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Welcome to the February edition of Worksop Life South Edition. Winter finally arrived and with it the snow, and after having a covering of the white stuff on the ground now for well over a week, and still four inches left to melt, we can say with some conviction that ‘we’re over it!’. Hopefully as you receive this edition, it will be a little bit warmer and as like last year we will even start to see the first shoots of snowdrops and daffodils. There’s also no escaping the fact that this month Valentine’s Day occurs once more. A day to embrace for loved-up couples, or a hyped-up commercialised day? We know we don’t need an excuse to say those three precious words, yet sometimes we do need a bit of prompting and a reminder so why not forget the cheesy cards and red balloons this year and find a new way to say ‘I love you’ this 14th February. If you are on a quest to find a new companion, then there are lots of ways to meet new people and Debbie Bhatti-Singh gives us an objective overview of some of the most popular on page 27. If your goal is to cook a lovely meal for your loved ones, you can’t go wrong with this month’s winter warmer dish from our resident cook Richard on page 24, and for afters you could always indulge in the

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sweet treat from Helen on page 6. For us Valentine’s Day is now a birthday celebration, and this year it will be the big three for our daughter Holly and we can’t wait! Getting the most for your money and saving for the future don’t always go hand in hand, yet this magazine is packed with consumer advice. Paul Flynn discusses what the new Government Work Place Pension means for both employers and employees on page 30. Whereas this month’s article from Martin Lewis has an emphasis on protecting your wallet from rising heating bills and gives some handy tips on page 10. Hair stylist to the stars Richard Ward gives his tips for keeping your locks luscious as the years advance on page 22, Phoebe Hodge encourages us to give blood on page 32 and David Cook from the Priories Historical Society traces the history of the turnpike in another fascinating read on pages 26 and 27. One of our favourite features this month is all about the pros and cons of eReaders on page 12! In addition to the above, you’ll find many more great features and the latest from your community, we hope you enjoy this month’s magazine.

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Helen Stevenson shares her favourite baking treats THIS MONTH Pistachio and Chocolate Fudge

Hello everyone! And welcome to the February recipe from Baking Bliss. As I write this, we are covered in a blanket of snow, so while it is cold outside, there is no better thing to be doing in my opinion than baking some of my wonderful Pistachio Chocolate Fudge. It is so easy to make, perfect to do with the kids or maybe make as a gift to your special

someone on Valentines Day, which is just over two weeks away. Whatever you decide to do, once made, make sure you keep it in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer. Utter bliss I promise you. Look out next month for my Mothering Sunday Cake recipe!

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INGREDIENTS • 350g dark chocolate, chopped • 397g condensed milk • 30g butter • Pinch of salt • 150g pistachio nuts, shells removed

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Worksop Archaeological and Local Historical Society events for 2013 The Worksop Archaeological and Local Historical Society have a packed schedule of events for 2013. Meetings are held at the Station Hotel, Carlton Road, Worksop at 7.30pm.

• 28th February — Rockingham China by the Leader Brothers • 28th March — Hidden Treasures of Chatsworth by Lorraine Mayfield • 25th April — Temple Newsum House by John Gillegan • 23rd May — Mine to Museum (Caphouse Colliery) by Willie Mc Granagham • 27th June — Welbeck Abbey by Derek Adlam (Members only) Meet at the Harley Gallery at 2.00pm • 12th September — AGM followed by Images of Worksop and District from the Roz and Ian Davies Collection • 26th September — Sutton Hoo Ship Burials by Eric Houlder • 24th October — Well Dressings by Keith and Shirley Thomas • 28th November — Annual Dinner (Optional — members only) Meetings and visits are subject to alteration and amendment from time to time. Visitors welcome unless stated otherwise. For more information call Harry Richardson on 01909 477575, visit www. worksophistory.org.uk or email enquiries@worksophistory.org.uk. 8 Worksop

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Priories Historical Society events for 2013 Priories Historical Society

meet at The Old Abbey Scool, Priorswell Road, Worksop S80 2BU, and have a packed schedule of events in the coming year. A selection of their upcoming meetings include: • 7th February — ‘A Glossary and Guide to Ancestral Ailments’ by Joan Grundy • 7th March — ‘Local Finds and Their Preservation’ by Sam Glasswell • 4th April — ‘Lady Arbella Stewart — The Queen that Never Was’ by David Templeman • 2nd May — ‘Raymoth Lane

Dig by Pam Cook • 6th June — ‘Great Houses and Halls’ by Pat McLaughlin • 4th July — ‘The Curious World of Olde Time Punishments’ by Ian Morgan • 1st August — Worksop Priory Church tour • 3rd October — ‘The Dukes of Newcastle of Clumber House’ by Jonathan Hunt Meetings start at 7.30pm. Car parking is available on Priorswell Road. Plus, if you help identifying finds or with small amounts of local information we will help if we can.

