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LIFE WEDDINGS Help, advice & tips for planning your big day

BAKING BLISS

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MEN’S FASHION Bex Knight on this season’s style

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS


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

Welcome to the October edition

of Worksop Life (South Edition). As the best summer we have experienced in years turns in to autumn, for once we’re really looking forward to the changing of the seasons. Previously we’ve felt a little reluctant to uncover our winter wardrobe, when the summer clothes haven’t even had a look-in. Unlike any other time of the year, we seem to follow more structured routines from September onwards, perhaps as the children return to their school routine, we do too? If we’re lucky, for the next few weeks we will still have some good weather, enabling us all to enjoy family fun with all that October has to offer, including Hallowe’en of course. October is the national month of baking and as usual our Baking editor, Helen, has come up trumps with a truly scrumptious courgette and walnut loaf recipe on page 42 — let us know what you think. As you know, twice a year we aim to inspire couples who are in the process of planning their wedding day, and in this edition we have our autumn eight page wedding feature. We share with you the wedding of local couple James and Nicky, whose perfect day sounded, well, perfect! There’s also advice on compiling your guest list and how to get the look for

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COMMUNITY

Rampton Hospital seeks befriending service volunteers

Here at Rampton Hospital we

welcome new enthusiastic volunteers to visit patients who have very little or no contact with friends or family. We are continually striving to recruit more people of varied ethnicities and backgrounds. In each individual situation the volunteer’s role is different — but everywhere the aim is the same: to complement and enhance the services provided by specialist staff and to improve the quality of life for our service users. Could you commit up to two hours per month to visit one of our many patients? Are you a good listener with a good general knowledge to hold an interesting conversation? Perhaps you have interests that you could talk about and share with a patient; would you be able to bring the outside in? If so we would love to hear from you. Some of our volunteers have dogs that have been registered to come into the hospital. This can be very therapeutic for our patients; if you see a dog with a wagging tail then most of us automatically smile, that’s a very good start for any visit. We are particularly short of male volunteers and as we have more male patients than females we would particularly like to see a few more chaps on our training courses. We ask all volunteers to attend three training days at the hospital to enable them to join the volunteer befrienders scheme and you will also need to complete a DBS (CRB) check. Two satisfactory references will be sought. All Volunteers will receive ongoing support from the Volunteer Service Staff throughout their time of being a Volunteer Befriender. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Jo Padley, the Volunteer Coordinator by email joanne.padley@nottshc. nhs.uk, or call 01777 247539.

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Strictly learn to dance for Bassetlaw Hospice

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the new series of Strictly Come Dancing and thinking ‘I’d love to learn to dance like that’? Well here is your chance! Bassetlaw Hospice is once again seeking people who would like to learn to dance to take part in their 2014 Strictly Learn to Dance competition. The Margaret Huntley School of Dance have generously offered to help and Margaret has agreed to teach 10 couples to dance over a period of 10 weeks to put on a final show in Retford Town Hall’s Ballroom on 28th March 2014. Margaret says, “It is a great opportunity for people who would like to learn to dance, whilst having fun and raising funds for a very worthwhile local cause. I have helped the Hospice with this event for the last two years and I am thrilled to be able to support them again this year.” Couples will train each week with Margaret to prepare for the final show. They will learn two dances — a

A 70s and 80s night will help to

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

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Society for South Yorkshire and North Notts) presents “The Real Lady Chatterly; the Lawrences in Taormina” on Friday 4th October at 7.45pm, Tickhill Pavilion, Tithes

Jive and a Tango. Each couple will be given the opportunity to sell as many tickets to the final show as they can. Helen Eshelby, Fund Raising Co-ordinator for the Hospice says “The more people each couple can attract to the final show to support them the more chance they have of winning the coveted glitter ball! We hope it will be a great night and it will definitely have that glitz and glamour feel. We are really looking forward to working with the couples and Margaret to produce another great show for the people of Bassetlaw. We are also thrilled to announce that we have secured a new sponsor for this year’s event. Western Power Distribution has very kindly agreed to support us this year and thanks to their generosity all the proceeds from the event will go directly to the Charity.” If you are interested in taking part please contact Helen at the Appeal Office on 01777 710444 or by email at helen@bassetlawhospice.org.

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HEALTH

Immunisation against Flu Phoebe Hodge on protecting yourself and others this winter

Flu can spread quickly through droplets created when someone with the infection sneezes or coughs, or by touching a surface where the virus has been deposited. For otherwise healthy people, flu can be unpleasant but normally clears up within a week. But complications of flu can be serious and cause a number of deaths each year in the UK. For those at risk of developing serious complications from seasonal flu, vaccination is recommended and is available to them free of charge on the NHS; this includes anyone over 65, pregnant women and those with

weakened immune systems or underlying health conditions, such as long-term respiratory disease or heart disease. It is important to have the jab annually, ideally between September and November. Protection from the vaccine reduces over time and flu strains often change, so a new flu vaccine is produced each year. There are three types of flu virus — A, B and C, with most cases caused by types A and B. Each winter, mostly within a six to eight week period, a different strain of the flu virus causes an outbreak affecting many people and this is referred to as seasonal flu. The viruses

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If you live in rented accommodation, you don’t need your landlords permission to save money. There are many things you can do to slash bills around the house. With the numbers of tenants rising, rents are fiercely expensive in many areas, so never has it been more crucial. Here are my top tips for renters: RENTERS HAVE A RIGHT TO SWITCH AND SAVE ON ENERGY (EVEN PREPAID) If you pay the gas and electricity bill directly (not via the landlord), and it isn’t specifically banned in your tenancy agreement, you can and should compare and switch. Don’t stick with the previous tenants’ supplier, as it can be costly. Always do a meter reading as soon as you move in. You don’t need your landlords permission to do this. Even if your contract says you can’t switch, you may be able to challenge it. Communicate with the landlord, and get in touch with Citizens Advice for help. IS YOUR DEPOSIT PROTECTED? According to Shelter, a fifth of private renters don’t know if their deposit’s been protected. By law, from 6th April 2007 in England and Wales most private landlords must use a Government-backed deposit protection scheme, giving you rights. CHEAP CONTENTS INSURANCE If you rent, your landlord is responsible for buildings insurance, so you only need contents cover. As for what each covers, a quick way to picture this is to think of all the stuff that’d fall if you turned your home upside down. If only you and/or your family live in the home then getting the cheapest cover is quite simple. Simply combine www.confused.com and www.comparethemarket.com 10 Worksop

