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Welcome to the April edition of

Worksop Life magazine, North Edition. It seems incredible that we’ve already reached April and I’m sure many of us are all ready for a wellearned break. As you receive this magazine it’s the school holidays, so what will you be doing with your family and friends this Easter break? There’s no need to be stuck for ideas because there’s plenty to see and do in your local community, find out more within the magazine. The weather is getting warmer and this lends itself to many of us becoming more active, if you haven’t ventured out into the garden as yet, now is the time to plant your seedlings, catch up on those garden chores and give your borders a spring clean. On page 56, Sara from Phoenix Physiotherapy advises us on how to ensure we protect our back from injury when gardening. Plus, find out what to do in the garden this month on page 26. Harry Mirfin discusses the importance of making a will on page 16. Don’t worry if you don’t already have your affairs in order why not seek the professional advice of one of your local firms within this magazine? Spring is the ideal time to discover a new hobby and our community pages are full of fabulous groups and societies for you to be part of. There are always so many events around us featuring local arts, crafts and even antiques events. We bring you news of some of them happening

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this month, but there’s so much to see and do, we couldn’t fit it all in, so don’t forget to visit our website for further ideas for days outs and events at www.worksoplife.com. It’s also National Pet Month this month, on page 30 we have an article to talk about how best to care for your pet, as well as updates from Mayflower Animal Sanctuary and Babworth Animal Rescue Kennels on pages 34 and 35. If you use Facebook or Twitter then why not like and follow us on there too? We give you the daily dose of what’s on, community news and more! Find the details at the bottom of this page. As well as all of the above we have our regular features such as; the history of disease in our region from David Cook at the Priories Historical Society on page 50 and 52, tasty Lamingtons from Helen in Baking Bliss on page 8, and bank account tips from Martin Lewis on page 18. So grab yourself a cup of tea and take that well-earned break you deserve! We hope you enjoy this month’s magazine!

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INGREDIENTS • Leftover plain sponge cake • 454g Icing Sugar • 30g cocoa powder • 42g butter • 120ml hot water • 250g desiccated coconut METHOD • First of all cut the cake into squares, or any other shape you like • Place icing sugar, cocoa powder, butter and the hot water in a bowl and stir until a smooth paste forms • Then put the coconut into another bowl • Dip the cake into the cocoa mixture with a fork till completely covered, then place the cake in the shredded coconut till covered, and then set aside on a wire rack until set • It’s a simple as that, ready to eat to your heart’s content!

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COMMUNITY

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Renowned star gazer presents astronomy talk Join award-winning Astronomer Paul L Money FRAS,

FBIS, who will host an Astronomy Evening at Creswell Crags on Friday 8th April from 8.00pm. Paul, from Lincolnshire is wellknown for his talks and is the reviews editor of the BBC Sky at Night magazine. He broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio Lincolnshire. He was awarded the Eric Zucker award for 2002/2003 for contributions to Astronomy by the Federation of Astronomical Societies. Paul will reveal more about the amazing night’s sky at this event not to be missed. Tickets cost £7.00 per person and are available by calling Creswell Crags reception on 01909 720378.

the Bassetlaw Sprint Triathlon. The Brownlee brothers have brought the sport to our attention with their Olympic and worldwide success, but Triathlon is fun and accessible for all levels, all abilities, all shapes and all sizes. The club was set up as part of last year’s Bassetlaw Games by sports development and supported by BPL Leisure, and has quickly grown in membership over the year. With a mix of seasoned athletes and those completely new to sport the club continues to support the local drive to see sporting activity be more widely accessed. At Bassetlaw Triathlon Club we want to help and encourage people to try tri, and entering our novice-friendly event on the Sunday 4th August is a great way to start! The event begins at Worksop Leisure Centre with a pool swim of 400m (16 lengths), swimmers of a similar ability in the water at the same time, moving on to a 21 kilometre bike ride and a five kilometre run. With a little training none of the distances should be too daunting and as a club we can support you with any training needs. There is very little equipment needed to participate in Triathlon; competitors can keep it as

All you need is a swimming costume and goggles, a bicycle and helmet, a pair of trainers and some clothes you will be comfortable in. Timing uses an electronic chip meaning that at the end of the race competitors can use an on-site kiosk to print out their time including the breakdown of each individual section. Because of the growing nature of our sport, at least half the entrants will be first timers or in their first year of triathlon. There will be a family friendly atmosphere with bouncy castle, food outlets and equipment vendors in the finishing area promise to help make this a great event for all. Please head over to the event website www.bassetlawtriathlon.co.uk for more information and to enter.

Family history Bassetlaw Cardiac Support our elected use. In addition, all sporting skills were scrapbooking Unfortunately, speaker was unable to attend our encouraged and as he could play water Family history scrapbooking is at Worksop Library on Thursday 11th April from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Bring children along to this free activity and help them make a personal scrapbook about their family and home. Scrapbooks may include family/baby photos (please bring these to the activity), local photos and maps from the library’s collection. Staff will be on hand to help, providing everything needed for lots of fun sticking, gluing and drawing! Please call the library on 01909 535353 to book your place.