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along with a selection of DVDs with 100s of Barbers Row family photographs; some accompanied with Billy Lodge singing! The centre creates a monthly feature exhibit about different aspects of the village and its history. The opening times are Tuesday to Thursday from 9.00am to 2.00pm and Saturday from 10.00am to 1.00pm. Please call 01246 810100 for further information or email tony.barlboroughrc@live.co.uk.

Whitwell Local History Group Whitwell History Local

Group are have been pleased to welcome several new members recently, thanks to people reading our monthly reports within the Worksop Life magazines, so a huge thank you for that. The Group meets at from 7.00pm to 9.00pm every Tuesday in the Whitwell Community Centre. There’s no membership subscription and only a small charge of £1 for each meeting you attend, which also includes tea and biscuits. If you have an interest in history, then why not come along

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eRead all about it! TECHNOLOGY

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extent that eReaders have taken off. Partly this is because of the rise of tablet computers such as the iPad, also because most smartphones now have an eReader built in. There’s also the question of convenience; why trudge to a bookshop or supermarket to sort through big heavy blocks of printed paper when you can just browse new releases on your tablet, pick what takes your fancy and download it in seconds? What surprises me even more are the prices charged by the main eBook retailers such as Amazon and iBooks; it is actually considerably cheaper to go to a supermarket and buy a paperback version of the latest bestseller than download an electronic version.

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Another thing to consider is that a book is a physical thing that looks nice on a shelf whereas an eBook, once you have read it at least, is just a file taking up valuable space on your tablet or phone. An ideal solution, then, would to be able to rent an eBook for two or three weeks, just long enough to give you time to read it. Well, the good news is that you can and, better still, you rent them from your local county Library so it’s free of charge. Most local libraries have now signed up with Overdrive — www. overdrive.com — which is online software that allows you to download eBooks and manage your account with the library. Just like taking a physical book out of the library, there is a time limit on your loan but, unlike with a physical book, when the time limit expires you are no longer able

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International Referee inspired to run for Bluebell Wood Bluebell Wood Children’s

Hospice cares for local children who have a shortened life expectancy. By running for ‘Team Bluebell’ you could help us continue to provide this valuable service which costs £3 million per year and receives no statutory government funding. The children inspired International Football Referee Howard Webb, who is a patron for the charity to dig out his running shoes and run for the hospice. Howard said, “I had a great time meeting Lilly and Oliver and always feel very humbled when visiting Bluebell Wood. “The work they do is fantastic and I’m honoured to be an Ambassador for them. They have inspired me to get my running shoes back on again to show my support and I’m urging others to do the same and help raise

We are pleased to offer two courses to see you through the winter months and as demand is generally very high please register early! • Pyrography — This is a two-day course on Thursday 14th and 21st March from 9.30am to 3.00pm. Due to high demand we were unable to accommodate everyone wishing to attend this course in January. Thanks to Mark, who teaches all aspects of the art of burning designs on to wood, we are offering the course again. Create your own designs and burn them on to boxes, pictures, door plaques, coasters, key fobs, etc. The course costs £12.00 (£6 per day) plus materials at cost price. • Decoupage — A One-Day Workshop; Thursday 28th February 10.00am to 3.00pm. 14 Worksop

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funds for this amazing place.” Think you’d like to join Team Bluebell? Why not sign up to a fun run, 10K or even a half marathon? Our fabulous fundraising team will be behind you all the way. They will provide you with inspirational stories, top fundraising tips, sponsorship forms and even a free Bluebell Wood running vest! Go to www.bluebellwood.org/ running.php to sign up now or find out further information about local runs in the area, alternatively call us on 01909 517365. You can also show your support by following us on Facebook: Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice or Twitter @BluebellwoodCH.