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LEISURE

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Libraries hold archiving talks ARCHIVES RESOURCES FOR FAMILY HISTORY On Thursday 10th October, from 3.00 to 4.00pm, Chris Weir from Nottinghamshire Archives will be at Worksop Library, talking about Archives resources that can help with your family history research. The talk is free but booking is essential. To book your place, please call the library on 01909 535353 or email worksop.library@nottscc.gov.uk TRACING YOUR HOUSE HISTORY Are you interested in tracing the history of your house? On Wednesday 6th November at 7.00pm to 8.00pm, Peter Lester from Nottinghamshire Archives will give a talk at Retford Library on different Archives resources that can help you discover your house’s hidden history. Tickets are £1.00 (including refreshments), and booking is essential. To book your place, please call the library on 01777 708724 or email retford.library@nottscc.gov.uk.

If you are a National Trust Member or Volunteer from North Notts Area which includes Retford, Tuxford, Ollerton and Worksop, etc, then you are entitled to join the North Notts National Trust Association. Our winter meetings are held every month at the Crossing, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, from 7.30pm, with coffee, tea and biscuits from 7.00pm onwards. Our 2013 / 2014 Programme comprises of monthly meetings, the first six of which will be; • 9th October 2013 — Orcadian Odyssey — Eric Houlder • 20th November 2013 — 14 Worksop

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Worksop and District Credit Union. Since then the credit union has offered people a friendly way to save and borrow. We offer a service for local people and over the years have allowed local people to save and borrow at an affordable rate. WHO CAN JOIN? Anyone who lives or works within the “common bond” area; which comprises the districts of Bassetlaw and Bolsover together with Warsop, Mansfield Woodhouse, Ollerton and Edwinstowe, whether employed or unemployed, young or old. HOW DO I JOIN? Membership requires proof of identification and a small one off non refundable membership fee. Please contact our office in Worksop on 01909 500575, or one of our collection points for more information. Please also see our website ww.2shires.org.uk WHY SHOULD I JOIN? Joining the 2 Shires Credit Union gives people an excellent way to save. Members can also enjoy the benefits of cheaper loans when these are required. Free life savings insurance and loan protection insurance may be available but are subject to conditions.

North Notts National Trust Association winter meetings William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle — John Taylor • 18th December 2013 — Thornbridge Hall, Derbyshire — Mike Gildersleve • 15th January 2014 — Dissolution of the Abbeys — Dr David Bostwick (Association President) • 19th February 2014 — Hardwick Hall, My World — Denise Edwards (Hardwick Hall Site Manager)

• 19th March 2014 — Wildlife in Botswana — Malcolm Walpole If you are interested then please come along for a taster session. All money raised goes to National Trust Projects. This year we donated three benches to Hardwick Hall in memory of one of our members. For more information please email norman.biggs@btinternet.com.

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FOOD & DRINK

BUTCHERY EVENING Forequarter of Beef Thursday 17th October 7.00pm – 9.00pm £7 per person Complimentary drinks and nibbles throughout evening. Spaces are limited, prebooking is essential.

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mainly within Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, an area of great natural beauty. The Estate is home to an array of exciting businesses. From the award winning Welbeck Farm Shop, Harley Gallery, School of Artisan Food, Creswell Crags and Dukeries Garden Centre to a community of small food producers and artists working on Welbeck; Stichelton Dairy, Welbeck Abbey Brewery, Welbeck Bakehouse, and the Harley Foundation Studio Artists just to name a few.

Join the Welbeck Farm Shop for an evening of all things beef and discover the amazing range of cuts that can found in a forequarter of beef. Master butcher, Paul Birchall, will butcher a forequarter of beef on the night, explaining best uses of each cut as he works his way through the forequarter. Paul will also talk about the dedicated farmers behind Welbeck Farm Shop’s delicious beef, including how beef is matured in shop. A perfect night for picking up some new cooking tips along with advice on which joints to use for those winter warming stews and casseroles. e: farmshop@welbeck.co.uk t: 01909 478725 Tickets can also be purchased from the Farm Shop

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WHAT IS A FOOD BANK? Quite simply, a food bank provides emergency food aid to people who are experiencing extreme hardship and poverty. Working in partnership with community agencies and faith organisations, BFB respond to requests from referral agencies, for clients to receive a food parcel. DO WE REALLY NEED A FOOD BANK IN BASSETLAW IN 2013? The sad truth is that yes we do. Food parcels have been distributed in Bassetlaw for years,

Oasis Prom in the Park

Join in the family fun on Saturday 12th October from 3.00pm, at Oasis Prom in the Park. Taking place in the park off Longfellow Drive, Kilton, Worksop, you will not fail to be entertained by the music, fireworks, and bouncy castle for the children. Entry is free, and there will be a hog roast on site too; we hope to see you there, to enjoy what will be a fantastic afternoon and evening. September’s meeting saw 10

new guests attending and they were all warmly welcomed. The group of 48 people listened to Jo Pritchard (a Neurological Physiotherapist), who spoke to us about “overcoming freezing”. A lively question time followed and it was a great opportunity for meeting new people and swapping tips and ideas whilst refreshments were enjoyed. Members also enjoyed a late summer outing,

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Worksop Food Bank from The Well Baptist Church in Retford and HOPE in Worksop. Rising food prices, unemployment and the welfare reform are causing many families to go hungry DO YOU HAVE TO BE HOMELESS TO QUALIFY FOR HELP? It is a misconception that food banks only feed the homeless. Many people who are referred to BFB are low income families hit by a crisis or delay in benefit payments. Others are victims of domestic violence, facing debt problems or affected by illness. Referral agencies such as the Job Centre, Surestart Children's Centres, and Probation contact BFB. People cannot simply turn up and ask for help. The referring agency will also identify additional support to ensure that people do not rely

purely on the food parcel. WHERE DOES ALL THE FOOD COME FROM? Food is donated by both public and corporate donations. We are extremely grateful to receive donations on a weekly basis from many of our local church and faith groups. WHAT TYPE OF FOOD IS IN A FOOD PARCEL? Each parcel contains a nutritional balance of non-perishable food and toiletries to last three days. I WOULD LIKE TO HELP. HOW CAN WE CONTACT THE BFB? Contact the Foodbank Coordinator Allison Palmer for more information on 07590 080850 or email adminworksop@ bassetlawfoodbank.org.uk.

