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Welcome to the May edition of TICKHILL TODAY. TODAY A bigger and (hopefully) better edition of TICKHILL TODAY this month with extra pages added to accommodate everything I have been asked to include. 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 and other contributors that you saw them here. The next edition will be delivered from 28th May. Please ensure that anything that you would like to be included is with me by Friday 14th May.

Best Wishes, Paula


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Tickhill Residents Association

Spring Concert at Tickhill Institute Featuring Sheffield Concert Band Saturday May 22nd 7.30pm Admission £5 Tickets available from June Havenhand 01302 743392

The Old School Rooms behind the Methodist Church, Northgate Tickhill


There will be a further sale on

The glasses (in a turquoise case) were lost on Good Friday between 3-00pm and 4-30pm. We got out of the car just below the bus stop on Sunderland Street and walked to Castlegates Cafe. If anyone has found them please ring 07784 552100

Les Francophiles de Tickhill At our April meeting we welcomed back Thierry Viennois who gave an entertaining and informative talk on his home town, Grenoble. The evening was very well attended and enjoyed by all. There is a change to our programme for 5th May. 'Members Tales' has now been replaced by Sabine Schaefer who will be speaking to us about Josephine Bonaparte, rescheduled from February when Sabine was cut off by the snow! We do hope you will come and join us for what should be a fascinating talk. Visitors are always welcome. On Wednesday 2nd June Peter and Rosemary Chappell are again kindly opening their garden to us for what is now our annual 'Boules Evening'. This leaves only our 'Bastille Celebration' in July before we have a break until October. The meetings take place in the Parish Room at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of the month. Talks are always in English but there is always a chance to speak French during the course of the evening. There is a £3 fee for visitors. For further information, please contact Mike Scragg : 750312 6| Tickhill Today

Saturday 8th May 10.00am – 3.00pm

Come and Grab a BARGAIN!!! Refreshments Available Admission Free Saturday 19th June 2010

TABLE HIRE £5.00 For table hire please ring Maria 07771 570426

Tickhill Horticultural Society Our March speaker Colin Shaw admitted at the start of his talk that he did not grow flowers unless they were edible and then proceeded to demonstrate that there was little he did not know about edible plants, vegetables & herbs. His theme ‘Small food gardens and container gardening’ had generated a lot of interest and Colin provided sound advice on suitable crops for very small areas, pots and tubs and how to grow them. For those wanting more information visit – Next Meeting Thursday 27th May in the Methodist Church Schoolroom, starting at 7.15pm Speaker – Anita Johnson from DMBC who will update us on ‘Bloom in Doncaster’ As in previous years Ken Smith will also be present to answer any gardening questions and to supply top quality geraniums and a range of plants for containers and bedding. Visitors welcome - £2 per meeting.

Tickhill Pop In Centre On 5th May, we are to have a visit from David Smith who is the Blue Watch Manager at Maltby Fire Station. Anyone is welcome to come and listen to his talk. There is no charge and refreshments are provided. 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. Transport is available within Tickhill, for more details ring Rosemary Cornish on 744768

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FREE HEALTH CHECKS TICKHILL RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION has made arrangements for free health checks to be conducted for people between the ages of 40 and 74. The health check includes:  INSTANT CHOLESTEROL & BLOOD SUGAR RESULTS  BLOOD PRESSURE  BMI  FAMILY HISTORY  CARDIOVASCULAR RISK SCORE All checks are completely free & confidential. The service is provided by Doncaster PCT and a nurse will be available to carry out the checks at the Parish Room on Saturday 15 May 2010 between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm. Further details will be displayed on the Parish Room Notice Boards which will be open for the usual coffee morning. Tickhill Residents’ Association would like to thank all concerned at the Parish Room for the use of the facilities.

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Hot on your heels….

Just over a month ago the dreaded Achilles heel was on everyone’s lips as it ended David Beckham’s hopes of competing in what would surely be his final World Cup. Suffering an Achilles rupture, Beckham is ruled out of play for 3 months as he rehabilitates the injury. So, what predisposes someone to Achilles rupture? The Achilles is the largest tendon in the body. Withstanding loads of up to 12 times body weight, the Achilles is the strongest and most powerful tendon, yet incorrect footwear, poor training techniques, and muscle imbalances all contribute to its downfall. Achilles pain should never be over-looked. It is important to seek advice early as symptoms can be easily treated and a rupture may be prevented. Achilles tendinopathy is common in middle-aged athletes and those increasing their activity levels dramatically. Symptoms to look out for include stiffness within the tendon following activity, progressing to soreness first thing in the morning and a gradual onset of activity limiting pain. Treatment may include ice, anti-inflammatories, ultrasound and physiotherapy. Locating the cause of the problem is key to resolution.

