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Editors’ message Business Community Partnership Award winners North Notts Business Awards 2013

Welcome to the September edition of Worksop Life (North Edition) magazine. A man once said, “For things to change, you have to change!” Jim Rohn was an internationally renowned philosopher who has had a huge influence on our work ethics, our integrity and the way in which we perceive our journey through life. He also said, “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s life plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much!” For the huge majority of us, life’s never going to be a walk in the park. But it’s not what life throws at you that matters, it is how you deal with what life sends your way, which will determine the outcome. In the Worksop Life magazines each month, our community pages are full of local charities and societies who want to share with you who they are and how they can help our local community. By getting in contact with them, you may be able to improve your own life, or someone else’s, and you may just be amazed at the experiences you might have along the way. You may even be able to volunteer your time or could donate unwanted goods or any spare funds that you may have. Whatever small things we can all do as individuals today, these actions initiate the chain of being able to improve and change someone else’s life for the better tomorrow and for some time to come. Over the past five years we’ve been

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humbled by hundreds of people we have met and communicated with, who have had incredible stories to share and even adversities they have overcome. Moreover, some of the most inspirational, have been those who are affected themselves by illness, who then go on to do everything they can to help change the lives of others who may end up sharing a similar experience. This month we share with you stories which we hope will inspire you and we ask you to let yourself be affected by what you read. It’s not always enough to be grateful for what you have; perhaps you could ask yourself how will you be different tomorrow? Could you do something different to change your life, or someone else’s for the better. Our favourite quote from Jim Rohn, was “Don’t wish things were easier, wish that you were better”. We hope you enjoy this month’s magazine.

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“We have made our Wills leaving everything to each other then to the children”. These are known as ‘Mirror Wills’. Sounds reassuring enough doesn’t it! But your children could in fact end up with very little or even nothing at all. The main reason for this is your surviving spouse requiring residential care when you are no longer here to look after them. Although the possibility of care may seem a long way off, there are steps your should take now to protect your home. Care Costs - If your surviving spouse has to go into care, they will have to use all their assets to pay for their care until they get down to their last £14,250. It is therefore not a good idea to leave your half share of the home in your Will to your surviving partner. The answer is to make new Property Trust Wills. You may be unaware that legislation is already in place for you to take advantage of these types of Wills.

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Food & Craft Market St John's Church, Carlton in Lindrick will be holding their annual food and craft market on Saturday 28th September from 10.00am to 3.00pm in the Parish Centre on Church Lane. There will be a wide variety of high quality craft stalls, together with food stalls including fudge, cakes, preserves and local ales. Refreshments will be available all day, including bacon sandwiches during the morning and light lunches from 11.30am. Entry is 50p for adults and children enter free of charge. For further information about the market, please ring Kath Ledger on 01909 540624.

Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group Chiropractor Nicola Lewis, and

Nutritionist Trish Boy-Wilson, were both welcomed to our meeting on Friday 2nd August. It was interesting to learn from Nicola the differences between her line of work and that of a physiotherapist, and from Trish what we ought to eat rather what we like to eat. The talks were entertaining and very enjoyable. At our time for questions, there were several diverse questions as you may imagine. At the meeting we were able to welcome new members too. Our next meeting is at Retford on Friday 6th September, at 2.30pm, when Inspector Neil Bellamy of the Nottinghamshire Police will be our chosen speaker. Everyone will be welcome to come along to all or any meeting of choice without obligation, where a warm welcome is assured. For further information, please call Pat Broskom on 01909 562361.

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Will your next journey save a life?

A group of motorcyclists from Nottinghamshire have recently formed a charitable service with the aim of saving vast sums of money for the NHS whilst providing time-critical deliveries. Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes are the latest in a long line of volunteers who now cover most major counties in the UK. With no funding from Government and a no-cost service to the NHS — these bikers are now in the process of raising enough money to purchase a fleet of quality motorcycles, plus the clothing and equipment required to enable a first class service to our local hospitals. The Blood Bike team will provide an out-of-hours transportation service, collecting and delivering vital blood stocks, samples, patient notes and even equipment, all at no cost. Although the NHS do have an internal facility during office hours, any requirements in the evening or at weekends is currently met by using expensive couriers or even taxis, placing significant strain on ever-decreasing budgets. Donations from the public have already begun, with the team attending shows, open days

and supermarkets in order to raise their profile. However, without the backing of local firms, they may struggle to generate the necessary levels of funding required. Glen Hayes, Chairman of the group, told us that this must now be their main focus. “We hope that local businesses will see just how committed we are and that they might give us consideration when deciding who they assist, either by way of donations, sponsorship or even gifts of equipment. “We have to hope that someone who reads about us will feel a certain affinity with the NHS or maybe has a link with two wheels. We know we can provide a great service and hospitals are eager to work with us.” The Blood Bike team are also keen to hear from anyone interested in joining them, with a variety of roles available, from riding to organising. So, could you help the Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes? To learn more, donate funds or your time; please contact Glen and his team on enquiries@ nottinghamshirebloodbikes.org

New services for dementia sufferers The Alzheimer’s Society is pleased to announce the introduction of two new groups for people with dementia and their carers in Bassetlaw. Autumn 2013, will see the launch of a Memory Group and a Carers Group in the Bassetlaw area. Memory Groups run by the Alzheimer’s Society are an informal version of “Alzheimer’s Cafes”, first pioneered in the Netherlands in 1997. An Alzheimer’s Society Memory Group aims to promote social engagement, peer support and information provision. Following the success of the Hallcroft Memory Group currently held in Retford, a new group is being launched in Costhorpe. The Costhorpe Memory

Group will be held in the same format – an informal coffee morning with free refreshments, entertainment and occasional speakers. This will be held on the third Thursday of each month at The Centre, Northumberland Avenue, Costhorpe, S81 9JP, between 10.30am to 12.30pm. There will also be a new Carers Group running on the first Friday of each month, starting on the Friday 4th of October. Venue details are still being arranged but any interested parties are invited to contact Rosie Dickinson on 01909 540 354. The Carers Group aims to provide carers with practical information and emotional support to assist in their caring role.

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FOOD & DRINK

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Helen Stevenson shares her favourite baking treats THIS MONTH Apple Strudel

Welcome to this months recipe from Baking Bliss. As my husband Richard will verify, I am not really a huge fan of summer — yes, really! So knowing September is here has put smile on my face — knowing that soon I will be able to get my jumpers and scarves out of the cupboard and wrap up warm, as well as having

some wonderful home cooked comfort food, especially puddings! With apples being in season at the moment I decided on a wonderful Apple Strudel recipe to share with you. Gorgeous served warm with cream, perfect for when those autumnal nights start to draw in. Enjoy!