Worksop Flower Club It is with great sadness that we have to announce that the Worksop Flower Club will be closing at the end of 2013. After 54 years our last demonstration/club night will be on Monday 4th November at 6.45pm at St Anne’s Church Hall, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, when refreshments will also be served. We would like to invite all the friends and past members who have supported us over the years

to come along and join us for this last evening of flower arranging. Our intention is that this will be a joyous and memorable occasion to re-unite with new and old friends whilst enjoying the delights of Mr Derek Bridges Christmas demonstration entitled “Ding Dong Merrily”. Please come along and help make the Flower Club “go out with a bang”. We will be looking forward to seeing you all on the Monday 4th November.

Bassetlaw Parkinsons UK with friends from The Cardiac Support Group, to the Black Country Museum. The meeting on Tuesday 1st October will welcome Art Teacher Helen Waters, who will be demonstrating “Painting for Pleasure”. For the November meeting, we will see the return of Rachel the Parkinson’s Nurse. New members

are always welcome to join our Branch activities. Our experience shows that meeting other people with Parkinson’s can be very beneficial and new friendships are made. The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 2.00pm Worksop Cricket Club. For more information, please call Chris on 01909 730629.

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OPEN EVENING ForYear 3, 4, 5 & 6 children & their parents Tuesday 15th October 4:00pm - 7:30pm Just some of the things taking place throughout the academy: Real life lessons, art exhibition, interactive activities, cooking, dancing and music If you would like us to send you a full schedule detailing the evening’s events and timings, please call main reception on 01909 471010

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Help look after our local meadows, ponds and woods Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has already planned maintenance for their 70 nature reserves throughout the county — have you planned yours for your local community meadows, ponds and woods? Here’s a quick reminder of what needs attention this time of year: MEADOWS Sow meadow seed during September Wildbore and October. If you managed to dodge the weather, meadows will have been cut during August and

early September — remember to remove the cuttings! Cut again during October and November if there is a flush of new growth. HOMES FOR WILDLIFE Make and put up new bird boxes during the period September to February. Make hedgehog homes during September and October. Remove old nests from existing bird boxes, clean out and put back up before February. For ideas

PONDS Clear fallen leaves and remove excess growth during September, October and November. Dredging work should be done during early autumn and not during winter because frogs and other animals will be hibernating in the mud. The Wildlife Trust are now preparing for the heavy-duty autumn/winter conservation works like coppicing, tree-felling and scrub bashing. Remember, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust here to help — for advice about any aspect of conservation or protecting wildlife, then please call the team at Idle Valley Nature Reserve, North Road, Retford on 01777 713945.

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HISTORY A neolithic flint knife, dated 4,000BC to 2,500BC

Sticks and stones David Cook Priories Historical Society

At the end of the most recent ice

age, glaciers retreated and life started to re-colonise the landscape. Mosses and lichens eventually made way to plants and trees attracting animals back to the British Isles and with them, human activity started to reappear. Initially, the summers were short and snow covered most of the land for many months, permafrost would still be present on the higher slopes of the Peak District. These early times were known as the Mesolithic Prior to the discovery of metal, our ancestors used stone and wooden implements to catch animals and make clothes and clean themselves this period of history is known as the Palaeolithic and Neolithic. Most wooden implements have rotted but fortunately their stone creations have survived much better. Most tools were made from flint which is not natural in our area thus most of the finds from Bassetlaw were brought in, possibly by trade from other areas. The closest flint chalk beds are found in the Lincolnshire Wolds whilst the Peak District has small seams of black

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chert. These flints were brought in as complete nodules and then broken and knapped into sharp flakes, blades and axes as required. At the sand quarry at Gringley-on-the-Hill Mesolithic flint flakes were excavated by DJ March in 1962, these are now at Nottingham University Museum. At Misterton Carr several flint scatters were found dating between the Mesolithic and Bronze Age indicating the area was a good hunting ground. Other Neolithic flint scatters have been found at Dunstans Clump and Gamston. An unpolished Mesolithic chipped flint axe has been found near Hodsock. Axes have also been found near Windmill Lane to the south of the Worksop, Everton, Misson, Misterton, Scaftworth and near the centre of Worksop on Eastgate. Most archaeology found locally is associated with the limestone caves which run in parallel lines throughout the western edge of Nottinghamshire and into South Yorkshire. Near to Thorpe Salvin, Lobs Well Shelter was partially excavated during 1969 and proof of occupation from the upper Palaeolithic era was found. Finds included flint blades and a backed tool. Other sites in the area include Thorpe Common

Rockshelter where a Mesolithic camp with a semicircular pattern of limestone blocks was located and Dead Man’s Cave near Anston which revealed Later Upper Palaeolithic flint knives and backed blades There may be other caves hidden under the centuries of soil and erosion in this wide gorge. Creswell Crags is the best known site in our region for archaeology and history dating to this period. For over 200 years the caves have been excavated and objects found recorded and scrutinised. The finds have been impressive but the finding of inscribed rock art in several of the caves has helped to make the site even more important to our understanding of these early Holocene inhabitants. This area around Creswell seems rich in Neolithic finds too, the long cairn and circulaar barrows discovered at nearby Whitwell quarry produced at least 16 skeletons dating between 4500BC and 3700BC, the teeth identified their diets mainly consisting of wild plants. Close by at Ash Tree Cave several more inhumations were located dating to the late Neolithic period were excavated in the 1940s. Whether there were more cairns in the area is unclear, there was

