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Welcome to the May edition of ROSSINGTON TODAY. TODAY A bigger and (hopefully) better edition of ROSSINGTON TODAY this month with extra pages added to accommodate everything I have been asked to include. A new regular feature is a newsletter from your Parish Council keeping you up to date with their work in the village. Please remember to keep telling advertisers and all other contributors that you saw them in ROSSINGTON TODAY. The next edition will be delivered from 28th May, please ensure that anything that you would like included is with me by Friday 14th May.

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On Friday 28th and Saturday 29th May 2010 Pupils from Reach for the Stars school of dance based in Rossington will be taking part in Dance to the Stars 2010 at the Doncaster Civic Theatre. This will be the third year pupils from the village will have performed at Doncaster main theatre. The show allows the dance school pupils to perform a variety of styles of dance including Street, Freestyle, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Cheerleading & Gymnastic dance. The show will also feature Rossington's premier Adult Street Dance Class and the STARZZ Competition Troupe who recently won the ADFP Under 16 Team Award. Tickets for the show can be purchased directly from the Doncaster Civic Theatre Box Office by calling 01302 342349. Tickets are priced ÂŁ6.50 for Adults and ÂŁ5.50 for Children and Concessions. Reach for the Stars School of Dance is located at Pheasant Bank Junior School on West End Lane in Rossington. Classes take place during term time every Monday between 4pm and 8:30pm. Please visit

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Cause for a Cuppa Hello! By the time of publication, Easter will be a distant memory. But I hope it was a good one for you. We had a cracking day at RCBC (Rossington Community Baptist Church) On our web site ( I have a place for a “blog” (online journal). I would like to invite you to take a look and let me know what you think. I post various thoughts and things that happen, much relating to family stuff. I wanted to include in our time today something I posted on 6th April. I would give it a title of “Lost Chance” I wonder if by some of the things I write, I (try to) appear to be a “perfect Dad” … whatever that is supposed to mean anyway. Let me tell you straight up, that is not the case. There have been many times I wish I could steal back some of the sharp words, body language or actions that have come from me. Today is one of those times. Have you ever thought about missed opportunities? This morning (back to work Tuesday after an Easter bank holiday Monday) Chase (my 6 year old) got up early as usual. I got up with him and straight away he wanted to decorate the buns we had made the night before. We messed around for a short bit as yesterday I brought down a black trunk (we had used for moving) he wanted to use to practice magic tricks. The thought struck me that I could “redeem the time” by making the phone call to the bank. Chase was, for 20 minutes, trying to ask me to put on my clown dress up bits so we can play. For 20 minutes I was on the phone talking to someone who said they cared about our situation but knew me no more than the man on the moon. After 30 minutes (of angonisingly listening to blah, blah), I put the phone down and said, OK Chase what are we going to do before I have to go? “I want to watch a DVD (the one I gave you while you were on the phone)” “… OK … can I sit with you?” “No, when I sit on your lap, my bum goes to sleep” That’s the first time, ever, that I remember Chase saying he didn’t want to sit on my lap. … a lost chance THANKFULLY, I learned something and had a great time yesterday with Chase on our trampoline as we had a bbq after church. If you are struggling with lost chances and need a chat, please feel free to ring and I would love to buy you a cuppa at the cafe’ at the Holmescarr Centre (Eric Simpson, 07828 141472 or email to




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Rossington History Group. As the year progresses, we will soon be thinking about our summer holidays. When we go away from home, many of us send postcards to our nearest and dearest, but when were postcards first used? The golden age of postcards was a period of nearly two decades extending from 1900-1918. They had been circulating on the Continent for some years but only became popular in this country when a standard size was agreed with the postal authorities. It was a time of great change, following the death of Queen Victoria, when the country moved into the 20th century. Photographers and artists traced the events of the changing world through the medium of the pictorial postcard. Events and people jostled for the postcard publisher’s attention, from electric trams, motor omnibuses and flying machines to Tariff Reform, Home Rule for Ireland and polar exploration. Every contemporary craze was recorded – Diabolo, roller skating, ping-pong. The special postal rate was one halfpenny, and deliveries were much more frequent so cards were carried and posted upon the slightest provocation with messages like “Hope to be home in time for tea this afternoon”, much as we would use mobile phones today. The light-hearted gaiety of the Edwardians was overshadowed by the Great War and events of an unprecedented kind were recorded through the picture postcard. Quite suddenly, the postcards golden age died, in 1918, with the end of the war, when the postage rate doubled. Coloured cards all but disappeared and dull sepia views set the pattern for the next twenty years. Rossington Bridge with what is now the Hare and Tortoise on the left

