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Welcome to the April edition of TICKHILL TODAY. TODAY After a long and cold winter, Spring seems finally to be with us. It is lovely to see brightly coloured flowers in gardens and along the roadsides. Let’s all hope that we have plenty of mild weather and a glorious summer to follow - I think we deserve it! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this issue, I hope that you enjoy it and find it a useful source of information. As always please remember to tell advertisers that you saw them here. The next edition will be delivered from 30th April. Please ensure that anything that you would like to be included is with me by Friday 16th April.

Best Wishes, Paula


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Junior Tennis Coaching Junior professional tennis coaching sessions are to commence again at Tithes Lane tennis courts commencing in April. Juniors from the age of 9 upwards are invited to join these sessions and become future Wimbledon stars! For further details please ring Joyce 742058

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Spring Concert at Tickhill Institute Featuring Sheffield Concert Band Saturday May 22nd 7.30pm Admission £5 Tickets available from June Havenhand 01302 743392 Les Francophiles de Tickhill At our April meeting we are welcoming back the entertaining speaker, Thierry Viennois, who will be speaking about ‘Grenoble’, the town where he spent his childhood. The meetings take place in the Parish Room at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday in the month. Visitors are welcome to join us. The talks are always in English but there is the opportunity to speak French during the course of the evening. Membership is £12 for 10 meetings, £3 for a visitor. For further information, please contact Mike Scragg – Tel: 750312

Tickhill Pop In Centre Debbie Price from Doncaster Minster, is coming to see us on 7th April. She will talk about the History of the Minster and her role as heritage Development Officer. As usual, her talk will begin at 2pm, refreshments are available and there is no charge.. The centre is held in the Methodist Church Lounge every Wednesday from 1.30-3.30pm. Please drop in if you would like the chance to make new friends with a cup of tea and a chat. On other days we may play Scrabble, cards or Dominoes. We are hoping to arrange a session of simple exercises in the near future. Transport is available within Tickhill, for more details ring Rosemary Cornish on 744768 6| Tickhill Today

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Tickhill Horticultural Society Our February speaker Ray Creek kept his subject ’Orchids in the Home - Simplified’ Explaining simply and clearly what to do and answering the many questions members had, assuring us that we should not be deterred from trying. When asked whether a potted orchid should be watered down from the base, he responded “Does it rain upwards?” It was a very enjoyable evening with first prize in the raffle being a superb orchid. The next meeting is on Thursday 29th April in the Methodist school room, when our speaker will be local plants man and garden designer Jamie Dunstan of the Plant of Special Interest Nursery in Braithwell. His subject, ’Planting design for a Chelsea garden’ may give us a little insight into what will be happening in May as we look forward to another Chelsea Flower Show. Start 7.15pm - visitors welcome (£2).

Bluebell Wood Audrey Spencer would like to thank everyone who has helped her to raise funds for Bluebell wood Hospice. Her 80th birthday party event in January together with sales of her poems booklet and a variety of other activities have resulted in a donation of over £700 to Bluebell Wood. Audrey says “Huge thanks to all the people that helped me, it wouldn’t have been possible without you.”

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Scanner Appeal Concert at Doncaster Minster Thursday 6th May at 7.00pm The Doncaster Zone of Lions Clubs comprises the Clubs of Doncaster, Doncaster Went Valley, Thorne Rural, Maltby, Warmsworth & Edlington and Tickhill & District. Annually they organise a joint project in support of a local charity and for 2010 this will be a concert in Doncaster Minster on Thursday 6th May starting at7pm. The Concert will feature the Doncaster Concert Band, an accomplished adult band who regularly support charitable events. Alongside them will be the Sir Thomas Wharton School Choir joined by members of Dinnington School Choir pictured here whilst touring in Germany last year.

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All proceeds of the concert will be donated to the Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust Scanner Appeal which is currently more than half way towards a requirement of ÂŁ600,000. Tickets can be obtained from Sir Thomas Wharton School, from Phil Thomas on 745339 or on April 24th only from the Frenchgate Centre where there will be a stall all day. This will be an exciting concert not to be missed!

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BURGLARIES: The areas of Rossington, Tickhill and villages, have recently been subject to a speight of Burglaries. The offenders are entering the properties and stealing the car keys and taking the car. Advice from South Yorkshire Police is, make sure that doors are locked as a number of offences have been of a "sneak in type" where the offender does not have to force entry into the premises. Take car keys to bed so they are not easily accessible. If possible utilise a secondary method of securing your vehicle, ie wheel clamp, steering locks. SYP is doing a lot of work in regards to this problem, including an increase of patrols in the relevevant areas, utilising the Road Policing and Road Crime Groups.

SPEEDING: We have received a number of complaints of speeding in Rossington, Tickhill and the villages. SYP and DMBC are utilising various methods, incorporating the use of the speed guns and digital speed display devices. In the past month, 4 motorists have received fixed penalty notices, 3 have been sent on speed awareness courses and 10 have been stopped and verbally warned about their speed.


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Top tips for Running for weight loss By Bawtry Health & Fitness Studio 1) Make sure you start your run fully fuelled and hydrated. Most people find that a good sized meal will take 2 – 3 hours to digest before you can run. Stay off the caffeinated drinks before a run such as coffee, tea and cola. Drink water or fruit juices. 2) If you will be running for more than an hour take some carbohydrate out with you. This can be a banana or a sports carbohydrate drink. If you choose anything other than the sports drink, you will need to also take out some water to stay hydrated. 3) When you get back from your run have something to eat within 15 mins. A banana or any wholegrain carbohydrate will do the trick – perhaps you prefer an oatcake, a bowl of cereal or a slice of wholegrain toast with jam on. Eating within 15 minutes of your run takes advantage of the increased enzyme sensitivity in your body to absorb carbohydrates and refuel ready for next time. ‘All I would say is set a program which is achievable to aim for and build into it, and try running with a group or friend its more fun!' David Tune, Metres to Miles

