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The last few months have been a whirlwind of rather cold weather, we’ve seen it all, snow, hail, copious amounts of rain and in there somewhere the sunshine has made an appearance. Let’s hope that our May/June issue inspires plenty more sunshine so that we can all enjoy the outdoors! As we finish off the last of our Easter eggs we can work off those extra pounds we gained. So look out for events near you, or maybe use Men’s Health Week as a fabulous reason to explore the great outdoors and get moving. One great way would be to follow Sally Outram’s latest walk on page 70, from Lindby to Newstead. We have a jam-packed edition that covers a myriad of fantastic people in our area. There’s Wayne Caddy the renowned baker who teaches at the School of Artisan Food. We visit Julian Bray, an artist based in Mansfield, and we speed around to Jake Taylor and his lifelong obsession with the wheel. We also have a real treat with some lovely and light recipes from food demonstrator and home economist, Teresa Bovey. As the summer approaches we’ve tried to fit in a few of the festivals in the area, there’s a lot going on, so let’s get out and enjoy our region. We’ll see you out there!
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Inside This Issue 62
News & Events
Home & Garden
The Local Roundup
News in the area including North
Emma Drohan sends us outside, to
Story at Clumber and Kings’ Park
Notts Business Awards, Land Girl 80th anniversary.
make the most of our gardens this
Julian Bray An artist with a passion for creating, shows us his latest work.
Just a few of the fabulous festivals in the area to inspire you for the summer months ahead!
Fashion & Beauty 52
Sarah Louise’s Skin Superfood In this edition Sarah has a few
perfect skin remedies with the new ‘superfood’ range.
Coaching for a Winning Culture The latest in business coaching
from Steve Harrison, the Coaching Company.
Food & Drink 60
We meet Wayne Caddy, renowned
baker and tutor at The School of
Jake Taylor tells us about his
obsession for being behind the wheel.
Canal Trust, talks about the network
big ideas at Welbeck
Britain By Car Tony Thorpe’s idea for a website that entertains, guides and gets people on the road.
A Fine Brew Made visited the micro brewery with
that was the result of the industrial
Summer Recipes Teresa Bovey’s delicious and light
Chesterfield Canal Trust Rod Auton of the The Chesterfield
Business & Leisure 70
Poets and Pancakes Sally Outram takes us on a
fabulous walk from Lindby to Newstead.
The local roundup
New Find At Creswell Crags Ollie, a budding young palaeontologist, was on a cave tour in Robin Hood’s Cave at Creswell Crags when he discovered a hyena tooth!
young explorer unearthed a juvenile hyena canine when he was on his cave tour at the Crags. Ollie Brockman-Joyce was undertaking a Life in the Ice Age tour with his family, when he stumbled across the discovery in a corner of the cave. Stephanie Tristram, Heritage Facilitator, who took Ollie’s tour, says: “Ollie told me before we even set off on the tour that he wants to be a palaentologist when he grows up, so for him to then stumble across a tooth is just incredible! He brought it over and said he thought he’d found a piece of flint – when I realiswed it was a tooth I was stunned!” Jane Ford, PHD student and hyena expert, analysed the tooth and confirmed its age and species. Ollie and his family got a VIP tour of the collections, plus an ‘honorary archaeologist’ medal for his find. Ollie’s name will now be put on the accession register, which means he will be named as the official discoverer of the artefact. The tooth will become part of the collection at Creswell Crags. For further information please contact email@example.com or call 01909 720378.
Spotted hyenas were said to be denning at Creswell at various times from before 40,000 years ago up to at least 22,000 years ago.
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North Notts Business Awards The finalists and winners of this year’s North Notts Business Awards enjoyed a splendid evening of celebration and entertainment. North Notts Arena became the perfect venue for a transformation into a Red Carpet Experience created by venue sponsors Traffic Labour Supplies Ltd. The celebrations went on throughout the evening, enhanced by the surprise award for the organisers, North Notts Business Connections, in recognition of their 10th Anniversary serving the North Notts business community. Photographs courtesy of Di Fisher - The Photo Den and Hayley K Turner Photography.
“I’m somewhat startled to have even thought I deserved recognition but really chuffed! It’s all about the people, the people with passion for North Notts, the people with the determination and talent to start, run and grow a business and it’s all about the people who get together to make this place the brilliant star it is.” Robert Wilkinson. after being presented with the Services to Business Award.
• The Alexander Calder Financial Ltd Company of the Year. Winner: Kingfisher Direct Ltd • Lifetime Achievement Award. Sponsor: Bassetlaw District Council Winner: Dawn Cragg MBE, Micropigmentation Training & Equipment Centre Limited • Micro Business of the Year. Winner: Pheasantry Events @ The Pheasantry Brewery • Business Person of the Year. Winner: David Emsen – The Kiwi (Retford) Ltd • Best New Business. Sponsor: The Preparation Group Winner: Spa at Ye Olde Bell • Best Customer Service. Sponsor: Paintman Paint Ltd Winner: Upbeat Design Limited
• Corporate Social Responsibility Award. Winner: Home Instead Senior Care Retford and Gainsborough • Employee of the Year. Sponsor: Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa Winner: Kate Wilson, Spencer’s on the Square Limited • Charity of the Year Award. Sponsor: Ilett & Clark Solicitors Limited Winner: The Aurora Wellbeing Centre • Innovation Award. Sponsor: Wright Vigar Chartered Accountants Winner: Drone Defence Services Ltd • North Notts Ambassador of the Year Award. Sponsor: North Notts BID Ltd Winner: Di Fisher, The Photo Den CIC
• Services to Business Award. Winner: Robert Wilkinson, Economic Development Manager, Bassetlaw District Council A surprise award presented by Gregg Bartram, Joint MD of Alexander Calder Financial Ltd for and upon behalf of the North Notts Business Community.
Pubic Voting Awards • Best Visitor Experience. Sponsor: The Mortgage Shop Winner: Clumber Park, National Trust • Independent Retailer. Sponsor: Edgewise Edgestrip Ltd Winner: Welbeck Farm Shop • Best Artisan Business Award Winner: The Welbeck Bakehouse
Gregg Bartram presents Kingfisher Direct Ltd The Alexander Calder Financial Ltd Company of the Year Award.
Business Person of the Year Award went to David Emsen, The Kiwi (Retford) Ltd.
One of the eveningâ€™s hosts, Sarah Hennessey, recently appointed as the first ambassador for the North Notts BID.
Retford Physiotherapy and Pilates Practice Ltd and representitives of the Retford District MS Support Group.
Guests enjoyed the vocal talents of Jessica Mary Brett.
Robert Wilkinson, Economic Development Manager, Bassetlaw District Council, awarded with Services to Business Award by Gregg Bartram.
Winner of the North Notts Ambassador of the Year Award, Di Fisher, The Photo Den CIC. Presented by George Buchanan, Chairman of the North Notts BID Ltd
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Land Girl Story Is Brought To Life At Clumber
Dramatisation of the North Notts Short Story winner ‘Bonnets to Breeches’ by Elizabeth Carney-Marsh, will appear at The Walled Kitchen Gardens in Clumber Park.
isitors to Clumber Park’s Walled Kitchen Garden will be transported back to 1917 in May thanks to a promenade theatre performance that will bring to life previously untold stories of the garden’s link to the Women’s Land Army. On 20 May, the gardens will host a series of performances - a dramatisation of last year’s North Notts Short Story winner ‘Bonnets to Breeches’, which is a moving tale inspired by members of the Women’s Land Army, who lovingly tended to the gardens during World War One. Penned by first-time author Elizabeth Carney-Marsh, ‘Bonnets to Breeches’ tells the story of Clara Moon who, against her parent’s wishes, feels compelled to do her bit for King and Country as bombs rain down on her home in the East End of London. Secretly, she joins the Women’s Land Army and travels to North Nottinghamshire and Clumber Park, where her adventures as a Land Girl begin. What follows is a journey inspired by legends of the real Land Girls who dug, ploughed and worked the fields during the most testing of times.
Ethel Jackson and two Land Girls at work in the Clumber garden. Gwen, Marjorie and Ethel. 1940-1950.
Talking about her winning story, Carney-Marsh said: “It was my first attempt at writing and was born from a desire to tell the stories that have otherwise been lost throughout the years. The idea came from my time volunteering in The Walled Kitchen Garden at Clumber Park and hearing the wonderful stories about Land Girls who had travelled from all corners of the country to do their bit. Through conversations and research about not only the estate but the Women’s Land Army, I was able to form a historically accurate backdrop in which to place my fictional characters.” These fictional characters will now be brought to life through performances that will not only tell Clara Moon’s story, but also share the stories of the real Women’s Land Army who were stationed at Clumber during the first and second world wars. Carney-Marsh added: “The stories of the Land Girls are in real danger of being lost forever. The Women’s Land Army was formed 100 years ago in 1917 and these women were trail blazers and explorers of their time.”
Ethel Jackson and two Land Girls picking apples in the Clumber garden. Gwen, Marjorie and Ethel. 1940-1950. Both photo’s are from a collection of objects relating to the Jackson family of Clumber.
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“These performances will shine a light on the hugely important contributions they made to the war efforts and I hope that as many people can join us on Sunday 20 May to hear their story.” Visitors to Clumber Park can experience ‘Bonnets to Breeches’ by being part of the promenade theatre piece, produced by Talegate Theatre; learn about the work of the Women’s Land Army through British Pathe News Films, and be inspired by a talk from Women’s Land Army Historian Cherish Watton. There will also be an opportunity to meet the author. A total of four performances will take place between 11.45am and 3.45pm. This event is free. However, normal entrance fees to Clumber Park apply. More details are available at: www.bassetlaw. gov.uk or on the council’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
North Notts Short Story Competition The event will also be the official launch of this year’s North Notts Short Story Competition, which this year takes the theme of ‘War and Pieces’. Chosen to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War 1, aspiring authors are invited to submit entries of no more than 8,000 words. Your story does not have to be about the first world war and could be set in the era of the Crusades or far into the future. In addition to the first prize of £500, Bassetlaw District Council will arrange for the story to be electronically published and the winner will receive an invitation for four people to the North Notts Literary Lunch. There are second and third prizes of £100 and £50 respectively and again, the runners up will be invited to the Literary Lunch (venue and date to be confirmed). Entries should be submitted by Friday 13 June 2018 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kings’ Park celebrations to mark 80th anniversary! A celebratory family day to mark the 80th anniversary of Kings’ Park in Retford is set to be held on the 30 June.
et in the award-winning park itself, the event will take on a 1930s theme to mark the era in which Kings’ Park was opened. The event is being run by Bassetlaw District Council, in partnership with EES Showhire and supported by Retford Business Forum, Retford Civic Society and other bodies, and the whole community is being invited to join in the celebrations. Organisers say they want to provide a ‘unique, vibrant and celebrated event that will appeal to a wide audience and attract families and visitors of all ages from the local area’. Ideas currently being drawn up along a 1930s theme include garden parties, swing bands, vintage cars, afternoon tea, costumes, food and music. A 1930s Butlins experience will be created in the splash pool area of the park with deck chairs, donkey rides and a few comedy
The front gates of Kings’ Park in 1937 before it was officially opened the following year. Photo from the Welchman Collection, courtesy of Bassetlaw Museum
competitions. Displays and activities are taking place at Bassetlaw Museum and there will be a 1930’s bus running between the museum, market square and Kings’ Park gates. Organisers are also hoping to encourage local businesses to join in with the celebrations by having window displays and 1930s-style fancy dress.
Don’t miss out on this fabulous event taking place on the 30 June, 12pm - 6pm. If anyone wishes to discuss the details further or be part of the event please contact: Carol White, EES Showhire, 01777 704633, or 07539 184145, or email email@example.com Or Julie Foye, BDC Parks and Open Spaces, on 01909 534525 or email: julie. firstname.lastname@example.org
North Notts BID to bring free wi-fi into town centres N
orth Notts Business Improvement District (BID) is launching its second major project to install free Wi-Fi into the four key towns of Retford, Worksop, Harworth and Tuxford. The move is part of the BID’s ongoing work to boost footfall and increase visitor interaction. The system is being installed by Elephant Wi-Fi, a company that specialises in public Wi-Fi installation, management and support. Elephant Wi-Fi’s Dan Coombs said the system will ensure visitors to the town centres can access and receive a variety of information during their visit. “The Wi-Fi will allow the BID to engage with people and let them know about things such as special offers and other information. “There will be a continuous signal which means people will be able to get connected and stay connected. All four locations will have infrastructure built in, which will mean we can future proof these areas to allow for future technologies such as digital signage.” Sally Gillborn, North Notts BID Chief Executive, said the Wi-Fi will be a real help to people visiting the town centres. “Being able to access the free Wi-Fi will enhance further the visitor experience to our towns and we’re pleased the system will be installed and operational in a matter of a few months.” Surveys, ahead of the actual installation of the Wi-Fi, are currently taking place, with the system planned to go live at the beginning of the summer. For more information contact North Notts BID Chief Executive Sally Gillborn email@example.com
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s u o l u c a r i M
May 4 - 6 May Outdoor Cinema Experience
5 - 7 May Bluebells At Hodsock
Doors 6.30, Screening 7pm
10am - 3pm (last entry)
Back by popular demand, one of three
Walk the woodland paths and see some of
toric Rufford Abbey Ruins.
are 12 acres to explore and we have accessi-
weekends of cinema fun in front of the hisOffering classic movies that you can enjoy with friends, partners and the whole family. For detail sand to bookcall 01636 821338 or
21 Apr - 2 Jun ‘Out & About’ Bassetlaw Museum, Retford Exhibition by Artempo, a lively, talented, similarly driven, enthusiastic group of artists,
based in the local area of Retford. Their work is diverse and covers a wide range of medi-
ums including mixed media, linocut printing, bookbinding, textiles, drawing, ceramics and painting.
28 Apr - 15 Jul Loud & Clear The Harley Gallery, Welbeck Loud and Clear presents work by some of
the finest glass artists working in Britain, se-
lected by the National Glass Centre. Work ranges from floating glass panels etched
with photographs, to brightly coloured vessels, to extraordinary sculpture.
5 May & 9 Jun Dawn Chorus Walk
our most impressive bluebell displays. There
ble routes straight into Horsepasture Wood.
Have your cameras ready and take a couple of hours to roam. Adults £2.50
6 May - Ongoing Paint A Pot The Harley Pottery Studio, Welbeck
Creswell Crags, Creswell
10am - 3pm
Join in on the first Saturday of every month
A nature walk at dawn to hear the morning birds. £3 per person.
5 May The Westenders Majestic Theatre, Retford 7.30pm The WestEnders are proud to present their popular show ‘The World’s Greatest Musi-
cals’. The company are all past members from the London production of Les Miserables and between them have over 35 top West End shows to their credits. www.majesticretford.com
for a monthly ‘Paint a Pot’ workshop, and personalise your own piece of pottery.
Bring the family and get creative in our specialist pottery studio. Suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an
adult at all times. When visiting The Harley Pottery Studio, please report to a gallery reception on arrival. £5 studio fee per person, per session.