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meeting on 1st March. However, manfully stepping into the breach, Eric Baker, one of our own members agreed to talk to us about his interesting National Service life. We were also delighted to welcome five new members. Eric entered National Service aged 21, after having completed his apprenticeship as a joiner. After the usual square bashing, and training, learning about firearms (but never firing a gun), he found himself in the Military Police in Singapore. Having a drivers licence meant he became OC, with use of a vehicle for personal

polo he was all set for a pleasant time, until his National Service was complete, particularly as the barracks were close to the brewery. Of course, there was more to life in the forces than that but memories of Singapore are all good. Eric and his wife Beryl have enjoyed holidays there since. Our next meeting will take place on Friday 5th April at Bassetlaw Hospital Post Graduate Centre, at 2.30pm when Ian Hall will speak to us about the Bassetlaw Hospice. Please come along, as everyone is welcome. Please call us on 01909 562361 for further information.

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Hair Couture: Tired winter hair Celebrity Hairdresser Richard Ward gives his hair tips

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example, when washing your hair, use the flats of your fingers (the spongy pads) not your fingertips or nails, which is more beneficial for scalp and blood flow stimulation. Rinse your hair for two minutes — time yourself. Hair will shine if rinsed really well. Avoid excessive heat damage — don’t use the straighteners every day, and when you do, use a protective product. Get in the habit of holding your dryer at least 5 inches away from your hair. If you hold it any closer it will damage your hair — test it on your hand and see how fast you pull away when holding it close to your skin! Make the most of steam! Steamy hot baths and showers are great for leaving on a regular conditioning treatment. The steam and moisture opens the cuticle to allow the product to be penetrated into the cortex (internal structure) where hair can be most seriously damaged.

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LEGAL EAGLE Dean Dunham

Your rights when a retailer folds In recent weeks we have seen Comet, Jessops, HMV and Blockbusters all go out of business and the forecast is that there will be more casualties on the High street throughout the year. When a business goes bust it is catastrophic for the owners and the employees who all lose their jobs. However, it can also result in consumers losing their hard earned cash and in this respect it is vitally important that you know what your rights are if you purchase goods or services from a retailer that then goes out of business. Here are the key things that you need to know when a retailer collapses: I HAVE A GIFT VOUCHER WHAT SHOULD I DO? Use it immediately before it’s too late. It is therefore not usual for administrators not to honour gift vouchers and they do not normally give refunds for them either. For those that purchased a voucher from a third party, such as a supermarket, the news is not any better. Retailers therefore usually state in their terms and conditions that they do not offer refunds as standard if another retailer it sells a voucher for goes into administration. WHAT IF MY GOODS HAVE NOT YET BEEN DELIVERED? The first thing you should do in this position is contact the retailer and ask about the status of their order. If the goods are in stock and within the retailers warehousing there is a 14 Worksop

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good chance that you will still receive the goods. However, if the retailer is not able to fulfil your order and you have already paid a deposit, or the full amount, there are several courses of action available to you. The most appropriate will depend on the value of your unfulfilled order and how you paid: • If you paid by credit card — If the value of your order was between £100 and £30,000 and you paid at least some of this by credit card (this can be any amount either under or over the £100 product value minimum), your card provider will be obliged to issue a refund. This is thanks to Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1984 which states that the credit provider is “jointly and severally liable” for your purchase. If you need to make a claim in this way then contact your card provider and tell them that you need to make a section 75 claim. • If you paid by Visa or MasterCard debit card — If you made your purchase using a Visa or MasterCard ‘debit card’ you may be able to claim your money back using their ChargeBack service. This is where your debit card provider reclaims the value of your purchase directly from the retailer’s bank and charges it back to you. If this applies to you it is imperative that you contact the card provider within 120 days. • If you paid by any other way — Unfortunately if you paid by any other means you will not have any immediate way of getting your money back. Instead you will have to contact

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the retailer’s administrators and notify them of your claim. If there is any money left after they have sold off all of Comets assets and paid ‘secured’ creditors they will distribute monies to unsecured creditors such as customers. However, this is unlikely. WILL I BE ABLE TO RETURN GOODS OR GET A REFUND FROM THE RETAILER? Once a retailer goes into administration its refund policy is unlikely to be upheld. With this being the case it is highly unlikely that you will be able to obtain a refund for goods. However, during the administration process and whilst stores are still actually open and trading, you may be able to exchange goods if there is an adequate replacement readily available within the store. WILL MY EXTENDED WARRANTY STILL BE VALID? Your warranty is most probably with a third party, not the retailer itself, so this should be unaffected. However, check the paperwork that you got with the warranty and contact those named on the agreement to check the position. A FINAL WORD ON GIFT VOUCHERS Too many people have lost their money with gift vouchers in recent times. This really is unacceptable and it is time for change. Consumers need greater protection which can only be achieved by an update in consumer laws. However, this will take time and certainly is not imminent.