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at least one other nearby at Dinnington Long Barrow. This barrow was removed in 1862 and the stones contained within it were removed to build stone walls. The barrow was “43 paces” long and “35 paces” wide and the height was between seven and eight feet. The excavation must have been quite deep as some bodies were recovered from a depth of 12 feet! Twenty two skeletons of children and adults were sent to Oxford Museum. The skulls examined were described as narrow and elongated compared to a modern human skull. Two of the male skulls have returned to Clifton Park Museum. Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England describes tumuli around Worksop in the manor park. The wording of this passage suggests they had already been excavated by 1831 with ‘ancient British’ fragments in them, this with barrows around Blyth suggests these were placed near watercourses in the landscape. Blyth Law Hill, also known as Blyth Low, may also date to this period but the only datable find was a piece of Roman pottery. The bodies were excavated in 1964 and sent to

Durham University. Two other mounds were excavated in Blyth in 1892 one of these was in the village centre where the road split on the village green. The river Trent is very different to its original shape and path. The river used to meander throughout the edge of the county with many tributaries flowed into a proglacial lake known as Lake Humber. The river floods regularly meaning any ancient deposits may be buried under layers of alluvium. Pollen samples taken between 2004 and 2007 from around the river Idle lowlands at Newington show mixed woodland occupied the area around the time of the Neolithic period. This woodland initially consisted of elm, hazel and oak put later the area was colonised by alder, lime, oak and hazel. Another survey at Tiln showed the early Neolithic landscape here covered in sedge with alder and willow trees growing in a damp environment, but later the treescape changes in a similar fashion to Newington showing a major change in climate had occurred where drier ground loving species had replaced the wetland types. Later in the Neolithic

evidence shows this woodland was being cleared either for animal or early cultivated crops such as emmer wheat. There will be plenty of Neolithic sites still out there undiscovered, most masked by farming encroachment from the 18th century or woodland masking the landscape. Non-flint stone tools are often undistinguishable from natural stones and are easily missed and the lack of metal work means finds are located by view only. Creswell Crags is open throughout the year and cave tours occur between spring and Autumn as bats hibernate in the winter it is not possible to go in at this time. Roche Abbey is accessible throughout the year with footpaths leading to the limestone gorge and Anston Stones Wood has several pleasant walks with ample car parking on the A57. Find out more about the Priories Historical Society at www. priorieshistoricalsociety.blogspot.com

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will your budget need to be for the catering and drinks on the day. Having a venue in mind will help, as the last thing you want to discover is that the venue you’ve chosen is not large enough to accommodate all of your close family, let alone extended family and friends. Drawing up a guest list can become one of the hardest tasks in your wedding planning process. In fact, it can easily become the source of many battles, • Weddings • Birthdays coupled with a heart-wrenching “We booked • Corporate exercise in Daniel for our emotional • or any other party wedding and blackmail within we weren’t the family and between disappointed, a the couple. great showman!” Certain Leanne cultures Broadhead celebrate weddings on a mass scale, Call including or 07402 959 929 virtually anyone and everyone www.facebook.com/SaulMagic

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the families know — and at times, may get to know in the future! In the UK the average ‘white dress wedding’ is usually the characteristic of 80 to 150 guests, including extra for the evening party. Therefore, your wedding guest list will look very different to your Facebook friend list. After all, you don't need to invite 400+ guests, just because you know them. This follows in to the second reason — your budget. One way to think of it is this; the number of guests you include directly affects your costs more than any other element of the wedding. Many couples who have hard times downsizing their guest list then justify accommodating their numbers by trimming away many wedding essentials. But is this really the best option? You can trim away all you like, by cutting out the hors d’oeuvre at cocktail hour, and forgetting premium liquor for house brands (or even by choosing the cash bar option), or by skipping on overlays on table-cloths and chair covers, but in the end a wedding boils down to a cost-per-head and eliminating some of those heads is the single most effective way to bring a wedding in on a budget. Just ask yourself, is the compromise worth it? Giving up the dream wedding for the very sake of feeding a large number of people is not what is going to get your wedding rave reviews, or more importantly give you the wedding of your dreams which you will treasure memories of. The cost of an average wedding increases year on year, therefore it would be useful to break down your costs by a cost-per-head basis using different scenarios. such as ‘what if I did this, to include this number or guests’. When making your guest list, do not forget to include yourselves, the bridal party and any children of the people you are inviting, if they are to be included at the wedding, on your list. These are quite often missed as you remember everyone else but you! Also you will some times be expected to provide a fully catered meal to your photographer and an assistant, a DJ and perhaps other people who are working on your wedding during the reception.

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Our perfect day James and Nicky Walker share the experience of their big day

When we met on the dance floor in a French ski resort four years ago, neither of us could have imagined that a snowboarding girl from the south coast living in London and a skiing northern guy from Nottinghamshire would be trying the knot on Saturday 7th September this year. Despite having to overcome many challenges so far, we’re inseparable. After moving to live with each other in Lincoln, the next step was getting engaged at the F1 in Valencia last summer. Since then it’s been 15 months of planning to make our day 30 Worksop

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reflect how much we mean to each other. I work at the BMI Lincoln hospital as the physiotherapy lead. I moved to the role after working for 10 years at a number of London teaching hospitals, the last being Guy’s and St.Thomas’ where I ran the spinal pain physiotherapy teams. James, over the last 10 years, has worked his way through the ranks of his fourth generation family haulage business, Walker and Sons of Tuxford, and is now the UK transport manager. In his free time James races Volkswagens in a competitive championship, winning in 2012, and after the wedding planning chaos, he hopes to get back into it in