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Staying in is the new going out with Jamie at Home Spring forward into summer and bring some fun back into your home. Get your friends and family together for a Jamie at Home party and share with them the gorgeous, designer-led Jme collection of kitchen and dinnerware. And don’t forget as a Host you will receive 15% of party sales to spend on Jme products and earn Host points yourself. Also for any parties booked with me during May, there will be an additional gift from the catalogue to the value of £10! Share in Jamie’s passion for getting people in the kitchen and book your Jamie at Home party today by calling Nicola Green on 07967 272870 or email

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The Benefits of Exercise during Pregnancy By Bawtry Health & Fitness Studio

Louise from Tickhill asks: ‘How do I exercise during pregnancy?’ Regular, gentle exercise can be a great help during your pregnancy and the fitter you are the better you'll be at coping with the demands of a new born baby. Stretching and toning exercises such as Yoga and Pilates can help keep your body flexible and ready for labour. Plus, anything that gets your heart going is good for you and your baby's health as it pumps oxygen, blood and vital nutrients more efficiently around the body and to the womb. Unless you've been advised by your GP or midwife not to do any activity then it's a good idea to do something you enjoy. Of course, you have to be sensible and not push yourself too hard and keep away from those contact sports! Need running advice? Tel 01427 872323 Need a Physio? Or local gym? Tel 01302 711152

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Tickhill St Mary’s C of E Primary and Nursery School

Keep Tickhill Tidy Tickhill Together have been promoting keeping our lovely village clean and tidy. The children at St Mary’s were asked to produce some posters that will be put up around the village as part of the campaign to act as a reminder not to drop litter and clean up after dogs. The winner was Lucy Baker who received an Easter egg donated by the mayor’s wife and the nine runners up received a cream egg each. Well done to everyone for some imaginative and colourful designs! Extended schools – Multi skilled Martial Arts Extended schools provide the children with an opportunity to try an activity they may not otherwise experience, as well as providing them with some fun exercise. For the last couple of years Andy Crittenden, a master instructor with 22 years experience, has been coming in to school to do multi skilled martial arts with the children. This improves their self confidence, self discipline, fitness and concentration as well as teaching them to work as a team. Andy has his own martial arts centre and for more information call 01302 858335. Katarina Martin, School Secretary Tickhill St Mary’s

Specialist in Business and Enterprise Tait Avenue Edlington Doncaster DN12 1HH Tel: 01709 864100 Fax: 01709 770026 Email: Headteacher: Mrs Mary McCorry Deputy Headteacher: Mr K Binks, Mr K Grum

MARCH - A busy month for the Business and Enterprise Centre (BEC) The Business and Enterprise Centre at Sir Thomas Wharton had a busy month in March as it continued to embed the specialism across the school Activities included: World Book Day where there were quizzes and games as well as book vouchers for students.  Break and Lunchtime sessions for students preparing for their Work Experience in July  Study support for students in the Homework Club twice a week.  The BEC was open for Y9 options evening to explain the Vocational Studies programme and the support available to students from the BEC.  The BEC organised and supported Y10 students during a visit to Doncaster College where students gained an insight into the curriculum for the Hair and Beauty Diploma.  The BEC took Y10 and Y11 students to Bentley Training Centre where they observed the training given to those doing brickwork and joinery.

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Sports Relief 2010 The Result‌.. On Friday 21st March a grand total of £890 was raised for Sports Relief 2010. Held at Bircotes Leisure Centre, local community and Serlby Park students participated in numerous sports including run/walk a mile, 12 hour 5-a-side football marathon, sponsored row, sweepstake, tombola and name the bear.

Joyce raising money on the tombola stall

Organiser and gym instructor at the centre, Joyce Bell would like to take the opportunity to thank everybody who took part and donated towards this excellent cause. The main core of the football players including Gavin Simmonite who help organise

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TICKHILL RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION ROBIN HOOD AIRPORT Clare Wilson, Environment and Community Manager, for Robin Hood Airport, spoke about the development of the airport at our March meeting. The civil airport opened in April 2005, with a terminal designed to accommodate over 3m. passengers and capable of expansion in the future. Currently about 1m. passengers use the airport each year. Doncaster is a major transport hub, with about 1.75m people living within a 45-minute drive from the airport and a half-hour bus ride from Doncaster Station. An Aviation Academy has now been established on the site and one hanger is used as a ‘one stop aviation shop’ for forms of maintenance. There is considerable potential for the development of air freight. Clare told us that noise is the major area of complaints. Their ‘quiet operations policy’ aims to have as much movement north to and from the airport as possible as less people are affected but weather conditions determine the route taken. They are currently seeking a relaxation of night flying restrictions to assist freight movements. Routes should be confined within a 3km band, so aircraft should fly between Tickhill and Harworth, rather than directly over either settlement. Airlines are rather a fragile economy and do abandon routes at short notice. However, the airport is negotiating for new routes all the time and hopes to have long-haul destinations in 2012. An interesting discussion followed. These are some of the points which emerged:  Road traffic is not an issue with residents; local roads at present can easily cope with airport traffic.  Noise is a concern, especially at night; there are fears that this will build up and we would like the airport to take a firmer line with those who break its code (which apparently only applies to outgoing flights)  Almost all flights currently take tourists out of Britain; the airport is working with businesses in the Sheffield area in an effort to find ways to accommodate and develop business travel.  Pollution from aircraft (as from other forms of transport) raises health concerns. Clare presented a positive picture and the Robin Hood Airport Masterplan is an ambitious document but I think we all realized that there are many uncertainties in the years ahead. REMINDER – Please look at our advertisement for the excellent entertainment to be provided by the Sheffield Concert Band at the Institute on Saturday 22 May from 7.30 to 10.00 p.m., tickets £5 from June Havenhand (telephone 743392) John Hoare

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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.