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Local retailer donates money to Northgate Pre-School Playgroup Local retailer Taylors of Tickhill, has donated £550 to Northgate Pre-School Playgroup, which will use the funds to purchase new computer equipment to aid the children’s development as well as wet weather clothes so the children can enjoy playing outside in all weathers. Taylors has been raising money for its local community through the sale of specific products in store and has been able to donate the money raised with the help of the charity Making A Difference – Locally (MADL). The MADL charity was formed in May 2008 with the intention of assisting more than 2,000 independent retailers throughout the UK with raising money for their local communities. The charity works by a specified amount of the cost of certain products promoted in store being allocated to the retailer’s MADL charity fund. For instance, this month for every Ole El Paso Original Enchiladas pack purchased in store, 5p of the sale will go into the retailer’s MADL fund to be donated to Pictured is Christopher Taylor presenting the their chosen charity. cheque to some of the staff and children of The charity was created by Nisa-Today’s and Northgate Playgroup Costcutter Supermarkets and the stores participating in the scheme are all members of NisaToday’s or independent retailers who are part of the Costcutter Supermarkets Group. Christopher Taylor, owner of Taylors of Tickhill, commented, “We chose the village playgroup because it provides a valuable service and is a great asset to the local community. The Making A Difference- Locally charity does exactly what it says on the tin. It puts money into the local community and encourages people to shop locally therefore benefiting everyone. It ensures a thriving busy shop as well as supporting local organisations. Thank you to all who shop locally” Playgroup Manager Julie Addison said : on behalf of the Committee and staff of Northgate Preschool, I should like to say a big thank you to Mr Taylor of ‘Taylor’s’ for putting us forward for the ‘making difference’ scheme and to the customers who regularly shop there. We are very grateful to have received the cheque for £550.00 and look forward to purchasing items that will enrich and benefit the daily play of the children in our care. We are a charity run Playgroup and rely on fundraising activities to buy new equipment for the group and so this donation is especially welcome! We are particularly looking forward to purchasing a new printer/copier so that the children can print off their designs created on our lap top. We also wish to purchase some all weather playsuits so that the children can explore the outside environment whatever the weather and our busy Baby & Toddler group are also looking forward to buying some new baby toys.

Helen Ashton Appeal 10,000 reasons to walk 10,000 steps to Raise £10.000 for Cancer research UK . On the 1st of May Helen’s appeal has organised a family walk at 10.30 in Tickhill to support the ongoing battle to find cures for cancer. This new event is suitable for all ages and every participant will have the chance to walk 10,000 steps which is what we all should do each day to stay healthy and fit! Armed with a pedometer you will get the chance to do your bit. Come with your friends , family, colleagues and take part in a bit of fun whilst raising money for such a worthy cause affecting so many people in all of our lives. I have fund raising packs which will help you raise money as every penny counts. If you haven’t got a pedometer one will be given to you. If you cant make the 1st and want to participate and set yourself a bigger challenge and wear a pedometer everyday that week or even longer let me know. Get your family, friends, colleagues, slimming group, gym class, school mates to join you and do their bit even if its just sponsoring you! Helens appeal has raised in excess of £150,000 and continues to support Cancer research and local children’s cancer charities but ongoing support is vital to prevent cancer from happening to your family. On 1st May it will be seven years since our loss and we hope that as many of you out there can spare a small part of that day to join us and pay tribute to one courageous teenager who continues to inspire so many today . For more information contact June Ashton on 01302 742045 or 07935294823 or email I hope you can join is and make a difference.

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Tickhill and Bawtry Probus Club

Despite the cold weather attendances at recent meetings have been very good with one or two visitors / prospective members present to hear some very interesting speakers. We meet at 10.30 AM (coffee served from 10.00 AM) on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 10.30AM at Tickhill Cricket Pavilion and visitors will be welcome. Our programme of talks for the next three months includes: 8th April. “My Polish Experience” by Rose Katuszonek 22nd April. “Court Room Artist” by John Gilbert. 13th May. “Pennine Journey” by Stephen Gay. (Stephen is a fairly regular speaker at the club and one not to be missed). 27th May.” Panama Canal – History and Construction” by Dr Murray Wilson. 10th June. “Dance Band Days” by Jeffery Turner 24th June. “Laura’s Story” by Mrs L Thickett. Surely there is something for everybody in this programme which, taken together with the opportunity for fellowship offered by Probus to retired men and the opportunity to escape for a morning the household tasks which seem to come with retirement, makes the club irresistible for many of us.

Tickhill & District Lions You will all be aware that Tickhill & District Lions raise money and give our time to help good causes within our community of Tickhill, Wadworth, Rossington, Harworth, Bircotes, and Bawtry. However, together with the 900 other clubs within the UK & Ireland and over 45,000 clubs worldwide, we also raise money to help those in need around the world. When we do this we are very careful to ensure that the money we donate gets directly to the people who need it, and we frequently choose to support projects through the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF). So this month I wanted to update you all on some of the work that the LCIF has been doing recently to help those in need. I am sure that everyone remembers where they were when news of the devastating 7.0 earthquake in Haiti broke. After the earthquake struck, Lions Clubs immediately responded, and through donations from individual clubs like Tickhill & District Lions, the LCIF has mobilized nearly US$2.4 million to date. The LCIF, like all Lions organisations, funds its own administrative costs and so ensures that every penny donated is spent directly on the humanitarian project, often enlisting the help of Lions Clubs local to the area where help is needed. In Haiti more than 3,000 people are now being sheltered in three tent cities in Delmas, Blanchard and Carrefour-Feuille that Haitian Lions have established. Lions are continuing to work to provide sanitation, kitchens and health clinics, and the LCIF is also leveraging Lions' donations through collaboration with other NGOs and corporations providing relief. One of Lions' greatest strengths is the support we give to our fellow members in times of need. When disasters strike, LCIF and Lions from around the world are there to support one another. Our collective response to the disaster in Haiti is a great example of how the money you donate through Tickhill & District Lions helps those in need around the world as well as within our community. If you’d like to learn more please visit the ‘News & Events’ page on our website ( where you will find a short video about the work we’re doing in Haiti as well as links to the LCIF website which has more information and examples of other ways that Lions help.

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It's not too late to join Doncaster Bunny Run on Easter Weekend! The much publicised Doncaster Bunny Run is fast approaching and it's not too late to put your name down. In fact, you can register on the day if you arrive half an hour early. All you need to do to take part is raise £10 in sponsorship or make a donation on the day. All proceeds go to SAFE@LAST children's charity. You can even buy bunny ears at the event for just £1.50. So, if you want to run or walk the mile and enjoy the entertainment, head to Town Field at around 9.30 am on Saturday 3rd April. This will be a fun event for families and children with a bouncy castle, face painting, music, games and local celebrities - all in aid of a very good cause. To find out more, visit or call the organisers, Austin Banks Ltd on 01302 822 228.


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The Parish of Wadworth with Loversall There have been some exciting changes taking place in Parish of Wadworth with Loversall. After some 2 years worth of consideration and work, back in September 2009, the PCC took some key decisions about structure and style of worship. These were: 1. 2. 3.

Have one morning service at 9:30 at St John the Baptist which will be the focus of traditional Anglican worship in the parish Have the afternoon service at St Katherine’s, within which, over time, we will look at alternative worship styles and forms which will appeal to wider and different parts of the population A midweek communion service at St Katherine’s will be held at least once a month

Some unkind gossip has been circulating about the reasons for the changes which are plainly untrue. The changes were not made to save money, they were not made because the Vicar is too lazy to do 2 services on a Sunday morning . The Vicar certainly does not intend to close St. Katherine’s church. So what was the effect, well compared to previous years, the first 3 months saw higher attendance if all services were included and this was with snow falls clearly affecting attendance at some services. Most pleasing were the high number of people attending church who do not normally attend. If you live in the Parish, don’t listen to the gossip but come along and listen to the Gospel instead.