Apple Strudel

INGREDIENTS • 3 tbsp raisins • 1 large orange, juice and zest • 800g cooking apples, peeled, cored, cut into small chunks • 50g unsalted butter • 100ml water • 100g caster sugar • 1 tsp ground cinnamon • Large handful of fresh breadcrumbs For the pastry • 50g unsalted butter, melted • 4 sheets filo pastry • Icing sugar, for dusting • Double cream, to serve

METHOD • For the filling, soak the raisins in the orange juice and zest • Cook the apples in a pan with the butter, water and sugar for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the apples have softened slightly, but still retain their shape • Remove the pan from the

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heat, add the cinnamon, raisins and juice and the breadcrumbs and stir to combine (the breadcrumbs will bind everything together) • Set aside to cool • Preheat the oven to 180°c • For the pastry, brush the baking tray with a little of the melted butter, spread out one sheet of filo on the baking tray, and brush with some more of the butter • Repeat the process with all four sheets, placing them on top of each other, brushing with melted butter each time

• Spoon the apple mixture along the middle of the pastry and roll up, longest side first, into a parcel, seam-side down (If you like, you can scrunch up some extra filo pastry to make a decoration for the top) • Brush all over with the remaining butter and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the top is crisp and golden-brown (check the strudel after 10 minutes, if it is browning too quickly, reduce the heat a little) • Dust with icing sugar and serve with double cream

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LEISURE

The Teapot & Wild Ducks James Ince Bassetlaw Astronomical Society

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many clear nights and it has been pleasantly warm, but it will eventually turn to autumn and the return to shorter days and longer darker nights, perfect for stargazing. Many amateur astronomers see autumn as a new season in stargazing and once again begin serious astronomical observing. Late August and early September offer mild nights with plenty of interesting objects to view. If you start observing after dark and look south you will be able to make out one of the most interesting original constellations, Sagittarius. The outline of the constellations main stars forms the shape of a teapot, it has a handle a body and a stubby spout. Use binoculars on a clear night to view it and you will see that is complete with what appears to be steam rising from the spout. Sagittarius is best seen from further south, countries such as Italy, Spain or Portugal have better views, however we still are able to make

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out the “Teapot” from England, but the lowest star is very close to our horizon. The misty glow seen to rise from the “Spout” is actually myriads of stars forming the Milky Way. The Ancient Greeks imagined Sagittarius as a Centaur, a hybrid of horse and man. Sagittarius has a bow drawn and he is aiming an arrow at the nearby constellation Scorpius. The other Centaur in the heavens is Centaurus, but he is much more peaceful. If you view the Sagittarius with binoculars it is possible to make out a number of nebulous objects close by. These objects are clouds of gas and dust which outline spiral arms closer to the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way. In this area is the Lagoon Nebula a large cloud of glowing gas with a dark band running through it. This can be quite easy to see if there is little artificial light spoiling the view. The other objects in view embedded in this misty glow are Trifid Nebula, the Omega nebula and others which are given M numbers. These objects were all observed and recorded in the 18th century by Charles Messier,

a famous comet discoverer who observed from Paris. If you move your view up along the misty line you will sweep up a distinct wide open “C” shape of stars, there are 5 brighter stars making up the “C” and close to the lower end of the “C” you will see a tight bunching of dim stars, which are very hazy have been given the name “Wild Duck Cluster”. It is rather strange as they do not appear as a flight of ducks, but astronomers must have quite vivid imaginations to come up with such names. The Astronomical Society have resumed its meetings after the summer break and we welcome along anyone who wishes to find out more about the fascinating subject astronomy. To find out more about Bassetlaw Astronomical Society or gain advice about using a telescope, contact James Ince on 01777 702800 or james.ince@tgb.toyota.co.uk www.bassetlawastro.org.uk

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Fantasising about white sands, tropical palm trees, warm crystal waters? Well, wake up! Even if you’ve already booked an overseas holiday this summer, there’s work to be done to protect your pocket so you have more cash to spend on enjoying yourself (or to make it easier to stick within your budget). It may seem early, but actually that’s the point — the later you leave sorting out holiday essentials, the more difficult and expensive things get. So long before you chuck your bikini or trunks into your case, follow my holiday MoneySaving ‘need to knows’ and save yourself £100s. PERMANENTLY HOLSTER UNBEATABLE EXCHANGE RATES Forget cash, travellers cheques or bureaux de change. You can smash these exchange rates with ease for every holiday you go on. The unexpected saviour here is a credit card — not just any card though, one of five specialist cards. These give you cheap spending when abroad, in the hopes you’ll also holster the card at home. But don’t bother — I pop mine in my overseas travel wallet and it only sees the light of day in the sun. To understand why they’re good, you first need to know that all plastic providers get the Visa and Mastercard wholesale exchange rate, which is near perfect. Yet most add a hidden 3% load to the rate they give us. So spending £100 worth of euros costs £103. Specialist cards are load-free worldwide, meaning you get perfect rates. These cards are Halifax Clarity, Saga (over-50s), Post Office and for Nationwide Customers only, it’s Select Card. If you have a Santander Zero credit card then that’s also load-free, but no longer available to new customers. Only do this though if you pay off the card in full each month, preferably by direct debit to minimise the interest. BEWARE DEBIT CARDS ABROAD Bizarrely, the very worst way to spend abroad is on what I call the debit cards from hell. If you have a 12 Worksop

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Santander, RBS, NatWest, Halifax or Lloyds card then not only do they add a hidden load to the exchange rate, they also charge a fee of between £1 to £1.50 penalty each time you spend on the card. So buy something costing £5 worth of euros and you’ll pay up to £6.50 for it. GET TRAVEL INSURANCE NOW OR YOU MIGHT NOT BE COVERED If you’ve booked and don’t have insurance, you’re not covered for cancellation or collapse. Go away more than twice a year including city breaks and policies covering a year’s travel are usually cheaper. The current cheapest European annual cover is £16 for a single person or £30 for a family. If you are going away just one time, then www.moneysupermarket.com, www.confused.com and www. gocompare.com have comparison tools to find cheap cover. If you’re not online, it’s costlier but most major supermarkets offer reasonably cheap policies. It’s worth checking our which is cheapest for you. ENSURE YOU KNOW HOW TO TURN OFF SMARTPHONE DATA ROAMING Even if you don’t use the web overseas, apps can download £100s of data in the background. So you need to know how to turn off data roaming to protect yourself. Most phones have the option in settings.