2014. With a little persuasion a few months before the wedding, James took up personal training at OutKlass Fitness in East Drayton and thanks to his trainer Sam Magee, he really was “big for his big day”. I am originally from Eastbourne, so we decided to marry in my home town. Having lived away for many years, it meant us attending church 200 miles away from our home twice a month for six months. But at least we had eight hours of car time every two weeks to talk things through! Our venue was Birling Manor, a beautiful private house near to Beachy Head and the rolling South Downs. The venue had space for a marquee as well as having a swimming pool and a 13th Century hall in case of inclement weather. It was perfect for us — a beautiful canvas that we could put or stamp on! The crazy thing that we found about weddings was that as soon as the “W” word is mentioned, it seemed the prices of things just kept rising. So with the help of my parents, we decided to use some well-recommended local people. I spent many hours on internet sites like Pinterest to get some ideas on how to make a fantastic personal statement without spending a small fortune. We knew we wanted a traditional day, but thought about some quirky extras that would make the day memorable — especially for the many people who were travelling so far to join us. We had the most fantastic folded multi-card invites made by Emily at Whyte Weddings based in Nottinghamshire, in our chosen wedding colours. I also designed a map on a postcard of the locations around the town that guests would need as well as the local taxi and contact numbers, and included them with the invites. We really wanted to make it as easy for people as possible to be organised. For the day, we had two lifeguards for most of the reception and had sent the kids their own invites telling them to bring their swimwear. We also booked a photo booth from COCO photo booths, which was a black cab with too many props to mention in the back. We had a brilliant photographer Simon Crummy, a lovely laid back contemporary artist who milled around innocuously capturing all of our lovely family and friends. His website is www.somebodyshootme.co.uk. We’re so pleased we made so much

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Weddings effort making the day our own, as it was all our personal touches that people commented on the most. Yes, they took a lot of time, but it was fun to do, and saved a lot of money in the long run. Along with my friend Kay, I made sloe gin a year earlier and thanks to a local Demi John bottle company www.miniatureglassbottles.co.uk, we made personal favours for all of our adult guests. The kids had a mini box full of toys each which was a winner for keeping them occupied. For name settings, everybody’s name was hand written on a pebble from Eastbourne beach and our wedding colours were inspired from peacock feathers. We wrapped one of these in each napkin, giving everyone one to take home. These came from www.froufroufeathers.co.uk. Flowers were in-keeping with the bridesmaids’ bouquets containing teals, greens, whites and feathers. We made our own confetti from rose petals and bunting using wonder web! A strange thought, but toilets are a place where people spend a lot of time at weddings. So we set out toiletries in each loo but also covered the walls with handwritten love quotes. We also made a map of our honeymoon plans in each loo as we had asked for contributions and wanted people to know where we were going. Our cake was a beautiful wrapped multi-tiered cake made with love by Danielle Gotheridge based in Nottingham, a cake designer with a really unusual flare. In the marquee we had simply dressed candelabras, some soft up-lighters but also had some bunting and we also set up a washing line with soft pegs for ladies to hang their hats, we’ve both seen so many ruined hats at previous weddings! The day before, we set up the marquee in the morning, so that the bridesmaids and girls went to a spa and the boys to a pub, allowing everyone to be relaxed and ready for the next day. My dress was made by Ian Stuart, and sleeve cuffs were added. The Bridesmaids dresses were made to measure full length in teal from www.evica.co.uk and the flower girls wore layered lace with teal sashes. The groomsmen were dressed by Andrew J Musson from Lincoln and as always the suits were impeccable. Our wedding day was truly amazing from start to finish! A lot of our guests

had been caught up in a huge driving delay on the way down when the Dartford crossing was closed on Friday night entailing up to 12 hour trips, yet by the time the wedding came round at 1.00pm the next day, everyone had settled into the wedding spirit. A highlight from the church was when a family friend, Sarah-Jane Brandon, an amazing opera singer, sang to the congregation whilst we signed the register; making a normally dull part for guests really quite magnificent. One of each of our brothers did a reading; both personalising it without us knowing! We left the church with James driving the wedding car and we drove along the coast road to a spot near Beachy Head for some photos of the two of us. This was a great idea as we both appreciated the 20 minutes together alone after all of the church excitement. We rejoined the party and had amazing weather for the drinks reception and our good friend Gabby playing classical guitar. We decided on having a receiving line, and although it was a little drawn out, we’re grateful for the decision, because it meant we were able to say hello to everyone personally. So many people had told us both before the wedding that on the day we should keep stopping and taking it in as the time just disappears. This was great advice and were both glad we did this.

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Yet we’ve also got so many other ways to remember our day, the photos, a video made by Caroline Burton a kind family friend, the photo booth scrapbook, our guest book and the table cameras. We had this dream of how we wanted the day to go and we felt so touched that in the few days before, so many of our friends wanted to come and help with the set up so that it came to fruition without any hiccups. Ultimately, we feel really blessed that it was all so perfect from the logistics and running to the weather and that we got to share it all with those we love — if only we could do it all again! Photographs kindly supplied by and © Simon Crummay www.somebodyshootme.co.uk

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Weddings

Wonderful winter weddings Leanne Lodge takes a closer look at winter wonderland weddings

Weddings are all

about romance and love, and a winter weddings can be wonderfully romantic. When some of us think of winter, we think beautiful winter whites, sparking silvers and icy blues. Colours and tones can be pure and fresh and new — what a perfect metaphor for a wedding! However, those in the other camp think of themes that are rich with opulent fabrics and bold jewel colours — deep, warm and comforting, just as a marriage should be! Both themes can work equally well for winter weddings. Just because it is winter doesn’t mean your wedding can’t be elegant and fun! There are, of course, certain things you do need to think of when planning a winter wedding.

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◄ ceremony venue to put their heaters on early in the day to take the chill off the room. Extra heaters are also a good investment. You can try alternative heat sources too! Cars should be well-heated — but not too humid, you don’t want to ruin that lovely hairdo and make-up! If you prefer the simplicity of the horse and carriage, be sure that the carriage is loaded up with pretty blankets to wrap you and your beloved in. If you don’t intend to wear a long-sleeved gown or special wrap during the ceremony and reception, ensure that you carry some type of wrap for wearing whilst you are waiting for photographs. It is a great idea to check the wrap or cape or jacket doesn’t shed lint or stray cotton that will cling to your dress. Also think of your bridesmaids — we are sure they will have the same warm, loving thoughts you do about your big day, but we are not sure their adrenaline will be running so high and keeping them glowing! They will also be likely to be waiting around a fair bit while you’re both having your photos taken.