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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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I William Shaw, pledge that if you put your faith in UKIP and give me your vote I will do all in my power to solve problems that affect you day to day. Things such as jobs, crime, adult and child services all need improving in our area. Got a question for me? Email: Tel: 07866 604208

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29th, 30th & 31st May At Hayfield Lakes, Auckley DN9 3NP Supporting Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Attractions: Interplay perform jazz favourites, original compositions and Latin and American grooves in a lively and accessible way. Their gigs frequently involve audience participation such as the distribution of hand percussion around the room, and dancing is always encouraged!

Oldcotes Village Hall Saturday 22 May at 7.30pm Tickets £7.50 - 01302 752515 Bar & Raffle, Table Seating A fund raising event in aid of The Alzheimer's Society

HOME LIBRARY SERVICE The Home Library Service provides a free library service direct to the homes of those who are unable to visit their local library. The service is provided by Doncaster Library and Information Services and is based at the Central Library in Waterdale. If you are elderly, disabled, have an illness that prevents you from visiting a library, or are a carer, you may be eligible. Borrowers may receive the service long term or on a temporary basis, depending on need Visits are made by library staff to each reader’s home on a regular three weekly basis. We offer an extensive range of • Fiction and non fiction books • Large Print Books • Books in alternative languages • Talking Books on Cassette, CD or MP3CD • DVDs • Jigsaws For further information please contact the Home Library Service Telephone: (01302) 734304 Email: Or ask at your local library or Customer Service Centre

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50/50 Auction Saturday, 22nd May 2010 Money raised from successful bids will be split 50/50 (50% to owner of item and 50% to Community Centre funds). Please ring Ruth on 854626 or Maureen on 852874 for further details. Closing date for items is Thursday, 20th May at 3.00 pm. Doors open at 1.00 pm to view. Auction starts 2.00 pm. Entrance fee £1.00 (children under 16 free). Refreshments available. Turn your unwanted items into cash and come along to enjoy the fun!

Stafforce Recruitment’s 4th Annual Charity Day. Sunday June 6th 2010 At Hayfield Lakes, Auckley Supporting; Phase Worldwide (founder Marie Cragg) Help for Heroes Mayflower Animal Sanctuary Featuring: Fun Dog Show Vintage Car Show Football Coaching (with Doncaster Rovers) Stalls and Sideshows Charity Fishing Match Raffle

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Keeping Tickhill Tidy Have you noticed in the amount of litter around? With all the time that’s been put in by kind volunteers in addition to DMBC’s work we know that Tickhill is tidier. But for how long? Only as long as folk stop dropping litter. Please do all you can to spread the message. A message from the litter pickers to dog owners —please pick up, and, having done so, please dispose of the bag in a bin. John Marsden, Chair, Tickhill Together

Tickhill Cricket Club Millennium Knock Out Competition The twelfth season of the 8-a-side knock-out competition will start on Monday 10th May at 6.30pm. This year Gary Frobisher has entered a new team, The Carpenters Arms Football Club to make a total of ten teams. By the time you read this the draw will have taken place at the Cricket Club and fixture details will be available in the various licensed premises. The Cricket Club bar will be open from 6.30pm for each Monday match. Come and enjoy an evening watching teams made up of a mix of regular and not very regular players!

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SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL of DONCASTER What a lovely evening was enjoyed by members and friends of the above association on the 13th March at the Doncaster Golf Club, when President Connie hosted the celebration of their 60th Charter Dinner, their Diamond Jubilee 1950-2010 One of the members made the cake representing many of the fund-raising or service events that the Club has undertaken. Soroptimist International work throughout the world working to improve human rights, the status of women, social justice and empowerment through economic independence and greater participation in decision making at all levels of society. The next major fund-raising event is a Concert at The Minster, St George’s Church, Doncaster on the 27th May 2010,at 7.30pm This will be in aid of Project Sierra, an International Project to bring practical help, food and education to women and children in that region. May we encourage you to join us, learn more about the Association and the Sierra Project whilst enjoying a glass of wine and listening to fine choirs, soloists and orchestral music. You can pay at the door and £5 will guarantee you an enjoyable evening, proceeds going to support the project. Val Mullins Get together is a really fun way to raise money and can be as big or as small as you like – whatever the idea, we’ve got the tools to inspire and help you. Why not Get dunking with a coffee (and biscuits!) morning, Get doing and organise a sponsored activity, Get dancing and keep your toes tapping or Get dressing with a fashion show, dress up (or down!) day? The money you raise could help us to transform the lives of thousands of blind and partially sighted people, like Bev Muldoon, a busy mum of five, whose guide dog Fifi has changed her world. It costs Guide Dogs £10 a day to support each guide dog partnership and there are currently over 4,500 guide dog owners in the UK, so every penny you raise is vital and could go towards helping someone living in your local community. Our new Get together fundraising pack is available free of charge. It’s packed full of practical information, how-to guides, posters and invites and will give you a real head start for organising a successful fundraising event. For more information or to order a fundraising pack, either fill in the form on the enclosed leaflet, register online at call 0870 600 2323 or email Thank you and I hope you enjoy your Get together!