Plus never watch TV via 3G — mobile web watchers pay hideous penalties when they return, for example: Three charges £10 per Mb in Canada. As a 30 minute TV programme hoovers up 500MB, an episode of Hollyoaks could leave you paying £5,000. BOOK CHEAP CAR HIRE SOONER AND BEAT HIDDEN NASTIES If you need car hire overseas this summer, sort it out ASAP. Car hire booked in advance can be as little as £10/day. Use comparisons www.kayak. co.uk/cars and www.carrentals. co.uk to find your cheapest. One thing to watch out for is many cheap firms charge upfront for a fuel tank and let you return it empty. For low mileage drivers, this can add £100 to the cost. Factor it in and pick a smaller car for a smaller fuel tank. Often car hire comes with collision damage waiver insurance that covers the car if you have an accident. Yet these often have huge excesses of £500. To cover this problem of their own making, car hire companies push costly ‘no excess’ insurance. Check if you can get excess cover for a fraction of the cost via comparison site www.moneymaxim.co.uk. SLASH THE COST OF AIRPORT PARKING (DON’T PAY ON THE DAY) Public transport is cheap and accessible for most airports, yet many still drive. If so, the sooner you book parking spaces the cheaper. Comparison sites like www.aph.com and www.Skyparksecure.com hunt for you. Also consider booking a night in an airport hotel. They sometimes offer a week’s parking with a night’s stay, which is occasionally cheaper than parking alone elsewhere.

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Landlords Association The next Bassetlaw Landlords

Association meeting is on Wednesday 4th September, at The Old Vicarage, Park Lane, Elkesley, Retford, DN22 8AR, at 7.00pm. All members are asked to attend and any other landlord wishing to attend should contact Susan Jubb on 01777 838522. The meeting will be addressed by Jane Waring of Waring Associates who will be discussing the issues faced by landlords on bailment along with Mr Roger Kingston from Smartmove who provides a service to landlords matching up prospective tenants with properties.

The Poetry People

Do you have an autumn or Christmas event planned? Would you like a different type of entertainment? Then Poetry People may be able to help. We are a group of friends who love poetry and enjoy sharing it with others. We formed a year ago and have performed in nursing homes, friendship groups and at dinners. Before we broke up for the summer, we put together an exciting new autumn and Christmas programme and will start rehearsing hard in September to

ensure we have a polished performance to offer. We present a mix of choral and solo items, many old favourites and some modern pieces, along with some lighter poems to make you laugh. We can vary the length of our programme to suit your needs and are available either during the day or evenings. We feel sure you will find something in our work to suit all tastes, so why not give us a try. For further information and to book early, please call 01427 848926 or 01427 616900.

69th North Notts Ploughing Match The 69th North Notts Ploughing Match and Produce Show on Sunday 8th September 2013 There will be a full range of ploughing classes including vintage, classic, commercial, horse

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HOMES

Origin of symmetry Leanne Broadhead checks out the latest interior trend that all adds up

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have come up with a ratio of proportions that many people throughout history have found to be aesthetically pleasing, and sometimes this ratio is used within the interior design. Famous examples of architectural works that were designed using the golden ratio include the Parthenon, the Taj Mahal, and St. Mark’s Basilica in Italy. In interior design, the ratio usually breaks down to 60 percent neutral colours, 30 percent darkly coloured furniture, 10 percent accents in warm colours, five percent of accents in bright colours like red, and just a touch of cooler tones like blue or turquoise. Other proportions within the golden ratio are also used, like using 60 percent of the space for furniture. Geometric fabrics have had a recent reinvention from their first appearance in the 1950s. Designers are now creating softer organic

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patterns, with triangles and rectangles being ever present. Mono and greyscale colours are making way for pastels, yellows and using softer fabrics such as wool and suede. Geometric prints include polyhedrons, hexagons, zigzags, circles, triangles and more. Today they are present everywhere, starting from wallpaper to the décor elements. Geometry is also very important when it comes to establishing patterns or themes within a space. A very smooth space will just appear to be broken up if a square piece is added. This can result in a rather unsettling feeling that can’t necessarily be explained. A skilled interior designer is more than just an artsy person with an eye for colour and style. Often they are wired to be skilled mathematicians with incredible geometry talents, whether they know it or not. Few people realise just how much geometry exists in their lives and especially in their environments. Even things that are aesthetically pleasing often have a geometrical explanation for why people think they are so.

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COMMUNITY

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success of the Whitwell Festival of Music, organisers Whitwell Forward have again increased the number of m fe.co Visit www.worksopli top quality bands who are to appear : In the magazine at Whitwell Centre on 6th, 7th and community@worksoplife.com 8th September 2013. The event has seen an unprecedented number of bands apply to appear, many with years of festival experience and the event is easily the best kept secret The Three Counties Botanical on the festival circuit. The 2013 line Artists meet in The New Hall, Bawtry up includes the excellent New Groove on Wednesday mornings from Formation, James Warner Prophecies, 9.30am to 12.30am. We are a group the Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican who enjoy botanical art in watercolour, and Phil Doleman and Ian Emmerson. coloured pencil or graphite. We do The Festival opens with a bang have room for new members so if you at 7.00pm Friday evening with would like to join us or would like more the DISMISSIVEATTACK! James information about our group either Warner Prophecies and the Bar call in to see us on a Wednesday Steward Sons of Val Doonican. morning, on or after Wednesday Saturday, from 1.00pm, sees 11th September or contact either twelve bands on the B&S Building Sue Woffinden on 07941 509871 or and Lafarge Tarmac indoor stages Wendy Street on 01302 742310. and the Lion Trackhire outdoor stage is home to another eight. Mickey Mouth, performance poet will be visiting and there is the chance to take part in ukulele, guitar and drumming workshops, join in on the jam stage or try great beers at the real ale bar. There Bassetlaw Mind will be hosting a static Bikeathon and are calling on the local community to help them reach their goal. The aim is to cycle from Worksop to Vienna, the home of Sigmund Freud, whose development of The Lindrick Player’s next therapeutic techniques formed the basis production is “Caramba’s Revenge” of Psychotherapy, which is used today and will be performed at the to treat emotional problems and mental Civic Centre, Long Lane, Carltonhealth conditions. The event will take in-Lindrick on Wednesday 25th place from Monday 16th September to Friday 27th September. to Friday 20th September and cycle All performances begin at 7.30pm with stations will be set up throughout the doors opening at 7.00pm. A bar will be week at the Mind Centre on Hardy available and there is ample parking. Street and North Nottinghamshire Tickets are available from the start of Community Arena, Worksop. The finale September from 01909 730341 and are will take place on Worksop Market priced at £5.50 per person (conc. £4.00) on the 20th September. As well as if purchased in advance and £6.50 raising funds to support the charity’s (conc. £4.50) if bought on the door. work, Bassetlaw Mind aims to raise Caramba’s Revenge, a highly awareness and highlight the link entertaining and ingenious black comedy, between exercise and mental wellbeing. is the story of three pensioners living under one roof, just above the breadline to ensure they can enjoy their one treat a year, a holiday to Cleethorpes!