Tickhill Residents’ Association Neighbourhood Management – Debbie John-Lewis and two of her colleagues joined members on 17 February and gave us an interesting account of their work. They have a large geographical area to cover of some 12 parishes, with Tickhill and Bawtry the major centres. The Neighbourhood Team both works within the area and coordinates the work of other council departments, chasing them up on our behalf to achieve results. What follows is some of their work this past year. They have worked with Tickhill Town Council on the new Christmas lights, the replacement of the avenue of trees at the Spital and the extension to the play area in St. Mary’s Road. There is a current operation to address fly tipping, which is a huge problem and an eyesore in this parish; evidence has been collected which hopefully will lead to prosecutions. A Community Crime Fighter initiative has been introduced across Doncaster and to date the Bawtry Tickhill Neighbourhood Team have one local volunteer from Wadworth, the Team are hoping to acquire additional Volunteers from the Tickhill Area, If you are interested in finding out more about the scheme – telephone 01302 736000. Work is done on crime prevention. Holiday watch is on offer to check on properties when residents are away and action has been taken to reduce cold calling at Castle Close properties. There are a few free Smartwater packs left for property security – telephone 73600 and leave details for our Neighbourhood Watch team if interested. We now have additional litter and dog-fouling bins and had snow cleared for us from the pavements in front of the Market Place shops (the first time most of us have seen this – thank you!) The team’s priorities for 2010, based on concerns raised by residents, are:  Tackle fly-tipping and litter  Dog fouling (possibility of fixed penalty notices is being explored)  Speeding traffic  Pot-holes in the roads, especially after the severe winter John Hoare

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Estfeld School Recently the Reception Class at Estfeld visited Cannon Hall Farm. The pupils had a wonderful day and enjoyed learning about the animals which included pigs, sheep, goats llamas and even Kune Kune pigs who were recent arrivals from New Zealand! They saw many new arrivals during the day as it was peak lambing time and some of the lambs were only 2-3 hours old. The day was very active and the children enjoyed the delights of the adventure playground before leaving. More than a few enjoyed a nap on their journey home!

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With sixty scarecrows, attractions and promotions in many shops we hope our scarecrow festival on Saturday 1st May will be a great day out for our community. Programmes, price £2 each will be on sale from KSM after Easter and the event will run between 10am and 5pm on the day. Please do all you can to spread the word.

Thanks to the two dozen folk and groups who have volunteered to clear litter alongside the DMBC team at the end of March, enabling us to have a litter free environment into April and beyond. It will only remain tidy with everyone's help in not dropping litter. Look out for the children’s posters around the shops. Together we can surely make difference. Can’t we? John Marsden Chair Tickhill Together Congratulations to Joyce Bingham on reaching her 90th birthday on Sunday 28th March when she will be celebrating the event at a small family party.

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Tickhill St Mary’s C of E Primary and Nursery School National Book Day The school council decided to celebrate National Book Day with all the children dressing up as their favourite book character. On the day the school was filled with Harry Potters, White Rabbits, Pirates and other literature heroes. There were some truly fantastic outfits where parents and children had come up with some really imaginative ideas, including an alien head made out of papier- mâché. Others had added their own twist with face paint and home made accessories. The judge, Mary Poppins (aka Mrs Millard), really had a most difficult job to choose the winner from each class, who received a book token. It was a fabulous day which everyone enjoyed, including the staff who took the chance to dress up as well. Some Tickhill residents may have worried about seeing pirates, witches and the Mad Hatter milling around the shops at lunchtime…. Tesco Vouchers If you have passed the school recently, you may have seen the banner saying that we are now collecting Tesco vouchers again. This time they will go towards sports equipment for the children. Last year we used them to obtain some lovely ICT equipment. If you have any vouchers you don’t want, we would be very grateful to receive them and use them towards equipment for the children. Thank you! Katarina Martin, School Secretary Tickhill St Mary’s

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Rubbish becomes decorative art. The Super Learning Day project on recyling saw Y7 turning old jeans and sweet wrappers into panels to create a decorative panel which when finished will be hung in the school atrium. Thanks go to Cadbury’s for their help in providing disused wrappers for the project. Urban culture was explored by Y8. Activities ranged from writing a ‘rap’, doing street dancing, painting murals and learning to play Urban Street games such as ‘Rocker Ball’, ‘Ultimate Frisby ‘ and ‘Tchouk Ball’ Other activities that day included intensive revision in Science and Maths for exams the following week.

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MAYFLOWER ANIMAL SANCTUARY, NARROW LANE, BAWTRY Hopefully these cold wet days are behind us and we can look forward to some sunshine. We all try hard to keep our spirits up in the winter months, but it is not easy. Too much washing, not enough daylight hours, not enough volunteers (lots of people seem to hibernate in the winter months) But we have to stay positive and make sure that all these dogs and cats are in the best possible place, until their forever loving homes come along. Our new build is finally finished, and what a difference it has made. We now have a separate laundry room, vets room, puppy block and socialising room (with a conservatory no less) To top it all we have our very first resident, a Rotti with her 9 puppies. She is called Zena a lovely 2 year old that had been living rough until some very kind people took her in and then realised she was about to give birth to her babies. We came to the rescue and just hours after having her babies she was brought to us. So our new build was well and truly Christened. We have some really lovely dogs and cats in our Sanctuary at the moment from cross breeds to pedigrees, Including 2 lovely affectionate Whippets (one x) they are Misty and Minor still young dogs and would make lovely pets. There owner unfortunately could no longer take care of them. Our Cyprus project is well under way and we are expecting our first 3 dogs to come into Robin Hood Airport mid March. We are all very excited about this project and the majority of dogs that will be here are White Cyprus Poodles which are very affectionate small dogs, the type that we are asked for constantly . If you would like to know more about these dogs or the project please call us we will be happy to tell you more. Our vets bills are still our highest expenditure (£33,000 in 2009) so we are always looking for new fund raising projects to boost our coffers. If anyone has some time to spare to take on board or help with fundraising please call us we would be very grateful of more help, as there is never enough time in a day and extra hands are always welcome. Our fund raising Black Tie Ball is to be on the 19th June this year and will again be held at The Olde Bell Hotel at Barnby Moor which is a fabulous venue, with a four course dinner, dancing and disco. Not forgetting Trax FM will be there to support us. It is always a popular event and the place to be seen. So if you would like tickets they are £35 each call 07840203688 we will be happy to reserve them for you. We have numerous fund raising events through out the year and are desperate for people to help. Either to organise or quite simply rattle collecting tins. If you think you can help please call me and I will be happy to let you know when and where our fund raising events will be. We are also recruiting for our Charity shop in Manton. Again at the moment we are unable to open all week as we do not have the amount of volunteers required. The recession is hitting us hard, and our donations are down by 50%. So the fund raising Ball is particularly one event that must succeed as this is one of our most popular fund raisers. If anyone would like further information about our Sanctuary please call us on 01302 711330 or Mags on 07840 203688 we will be happy to help

Bawtry Phoenix Theatre 15th to 22nd May - Blithe Spirit, a comic play by Noel Coward. The play concerns socialite and novelist Charles Condomine (played by Phil Healing) who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati (Jane Wheatley) to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira (Helen Shepherd), following the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth (played by Rebecca Fowler), who cannot see or hear the ghost. The seven strong cast is completed by Natalie Young in the role of Edith, Tony Abbott as Doctor Bradman, and Liz Atkinson as Mrs Bradman. Performances start at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available from the SPAR on Station Rd, Bawtry, priced £7 (£6 for concessions) and £12 for the buffet evening performance on Saturday 22nd.