Rossington was portrayed in picture postcard form, mostly in sepia. Old village scenes were popular, and these were followed by cards showing the colliery and parts of the new village. Pictured are two examples of postcards of Rossington. An early picture of King Avenue with the Co-op on the left and the Public Benefit Boot Company on the right. One of the earliest buses is waiting to start its journey into Doncaster.

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Tickhill & District Lions We are proud to present the up and coming Gala Concert which has been organized by Lions International in association with The Free Press and is in aid of the Scan for Life Appeal for the Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust. This fantastic Gala Concert will take place at the Doncaster Minster on Thursday 6th May at 7pm. It will bring together the Sir Thomas Wharton School Choir with the Doncaster Concert Band and together they will perform a variety of music and songs including hits from the West End musicals. Tickets are £5. The Ticket Hotline is 01302 745339. Please support this very worthy cause.

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This month there’s also a note of congratulations for one of our members, Lion Don Bullock who has now been a member of Tickhill & District Lions for 25 years! By now there must be literally hundreds if not thousands of people out there who have benefitted from the hard work you’ve Choirs of Sir Thomas Wharton School put in. So on their behalf, thanks for all your & Dinnington School hard work so far Don. Another thank you this month for all our guests who attended our Sportsmen’s dinner at Doncaster Golf Club on the 14th of April. It was a fundraising event to be proud of, even if we do say so ourselves. Our guest star speaker ex-England cricketer and England Test Selector Geoff Miller, was superb, and lived up to all our high expectations. And even our very own President Phil Thomas couldn’t out do comedian Josh Daniels, but it wasn’t from a lack of trying! Pictured is a giant Easter Egg being presented to Bluebell Wood Hospice by President of Tickhill & District Lions, Phil Thomas.


The Egg had been raffled at Rossington Top Club, raising £108 for Lions Welfare Funds, and the winner Lennie Robb donated it back to the Lions Club with a request that it was given to children. Many thanks to Lennie, another fantastic gesture from the membership of the Top Club.


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Holmescarr Happenings We would like to express our appreciation to EVERYONE who helped make our “Hope for Haiti” day a great success. The day turned out brilliantly and we raised approximately £400 towards the rebuilding efforts in Haiti. It was great to see a real community effort with a number of people and organisations donating time and material to make it all happen. I am going to make and effort now to give a big THANK YOU to each organisation, knowing the risks of possibly forgetting someone. However since life is full of risks, here we go! (The list is in no pre-determined order.) Rossington Development Trust (donation of hall/grounds) Traven Enterprises (donation of 2 large teddies for drawing) Arete Joinery (donation of ½ day labour for drawing) Class 21 Cafe’ (support of all sorts throughout the planning/promoting) Rossington Community Baptist Church (money for materials / manpower) 2Grand (benefit concert) Heather’s Crafts (donation from card making / pebble painting on the day) Play Rangers (children’’ activity for the day) Abacus Bouncy Castle (donation of bouncy castle) Fyshcreative (prize of photo shoot for balloon race) Doncaster Dome (prize of vouchers for balloon race) Doncaster Civic Theatre (prize of vouchers for balloon race) Doncaster Superbowl (prize of vouchers for balloon race)

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Your Letters, Your Say!