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TICKHILL U17's PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS, AGAIN! Tickhill Juniors U17's have won back to back premier league championships, their 5th trophy in 6 years, in their last season representing Tickhill Juniors Football Club. Their trophy collection includes 2 league cups and 3 premier league titles, last season they won the U16's premier league title with 3 games left and this season, being unbeaten in the league, they beat Mexborough 4-2 on Sunday March 21st to go to 41 points, 16 clear of 2nd placed Rossington with 3 games left to play L-R: Jack Taylor, top scorer, Gary Evans, Manager and the team has also not had a player cauand Connor Evans, team captain with the trophy tioned throughout the season, in fact since they were formed at U7'S. Team captain, Connor Evans, will collected the U17 Premier League trophy on Sunday April 11th after the U17 Cup Final and it is being proudly displayed in Eatons window. Coach and Manager Gary Evans who has worked with the team since U7's will now hang up his boots and retire from Tickhill Juniors, he spoke of his pride in the teams achievements in particular the style of football they play and their exemplary discipline record.

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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TICKHILL BROWNIES Taking Brownies away for a weekend is always planned with excitement and approached with some trepidation. To keep eighteen girls, occupied, well fed, and happy for a weekend, without them being aware they are being organised is no mean feat. The ‘file’ is never far from my side for some months before we go, making sure all the relevant paperwork is filled in and approved, consent and health forms from the girls, approval from Girlguiding NE that all the adults going are CRB checked and able to go. But on the fun side, preparing a program of activities, working out what badges the girls will achieve, and planning a menu they can help to prepare as well as eat, more than makes up for the formalities. This time, due to a shortage of time, we bought our food online, we were given a slot of two hours and I must admit one hour into that slot, I was wondering if the van was going to arrive at what is essentially a hut in the middle of a wood, but they did, and everything arrived that we had ordered. Another lesson learned by me, and a service I will certainly use in the future. We were blessed with marvellous weather, another bonus, and we spent a lot of time outside, we had a barbeque on Saturday and the girls were introduced to ‘Mars bar bananas’, they look disgusting, but taste fantastic, and are definitely a Scouting/Guiding experience. We ate outside and enjoyed our own campfire sing-song. We were treated to a show on Saturday night with the girls singing songs in their pyjamas, before their hot chocolate and bed time story. By 3.30pm on Sunday everyone was packed and ready to go. They go home without a backward glance, and I wonder, did they enjoy themselves? But I am always informed by parents that most of them are asleep before they get to the M1 on the way home, a sure sign that they had a good time. My thanks go to Mo and to Wendy who spent most of the weekend in the kitchen, to Katy who introduced me to Tesco online, and did most of the work on the activities, and to Lynsey and Samantha who acted as big sisters to the girls. A Brownie pack holiday can sometimes feel like hard work, but who am I kidding? I think I enjoy it more than the girls, so my best thanks go to the Brownies who make it possible. If you would like to help with Brownies, please contact me. Clare Carr 07780 703012 50| Tickhill Today

Tickhill Methodist Ladies' Fellowship. All ladies are warmly invited to join us for our Annual Service which will be held at 10.30a.m. on Sunday May 2nd. in the Methodist Church. The Service will be led by Rev. Christine Hawke but several of our own ladies will be taking part. We have two ordinary meetings in May. On Tuesday May 11th. the speaker will be Mr. T. Ring who is going to give us an update on the work of UNICEF. Then on May 25th. we are to have a talk about the History of Holidays from Mrs. P. Flinders. As usual these meetings will start at 2.30p.m. Marcia J Lingard [ Secretary ]

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‘Italian National Cinema’. The ever popular Alan O’Leary returns to tell us more about the Italian Cinema. Friday 7th May 7.45pm, Tickhill Pavilion, Tickhill Admission: £3 non-members Further information: 01909 481136 Yorkshire Countrywomen's Association. At our meeting on April 8th, our Chairman, Mrs. Pauline Brown, welcomed sixty-one members to an illustrated talk by Mrs. Lyn Jackson about a charity climb up Mount Kilimanjaro. Our next meeting will be on May 13th. when Mr. Neil McGregor will talk about the "Fine Art collection of Doncaster." Additionally this month we are holding a Beetle Drive on Wednesday May 26th at 7.30p.m. in the Parish Rooms to raise money for this year's Charity which is to be decided at our may meeting. Marcia J Lingard [ Secretary ]