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The play takes place in the living room of Violet’s rented house. Violet and three friends, Marge, Lottie and Doris, have formed a cooperative; they all live together and pool their pensions. Despite their money-saving lifestyle, they still struggle to make ends meet. But things change when Violet dies. Desperate to keep the house and extra pension income, the ladies dispose of the body and don’t say a word, until Violet’s long lost granddaughter Ronnie comes to visit. Doris, a hopeless alcoholic, eventually blabs when Ronnie takes her out drinking. But will Ronnie go to the police? And what will happen to the cooperative? Find out, with the help of The Lindrick Players this month!

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FOOD & DRINK

Bring home the harvest British Food Fortnight was

conceived in response to the fact that, though there are numerous food initiatives, projects and events taking place across Britain, there was no overall flagship event to bring them to all to the public’s attention in one single forum. It was held for the first time in autumn 2002 at the same time as Harvest Festival, the traditional time for celebrating our food. Since its launch, the event has quickly become a national celebration of our British food, and the health benefits and pleasures of eating quality, fresh, seasonal and regionally distinct produce. By focusing effort on a calendar date it gives people involved in the food Britain produces some of the best food and drink in the world. There is plenty that we can do to ensure that the food that we purchase and eat is British, which can be healthier for us, offer more variety and help us discover the diverse and delicious range of food that Britain has to offer: When you are shopping make a special effort to seek out British food. Pause when you select your food from the shelf and look at the label. Does it tell you

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where the food has come from? Does it provide a description of who produced it? And if it is imported, could you look for a British equivalent in-season? Support your local butchers, greengrocers, farm shops and markets that source local food. More often than not, these retailers will be able to tell you a little about the person who produced the food you are buying; often it’s the producer you will meet who sells you the food. It’s a shame that many Brits nowadays, spend more time researching and deliberating their technology purchases that they do in finding out where their food comes from. By ensuring that we choose food that is both grown and produced in the UK, inevitably we will all start to eat a little more seasonally which brings with it huge health benefits. We’re coming in to our country’s harvest time and soon you will be able to enjoy field mushrooms, lettuce, marrow, potatoes, pumpkin, rocket, squashes, sweet corn and watercress. In October, also look out for celeriac, pears and game. Our food habits start at an early age and we can educate our children both at home and in school about

making British Food choices. We can encourage our teachers in schools to run food-related activities. If you’re entertaining for family and friends, then why not cook a meal made entirely from British food. Nothing beats the old favourites like Cottage Pie or Apple Crumble. EATING OUT The average British person eats out at least twice a week. Aim to choose local pubs restaurants and cafes that shout about sourcing fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, there’s no better way! PICK YOUR OWN What is better or healthier than being able to enjoy fresh fruit selected and picked by you? GROW YOUR OWN Eating food you have grown yourself — even if it is just a lettuce — is immensely satisfying. It’s not just the usual allotment staples of potatoes, herbs and carrots that are easy to grow. Why not grow some of the British varieties of fruit and vegetables that are not as readily available to buy; many can even be grown successfully in tubs and containers without using much space. MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR BUDGET There is a myth that eating local or British food is more expensive but this need not be the case, especially if you invest time growing some of your food. However, the British Food Fortnight Website has a useful page called ‘On a Budget’ or shopping and cooking tips, easy recipes and much more.

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Follow on Twitter: @bexxxknight Autumn will soon be upon us, and before you know it, you’ll be pushing your dresses and camis to the back of your wardrobe and digging out your scarves and jumpers. The newest trend for this autumn/winter season is a modern take on the ever popular punk trend. It’s been all over the ready-to wear runways of Chanel and Givenchy to name a few. Chanel channelled this trend with glittery tweed, leather and heavy chains. Givenchy gave the modern punk trend a nod with snake skin, plaids, leathers and oversized jumpers. My best piece of advice is to mix textures and prints. For example, wear your favourite floral dress with black tights, a printed scarf and a leather jacket to add edge to your look. You could opt for a graphic tee with jeans, a pair of over-the-knee boots, and perhaps some studded jewellery. However, I understand that punk isn’t everyone’s style, so you can play it safe by just adding hints of edge — think fishnet stockings, leather boots or curb chain jewellery. Laura Ashley’s new autumn/winter range has a fantastic collection combining classic shapes and essentials with snake print, as well as some vividly printed scarves. If Laura Ashley isn’t in your autumn wardrobe budget, nearly every high street shop will have something to meet your punk needs; you could even head to your local charity shops for graphic t-shirts and worked leather jackets, or perhaps The Clash on vinyl. 26 Worksop

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COMMUNITY

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afternoon all round with a quiz and bingo expertly arranged by Sharon Hall. Everyone enjoyed the meeting and also had chance to chat with other members over refreshments. Three new members joined the ever-increasing group and they were warmly welcomed. The next meeting on Tuesday 3rd September will see Neurological Physiotherapist, Joanne Pritchard, demonstrating Falls Prevention and Overcoming Freezing. The meeting is at 2.00pm at Worksop Cricket Club and new members are always welcome. In September, there will also be the members late summer outing to The Black Country Museum at Dudley. The October event will welcome Helen Waters, an Art Teacher, who will be demonstrating painting for pleasure. Parkinson’s can be a lonely condition but our aim is to show that there is life to be lived to the full with the support and friendship of the Branch members. The Parkinson’s nurse and the Information and Support Worker regularly attend meetings. The Branch meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 2.00pm Worksop Cricket Club. For more information call Chris on 01909 730629.