Community Workshop Teacher Alice has many years of teaching Decoupage and she will guide you through the art of decorating an object by using coloured paper in combination with special paint effects. The object for decoration will be a terracotta plant pot, the design for which will be limited only by your imagination. The cost £12.00, which includes all materials, but please bring your own apron and scissors! Our weekly sessions continue to prove very popular: • Woodcarving — Mondays — 9.30am to 12.30pm • Wood-skills/open session — Tuesday — 9.00am to 3.00pm • Stained Glasswork — Wednesdays

— 1.00pm to 3.00pm • Kiln Fused Glasswork — Fridays — 1.00pm to 3.00pm Skilled volunteers are on hand to help and advise you so why not come in and have a go. No previous experience is necessary for you to attend the Community Workshop. If you do have practical or acreative skills that you are prepared to share with others, you will be very welcome! We are open 9.00am to 3.00pm, from Monday to Friday. Why not call in for coffee and a chat or, for more information please call 01623 860545, ext 152 and ask for Sandy or Steph. Email communityworkshop@ dukeries.attrust.org.uk or visit www. communityworkshop.co.uk.

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LIFESTYLE

Love in the 21st Century Debbie Singh-Bhatti on modern ways of finding your perfect match

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mundane ways that allow them to get to know each other over time — through school, friends, work or hobbies for example — but if none of these methods is working for you, have you considered modern technology to help you find Mr or Miss Right? THE INTERNET The Internet offers dating sites (sometimes free of charge, but often with a monthly subscription) where your profile, containing a photo and other biographical details, as well as a description of the kind of person you are hoping to meet, is made available for others to see. If someone is interested in you, they can contact you by email and start a conversation

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to find out if you would both like to take the relationship further. There are risks involved in this type of dating, so don’t give out personal identifying information and never fall for sob stories from poor people in far-away places who need you to give them money. When meeting, make it somewhere public and busy and consider taking a friend along, and use a cheap pay-asyou-go phone to make it easier to get rid of unwelcome admirers! SPEED DATING Speed dating involves an even number of single men and women meeting in a room set out with tables. Each person is given a numbered badge and a card containing the names of all the people they will date that night. The ‘couple’ numbered ‘one’ sits at table ‘one’ and spends around five minutes chatting, with

the man moving on to the next table at the sound of a bell. At the end of the evening, every woman will have met every man and all will have marked their cards with the names of people they would like to meet again. If there is a match (woman A likes man B and vice versa), the dating service will provide them with contact information. A speed dating session takes around two hours and you can expect to meet between 10 and 15 people. The cost is around £20, normally paid in advance through a speed dating website. THE DINNER DATE The dinner date is a variation on the speed date, where four to eight men and women meet at a restaurant to chat over dinner and get to know one another better. These smaller, more intimate, groups often work better than speed dates as there are others present to help keep the conversation flowing, so it feels less pressurised. At the end of the meal, if you have connected with someone at the table, the host will help you exchange contact information. Modern dating methods may not be the ideal way to meet a new partner, but they do at least open up a world of possibilities!

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HOMES

Tips for showing off your home Simon Chandler shares his tips for making your for sale home shine

You’ve put your home up for sale and you receive that all important call from your estate agent informing you that you have a viewing. This is your chance to let your home shine and help your potential buyer realise the benefits of living there. HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL TIPS FOR SHOWING YOUR HOME • Maximise the light in every room to make your home will feel more welcoming. Before your potential buyer arrives draw back all blinds and curtains and switch on all ceiling lights and lamps. • A warm home is an inviting home,

in these colder months make sure your heating is on and your home is warm and cosy. If your house is unoccupied then aim to arrive at least 30 minutes before the viewing to turn up the heating. • Remove clutter and clean your home from top to bottom taking particular care to make your bathrooms and kitchen sparkle. • Dress key areas such as dining tables with crockery and fresh flowers for a homely feel. • First impressions count, move your cars off the drive, check your front door is clean and if you have a doorbell, check it’s working. • Allow your potential buyers to imagine themselves living there, give some

thought to the key benefits of your home and bring them into conversation — the sunny patio is perfect for BBQs or the luxury bathroom as a fantastic place to unwind after a hectic day. • Always have keys to hand for areas such as Garages or Outside Storage. • Your home has had a life and many rooms may have had various uses over the years. Why not give your viewers a feel for your homes versatility by creating a Home Book. Pack it full of photographs illustrating the various uses for rooms, your garden at different times of the year, the local village fete last summer. • Keep safe — put away any valuables or cash. Never allow yourself to get trapped in a room without exit. Let a neighbour or friend know you’re showing your home and make arrangement to call and check on you within a prescribed time period. • Use the professional expertise of your Estate Agent, if you’re not comfortable with doing the viewings than ask your Agent to carry out your viewings, whilst you go out.