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NEW SEASON LOOMS AT TICKHILL CRICKET CLUB The 2010 season is just around the corner and all at Tickhill Cricket Club are eagerly anticipating another exciting campaign with some excellent cricket along the way. And, just in case you have hibernated for the winter and were unaware, it is also our 150th anniversary! The first XI will be captained for the first time by Ashley Fiddler (pictured), with Tom Barnett as his vice captain. We hope this youthful leadership team will quickly settle in and build on the success of last year, when in our first year back in the Premier League we acquitted ourselves very well. Steve Ramshaw, with Paul Shepherd as his deputy, takes over the reigns in the second XI, as they look to bounce back into Division 2 and Mark Wilkinson will continue in his second season as third team skipper. With a mid week team and six junior teams there will be over 100 games of cricket to cram into the next 20 weeks – we must count ourselves lucky to have, in Brian Sissons, an excellent groundsman of such sunny disposition! Plans for celebrating the anniversary are now well developed and a weekend to note for your diary is 18-20 June when we are holding a Marquee ball on the Friday evening, hoping to host a dinner for ex-players on Saturday 19th and playing against an Old England XI on the Sunday. The Old England XI Manager Jim Parks has announced his team and it includes legends such as Derek Randall, John Lever, Joey Benjamin and Peter Such. Tables for the Marquee ball and lunch at the Old England game are still available although demand is high - if you are interested get in touch sooner rather than later! Junior outdoor nets on Friday nights will be starting soon – get ready for that relaxing end of week drink with the mouth watering BBQ sending appetising aromas around the ground. No finer way to start the weekend.


Rosemary who runs the Gallery says she is extremely pleased with the number of people who enjoy her classes every week. In fact so many people are now interested in taking up lessons in painting, drawing, textiles and life drawing that she is starting new classes.

Free Easter taster day Wednesday April 7th

Rosemary and her colleagues Chris Linacre and Susan Forbes are so confident that people will love their experience at Gallery12a that they are putting on a free taster day at Easter. Adults and children will find a host of activities to please them throughout the day, including jewellery making, textiles, painting, drawing and maybe more..

Easter Workshops

Easter will be fun and creative at Gallery12a. Tuesday will be the day you could take part in paper making in the morning for £10 or the ancient art of Batik in the afternoon also for £10 Wednesday will be a free day and Thursday will be a creative textiles day including lunch and all refreshments £40

Why not draw your pet!

Monday April 12th you will get the chance to have a go in a unique ‘draw your pet’ workshop with Rosemary Firth. Best book to avoid disappointment! Only £10 (bring a good quality photo with you—no live animals!)


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Conservative Candidate gets out and about in Tickhill Matt Stephens, the new conservative candidate for the Don Valley constituency, standing against Labour’s high profile MP Caroline Flint, is basing himself in Hatfield for the duration of the campaign – expected to end on polling day May 6th. In the last month he has been door knocking across Don Valley including in Branton and Auckley. This listening exercise has brought to light resident feelings on issues such as immigration where the message has come through loud and clear that voters feel Central Government has failed to heed their concerns over the influx of immigrants into Britain. “The sheer number of people and the different nationalities are overwhelming our public services“ he says “It’s not a racist issue – it’s a leadership issue”. “People tell me they are angry with the Leadership of this Government for not being more like the Aussies, careful of who they choose to come to the country and strong on the message that they are coming to Britain which means they will need to speak English and live within our values and culture. What makes them so disappointed is that no-one has been listening to them.” Educated at Garforth Comprehensive and Lancaster University where he studied politics and international affairs, his first task was to set up his own business in York and having seen young people at a loose end – he also set up a highly successful youth activity programme –Global York. With no background in active politics he took on the challenge of overturning an 8,000 Labour majority because he sees the seat as “winnable”. “I was so fed up with what has been happening over three Labour terms of office and things going from bad to worse, I decided it was time to stand up and be counted. On my door stepping campaign I have discovered a lot of people with the same feelings – often of outrage, feeling they have been conned – and they have promised me their support. He sees Don Valley the election as a two-horse race – “Any vote other than for me is in effect a vote for Labour. “He stresses “In this election is no place for the traditional protest vote. We have to save the country from another four years of clunking fist of top down Labour government” Twitters emails and blogs play a big part in his communications strategy – for more information visit

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OCTOGENARIAN Friday 23rd April 2010 St Mary’s Primary School, Tickhill

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Tickhill Juniors Lucky Numbers Draw Winners: March: 1st = #215 wins £50 (Under 7's) 2nd = #206 wins £30 (Under 15's) 3rd = #72 wins £20 (Under 11's) March Manager and Team of the Month - is Dickie Gregory and the Under 15's Numbers are still available for sale please contact Michael Dickinson [] Cost is £1 per month run for remainder of year from April - Dec. So £9 for the rest of year.

General Election Candidate

Edwin Simpson, a longstanding Liberal Democrat councillor, has been selected to contest the Don Valley constituency in the forthcoming General Election. Edwin, who has lived in the constituency for 44 years, has, for much of that time, been a prominent councillor on Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council. He championed the campaign that exposed the scandal at local level, to which all Doncastrians regrettably refer as 'Donnygate'. Edwin has also played a leading role in pushing forward the environmental agenda, including promoting measures to mitigate the effects of climate change, particularly the effects of flooding to which large parts of Doncaster are exposed. He has also succeeded in persuading Doncaster Council, in regard to planning development, to insist on ‘on-site’ renewable energy production on new building schemes for both housing estates and industry. Edwin is educated to Higher National Certificate in mechanical engineering. He also studied civil engineering before specialising in materials handling, principally in the coal mining industry, whilst employed as a project engineer. With the sad decline in the mining industry, Edwin decided to go it alone and became self-employed.