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in these difficult times, wealth is something that is the preserve of banks or Russian oligarchs. We are told that we are going to have to tighten our belts, even though we didn’t cause the financial meltdown in the first place. We are paying more for everything and getting less of it; but being British, and therefore used to disappointment, we keep calm and carry on, even though our bank balances are diminishing faster than a Formula 1 pit crew removing a wheel-nut. However, ‘wealth’, is a relative term and you might be surprised to learn that you are probably worth more than you think you are, even though you may not have much in the way of cash. Property, insurance policies, shares, premium bonds and the like are very commonly part of our overall worth. The trouble is many of these things have no immediate cash-in value and we tend not to consider them in our day to day reckoning. For

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Peace of mind? most of us then, our true worth isn’t apparent whilst we are still alive. You might be surprised to learn that only 30% of the adult population in England have a current Will and of those who do, few regularly check their Wills to see if they are still relevant to their circumstances. As a Will Writer of many years standing, it still surprises me that the majority of us avoid taking this simple step to ensure our loved ones are cared for after we have gone. Giving away our ‘stuff’ is not the only thing a Will does. Just as importantly, it appoints someone to manage those assets when we are not there. Called Executors, they are responsible for looking after everything immediately after your death and ensuring it goes to those whom you have named as beneficiaries in the Will. Also, if you have children who cannot, by law, inherit until they are 18, your Executors will act as

trustees, managing their inheritance until their 18th birthday, or later if this is your wish. The alternative, no Will at all, means no control over your assets, potential delays and additional expense in the administration of your estate and the possibility that someone benefits whom you would not choose. Not thinking about dying is only natural as all of us want to stick around for as long as possible. Unfortunately, the inconvenient truth is that it is inevitable. However, making a Will does not of itself bring the event any closer! A Will is a practical, joined-up way of dealing with what we have, in a way that is going to be most beneficial to those whom we hold most dear, at a cost that, given all the things a Will does, is very good value for money. So, leave it to chance, or peace of mind? Your family’s future could depend on it.

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Does your bank make you growl? Don’t get mad, get minted! It’s a great British whinge to complain about our banks — and with good cause. 2012 was another awful year for banking with the Libor scandal, RBS/ NatWest mess-up and the rest. Yet far too many sit on their hands complaining without acting, thinking there’s little option. That’s not true. There is banking choice out there. Make the right move and you can gain hundreds of pounds, reclaim fees and get better service. Here are a few things you need to know. RECLAIM £100S OF PACKAGED ACCOUNT FEES Millions pay a monthly fee for their bank account, often sold on the basis of ‘free insurance’. While it can be a great deal, even the regulator, the FSA, says huge numbers of these policies are “useless”. I believe many thousands of people may have been mis-sold them. So if you’ve got or had a premier or packaged bank account in the last 10 years, if it overpromised, told you it was compulsory, or gave you insurance that didn’t cover you when you came to claim (eg, travel insurance for the under 65s and you were 70), you could be due £100s or even £1,000s back. To complain, write to the bank and simply explain why you feel it was unfair. The likelihood is it’ll reject you, but that’s not too bad as it allows you to go to the free Financial Ombudsman Service, which gives an impartial adjudication. SWITCHING IS EASIER THAN IT WAS Banks’ switching services move direct debits and standing orders for you. All you have to do is tell your employer and anyone else who pays money into your account the new details. My tip is to keep your old account open for a few months, with minimal funds, as a back-up. Free £100 to switch to best customer service account If your bank doesn’t treat you right, consider Firstdirect.com. It’s smashed every customer service poll I’ve done; last time 91% rated it ‘great’. Right now it’s giving new switchers £100, though you need a minimum income of 18 Worksop

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your room seem larger (because there is more visible floor area). In general, avoid deep upholstery, bulky outlines and fussy detailing. Special foldaway or compact furniture can help — but don’t sacrifice comfort or function — and with a touch of lateral thinking you can turn ordinary furnishings into dual-purpose ones, such as a chest of drawers that doubles as a bedside table or a coffee table that includes space to store magazines. CLEAR OUT THAT CLUTTER It’s boring but simple: sort through your stuff. All your stuff. Unless you’re absolutely certain you want to keep it where it is, then put it into boxes or

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Its wonderful to see the first fresh, local, asparagus appear for sale this month and if you’ve a bit of space spare on your plot now’s the time to plant this gourmet crop. Buy one year old crowns and plant them immediately into well drained soil. You should be able to take a small harvest next year and they’ll carry on cropping for up to 20 years!