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With the UK’s unpredictable rain, it is also a good idea to carry a brolly or three with you. There’s a huge range available, so you’re bound to find one that fits with your theme and looks great in those pics. Or check out the range of parasols on offer — unless the rain’s torrential — they can be just as effective only prettier! If there’s rain and snow around, then mud and slush won’t be too far behind. This of course needs to be remembered when walking anywhere, climbing in and out of vehicles, sitting, and posing for photos. Just take care that you don’t step in any potholes filled with muddy water and ruin that beautiful gown and shoes. Your shoe sales person and dress designer may be able to suggest simple solutions to any problems such as this, other than just 'keep inside'.

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mind the timings for both the ceremony and reception. Ask your photographer when the light will be best and plan your times around this — whilst photos in the dark can look amazing, winter lighting can be something very special and you should aim to take advantage of this!

HEARTY FARE

During winter, people’s thoughts tend to sway towards rich, comforting fare. You can bring these feelings in to your wedding reception by serving food in-keeping with the season. Game dishes, pies and other hearty food are great choices, as are warm hors d’ouevres.

FLORAL TRIBUTES AND DECORATION

Winter weddings are best when a theme is incorporated into the festivities. Winter white, silver and gold, blue Christmas, an evergreen or even a snowflake theme, are some great places to start. Lush velvety fabrics and rich shades of colour are also very fitting for winter weddings. If the wedding takes place during the holidays, don't be afraid to add traditional touches like candy canes, stars or ornaments into the mix. Flowers can be more expensive due to availability in winter, so try to use flowers in season and produced locally. Ferns, twigs, and even fruit displays can particularly work well. If you’re looking for inspiration, you can also check out home lifestyle magazines as they’re gearing up towards Christmas — classic or contemporary — just choose your style.

THE COST BENEFIT

One big benefit of getting married in winter is that there is not as much demand for venues and other wedding related vendors. In the winter months, suppliers often offer winter wedding packages — not always, but it doesn’t hurt to ask! A winter wedding can be a visually stunning event and will often be remembered because you have chosen the so-called off-season. As with any wedding, careful planning and being aware of the issues can make your wedding something truly special!

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is launching their second Local Community Activity Fund during October. We would like to hear from local groups and organisations, based in or serving Worksop, who are making a difference to our community. For many years, local people have supported Rotary Club fundraising activities and the Local Community Activity Fund, is The Rotary Club of Worksop’s way of distributing the monies raised back to local worthy causes. President Mick Horwood explained, “Last year’s Community Fund supported small charities and organisations that

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the U3A are holding an exhibition of the members’ photographs taken over the last year or so, with many subjects and locations. The venue is the gallery in Worksop Library and the exhibition will run from the Saturday 5th October to Sunday 27th October. This is just one of many groups in

Worksop Rotary Club launches Local Community Activity Fund often miss out on attracting local attention, and our support assisted them to continue their work, and we are pleased to be part of this. “Rotary takes nothing from monies raised towards administration costs, and all our funds go directly to good causes”. The Rotary Club of Worksop is asking charities and organisations in the Worksop area, to contact us if they would like to be considered for funding this year. We want to hear from voluntary groups who can demonstrate how they are helping our local community, and would be interested to know why they feel they need our help. Applicants wishing to apply for

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funding will need to complete a simple application form, which asks about the work of their organisation, in addition to why support is being applied for and the amount of funds being requested of the Rotary. The deadline to return the application form will be Friday 18th October and unfortunately no applications can be considered after the closing date. Successful applicants will be notified within two weeks and will be invited to discuss their application with Rotary members on Tuesday 5th November. If this is of interest to your group or organisation, please contact the President, Mick Horwood, on 01909 477599 or 07971 557249. & District U3A — or by ringing Mary Mitchell 01777 816258. Our monthly general meetings are held in St Anne’s Church Hall on the third Thursday in the month between 2.00pm to 4.00pm, when new members are welcomed with refreshments and are able to look at our varied groups and their details.

Dukeries Theatre Group Dukeries Theatre Group, who

have entertained Worksop for over twenty years, are looking forward to their season of timeless British comedies, starting with JB Priestley’s “When We Are Married” at the end of this month, running from Thursday 31st October to Friday 1st November. In this glorious British Classic, three couples, including an Alderman and a Councillor, all upstanding members of the most important local Chapel, gather together to celebrate their joint silver weddings.

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All three were married on the same day in the same chapel by the same vicar. The celebration is well under way; a reporter and photographer from the local paper are expected and the Mayor has promised to call in and then… it transpires that the Vicar all those years ago was not qualified to conduct weddings! Have they all been living in sin? What will the neighbours say? Audience members will be sure to leave with smiles on their faces at the end of this wonderfully funny play

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my next simple but effective trend for this season. At London Fashion Week, trousers on the catwalk were still sticking to a slim silhouette, but no ridiculously tight pants were to be seen. Even the Top Man catwalk had some slouchy and relaxed looking jeans to show us. As you may have noticed in any high street shop, print is a key trend and it seems to be getting more garish. You may or may not be pleased to know, that loud prints are continuing into next season. Brand KTZ had world maps on bomber jackets, designers Agi & Sam sent out their models covered headto-toe in prints, while designer Christopher Raeburn went from the safari to the street. RIGHT Topman Navy Parka With Faux Fur Trim Hiking Boots Navy Textured Roll Neck Jumper LEFT Hype Hula Floral Tee