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Bassetlaw NCT Our next Nearly New Sale takes place on Saturday 21st September at the North Notts Arena in Worksop. NCT members get in from 11.00am, with doors opening to the general public from 11.30am. Entry is just £1.00 and the first 400 through the door get a goody bag! As usual we expect to have a wide selection of good quality, pre-loved items on sale. We’re hoping to have 90 to 100 sellers at this sale so there will be lots to choose from, including toys, books, baby and toddler clothes, maternity wear, nursery equipment and much more. Everything to kit out your 0 to five-plus year old! And as well as grabbing yourself a bargain, you’ll be helping provide NCT services for parents in Bassetlaw and nationally, as all profits from the sale go towards the work of the charity. We couldn’t run our fantastic Nearly New Sales (NNS) without the army of volunteers who help out, both in the run up to and on the day of the sale. If you would like to be a part of the NNS

team, or could spare any time on the Friday or day of the sale then please get in touch at bassetlawnct_nns@ yahoo.co.uk — it’s great fun. As an added bonus, volunteers who give at least 6 hours help on the Friday and/or Saturday get first pick of the bargains as they can take part in the pre-sale shop before doors open to NCT members at 11.00am. Contact us for more information. Last year we were pleased to receive the Gold Standard award for our Nearly New Sales from NCT Head Office which puts our local sale amongst the top across the country. We appreciate all the support we receive from volunteers, sellers, buyers and sponsors. We hope you’ll come along and show your support in September. For further information, visit our website at www.nct.org. uk/branches/bassetlaw or follow us on Facebook (www. facebook.com/bassetlawnct) or Twitter (@bassetlawnct).

The Dukeries Singers What a summer we have

had! The garden is bursting with crops, which thrills the heart of this “digger and delver”. This summer the Choir has experimented with keeping rehearsals going during the summer months instead of taking our usual seasonal break. It has been quite worthwhile, even though at times our numbers are fewer due to members holidays, nevertheless our enthusiasm remains undiminished! We are currently rehearsing some exciting music, which is totally brand new to us all. One piece in Latin, two pieces in Zulu and one piece in English, but then we are always up for a challenge. We have lots of commitments booked for the autumn term, right through to Christmas and

we are looking forward to getting back into performing mode. The following are our performance dates for September: • Friday 6th — West Markham Church at 7.30pm • Thursday 12th — Warsop Church • Sunday 15th — Thoresby Riding Stables We do have further dates available, therefore should you wish to enquire about booking us for a celebration or your event, please call our Concert Secretary Ray Lockwood on 01636 525312, he would be delighted to hear from you. The Dukeries Singers hope you are having a wonderful summer and hope that the autumn will be just as kind to us all.

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EDUCATION

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very keen to foster a good relationship with parents and their wider community. Often people are well-intentioned and would like to help out, but don’t know how. Here are some ideas which might appeal. You could become a member of the Parent Teachers Association. Traditionally these were developed to foster better relationships between parents and schools, but they are now generally associated with fundraising. You could be involved with activities as varied as running a stall at the summer fete, overseeing discos for the pupils, or organising quiz evenings for parents. Associations are always looking for innovative fundraising ideas, and bringing in new members can bring additional contacts and different perspectives. Why not become a parent 30 Worksop

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Back to school for parents… governor? Governors get involved with the strategic decision making of schools. They attend full governor body meetings and usually sit on committees dealing with various aspects of the school, such as staffing finance and curriculum. Parent governors are voted for by the parents of pupils at the school. Core responsibilities include: ensuring accountability; acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the Head Teacher; monitoring and evaluating the school’s progress; budgetary allocation and control;

planning for the long term future of the school; setting the school’s aims and values, and appointing senior members of staff, including the Head Teacher. Maybe you would like to be a classroom helper. Classroom helpers volunteer to assist teachers on a regular basis, usually in primary schools. They may be in school for half an hour a week, or perhaps up to half a day. They help with tasks such as listening to pupils read. Reading practice is very labour-intensive, and helpers ►

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EDUCATION

Back to school for parents…

◄ can make a big difference to teachers and children. It is generally recommended that you assist in a class which isn’t the one your child is in. Perhaps you could help outside the classroom by going on a school outing. This could be a regular weekly trip to the local swimming pool, occasional days out to places of interest, or helping with the football team.

Tips for the first day back Debbie Singh-Bhatti on getting prepared for the new school year

The first day back at school can be an anxious time for both parents and children, so here are some tips to make it a more relaxed experience all round. Re-establish meal and bedtime routines at least one week before school begins. This will help your children avoid being over tired or overwhelmed by school work and activities. Review early any material the school has sent, so you can be informed about things such as; teachers, classrooms, supply requirements, important dates or bus travel. Buy any necessary school supplies early, such as new pencils, pens, folders and notebooks. This will help motivate your

kids to be more organised. Encourage your children to spend less time in front of the TV or computer and more time participating in learning games such as reading or puzzles, to help ease them back into the learning process. Buy or update school uniform early — well before the end of the school break. Check out bus timetables and journey times, and if appropriate, drive the route to school if you haven’t done it before. Prepare your kids lunch boxes the night before, with a variety of healthy foods and snacks to help sustain higher energy and concentration levels throughout the day. And finally, give lots of encouragement and support as your children enter a new environment, make new friends and learn new things.

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HISTORY

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Worksop Through Time is the latest title in Amberley’s extensive and highly successful Through Time series. The book describes Worksop as “A large market town by the meandering River Ryton, stands on the edge of Sherwood Forest in north Nottinghamshire. Widely known as the ‘Gateway to the Dukeries’, this fascinating town has an ancient history predating the Norman Conquest of 1066. With its rich and varied history, Worksop is surrounded by vast country estates and stately homes such as Welbeck, Clumber and Rufford, once part of the larger ancient forest of Sherwood.” The passing years have seen many changes in the town’s industrial and social evolution. During the eighteenth century, Worksop was known for its significant liquorice production and with the arrival of the canal and the railway; industries such as chair manufacturing, breweries and mining brought a wealth of growth to the market town. Service industries have now paved the way forward and Worksop is once again a thriving town full of historical character. Sally is an Author, Photojournalist and

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GARDENS

A Beginners’ Guide: Container Shrubs Late summer to autumn is the

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size for the shrub. If the container has been previously used, scrub its inside surfaces thoroughly. Put heavy containers into position before planting up, or risk a slipped disc! Stand the container on blocks or bricks to allow free drainage. Put broken crocks over the drainage holes and if you have something like coarse gravel put a 1 inch layer to help with drainage. Place some compost next and then arrange the plant centrally. Pack more compost round the edges making sure

Jobs for this month • If you are growing pumpkins for Halloween, you need to support the fruit as it swells and raise it up to keep it off the wet ground and deter slugs. Restrict each plant to no more than three fruits. • Clear up finished crops, clean and store any supports or

there are no air pockets and allow at least 10cms below the rim to allow for watering and mulching. A loam-based compost, such as ‘nutrient rich’ is better than a peat based compost as shrubs are likely to stay in their containers for a few years and any grown in peat based compost will need frequent feeding and will dry out more quickly than loam based ones. However, you should use ericaceous compost for lime haters such as rhododendrons, pieris, camellia, conifers and heathers. netting for future use. • Keep planting winter lettuces for a supply of fresh leaves right through autumn. • Fancy fresh strawberries next year? Now is a good time to get new plants established. • Add support to Brussels sprouts by drawing up earth around the stems, or using canes.