Jobs for this month • Keep an eye out for late frosts and cover any vulnerable plants • Harden off indoor sowings before planting out • Start off French beans and Brussels Sprouts under cover

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and with the weather warming up all the time and some gentle rain you’ll soon be seeing lots of changes on your veggie plot. It’s a time when any indoor space, be it greenhouse, cold frame, or just window sills, is likely to be filling rapidly with young seedlings. If you are thinking of planting some of your seedlings out then don’t forget to harden them off first. You can move the pots outside each morning, bringing them in at night to gradually acclimatise them to the change. Do remember too that late frosts can still happen in April, damaging plants that are unprotected. Watch the weather forecast and if there’s any danger of frost then use fleece or cloches to protect plants where necessary. On the subject of cloches, save any empty plastic bottles that you may have. Cut the bottom off and you are left with a wonderful mini cloche to protect seedlings that are recently planted out. Push the plastic down into the soil firmly and it will keep off not only some of the chill but also any slugs that may have their eye on tasty young leaves. Are you a fan of Halloween? Pumpkins can be quite expensive come the end of October and then there’s always the hunt for one just the right size. Why not have a go at growing one (or several!) of your own this year? Pumpkins need a long, growing season to ripen well so now is the time to start them off. There’s lots of different varieties,

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including some giant ones if you want something really impressive to carve. Look out on the packets for ones that are early ripening for the best chances of success. Pumpkin seeds are huge so it’s easy to sow just one to each pot. I’d sow at least three plants, if they all germinate and mature it’ll probably be more than you need (they can take a lot of room as they grow) but it’s better to have spare in case you loose some early on — if they all grow well you can always pass one on to a friend or neighbour and have a competition to see who gets the biggest pumpkin! You’ll need to keep your young plant inside until all risk of frost has passed. When it comes time to plant the pumpkin out it will like lots of nutrients in the soil. Dig out a large hole and put in lots of well rotted compost — or you can even plant your pumpkin straight on top of an old compost heap. They’ll bloom with wonderfully exotic looking, huge yellow flowers and it’s wise to consider removing the growing tip once three fruit have set as this will give a better chance for larger, riper, pumpkins. Support the growing fruits on a bed of straw to avoid them dropping off or becoming mushy. Are you enjoying purple spouting broccoli at the moment? You can buy summer varieties to plant now, or try Calbrese (this has the green heads) which is best planted straight into the beds where they will grow.

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COMMUNITY

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Wednesday 11th April at The Crossing on Newcastle Street in Worksop from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. At this meeting we will take another step forward in selecting a new team to take us forward throughout 2013 and in to 2014. Anyone who is 60 years old and over are welcome to attend our meetings, please just come along as a visitor for the first time, and if you take a liking to us, then simply become a member. We have so much going on during the next year such as; coach outings, planned holidays, our Christmas Lunch at a restaurant, and a bumper Christmas Party in December. Not forgetting trips to the theatre and a garden party in June with lots of food and fun. Each month, we have a great time at each of our meetings, with interesting speakers and demonstrators and we do also play Bingo which is always a favourite. So please don’t wait to be asked again, pick up a friend and bring him or her to our next meeting for only £1.50, where there will be tea or coffee, biscuits, a free raffle ticket, and a free game of prize Bingo. For further information, please contact the chairman Des Bishell on 01909 481687 or email desbishell893@gmail.com. If you would like to spend a couple of happy hours in great company we look forward to seeing you soon.

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Much more than a pleasant pony ride

If you go down to Wallingwells on Sunday afternoons you may well see the new Worksop and District RDA Charity at work. Based at Wallingwells Equestrian Centre, S81 8BX, Janie Hancock, is a BHSAI qualified instructor with many years of experience. She is helped by volunteers to provide horse-riding for disabled riders each week with a waiting list for places. Horse-riding as a therapy is hugely beneficial for people with disabilities. It stimulates parts that other exercise cannot reach. Many riders cannot exercise any other way and riding involves balance, co-ordination and movement, which the horse initiates. The rider then uses every available muscle in their body, especially those used to smile! Independent movement is very important, especially for those who normally use a wheelchair. The opportunity to be in control and head and shoulders above everyone else is uplifting! Riding requires active involvement and teaches new skills. It improves confidence, self discipline and self image. Children who may not normally interact with other people are likely to talk to the horse. Horses are never patronising and completely unimpressed by a rider’s designer gear, abilities or limitations. Riders take charge and consider the needs of the horse – something we all take for granted but denied to those requiring constant care themselves. Trained volunteer instructors design lessons for therapeutic value

and can accommodate the national curriculum. Riders enjoy the fun first, the therapy is incidental — it’s the horse that makes the difference. The RDA say, “We are delighted this group is on the way to becoming a full charity — demand far exceeds available places in north Nottinghamshire. We wish them every success.” New volunteers are urgently needed. All our volunteers agree helping with RDA is so rewarding. To ask about volunteering please call 07767 662320 (RDA mobile), 01909 730638 (Wallingwells Equestrian Centre), 07976 624531 (Mark O’Brien) or visit www. wallingwellsequestriancentre.co.uk.

Worksop Flower Club The next Worksop Flower Club meeting will be on the Monday 1st April at St Anne’s Church Hall at 6.50pm. The demonstration will be called “Affinity” by

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PETS

Puppies are normally vaccinated at eight and 10 weeks, and kittens at nine and 12 weeks, with an initial course of two injections. They will then need to be given a booster 12 months after their first vaccination, and regularly throughout their lives. Older pets may need additional vaccinations as their immunity can decline. Here are the main diseases that pets are routinely vaccinated against: • Dogs — canine parvovirus, canine distemper virus, leptospirosis and infectious canine hepatitis. Dogs may need a kennel cough vaccine if they will be spending some time in kennels. This protects against parainfluenza virus and bordetella bronchiseptica. If you are taking your dog abroad, they may also need to be vaccinated against rabies. • Cats — feline infectious enteritis, feline herpes virus, feline calicivirus and feline leukaemia virus (if they are at risk). • Rabbits — myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD). • Many of these diseases are now thankfully very rare, but if an animal does catch one, they can be difficult and expensive to cure, or even fatal. Some can also be transmitted to humans.