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TWO VIEWS. The first glossy magazine to pop through my letterbox some time ago was EASTSIDE published by the Regional Magazine Co. More recently this has been joined by PROFILE published by South Yorkshire Newspapers and the quarterly SOCIETY published by Society Lifestyle and Leisure. All these magazines are very stylish productions. They are printed on fine art paper and are delivered free. They use attractive typography for lively articles illustrated with colour pictures by some talented photographers. The front covers very often feature glamorous women models who, in the established tradition of our freewheeling society, are not always fully clothed! These are all unashamedly advertising publications, and the adverts must be expensive to cover the quality production costs and free delivery. They must be aimed at the top, monied people of society rather than old geezers like me. There is a strong slant towards women, with a lot on clothes, fashion, beauty treatments, slimming, weddings, modern kitchens and bathrooms. Eating out features prominently and places of interest in the area are promoted. Holidays get an airing at the right time of year; places like the Seychelles, Dubai and the Grand Canyon. The men are not forgotten but the cars promoted are often expensive; I’ve seen a snip of a Jaguar at £30,000 and a Maserati of Italian chic at almost £100,000. These magazines paint a positive, thriving and prosperous image of Doncaster, probably designed to encourage optimistic, spend your money and feel-good aspirations. There is also a quite different picture. In a national newspaper recently I read of a movement to have the name of the town changed to Danum in an attempt to mask the less savoury reputation that Doncaster has earned for itself. After only a short period in post yet another top Council executive has resigned (with a handsome handout, of course). There has been a meltdown in Social Services following alarming deaths of children on the high risk register. There has been outrage and strong national scrutiny after horrific attacks by two small boys in Edlington. There is a high teenage pregnancy rate. Doncaster has been labelled by the Government as an anti-social hot spot. Internal Council wranglings do not inspire confidence. These two very opposite views are the extremes. Fortunately there are also the in-betweeners. the ordinary middle of the road folk who work hard for a modest living, look after an ailing relative, encourage and foster the development of their children and help with voluntary activities. They spend a bit, save a bit, help each other a bit, live decent unspectacular lives without getting their names in the papers, finances in debt or kids in police custody. And perhaps they dream a little of better things. Society would be a whole lot poorer without them. Philip Mottram


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Mayflower Animal Sanctuary

Spring is well and truly with us and the sanctuary is bursting with colour. All the buds are out on the trees and the daffodils are looking pretty. Isn't it amazing when everything looks so different when the sun shines. Even the dogs look happier. We have recently had a member of the public bring an 8 month old puppy to us with very abnormal front legs which she is unable to walk on for more than a few steps. She is a beautiful girl called Belle. We are in the process of asking specialist vets to look at her and confirm whether anything can be done to help this lovely puppy. We will update you with this story next month. You will be able to see photos of her on the website shortly. We are in desperate need of more funds for the charity in order that we can help more dogs like Belle. Vets bills are always a constant worry and we will be making a special appeal for donations specifically for her. Last month I talked about Zena the Rotti who came to us when her 9 puppies were 1 day old. Well they are doing really well and she is a brilliant mum even though she is a young dog herself. We have been lucky enough to have a lady come forward to volunteer at our shop in Manton for 2/3 days this means that we can be open for most of the week which is a real bonus. So a big thank you and we hope you enjoy volunteering for us. A big thank you too for the other ladies that have kept the shop running throughout the winter months. Our fund raising events calendar is overflowing at the moment, so again we are looking for volunteers to help. Whether it is on stalls at some events, or rattling buckets on street corners, or if you are a good organiser maybe you could get even more involved. One fund raiser which we all love is the Mayflower Sanctuary Summer Ball which takes place at The Olde Bell Hotel, Barnby Moor, on the 19th June tickets are ÂŁ35 each, its a fabulous venue with 4 course dinner and dancing and disco. Trax fm will be there too. Not forgetting the auction, there are some really wonderful prizes. Why not come along and support us we need to capitalise on this particular event and make it a night to remember. If you would like tickets please call me on 07840203688 I will be happy to reserve them for you. Another event that must not be missed is The Staff Force Charity Day at Hayfield Lakes Finningley on the 6th June. This is a brilliant day out and will be supporting not only our Sanctuary but Help for Heroes and Phase Worldwide Charity. There will be a fishing match that will go on throughout the day, we will be organising a fun dog show. There is also football coaching for all you budding Beckhams. Vintage car show and side stalls. There will be special guests from the British Army / Ghurkhas and the Army logistic team will be there setting up equipment on site for public viewing. Please come along for a good day out and join in the fun, all for a good cause. (don't forget to bring your dogs along and enter them into the dog show ) There are numerous beautiful cats and dogs in our Sanctuary waiting for their forever loving homes. If you are looking for a pet please either call us or come for a look around our Sanctuary, we will be happy to help you make the right choice. You can take a dog into our paddock to establish if you and your chosen dog get along. We will then carry out a home visit to check that your fence is of the correct height, and that you have chosen a suitable dog for your life style .We will look forward to seeing you soon. If anyone would like any further information on our Sanctuary please visit our website or call 01302711330 or 07840203688 we will be happy to help