Well, Rossington people have been ignored The Home Library Service provides a free yet again!! The RAILPORT is to go ahead!! library service direct to the homes of those who are unable to visit their local library. I feel that a Public Inquiry (as requested by The service is provided by Doncaster Library the Parish Council) would have allowed any and Information Services and is based at the negativity (or not) to be aired and any Central Library in Waterdale. If you are elderly, disabled, have an illness that interested party would have had the chance to find out whether this swathe of concrete prevents you from visiting a library, or are a carer, you may be eligible. and pollution on Greenbelt farmland will be Borrowers may receive the service long term worth it or not. or on a temporary basis, depending on need Visits are made by library staff to each reader’s Our local MP Caroline Flint lobbied in home on a regular three weekly basis. Parliament stating that Rossington people wanted the Railport, therefore a Public We offer an extensive range of • Fiction and non fiction books Enquiry was unnecessary. It's funny how • Large Print Books these MP's and Developers manipulate • Books in alternative languages figures and statistics. • Talking Books on Cassette, CD or MP3CD • DVDs Rossington people are being promised 5000 • Jigsaws jobs and a link road to the M18/Airport, For further information please contact the but from the meetings and events I have Home Library Service attended, this is bending the truth. Telephone: (01302) 734304 Email: DEMOCRACY!!?? Mrs Diane Field Or ask at your local library or Customer Service Centre 01302 866366 TO ADVERTISE TELEPHONE 01302 744278


ROSSINGTON JUNIOR BADMINTON CLUB. We meet every Saturday 10:00 to 12:00 at the Ian Wilson Community Sports Hall attached to Rossington All Saints School. We are lucky to have fantastic coaches, and Brian Keif who is the senior coach used to play for England, and has many years of experience behind him. Kris is a new addition to our coaching team he is fresh out of university and is a level 2 coach. There are also other parent volunteers helping to coach and guide our young players through the game of Badminton. Our members are of all standards and levels. The cost of the session is ÂŁ2.50 payable on the door and 50p for shuttlecocks. Please contact Darren 01302 869082 for further Information,. We look forward to seeing you.





Rossington Cricket Club – May News By the time that this article is published the 2010 cricket season will be a couple of weeks old and in full swing however at the time of writing the First XI preseason friendly against Haxey was the only game that had taken place and so there are still no results and performances for me to bring to you at this stage but certainly next months article should be packed – touch wood! The preseason friendly did give chance for some of our new faces to settle in before the season properly gets underway and new First XI skipper – Stewart Groves (rejoining from Tickhill after 8 seasons away playing in the Bradford and Yorkshire Leagues before more recently in the South Yorkshire Premier Division) the chance to see his new charges in action. Other closed season player transfers include: Chris Broughton from Barnby Dun – Chris returns after 10 seasons away and scored 1000+ runs for Rossington in the 1995 season, James Needham from Sprotborough – James has played briefly for Rossington before but has played most of his cricket in the Yorkshire League with Doncaster Town and Peter Mawdsley from Doncaster Town who has most recently played in the Central Lancashire League where his university studies took him. Adding players of this calibre will certainly strengthen the senior teams overall and provides the much needed competition for places in the First XI. Stewart takes over the captaincy from Brendan Simpson who has stood down to concentrate on his administrative roles within the club. Home fixtures at The Welfare in May are as follows: 1st First XI v Wath 2nd First XI v Warmsworth (Cup) – begin defence as current holders of this trophy 2nd Under 13 v Don Town th 8 Second XI v Whiston (Cup) 9th Sunday XI v Stocksbridge th 9 Under 11 v Tickhill 13th Evening League 20/20 v Conisborough 15th First XI v Aston Hall 16th Under 13 v Bawtry B (Cup) 22nd Second XI v Whiston 25th Evening League 20/20 v Brodsworth (Cup) 29th First XI v Sheffield United 30th Under 13 v Bawtry A (Note: Under 15’s have 3 away fixtures in May, Under 17’s fixtures commence early in June.) Results and full details of all the above games and future fixtures are available at and there is also an official club facebook page that facebook users can pick up information about the club from. The clubs pre-season preparation were thrown into some disarray when it was found that the adverse weather had caused some damage to the internal plumbing in the pavilion and a resulting problem had gone undetected for some time, we hope that the resulting damage is not terminal but for the time being have moved next door into the new changing facility at The Welfare whilst we assess how to best rectify the problems caused in our own facilities. On a brighter note we have had the balcony area fixed and this is back in use with help from local builder Danny Johannesen and fencing from Darren Steels and the preseason race night held at The Welfare was attended by 65 guests and raised approaching £400 for the clubs junior fund, thanks go to sponsors on the night: Kev Binks, Ronnie Quinn, Roy Nelson, Barry Johnson, Eric Price and Roy Groves for their welcome support! Junior coaching sessions (8 -13 years) are now on Monday nights at the ground 5-7pm with older juniors and senior sessions held Fridays at the ground 6-8pm, please contact secretary Brendan Simpson 07812793149 or for any further information about the club. Brendan Simpson - Secretary 26 | ROSSINGTON TODAY