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DEBT It is impossible to avoid the word. The country has debts of billions of pounds, figures which are hard to imagine let alone understand. Britain is not alone; Greece has such massive debts that the drastic measures they have been forced to introduce are causing riots in the streets. Many other nations have a heavy national debt. Portsmouth Football club has debts that have driven it into Administration and certain relegation. Even the top premiership clubs all have huge debts. Manchester United makes an operating profit of £91 million but has a net debt of £716 million and pays £68 million in interest. Arsenal do better; they make a profit of £58 million but have debt of a mere £297 million. Meanwhile multi-millionaires come forward to buy prestigious football clubs for the fun of losing money and annoying the fans. Some banks seem to make huge profits, helped no doubt by the high interest rates they charge on their loans to football clubs. Others have been rescued by we humble taxpayers so that they can give obscene bonuses to undeserving employees. Lots of people seem to love debt. They stuff their wallets and purses with credit cards and store cards and use them for instant gratification of their ambitious wants - and then pay out heavy interest charges. Unless this practice is rigidly monitored and controlled, trouble can come in the form of repossession of a home or a visit to bankruptcy court. People claim that they use credit cards for major purchases because, if things go wrong, the Credit Card Company will provide compensation. Wouldn’t it be a whole lot better if compensation only came with the use of a Debit Card? There is one large debt that many people feel obliged to incur: a loan to buy their first house, called a mortgage, which commits them to interest payments for fifteen or twenty years or more. Cautious people pay off the mortgage as quickly as they can. Others take out a second mortgage for a larger property, a house extension or conservatory. Young people are incredulous or bored when old folk bang on about their early married life, seated on packing cases, sleeping on a bed handed down by helpful relatives and using a borrowed pram for the firstborn. Such austerity is not for them. Parents incur debts to pay for a wedding costing tens of thousands and a honeymoon in Hawaii. The couple return to well furnished home - largely bought on tick. The old folk who have lived with harder times, wartime austerity and utility furniture still see debt as a dangerous, contagious disease. They used to scrimp and save until they could buy with cash. Is all this debt carried by countries, companies and consumers such a good thing? Perhaps it is time for an inoculation of Prudence Vaccine to counteract what could now be a rampant pandemic. As the wise old lady said: ‘Eat it up, wear it out, make it do or do without’. Hardly likely these days! Philip Mottram

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Airport News by Clare Wilson, Environment & Community Manager Robin Hood Airport attracted the attention of aviation enthusiasts in February with the arrival of the world’s largest aircraft, the Antonov 225. Only one AN225 MRYIA (Dream) was ever built by the company ANTONOV and this giant of the skies, operated by specialist Antonov Airlines, Ukraine, landed in Doncaster to collect a generator which was urgently needed at a Power Station in Lahore, Pakistan. Paul Rodwell, Cargo Director from Peel Airports Group said: “The AN225 is the largest cargo freighter in the world and we are absolutely thrilled that it was able to land here in Yorkshire, a first for the region.” Moving from large aircraft to much smaller aircraft, the Airport is pleased to welcome the arrival of Kinch Aviation to the Airport Business Park. Kinch Aviation, run by Paul and Deborah Kinch, has relocated to Hangar 2 at Doncaster Sheffield Airport from Gamston Airport, in Nottinghamshire. Kinch Aviation maintain, service and repair corporate jets has moved in to Doncaster Sheffield Airport Business Park thanks to an upturn in business. Kinch Aviation was appointed as a Cessna Citation Authorised Service Centre in 2008 once they had completed a large investment in training, spares and tooling. The company was started in 2001 to provide high quality support to Business Aircraft in the North of England and today provides services for over 50 aircraft from across Europe and as far afield as Moscow and South Africa. Mike Morton, Airport Director said: “We are delighted to welcome Kinch Aviation to our growing network of businesses that have relocated to the airport business park. The fact that we are attracting such a high quality of businesses to Doncaster is great for the town and will no doubt have a positive impact on our business.” Kinch Aviation has grown rapidly over the last five years and now employs a local workforce of highly skilled engineers. Specialising in the Cessna Citation range of Corporate Jets Kinch employ 15 engineers and have 4 apprentices on their books at present from South Yorks and surround areas.

Following on from concerns raised by Bawtry residents at the recent Planning Committee in January, the Airport has commenced a portable noise monitoring programme in Bawtry. The programme started on the 17th February 2010 on St Martins Avenue and will move on to other locations in Bawtry throughout the year. The noise data obtained from the portable noise monitoring unit will inform residents of the exact noise exposure levels experienced at their property. Furthermore, the data will be used to review qualification for the Sound Insulation Grant Scheme offered by the Airport. For further information about noise monitoring please contact me at the Airport or email And finally, for those who have had enough of the slippery conditions and chilly winds, easyJet, the largest UK airline, has launched a massive summer seat sale, with up to 25% off flights between 19

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Tickhill Scouts

The Phoenix Explorers went to the annual Freezer Camp earlier this month. Usually the camp has no snow, is relatively warm and is anything but a freezer camp. This year it was quite different. They woke up to 4 inches of snow and experienced arctic conditions. They all came home much wiser having had a totally amazing experience. The Friday night scouts took part in the District Bowling competition. There were 58 entrants and Nathan Wall won the highest score for his age group. Both Scout troops battled it out at Quasar in Sheffield with the Friday night Scouts winning the competition. Many more inter-troop competitions are planned and it is hoped these competitions will continue to foster a healthy rivalry between both sections and ease any integration that may happen in the future. The explorer unit challenged the Maltby Explorer Unit to a dance off for the MESSY (Maltby Explorer Scouts South Yorkshire) Cup as part an ongoing series of competitions between both units. About 35 explorers turned up. They were taught various disco dancing styles by a dancing teacher from the Sir Thomas Wharton School. A competition then ensued which was judged by various members of staff from the same school. Unfortunately, despite some very vigorous and highly entertaining dancing, Maltby won. It is now Maltby’s turn to challenge the Phoenix explorers to some other activity. Phoenix went to London to attempt the Monopoly Challenge. Despite the best efforts of London Transport cancelling a serious amount of tube trains the youngsters managed to complete the challenge with time to spare. It was planned they would go into central London in the evening but, as it was raining very hard and they were all tired, no-one went and they stayed in the Youth Hostel playing Monopoly!! Once again, these young people proved that they could be taken anywhere and were a credit to their parents and themselves. Whilst we have managed to support a second scout troop, we are struggling to keep the Beaver Colony open. To make best use of the leaders we already have, it has been necessary to reduce the frequency of Beaver meetings to fortnightly. It would be really good if there were some people out there who would volunteer to offer a similar fortnightly commitment and then we could return to our weekly schedule. Gala planning continues and we are currently sourcing the main attraction for the afternoon. If you or your friends want to run a stall, organise an event on the field or enter a float in the procession please contact Pam Kitchen on 743430 to register your interest. 50| Tickhill Today