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Parkinson’s UK The January meeting started the New Year on a lively note with a social afternoon arranged by Sharon Hall and consisted of a quiz, bingo and a celebrity photograph competition. Mervyn Dalton provided the musical entertainment. Three new members joined the group and were warmly welcomed. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month at 2.00pm Worksop Cricket Club where a friendly welcome awaits newcomers. We firmly believe that no-one with Parkinson’s should feel alone and we extend the hand of friendship and support to patients, carers and family. The next meeting on February 5th will welcome Sam Glasswell from Bassetlaw museum speaking about Roman Food. For further information about the branch activities, call Chris on 01909 730629.

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from everyone at the Worksop Pensioners Association. We would also express our grateful thanks to Worksop Life for helping us to communicate to Worksop what we have to offer the Senior Citizens of Worksop. Our team of volunteers are working so hard to satisfy the needs of the elderly, so thanks go to our hard-working team too! If you are aged 60 years and over, we are really looking forward to welcoming you to one of our meetings during 2013. Please don’t wait to be asked, this is a cordial invitation, don’t be shy about coming, because our team is waiting to welcome you with open arms. The Worksop Pensioner's Association is designed and presented just for you. Bring a friend with you if you wish, we can guarantee that you will want

to come again and again. Come along to the Crossing Church and Centre in Newcastle Street on Wednesday 13th February at 2.00pm. So what’s coming up? Tony Eaton who is a local representative for Help the Heroes will be talking to us, and you will also have a chance to see what a real Olympic Torch looks like. The cost to all over 60 years, is only £1.50 per visit, and this will includes two hours of entertainment, tea and biscuits, a free raffle ticket, and if time allows, we also play Bingo. Once you enter the venue by the cafe entrance, please just ask at the desk which room we are in and you will be in for a treat. Further information can be obtained from Des Bishell who is the Chairman and Social Secretary, by calling 01909 481687 or emailing desbishell893@gmail.com.

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Councillor backs SADS campaign Local Councillor Ian Campbell has

is backing a campaign led by another young councillor over 100 miles away. The campaign based in Liverpool was set up after the death of a 12 year old schoolboy, Oliver King who sadly died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS). The campaign is being led by Councillor Jake Morrison to have Defibrillator machines installed in all public buildings and to give all young people a screening to combat the syndrome. Around 1,000 youngsters a year die from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS), which tends to affect healthy, active children. Councillor Campbell agreed to help his fellow councillor in Liverpool by helping collect the necessary signatures for the Government to take notice. The campaign needs another 60,000 signatures to make the 100,000 needed and with only just over a month left the campaign needs help nationwide. Ian said, “SADS is a serious concern that could affect any one of us locally, it is not just about combating SADS but also to help with anyone that could suffer a Cardiac Arrest in our public buildings. The Council’s town halls now have defibrillators in them and trained staff to use them, this should be a bench mark for other public buildings. I want to ask everyone in Bassetlaw to sign the petition by visiting www. theoliverkingfoundation.co.uk and enter your details. It is important that the Government take notice of this problem and take action to help residents.’’

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paintings and limited edition prints of local scenes including; Tuxford, Retford, Newark, Lincoln and Chesterfield will take place starting this month. There will be a special preview on Sunday 24th February from 1.00pm to 4.00pm at Sally Mitchell’s Gallery, The Newcastle Arms, 1 Market Place, Tuxford. During the preview refreshments are being served, and all are welcome. James is a Chesterfield-based artist, whose background is as a landscape architect and environmental designer. His love lies towards the artistic side of his skills and when time allows he immerses himself in his paintings, often until the early hours of the morning! His scientific and architectural background heavily influences his painting and his subjects which often include landmark buildings, streets and even just rooflines. His interest is more often in the structure and design of a building than simply its ascetic qualities. Alongside this his environmental side has left him with a strong interest in botanical and landscape studies. Often his approach centres around the ways in which people interact with art and design in both natural and urban

settings. Self-taught, he mixes many skills and influences to create unique and charming artworks that reflect the character of the subject in question. The Sally Mitchell exhibition will be his first major exhibition in this part of the country and only his second to date. We hope you will join us for a drink and a chance to meet this unique young man on Sunday the 24th. It represents an unusual opportunity to become one of his first collectors. The exhibition then runs from Monday to Saturday, from 9.00am to 4.00pm until 9th March.