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Barry Johnson Effective Policing - we have a dedicated Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team. We just need to ensure everybody knows how to contact them (01302 385338) and when the monthly PACT meetings with residents take place (see notice boards). Crime is down, let's keep it down. Getting Rossington moving – The Inland Port which should create 3,000 or more jobs has been given planning approval by Doncaster MBC and the Minister has given it the green light, so let's welcome this opportunity to get jobs into the village, not reject it out of hand like some people who should know better. New jobs – The colliery that once proudly employed 3,000 is shut. This brown-field site could create 2,000 new jobs and provide new homes for local people; including 600 affordable homes. FARRRS – Is now desperately needed and I will support it all the way, don't let a few Luddites try to stop it. This will open up the South of Doncaster bringing jobs and facilities to the benefit of all. Safer Roads – The Police know that certain roads like Stripe Road and West End Lane are dangerous and vehicles are travelling too fast and are doing their best to make sure the speeders don't get away with it! Opposing Conservative Cuts - the Tories are trying to panic people into accepting huge cuts to national and local services and to our NHS now. The recession is over and any Tory cuts too early would delay or even dash any hopes of a full recovery. It would cause more job losses and hardship here in Rossington and I will oppose it. Ensuring the recovery - the financial propriety of the Prime Minister will bring us through. The financial crisis was a worldwide phenomena not of our making, caused by greedy bankers. If the rest of the world praises and follows the Prime Minister's advice, then so should we. Voting Labour is the only sure way of ensuring a full economic recovery.

What Labour has created for Rossington and its' people is not a short list, but a magnificent long list:             

The new £23 million Secondary School A new Health Centre on Grange Lane The Holmescarr Community Enterprise Centre The Community Pavilion The refurbished and enlarged West End Lane Clinic The Brodsworth Way Community Pavilion An extended Sure Start Children’s Centre A modernised Welfare & Learning Centre The Rossington Miners Welfare Conference Suite The Streatfield Suite New extensions to Pheasant Bank & St. Michael's Schools Six new children's play areas, and more to come The Decent Home Program

Your Labour Councillors are fighting for even more, more to improve our village, to reduce unemployment, to increase prosperity, in fact a whole range of improvements to make this a better village:    

A new Training centre for vocational training and apprenticeships. Developing the market place to enhance shopping. Build a Multi-Sports Centre based on the Welfare and school for all. Attracting developers to build shops in Old Rossington.

It is 25 years since the Miner's Strike, remember how we were treated. The Tories haven't changed. They don't care about ordinary people! I hope you will consider voting Labour on Thursday 6th May 2010. Best wishes

Barry Johnson - your Labour Candidate

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Rossington Parish Council News This is the first item in what will be a regular feature in this magazine that will help keep everyone informed about the business of Rossington Parish Council. At the meeting held on Tuesday 13th April the main item raised in the Public Forum was the nuisance being caused by some teenagers around the new play area, recently completed by Doncaster Council, off Atterby Drive. After a general discussion the Parish Council was informed that steps had already been taken by Cllr Milner who is also a D.M.B.C. Councillor to coordinate some remedial action involving D.M.B.C. and the Police. In the main agenda Cllr. Chandler expressed his thanks to members of the public who attended the “litter pick” in the Holmes Carr wood area recently, before the Council went on to set its priorities for the coming municipal year, the main ones being:- The Restoration of the Good Neighbours meals service for the elderly. - Continuing the strengthening of the Parish Councils influence - working with D.M.B.C. - Increase Allotment provision - Promotion of Rossington Market and local shops. - Campaigning for the protection of green belt land and wildlife - Improving flood awareness and flood defence within the village. - Promotion of Parish Hall facilities. The Parish Council was informed that the Government had decided against a Public Inquiry into the proposed Inland port. The Council had objected to the scheme on the grounds that it would be built on greenbelt land, it could significantly increase the risk of flooding in the river Torne valley, and it would significantly increase both noise and air pollution from extra road traffic along the M18 corridor. The Council accepted the Governments decision with regret noting that the interests of big business and the local M.P. had taken precedence over the concerns of the people of Rossington. On a lighter note the Council was addressed by young Olivia Shuttleworth who thanked the Council for providing financial support which enabled her to compete in an International gymnastics competition in Malta recently. Olivia proudly showed the medals that she had won, silver for the beam and bronze for the vault. Olivia told the Council that she had recently competed at national level and had been invited to return to Malta this coming summer subject to being selected in the team. The Chairman of the Council said that all of the Councillors were very proud that they had been able to help finance Olivia’s trip and hoped that she would go to greater things in gymnastics. A list of all of the Parish Councillors and their contact details is published on their website (just Google Rossington Parish Council). If you want to raise any points regarding the village you can contact any of them, and if they can help they will.