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Helen Ashton Appeal Thank you Millstone Pub As one of our regular and loyal supporters yet again the Millstone public House has come up trumps. In the Bar they have created a bookcase for customers to select from and hopefully bring back and resell excellent quality books for Helen’s Appeal for a small donation . Hopefully customers will support the Millstone by buying the books and raising money to find a cure to beat cancer . One of the generous gestures they also make is a meal voucher to the value of £100 each year to auction at the annual Winter Ball and thanks to the Richardsons who manage to outbid everyone each year lots of money has been raised due to their generosity! Helens Winter Ball We have a winter ball again this year at the Mount Pleasant Hotel Bawtry on the evening of the 3rd of December book early as tables go fast! Time to glam up and have some fun its a great evening of good food ,good company and entertainment for the price of £50 inc 3 course meal, drink on arrival and wine with your meal. As some of my loyal stall customers will see the sun is out and so is the stall , stop and have a look don't be shy every penny counts and makes a big difference . Thank you for all of your support in keeping Helens appeal going and being so successful.

Tickhill Scouts I’m very pleased to report that the heating system in the Scout and Guide HQ is now working again. I would like to thank all those users who kept faith with us and put up with barely adequate temporary heating throughout the cold weather. One lesson we have learnt is not to have your heating system serviced in winter. We should have known that the system would be condemned during one of the coldest winters for a long time. Never mind, the repair, which was going to be mind numbingly expensive, was considerably less costly once the contractor had fully examined the complete system. We can now consider further improvements to the headquarters. This will start with repainting internally. The Community Payback Team that provides a labour force from young offenders will do the work. All we need to do is provide materials. The whole Scout Group attended the annual St George’s Day Parade in Doncaster on April 25th. It makes me smile to hear that not enough is made of St George’s Day by England. Over the past 40 years that I have been involved in Scouting and probably a considerable number of years before, the Scout Movement has celebrated St George as its patron saint. This has been marked by local and national parades of scouting members held throughout the whole country. The flag of St George has been proudly flown and many thousands of young people have gathered together in churches, community centres, sports grounds or campsites to celebrate the day and re-affirm their promise and law. We now hear that there is a desire to create an obligation for young people to do compulsory voluntary work. Not quite sure how voluntary and compulsory can be applied in the same sentance – but then again I am not a politician. Now there is a move to encourage all adults to volunteer!! Good luck to those out of touch politicians who write such drivel. If it were so easy to get adult volunteers, organisations such as Scouting, Boys Brigade, Guiding, and any other organisation that depends on voluntary help would not be struggling to exist currently. There are plenty of youngsters wanting to join such organisations but without the adult support then it cannot happen. Talking of which, we would dearly like to double the size of our Beaver Colony and increase the frequency of meeting but we need some more adults who are prepared to put in the time and effort to make this a reality. If you think you can help please let me know – you will not be on your own and you will be fulfilling the wishes of every political party – don’t let that put you off – we will still be here when everyone has forgotten the sound bites of the upcoming election. Bob Kitchen

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The funeral of MRS ANNIE HILTON of 43 Beech Avenue, Tickhill Will take place on Friday 7th May at 2pm St Mary’s Church, Tickhill And afterwards for a cup of tea in the Parish Room Family flowers only Donations to charity tbc

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Brookfield Hello Tickhill, I am wanting to find out more about my Brookfield family connections in Tickhill. I wondered if any readers of Tickhill Today would be able to help. My nana - Miss Kathleen Brookfield that was, (married Frank Allen) her parents were Thomas Henry Brookfield and Harriet Smith, she had 10 other siblings including 2 brothers named Thomas Edward Brookfield and Philip Brookfield. Anyone with any information can contact me on 07813 209 087 Thank you in anticipation Sharon Fitchett (nee Brookfield-Allen)

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Tickhill Town Council Newsletter It is disappointing to have to report that the proposed meeting with Borough Councillor Walker, Cabinet Member for “Highways” at DMBC to discuss Drainage/ Highways matters had to be postponed this week. A new date has still to be arranged. Most Councillors attended a formal briefing session and inspection at Robin Hood Airport earlier in the month and were impressed with the facilities they were shown – many of which are not normally available to members of the public.


Fly–tipping remains a problem in the area and has the full attention of the Neighbourhood Management team. The team have seen through the completion of the improved children’s play area at St Mary’s Road, organised the “Get Walking” initiative last month and have continued the scheduled community litter picks this month. They have also been involved in the production of a new system at the Mill Dam for operation of the sluice gate. Councillors have agreed that the Union Flag will in future be flown on National Armed Forces Day (26th June this year). It was felt appropriate that this be a simple gesture of thanks and recognition of the work done by them There has been a very good response to the “Tree Appeal” and, so far, approximately £3000 of the £4400 cost to the Council has been donated. Councillors are very appreciative of these generous gifts, which have all been acknowledged. Of course it will be a few years before the trees are planted, when there will be a formal reception and a dedication stone planted showing the names of all the donors. Looking back at my previous notes on this subject, I apologise to the Ward Councillors for neglecting to publicise their agreement to the transfer of funds which they had originally provided three years ago (when it was thought that they might be spent on the Mill Field) as the balance of the funds required for tree purchase. 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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A photograph from Tickhill and District Local History Society’s Collection Further photographs can be viewed on