All pottery items are individually priced. To book call 01909 501700
Bawtry Ladies Race Evening Bawtry Retail Association will host the seventh Visit Bawtry Race Evening at Doncaster Racecourse on 5 May.
he format of the evening will be a ‘Spring Ladies Evening’ to launch this year’s Ladies Day at the St Leger Festival. Visitors flocked to last year’s inaugural event with the hope of being chosen as the ‘Best Dressed Lady’ of the evening and getting a fast track pass to the St Leger Ladies Day Best Dressed Lady Competition in September, and huge crowds are expected again this year. Race sponsors include the Crown Hotel, China Rose, Fine & Country and first time sponsors MechFS and Bawtry’s newest fashion boutique Charles & Sienna. Each business will select the ‘Best Turned Out Horse’ for their sponsored race and also enjoy presenting the trophy in the winners’ enclosure. In addition, BRA members and friends will enjoy exclusive use of the Conduit Suite in the Lazarus Stand. The event will finish with a glamourous after-racing party in Bawtry with over 20 bars and restaurants waiting to serve, plus live music at several venues for the perfect party atmosphere. For event details visit: www.visitbawtry.com
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6 - 7 May 4th Pikes & Plunder Civil War Festival
Come and visit Newstead this bank holiday
gia Anglorum return to Sherwood Pines with
National Civil War Centre, Newark
the Jerry Green Dog Rescue Centre. Enter your pooch in one of the many fun catego-
in the arena. A free event although standard
Join us for the 4th Pikes and Plunder Civil
War Festival. The action takes place across historic Newark with pitched battles fought
at the Queen’s Sconce and a major living history encampment at Newark Castle. Re-
ries. Stay late on the Sunday and listen to live music at GlastonJerry. £5.00 per family Car park £6, walkers £1 entry. www.newsteadabbey.org.uk
their living history camp and superb action Forestry Commission parking charges apply. www.facebook.com/Thynghowe
9 - 12 May My Fair Lady Majestic Theatre, Retford
peated over two days and staged to mark
the fall of Royalist Newark on 8 May 1646.
7 May Retford Charter Day
My Fair Lady is an unforgettable theatre
Watch out for more battlefield pyrotechnics
Retford town centre & Kings’ Park
this year as well the appearance of Barak,
time to an astonishingly real Edwardian Lon-
thought to be the biggest cannon of its kind
Car parking £6 and walkers £1 entry. Fees
in the world and set to defend the Sconce.
apply to enter each dog category. www.newsteadabbey.org.uk
6 - 7 May Classic Car Show
7 May Fairy & Goblin Hunt
experience, transporting audiences back in don populated by a host of colourful charac-
ters. The themes of this spectacular musical
are enduring and quintessentially English, and are as relevant today as they have always been. www.majesticretford.com
11am - 2pm
10am - 4pm
Join us on a search fairy and goblin at Vicar
May 12 Woodland Photography Walks with Birds of Prey
dren who can help us find our little runaways.
For guests staying at The Sherwood Hidea-
Water (café), £1 per child.
Heather Burns who will give you hands-on
The Classic Car Show will see 600+ privately owned and club vehicles on display, full con-
cours overseen by Mercedes Benz Club Coordinator Richard Lee, trade and autojumble
stalls, children’s entertainment and food and
Vicar Water, Mansfield
Water. There will be a small prize for all chil-
The Sherwood Hideaway, Blyth Road
Collect activity sheet from Rumbles at Vicar
way. Walk with award-winning photographer
6 - 7 May Opening of The Walled Garden
7 & 28 May, 2 June Minster Open Day, Including Tower Tours & Historic Library Open Day
10am - 4pm
Tower tours £5.00 per person; children un-
The grand opening of The Walled Garden at Thoresby. For the announcement of all dates available for tours, visit the website: www.whatsonatthoresby.co.uk
6 - 7 May Living History Weekend
der 14, £3. Not suitable for children under 7.
Tours will take place between 10am - 3pm. Turn up and make yourself known at the in-
formation desk. Last tour at 2pm. There will be an organ recital in the Nave at 3.30pm.
11am - 4pm
9 May Florence: Women & Changing Traditions
Step back in time, to 15th century England,
Sherwood Forest Country Park
advice for taking better pictures. You won’t be short of subjects, as hawks, owls and
falcons swoop through Sherwood Forest
giving you plenty of opportunities to capture incredible images. Suitable for all standards of photographer. Approx. five hours. £95 per
person, groups limited to no more than eight. Minimum age 12, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
To book contact the Sherwood Hideaway re-
ception team on 01623 824 594 or email Simon at Go Active on info@goactivefalconry. co.uk.
12 May Spring Bird Explorer
Mr Straw’s House, Worksop
Sherwood Forest Country Park
during the Wars of the Roses. Walk amongst
3pm - 5pm
8am - 11am
the townsfolk and travelling merchants, see the men and women of the camp go about
A series of talks followed by tea and scones.
Join the RSPB’s Nottinghamshire Conserva-
their daily chores and watch the soldiers
All tickets £15.00
To book call 01909 482380
Sherwood Forest, also taking in part of Bud-
train with bills and bows! No need to book.
6 - 7 May GlastonJerry Dog Show & Music Event
and enjoy the fantastic dog show put on by
Please do book in advance as spaces are limited. Please meet at No.5, Endcliffe Villa
12 May Viking Spring Thing
Sun, 11am - 10pm Mon, 11am - 4pm
Experience life in Sherwood during the Vi-
king Age as the brilliant re-enactors of Re-
tion Officer Carl Cornish for a walk through
by South Forest (the largest remaining area
of dry lowland heath in the county and one of the most important heathland sites in the East Midlands), as we look and listen for a
variety of spring birds. Booking essential, call 01623 823202. £5 per person
12 May Hedgehog Happenings Sherwood Forest Country Park 2pm - 3.30pm Hedgehog Awareness Week runs from 6 - 12 May, why not come
along to Sherwood to find out a bit more about wonderful hedgehogs and take part in a few crafts and activities. No need to book, just drop in at any point.
12 May Verdi Requiem Southwell Minster, Southwell
THE TASE OF SUMMER IS ON OUR DOORSTEPS The summer brings with it some fantastic produce and wonderful ingredients. With the perfect accompaniment of later evenings and alfresco dining, some mouth watering combinations are ready to be served.
7.30pm Bingham & District & Mansfield Chorla Societies present Verdi Requiem, with the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra Conductor Guy Turner. For tickets and details visit: www.binghamchoral.org.uk
12 - 13 May Notts County Show Newark Showground On show will be the best cattle, sheep, goats and pigs alongside
superb equine events, including majestic â€˜heaviesâ€™ and first-class showjumping. New for this year; a dedicated â€˜Heavies Ringâ€™ to watch
these magnificent horses prepare for their classes. Meet favourite
farmyard animals, gun dogs and birds of prey. Children will enjoy the antics of the animals in the â€˜Countryside Areaâ€™ and the return of the
popular giant tortoises and the hilarious â€˜Sheep Showâ€™. Featuring as the main attraction is the famous Atkinson Action Horses who have
recently appeared in the TV series, Poldark, Victoria and Peaky Blin-
ders. There will be music, lots of fun, a â€˜Food Experienceâ€™ area for and ample opportunity to shop for crafts, gifts and clothing. Food and drink outlets will be around the show. Under 17â€™s free. For further details visit: www.nottinghamshirecountyshow.com
19 - 20 May Food for Thought Artisan School of Food Brilliant speakers will be giving a range of informative talks over a weekend devoted to the burning issues of today in the world of food.
The annual â€˜Food for Thoughtâ€™ lecture series is a two day event looking at a wide range of topical food subjects. To find out more, buy tickets and to see the fantastic line up of speakers visit: www.schoolofartisanfood.org/fft2018
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13 May New Chamber Choir Concert
15 May Countryside Evening
Adults £20, children are £7.50, Family £45.
Clumber Park, Chaple of St. Mary
The annual Countryside Evening, a celebra-
chase-the-rainbow or call 01636 610556 or
The fantastic New Chamber Choir will be returning to Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin once again to delight all with their vocal talents.
13 May Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra - ‘Heroes & Villains’ Thoresby Park Riding Hall 3pm Join Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orches-
a parade of shire horses before racing. Also
May 19 Falconry Days & Hawk Walks
there will be terrier and beagle racing and
The Sherwood Hideaway, Blyth Road
For guests staying at The Sherwood Hidea-
15 & 16 May Jazz Steps Live At The Libraries Presents: The Jeanie Barton Quartet
perts Go Active to give you the chance to fly
the epic world of heroes and villains, taking
15 May - Worksop Library 16 May - Southwell Library
place in the Victorian Riding Hall. Music will
7.30pm - 9.30pm
be from film soundtracks and orchestral clas-
sics. Adults £10, under 14s £5. All seats unre-
Jeanie Barton is joined by Matt Ratcliffe on
served. For tickets call 01623 822009
keys, Simon Paterson on double bass and
Ian Beestin on drums, to perform her retro
13 May Heritage Event The Great Nottinghamshire Local History Fair
rade of hounds on the evening, together with
tra for a special concert where they explore
inspired, emotive original songs, steeped in swing and Latin grooves, alongside haunt-
way. We’ve teamed up with falconry exbirds of prey through Sherwood Forest with
our falconry experiences and hawk walks. Led by expert falconer Simon Stacey learn how to fly and handle hawks, falcons, owls
and eaglest. Limited to eight people, each
equipped with their own glove and vest. £95 per person, approx. five hours. Minimum age is 6, under 16s must be accompanied by an
adult. To book call 01623 824594 or email Go Active, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ing ballads and some popular jazz standards.
19 - 20 May Thoresby’s Historical Bazarr
adult). Booking essential. £10/£8.
Free day out for all the family to showcase
17 May Bassetlaw Hospice Ladies Lunch
1,000 years of history in one weekend, from
tory displays, enjoy craft demonstrations and
There will be a variety of stall to browse from
pre, browse the books for sale and even learn
2 course lunch with tea and coffee, after lunch
Mansfield Central Library 11am - 3pm
Adults (Under 18s to be accompanied by an
Nottinghamshire’s heritage. Explore local his-
Ye Olde Bell, Barnby Moor
activities, listen to local singing group Sem-
11.30am, sitting down at 1pm for a delicious
a few traditional circus skills! Free. Just drop by. Suitable for all. For details contact:
13 May Finger Puppet Fun Craft Bomb
we will welcome our speaker Tricia Stewart, the original WI Calendar Girl.
Tickets £25 each. For a booking form call
01777 710444 or email email@example.com
The Historical Bazaar will bring together over Romans to the Cold War and everything in
between, the weekend is a celebration of
Nottinghamshire’s heritage. There will be a bustling market area selling a variety of his-
torically themed items, locally made crafts,
vintage clothing and militaria. A full arena
programme will also be available. Includes
archery, royal falconers and historical vehi-
cles. Adults £10, concession/child £6 under 6s free, family £30.
Get creative at an artist led Craft Bomb work-
19 May Beaumond House Chase The Rainbow 5k Celebrates The Royal Wedding Southwell Racecourse
2pm - 4pm
from different recycled and craft materials.
The anticipated return of the colourful and ex-
Join Notts County Council Community Ar-
13 May Classic MG Rally
an exciting twist. Being held at the Southwell
guided afternoon stroll through the heart of
Mansfield Central Library 11am - 3pm shop. Come along and make finger puppets
Rufford Abbey Country Park The North Leicester MG Clubs annual rally. See classic examples from the 50’s to
the 80’s, with over 80 vehicles to see, lin-
ing Lime Tree Avenue. The rally will be arriving on site from approx. 12 - 4pm. www.parkwoodoutdoors.co.uk
tion of all things country. There will be a pa-
To book visit: www.beaumondhouse.co.uk/
citing 5k is soon upon us and this year brings Racecourse, we will be celebrating the Royal
Wedding with a themed 5k, a family fun day and the wedding being shown on big screen. There will be a variety of stalls, entertainment
and refreshments. Those who aren’t taking part are still welcome to come along to join in with the celebrations. The fundraising
event aims to raise vital funds for the hospice.
19 May Archaeology Of The Birklands Sherwood Forest Country Park
chaeologists as they take you on a free Sherwood Forest to reveal the history and
archaeology associated with this ancient
woodland. This walk is approx. three miles
and participants require a certain degree of fitness. Unsuitable for under 8s, pushchairs
and mobility scooters. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Free.
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19 May Black Tie Spring Ball
Join us for our bi-annual lecture which will
Spot the musical notes/symbols in the house
Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa
James, Director of the Cowley project’. Free.
is and win a prize! As you tour the property,
Fizz on the Garden Terrace, 4-course dinner, dancing to live band and disco £47 (Table of
26 - 28 May Living History Camp - The Falchions
Sherwood Forest Country Park
19 May Newark Air Museum
Come along to the living history camp down
10: £450). Call 01777 705121 to book
Tribute to the V-Force 2018 The museum will be again hosting a Trib-
ute to the V-Force Reunion event at its site
in eastern Nottinghamshire. Adults £9, over 65s £8, children £4.50 and family ticket £23
22 May International Biodiversity Day
11am - 4pm by the Major Oak and meet the Falchions as
they depict life in the 14th Century. Learn how medieval folk coped with injuries in bat-
tle and at home, watch the blacksmith at work, view arms and armoury of the knights.
Weather permitting armour-clad knights will battle in the shadow of the Major Oak.
and garden to reveal what the hidden tune you will see that there are two pianos. Did you
know that Mrs Straw played and taught the
instrument? Can you find the hidden notes/ symbols in the house and garden and draw them on your blank music sheet to discover a well-known piece of Florence’s music? Check
your answer at the end of your visit and you could win a prize! £2.00 plus standard admis-
sion. Meeting point, reception at No. 5, Warwick Villa. To book call 01909 482380
30 May Requiem In The Chapel Clumber Park, Chaple of St. Mary 7pm
Creswell Crags, Creswell
26 May - 3 Jun May Half Term - Family Space
A talk on de-extinction and the impact it
The Workhouse, Southwell
a service of thanksgiving and remembrance
A family space open for school holidays.
23 May Heritage Talk “The Women In The Lives Of The 4Th & 5Th Dukes Of Newcastle”
daily, from crafts to games, something for all
could have on our planet. £5
12pm - 4pm There will be different types of activities
ages of the family. Booking not needed. Free event (admission applies)
Join us in the Chapel for the Requiem Mass, of the life of the Seventh Duke of Newcas-
tle’s, to pray for his soul to be at peace. All welcome.
31 May Workhouse Live The Workhouse, Southwell 12pm - 4pm
In this illustrated talk, historian Richard
27 May The Little Mix Experience
Gaunt will look at the women who shaped
Majestic Theatre, Retford
and influenced the lives of the 4th and 5th
their daily jobs and help them work.
Dukes of Newcastle during the 19th century.
Hear about the mixture of romance, grief and
Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to one
betrayal which lies at the heart of this great
of the UK’s finest girl-bands. With breath-
taking dance moves, replica costumes and
31 May - 1 Jun A Square World By Daryl Beeton
some of the finest vocals in the UK, this is
31 May - Newark Library 31 May - Southwell Library 1 June - Worksop Library 1 June - Retford Library
2pm - 3pm
Nottinghamshire family based at Clumber Park.