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GARDENS

Gertrude’s Godetia Johnathan Wild finds a favourite in the least likely of places

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the virtues of one particular plant, particularly when it’s ‘only’ an annual, but this one is truly exceptional in so many ways. It features beautiful satiny flowers like big bouncy azaleas in a much sought after peachysalmon colour. The plant also stands about 18’’ high (in the old money) which gives it a real air of quality and distinction — something which wasn’t lost on that old war horse of gardening, Gertrude Jekyll. Frankly, it’s all her fault that I have this

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new obsession in the plant world and one I hope I can pass on to as many of you readers as possible. I appreciate that I’m probably teaching many of you to suck eggs as Godetias are as common as millionaire footballers (but not in both senses of the word) and their seeds can be found in supermarkets and Poundlands every spring. Like many gardeners, I had always considered annuals as some kind of secondclass citizens of the plant world and not really serious contenders for anyone wanting to create a ‘proper’ garden. Yes, they’re great for parents wanting to give their kids a mini garden, but never in the grown-up bits. I now repent my one-eyed view of what should be grown in the garden. I recant my previous contention that, if I didn’t buy it from the garden centre and it didn’t cost over £4.99, it wasn’t worthy — and God forbid should any vistors see a seed packet

stuck on a stick next to a patch of bare soil! Admittedly there is always going to be a bare earth phase when you’re growing annuals, but you can easily disguise it with some judicious juxtapositioning (sorry!) of other more permanent plantings — and, in any case, so what if these fantastic plants have to be born, grow and flower in just a few short weeks? I’d rather have that in my garden than a boring conifer that’s as dull as dishwater to both me, you and, more importantly, the bees! I first noticed this plant when I visited the garden that Gertrude Jekyll created on Lindisfarne over 100 years ago — a garden that was so simple yet so gorgeous that I have re-created aspects of it many times and in many places since my visit. What struck me was the impact that low-cost and easy to grow species of annuals could make; not only did they look great, they also obviously looked (and tasted!) good to the teeming wildlife because the place was positively buzzing! That’s what drove me to hunt down her favourite variety of Godetia, ‘Salmon Princess’, not quite an heirloom plant but one you’re unlikely to find at the garden centre. Most seed suppliers sell Godetias in mixes of varying shades of pink, red and pure white; some also come in double form, which are all lovely in their own way — but not as striking as this rare old Princess. Fittingly, as I write this, the country has been blessed with a brand new Prince — I just hope he will be as as regal as the little princess in my garden!

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HEALTH

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Ashamed into tackling her weight problem after seeing her picture on Facebook, local mum of twins Laura Moore has now lost three stones and rediscovered her youth and love of gymnastics. “I hated the way I looked, especially on pictures of nights out with my friends, the same outfits worn to try and hide the bulges”. As a single parent, night time would become very lonely for Laura, so she would turn to food for comfort. With new determination, Laura found out about a local Slimming World group. “I was quite worried about stepping into a room full of people I didn't know, however I was

soon put at ease with the friendly welcome I received, it felt like they were welcoming me into the family”. After suffering with Crohn’s Disease for many years, Laura had endured several operations, the last of which had left her without a large bowel, making digesting foods more difficult. Week by week the pounds starting dropping off and she owes part of the success down to the

fact that she never felt hungry. Laura decided that with the boost of energy she had gained from her weight loss that she would have a go at gymnastics, something that she loved as a child, and she now attends weekly. Laura has been a member at her local Slimming world group for the last 16 months, losing a total of three stones and 11 pounds. “I am amazed at how Slimming World has changed my life, I have lost the weight equivalent to one of my twin children”. Laura has now become an inspiration to members within the group she attends by offering her own ideas and weight loss story to existing and new members. Laura has decided to expand her inspiration by becoming a Slimming World consultant and will be opening her own class in Manton, Worksop, on Wednesday 11th September at 7.30pm, Kingston Close Community Centre, Kingston Road. For further information, please contact Laura on 07739 260300 or email lauramoore30@hotmail.co.uk.

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raise funds for Bassetlaw Hospice on Friday 4th October. The event, in aid of the memory of Margaret Jarvis, will start at 7.00pm and finish at 1.00am at North Notts Arena, Worksop. Tickets cost £12.00 per person, which includes a pie and pea supper, or chilli and jacket potato, and children under 10 are free. To purchase tickets and for further information, please contact Emma on 07920 728108 or Michelle on 07989 680357. To find out more about the hospice, please visit www.bassetlawhospice.org

National Poetry Day Thursday 3rd October is National Poetry Day and Retford Library will be celebrating it with a full programme of events. There will be a workshop with poet Joel Stickley in the morning, and a Pass on a Poem hour and guest poet in the afternoon. The events will start at 10.00am and end at 4.00pm with an hour for lunch. Lunch will not be provided but there will be refreshments served throughout the day. Tickets are £6.00 for the full day or £3.00 for either a half-day with concessionary rates of £5.00 and £2.50. For further information, please call 01777 708274 or email retford.library@nottscc.gov.uk. 48 Worksop

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Explore Worksop’s Industrial Heritage at Worksop Library Worksop’s Industrial Heritage can be explored in a free exhibition at Worksop Library from Friday 30th August to Wednesday 25th September. The exhibition, depicting traditional Worksop industries including malting, milling and mining, includes old photographs from the library’s Local Studies collection and artefacts from Bassetlaw Museum. The library’s Heritage Open Day will take place on Thursday 12th

September with an “Industrial Heritage Tour” at 2.00pm to 3.30pm. Join staff in the library to hear more about Worksop’s industries, followed by a guided tour of local sties which have played an important part in the town’s industrial development. The event is free (refreshments included) but booking is essential. For more information, or to book your place, please call the library on 01909 535353.

Worksop Pensioners Association August is usually a month when we take a summer break, and not holding our regular monthly meeting at The Crossing Centre in Newcastle Street, but so as not to lose contact with each other, 28 members gathered at Papa's Fish restaurant on High Hoe Road here in Worksop, on Wednesday 14th August, and enjoyed a first class pre-booked lunch, under the direction of Mr Papa junior. Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 11th September in our usual meeting room at The Crossing when an open invitation is extended to all who are 60 years and over.