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Tickhill and District Local History Society Meetings. Our archive evening in March proved a great success, so much so, that we have decided to hold another one, displaying a much wider range of material in May next year. Thanks are due to Bassetlaw Museum, Doncaster Archives and Brian Elliot Books who contributed to the displays, also to Lesley Nicholson and her team who co-ordinated the event and the ladies who provided refreshments throughout the evening. In April Roy Taylor gave a fascinating talk entitled a “A Taylor’s Tale” in which he skilfully wove together the threads of Tickhill’s development in the 20 th century, his own family history and the growth of the family grocery business in the Market Place since it opened in 1946. He showed many of the original hand written accounts, bills from suppliers and other interesting documents. Roy donated his fee to the “Making a Difference” campaign currently being run by Taylors in support of local groups. Visits. We have two summer evening visits organised. On June 10th we are going by coach to Gainsborough Old Hall. Cost will be £13 per head inclusive a (rather late!) cream tea. On July 8th we are going, also by coach, to Mrs Smith’s cottage at Navenby with an optional Pie and Peas supper at the Millstone on our return. Cost will be £11 without the supper or £16.50 with. For both visits you must have booked at or before our meeting on May 20 th. If you are not able to be at that meeting ring Dorothy Bradley on 752429 or David Walters on 742918 to make a booking. Next meeting. On Thursday 20th May, Rosemary Preece will talk on “A woman’s role in the mining industry”. The meeting will as usual be in the Methodist Schoolroom and will start at 7.30PM.

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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 -Pilates with Helen Durdy, Parish Room, 9.30-10.30 ring 07973 384131 to book -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


1 Scarecrow Festival (see below) 5 Tickhill Methodist Pop In Centre, David Smith Maltby Fire Station, 2pm 5 Les Francophiles de Tickhill, Parish Room, 7.30pm (see page 6) 6 Lions Concert in St Georges Minster (see page 38) 7 Voglia d’Italia, The Pavilion, 7.45pm (see page 50) 8 Table Top Sale, Methodist Schoolroom (see page 6) 10 Tickhill & District Footpath Group, Harworth meet at Buttercross at 7pm 11 Tickhill Methodist Ladies Fellowship, 2.30pm (see page 50) 12 Tickhill Flower club Coffee Morning Argyle House 13 Tickhill & Bawtry Probus, “Pennine Journey” by Stephen Gay, Tickhill Cricket Club, 10am 13 Yorkshire Countrywomen Assoc, Meth Schoolroom, 7.30pm (see page 50) 14 Closing Date for submissions for April Tickhill Today 14 South Yorkshire Police Male Voice Choir Concert (see page 58) 15 Health Checks in Parish Room (see page 10) 15 Caroline Flint MP, Advice Surgery, 11.15am-12.00pm, Tickhill Library (by appointment only) 15-22 Blythe Spirit, Phoenix Theatre, Bawtry (see page 48) 16 Off TRAC 10mile run (see page 62) 17 Tickhill & District Footpath Group, Anston meet at South Anston Church at 7pm 19 Tickhill Flower Club, Colour at my fingertips, Pat Billings, Estfeld school 7.30pm 20 Tickhill & District Local History Soc, Methodist Schoolroom 7pm (see page 63) 21 Tickhill Juniors Golf Day (see page 42) 22 Wadworth Community Centre, 50/50 auction (see page 44) 22 North Notts Chamber Choir, St Mary’s Church Tickhill (see page 44) 22 Interplay in Concert Oldcotes Village Hall (see page 42) 22 TRA Spring Concert, Tickhill Institute (see page 6) 24 Tickhill & District Footpath Group, Stainton meet at Buttercross at 7pm 25 Tickhill Methodist Ladies Fellowship, 2.30pm (see page 50) 25 Tickhill Town Council Meeting, The Pavilion, 7pm 27 Tickhill & Bawtry Probus. Panama Canal – History and Construction, Tickhill Cricket Club, 10am 27 Tickhill Horticultural Society, Methodist Schoolroom, 7.30pm (see page 6) 29-31 Vintage Vehicle Show, Hayfield Lakes, Auckley (see page 42) The June edition of Tickhill Today will be delivered from 28th May. Closing date for contributions Friday 14th May Contact Paula on 01302 744278, email:

TICKHILL BOWLING CLUB Home Fixture List For May 2010 Wed 5th. Tickhill (Over 60s Doubles ) V Bawtry "A" (2pm) Thurs 6th. Tickhill (Mid-week Singles) V Yorkshire Main "C" (6:30pm) Mon 10th. Tickhill (Over 60s Singles) V Parklands "A" (2pm) Wed 26th.Tickhill (Over 60s Doubles) V Eden Grove Peglers (2pm) Thurs 27th.Tickhill (Mid-week Singles) V Parklands "C" ( 6:30pm) Tues. June 1st.Tickhill (Mid-week Doubles) V Eden Grove Peglers (6:30pm) Mon. June 7th. Tickhill (over 60s Singles) V Yorkshire Main "A" (2:00pm) These matches are Doncaster League Matches, & will be played on the bowling green in Tithes Lane. Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks, are available at a modest charge. Tickhill Today