Tickets £3.00 - please purchase in advance
from Worksop Library (0115 8044373) or go to the What’s On section of the Inspire website to book online:
26 May Service Of Thanksgiving Clumber Park, Chaple of St. Mary 12pm Join us in the Victorian Gothic Chapel of
Saint Mary the Virgin for a mass on thanksgiving. All welcome.
this year be delivered by Dr Serenhedd
a high-energy show from beginning to end,
packed with all of Little Mix’s greatest hits and suitable for all ages!
Explore The Workhouse, find inmates doing Booking not needed.
An endearing and funny performance about
27 - 29 May Retford Arts Festival
signed for everyone but you. Created by Daryl
Various venues around Retford Retford Annual Arts Festival is an annual
event started in 2016, running for three days
over the second Bank Holiday in May. Venues around town and surrounding villages.
The event is organised through Retford Hub. All are welcome, free to attend and take part.
26 May Clumber Lecture
29, 30, 31 May & 1, 2 June Music, Mouse-tro!
Clumber Park, Chaple of St. Mary
Mr Straw’s House, Worksop
10.30am - 4pm
the unfairness of being left out in a world deBeeton this brilliantly quirky non verbal story,
set to an original soundtrack, uses simple design, object manipulation and elements of
surprise to create an ever evolving and imaginative world. A place where anything can happen once we think differently and rip up
the rule book. For children aged 3 - 6. Booking advised. Running time: 50 minutes Tickets: Library members: £3 per child, accompa-
nying adults - free. Non-library members: £5.
Programmed in association with The Spark
Arts for Children. For further details and to book visit www.inspireculture.org.uk
Out of the shadows Half in Shadow: Half in Light Artist Clare Twomey has given a modern twist to old technology to unite past, present and future in her new artwork. Her exhibition ‘Half in shadow: Half in light’, running now at The Harley Gallery until 17 June, aims to shine a light on the people who live and work at the historic, ducal, Welbeck Estate.
lare Twomey is a leading British artist and a research fellow at the University of Westminster. She works with clay in large-scale installations, sculpture and site-specific works. Over the past 10 years she has exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate, Crafts Council, Museum of Modern Art Kyoto Japan, the Eden Project and the Royal Academy of Arts. In her ‘Half in Shadow: Half in Light’ exhibition Clare has used advanced digital production to overcome the technical challenge of engineering ultra-thin, 3mm thick, porcelain lithophanes at A3 size. Images can only be seen clearly when the lithophanes are illuminated from behind. Ten people were extensively photographed with each chosen to illustrate the diversity of life and work on the Welbeck Estate. After first visiting the estate 15 years ago, Clare has continued to follow its fortunes as it has developed and evolved a more contemporary feel. As well as The Harley Gallery, the estate hosts dozens of artist studios, a highly regarded farm shop, the School of Artisan Food, production of Stichelton cheese, and The Portland Collection, the historic art collection of the Dukes of Portland whose family has been at Welbeck for over 400 years. Clare explains: “I chose lithophanes for this exhibition because, for me, they can show the future held in the glow of the past. I feel that’s very relevant for an historic estate. This project will skew the way that we perceive the contemporary and reveal the push and pull of time at Welbeck. Just as the lives and work of generations before shape modern life, so too will this old technology frame the telling of modern stories from the estate.” This exhibition is part of The Grand Tour, showcasing the diverse richness of art, architecture and landscape Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire have to offer and which also includes Nottingham Contemporary, Derby Museums and Chatsworth. For further details visit: www.harleygallery.co.uk/exhibitions
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Fa bu l ous
The summer months lay host to a myriad of fabulous festivals, here’s a few to whet your appetite and get you moving! Enjoy.
Rufford Abbey Great Food & Drink Festival 26 - 28 May Rufford Abbey The festival will replace the very popular Nottingham Castle event, which was held on the same bank holiday weekend in May. The change of venue follows the closing of the castle due to the £26 Million refurbishment, which is taking place this year. TV chef James Martin will be headlining this year’s event on the Saturday, with demos in the main kitchen arena throughout the day. This year’s event will also boast some brand-new areas that include “The Gin Collection”. Attendees can come along and enjoy gin tasting, workshops and masterclasses, plus a huge range of some of the finest artisan gin producers, all located under one roof; to top it off there is a fabulous gin bar with a large seated area serving a range of wonderful gin cocktails and drinks.
The Big BBQ will also be making an appearance as an area for the lovers of the fine art of BBQ. Bringing together a selection of the finest purveyors of BBQ food, visitors can indulge on a feast of different meat treats from ribs to brisket. There will be the chance to see workshops by the master butcher and pit masters, who will be sharing their tips and secrets on the fine art of smoking and BBQ. The event has over a hundred artisan exhibitors selling everything from home and giftware to local produce such as fabulous breads and cheeses, charcuterie and a whole array of goodies. Finally, there are the workshops for the children that will be running each day.
For details and to purchase tickets, visit: www.greatfoodanddrinkfestivals.co.uk
Gate To Southwell Festival 7 - 10 June Southwell Four days of Roots and Acoustic Music, the Gate to Southwell Festival is now established as one of the premier roots and acoustic music events rivalling other well established festivals and receiving many accolades. It takes place on the edge of the historic and beautiful market town of Southwell next to the racecourse. Over 50 artists performing over four days on four main stages, great camping, kids activities, street theatre. There’s a perfect blend of rising stars, festival favourites and music legends lined up for 2018, this includes one of Nashville’s greatest singers and songwriters, Gretchen Peters, hugely-suc-
cessful veteran Geordies Lindisfarne, award-winning folkies The Young’uns, one of Ireland’s greatest singers Cara Dillon performing with special guests, Danish roots stars Habadekuk, brilliant Devon guitarist and singer-songwriter John Smith, acclaimed Canadian fiddlers The Fitzgeralds and 2017 BBC Folk Singer of the Year, Kris Drever. There’ll also be a special Blues Night featuring Britain’s number one R&B band Nine Below Zero, Louisiana bluesmen The Lil’ Jimmy Reed Band and the UK’s best slide guitarist Johnny Dickinson. For a full line up and to purchase tickets visit: www.gtsf.uk
The Major Oak Woodland Festival 9 - 10 June Sherwood Forest Country Park The Major Oak Woodland Festival has now become a firm favourite on the Sherwood Forest calendar. This festival will be one of the last large events to be held based at the “old” Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, which was built over 30 years ago by Nottinghamshire County Council, before we see the opening of a brand new visitor centre at Forest Corner, Edwinstowe, built and managed by the RSPB. This family friendly event melds the mystery of Sherwood’s past with the more modern. Visitors can see traditional woodland skills plus more modern management methods, wander a variety of interesting stalls and demonstrations set up within the leafy glades of the world’s most famous forest. There are plenty of ‘have a go’ activities plus fun
stuff for the kids. Organised as a partnership between Sherwood Forest Trust and the Ranger service of Nottinghamshire County Council, the craftspeople, exhibitors and demonstrators are ‘locally sourced’. If you’re an enthusiast or woodworker, many offer helpful tips and advice. It’s a great place to chat and share knowledge. Meet bodgers, Windsor chair makers, wood colliers, wood turners, knife smiths, wooden toy and furniture makers, archaeologists, conservation organisations, Friends of Groups and charities and much more. Admission free. (Car parking £3) To find out more please visit: www.sherwoodforest.org.uk Or call 01623 823202
l a v i t s e Retro F 8 - 10 June
Get ready to ‘retro’ at Newark Showground this year! The hugely popular Retro Festival is back and bigger than ever. Thousands of people are expected to attend this year’s Retro Festival at Newark Showground on June 8, 9 and 10. Now in its second year, the event takes a nostalgic look back over the decades from the 1900s up to the 1980s and features live music, stalls, vintage vehicle displays, camping, opportunities to shop, along with other great attractions. The event was brought to Newark last year after eight years at White Waltham and three successful years at Newbury Show Ground. The event will have over 30 live bands and camping over all three days is available to visitors - all for £50 each for a party of four - under 11s go free and if you can’t go for the full weekend, day tickets are available either on the gate when you arrive or book online at www.retrofestival.co.uk. If you have never been to the Retro Festival you are in for a treat. The show ground will be full of exhibits with over 1,000 classic cars, American RVs, vintage caravans, Hot Rods, Airstream Caravans, Portafold Caravans, Steam engines, a vintage 100 year old funfair, army re-enactors, plus over 200 vintage stalls selling everything from clothes to furniture. There will also be three live music marquees – the Spitfire Pavilion – 1920s to 1940s swing and Jive, The Black Hangar – 1950s Rock n Roll and Rockabilly and exclusively for the Newark event a new Alternative Outdoor Stage, all playing till 11pm.
On Saturday evening, the Spitfire Pavilion will host its own ‘Spitfire Cabaret’, featuring the best talent on the cabaret scene for your viewing pleasure. Expect burlesque, tap dancing, songs from the music hall, not to mention skills from top circus acts. The great news is that camping is available and last year there were over 6,000 people staying in their tents/caravans or even in one of the glamping Brook Bell Tents available. Don’t worry if you are concerned that camping might ruin your hairstyle, as there is even an onsite hairdresser and barber to keep you looking fabulous throughout the day and night, handy if you want to enter into the best dressed competition. If you’re a vintage fashion lover you will not have to miss the Spitfire Fashion show that’s taking place on Sunday, when the traders will be showcasing their latest fashion pieces. As well as the fantastic show, the Retro Festival has also, over the last few years, raised over £50,000 for local children’s charities and this years event will help raise money for The Children’s Bereavement Centre and various children’s cancer charities, through sales of specially designed t-shirts and other fundraising activities over the weekend. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.retrofestival.co.uk
l a v i t s e F k r a New
A stellar three-day festival line-up and brand-new format! 15 – 17 June
One pair of Golden Circle tickets for Saturday 16th at Newark Festival!
Riverside Park, Newark The seventh Newark Festival cannot fail to impress, with an incredible lineup of artists, a full programme of family entertainment and a brilliant community spirit at its heart. This year, for the first time ever, the festival will present an exciting new format. The festival promises a full afternoon of the cream of 80s artists ahead of the spectacular evening concert. Friday 15 June sees the return of Riverside Rocks and if you love The Who, The Stone Roses, The Rolling Stones and Queen, then you’re in for a treat! An electric evening of rock, with some of the best tribute acts in the UK will kick off the weekend: Magic Queen, The Rollin’ Clones, The Ultimate Stone Roses, and Who’s Next. Saturday 16 June presents Marti Pellow as the evening headline act with special guests Hothouse Flowers, which follows an afternoon of performances from 1pm from Kim Wilde, Go West, Nick Heyward, Limahl and The Fizz. Newark Festival wouldn’t be complete without the free Family Fun Day on Sunday 17 June, which for 2018 will return starrier than ever, with a line-up of family activities and entertainment throughout the day, followed by the popular ‘swing-
ing in the park’ evening concert and fireworks finale. Promoter Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE from LHG Live commented: “What a line-up we have in store for the entire weekend of Newark Festival 2018! I am particularly proud to confirm our fresh new Saturday format, which will see us open the gates much earlier in the day and then fill the entire afternoon with a fantastic line-up of stars. We think the Friday night Riverside Rocks that kicks off the festival, will be our best yet, presenting tributes to bands who have changed musical history and influenced countless generations. Friday night has been growing every year”
See the fabulous line up with these exclusive tickets for the Golden Circle! To win two tickets simply visit: www.madeinn.co.uk/competitions and follow the link or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: “Newark Festival Rocks” Stating your name, email and contact number. Good Luck! The winner will be drawn on the 24 May 2018. Details can be found at: www.newarkfestival.co.uk
“With Newark Town Council’s continued support, we are also able to offer a free day of family entertainment and fireworks on Sunday the 17 June. Having invested together heavily over the last six years in the festivals growth and with the more recent help of our sponsors and funding partners of course, the festival is something that we are very proud of as a business operating in Newark.” To purchase tickets and for further details visit: www.newarkfestival.co.uk
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Three days of amazing music! 22 - 24 June
Sherwood Pines Forest Forest Live is a major live music series, managed by the Forestry Commission. Held every year in seven beautiful forest locations across the country, over 1.5 million people have attended a gig in the programme’s 17-year history. With everything required for a great night out, including good food and drink, the concerts are renowned for their informal and relaxed atmosphere set to a spectacular forest backdrop. The Forestry Commission says the income generated from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive. The line up for Sherwood Pines Forest this year includes three fantastic concerts, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott with special guest Billy Bragg, start the line up on 22 June, Gary Barlow on 23 June and UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey on 24 June. Paul Heaton, one of the UK’s most successful songwriters with some 10 million album sales under his belt, first came to public attention in the early 80s as front man of Hull-based indie poppers The Housemartins, best known for their third single ‘Happy Hour’
and their No 1 acapella Isley Bros cover ‘Caravan of Love’. In ’88 Heaton formed The Beautiful South, who released 10 hugely successful albums with Jacqui Abbott being lead vocalist in the band from ’94 to 2000. UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, will be performing a set of classic hits that a generation of fans grew up with, such as: ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One in Ten’, ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Please Don’t Make Me Cry’, ‘Kingston Town’ and ‘(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You’. Fans can also expect new material from their latest album, ‘A Real Labour of Love’. Commenting on the gig, Ali Campbell, the legendary voice of UB40, said: “We love the Forest Live gigs. We hope to see you there, so you can join in with the hits in such a beautiful location.” Tickets are going fast for both Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott and UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey, so book quickly! Gary Barlow has already sold out. For tickets and further info call the box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at www. forestry.gov.uk/music.
Made has teamed up with our friends at the Forestry Commission to give two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see either Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott on 22 June or to win tickets to see UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey on 24 June!
A pair of tickets to see Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott on 22 June To win just tell us which act did Paul Heaton first come to public attention with? A: The Swallows B: The Housemartins C: The Puffins You can enter the competition by emailing: email@example.com with the subject - Heaton tickets Please send your correct answer, name and contact details. Competition closes on 31 May.
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A j oy f u l
June 1 - 7 Jun Volunteers Week The Workhouse, Southwell
liffe and Sandy Bartle.
Celebrating volunteers week with tours and
2 Jun The Drifters
teers do at The Workhouse.
12pm - 4pm talks, come along and see what our volun-
Majestic Theatre, Retford
Booking not needed.
The Drifters are back on the road in the UK
9 Jun - 21 Jul ‘Art Beat’ By Mick Thomas
1 - 30 Jun Winners Exhibition
last six decades.