Bassetlaw Over 50s Forum February’s meeting of Bassetlaw Over 50s Forum is scheduled for Wednesday 20th February at the Crossing, Worksop from 1.00pm to 3.00pm. At this meeting Neil Williamson from Age UK will explore both Age UK’s services and facilities available to Bassetlaw residents as well as insights into recent and proposed changes to services and benefits aimed at mature citizens. At the meeting on the 20th March, we will visit Bassetlaw Museum in Retford and will explore the background

to museum organisation and planning with insights into issues of conservation, cataloguing and display. Bassetlaw Over 50s Forum meetings are free, with refreshments costing just 50p, so why not come along to get involved? For an up-to-date meetings programme and other related information, why not keep an eye on www.clarborough-welham.org. uk where the Local Groups page has a link to Bassetlaw Over 50s Forum meetings programme.

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LIFESTYLE

Hair Couture:

Ageing hair Celebrity Hairdresser Richard Ward gives his hair tips

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GREYING As we age our hair texture changes too. Grey hair is much coarser in texture so as more grey arrives, hair can be a mix of the coarser grey and the finer, smoother pre-grey. Sometimes the coarse, curly grey hairs can show very noticeably

due to this. Hair sometimes loses density as we get older too, with some women reporting their hair feels noticeably finer, making is more limp and prone to greasiness. The hormonal changes of the menopause can affect hair’s natural condition greatly — causing excess sebum production rather like adolescence. COLOUR Colour is a great rescue remedy for

all these problems — it can bulk up finer, lifeless hair and the chemical process can contribute to drying out oily hair. The colour molecules swell and coat coarse, grey hair and also blend in with the remaining natural percentage. Hair naturally lightens in tone as we get older, and once hair is over 50% grey women should go towards their newly lightened base rather than hankering after their sultry dark teenage natural colour; going for softer, blonde tones that look more of a natural fit with their newly whiter hair. Felicity Kendal, Joanna Lumley and Lulu are both good examples of this; opting for light creamy caramel bases and pale cream lights to soften and frame the face. STYLE Some women hang on to their long hair for far too many years. Ultimately, what you think makes you look younger can end up ageing you. Far better to go for a flattering compromise cut — think Twiggy or Helen Mirren — both look fantastically glamorous and yet still look youthful and vibrant. Avoid severe cuts like pobs and bobs, instead, the key is softening your look so it flatters your face and isn’t too harsh. Lulu, Felicity Kendal and Joanna Lumley get it right with their soft, mid-length looks. GOLDEN RULES FOR AGEING HAIR • Texture is key — soft choppy layers and cuts with movement and volume work best. • Skin tone — frame your face with finely placed meshes of lighter colours to complement your warm or cool tones. • Avoid harsh cuts — no Pobs or straight lines.

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Delicious Dishes

METHOD • Pre-heat the oven to maximum • In a pestle and mortar, grind the salt, pepper and fennel seeds to a rough powder • Dry the pork belly and score the fat • Rub half the fennel seed mixture all over the pork, working it well into the scored fat • Coat the pork with a little oil and place in a lined baking tray • Peel and slice the red onion, parsnips and carrots and coat with the remaining fennel seed mixture 24 Worksop

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and olive oil in another baking tray, leaving a good amount of room around the vegetables so they brown nicely • Place the pork in the top of the oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on size to crisp up the skin • Turn the oven down to 150°c and add the vegetable roasting tray to the oven • Cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the size of the pork (if you are roasting the strips, remove these after crisping the skin and return later) • Meanwhile, peel and dice the swede and boil in slightly salted water for 10–15 minutes • Finely slice the potatoes (use a mandolin on the finest setting if you

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have one) and gently shallow fry in a pan until golden and crisp, remove and drain on a paper towel and allow to cool • Once the swede is boiled, drain and mash well, adding the knob of butter and nutmeg • Drain the meet juices and add to a pan with the white wine and white onion and bring to the boil, then add the beef stock and thicken with the flour, using as much as necessary • Now just plate it up! ARATI EP