Here you will not be expected to become a member immediately, so come along (bring a friend or friends with you) from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. For just £1.50 entrance fee, you will enjoy entertainment, tea/coffee and biscuits, and a free raffle ticket. We always finish with Bingo. Now where can you get more for £1.50, so don't be shy, just turn up and you will be greeted with open arms. You will enjoy your afternoon so much, you will definitely want to come again. If you need any more information, please ring The Chairman, Des Bishell on 01909 481687 or email desbishell893@gmail.com.

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HEALTH

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Sleep: the most overlooked fat loss tool type II diabetes and other problems, such as depression, ADD or strokes. And that’s without mentioning interim problems like decreased performance and alertness, memory and cognitive impairment, relationship stress and occupational injury. If you work out or take part in regular exercise, good quality sleep will help you build muscle, lose fat, recover from injury and give you the energy to work harder or longer in the gym. So, why are so many of us lacking energy and sleep quality? There are in fact many reasons, some of which are easy to solve. The programmes you watch or music you listen to before going to bed are important to many of us. Watching an action packed adrenaline raising Hollywood blockbuster or listening to AC/DC before going to bed will have our nervous system all fired up and ready to conquer the world. Not ideal to try to embark on a restful night’s sleep. Going to the gym or performing some type of exercise to induce sleep is a

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HISTORY

Star-studded thoroughbreds from our own back yard David Cook Priories Historical Society

This month see’s one of my favourite local sporting events — the St. Leger horse race which takes place at Doncaster Racecourse on 14th September, the race is named after the family who lived at Park Hall, Firbeck. During the 18th century the family owned their own race track between the village and Langold (still visible as an egg shaped field where it is rumoured the first running of this race took place). Bassetlaw’s association with the vast ducal estates also brought with it their love of horse racing. For a time the area was renowned for the quality of the horses from the studs at Clumber, Welbeck and Worksop. Welbeck Abbey had a riding school from the 17th century but the rise 52 Worksop

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in popularity of horse racing soon caught on. In 1819 the 4th Duke of Portland’s ‘Tiresias’, named after a blind prophet in Greek mythology, became the first of our local horses to win the Epsom Derby and was impossible to pull up at the finish line eventually stopping in Epsom town centre. In all, the colt won 11 of its 13 races before being retired in 1820 by an injury and sent to stud at Norton near Ollerton. The first horse box was invented by Lord George Bentinck, nicknamed “Lord Paramount of the Turf” after his love of horseracing. His horse ‘Elis’ was entered in the 1836 St Leger but was still stabled at Goodwood. Huge odds given by the bookies that were certain it would not get there in time as horses were normally walked to each race it would have been tired out by the distance

travelled. Instead he transported it in a horse-drawn four-wheeled van and won the race. The win came on the 10th anniversary of Bentick’s huge gambling loss of £30,000 at the race so must have been great feeling. The idea of horse boxes quickly caught on and he made lots of money. Eventually he sold his racehorses and studs down south to concentrate on a political career. The 6th Duke, William Cavendish-Bentick also took horse breeding very seriously. His winners included ‘Galopin’ (1875 Epsom Derby) ‘Ayrshire’ (1889 Derby and 2000 Guineas), ‘St. Simon’ (1884 Ascot Gold Cup) and ‘Donovan’ (1889 St Leger and 1890 Derby). He built a semi-subterranean riding school for his 100 strong stables and built almshouses on the Welbeck estate called ‘The Winnings’ for his workers. The Bentick family are still associated with horse racing with Lady Anne Benticks ‘Speaker Weatherill’ winning eight races including the 1998 Great Yorkshire Chase at Doncaster and ‘Strath Royal’ who won 20 races. Both were trained by the renowned Owen Brennan who unfortunately died earlier this year. Worksop Manor also produced its own share of high status race winners. After the sale of the estate by the Duke of Newcastle to Sir John Robinson in 1890 the site became a stud breeding horses for other owners. The most famous is probably ‘Papyrus’, owned by Basil Jarvis and Benjamin Irish, winning nine races from 22 starts between 1922 and 1924. During 1923 the stallion won the Chester Vase and Epsom Derby giving his jockey, Steve Donoghue, a hat-trick of wins in consecutive years. ‘Papyrus’ also took part in the St Leger but was run into by another horse receiving serious cuts on its legs. Other winners included ‘Bomba’ (Ascot Gold Cup 1909), ‘Omar Khayyam’ (with several major American wins including being the first non-American horse to win the Kentucky Derby 1917) and ‘Flamingo’ (2,000 Guineas, 1928). The stud consisted of twelve 30 acre paddocks with large sheds which were used instead of stables which Robinson though made the horses ►

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HISTORY

Star-studded thoroughbreds ◄ feel cooped up. There were also four 20 acre paddocks along with other smaller enclosures. Robinson was another owner who gave back to the local community building the Robinson Memorial Homes on Newcastle Avenue for soldiers from World War I and helping with the funding for Victoria Hospital and St Anne’s Church in the memory of his wife and son, a jockey who was killed during a horse race in 1898. Retford had its own racecourse between 1877 and 1928. The races were organised by the 7th Viscount Galway, George Edmund Milnes Monckton-Arundell, who lived at Serlby Hall. The clerk of the course was WJ Ford and Secretary was J Howett. The second race took place on Monday 1st April 1878 under Grand National Rules with five races; the Nottinghamshire Steeplechase, The Grove Farmers Stakes, Maiden Steeplechase, Innkeepers Selling

Steeplechase plate and the big event the Retford Steeplechase. For some reason only one race event took place each year during spring, so the right handed course was never fully utilised. By 1882 the Grove Farmers Stakes had been removed from the event leaving only four races during the day. Later the main race was renamed as the Retford Hunt Steeplechase won in 1900 by ‘Chapeltown’ rode by Philip Cadman, ‘Paddy X’ won the race in 1912 whilst ‘Kelso’ became the last winner before the Great War stopped racing because horses were needed for the war effort. In 1910 the Clumber Steeplechase was won by ‘Dawn III’. During 1911 the Grove Hunt Steeplechase was won by ‘Towelrail’ over three miles and four furlongs, whilst ‘Bagpipes’ won the two mile Welbeck Chase. The last event ran on 18th April 1928 although there was a race planned for 1929 which was

abandoned due to foggy conditions. The racecourse was sold to pay of the 8th Viscounts debts and is now a housing estate. The Retford Handicap still ran until the early 2000s at Southwell as a one mile race. The closest horse racing is now done at Doncaster, Nottingham and Southwell where the Anchor Inn Worksop Handicap was won last year by Monzino. Worksop Manor Stud still breeds many thoroughbred horses including four times winner ‘Franklin Gardens’ and ‘Polar Forest’ who has come second on four occasions so far this year and Shaun Harris Racing at Clumber recently got there first placing in a listed race with ‘Tom Wade’. Find out more about the Priories Historical Society at www. priorieshistoricalsociety.blogspot.com Images kindly supplied by Bassetlaw Museum www.bassetlawmuseum.org.uk