Bassetlaw Museum, Retford
Thoresby Pierrepont Gallery, Thoresby
Exhibition of mixed media paintings and
11am - 4pm (except Mondays)
drawings inspired by local scenes, people
1 - 3 Jun Outdoor Cinema Experience Rufford Abbey Doors 6.30, Screening 7pm Back by popular demand, a weekend of cinema fun in front of the Historic Rufford
Abbey Ruins. Offering classic movies that you can enjoy with friends, partners and the whole family. For details and to book call 01636 821338 or visit:
Winners’ Exhibition this year is Chelsie Jol-
performing both the classic hits from the For furter details and booking visit: www.majesticretford.com
The Thoresby Open Exhibition runs in September, it offers local artists an opportunity
2 Jun Thoresby Park Ghost Hunt
to exhibit, show and sell work creating a
rare chance for the public to celebrate new
8pm - 2am
work. The two runners up of the Open Exhi-
bition, win a shared exhibition space in 2018
Haunted Events UK are a paranormal
called the Winners’ Exhibition. Thoresby’s
events company bringing you paranormal events at some of the spookiest locations
Connection to Arts developed when the late Lady Rozelle Raynes opened the gallery to
celebrate her Mother’s life work and that of other local artists.
This winners’ exhibition is excellent exam-
ple of local artists who have never exhibited before creating new works for the community to come and enjoy. Exhibiting in the
across the UK with experienced paranormal investigators/mediums
and they’re coming to Thoresby Park. Visitors are met and briefed by Lee Roberts
and then sent on their way with a variety
of paranormal investigation tools. Are you brave enough to encounter the darkness? To book visit: www.hauntedeventsuk.com
2 - 3 & 9 - 10 Jun Notts Open Studios
45 minutes. Library members: £3 per child,
hypnotic quartet featuring Sophie Fishwick
£5 adult or child. For further details and to
Rhodes piano and Steve Truman on double
11am - 4pm A series of events created to give visi-
accompanying adults free. Non-members: book visit www.inspireculture.org.uk
tors the opportunity to meet our Thoresby
Studio artists and discover their work and
10 Jun Wellow Food Festival
practices. The Sherwood Forest Wood-
Wellow House School
Firing Society will be firing up their kiln on
10am - 3pm
the first weekend to then open for the second weekend in June. There will be Raku
A fabulous Food Festival in the beautiful
sessions both weekends for people to have
grounds of Wellow House School. Families
are invited to bring their picnic blankets
a go. Thoresby studio artists Michelle Holland, Claire Roberts and Alexandra Parkin-
son will also be demonstrating their artistic flair during both weekends.
9 Jun Egg Box Theatre presents: The Moon & Me Mansfield Central Library 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm Space cadets wanted for a very special
on kit, Deb Mawby on sax, Paul Deats on bass, will take you on an incredible musical journey playing original material and music
by Ornette Coleman, Lee Morgan, Pharoah Sanders, Charles Mingus and Abdullah
Ibrahim to name a few! Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. £10/£8. For details and to book visit www. inspireculture.org.uk
and join us for this unique event, which will showcase local produce along with hot and
13 Jun The Straw’s Revealed
cold refreshments including Pimms and
Mr Straw’s House, Worksop
Cream Teas, hog roast, children’s entertain-
11am - 1pm, 2pm - 4pm
ment, a fun Dog Show, tasting sessions, competitions and more. For details call:
Ever wondered what is hidden within the
cupboards and drawers at Mr Straw’s
House? Join us for an exclusive behind the
12 - 13 Jun Jazz Steps Live At The Libraries Presents: Deli Quartet
mission. The Moon and Me is an interactive, intimate theatre experience about friend-
12 Jun - Worksop Library 13 Jun - Southwell Library
ship and sharing for young children, with
7.30pm - 9.30pm
lots of sights, sounds and play!
For children aged 2 - 5. Booking advised.
Deli Quartet’s sound moves from spacious
and mellow to all-out funky groove. This
scenes tour. Discover something new at Mr Straw’s House, with a behind the scenes
tour. Step over the ropes, and explore the collection further in our archive. Spend a
little time in our new exhibition ‘Florence: Women and a Changing Society’, discover
more about our conservation work. Book-
ing essential. To book call 01909 482380 or email: email@example.com
11 - 17 Jun Men’s Health Week This year the focus is on Diabetes. As a hugely important issue to our health it is good to be aware of some of the factors that may increase the chances of developing Diabetes, also what to be aware of and which symptoms to look for. The NHS website www.nhs.uk/conditions/diabetes has the symptoms listed and what to look for before you call a doctor.
So let’s make Men’s Health week work for us all and remember the key ingredients to good health:
Get those ‘five a day’ fruit and veg.
Aspire & Achieve
Get out more, join a club and keep active.
Be very best version of your personal, professional or business self.
Make sure you get your daily quota of sleep.
Achieve your aspirations and life changes through our specialist, award-winning coaching in a safe envireonment.
However you choose to spend your Men’s Health Week, make it one that counts, perhaps a new start for a new healthier you. We wish you a fabulous and healthy week.
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15 Jun Hamlet - Outdoor Theatre
space suits on and take one small step for
Taking place outside on the lawns at
6pm - 9.45pm Five actors, with all manner of musical in-
sunhat and suncream. Adults £17, conces-
20 Jun Heritage Talk “Treasures, Crusades And Witch-Prevention: Adventures In The Christian Heritage Of Worksop” By Adrian Gray
To book call 01623 822009 or visit Thores-
2pm - 3pm
man, one giant leap for Shakespeare.
Thoresby, don’t forget your deckchairs, sion £15, child £12, family £50.
by’s Visitor Centre, located in the Courtyard.
Worksop’s Christian heritage has been
show will only be cancelled if it is consid-
18 Jun Father’s Day Lunch
monastic building which has seen men
Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa
struments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s most infamous and iconic play, Hamlet. Please bring your own picnic
blankets or low-backed seats to sit on. The ered too dangerous to continue, not for bad
A day for dads and grandpas!
4-course lunch inc. coffee: £32.
17 Jun Father’s day To all the wonderful dads out there, happy Fathers day!
17 Jun Father’s day Dads go half price into the caves Creswell Crags, Creswell.
17 Jun Fun Dog Show Clumber Park 11am Enjoy an afternoon full of everything canine
related in this fun-filled dog show at Clumber Park. Meet a host of furry friends, pet
and animal exhibitors and see live doggy
displays. With ten categories to enter, including cutest puppy and waggiest tail, why
not bring your dog along and participate to take home a rosette!
17 Jun ‘The Tempest’ - Oddsocks Theatre Thoresby Park Lawns 4pm Shakespeare’s tale of illusion and revenge is brought vividly to life in Oddsock’s musical
sci-fi adaptation. Space explorer Prospero
is marooned in a galaxy far, far away with his fearless daughter Miranda and a host of
madcap aliens… Years later, when his enemies’ ship is passing nearby, the chance for
revenge on these space cowboys is hard to
resist and he conjures up the force to bring them to him. Prepare for launch, get your
Under 12s half price, under 2s eat free. Call 01777 705121 to book
18 Jun - 5 Jul WEX @ IYA The Old Library, Mansfield
If you are looking to do some work experience this summer then come and join the
rather overlooked, but the town has a great depart on the Crusades, fantastic medieval
treasures and the controversial minister Richard Bernard. The minister managed to
be both friend and enemy to the Mayflower Pilgrims as well as writing a major guide
to witchcraft, which his successor clearly didn’t read, as he was reputedly poisoned by a witch! Tickets £3.00 - please purchase
in advance from Worksop Library (0115 8044373) or go to the What’s On section of the Inspire website to book online: www.inspireculture.org.uk
IYA team and help us to deliver TOLFest18
- our annual music, film, dance and drama
22 - 24 Jun Earth & Fire
festival. Learn all the skills necessary to or-
Harley Gallery, Welbeck
ganise and run a festival programme and then work on some of our flagship events.
Earth and Fire International Ceramic Fair is
Led by a professional event manager from
one of the country’s premier ceramic events taking place every year at the end of June in
the BBC you will work with our event and
projects managers, professional artists and young artists to deliver a dynamic programme of events across the county. Suitable for ages 15 - 18 years.
Spaces are limited and must be applied for through www.inspireculture.org.uk
23 Jun Retford Midsummer Steampunk Festival Various venues in Retford Hosted by Steampunk Events Retford and District and West Street Galleries.
Look out for full details on Retford
Steampunk Society social media and www.innorthnotts.co.uk
Earth & Fire showcases potters from across the UK and mainland Europe who come to
sell direct to the public from outdoor market stalls.
The Knights of Nottingham Jousting. Photo courtesy of ABDIGITALUK Photography.
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23 - 24 Jun The Knights Of Nottingham Jousting
Featuring energising and high-quality music
Rufford Abbey Country Park
the county - bands, singer songwriters and
Come and see the spectacle of the Knights of Nottingham showcasing their Medieval
jousting displays at Rufford Abbey Country Park. The shows are filled with sword
swinging, gut punching thrills, anything can happen and often does with fantastic audience participation and comedy included!
Cheer for the White Knight or boo at the
Black Knight, you may even come across
performances from young people across
other musical collaborations from IYA pro-
jects and invited guests. Pay what you can - suitable for all Other TOLFest18 nights are
available in June, visit and book at www.inspireculture.org.uk/iya
23 Jun Any Which Way: Poetry Myriorama Workshop
Robin Hood and his Merry Men! Hear the
thunder of the charging forces as the great
Worksop Library, Mansfield Central Library
Knights battle. £10 parking charge. www.knightsofnottingham.co.uk
Booking essential, tickets: £5 Adults (16+)
Myriorama originally referred to a set of
23 Jun Retford Armed Forces Day Kings’ Park, Retford
be reordered to create a myriad of different images. In this experimental writing work-
shop, rather than images, we’ll look to cre-
10am - 3pm A family based event including a range of activities to celebrate the start of Armed Forces Week 2018 and the Retford Guides and Scouts Carnival.
A whole range of stalls, small fair rides and static displays.
ate a ‘myriad of words’. Join poet Julia Bird to play with words and the patterns they
make to create a poetic version of a ‘myriorama’ - whose parts can be arranged and rearranged to make an ever-changing poem
with many possible combinations. Poets at all levels of experience will enjoy this innovative session and the chance to contribute
23 Jun TOLFest18 - Music Gig
to a collaborative piece in an exciting group
The Old Library, Mansfield 7.30pm - 9.30pm
19th century illustrated cards, which could
For further details and to book visit: www.inspireculture.org.uk
Post Boxes, from £150 Bankers lamp (requires 25 watt max screw in bulb), under £100 Leather old match balls and rugger balls, from £35 Bronze sculptures, deer pictured here, POA Time for glass wine cork memory safe, under £50
All images and products and many more can be found at Elizabeth & Stevens
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Art • Opera • Theatre The Savoy Cinema in Worksop holds live screenings of the major exhibitions, most famous operas and the best theatre for viewers to enjoy from the comfort of the cinema seats. Here are just a few top picks from May and June. Visit: www.savoyworksop.co.uk for more. 17 May The Dam Busters at 75: Live from the Royal Albert Hall
5 Jun Oscar Wilde Season: An Ideal Husband 165 minutes A new production of the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, will be broadcast live from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. This entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the
12 & 17 Jun Royal Opera House. Swan Lake 180 minutes, two intervals. This season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first ballet score. For further details, full listings of the live event screenings for theatre, ballet and exhibitions at the Savoy Cinema Worksop and to book tickets, please visit: www.savoyworksop.co.uk
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210 minutes Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Dan Snow is joined on stage by the Glenn Miller Orchestra plus special guests including family members of both Dam Busters crew and the film’s director Michael Anderson, historian Paul Beaver and Professor Hugh Hunt as they explore the history of the iconic raid and how it led to the making of a classic British film. Followed by a screening of the classic British film. There will also be an on stage ‘bouncing bomb’ experiment as the hosts reflect on the science behind Barnes Wallis’ invention. This segment of the live exclusive content will end with a rendition of The Dam Busters March, played by the Glenn Miller Orchestra before the film begins.
heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery. This is the third play from the Oscar Wilde Season staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company.
New Moves For The Focus Collection It’s a big year for The Focus Collection. Having moved into brand new premises at Retford Enterprise Centre last December, the company is now looking to expand and in September will be marking a decade in business.
laire Weingaertner, who heads the business, says moving into new premises provides the space to expand her team and to increase her client base, something she said the company will continue to build on. “The larger office offers the space we need to expand and meet our clients. It’s open and welcoming and gives us what we need for where we are right now.”
providing what the client wants, explains Claire. “We offer a range of services to cater for the demand of local businesses. Our accountancy services are expanding and our Business Club networking events really are bringing people together,” says Claire. “For me, the biggest thing people can do is network and build relationships – it’s a great way to engage with potential clients.”
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Coaching for a Winning Culture Steve Harrison
tells us how to develop the right
culture for business with a tale of sporting woe from Australia. n the last issue, we considered ‘E’ word cultures and how to get beyond the buzz words such as “Enable”, “Empower”, and “Engagement”.
Culture makes a difference to performance and results! It’s as simple as that. So, is developing a winning culture on your radar as a leader? To stimulate some thought, here are a few practical questions together with a simple coaching framework for you leaders out there. Goal: Your desired future? • When your culture is how you would wish, what do you notice about people throughout your business? • What do you need and want from people in order that your organisation can perform at best and be fit for the challenges of the future? • How do you and your fellow leaders need to be or act, so you achieve the above? Your answers to the above go some way to describing your ideal future culture, based on behaviours of people. From here you can go on and set culture orientated goals. As a principle of high performance, goals are critical in establishing direction and success and we achieve what we focus on. Without goals we’re stepping out on a haphazard path with no direction or focus and minimal chance of achieving change or success. Reality: What do you notice about the current culture in your business? • What/Where are things working well or as you would wish? What’s the reason for that? • What do you notice about people, how they act, what they do, how engaged, energetic and committed they seem etc? • What do you notice about your fellow leaders? How are they ‘enabling’ people and teams? • What could be different or better? What is the root cause of the current state?
• What are the likely or possible consequences to your business of things remaining the same? • On a scale of 0 – 10 how important is it for you to create change and progress? From here you might notice a gap between your future desired state and current reality. You can now brainstorm the possible options available to progress. Options: Do you need to make sweeping changes or just minor tweaks?? • Consider radical options as well as safer options Will: Then it’s about action! • What will you do to start the process of developing your culture, the first step? • When will you start? • Do you have the ‘will’ to champion and drive your performance culture? A coaching framework
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Then of course it’s an ongoing process, constantly monitoring and reinforcing an appropriate working environment which is driven by behaviours, attitudes and values. This constant
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What could be different or better? What is the root cause of your current state? monitoring and reinforcement is essential and without that, inappropriate culture or behaviours can fester. And what when it goes wrong? A lesson from Sport. In sport, the instances and consequences of inappropriate culture are extremely visible and here’s a current, high profile sporting story of it all going wrong! As I sit here putting finger to keyboard, I’m getting constant notification through BBC and social media about the Australian cricket ‘cheating’ crisis! (Please draw your own business parallels from the following). The consequences of a behavioural error being…. A shocked nation, initial cover ups and lies, two of the best players being banned as well as a talented youngster who appears to have been drawn in by more established players or ring leaders, the head coach (leader) falling on his sword because he accepts that he’s ultimately responsible for the culture of the team, financial loss due to lost sponsorship deals. In business, the great leaders attend to culture which in turn, enables success. How often, I wonder, are our leaders drawn only to KPI’s, figures and targets, perhaps because that’s easily measured and obviously important, yet at the expense of the stuff that makes the results happen? Culture is often viewed as nice to have or ‘soft’ stuff, yet it has a hard impact! The buck stops with the leader!