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TICKHILL BROWNIES It is sad that the Guiding unit in Tickhill was forced to close due to a shortage of adults prepared to give up a little of their time to give something back to the community. I accept that we all lead increasingly busy lives in these modern times but I live in hope that it will be possible to re-activate the Guide unit at some time in the future. The Brownie units, as was Guides, are full to bursting, and it is a pity that when they reach the age of 10 there is nothing in the Guiding movement for them to move onto, sometimes girls just like to be with girls and so Scouting is not always an option. Qualified leaders in the Brownies are also at a premium, at the moment there is me and my daughter, Katy. As Katy is currently at university she can only assist during holiday times. I am fortunate to have a number of teenagers and some parents who come to help me and I could not do without their assistance. I live in hope that when the teenagers get older they will want to become qualified leaders. We are now half way through our Guiding centenary year and we have a lot planned. Next month I will be taking the Monday Brownies away on Pack Holiday to Hesley Woods. We are in the process of planning what our scarecrow should look like for the Scarecrow festival in May. Our plans for our Gala float are well advanced, and in August a number of us will be going to FUSION at Harewood House. FUSION is part of the Girlguiding Centenary Camp and there will be representatives from around the world with many thousands of girls from all over the world in attendance. Katy and I will be staying for a Brownie Sleepover at Harewood House with 8 of the Brownies after the event. Phew! On top of this our regular weekly meetings continue, recent activities have included preparations for Mothers Day, and Easter. Girlguiding can be very rewarding, for us adults, as well as the girls, I have made friends from all over the country through various events over the years, if you are interested in ‘Lending a Hand’ as the Brownie motto says, please contact me, new leaders are always welcome. Clare Carr, Brown Owl 07780 703012

Tickhill & District W I extend An invitation to all to come to A Fashion Show in The Methodist Lounge, Northgate on 15th April, starting at 7.30 pm Fashions by Lady in Style Entrance: £5 includes refreshments and raffle

Tickhill Methodist Ladies Fellowship We are to have two meetings in April. On April 6th Robin Hawke will bring us some more of his Christian Crackers then on Tuesday April 27th. the speaker will be Mr. J. Gillingham and he will be talking about James Herriot. Both meetings will begin as usual at 2.30p.m. and all ladies will be very welcome. Marcia J Lingard [ Secretary ]

Tickhill Tennis Club. New Tennis season gets underway on Thursday 1 April, 7.00pm at Tithes Lane. Playing times are Tuesday evenings 7-9, Thursday mornings 10-12 and 7 -9 in the evenings and Sunday mornings 10-12 until the end of September. New members always welcome. For further details please ring Joyce 742058

Yorkshire Countrywomen's Association. Our March meeting was the Annual General meeting which was attended by fifty-nine members and one guest. Before the meeting our chairman Ann Woodley presented a cheque for £713 to Simon Athey for the Sheffield Children's Hospital Scanner Appeal. Ann has now relinquished the post of Chairman and Pauline Brown has taken over. After the business meeting we were entertained by Ian Clayton who was thanked by the retiring Chairman. Our next meeting will be on April 8th when the speaker, Mrs Lyn Jackson, will tell us about a Charity challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Marcia J Lingard [ Secretary ]

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Tickhill Town Council Newsletter The last month has seen a lot of tidying up of various Council matters and the following information may be useful to you: After a great deal of personal involvement with the many parishes within her remit Mrs John-Lewis has now arranged a schedule of future visits to Town/ . Parish meetings and either she or her deputy, Mr Michael Eardley, of Neighbourhood Management will visit Tickhill Town Council meetings in March, June, September and December. They do of course visit other organisations in the Town so will not be out of touch. We would like to thank them for putting so much time into Tickhill in the 18 months or so in their present positions. PC Dewsnap can visit the Town Council only when his shift pattern allows but he submits a monthly report so we know what is happening in the area. Fly–tipping and speed gun exercises have been undertaken recently and inconsiderate parking has also been tackled. The National Council of Local Authorities has recently published new Standing Orders for Local Councils and New Financial regulations which incorporate new legislation. The Council will therefore shortly be reviewing these in conjunction with their existing arrangements – although it not expected that there will be need for many changes. Councillors were hoping to have arranged a meeting with the DMBC Cabinet Member responsible for Highways and Drainage but, unfortunately, he is presently ill and there will obviously be a delay in arranging the meeting. There have been some good responses to the “Trees Appeal” mentioned in the last letter and next month I shall be able to let you have up to date figures about the sums received. Of course I am aware that some groups will respond in due course but, for anyone who has temporarily forgotten, now is the opportunity to act. YOUR COUNCILLORS ARE: Mr Ellis V Baldwin 90 Wong Lane, Tickhill DN11 9JL

Mr Nigel J Cannings 24 Vine Road, Tickhill DN11 9EP

Mr F William( Bill) Higgins 28 Lancaster Cres, Tickhill DN11 9PX

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Tickhill and District Local History Society Unfortunately the closing date for contributions to this issue of Tickhill Today is almost a week before our March meeting so we are not able to report on how people enjoyed exploring Tickhill’s archives. All we can say is that if the evening’s success anywhere near matches the hard work being put in to it then it will be a very good meeting indeed. We will report fully next month. Our February meeting was a nostalgic experience for those of us who had lived through World War II and something of a shock to those whose memories did not stretch quite so far back. Corey Garner gave a fascinating talk about rations in WW2 and showed samples of one person’s weekly ration of staple foods such as cheese, butter, meat, milk, etc. How did we survive! Corey lived through WW2 as a boy in Mexborough and was able to pepper his talk with many personal memories which were shared by many of those present. Thank you Corey for a very entertaining evening. On April 15th local history becomes very local when Roy Taylor will give a talk entitled “Taylors Tales – a history of Taylors of Tickhill”. As usual the meeting will be at 7.30PM in the Methodist Schoolroom in Northgate and visitors will be welcome. Finally, although we are a history society we follow the present day retail trend of making special offers. If you have not got round to joining the Society yet but would like to do so, now may be a good time because your initial membership will last until September 2011 and you will get next year’s membership at present prices which are £6 for adults, £5 for Concessions, and £9 for families. Junior membership is free for students in full time education.