Protect your pet National Pet Month Alex Brown on keeping your pet up to date with their shots

Use National Pet Month as a reminder to make sure your animals are properly vaccinated This year’s National Pet Month runs from 1st April to 6th May. The campaign aims to tell people about the benefits of having a pet and create awareness of how we should care for them. It also highlights the role and value of working companion animals, such as guide dogs. There will be pet-themed events all over the country during the month, including open days, fundraising events, shows and fun competitions.

Last year’s campaign raised around £12,000 for local charities. You can find out what’s happening near you at www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk. A free pack for event organisers and lots of useful tips are also available from the website. Of course, one of the main ways we can keep our furry friends healthy and happy is by getting them regularly vaccinated against infectious diseases. For the first few weeks of their lives, puppies and kittens will be protected from infections by their mother’s milk, as long as she has been regularly vaccinated. However, after this time they will need regular vaccinations.

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all day where they get very bored, even though their carers spend as much time as they can with them to stimulate and train basic commands they still need a jolly good walk. Early morning would be best, while their kennels are being cleaned. If we could get a number of people to walk our dogs it would also be an ideal opportunity to make friends too. Please don’t forget to put in your diaries our next fundraising event the 8th June at Ye Old Bell, Barnby Moor, Retford. It’s our Wild West night, with plenty of Cowboys and Indians. There will be an auction and raffle, live band, disco, prize for best dressed and the ticket price includes supper. Tickets are £20 each, please call for further information 01302 711330 or 07969 203206 for tickets. This is proving to be a popular night so call soon for tickets. Please call us if you are considering adopting a cat or dog we will be happy to help and point you in the right direction. Please call the Sanctuary on 01302 711330 or Margaret on 07969 203206.

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Are you fit for travel?

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— the first Nearly New Sale of 2013! If you’ve not been along to one of our nearly new sales before you’ll probably be really surprised at the amount of good quality, pre-loved items that are on sale. Everything from clothes to maternity wear to pushchairs to nursery equipment — all you need to kit out your 0–five year old! This sale has proved really popular with sellers and we allocated all our 100 seller places within 48 hours of opening up registration. At the last sale we had more than 500 people through the door so we hope that this sale is going to be as busy as ever. The sale takes place on Saturday 27th April at the North Notts Arena, Worksop. Doors open at 11.30am (but if you’re an NCT member you get in 30 minutes early to have first perusal of the bargains!). The first 400 people through the door get a goody bag to take away. As well as wanting to attract shoppers to our sale we are also always on the lookout for volunteers to help out on the day. As a volunteer committing at least six hours to the sale you get to take part in the pre-shop before doors open to members or the public — a great opportunity to have first pick of the bargains! Contact us at bassetlawnct_nns@yahoo.co.uk if you’re interested in volunteering. For more information about Bassetlaw NCT events and activities visit our website at www.nct. org.uk/branches/bassetlaw or follow us on Facebook www. facebook.com/bassetlawnct or Twitter @bassetlawnct.

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Dukeries Decorative and Fine Arts Association

The Dukeries Decorative and Fine Arts Association is a member of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts. Its members enjoy lectures on all aspects of the arts, visits to places of historic interest, such as galleries, exhibitions, a five day holiday tour, a study day on a specialist subject and a matinee visit to a Royal Shakespeare Company production at Stratford. The lecture meetings are held at 2.00pm at St Anne's Church Hall, Worksop on the first Wednesday in the months of February to July and then September to December. A strawberry tea follows the July lecture and in December an extra lecture is followed by Christmas lunch. The society is also closely involved in heritage preservation. Volunteers have sewing projects at Hardwick Hall, book preservation at Lincoln

Will you brave the Worksop Fire Walk? Have you ever wondered what

it’s like to face the ultimate challenge of walking on over hot coals? The Worksop Fire Walk is intended to help raise money for Children with Cancer, and anyone can take part from four years to 98 years old. The aim is simple — to try to raise as much money as possible. The Fire walk will be held on Saturday 11th May, from 1.00pm to 4.00pm situated at the old market square, Worksop. There will be a DJ present and a raffle. This is a great opportunity to take part in an extraordinary once in a life-time experience on your doorstep! The council and the market manager

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Cathedral and the accessioning of artefacts at Mansfield museum. Two new projects are to start in 2013. A group of members also undertake the recording of the contents of churches of all religions. The record of St Peter’s, Thorpe Salvin's, is nearly completed and work at Babworth Church is about to start. Young people are not forgotten and each year a donation is made in support of a project undertaken by schools or arts group within the Dukeries area which includes Retford, Worksop and the rural villages. New members are very welcome and there is the opportunity to attend lectures as a visitor for a taster session where a warm welcome awaits. If you are interested please contact the chairman, Val Williamson on 01777 228918, who would be delighted to hear from you.