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Mayflower Animal Sanctuary this identifies a little about you and your garden. We ask that your fence is five to six feet high and you have locks on your gate. A volunteer will then carry out a Home Visit, see where the dog will sleep and have a general chat (we do not let any of our dogs live outside). When all is well we would ask that you attend our induction course which is run by some very experienced dog trainers. There is time at the end of the session to ask questions and generally get the feel that you will be confident with the new addition to your family. We will be happy to give any advice that you may require. Each dog is an individual and some will take longer than others to feel at home and settle. But remember we will always be there for any advice or problems even after you have taken home the new member of your family. For the Sanctuary to survive we have to ask for a minimum donation this is NOT to buy the dog it is to

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INDEX Aerial Specialist ADI Communications Worksop........................15 Beauty Therapy Masterpiece Hairdressing.................................46 The Palms Hair & Beauty..................................... 9 Architectural Design & Surveying CS Surveying & Architectural Design.............61 Bathroom Design & Installation Carrington Bathrooms........................................51 Shower Solve.........................................................56 Venus Bathrooms & Kitchen Studio...............11 Bed Showroom Priory Carpets & Beds........................................21 The Bed Chambers.............................................15 Bedrooms & Studies DC Interiors............................................................17 Blinds Bassetlaw Blinds..................................................21 RS Blinds................................................................37 Building & Property Services AC Building Services...........................................43 DBM Construction...............................................29 Hornes Construction...........................................41 Lindrick Construction..........................................14 M A Construction.................................................55 RHCS Construction.............................................46 Simon Hayes.........................................................43 Wellow Park Building Services.........................38 Car Repairs & Tyres Hi Q Worksop........................................................... 7 Your Car..................................................................39 Care – Residential & at Home Clumber Court Care Home................................51 Sherwood Prime Care.........................................53 Carpets & Flooring MBH Fireplaces....................................................19 Neil Brodie Flooring.............................................55 Priory Carpets & Beds........................................21 Chiropodist Best Foot First.......................................................38 Coach Tours & Excursions CW Moxon..............................................................54 Community & Leisure Arena North Notts Community Arena........................47 Computer Repairs & Servicing Chris Guest Computing......................................15 Haven Kaye IT Solutions....................................41 Jayceess PC's........................................................34 Conservatories Bluebell Conservatories.....................................16 Dog & Pet Grooming Services Competitive Edge.................................................57 Pawprints Grooming Salon................................58 Sanmar Dog Grooming.......................................58 Wagz Pet Boutique..............................................59 Dog Training Competitive Edge.................................................57 Dog Walking Service Woofy Waggy Tails...............................................58 Domestic Appliance Repairs Domestic Appliance Repairs............................49 Electrician Lindrick Construction..........................................14 62 Worksop

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Fitness Centre Palms......................................................................... 9 Food Festival Festival of Food and Drink................................... 3 Funeral Directors Dolby Funeral Home............................................37 Robert Priest.........................................................57 Garden Centre Windmill View Plant Centre...............................42 Gardening Services DC Garden Services............................................43 Mossaway..............................................................45 Trent Valley Horticulture.....................................43 Gold Bought & Sold Castle Jewellers...................................................... 2 Golf Club Retford Golf Club..................................................18 Fascias & Soffits RGS Fascias..........................................................21 Hair Salons & Mobile Hairdressers Lauras Mobile Hairdressing..............................34 Masterpiece Hairdressing.................................46 Solo..........................................................................27 The Palms Hair & Beauty..................................... 9 Handyman Services Hammond Property Services...........................49 My Place Property Consultants........................18 The Handyman.....................................................53 Home Care Home Instead Senior Care................................54 Interior Design Todwick Interiors..................................................13 Jewellers Castle Jewellers...................................................... 2 Joinery Service Lambert Joinery Service....................................56 Kennels & Catteries North Leverton Kennels & Cattery..................57 Kitchen Design & Installation DC Interiors............................................................17 Venus Bathroom & Kitchen Studio.................11 Memorials Lindrick Memorials..............................................53 Mobility Scooters & Aids Clark & Partners...................................................55 Eco Scooters.........................................................36 Oven Cleaning Oven Butler............................................................41 Painter & Decorator Brush Strokes.......................................................15 Paving Services Simon Hayes.........................................................43 Pest Control Buzz Off Pest Solutions......................................56 Retford & District Pest Control.........................43 Photographer Andy Shafto-Bramley Photography.................38 Physiotherapy Equinox Physiotherapy.......................................34 Plastering Service RGP Plastering......................................................41 Plumbing & Heating Services David Godley Plumbing & Heating Ltd...........17 Nigel Sutton...........................................................27

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NEW SEASON OF PLAYS 27th September to 5th October 2013

21st to 29th March 2014

The Flint Street Nativity

Oh What A Lovely War

The kids of Flint St Primary School (played by adults!) present their first Nativity play in this great comedy

by Tim Firth

by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the Original Cast

15th to 23rd November 2013

To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War One. Classic anti-war play with songs, satire and sketches

The Beauty Queen Of Leenane by Martin McDonagh

16th to 24th May 2014

Boeing-Boeing

A strong and gripping drama about human relationships

by Marc Camoletti (Translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans)

31st January to 8th February 2014

SPONSORED BY CHARITY ON WHEELS

Classic and hilarious West End comedy

Entertaining Angels by Richard Everett

A delightful play with gentle humour

All performances begin at 7.30pm

To become a member of Retford Little Theatre, contact the Membership Secretary, Retford Little Theatre, Wharf Road, Retford, DN22 6EN Membership costs £32.00 for the season with nothing further to pay for tickets (SEE ALL FIVE PLAYS FOR THE PRICE OF FOUR) Full brochure of additional plays and events available from the Theatre

Theatre Tel:

01777 702002 Wheelchair facilities • Licensed Bar


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Worksop Life (North Edition) magazine September 2013  

September 2013 edition of Worksop Life (North Edition) magazine

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