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Mon -Male Voice Choir, Methodist School Room 7.30pm -Age Concern Day Centre, Tickhill Methodist Church. Tel: 812345 -Ballet and Tap Dancing from 4pm, Miss Burns, 310516 -Northgate Toddler & Baby Club, Methodist School Room 9.30-11.10am -Keep Fit, Wadworth Community Centre, 10.30-11.30am -Northgate Playgroup, Methodist School Room 12.30-3.00pm -Pilates with Helen Durdy, Parish Room, 6-7 & 7-8 ring 07973 384131 to book -Line Dancing, Wadworth Community Centre, 7.30-9pm Tues -Jo Jingles Music & Movement, Phoenix Theatre, Bawtry, am 01777 708748 -Northgate Playgroup, Methodist School Room 9.15-11.45am -Story Time Tickhill Library, age 2+ 2.30-3pm -Weight Watchers, Methodist Church School Room 6.30pm -Tickhill Running Club 7pm for 7.15pm Tickhill Cricket Club -Tickhill Tennis Club 7-9pm -Bums, Legs & Tums Class, Tickhill Institute, 7-8pm -Whist Drive, Castle Close Community Centre, 7.00-9.00pm Wed -Kidz Club 6-11year olds Methodist School Room 5.30-7pm -Northgate Playgroup, Methodist School Room 9.15-11.45am -Tickhill Methodist Church Pop in Centre 1.30-3.30pm Methodist Church Lounge -Pilates with Helen Durdy, Cricket Club, 6-7 & 7-8 ring 07973 384131 to book -Bingo, Wadworth Community Centre, 7-8pm -Line Dancing, Tickhill Institute, 7.30-8.30pm Beginners, 8.30-11pm Improvers -Tickhill Cricket Club Quiz Night, 9.30pm - winter only Thurs -Northgate Playgroup, Methodist School Room 12.30-3pm Toddlers 9.30-11.10am -Pilates with Helen Durdy, Parish Room, 9.30-10.30 & 10.30-11.30 ring 07973 384131 to book -Yoga with Ann Key, 9.45-11.15am and 11.30am-1pm, Pavilion. Tel: Jackie 751118 -Tickhill Tennis Club, 10am -12noon -Weightwatchers, Wadworth Community Centre, 10-11am -Darby & Joan Group, Castle Close, 2-4pm -Tickhill Surgery closed from 12.30pm -Bums, Legs & Tums Class, Tickhill Institute, 2-3pm -Tickhill Running Club 7pm for 7.15pm Tickhill Cricket Club -Tickhill Tennis Club 7-9pm -Yoga Classes, St Mary’s School, 7-8.30pm (01777 719807) -Bell Ringing Practice Night, St Mary’s church, 7.30-9.00pm (01302 743785) -Sequence Dancing, Tickhill Institute Fri -Tickhill Country Market, Tickhill Methodist Church Lounge, 10.00-11.45am -Northgate Playgroup 9.15-11.45am Toddlers/Baby 1.15-2.45pm Methodist School Room -Sequence Dancing, Methodist School Room, 8-10pm (743658) Sat -Coffee Morning, Parish Room, Tickhill, 10am-12noon -Free information sessions for people with 1 or more stone to lose, about the LighterLife weight loss programme. 4-5pm. Call Vivienne on 01302 854370 to book a place. Sun: -Methodist Church Services 10.30am & 6.00pm. Junior Church 10.30am -St Mary’s Church Services 8.00am, 10.30am and 6.00pm -Tickhill Tennis Club 10am-12noon 1st Monday Tickhill Countryside Group, Travellers Rest 7.30pm 2nd Monday Tickhill Residents Association 7.30pm Alternate Mondays, Wapentake Writers Group 2-4pm Tickhill Library, Contact Della (742894). 1st Tuesday Scout Parents Association, The Oak 8.30pm 2nd Tuesday Tickhill & District Folk Club, 8pm, Scarbrough Arms Alternate Tuesdays, Tickhill Methodist Ladies Fellowship, Methodist Church Hall, 2.15pm for 2.30pm Last Tuesday, Musicians Night, Scarbrough Arms, 8pm 1st Wednesday, Children’s Service, St Mary’s Church, 2.30pm 1st Wednesday, Tickhill & District W.I., Parish Room, 2pm (743376) 1st Wednesday, Les Francophiles de Tickhill, Parish Room, 7.30pm (750312) 1st & 3rd Wednesday, Buttercross Needleworkers, Scout HQ, 7.15pm (751808) 2nd & 4th Wednesday, Phoenix Explorer Scouts, Scout HQ 7.30-10pm 2nd Wednesday, Tickhill Pop-In Centre Lunch at 12.30 please book wk in adv Rosemary Cornish 744768 3rd Wednesday, Tickhill Pop In Centre, Over 50’s Parliament representative available 4th Wednesday, Tickhill Flower Club, Estfeld School, 7.30pm 1st & 3rd Thursday, Phoenix Explorer Scouts, Scout HQ, 9-10pm 2nd & 4th Thursday Tickhill & Bawtry Probus Club, Tickhill Cricket Club, 10.00am (742070) 2nd Thursday Yorkshire Countrywomen, Methodist School Room, 7.30pm 3rd Thursday Tickhill & District Local History Society, Methodist School Room 7.30pm Final Thursday Tickhill Horticultural Society, Methodist School Room, 7.15pm 2nd Friday Voglia d’Italia, Tithe Lane Pavilion, 7.45pm 3rd Friday Conservative Ward Councillor Advice Surgery, Tickhill Library Alternate Saturdays, Sequence Dancing, Styrrup Village Hall, 7.30-10pm. Tel: 01302 744114


3 Bunny Run, Town Fields 9.30am (see page 28) 6 Tickhill Methodist Ladies Fellowship, Christian Crackers with Robin Hawke 2.30pm 7 Tickhill Methodist Pop In Centre, History of Doncaster Minster, Debbie Price, 2pm 7 Les Francophiles de Tickhill, Greoble with Thierry Viennois, Parish Room, 7.15pm 7 Tickhill & Bawtry Probus, My Polish Experience, Rose Kataszonek, Tickhill Cricket Club, 10am 8 Yorkshire Countrywomen Assoc, Mount Kilimanjaro, Lyn Jackson, Meth Schoolroom, 7.30pm 9 Voglia d’Italia, Secrets of Pompei, Kevin Harrison, The Pavilion, 7.45pm 11 Tickhill & District Footpath Group, Roche Abbey meet at White Swan, Maltby at 1.30pm 11 Rossington Gallop (see page 28) 15 Fashion Show. Methodist Church Lounge, 7.30pm (see page 52) 15 Tickhill & District Local History Soc, Taylors Tales with Roy Taylor, Methodist Schoolroom 7pm 16 Closing Date for submissions for April Tickhill Today 17 Gala Concert at Tickhill St Mary’s Church, 7.15pm (see page 44) 22 Tickhill & Bawtry Probus, Court Room Artist, John Gilbert, Tickhill Cricket Club, 10am for 10.30 23 Tickhill Music Society, 8pm, St Mary’s School 24 Caroline Flint MP, Advice Surgery, 11.15am-12.00pm, Tickhill Library (by appointment only) 25 Tickhill & District Footpath Group, Elscar meet at Heritage Car Park at 1.30pm 27 Tickhill Methodist Ladies Fellowship, James Herriot, Mr J Gillingham, 2.30pm 27 Tickhill Town Council Meeting, The Pavilion, 7pm 27/28 Guys & Dolls, Carr-nival Academy of Theatre Skills, Doncaster Civic Theatre (see page 9) 29 Tickhill Horticultural Society, Planting for Chelsea, J Dunstan, Methodist Schoolroom, 7.30pm The April edition of Tickhill Today will be delivered from 27th March. Closing date for contributions Friday 16th April Contact Paula on 01302 744278, email: ‘Today Publications’ Magazines are created & published by local people, for local people, supporting local business. This Booklet has been compiled and published by Today Publications who are the owners of the copyright. This booklet, publica tion, images and all content information remain the copyright of the publisher and must not be copied, scanned or reproduced in a ny way or stored in any retrieval system of any nature without the written permission of the publisher. All information in this booklet is published in good faith and, whilst all reasonable care is taken to ensure the accuracy of information included in this booklet, we take no responsibility for the accuracy of statements, content or omissions within the advertise ments or for the loss arising from non-publication of any detail or advertisement.