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Taylor Made Jake Taylor has had an obsession with cars for as long as he can remember. After picking up his first Hot Wheels toy car as a toddler, he knew where he was destined to beâ€Ś behind the wheel.
tâ€™s been an exciting ride for Jake. Heâ€™s competed all over the country and abroad, steadily rising through the ranks of the sport he loves.
Today, he competes against the very best in the field of UK Rallycross, one of the fastest-growing four-wheeled motorsports in the world; a sport that combines both rallying and circuit racing. Each lap takes him over both Tarmac and gravel, making for some great action-packed racing. From first getting behind the wheel as a youngster, Jake quickly progressed to rally driving before he hit his teens. By the age of 12 he was driving at Silverstone Rally School, gaining his rally driving licence at the age of 14 and participated in several stage rally events. Four years later, in 2013, he moved all of his focus onto Rallycross, where he competed in the British Rallycross Championship for a further four years up to this day. Following his motorsport successes and potential, Jake was selected as a finalist for the MSA World Rallycross Talent search UK shootout; he was a finalist for the MSA young driver of the year and gained the title of Bassetlaw Senior Sportsperson of The Year. Jake also joined the MSA Academy where he trained to be an elite motorsport athlete at Loughborough College, focusing all of his time, education and attention on motorsport and securing a fantastic foundation for his future. Jake believes Rallycross attracts more names and teams than any other emerging motorsport and in addition more sponsorship opportunities, something that is very important in terms
of longevity and progression in the sport. But getting the initial sponsorship together required a coordinated effort, in a bid to get businesses on board. His father has over 25 years’ experience in marketing, advertising and retail, something Jake put to good use when looking to attract supporters. “Sponsorship is very difficult to obtain but it did not stop me from trying to gain support and funding,” says Jake. He and his family developed a plan of action to approach businesses and small companies and were very successful, gaining five sponsors in the first two years. “Now, three years later in the final stages of a business plan for JT Motorsport Ltd, we have successfully achieved a primary sponsor to enable a supported season in the British RX150 Championship as well as three other businesses that support my racing and development,” says Jake. For Jake, sponsorship is a way of ensuring costs involved in the sport, are kept to a minimum. The sport, like many others, has rising costs depending on the level of competition. Jake, for instance, competed for four years at British Championship level and in 2017 made a debut in his maiden season racing in the RX150 category. He was behind the wheel of a racing car that costs a fraction of the price of a World Championship vehicle, yet delivers around one second a lap difference in speed. Getting involved in the sport initially was a relatively straightforward process according to Jake, but he points out you have to be prepared to work your way through the ranks. “It’s very easy to get involved with multiple entry categories
and options. There’s fantastic support in the paddock and I would encourage anyone thinking of getting into the sport to come and visit a Rallycross event. Rallycross is all about the people, it’s like one big family and it would not be what it is today without such a fantastic community around the sport.” Each year Jake competes in up to 10 British Rallycross Rounds that take him across the country, the furthest afield in the UK being the Lydden Hill circuit in Dover, Kent, which is the historical birthplace of Rallycross, while competition abroad has seen him drive at Massmechelen, Belgium and Mondello Park in Ireland. Preparation for these events is crucial and Jake spends time ensuring he is ready for each race, both physically and mentally. “I prepare physically by following and developing a tailored physical training programme for me set by Torque Human Performance. Mental planning was learnt from a number of sessions at iZone Driver Performance at Silverstone, as well as techniques taught on his MSA Academy course. My programme itself consists of all elements of fitness and nutritional preparation. I mentally prepare myself by using self-talking techniques, meditation and much more.” Jake spends time ‘visualising’ the circuit and mentally timing his actions in the car and replaying in his mind the ‘perfect lap’. It’s about developing the confidence to tackle the race through being completely prepared. Once Jake’s ready, his car has to be ready and that’s where his racing team comes in. Getting the geometry of the car correct, the weight and balance of the vehicle right and ensuring that Jake’s happy
and confident with the car all before the race and event, are vital. “The rest falls into place as soon as I’m sat on the grid I have full focus on racing!” Once in the race, Jake’s attention turns to winning, but although the focus is on getting over the finish line first, it also has to be fun; he has to enjoy what he is doing to ensure he doesn’t put too much pressure on himself. “I sometimes just go blank and let my body take control of how I feel and what I think. It all happens naturally for me after several years of driving, racing and rallying before I could actually drive a road car. If you force things to happen in your head, that’s sometimes not a great thing. It creates pressure and leads to over driving the car, resulting in mistakes and slower lap times. Everyone has a different approach, but for me this works and motivates me to succeed. My intention is to keep improving and learning all the time.” Jake has been able to climb to the level he is at now through dedication, skill and practice along with fantastic support from a wide network of Motorsport professionals all over the globe. Practicing, however, doesn’t come without its problems, mainly the lack of circuits in the area. But, it’s nothing a laptop and racing simulator can’t solve. “Practicing and training for a race is very difficult and not very accessible either. For me I use a simulator at home and I can download tracks onto my laptop. I can then drive the real track for as long as I need. I always try and get as many correct laps as possible, learning from each one leading up to the event. It started out as a gaming thing, now I use it as a form of practice and integrate it into my training. I’m a strong believer that practice does not make perfect, only perfect practice makes perfect” Although already a huge part of Jake’s life, Rallycross is a sport that he wants to totally immerse himself in. “My ultimate goal is to be in a position where I live and breathe and work in motorsport and be around what I am most passionate about. Racing, coaching, being around cars and driving them makes me happy. If I can make that my life, that would be my ultimate goal.”
Looking ahead Jake explains: “Ideally I would like to have put steps in place to help other people in motorsport. Teaching and coaching is the dream job and racing at a international level is a goal I’m working really hard to achieve, but I need more support to hit the higher levels in my sport.” Jake is still looking for local and national support to continue his racing career and development and is actively working on improving his coaching and racing qualifications. “As well as graduating from the coveted MSA Academy course, I look so secure the MSA Level 2 in coaching in 2018 as well as learning to drift and instruct. I have been carefully selecting the best test drive and scholarship opportunities and competitions as well as renewing my Speed National A licence and Rally National B Stage licences, to get back behind the wheel at a national level again.” “I aim to prove you don’t need a wealthy or motorsport family background to succeed in the sport. Hard work, dedication and a solid plan, coupled with great support, can get you further than you can imagine. This year has been very tough from a personal point of view, learning a huge amount about the sport and myself, becoming stronger and more well-rounded. A huge crash at Mondello that I wasn’t directly involved in, effectively wiped out my season budget after being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I was very lucky to escape unharmed. We all have challenges and obstacles to jump over to get to where we need to be and Motorsport can deliver some really tough lessons at times.” Jake says his focus has always been to do well in Motorsport and reach the highest level. “I have had fantastic local and national support already to date, some of which continues to this very day, that I am incredibly grateful for. As I grow and move up in the motorsport world the costs to train, test and race at a higher level increases, so I am looking for additional support in any way possible. Please do get in touch if you would like to invest in me, my growing brand and support my career and ongoing development.” To find out more visit: www.jaketaylorrallycross.com or check out #thefutureisRX across social media channels.
The Modern World of Tax Planning Mark Taylor, Director at Duncan & Toplis
ecently, a string of scandals brought aggressive tax avoidance into the media spotlight. Actors, musicians and comedians were being questioned over their tax aﬀairs, not because they’d broken the law, but because they were seen to be aggressively avoiding tax. As accountants, we thrive on trust and it’s my belief that our profession should always be held accountable by both the government and the public to ensure that we all keep to the highest standards. The recent scandals went further than simply questioning the legality of activity; they began to question its morality. The important distinction between tax evasion and avoidance became blurred and this raised important issues. To clarify, a person deliberately misrepresenting their aﬀairs to tax authorities is evading tax and this is illegal. Conversely, a person avoids tax by arranging their aﬀairs in a way which minimises tax liabilities within the law. If you’ve moved your savings into a tax-free ISA, then you’re one of millions of people in the UK to have legitimately avoided tax and you have nothing to be ashamed of. Tax avoidance is no longer just a question of legality, but of ethics and morality. Everyone has the right to organise their aﬀairs in a tax eﬃcient way subject to the literal and intended meaning of the law, but there are now ways of aggressively avoiding tax which people quite rightly ﬁnd unsavoury. If, like most people, you want to protect your family wealth from the tax man, these scandals may have made you a little more cautious about who to trust with your tax aﬀairs and that’s perfectly understandable. After all, everyone has a legal and moral duty to pay their taxes, this is the cost of living in a civilised society, and no one wants to ﬁnd themselves being named and shamed for dodging tax!
When the recent allegations surfaced, many celebrities claimed they didn’t know how their money was being invested and what taxes they were avoiding. In my opinion, this suggests a failure of their advisers to properly advise and make their clients aware of what their choices entailed. At Duncan & Toplis, we’re regularly hired to help people organise their aﬀairs in a tax eﬃcient way but our client’s needs are at the heart of our work. We have a responsibility to ﬁnd solutions that suit the client as well as making them aware of what their options entail so they can make an informed choice of the best course of action for themselves. We never try to persuade clients to doing anything they’re uncomfortable with and we hold ourselves to the highest standards. We hope that people will continue to trust honest and open accountants across the profession and at Duncan & Toplis we’re proud of our commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards of practice. We can ﬁnd the right strategy to help you become more tax eﬃcient while respecting your ethical preferences, and complying with all legal boundaries. We’ll never do anything you’re uncomfortable with or act against your wishes and we will never propose aggressive tax avoidance to our clients. If you’d like to ﬁnd out how we can help you, please contact Duncan & Toplis by calling 0808 169 1196 or visiting: www.duntop.co.uk.
The Chesterfield Canal Trust Carved through a varied, unfolding landscape, The Chesterfield Canal has been a lifeline for over 200 years, allowing trade to flourish and communities along its route to grow and expand.
t a time when the majority of goods were transported by road on horseback or by boat along coastal shipping routes, The Chesterfield Canal, along with others built across the country, was a major breakthrough. The modern canal network was the result of the Industrial Revolution and The Chesterfield Canal was built alongside others to allow for a more economic transportation of goods and commodities in large quantities. Opened in 1777, the canal originally ran for 46 miles, from Chesterfield to the River Trent. It was built primarily to allow the transportation of coal, limestone and lead from Derbyshire, iron from Chesterfield and to take items such as corn and timber into Derbyshire. Throughout the Industrial Revolution it served to help develop the towns and villages it cut through, becoming a very popular means of transportation. However, the fortunes of the canal began to change in 1847 when the new Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, which ran alongside, obtained ownership of the canal. Following the final collapse of the Norwood Tunnel in 1907, all commercial travel west of Kiveton ceased. In the subsequent years, large stretches of the canal fell into disrepair as it was used less and less for commercial purposes. Stretches of the canal became totally impassable which speeded up its decline. Much of the canal lay dormant for many years, until interest in its restoration began to surface. In 1976, when there were still 26 miles of un-restored canal, a group of people met at Worksop Library and the Chesterfield Canal Society, as it was called then, was formed. The sole intention of the group was to restore as much of the canal as possible. The society became
a trust in 1997. Today the Trust has some 1700 members and carries out fundraising to allow more restoration work to be undertaken. Rod Auton, of The Chesterfield Canal Trust, says statistics from 50 years ago paint a very bleak picture of the waterway. “Back in 1968 there were still 26 miles left which were a mess. You had to pull boats because it was full of weeds (the stretch was from the River Trent up to Worksop). This meant there were 20 remaining miles left that were basically wrecked.” He says one of the main reason behind restoring the canal was, as before, the economic benefits. “Restoring the canal brings about economic regeneration. It brings people into the area who enjoy walking along the canal. These people will then often stay somewhere local. When we hold our week-long walking festivals in September, people will come and stop at bed and breakfasts in the area and they will then also come and spend their money at pubs and restaurants and so on.” It is said that a fully restored canal will be worth 1000 full-time jobs. It might be a surprise to hear then, despite the dramatic decline over the years of canal boats used for transporting goods, there are now in fact more boats using the canal than at any other time. Another member of The Chesterfield Canal Trust Peter Hardy, says its use for various leisure pursuits has seen visitor numbers increase steadily over the years. “Canals are for so many people - walkers, fishermen, cyclists, boaters; a huge array of people. “They are really for leisure now – there are one or two canals that are commercially operated, but virtually all are for leisure.
However, there are far more boats using the canal now than there have ever been before.” There are currently around nine miles of the canal left to restore, the most expensive stretch being between Staveley and Kiveton. The project includes building 12 locks and taking the canal under a road at Killamarsh and is estimated to cost around £32 to £35 million. Originally the canal had 65 locks. Fully restored there will be around 90 in total. “It’s the locks that cost the most money,” says Rod. “For a contractor to build a lock it would cost around a third of a million pounds.”
Future work includes looking at building a marina at Kiveton near Worksop, which it hopes will be completed within the next four years. Until then, regular upkeep work continues and there are several fundraising events scheduled throughout the year including a festival at Staveley Town Basin on 30th June and 1st July.
For further details about how you can get involved visit www.chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk or call 01246 477569
Rod Auton, of The Chesterfield Canal Trust
Home & Garden
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As the weather grows warmer and the days grow longer, we naturally gravitate to spending time outside. Whether you are lucky enough to have a large garden or simply a small outdoor space, it brings joy to the soul to feel the sun on your face and the breeze on your skin.
he opportunities to be creative with your outdoor space are endless. From a simple cafĂŠ table and chair with a plump cushion and cosy throw, to a fullblown outdoor living room complete with sofas, rugs and pizza oven! Here, at Emma Drohan Interiors Ltd, we love creating bespoke outdoor spaces and are happy to share some of our ideas with you. Firstly, decide on how you want to use your garden. Is it for entertaining, lounging and relaxing, picnics and BBQs or a quick coffee in a sunny corner? Or maybe you want it to have many uses if you have the space. Make a note of how the sun moves around your garden. A sunny spot for a morning coffee or a shaded area for lunch in the heat of the day. Make the most
of the evening sun with a dedicated space for sundowners. A covered area is perfect for our unpredictable English weather. At home we have an old carport that we are planning to make into an entertaining space by adding an outdoor chandelier, such as the Fatboy Rockcoco, and Moroccan style floor tiles from Fired Earth. I fancy building a wood-fired pizza oven from scratch, but you can also buy them off the shelf. I have been looking at the fabulous range of outdoor fabrics by Christopher Farr Cloth for some bespoke cushions and large geometric rugs made from recycled plastic from Weaver Green. If you do not have an unused carport or veranda, then a large umbrella or shady tree is a perfect place to hang some lights and scatter some rugs and cushions for an impromptu picnic.
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Made Or how about a Bedouin tent lined with colourful fabrics and fairy lights? Go for an Indian or Moroccan theme with sari fabrics, rugs and scatter cushions.