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HEALTH

Is milk brilliant? I want to switch gears for a second here and talk about the debate between skimmed milk and whole milk. In line with low fat theories and many diets, we are told that skimmed milk is better because the fat content is lower than whole milk. Most of us, including myself, used to go with this theory. The question is why do we think this is a good idea? The fact that skimmed milk makes up 60% of the milk consumption in this Country and roughly the same amount are overweight or obese doesn’t surprise me much! Let me bring in our old friend “common sense” for a second. Why on earth would you interfere with any food? This, for me at least, is the real question we need to ask ourselves. I discussed the benefits of drinking milk previously and that it isn’t an essential part of the human diet after weaning. Based on this, why would we drink something that firstly we don’t need, and secondly mankind has interfered with? THE HISTORY OF SKIMMED MILK When you start reading about skimmed milk, the first think I read was this... “Historically skimmed milk was used to fatten pigs”. This doesn’t 40 Worksop

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fill you with much confidence about the health benefits of skimmed milk. I can’t really find the exact time or reason when skimmed milk was first made but it looks like the late 1500’s by all accounts. Put simply, skimmed milk is full fat milk with all the butter fat removed. This was traditionally done after milking, however, it is rumoured that farmers in New Zealand have genetically modified some cows to be able to produce skimmed milk; which is worrying! WHAT IS TAKEN OUT TO MAKE SKIMMED MILK? When skimmed milk is made, the butter fat is taken from whole milk. This does not enhance the quality or nutrient content of the milk. It actually makes it worse. This is because alongside fat, also goes the fat soluble vitamins like A, D, E & K. These vitamins are responsible for everything from bone health to strengthening the immune system. The other factor to consider is that milk is quite sugary (lactose) if the fat is removed then all you are left with is very sugary milk. This can have benefits after a weight session for example if you are looking to get some glycogen into the muscles but for most of us, the

slowing of the insulin is the hormone that drives excess fat storage. When I have used whole milk with people rather than skimmed milk, the effect has been increased fullness for longer and reductions in sugar cravings. SKIMMED MILK CLA AND CANCER This gets a bit controversial now I guess. CLA is Conjugated linoleic acid and it’s found in eggs and grass fed animals like cows. The problem with low fat and grain fed cattle, the level of CLA are depleted. Unless you are buying good quality full fat organic milk (or even raw milk) you will not get the benefits of CLA. CLA has been shown to help the body metabolize fat better and help with weight management. In relation to CLA, CLA is a powerful anti-carcinogen and can offset any potential damage of betacellulin. To keep this as simple as possible, CLA is only found in the fat of milk so remove the fat and remove the CLA. The question I will always ask, is milk necessary? The answer to that question (from a nutrient perspective) is no but if you do like milk make sure you get good quality whole, full fat milk. That may be good news to some of you!

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Helen Stevenson shares her favourite baking treats THIS MONTH Courgette & Walnut Loaf

Hello! and welcome to the October edition of Baking Bliss. I am sure like many of you, my Tuesday evenings have been taken over by watching the Great British Bake off again. I am currently taking part in another

type of bake off — “the great bloggers bake off”, courtesy of my sister, who writes a blog in St Albans, and is also taking part. I am sharing with you the recipe I made for bread week, a courgette loaf with walnuts.

Courgette & Walnut Loaf

METHOD • Coarsely grate the courgettes, put them in a sieve and leave for about 30 minutes to drain • Beat the eggs until light and foamy • Add the sunflower oil, sugar, vanilla extract (if using) and courgettes and mix lightly until combined • Sift the flour and cinnamon into a large bowl, make a well in the middle, pour in the courgette mixture and stir to mix thoroughly • Stir in the chopped walnuts • Pour the mixture into the greased loaf tin and bake in a preheated oven at 180°c for about 50 minutes until firm • Turn out and cool

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Worksop Lions Worksop Lions Club presents The Nottinghamshire Band of the Royal Engineers V Doncaster Concert Band in concert on Saturday 23rd November, at North Notts Arena, Eastgate, Worksop S80 1QS. The concert is in support of Help for Heroes and Worksop Lions Charities, and doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are £10.00 per person and are now on sale at the arena, call 01909 480164. For further information about the event, please call 01909 474332, or email mad.bill@talktalk.net.

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Whitwell Local History Group The Whitwell Local History Group meet every Tuesday at 7.00pm to 9.00pm in the Community Centre. Members and visitors come from a wide area and anyone interested in joining this friendly group will be made very welcome. Participation in research is encouraged with help offered if required. On Tuesday 1st October, pictures of ‘Welbeck Abbey and the Estate’ will be shown, followed by a talk on Tuesday 8th October

on ‘The Six Dukes’. The Annual General Meeting will take place on the 15th October. Mike Gildersleve will give his usual entertaining explanation of ‘Maybe it’s because I'm a Londoner’, on Tuesday 22nd October and stunning pictures of the Outer Hebrides will be shown on the 29th October. Whitwell Wood Archaeology, Whitwell's TV Connection and Lost Sheffield, will feature in the talks in our November meetings.

Clowne Community Lunches Following on from the huge

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The Equinox & the Bikini Bottom… James Ince Bassetlaw Astronomical Society

Autumn arrives just after

the Harvest Moon, which is the Full Moon which falls close to the Equinox. Summer officially ended on 22nd September. On this date day and night are equal, 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night, the Equinox. It will be sad to see the end of summer, it has been an exceptional one with plenty of good weather and high temperatures, but darker evening skies make for plenty of time for observing. Venus is returning to the evening sky and it will be visible just after sunset for many weeks steadily becoming more and more distinct. It will be a spectacular sight around Christmas. The stars Vega, Deneb and Altair, which make up the Summer Triangle are still high above the horizon, use these to locate the dim hazy band of light which is the Milky Way. If you can escape the streetlights and find a dark spot spend a few minutes gazing up, you will see the Milky Way extends almost from horizon to horizon. Our

