................................... 33 The Shireoaks Inn.........................................................7 Roofing Specialist C&C Fibreglass............................................................57 Shower Repairs Showersolve.................................................................49 Soft Furnishings & Fabrics Todwick Interiors...........................................................2 Specialist Sports Store Batting 4 6....................................................................56 Staircase Installations John Lawson................................................................29 Stoves, Fireplaces & Ranges Classic Choice Surrounds....................................... 13 Taxi & Private Hire GDB Travel................................................................... 43 Shireoaks Travel......................................................... 54 Theatre Acorn Theatre..............................................................51 Tiling Service BJB Tiling Service........................................................25 Timber Supplies & Sheds Worksop Timber......................................................... 45 Veterinary Clinic Best Friends Veterinary Group............................... 65 Wedding Venue West Retford Hotel.....................................................39 Weight Loss Slimming World...........................................................15 Wills April King.......................................................................17 Windows, Doors & Conservatories Charm Windows......................................................... 13 Cloudy 2 Clear................................................................3 Countywide Homecare...............................................9 G & M Tomlinson.........................................................23 Peacock Windows......................................................31 Truestyle Windows.....................................................41 Wellow Park Building Services................................10 We Fit Conservatories Windows & Doors........... 35 Window Repair Services Ltd....................................62

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May 2014 edition of Worksop Life magazine