Summer houses are the ideal place to unwind and relax. Furnish it with an old sofa, rugs and a coffee table for a homely feel. Curl up with a good book on a sunny afternoon, have a playdate retreat for grown-ups or entertain guests with pre-dinner cocktails. If you are able to run power to your summer house you can install some lamps and even a coffee machine or fridge for ultimate luxury. Plenty of candles will give a beautiful glow once evening falls and why not create a lit path to the door with rows of hurricane lamps? Comfortable seating is a must for outdoor entertaining. I like the range that Neptune and Garden Trading offer. A long dining table with plenty of chairs is essential when BBQing or hosting an al fresco dinner party. Place folded blankets on the back of each chair for when the evening grows chilly and donâ€™t be afraid to use a pretty table cloth and your best china for special dinners. Sectional seating, sofas and armchairs are readily available in a variety of weather-proof materials and fabrics. Group round a low coffee table or fire pit to create a relaxed conversation area. Add pops of colour with bright cushions and blankets and shade with a cantilevered parasol. Start planning your outside space now so you can make the most of it when the sun does eventually appear!
what can we make for you? For further inspiration or help with any of the above, Emma Drohan Interiors Ltd offers space planning, colour consultations and a full design, make and installation service. All the brands mentioned are available through Emma Drohan Interiors Ltd. Accessories can be purchased through the EDI Boutique. Contact Emma on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bolham Manor Bolham Manor an elegant 19th century Manor House situated close to the town of Retford, will open its three acre gardens on 24 June from 12 - 4pm.
am and Butch Barnsdale have worked tirelessly over many years to create this haven of tranquillity. “Opening our garden is very rewarding, especially when gardening gives us so much pleasure and can benefit and give pleasure to others”. As you enter the garden you are greeted by willow ‘Dancing Ladies’ said to represent members of the Barnsdale Family. Feel free to ask Pam and Butch about this! There is a fascinating history behind the garden, make sure you meander along the terraced planting down to the sandstone Troglodyte cave that once looked over the River Idle and onto the mill. Enjoy the interesting specimen trees and wildflower areas, before wandering past the herbaceous borders to the old orchard with its magnificent climbing roses. Time to relax with tea and homemade cakes, you might even like to purchase a plant from award winning Morton Nursery who will be there on the day.
Open Gardens 6 May & 16, 30 Jun
Papplewick, Notts, NG15 8FE. 2pm - 5pm
• Riseholme, 125 Shelford Road,
• The Old Vicarage, Halam Hill, Halam,
• Patchings Art Centre, Oxton Road,
Ratcliffe on Trent, NG12 1AZ. 1.30pm - 5pm
NG22 8AX . 1pm - 4.30/5pm
Calverton, NG14 6NU. 10.30am - 3.30pm
• Spring Bank House, Kirkby Road,
• Thrumpton Hall, Thrumpton,
• Woodpeckers, 35 Langley Lane,
• Holmes Villa, Walkeringham,
NG11 0AX. 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Burton Joyce, Nottingham,
Gainsborough, DN10 4JP. 1pm - 5pm
NG14 5BG. 10.30am - 3pm
• The Old Hall, Church Lane,
• 38 Main Street, Woodborough,
Lowdham, NG14 7BQ. 1pm - 5pm
• Bolham Manor, Bolham Way, Bolham,
Sutton-in-Ashfield, NG17 1GH. 12pm - 4pm
Nottingham, NG14 6EA. 1pm - 5pm
Retford, DN22 9JG. 12pm - 4pm
• Norwell Murseries,
• Kinoulton Gardens, Nottingham,
Woodhouse Road, Norwell,
• 5 Burton Lane, Whatton in the Vale,
NG12 3EL. 1pm - 5pm
NG23 6JX. 2pm - 5pm
NG13 9EQ. 1.30pm - 5pm
• 6 Weston Close, Woodthorpe,
• Church House, Hoveringham,
• Askham Gardens, Markham Moor,
24 & 27 Jun
NG14 7JH. 1pm - 5pm
Retford, NG22 0RP. 2pm - 6pm
• Norwell Gardens, Newark, NG23 6JX
• Capability Barn, Gonalston Lane,
• Beesthorpe Hall Farm, Caunton,
24 Jun - 1pm - 5pm, 27 Jun - 6.30pm - 9pm
Hoveringham, NG14 7JH. 12pm - 4pm
Newark, NG23 6AT. 1pm - 5pm
Nottingham, NG5 4FS. 1pm - 5pm
• Floral Media, Norwell Road, Caunton, Newark, NG23 6AQ. 10am - 4pm
• 6 Hope Street, Beeston, Nottingham,
• Halam Gardens and Wildflower
NG9 1DR. 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Meadow, Nr Southwell, NG22 8AX
• Ivy Bank Cottage, The Green, South
1pm - 5pm
Clifton, Newark, NG23 7AG. 1pm - 5pm
17 Jun 27 May & 10 Jun
• Hopbine Farmhouse, Main Street,
• The Chimes, 37 Glenrchy Crescent,
Ossington, NG23 6LJ 2pm - 5pm
Heronridge, NG5 9LG. 12pm - 5pm
• Ossington House, Moorhouse Road,
• Papplewick Hall, Blidworth Waye,
Ossington, Newark, NG23 6LD. 12pm - 4pm
Please check times and details before visiting on: www.ngs.org.uk
Images of Bolham Manor gardens courtesy of The Open Garden Scheme. For all the latest information on the Open Gardens in this area visit: www.ngs.org.uk
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Spring recovery for lush lawns Spring made a delayed entrance this year following the ‘Beast from the East’ parts 1 and 2. Daffodils and blossom peeped out from under blankets of soft snow as we waited for temperatures creeping up towards double figures and for the warmer southerly winds to bring drier days.
pringtime is undoubtedly Ian Stephens’ busiest time of the year. The Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire lawn expert from Lawn Master explains how his team will be working hard to help lawns recover from the harsh winter. Scarifying season will soon be well underway. After a very damp start, conditions should be drier and warmer, and there is plenty of time to get that lovely lawn you always dreamed of before summer arrives. Scarifying is really important for clearing out the moss and thatch from the grass. 1. Overseeding can be carried out once grass has been scarified. Our machinery gets each seed right down to soil level where they germinate in the grooves left behind by Proudly maintained Proudly by maintained scarifying. If your lawn is worn, or thin after moss removal, repairing it with a top dressing and a professional-quality seed mixture will really help. It is essential that grass seed and new growth are kept moist to enable them to germinate and establish. 2. Depending on how quickly temperatures have risen, we’ll be applying either a spring feed to help lawns recover, or a summer feed top-up to keep nutrient levels up which encourages strong, healthy growth and a rich colour. 3. If your lawn is in use all the time, it is a good idea to make
sure all items are cleared off it once they are finished with. Anything left on the grass weakens it, which makes it easier for moss and weeds to take hold. 4. This is just the time when those dreaded chafer bugs start appearing. We have quite a few areas locally that are very susceptible to chafer damage so we’re always on the look-out for the tell-tale signs. If the problem is identified quickly, we can apply treatment for them. In severe cases, topdressing and seeding, or just seeding, is required to repair the damage. 5. Ants also start to become a problem as the season progresses, and there are a few applications that can be put down to help control them. Or you can water some microscopic ‘bugs’ over the affected area. These go down in to the ants’ nest to feed on the colony. To book your free lawn analysis, call 0800 3265015, or email email@example.com. Visit: www.lawnmaster.co.uk
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A Rose Among The Thorns Set in an unspoilt village, the perfect escape, an equestrian property not to be missed.
he Thorns is a fine detached house that has been designed and constructed to a beautifully high standard and is situated in the unspoilt village of Maplebeck that sits around six miles to the north of Southwell. It is difficult to do justice to the standard of construction of the house in an editorial feature without seeming to overstate the case, but if you are looking for an outstanding country property with the benefit of first class stabling facilities and well managed grassland, then look no further. Internally, the house offers an airy entrance hall with spindled oak staircase, a large sitting room with beautiful green oak beamed ceiling, an open plan breakfast kitchen and large timber framed garden room for realxing on lovely summer evenings. With four double bedrooms and two bathrooms on the upper level, thereâ€™s plenty of room and stunning views of the gardens and paddock. The Thorns stands in extensive sheltered gardens and grounds with the house being set back from the road and with a long walled frontage for privacy.
A wide driveway entrance leads through secure double gates into a private vehicle court offering room for parking and access to the coach house garage and stable block. This is close to a south facing sheltered and well maintained grass paddock. Maplebeck is a small unspoilt Conservation village set in rolling countryside. It is a lovely spot that is accessible to the surrounding regional centres of Nottingham, Newark on Trent, Retford and Lincoln, with direct access to the A1 national road network a few miles to the east of the village and from Newark Northgate station there is a fast direct rail link into London Kings Cross, for commuting or days out. If you are looking for a fine manageable country property in a prime North Nottinghamshire setting, it would make eminent sense to consider viewing The Thorns. For further details please contact Smith and Partners by calling 01636 815544.
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In a studio, framed by canvases, propped up portfolios, pinned artwork, photographs and a myriad of artists tools, we meet the creative mind and experience the artistic energy that drives Julian Bray to create art that has gained national recognition.
rom traditional watercolours to digital prints and collages, Julian Bray is an artist with a passion for creating in a diverse range of media and styles. Working from his studio that overlooks the front garden of his late 19th century family home in Mansfield, he is inspired by everything around him, taking in ideas from memories, current experiences and walks with his dog. A computer sits in one corner of his studio, while dotted around the rest of the room are traditional artist materials and various well-used pallets. It’s a contrasting workspace that allows him to work in a wide range of styles and themes. Julian is currently working on commissioned pieces, which involve him producing magnificent copies of 18th century PreRaphaelite paintings, all destined to adorn the foyer and lobby of a London hotel. Julian particularly loves the range of styles his professional work requires of him. “It’s fantastic because my commercial work is really varied” he says. “I enjoy this variety and that’s what keeps everything interesting.” Not wanting to restrict his work, Julian has never focussed entirely on one particular style. He has a particular fondness for watercolour and in 2017 he was presented with the James Fletcher-Watson award for best pure watercolour, with one of his paintings in the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour annual exhibition. “I have always been interested in watercolour as a medium. It was deeply unfashionable in the fine art ideology of most art courses in the 80s, but I loved it then and continue to love its spontaneity and transparent qualities, which results in a deeply glowing colour.
One of Julian’s studies from Welbeck picturing the sunken garden, a delicate play with light and shadow and the wonderful transparences of the watercolour gives the piece an almost dream like quality.
“In terms of my own practice, I enjoy making paintings that vary in the approach to description across a single image. In some areas of a painting linear description might prevail whereas in others, glazed transparent washes might contrast
with opaque blocks. An inspirational figure to me is the postwar English artist John Piper.” Julian uses a wide range of skills and techniques to create a wonderfully diverse collection of pieces. He sketches, illustrates and experiments with different materials, being inspired by anything and everything. “I take my inspiration from life. I paint architecture for instance because I like drawing interesting shapes and textures - wandering around France on holiday, looking at the amazing sunlight and shadows being cast on buildings. I’m inspired by my environment, buildings, bridges and people and their surroundings.” Julian is well known for teaching at West Notts College, where he taught for 30 years before leaving last year. The challenge, he says, was in balancing lecturing with his commercial work. “As a freelance artist one can never turn work down and so the midnight oil was burnt to complete commissions. It is a badge of honour never to miss a deadline and so late nights and early mornings were the order of the day. “I like to think that this urgency and motivation engendered by the tight deadlines fed into my teaching with an increased excitement in my delivery, and an expectation that my students should also be driven. I believe my professional work gave me credibility because I was actually ‘doing it’ and not simply talking about it. Subsequent feedback from former students leads me to believe that this was true.”
Julian exhibits his work, most recently at The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, and his pieces also sell to private buyers. He is currently illustrating a new series of children’s books called ‘Pasta Kidz’. The project is in collaboration with actress Bryony Supper, who originated the idea and is author of the series. “This project is a really different departure for me because it is developing a side of my practice that is purely imaginative, devoid of any existing references or any specific requirements from the client. I have free rein. Since the image needs to be a visual translation of the text, my imagination pulls internally from information I have inadvertently digested over the years and the results are as much of a surprise for me as the author.” Julian began the collaboration about five years ago and the third adventure of the Pasta Kidz - ‘Pasta Kidz and the Boing Boing Bushes’ - is about to be published and will join the other two books which are available to buy on Amazon. Julian also teaches courses at the Hope & Elvis worksops in the Harley Foundation Studios at Welbeck, where a huge array of different arts and crafts workshops run throughout the year. To find out more please visit: www.hopeandelvis.com To contact Julian to organise private commissions and to see more examples of his work visit: www.julianbraypaintings.com For more details about Pasta Kidz visit: www.pastakidz.co.uk Left top: Julian Bray. Left below: A mixed media painting exhibiting skill of draughtsmanship, showing the subtleties of light and dark, based on architecture in Amsterdam. Top right: Julian explains how he sometimes works with prints of various ideas that lead to his final pieces. Right middle: One of the many illustrations from the PastaKidz range. Below & below right: Commissioned pieces in Julian’s portfolio, in contrasting styles.
Health & Beauty
Skin Superfood We have all heard about eating superfoods for your diet and wellbeing foods with specific health benefits for the metabolism, immune system and generally feeling revitalised and healthier. Whether it’s seeds and grains or fruits and vegetables, many are now classed as superfoods. But what about superfoods for the skin?
lemis’ new range is just that. Introducing the ‘Superfood Skincare System’. For the last few weeks I have been sampling the vegan friendly, pre-biotic packed range.
‘Superfood facial wash’ This is a daily deep gel cleanser. Supergreens, such as broccoli and avocado, kale and nettle help to balance and nourish the skin and leave feeling fresh. ‘Superfood day cream’ Feeds the skin throughout the day with vitamins and anti oxidant oils. A kick of ginger, amongst other ingredients such as goji berry and matcha tea, revitalises the skin and it is left feeling glowy and nourished all day, whilst still being lightweight to wear.
‘Superfood facial oil’ - award winning! I love a facial oil it has to be said. Wether mixed in with a moisturiser or massaged in before, this all helps to achieve a super glowy and healthy look to the skin, with or without make up. And this one is no different. It’s easily absorbed by the skin and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. Containing nine active ‘super’ ingredients including: flax seed, daikon radish, and broccoli. This oil is ‘super’ rich in anti-oxidant and omega. As a makeup artist I talk about creating fresh glowy skin a lot, using make up to ‘cover up’ imperfections. But I can never stress enough how much looking after your skin underneath is most important. Feed your skin, give it the nutrition and protection it needs both before, after and during wearing make up.
‘Superfood night cream’ Applied at night to cleansed skin. The grain ingredients in the product are that of barley, quinoa and almond milk, the most luxurious of deep moisture. Blended with soothing essential oils to promote relaxation.