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Bassetlaw Hospice Walk Bassetlaw Hospice are

organising the Bassetlaw Bash — a Sponsored Walk on Sunday 21st April as part of their 2013 fundraising calendar. The walk provides a great opportunity for individuals and families to support the Charity by raising awareness and funds through sponsorship and it is a great way of promoting walking as healthy exercise for everyone. The Vermuyden Group of the Long Distance Walkers Association are working alongside the hospice to ensure this event is a real success so that local people with life limiting diseases and their carers can continue to receive the support and palliative care they need. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has kindly agreed to host the start and finish of the walk at the Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre, Retford. The walk takes in the attractive and varied scenery of North Nottinghamshire including scenic and interesting lengths

of the Chesterfield Canal, the rolling hills and strawberry fields around North Wheatley and the extensive mosaic of wildlife habitats which make up the Idle Valley Nature Reserve. The event has distances of five and 11 miles for all the family to participate in and 20 and 26 miles for those that would like a challenge. Refreshments in the form of both food and drink will be provided at several checkpoints and thanks to sponsorship from Western Power Distribution all participants will receive a hot meal at the finish. A certificate will be presented to all successful entrants and a commemorative badge will also be available for purchase. If you are interested in taking part in the walk and gathering extra sponsorship money for the hospice further details and entry forms are available from The Appeal Office on 01777 710444 or can be download from www.ldwa.org.uk/vermuyden.

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Canal history On Thursday 7th February from

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HISTORY Shireoaks Toll Bar

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travelling long distance on our road network as granted and grumble about pot holes and roadworks but how did these routes come about and why do they follow certain routes. This month we look into the first transport revolution — the turnpike road. Before the advent of turnpikes, local parishes took care of cattle tracks and Salter roads which were the main way of travelling by land. Some charges were payable for using these dirt lanes but maintenance was frequently poor as the local people were not trained in road maintenance. They often became muddy and treacherous in bad weather a written account from 1725 states “the roads between Clown[e] and Worksop so impassable as to necessitate deviations through enclosed fields”. The Turnpike Act was passed by Parliament in 1663 meaning private companies could take over the roads with the responsibility for upkeep and collection of tolls for traffic. People on foot were not charged but 26 Worksop

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transport via horse, oxen or cart or any loads carried by a person were chargeable. The types of wheels on carts also demanded different charges; thin wheels did more damage to the road so they were charged more. These charges were payable in sections via a toll gate, these had small buildings for the ‘Pike man’ who collected the fares to live in. They were normally an octagonal design with windows looking out on to the road so traffic could be monitored during bad weather. In 1738 an act of Parliament gave permission for the road to be turnpiked between Worksop and Bakewell via Chesterfield to improve access from Derbyshire to the port at Bawtry. The Chesterfield to Bakewell section was however never commenced. In 1792 enough funds had been raised to pave the road as far as Barlborough with stone quarried at Ladylea — this was transported by barge due to the weight and scale of limestone required. By 1858 £5,225 had been spent on giving the route from Worksop hard surfacing. The

trust was wound up in 1883 by the local government board, toll gates were removed and the several of the toll houses demolished. To help fuel the industrial revolution and open up trade from the steel works around Sheffield the Attercliffe–Worksop Trust was set up in 1764. Shareholders included The Earl of Holderness, The Duke of Norfolk, Gilbert Rhodes of Barlborough and John Hewett from Shireoaks. Most of the other subscribers were farmers, gentry or nobility. In 1767 the turnpike trust borrowed £4,000 to improve the road but by 1817 it was in huge debt owing over £12,500. In 1824 the trustees were in dire need to repave the road due to incompetent contractors who had left the paving in far worse condition. The road passed to local government control in 1881. The Great North Road was the main road artery from London and was one of the busiest roads in the country. In 1714 it was the only mail route listed in Nottinghamshire but it took until 1776 for it to become fully turnpiked, with area around Scrooby being one of the last sections to do so. This road was extremely busy with pack horses, mail and stagecoaches. Initially the road bypassed Retford but in 1766 an act of Parliament granted the town permission to divert nine miles of road through the town. The diversion greatly affected businesses on the Old North Road, The Rushy Inn in Morton near Retford existed well before the toll roads indeed Margaret Tudor once stayed there but its importance dwindled after losing the mail for Retford. Eventually the Inn closed and was divided into cottages. Toll Roads were also used for publicly showing justice. Around 1.00am on 3rd July 1779 John Spencer attacked William Yeadon, the keeper of the toll bar at Scrooby Gate then killed his mother, Mary Yeadon, fracturing her skull with a hedgestake. Whilst robbing the house looking for toll money men with carts of wool bound for Leeds discovered William beaten senseless in the road. Spencer escaped but William died later that evening. A £50 reward was offered for his arrest. Upon capture