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have also got involved and are helping to bring the town together for this great fundraising event. We are also asking local businesses to nominate a person to take part in the Fire Walk. We will definitely be in good hands, as twice Guinness World Record holder Scott Bell will be running the event. An entrance fee of only £35 is required, and then we ask you to raise funds of between £60 to £100 in sponsorship money, which will be then collected at the event. For further information, please contact Elle on 07583 793881 for registering a place and to receive a sponsor form for Children with Cancer. to jan_williamson@tiscali.co.uk if you wish to be included in the directory. This will be available to help people with a diagnosis of dementia, their carers or those concerned about their memory to access help and support.

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Kath Bennet takes a look at the best children’s book this month Winnie’s Dinosaur Day Valerie Thomas & Korky Paul

It is easy to see how Winnie the Witch has become such a favourite character for young readers everywhere. This is her thirteenth outing and, as always, things don’t go totally to plan. Accompanied by her faithful cat Wilbur, Winnie loves to visit the museum. Not only are there buttons to press and levers to pull, there are dinosaurs! Not real ones sadly — just bones and skeletons. Winnie would love to see a real dinosaur — Wilbur is not so keen. So when the museum runs a competition to draw or model a dinosaur, Winnie

is determined to win... even if she needs some magic to help. Thomas and Paul work as a perfect team to bring Winnie and Wilbur to life. The words are well judged and often understated, whilst Paul’s illustrations help to draw the reader in, giving depth and detail to the whole story. Winnie may not always get it right, but it is bound to work out in the end — and children will love returning to the story again and again and again.

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our volunteer qualified Walk Leaders. Each walk usually takes between about two to two and a half hours and cover distances ranging from four-and-half miles to six miles long. There is also a shorter walk available for the less adventurous; all you need are sensible outdoor clothes, walking boots and maybe a small bottle of water. So why not get out for a breath of fresh air every once in a while, and join us for a great walk? Each planned walk starts at ‘Andy’s Cafe’ every Wednesday at 10.00am, but it’s advisable to arrive at 9.45am. The cafe is located in the wooded area halfway up the hill between Costhorpe and Langold, with plenty of parking available, with a nearby bus stop too! You can either just turn up on the day or if you need further information, please contact our secretary June, on 01909 540426, or vice chairman John, on 07718 279165.

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HISTORY

wiped out; William Snowden and three of his children died between August and October 1604, the Cottingham’s lost four children in a fortnight whilst the Winserley’s lost three of their family within 48 hours. On 19th July an Order of Court requested eighteen surrounding parishes pay for the “relief of men infected”. In 1646 another ‘Infection’ occurred when Henry Brooks ‘a soldier’ died on 30th July, this small outbreak killed seven. During 1631 thirty eight died in Gringley. By 15th July the township was put under quarantine which lasted until 1st February 1632. That July a complaint was upheld against Sir Francis Thornhagh by Thomas Bulloch and Matthew Walsham for non-payment of wages for work done to “Sweeten and cleanse divers houses which had been infected”. An outbreak in East Retford between 20th May and 10th October 1664 was blamed on recent flooding and stagnant water. 66 victims were buried in a plague-pit in the northern part of the church yard. The broadstone has a long tradition of being the place where coins were dropped in vinegar in exchange for goods. The Parish register even had a plague cure written in it although it is doubtful that this worked.

Death in the Dukeries David Cook Priories Historical Society

The human body is host to many bacteria and other microbes which help us to turn food into energy and do other important jobs. Sometimes, however, foreign bodies arrive whose only interest is to propagate themselves with no respect to how much damage they deal to their host. This month we look into plagues and diseases and how they have affected our past. Leprosy was a fungal disease brought back from the Crusades causing a slow death through limbs falling off, it was such a serious disease that a man’s wife could separate from him without loss of property or possessions. The church took care of those afflicted creating hospitals called lazar houses with chapels so they could still attend 50 Worksop

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a religious service. Blyth had two lazar houses — St Edmund’s and St John the Evangelist. There is only one historical mention for St Edmund’s from 1228. Its location has never been found although it was built near the north gate and relied on public donations. St John’s was founded by William de Cressy who held the manor at Hodsock, where Spital Farm now stands. The land was protected by a papal bill in 1226. Royalty also took note, giving land to the chaplains. By 1446 it was rebuilt for the use of pregnant women and poor strangers. The chapel still stands, reused as the village school and now two cottages. Bubonic plague was a recurring problem in medieval times. It hit Worksop in 1604 when Anne Hoddell — ‘a stranger’ — died on August 17th and by the end of 1605 fifty-four had perished. Local families were nearly