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ancestors would have had no problem seeing it, but due to artificial lighting, many people today have not had the chance to view such an awe inspiring spectacle. There is a dark rift in the Milky Way in Cygnus and this is not because of a lack of stars in this area, but due to a large cloud of dust, which blocks the light from our view. The dust is not the type which we have in our homes, but it is composed of extremely small particles, remnants of material shed from exploding stars. During early September an asteroid, number 324 Bamberga was viewed passing through constellation Pisces. The tiny world only 230 km across was faintly visible in binoculars and small telescopes. It was viewed for several nights and it was quite sobering to read that its next appearance will be in 22 years. This highlights the passing of time, the vastness of the Universe and our part within it. Many of the stars we see are hundreds of lights years away, Deneb is 1800, Vega is relatively close only 26 light years distant. Bright stars are not necessarily close and

dim stars are not always far away. The Great Square of Pegasus is now well placed for viewing above the south-eastern horizon. It is easy to make out as it is composed of four stars making an almost perfect square. The inside of the square is almost empty of stars and only a few are visible by naked eye. The “square” forms the body of an upside-down horse. The neck and head are seen to run from the lower right star of the square and end at a star named Enif, Nose in Arabic. The horse’s legs are visible, but there is no tail. The area around the Great Square of Pegasus is home to the “water constellations”, Pisces, the Fishes, Aquarius, the Water Carrier and Capricornus, the Horned Sea Goat. Capricornus has the outline of a misshapen triangle and it is often nicknamed the “Bikini Bottom”. The ancients certainly had vivid imaginations when they allocated the constellations with images. The water constellations are included in the Zodiac as the Sun passes through them on its annual journey across the sky. The Bassetlaw Astronomical Society is delighted to welcome Dr Anne Bonnel, who will be presenting a lecture about Vulcan and other earth-like planets on 23rd October. Email james.ince@tgb.toyota.co.uk for details please. Free entry and beginners welcome.

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The 7 Project 7 Project is a Community Drop-in

Support, for men and women with drug and alcohol addiction, or mental health issues. Sessions are held weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 10.00am to 3.00pm at Gospel Hall, 14 Church Walk, Worksop, S80 2EJ. Breakfast and lunch is served and various activities are available. We aim to give personal support towards your recovery. For further details please call Shaun Cummings, 7 Project Leader, on 07923 109652. You can also email support@7project.co.uk or visit our website www.7project.co.uk. Registered Charity No. 1151693.

Society of Artists Worksop Society of Artists will

be holding an evening demonstration on Tuesday 15th October from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Worksop Cricket Club. The subject will be “watercolour reflections”, by guest artist Louise Janetta. Entry is just a small fee of £2.00 to be paid on the door, everyone will be welcome to attend.

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Whitwell WI Friday 6th September was

the Derbyshire Federation Quiz Night. Whitwell WI sent two teams to our local venue at Staveley Methodist Church. 14 teams in total competed at this venue, and whilst we did not win, both our teams gave a good performance — so well done to everyone! Everyone enjoyed the evening and thoroughly recommend it for the future. At our meeting on Monday 9th September, Dr Harrow came to speak to us to give us an insight in to his current role. Dr Harrow was a GP working in Whitwell until his retirement to take up the post of Police Surgeon covering several Police Stations in the area. The welfare of people detained, for whatever reason, becomes the responsibility of the police once they are charged and this is one area where the Police Surgeon plays an incredibly vital role. Attendance at crime scenes, analysing Breathalyser results, and ensuring detainees have their correct medication are all part of a normal day’s work for the Police surgeon; it was a very enlightening evening for us all. Our exhibition for the evening was ‘a walking stick’ and five members brought in what can be regarded as family heirlooms. One was a branch carved with the names and dates of a summer camp in the 1970s; another

Creswell mining disaster display at Limestone House The Limestone House Coffee Shop

has changed, and is now known as the ‘Memory Lane Café’, and offers a more varied menu for the community and visitors. The name of the Café depicts a link to memories of the past, including the recent past, as well as links to memorable people or events connected with Elmton and Creswell and the surrounding locality. An area in Limestone

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House will be dedicated to celebrating the memories of people and events and the tributes will change every six weeks. The Elmton with Creswell Local History Group remember the Creswell Mining Disaster with their archive information display in the Limestone House Heritage Centre. 63 years ago, on 26th September 1950, 80 miners lost their lives at Creswell Colliery. The display will remain

— which had been in the family for at least three generations — was merely a much worn tree root. One had been carved especially by a friend for an avid walker who had never been able to use it because it was too long! It does have a useful purpose though as it lives by the front door to be used to deter intruders! One was presented to a current member’s father who had worked as a Deputy at Whitwell Colliery, the top of this was carved as a miner’s head complete with helmet and tools, the light in the lamp was a diamond. The last was a true farmers’ walking stick, which was brought in by a member who is a farmer’s wife. They were all unique, yet the stories behind them made them even more special. Our next meeting will be on Monday 14th October, when Lisa Hall will be giving us a demonstration on how to decorate a cake and the competition will be ‘decorate a cup-cake’. Our next WI Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 19th October, from 9.30am to 11.00am in the Community Centre. There will be a large range of home-made cakes, a raffle and tea and coffee. Please do come along and meet us, our meetings are every second Monday in the month from 7.00pm in the Community Centre, The Square, Whitwell, S80 4QR. Or why not visit our website www.whitwellwi.weebly.com. in the Heritage Centre until mid-October. Limestone House is open from Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.30pm, and Saturday mornings from 9.00am to 12.00pm. We are also delighted to inform everyone that we are also now open on Sundays from 11.00am to 3.00pm. Limestone House 50 – 54 Elmton Road, Creswell Open: Mon – Fri 9.00am – 4.30pm Sat 9.00am – 12.00pm Sun 11.00am – 3.00pm 01909 724061 www.ecvc.org.uk

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World Arthritis Day Saturday 12th October sees the official day for the year-round WAD campaign which this year focuses on ‘Living Better, Ageing Well’. Arthritis has various types of which Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis are perhaps the most common. The disease is debilitating and around 10 million people in the UK are currently affected. Indeed it is not restricted just to adults — people of all ages can be affected including children. It inflames joints and can cause aches and pains in joints, bones and muscles. Simple daily tasks can become difficult and painful but there are many people, services and products that can help adjust to manage with work and home life. How severe and for how long the affects last vary on the type of arthritis diagnosed and at the moment there is no known cure. Gentle exercise, good diet and pain management techniques are ways of taking control over the condition. For further information visit www.worldarthritisday.org, www.arthritiscare.org.uk and www.arthritisresearchuk.org

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