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0114 220 2020 0800 375 675 0800 111 999 0845 124 24 24 0800 800 151 Doncaster Council Customer Services 01302 736000 Tickhill Town Council 01909 591706 Caroline Flint MP 01302 623330 Tickhill Neighbourhood Team 01302 736000 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Crime Reduction Unit 01302 385462 Citizens Advice 01302 735225 RSPCA National Cruelty Line 0300 1234999 Mayflower Animal Sanctuary 01302 711330 Alzheimer's Society Doncaster 01302 325628 Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 Tickhill St Mary’s Church 01302 742224 Tickhill Library 01302 742871 Tickhill Post Office 01302 752886 Tickhill Sports Pavilion 01302 752784 Tickhill Parish Room 07840 419763 Wadworth Community Centre 01302 852874


NHS Direct Tickhill Surgery DRI

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Tickhill Estfeld School Tickhill St Mary's School Wadworth Primary School Sir Thomas Wharton College Wilsic Road Day Nursery

01302 744275 01302 742569 01302 851451 01709 864100 01302 742629

Schools & Nurseries etc

Loversall Farm Day Nursery Northgate Pre-School

01302 311000 01302 745423

National Rail Enquiries Bus Enquires Bob’s Minibuses & Taxis

08457 484950 01709 515151 01302 746235

Buttercross Needleworkers Friends of Mill Dam Les Francophiles de Tickhill Meth. Church Pop In Centre Tickhill & Bawtry Probus Tickhill Country Market Tick. & Dist Footpath Group Tickhill & District Folk Club Tickhill & Dist. Lions Club Tickhill & District WI Tickhill Evangelical Church Tickhill Flower Club Tickhill Horticultural Society Tickhill Juniors Football Club Tickhill Local History Soc. Tickhill Male Voice Choir Tick. Meth. Ladies Fellowship Tickhill Musicians Night Tickhill Music Society Tickhill Residents Association Tickhill Running & Athletics Tickhill Scout & Guides Tickhill Tennis Club Voglia d’Italia Wapentake Writers Group Yorkshire Countrywomen

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Aerials ADI 12 ADS 9 Appliance Repairs Castle Domestic 41 Bathrooms MJM Bathrooms 7 The Ultimate Bathroom Co 63 Beauty Therapists, Salons & Clinics Lighthouse Laser 5 Penelope’s 3 Beef Products Brookfield Beef 47 Building Services Clay Lane Construction Ltd 4 Home Inspirations 51 Ricky Chesters & Scott Beadle 45 Butchers Eatons 41 Fentons 8 Cake Making Cake It 3 Carpets and Flooring Cavlan Flooring 14 Distinctive Flooring 21 J Rust & Son 59 Phil Andrews 53 Car Servicing & Repair Bodytech 22 Dave Mayes Mobile Maintenance 61 Mick Jackson & Co Ltd 7 Morebrooke 57 Tickhill Recovery 47 Chiropodist & Footcare Practitioners Angela 61 Feet First 45 Chiropractor Tickhill Chiropractic Clinic 55 Cleaning Services SP Cleaning Services 60 Computer Services Cynetix 64 ICON 39 Mat & Mouse IT Services 20 Country Market Tickhill Country Market 43 Country Stores Torne Valley Country Stores 32 Dog Grooming Tickhill Dog Groomers 43 Driving Instructor Glenn’s Driving School 53 Electrician Bereton Electrical 49 Brookfield Electrical Services 51 P R Electrical 61 Estate Agents, Property & Letting Agents Robinson Hornsby 1 3Keys Residential 23

French Polishing Ken Hempsell Funeral Services W E Pinder Garden Design & Garden Services Advanced Paving Doctor Country Gardens Green Stripe GreenThumb Lady Lavender Martin Daniels New Growth Garden Design Paul Winfindale Shades of Green Walkers Nurseries Hairdressers & Barbers Hair by Nicki The Barbers Shop, Tickhill Health & Fitness Bawtry Health & Fitness Helen Durdy Personal Trainer Metres to Miles Spirrit Health & Fitness Homeware & Gifts Homeworks Holiday Accommodation Oldcotes Self Catering Interior Design & Soft Furnishings Colourbox Design Homeworks Inspirations Joinery Andy Jackson Mick Tebbs Joinery Saffron Joinery S&J Turnbull Tickhill Joinery Kitchens & Fitted Furniture DC Interiors Sedici Leisure Centre Bircotes Lingerie Evelyn’s Den Locksmith & Security Services Forever Secure SF Repairs Media Company Purple Penguin Media Co Osteopath Bawtry Natural Health Painting & Decorating Ken Shirtliff Michael Jones Paul Winfindale S&J Turnbull Terry & Curtis Fletcher Paving GB Surfacing Pet Services Tickhill Dog Groomers Trophy Pet Foods

51 46 21 21 29 56 9 45 15 55 35 13 8 24 16 3 13 18 2 12 8 2 33 27 55 49 51 41 17 11 29 9 28 39 9 13 53 49 55 51 29 35 43 14

Pharmacy Lloyds 10 McGills Pharmacy 25 M&R Pharmacy 19 Photography Temporal Photography & Art 35 Plumbing &/or Gas Services D P Kelly Plumbing 45 James Winfrow 49 Tickhill Plumbing & Gas Services 53 Property Maintenance CPM 43 Work Sure 20 Public Houses, Cafes, Bars & Restaurants Garden Cafe Walkers Nurseries 13 White Horse, Misson 14 Recruitment & Employment Austin Banks Recruitment 12 Roofing EPG Roofing 47 PRS Roofing & Restoration 47 Torchmaster Roofing 41 Schools Sir Thomas Wharton Community College 37 Solicitors Jones & Co 31 Surfacing Contractors Sanmet 62 Travel Wilson’s coaches 41 Vet Vets4Pets 20 Website Design Cynetix 64 Will Writing Service In Home Legal 61 Windows, Conservatories, Fascias & Soffits AJ Installations 27 Wrought Ironwork MG Forgework 55

Voglia d’Italia (the Italian Society for South Yorks and North Notts) presents:

‘Secrets of Pompei’.

Kevin Harrison uses his slides to show what these excavations reveal about local life before the volcano erupted. Friday 9th April 7.45pm, Tickhill Pavilion Admission: £3 non-members Further information: 01909 481136


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Tickhill Today April 2010  

Community Magazine & Independent Directory of Businesses serving the residents of Tickhill and the surrounding villages