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WHAT’S ON Mon: -Smoking Cessation, Rossington Children’s Centre, 10am-12noon

-Baby Cafe, Rossington Children’s Centre, 10am-12noon -Parenting Group 12.30-2.30 Rossington Children’s Centre -Qi-Gong, Rossington Memorial Hall, 1-3pm Contact Dot 867129 or Doreen 867357 -Rossington Mother & Toddler Group, WI Hall, Sheepbridge Lane, 1-3pm -After school Club Rossington Children’s Centre, 3.45-5.00pm -Ladies Who Love to Sing, Rossington Memorial Hall, 4.15-5.30pm, £2, (01302 867129) -Rainbows, WI Hall, Sheepbridge Rd, Contact Jackie on 07739571155 or 01302 867113 -Beavers & Cubs. Contact 864742 for details -Age Concern, contact 812345 for details -Slimming World, Pheasant Bank Junior School, 7pm -Line Dancing, Rossington Miners Welfare, 7-9pm -Rossington Art Club, WI Hall, Sheepbridge Rd, 7.30-9.30pm Tues: -Infant Massage, 10.00-11.00 Contact 863686 for more information. -Under 5’s drop in and play, Rossington Children’s Centre, 9.30-11am -Baby Signing, Rossington Children’s Centre, 11.30-12.30 -Weight Watchers, The Welfare Hall, West End Lane, Rossington, 10am -Tricon Foundation, Sewing & Knitting Circle, Holmescarr Centre, Grange Lane, 1-3pm -Ladies Circle, Methodist Church, Nelson Road, 2pm -Baby Clinic, Rossington Children’s Centre, 1-3pm -Tiny Tots 0-2, Rossington Children’s Centre, 1.15-2.45pm -Social Event for over 55’s at the Ragusa Centre, 3-5pm -Keep Fit, Rossington Miners Welfare, 5.30-7pm -Legs, Bums and Tums class, Tickhill Institute, 7-8pm -Rossington Miners Welfare Club, Bingo, 7-9pm Wed: -Rossington Mother & Toddler Group, WI Hall, Sheepbridge Lane, 9-11am -Rossington History Group, 10am, Rossington Memorial Hall -Pottery Painting, Tricon Foundation, 10am-12.30pm -Baby Clinic, 10am-12noon Children’s Centre, Grantham Street -Papercraft, Tricon Foundation, 1.30-4pm -Young Parents, Rossington Children’s Centre, 1.30-3pm -Movers & Shakers, (0-5’s) Rossington Children’s Centre, 10-11.30am -June Burns School of Dance, Holmescarr Community Centre, 4-7pm Contact 01302 310516 for lesson times -Weight Watchers, Spirrit Health & Fitness, Bond Street 5.30-7pm Contact 01302 867312 -Scouts. Contact 864742 for more details. -Tai Chi Chuan, Hall Cross Lower school, 7-8.30pm (07734 407167) -Rossington Male Voice Choir, Memorial Hall, 7.30-9.30pm (01302 744448) -Country Music Night, Ex Services Men’s Club (West End Lane) Thurs -Little Rascals Mother & Toddler Group, Community Centre, Brodsworth Way, 9.30-11am -Yoga, 9.45-11.15am and 11.30am-1pm, Tickhill Pavilion, Tithe Lane, Tel: Jackie 751118 -Art Group, Methodist Church, Nelson Road, 10am-12noon -Pottery Painting, Tricon Foundation, 10am-12.30pm -Ready, Steady Play, Rossington Children’s Centre, 9.30-11am -Ready, Steady Play, Rossington Children’s Centre, 1.15-2.45pm -Papercraft, Tricon Foundation, 1.30-4pm -Rossington Maytime Over 50’s Club, Rossington Welfare 1.45pm -Weight Management, Rossington Children’s Centre, 1-3pm -Under 5’s drop in and play (inc Job Centre Plus Monthly) 1.30-3pm -Salsa Class, Holmescarr Community Centre, 5.30-6.30pm Tel: 07989 346391 or 07989 828850 -Rossington Hornets RUFC training, Rossington Welfare Club, West End Lane 7-9pm -Rossington Miners Welfare Club, Bingo, 7-9pm Fri -Coffee Morning, Methodist church, Nelson Road 8.30-11.45 -Under 5’s drop in and play, Rossington Children’s Centre, 9.30-11am Sat -Rossington Gardeners Association, shop open 10am - 12noon -Free information sessions about the LighterLife weight loss programme. 4-5pm. Call Vivienne on 854370 to book Sun -Sunday Service, Methodist Church, Nelson Road 10.30-11.30am Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays Geddes School of Dance, Rossington Methodist Church 4pm 1st Tuesday, Royal British Legion, Lounge of Rossington Ex-Services Club 7pm 1st Tuesday, June, Aug, Oct, & Dec, Rossington Gardeners Association, Miners Welfare, 7.15pm 2nd Tuesday, Rossington Parish Council Meeting, Memorial Hall, 7pm, All welcome, Public Forum at beginning of meeting. 3rd Tuesday, Women’s Institute, Sheepbridge Lane near church, 7.15pm 1st & 3rd Wednesday, Childminders drop in, 9.30-11am, Children’s Centre, Grantham Street, Ring 863686 for more details 2nd Wednesday, Radburn TARA, Meadow Court Communal Room, Radburn Road, 6.30pm 4th Wednesday, Rossington Central TARA, Skipworth Gardens Communal Hall, 5pm 2nd Friday, Caroline Flint MP, Advice Surgery, Miners Welfare West End Lane, 4.45-5.30pm 3rd Saturday, Rossington Ward Councillors Advice Surgery, Brodsworth Community Centre, 11-12 If you are aware of any entry in this listing that no longer takes place please do get in touch to let me know. or on 01302 744278 . Thank you.