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After years of straightening and abusing my naturally curly hair, out of the blue last September, I just stopped! I began to embrace my natural curly hair, just washing, scrunching and leaving to dry. From day to day it was unpredictable how it would turn out: frizzy, smooth ringlets, partly straight, or tight curls. It wasn’t until early this year that I heard about something called the ‘curly girl method’. Basically, washing your curly hair only in conditioner! I started to look into what the method meant and entailed. Basic 3 rules: 1. No sulphate/parabens 2. No silicones 3. No heat Many who follow the curly girl method, only wash their hair in conditioner (never shampoo), this is called co-washing. I did this a couple of times using an everyday light, paraben free conditioner and it worked. After just one co-wash my curls were more defined and long lasting, tighter and more manageable. After the fourth co-wash, although my girls were looking nourished and defined, I began to notice I was getting a build up on my scalp and hair, so I looked at trying a ‘sulphate and paraben free’ shampoo to use alongside my co-washing. Natural products for natural hair. I have been lucky enough to have been able to try some of the Italian brand ‘Davines’ product range available from Bohème in Retford. These products are just about as natural as natural can be. Sulphate free, paraben free, gluten free. All the ‘Essentials’ range contain ingredients sources from local Italian farms, a big part of their sustainable hair care philosophy.
The range I have tried is the ‘Essentials’ - LOVE/curl shampoo, curl conditioner and curl cream. Stunning products to use, they even smell natural rather than the sickly perfume smelling products you can get with some brands. The shampoo was just what my hair needed to stop the product build up I found that I was getting from co-washing, I’ve used this once a week whilst still co-washing with the LOVE/curl conditioner in between shampoo washes. To co-wash I use a small amount of the conditioner onto wet hair to rub the hair and scalp as I would with a shampoo, then I rinse thoroughly, and with a small amount of conditioner again I smooth over the length of my hair, again rinsing thoroughly. After gently removing excess water by patting with a towel, and combing with a wide tooth comb, I scrunch the LOVE/curl cream throughout my hair, to wrap around my curls as they dry, leaving them smooth, bouncy and defined. I will be logging my progress of my curly girl method on my instagram along with quite a vast curly girl family including celebrities! Sharing advice and gaining some in the process. I’ll will definitely be recommending the Davines products too.
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Jump for joy! Ready for summertime adventures & festivals, whatever the weather. Barbour Littlehaven t-shirt, £29.95 Barbour Essential shorts - in stone, £59.95 Barbour Lightweight Filey wax jacket - in archive olive, £199 Barbour telescopic umbrella, £28.95 Barbour Neuston twill shorts - in sunbleach olive, £64.95 Barbour washed sports polo shirt - in fushia, £44.95 Barbour Emblem trilby, £34.95 Barbour Lightweight Harrier wax jacket - in royal navy, £219
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Sunshine, Summer & Spa Set yourself up for summer with a visit to Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa
hether you’re looking for an uplifting treatment in the new spa or a relaxing meal in the hotel bar or restaurant, it’s the place to head for this summer. Spa with friends in the morning then finish the day at the hotel with drinks and a bite to eat on the hotel terrace, soaking up the sun - or pop in and dine at the hotel before heading over to the spa in the afternoon. The spa’s beautifully tranquil atmosphere will leave you relaxed and revived, with a host of treatments and experiences available to prepare you for the summer season.
As we head into warmer weather the areas that often need the most attention are hands and feet. They are one of the most hard working parts of our body, so a treat for your hands or feet can make you feel ready to dust off the open toed shoes and sandals. Try a luxury manicure or pedicure, which includes a mask, scrub and polish that will leave your hands or feet looking and feeling their best. There’s also the aromatic body exfoliation, which uses powerful ingredients from the sea to nourish and exfoliate the skin – it’s followed by a warm oil massage and a spritz of seawater spray to hydrate the skin. It’s a great way to get the skin glowing and ready for some exposure to the elements. These treatments are complemented by the spa’s quality facilities. From the luxurious changing rooms, complete with vanity stations, to the spa’s eight hot and cold thermal experiences, indoor/ outdoor vitality pool and nourishing Herb Garden Brasserie, every step of your Ye Olde Bell Spa visit will leave you feeling truly relaxed and rejuvenated. Add to this the two post-treatment relaxation rooms - one quiet and dark – and your spa journey is complete.
Take full advantage of the warmer weather by relaxing on the spa’s Mediterranean terrace, the outdoor heated loungers are a perfect way to unwind, the added heat is a welcome addition whilst the weather warms up to reach its summer peak. You could always chill at the poolside inbetween treatments and snuggle down in the rattan apple or take a break in the alpine chalets – the beauty is in the detail. Finished your treatments at the spa? Head to the hotel for further alfresco dining adventures. Take afternoon tea in the beautiful gardens, or by a real fire on cooler days, served with one of the hotel’s wide range of speciality gins and Fever Tree’s fabulous ‘pink aromatic tonic’ made from angostura bark. You can enjoy a wonderful lunch on the hotel terrace or simply relax outdoors with friends over a coffee or iced tea the hardest part is deciding which to choose. With the new spa and great dining options at the hotel, there are even more reasons to visit Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa this summer. To find out more visit: www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk
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. . . s y o b e th r o f Something To mark Men’s Health Week, which takes place from June 11 - 17, Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa are highlighting a number of treatments designed especially for men. The range of treatments include individually tailored massages and facials to take into account that male skin tends to be thicker and more sensitive as a result of the daily ritual of shaving. Cinnamon Body Massage for Men A deep tissue massage that uses a unique massage balm infused with cinnamon extract and oil to reduce tension and increase circulation. Inspired by Sri Lankan culture, this delightful body massage will leave your skin nourished and hydrated.
Energy Facial for Men Relaxing, healing and energising facial designed specifically to meet the needs of men’s skin. Infused with a blend of plant extracts and vitamins, this facial therapy is not only relaxing, but also rejuvenates the skin against the damaging effects of shaving.
Key Benefits • Relieves muscle tension • Increases circulation • Nourishes and hydrates the skin
Key Benefits • Works against ageing • Energising and detoxifying • Soothes irritated skin
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Britain By Car A life-long motoring enthusiast, who wanted to offer something a little different to car fans, has developed a new website that he hopes will entertain, guide and get people out on the road.
ony Thorpe’s website Britain By Car provides people with a new way of referencing information on cars – not by make, model or engine, but by place. From design to build, Tony believes most places have some connection with motoring and he has collated his finds on the site. Tony has scoured the length and breadth of Britain for villages, towns and cities that have some interesting connection with cars. It was a chance to delve deep into something he has a real passion for and also relive some of the memories he has of collecting anything and everything to do with cars as a young boy. “There’s just something about cars,” says Tony, his interest in motorsport and cars in particular, began when he was just six years old, the time his father bought their first family car. “My dad had just bought his first car, a Vauxhall Wyvern, in 1955. It all started from then. I used to watch cars on Sidcup bypass as a kid. I’d do the usual thing of going to motor shows, collecting catalogues, that kind of thing. I kept all of these files and catalogues and I’ve still got them today.” Dividing his time between teaching and researching cars, Tony has spent the majority of his working life connected in some way with education. But while teaching remains at the forefront of his career, his passion for cars and driving also continues to play a major part in his life. It is this driving passion that resulted in the Britain By Car website being born. The start, the first inkling of the idea, came following visits to bookshops. “With the original website idea I was looking for a niche within existing car topic categories. If you go into a bookshop to buy a car book as a present, you might have motor racing, you might have Italian cars, German cars, or you might have cars from the Forties or Fifties – those tend to be the categories.”
Tony realised that the topic of cars could be expanded to places and the stories these villages, towns and cities have to tell. “If you go down to King’s Cross for example, just before you get there on the right, you go through a little station called Hornsey. It was in one of the out-buildings in the Station Hotel at Hornsey that Colin Chapman built his first Lotus car. “In the terminal at Southampton Airport there is a little plaque which refers to a car called a Gordon Keeble; a really unusual, desirable car in the 1960s. It had a big American engine, a body design that had really hardly dated and that’s where they made them.” It was these kinds of stories that interest Tony and he believed they would be if interest to many more people. Other stories Tony recalls include the time a number of cars stopped off at Welbeck Abbey on one of the stages on the 1,000-mile trial; an event organised to persuade the general public of the usefulness and reliability of the new motor car. “The event lasted twenty days; the route back to London took the cars through Clumber Park and past Markham Moor and included a speed trial in the grounds of Welbeck Abbey,” says Tony. The 1,000-mile trial was run from London to Edinburgh via Bristol, and back down to London via Sheffield and Nottingham between 23 April and 12 May 1900. On the Sheffield – Nottingham route, cars drove through Clumber Park and past Markham Moor Inn on the way to Lincoln. “A speed trial section was held at Welbeck Park, an event that was won by Charles Rolls, co-founder of Rolls-Royce, in his 12 hp Panhard. This event was the first of a number of motor sports events held at Welbeck over the next five years,” says Tony. “These included brake trials taking place in the Abbey grounds; the world kilometre record that Charles Jarrott briefly set at Welbeck in 1902 at a speed of over 79mph, the later record (about 3mph higher) was set by Charles Rolls at Welbeck, and the use of Welbeck in the elimination trials to select the British team for the Gordon Bennett Cup.” Tony says the Gordon Bennett Cup was a series of international motor races established and promoted by the owner of the New York Herald. The competition was contested not between drivers or car manufacturers, but between national teams and ran from 1899 to 1906. It was a pre-cursor to the Grand Prix. “On 11 January 1902, brake trials were held at Welbeck in order to obtain data on stopping distances for the Local Government Board. The list of those taking part reads like the great and the good of motoring and included the man who taught King Edward VII to drive!” Elsewhere in Nottinghamshire, Britain By Car highlights Gamston, near Retford, as an airfield circuit that attracted prominent drivers and large crowds in the 1950s. Britain By Car says that RAF Gamston was opened in 1942 and was initially used as a base for twin-engined Oxford training aircraft. In
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1943 it was transferred to Bomber Command, for use with the Vickers Wellington and Miles Martinet; the latter being a specially adapted aircraft designed to tow a target for firing practice. Towards the end of the War, Gamston became a base for members of the Royal Australian Air Force, awaiting repatriation; but by the end of 1945, the station had closed. Tony says that for a period during 1950 and 1951, part of the airfield was used for motor racing, with the track being shared between the Nottinghamshire Sports Car Club and the Sheffield Hallamshire Motor Club. The first meeting was held in April 1950 on a 1.3-mile triangular course. Later events, on an extended two-mile track, attracted Grand Prix cars and top drivers; race winners at Gamston included Peter Collins (Allard Cadillac and Allard J2), Colin Chapman (Lotus-Austin), and father and son, Leslie and Mike Hawthorn (Riley Ulster Imp and Riley TT Sprite) - watched on Whit Monday 1951 by a huge crowd of 40,000. The airfield was reopened by the RAF in 1953 as a satellite to the flying school at RAF Worksop, with Gloster Meteor and de Havilland Vampire jets, and closed for a second time in 1957. Today it is a small commercial airport. “There are stories like this for areas all over the country and that’s what the Britain By Car website is all about,” says Tony. Tony, based in Retford, tries to visit as many of the places he features on his site as possible, with a particular focus on seeing all of the museums. Visiting, he says, provides him with much more of an insight into the venue. “I try to get to as many of these places as I can. There’s a big museum down in Somerset called The Haynes International Motor Museum, which is a really good one. I haven’t included this one on the site yet as I haven’t been to it and I think that when you do visit, you get a much better feeling of what it is all about. But it’s on my list.” Visit the Britain By Car website at: www.britainbycar.co.uk
Food & Drink
Flour Power There’s no loafing about with the award-winning baker, Wayne Caddy, Head of Baking at the School of Artisan Food.
s Wayne Caddy will tell you, baking the perfect loaf is no easy task. The award-winning baker, who, in between taking part in prestigious world-class baking competitions teaches at The School of Artisan Food, says perfecting the art is an on-going process. “I’ve spent 30 years trying to make the perfect loaf of bread and I’m still trying to learn,” says Wayne.
business called the Essential Baker, he is also keen to pass on his knowledge to others and teaches regularly at The School of Artisan Food on the Welbeck Estate, showing students how to produce anything from traditional baguettes, tinned loaves, pitta breads and wood-fired pizzas to wheat and rye sourdoughs.
He is one of only a handful of people across the world to join the Elite Club of Artisanal Bakery after being presented with the prestigious Elite de la Boulangerie Internationale award in 2018 and was the first UK baker to be selected as a jury member on The Master De La Boulangerie competition. Today he is on a mission to not only further his own knowledge, but to also inspire others to try their hands at baking.
As well as the practical, Wayne also teaches the theory behind baking bread and the history of the different grains and ingredients. Wayne admits baking is a real passion and one that continues to grow, boosted by his thirst to gain further knowledge. “I was always intrigued with what was happening and the science behind bread making. I’m always trying to research what techniques you can improve to make a particular bread better or what makes a traditional French baguette.”
Wayne cut his teeth working for in-house bakers when he left school, and after persuading his boss to pay for a course, studied for five years part-time. He eventually trained at Sheffield and Leeds colleges where he was awarded Student Baker of the Year. He has since baked all over the world, sharing his knowledge of all things bread and developing a wide range of new products. Now running his own consultancy
And while Wayne is obviously keen to further increase his own knowledge, the specially designed courses he teaches at the School, also allow him to help others develop their own breadmaking skills – something he is very passionate about. “We have lots of courses including a full-time Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking which is very intensive and takes on elements of science – it’s for bakers and people who want a career change
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Open Day - Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking Find out about the Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking at the School of Artisan Food by attending an open day.
or who are very interested in getting a job in artisan baking – setting up businesses. “We hold one day introductory courses with different tutors, different experts in their fields. The longest course I run is a four-week advanced baking course and that’s for really keen home bakers up to professional bakers from across the world – we’ve had people from Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Poland – it’s a world-wide thing.” Wayne developed the Advanced Diploma course ‘as a baker for bakers’ and says the employability rate for graduates is more than 90 per cent. Former students have also been invited back to teach and pass on their experiences. A past student, who now runs his own baking business, teaches a one-day course on setting up a micro-business, for instance. “I’ve been here nearly nine years now and the biggest reward for me is watching someone transform from where they were to get to where they need to be and start being great artisans – and that’s really rewarding. We’ve so many people out there who are now head bakers or who have their own businesses.”
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The School’s Advanced Diploma in Artisan Baking is designed by expert artisan bakers to inspire a new generation of food producers, each equipped with the essential baking skills and the business knowledge to launch a successful artisan bakery, work in the baking industry or manage a bakery enterprise. The six-month intensive, full-time course is an externally accredited Food and Drink Qualification (FDQ). It combines practical, hands-on training in bread making, patisserie and viennoiserie, with contextual study focusing on the food landscape and every aspect of establishing a food business start-up. Join our Director of Studies Sheila Russell on a tour of the excellent facilities, learn about the FDQ accredited Advanced Diploma and experience first-hand what it’s like to be a student at The School. Dates available in 2018: 4 May, 15 Jun, 6 Jul , 17 Aug 11am - 2pm For more details and to book visit: www.schoolofartisanfood.org/open-day
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Spring Into Summer
Teresa Bovey, food demonstrator & home economist prepares lighter dishes to inspire for summer. A beautifully delicate soup, Italian style salad, spiralized vegetable & fish dish, not forgetting pudding . . . baked cheesecake.