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he was tried at Nottingham assizes; evidence included Yeadons silver watch which Spencer had attempted to sell. Initially Spencer stated that he had two accomplices (one described as a tinker who was captured in Retford) but later retracted that statement. He was hung on 26th July and his remains were covered with pitch and tar and displayed in a cage at Gibbet Hill. A few years later a sergeant fired a musket round from a ‘carbine’ into Spencers remains which left a “pestilential” odour around the village. The Sergeant received a court martial and his commission was revoked. Eventually the skeleton fell down and was taken away. On 15th April 1845 the gibbet was removed and used as a gatepost in the village bearing the inscription ‘1779’. The toll house has long since gone however its board of charges remain and are displayed in the village hall. One of the last roads to go over to being a Turnpike was installed between the Trent and Bawtry in 1825 by the Retford and

Littleborough Turnpike Trust. The route took the already existing remains of Roman Road to the ferry crossing on the Trent. The Toll building at Littleborough still survives and is quite conspicuous by its shape and that it is the only building around for about a mile. The turnpikes suffered a protracted end, competition initially came from canals and although slower they could carry heavier and bulky items in large quantities on a single narrow boat. As railways enveloped the area in the mid 19th century, around 70% of goods and passengers transferred to this faster and smoother form of transport. One by one local authorities took over the maintenance of the roads whilst trades which relied on the turnpikes such as inns declined. The roads were not to see mass haulage again until the popularity of motorised transport in the early 20th century and most are still familiar to us forming most of the main roads across the countryside.

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COMMUNITY

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At our first meeting of 2013, we enjoyed a talk from Chris Smith, Optometrist and Director of Specsavers Retford. He was very informative and encouraged

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Cardiac Support Group by our many questions, and afterwards our AGM followed the talk. Our Chairman Bob Blatchford tendered his resignation after ten years as he wishes to follow other pursuits. He will however, stay on a committee member for which we are grateful and his hard work has been greatly appreciated by all our members over the last 10 years. Chris Coldwell, locally known contributor to the Bassetlaw

Parkinson’s UK group was welcomed as Bob’s successor. Chris has been a very active committee member for many years and we have no doubt he will do a fabulous job. Our next meeting will be on 1st February at the Post Grad Centre at Worksop Hospital, when the speaker will be Squadron Leader Dave McAra who will speak about “R.A.F. Today”. As always we would love to welcome old and new members.

Breathe Easy Breastcare Unit fundraising Breathe Easy Worksop

is now celebrating its first year anniversary and we’ve had our first annual General meeting. The committee are hard at work, finding out what the members wish to do in 2013 for entertainment throughout the year. Our monthly lunch dates will continue as they are very popular. The exercise classes will be back in full swing now at North Notts Arena on Fridays from 1.00pm to 2.00pm. We also have a Practise Nurse who attends all our meetings now, to help members with any problems. We hope to have a boat trip on the Trent at some point this year. Anyone with a lung complaint such as COPD can attend the Breathe Easy meetings, which takes place on the second Tuesday of each month in the Oasis Centre on Longfellow Drive, Worksop at 2.00pm. For further information, please contact Denis Tearle on 01909 474990.

Members enjoyed a Christmas lunch in December with guests from Nottinghamshire Federation and other local WIs. Rev. Mark Cantrill entertained us with his knitted Nativity. In January we held a Member’s Meeting with news and details of future Federation events followed by a craft session. We tried our hands at making Iris 28 Worksop

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will host some fabulous fundraising events this year. On Thursday 28th February there will be a fashion show at Worksop Golf Club, and entry will be £5 per person which includes a drink on arrival. Then on Friday 8th March you’re cordially invited to a party night at the Charnwood Hotel in Blyth, for a four course meal and disco, priced at a reasonable £25 per head.

One of the most anticipated events of the year will also take place on the 15th March at North Notts Arena in Worksop. This evening is entitled ‘The Boys of ‘66’ and features the two guest speakers of Nobby Styles and Gordon Banks. And how much will this great event cost? Just £19.66 of course! For further information, please contact Sally Richardson on 01909 502767.