St. Michael’s Singing Group Friday rehearsals 6:00-7:00 for children 7:00-8:30 for adults 2 & 4 part singing, with opportunities to perform in our local community Telephone: 07754 661951 for more details, or just turn up on Friday. See you there!

Rossington Ex-Servicemen’s Club Country Nights (Wed) Rossington Ex Servicemen’s Club

5th 12th 19th 26th

PETE JONES come an get ya eggs! ARAZONA WES a welcome return PETE JAMES From NEWARK KEN DURRAN A firm Favourite

Friends of Brodsworth Way (FoBW) Our next meeting of the group will take place on Monday 7th June, 7pm in the Brodsworth Way pavilion. Please try to attend and, perhaps, mention it to neighbours so that we may get new people to come. Enquiries please to Susan on 869001.


Sequence Dancing Rossington Welfare Hall Wednesday 8 - 10.30pm Entrance £2 inc Raffle Bar Open. Everyone Welcome

Methodist Church

Nelson Road, Rossington Service 10.30-11.30 every Sunday Everyone Welcome Rossington Mother & Toddler Group WI Hall Sheepbridge Road Monday 1-3 pm & Wednesday 9-11am Everyone Welcome Come along and join in the fun! Contact 868254 for more details

Rossington Maytime Over 50’s Club Thursday’s at 1.45pm Rossington Welfare Centre Various activities i.e. Darts, Dominoes, Cards, Bingo, Hoy and Dancing etc Tea, Coffee & Biscuits All new members very welcome Contact Margaret on 078214 12999 for more information



At Doncaster Deaf School, Leger Way, Doncaster

A Service for children & their families –

14th May 2010, 7.30pm Tickets £7 Contact 01302 539284 for details TO ADVERTISE TELEPHONE 01302 744278

Acorns During term time

Wednesday 3.30 – 4.15. Everyone is welcome to join us in church for a drink and a biscuit & a chat. ROSSINGTON TODAY | 37

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Rossington Today May 2010  

May editon of Rossington Today Community Magazine