The first reported case of polio in the England was in Worksop on 14th August 1835. Dr John Badham was called to look at Ann Hare, a two year old whose symptoms included drowsiness, paralysis of both legs and her inwardly turned eyes. Five days of treatment with blisters (irritant to encourage healing) to the spine, cataplasms (poultices) to the leg and cold applications of calomel (mercury based cathartic) to the head relieved the drowsiness and eyes problems though her leg never fully recovered. Within a few weeks two more infant girls and a boy, John Hollis, had been seen with similar symptoms. Details of the cases were published in the London Medical Gazette Volume 17. Unfortunately Badham died of TB in 1840 just before Jacob von Heine’s publication of treatments which were used until vaccines came out in the 1950s. ►

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Death in the Dukeries ◄ The Cholera pandemic of 1832 came into Nottinghamshire via an outbreak in Gainsborough that June. Retford’s first case occurred on 18th August when a bricklayer from Ordsall succumbed and cases were reported until 21st September. Recommendations from the local surgeons to the Lancet were bleeding with opium, calomel and castor oil as a purge and ipecacuanha (medicinal plant) as an emetic. Cholera returned in 1848 and the spread throughout the county was recorded in the “Report on the Mortality of Cholera in England 1848–49” with most cases recorded in the first August. The report notes the average time between the attack and death in Stockwith at only 14 hours! Maria Wilcockson, brought Cholera back to Worksop in 1854 after contracting it on a fishing vessel whilst on holiday. The disease quickly spread through Marecroft, nicknamed “Cholera Row”, killing 17 in September alone. All

the bodies except Maria were buried in a communal grave in the churchyard. A public health inspection report of Worksop in 1850 describes the squalid conditions around Church Walk where piggeries, open sewerage ditches and heaps of manure led to fever and Marecroft where sewerage had found its way into the water table contaminating the well used for drinking water. Henry Hase, the local surgeon, portrayed the families crammed into houses “in bad repair”. He described how the death rate in an eight year period had increased from 17 to 27.2 per 1,000 and the average age of death had plummeted to 29 years,four months, due to regular outbreaks of diarrhoea, flu and dysentery. Recommendations included introducing a fresh water supply; sorting out drainage, cleaning the streets regularly and the removal of refuse to agricultural land for fertiliser. In 1875 the Worksop Water Works Act was approved, water was initially

sourced from a reservoir near Sunnyside until in 1881 when Bracebridge waterworks was constructed. Victorian Worksop was on the forefront of the fight against Diphtheria. Dr Urquhart Walker bought imported serums which were derived from inoculating horses with Klebs-Loeffler bacilius. The horse produced antitoxins which were then removed from its blood and injected into the sufferer’s blood stream. On 18th August 1894 a case was brought in with a temperature of 103 and pulse rate of 140. Within hours of treatment his temperature returned to normal and the following day the membrane in the throat came away. Fortunately modern medical practices have meant most disease outbreaks can be confined and treated quickly. So the next time you have a cold, remember it could be a lot worse! Find out more about the Priories Historical Society at www. priorieshistoricalsociety.blogspot.com

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Ryton Chorale Ryton Chorale is a large, Worksop-based, Bassetlaw community choir that has been in existence since 1982. We are settling in with our new Musical Director, Mark McCombs who came to join us last November. Our next concert will be performed at the Priory church in Worksop on Saturday 13th of April at 7.00pm. It will begin with the beautifully haunting Requiem by Faure. After the interval, sit back and enjoy the Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini, a lively piece to finish off this spring concert. Our soloists will be Soprano, Chloe Saywell; Alto, Debra Finch; Tenor, Joseph Buckmaster and Bass, Jon Openshaw. The organist will be Peter Heginbotham and the pianist will be Fraser Wilson. The Conductor is Mark McCombs. Tickets can be obtained from the Tourist Information office in Worksop, The Bookworm in Retford and from choir members. Alternatively you can call 01427 880491 for tickets and more information. Come and join us for a beautiful concert in a wonderful setting. Our February “Taste of India” was well received by our members and was a change from our usual speakers. Amanda Dosanjh came and gave us a demonstration of how to wear a sari giving additional information about variations of dress and customs in India while she worked. Our two models Dawn Short and Anita Batty looked very elegant and they were given the caste marks and red lipstick together with appropriate jewellery to finish the effect. We were then introduced to Julie who teaches Yoga and has 54 Worksop

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leave her husband. He is taking steps to buy a house for them to live in. Mark is taking steps to marry his fiancée, a woman recently arrested for soliciting. Simultaneously set over three floors of a crumbling mansion house, Taking Steps follows this mismatch of people over the course of one night and a following morning. This show marks a return to staple comedy diet for Dukeries Theatre Group following their recent excursion with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. It’s unmistakably Ayckbourn and the twist this time (there’s usually one) is that the play takes place in three rooms over three

floors but simultaneously on the one stage. If you remember Ayckbourn’s How the Other Half Loves or Cooney’s Run for your Wife you’ll get the general idea. The humour comes not only from the funny lines but also from the fact that you can see what’s happening elsewhere in the house at the same time. Ayckbourn has actually conceded that this is a farce, the only one he actually admits to, so it should be great fun. The show runs from Thursday 11th April to Saturday 13th April at the Acorn Theatre in Worksop, with the curtain up 7.30pm. Tickets are only £6 and can be obtained from the box office on 01909 501817.