Voglia d’Italia Society Voglia d’Italia, the Italian

Society for South Yorkshire and North Notts, will present “Ischia by Twilight”. Comedian and public speaker John Slater shares with us his own perspective on visiting Italy on Friday 1st February. Presentations by members relating some of their

Worksop WI folded greetings cards to much amusement and also made very attractive ‘favours’ with fabrics and ribbons around a well known make of chocolates! We started our charity activities for the New Year by placing coins on a selection

experiences and reflections on Italy and as usual non-members will be made most welcome. The meeting starts 7.45pm, at Tickhill Pavilion, Tithes Lane, Tickhill, DN11 9QN. Admission is just £3 to non-members. For further information please call 01909 481136. of member’s favourite Christmas cards to choose a winner. It was a very busy social afternoon with tea and cake and shortbread biscuits served by the committee. The next meeting is on February 7th at the Cricket Ground at 1.45pm, guests and new members always welcome. For details please call Christine on 01909 473048.

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LIFESTYLE

How would you like your nest eggs… broken or scrambled? Paul J Flynn Dip.PFS Pension Specialist & Investment Adviser

Workplace pensions arrived in October 2012 and are here to stay… it’s one New Year resolution you can’t break. If you are an employer you will have duties, responsibilities and decisions to make. If you are an employee you will have options and decisions to make. Before undertaking your duties and responsibilities, it may be useful to understand “What the heck is going on?” and “What are workplace pensions anyway?”. Employers may be forgiven by dismissing this new ‘legislative intrusion’ as suspect at best, reserving a view that a deepening National Welfare issue has been transferred to the corporate community. ‘Government’ and ‘pensions’ used in the same breath conjures a perceived image of complexity, confusion, bureaucracy and failed outcomes. As an employee you may well think “is it worth it?” or “why bother?”. Speaking with local businesses these perceptions certainly appear to reflect accurate sentiment, raising the following questions; “do I need to do it?”, “is it expensive?” and “is there a get-out option?”. So let’s have a look at the basics just for now.

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improve the living standards of millions of people when they retire. Autoenrolment is a way of making sure that all eligible employees automatically become members of a pension scheme with at least a minimum set level of contributions. Employers will have a major role and a number of new obligations involving additional expense and administration. If you are an employer, you will have to ensure that your company‘s approach to pensions meets the new legislation. If you already have a pension scheme, you will need to make some changes to it. Otherwise, you will need to set one up. The introduction of auto-enrolment started with the very largest employers last October, gradually extending through to smaller organisations with staging dates. It will probably not be until October 2018 that this stage is reached, because the Government has decided to phase in both the auto-enrolment process and the level of contributions. Even that final date is not yet set in stone because a consultation on timings has not ended. Businesses with less than 250 Employees, auto-enrolment is scheduled to begin April 2014. By the time auto-enrolment is fully implemented, virtually every employee aged between 22 and state pension age with earnings at least equal to the personal allowance £8,105 (2012/13) will either be a member of a pension arrangement to which their employer

contributes, or have chosen to opt out. Total minimum contributions (2012/13 terms) will be 8% of pay between £5,564 to £42,475. The new employer duties are arguably the biggest compulsory introduction witnessed in the U.K Pension Industry. The potential impact on employers should not be underestimated. The DWP has started an £11m National advertising campaign on workplace pensions/ auto enrolment, so your employees may start asking questions now. The Government expect the employer to act as a “distributor of information”, but must not give financial advice. Workplace Pension offers an opportunity to further enhance employer/employee relationships with valuable tax incentives and flexibility of benefits. If you are an employee it may be a good time to assess your retirement planning provisions as workplace pensions are unlikely to meet all your income needs in retirement. If you are a small employer, 2014 might seem far enough away to forget about, but my advice is to begin planning now. As with all Financial planning matters it is imperative to seek Independent Advice. For further information and advice, please email advice@pjf-lifestyle. co.uk or visit www.pjf-lifestyle.co.uk

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Driving Instructor Jayne’s Driving School..............................21 Electrician Lindrick Construction...............................31 Florist Bokay Florists.............................................21 Graphic Design Services Life Design & Print.......................................3 Gyms & Fitness Classes North Notts Community Arena.................2 Palms Health & Fitness...........................23 Hair Salon Palms Hair & Beauty................................23 Hypnotherapist New Beginnings Hypnotherapy.............21 Jewellers Castle Jewellers............................................5 Kitchen Design & Installation CDK Kitchens................................................7 DC Interiors.................................................29 Houseproud................................................34 Venus Bathroom & Kitchen Studio......19 Letting Agent Pinfold Property Services........................19 Opticians Vision Express............................................36

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