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Pea & Mint soup This simple soup is quick and easy to make. It has a lovely fresh flavour and can be served hot or chilled. Ingredients 8 spring onions, trimmed and chopped. 1 medium potato, peeled and diced. 1 garlic clove, sliced. 850ml vegetable stock. 250g frozen peas. 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint. 1 tbsp fresh lime juice. 45mls crĂ¨me fraiche or soured cream (optional). Black pepper and salt to taste.
Method 1. Put the spring onions into a large pan with the potato, garlic and stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins, until the potato has softened. 2. Add the peas to the soup and simmer for 5 mins. 3. Stir in the mint and lime juice, cool slightly then pour into a liquidiser to blend. 4. Stir in the crĂ¨me fraiche or soured cream and season with black pepper. Serves 4 Fills 15 espresso cups as a canapĂŠ.
Italian Style Chicken Salad A perfectly light dish for an alfresco summer lunch. Ingredients 2 chicken breasts. 1 tbsp Borderfields garlic infused rapeseed oil. 3 tbsp pesto. Bag of Italian salad leaves. 175g chargrilled artichokes from a jar. 200g pomodorino baby tomatoes, halved. 50g pine nuts, toasted. 25g parmesan shavings. Method 1. Slice the chicken breasts horizontally and then cut them into strips. Brush them with the garlic infused rapeseed oil and fry on a pre heated griddle
for 4-5 mins until cooked and charred. 2. Mix together the pesto, 3 tbsp water and season with salt and pepper. 3. Place the salad leaves, artichokes and tomatoes into a bowl. Drizzle over 2 tbsp of the pesto dressing and toss to combine. 4. Divide the salad onto 2 serving plates. 5. Add the cooked chicken strips to the salad, top with the toasted pine nuts and parmesan shavings and drizzle over the remaining pesto. Serves 2
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Spiralised Courgette, Spaghetti & Sardines A quick midweek meal. Try using prawns or tuna instead of tinned sardines if preferred. Spiralizers are a good way to cut down on pasta if you are trying to lose weight. Just add more courgette to the recipe. Sardines in a tomato sauce work well in this recipe too. Ingredients 1-2 courgette, spiralized. 200g fresh spaghetti. 1 tbsp Borderfields garlic infused rapeseed oil. Â˝-1 red chilli very finely chopped. 2 vine ripened tomatoes, diced. 1 x 95g can sardines, drained. 25g grated parmesan cheese.
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Method 1. Place the pasta and spiralized courgette into a pan of boiling salted water and cook for 5 mins. 2. Fry the chilli and tomato in the garlic infused oil for 2 mins, add the sardines and heat through for 1-2 mins. 3. Drain the pasta, add the sardine mixture and toss well. 4. Serve topped with grated parmesan cheese. Serves 2 If using dried spaghetti cook for 8 mins and then add the spiralized courgette for the remaining 3 mins.
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Ricotta, Orange & Chocolate Baked Cheese Cake This recipe is a cross between a cheesecake and a cake and can be made in advance for a dinner party. I serve it with a little liqueur flavour cream! Ingredients Base I large prebaked sponge flan case, trimmed to fit inside a 22cm springform tin. 2 tbsp of orange liqueur or orange juice. Filling 500 grams of ricotta cheese. 170 grams of caster sugar. 1 tbsp of plain flour. 2 tbsp of grated orange zest. 4 tbsp of orange Juice. 4 eggs. Topping 50g of coarsely grated chocolate or dark chocolate chips.
Method 1. Heat the oven to 150oC fan/gas 4 2. Trim the edge off a large pre-baked supermarket bought sponge flan case and place into the base of the tin. Pour over the liqueur or juice. 3. Blend together the filling ingredients in a food processor for 2-3 mins and pour the mixture onto the sponge base. *Alternatively, for a lighter result, try mixing the ricotta, sugar, flour and orange zest and juice in a mixing bowl. Then in a separate bowl whisk the eggs and sugar for 5 minutes or until a trail forms and gently fold into the ricotta mixture.
4. Sprinkle the grated chocolate or chocolate chips on top. 5. Bake for 45-55 mins. The cheesecake should have a very slight wobble in the centre when you take it out of the oven. It will set as it cools. If you leave it in the oven until it sets completely it will be a light golden brown but the result is still good. 6. Can be served at room temperature or chilled before serving. 7. Dust with icing sugar before serving. Serves 8-10
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A Fine Brew It might be ‘micro’, but Welbeck Abbey Brewery is a company with big ideas.
he microbrewery, now in its seventh year, has a growing reputation for quality and founder Claire Monk says their main focus has always been on developing their beers naturally and maintaining customer expectations. Set up in 2011, the brewery today is owned by Claire and The Welbeck Estates Company, where it is based. With just a small team of staff it produces around 15,000 pints of beer each week, gets through 50 tonnes of malt a year, and makes a range of cask and bottled beers that have a growing fan base. Sticking rigidly to just natural ingredients in every beer, the brewery has maintained the same core values and production process as when it first started brewing. “We’ve tweaked lots of things and made the process more efficient and changed bits of kit, but essentially the process of brewing now, is the same I set up seven years ago,” says Claire. “It’s the same process they would have used 100 years ago – it’s a proper old fashion traditional way of brewing.” And this tradition and history is also kept alive in the names of the beers, with many linked to the history of the Welbeck Estate itself and people and places in the surrounding area. ‘Henrietta’ for instance, their most popular beer, is named after Henrietta Cavendish-Holles and Henrietta Scott, famous names from the Welbeck family; while ‘Cavendish’, their signature blonde
ale, pays tribute to the House of Cavendish, a family lineage that spans from the 1300s through to the current family at Welbeck. The brewing process involves not just producing the beers but scheduling in specific beers throughout the year to reflect the changing seasons. It’s about matching months with tastes and strengths, and each month brand new beers are introduced alongside the favourites. “For our regular beers they are all planned out 18 months in advance,” says Claire. “But if a customer came to us and said they wanted to take a whole batch of beer and they wanted it to be a chocolate orange stout for instance, we’d sit down as a team and we’d look at what we could do and we’d brew it.” The brewery even made a special edition called ’Jess’s Last Hurrah To Youth’ which celebrated the 30th birthday of Jessica Low, the brewery’s marketing officer and in house designer. When Jess asked for ‘rainbows and unicorns’ that became the beer’s theme and it was launched and sold throughout October. “I turned 30 last year so this was to celebrate the fact I was no longer in my twenties. I just designed whatever was in my head, within our colour pallet – we’re very strict about our colour pallet,” said Jess. Malt is sourced mainly from a Bridlington-based company, with some coming in from Yorkshire and East Anglia, but plans are in the pipeline to look at producing malt a little closer to home.
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“It’s very difficult to get malt specifically from this area, but one of the things I do want to do is grow our own malt and use it ourselves. We are planning on doing this at some point, but we need to step up or production volume before we can do that batch size.” Around 90 percent of beer produced by the brewery is cask beer, destine for pubs within 35-40 miles, while the remaining 10 per cent is bottled and delivered to specialist, local retailers. Claire says the brewery is not looking to increase production to allow it to supply to supermarkets, instead concentrating on levels of quality and growing sales to local free-trade pubs. “We always say that we don’t compete with people on price we compete with people on providing an excellent quality product and an excellent service and this is what we have really heavily invested in. What we have been doing over the last few years is actually getting up to scratch, maintaining and growing, while looking after people and ensuring customers are happy.” Maintaining customer satisfaction means ensuring a consistent quality and taste, which is where the hops and finally the tasting come in. “Beer generally is a fairly consistent product; the malt is fairly consistent, but with hops you find there’s more seasonal variation crop to crop and also from the start and the end of the year.” To maintain consistency and even out flavours, new batch hops are blended in with existing stored hops to level out any potential differences in taste. “Our brewers taste every single batch of beer before it goes into the casks. They’ve had formal flavour training so they know what they’re looking for – that consistency of flavour.” And who else has the job of beer tasting? “All of us,” says Claire. “It’s really nice. The two brewers will taste the beer every single day, but if it’s a new special they will always bring it round to all of us – it could be half past eight in the morning and they will come in and ask us to try it and let them know it’s OK!” But the brewery has special standards when it comes to its tasting notes, as the notice board in the office shows. Littering the board are sticky notes ordered into ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ section – the ‘No’ area banning words such as ‘musky’, ‘quaffable’ and ‘full-bodied’, in favour of the ‘Yes’ pile which includes ‘biscuity sweet’, ‘opulently floral’ and ‘zingy’. “We had a brand facelift in May 2017 and one of the things we wanted to change were the descriptive words for our beers – there are words we really like and those which really give us the heebie-jeebies,” explains Jess.
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“We wanted to use words that set us apart from ‘traditional bitter’ and ‘blonde ale’. We tasted the beers while we did it – we were very thorough!”
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The brewery has recently had four larger fermentation tanks installed to help with production, taken on a new marketing assistant and there are also big plans for the future. “In terms of changing the businesses and growing it further, one we’ve reached the capacity we want to, where we don’t want to get any bigger, I’d like to set up some pubs, perhaps as joint ventures with people, and possibly some bottled beer shops.” For more information on The Welbeck Abbey Brewery, including further details about their range of beers, casks and guided brewery tours, visit www.welbeckabbeybrewery.co.uk
The general manager Clare and head of marketing, Jess
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Poets & Pancakes Thereâ€™s no better way to spend a beautiful day in May than to explore the area. In this issue, Sally Outram leads us on a walk from Linby to Newstead visiting the most picturesque and charming places in the area. Happy rambling.
his lovely walk encapsulates the true romance of this iconic part of Nottinghamshire. The pretty conservation village of Linby nestles along the River Leen and is part of Nottinghamshire’s Hidden Valleys; an area of outstanding beauty and historical interest. Disused railway lines provide perfect paths and are home to a variety of wildflowers and wildlife. Small streams, known as Linby Docks, trickle through the village either side of the main street, and as you walk along, notice the two village crosses; Top Cross and Bottom Cross. The Top Cross dates to medieval times, the bottom to around 1660. According to local legend, the pancake was invented in the village by Saxon womenfolk to celebrate their defeat of the Danish invaders, who had imprisoned them after their men had fled in fear. Linby is undoubtedly one of Nottinghamshire’s most picturesque, chocolate-box villages, bursting with charm and has something of interest around every corner. The next village of Papplewick is full of surprises; from the pretty little cottages and Church of St. James, to neighbouring Papplewick Pumping Station. The church dates back to around the 12th century, and according to local folklore, one of Robin Hood’s men, Alan A ’Dale, was married there, and some say he’s buried there too! The pumping station is actually located a couple of miles away from the village, but it’s worth taking a look after your walk as it is a fine example of early engineering and gothic revival architecture.
This image: Newstead Below from left: Bottom Cross at Linby, the lake at Newstead, Newstead Abbey, The Top Cross at Linby. Far right: Newstead.
Feel the romance of Newstead Abbey. Founded in 1170, it was formerly an Augustinian Priory until the dissolution of the monasteries. In 1540 King Henry VIII granted the Abbey to Sir John Byron of Colwick and remained in the family for many generations; being the ancestral home of the controversial poet Lord Byron. Byron was famed for his flamboyancy and became one of England’s best-known poetic geniuses. The landscaped gardens and grounds of the Abbey are quite simply beautiful, with spectacular ornamental gardens, secret woodland paths and a wide variety of wildlife. If you’re lucky enough, you might even spot the resident peacocks displaying their colourful feathers. The lake, ponds and pretty waterfalls, are fed by the River Leen and provide a stunning backdrop to sit alongside, enjoy the sunshine and watch the world go by. The Abbey and grounds host many events during the year, so check their website for special events and maybe plan your walk around one.
The basics Distance: 5.10 Miles (8.2km) Severity: Easy to moderate Gradient: Mostly flat Approx time: 2½-3 hours (Allow extra for exploring) Stiles: One Maps: OS Explorer 270 Sherwood Forest Path info: Paths/pavement, tracks and field edge paths Start point: Horse and Groom Pub Parking: As above and roadside Dog friendly: Yes, on lead. Public toilets: Yes; Newstead Abbey Refreshments: Yes; Newstead Abbey Café, Horse and Groom Public House, Linby. NG15 8AE
1. Begin at the Horse and Groom Pub facing the road, turn left and walk down along down the road in the direction of Papplewick, until you reach the very last cottage on the left. After a short distance, to your left, you will see a signposted public footpath, and a small path/gap off from the road, proceed through the gap to join a field edge path, with the hedge to your left. 2. Continue until you reach a gate; at the gate you will see a lake/pond, pass through the gate and continue along the track until it culminates. At this point, turn right down a lane and after a short distance you will reach another gate. 3. Proceed through the gate and continue along to reach a main road to Papplewick village. At the main road turn left, continue along passing a row of pretty cottages. Follow the road bearing left and continue along until the road becomes Blidworth Way. Here, at a V-shaped junction, turn left onto Hall Lane, (this is part of the Robin Hood Way), proceed along the road until it becomes a track.
The Horse & Groom at Linby, where the walk begins. Background image: The waterfall at Newstead.
4. Continue straight ahead along the track, ignoring the bend to the right, proceed until you reach an impressive large iron kissing gate, flanked with stone pillars. Pass through the gate and the front of a cottage/house (you will see a wooden signpost), this takes you on to a driveway/ surfaced track which then leads on into a wooded area. Continue along, entering the woodland which is part of Newstead Abbey Estate. A pretty area, especially during the summer months. As you reach the end of the track, bear left and proceed along the surfaced road which takes you directly to Newstead Abbey. 5. This is the perfect point to stop and explore; take a tour of the Abbey, the gardens are spectacular! Sit by the lake with a picnic or sample some of the tasty treats at the café. There is an abundance of wildlife and the parkland colours are simply spectacular! Make sure you add extra time to your walk to allow for this stop, and check admissions and opening times for the Abbey and gardens.
6. Returning to the route; follow the exit road away from the front of the Abbey, passing by a quaint little waterfall, on your right, which, incidentally, you can stand behind! (a great spot for some interesting photography). Continue along this road until you reach a blue sign (National Cycle Route) and a large farm gate. At this point bear left onto a hedge-lined path. 7. Follow along the path until you reach a T-Junction. Once you have reached the junction, turn left and follow the route of a disused railway line, a lovely straight track, easy walking… there’s something quite special about walking along the abandoned rail route. As you leisurely walk along you will eventually come to a road and a traffic island. At the island, proceed along the path taking the first exit. Following the road towards Linby, you will see the church in the distance and eventually arrive back at the start point, The Horse and Groom, where you can enjoy a glass of something lovely, take a bite to eat or just simply relax and recover after your superb walk.
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All the best in lifestyle and events for the North Notts region and beyond. We have a jam-packed May/June edition that covers a myriad of f...
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All the best in lifestyle and events for the North Notts region and beyond. We have a jam-packed May/June edition that covers a myriad of f...