New home for Fun Club Fun Club will be relocating to

NCC Valley Young Peoples Centre on 22nd April 2013. Fun Club is a local breakfast afterschool and holiday club that has been established since 2003 for children ages three to 11 years, this move will be an opportunity for the already popular out of school service to grow from strength to strength. Kelly Scott said “everything we provide will remain the same we will just use the Walking bus to take Norbridge Academy children to and

Shireoaks WI been to India and studied the subject in detail and we were all then taught some “sitting yoga”. This was great fun and suitable for all ages, even those of us with arthritic limbs could do some of the exercises, and everyone agreed that the exercises were easy to do at home and the breathing techniques were very relaxing. Afterwards we were treated to some Indian style nibbles and curries prepared by our

from school which already works well for St Johns and Redlands children”. Opening for Breakfast for Norbridge Academy children, after school Club for Norbridge, Redlands and Saint Johns, however other local schools are considered. Fun Club still have availability for both breakfast and afterschool sessions, for more information check out their website www.funclub2011.co.uk or call Fun club on 07772 493894 or email any enquiry to funclub2011@hotmail.co.uk. President Helen and Secretary Dawn who had gone to a lot of trouble to make the evening a great success. Our last meeting was on Thursday 21st March, and it was our birthday meeting, when David Templeman gave a talk entitled “Two Queens and a Countess”. Our AGM is on 18th April, when members will hopefully all make various contributions. All meetings are held in the Village Hall at 7.00pm and new members and visitors are always very welcome. A new programme for the year will be available shortly.

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HEALTH

Gardening, a pain in the back! Sara Jeffs BSc (Hons) MCSP Phoenix Physiotherapy & Laser Clinic

Winter is finally over, gardening season is upon us, and this is the time of year when we get an increased number of people visiting our clinic because they have injured their backs or necks through too much digging, weeding, potting or planting. Recent statistics show that eight out of 10 people will suffer with back pain at some point in their lives, and because of the strain that a lot of gardening positions put on the spine, even the most avid, green-thumbed gardeners can have their hobby ruined by back pain. Before you hang up your spade for good, take a look at some simple ways you can protect yourself when gardening and prevent injury. 56 Worksop

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POSTURE, POSTURE, POSTURE We all know we should try to keep our spine straight and symmetrical, but applying this in the garden can be tricky. Simple things like bending from the knees rather than the spine, and always facing the task at hand rather than twisting and turning, can make a big difference to the state of your back after a weekend in the garden. SPLIT UP YOUR TIME We are all guilty of doing things in extremes, for example, panicking that we are behind schedule with our garden and then taking a whole day to blitz it, working for hours at a time. It is important to take regular breaks and to pace your gardening activities. It is advisable to stop every 30 minutes for a break and do a few simple stretches before resuming.

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A good read LEISURE

Kath Bennet takes a look at one of the best books this month Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Douglas Adams When Douglas Adams’ novel was adapted for television, purists complained that the version shown bore little resemblance to the original. That may be true, but it is perfectly possible to enjoy both. The ‘detective’ element in the title is not entirely misleading — there is a detective story here, albeit one that doesn’t follow any of the usual patterns of the genre. As might be expected, Adams interweaves humour, science fiction and a strong sense of the absurd, along with characters who are essentially

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believable and sympathetic, creating a novel which is much more than the sum of its parts. The plot is almost impossible to summarise. There is a horse stuck in the bathroom of a Cambridge college for a start. An Electric Monk is on the loose. And Samuel Taylor Coleridge is particularly important. Early in the story, electronics entrepreneur Gordon Way, finds himself unexpectedly murdered and refuses to accept that death is indeed the end. His employee Richard MacDuff, soon finds that the sofa stuck halfway up the staircase to his flat is the least of his problems — not least when his old university acquaintance Dirk Gently, telephones him

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TECHNOLOGY

Firefox joins the mobile OS fray Graham Iek checks out the pros & cons of the four biggest browsers

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plan; the market for mobile operating systems is becoming an increasingly crowded place, with key players such as Microsoft and Research in Motion (RIM, makers of the Blackberry) trying to carve out some market share with all singing, all dancing new operating systems. It is also a market that is dominated by one player, Google Android. Research suggests that in 2012 Android provided the operating system for a dizzying 68.4% of mobile devices sold worldwide. Add in the 19.4% taken by Apple’s iOS and that leaves little more than 11% of the market to be fought over by everyone else. Mozilla acknowledge this problem and have strategies in place to deal with it. First of all, the operating system is provided free to handset manufacturers and software developers. This compares with Windows which is notoriously

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ANY GENUINE LIKE FOR LIKE QUOTE WILL BE BEATEN

INCLUDING INTERNET QUOTES PLEASE BRING YOUR PRINTED QUOTE WITH YOU

Unit 11 | Sandy Lane Industrial Estate | Worksop | S80 1TN

01909 509020

e-mail: timberfloors1@aol.com

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Worksop Life (North Edition) magazine April 2013 edition  

April 2013 edition of Worksop Life (North Edition) magazine

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