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Police Station (non urgent) Electricity - Emergency Gas - Emergency Yorkshire Water BT Faultline

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

0845 46 47 01302 742503 01302 366666

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

751808 / 742550 01302 750638 01302 750312 01302 744768 01302 742070 01302 742323 01302 745533 01302 744941 01302 742843 01302 743376 01302 743995 01302 751118 01302 742427 07940 924600 01302 742918 01302 743468 01302 745495 01302 744941 01302 742448 01302 751787 07920 589176 01302 743430 01302 742058 01302 721672 01302 745212 01302 744338


Groups & Societies

TICKHILL PLUMBING & GAS SERVICES Installation, Servicing & Repairs, Boiler, Fire & Cooker Installations, Gas Safety Checks, Bathrooms Fitted.

Ring Dave Bradshaw 01302 752611 or 07760 285005

Ken Shirtliff Interior & Exterior Painter and Decorator

Est. 1982

CONSULT THE EXPERTS 31 The Oval, Tickhill

01302 745799

Ex British Gas Gas Safe Registered

Dave Mayes Mobile Mechanic

Service & Repair Specialist with 10 years Experience

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Fully Qualified/Insured

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Diagnostic equipment available

Mobile tyre fitting service MOT’s Expertise in every Make and Model of Vehicle

PAUL’S Handyman Services Decorating

Interior & Exterior Odd jobs All Types No Job Too Small


Lawn Cutting & General Maintenance

All work carried out on site Low prices High standard No Job Too Small Genuine Parts Used

Tel : 01302 746399 Mob: 07921186811

Call Paul Winfindale on 01709 558235

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Aerials ADI ADS Appliance Repairs Castle Domestic Bathrooms The Ultimate Bathroom Co Beauty Therapists, Salons & Clinics Courtyard Beauty Crush Le Sept Lighthouse Laser Penelope’s True Reflections Beef Products Brookfield Beef Building Services Carl Smithard Home Inspirations Butchers Eatons Fentons Cake Making Cake It Carpets and Flooring Cavlan Flooring Distinctive Flooring J Rust & Son Phil Andrews Car Servicing & Repair Bodytech Dave Mayes Mobile Maintenance Mick Jackson & Co Ltd Morebrooke Tickhill Recovery Children’s Activities Jo Jingles Children’s Day Nursery Leaps and Bounds Chiropodist & Footcare Practitioners Feet First Chiropractor Tickhill Chiropractic Clinic Cleaning Services SP Cleaning Services Computer Services Cynetix ICON Mat & Mouse IT Services Country Market Tickhill Country Market Country Stores Torne Valley Country Stores Cloth Recycling Ed’s Cloth Recycling Dog Grooming Tickhill Dog Groomers Driving Instructor Glenn’s Driving School Electrician Bereton Electrical Brookfield Electrical Services

40 59 40 71 24 26 11 7 8 4 57 51 51 49 49 4 28 27 66 4 68 67 70 47 55 4 17 51 61 47 72 70 33 53 36 40 53 61 59 53

P R Electrical 61 Estate Agents, Property & Letting Agents 3Keys Residential 1 French Polishing Ken Hempsell 51 Funeral Services W E Pinder 54 Garden Design & Garden Services Advanced Paving Doctor 30 Cherry Lane Garden Centre 13 Country Gardens 33 Green Stripe 35 GreenThumb 63 Lady Lavender 10 Martin Daniels 40 New Growth Garden Design 69 Paul Winfindale 67 PB Fencing & Paving 51 Hairdressers & Barbers Crush 26 Hair by Nicki 28 The Barbers Shop, Tickhill 49 Health & Fitness Bawtry Health & Fitness 20 Dynamique 18 Helen Durdy Personal Trainer 8 Metres to Miles 28 Spirrit Health & Fitness 32 Homeware & Gifts Homeworks 2 Holiday Accommodation Oldcotes Self Catering 10 Home Shopping/ Party Plan Jamie at Home 14 Hypnotherapy Paul Cullingworth 14 Interior Design & Soft Furnishings Homeworks 2 Inspirations 37 Joinery Andy Jackson 39 Saffron Joinery 57 S&J Turnbull 61 Tickhill Joinery 59 Kitchens & Fitted Furniture Cucina Kuchen 15 DC Interiors 19 Sedici 17 Leisure Centre Bircotes 31 Lingerie Evelyn’s Den 8 Locksmith & Security Services SF Repairs 43 Osteopath Bawtry Natural Health 30 Oven Cleaning Oven Butler 55 Painting & Decorating Andy White 9 Ken Shirtliff 67 Michael Jones 59 Paul Winfindale 67

S&J Turnbull 61 Terry & Curtis Fletcher 33 Parliamentary Candidate Will Shaw UKIP 41 Paving Doncaster Driveways 24 GB Surfacing 27 PB Fencing & Paving 51 Pet Services Country Cats 10 Small Animal Holiday Boarding 8 Tickhill Dog Groomers 53 Trophy Pet Foods 30 Pharmacy Lloyds 12 McGills Pharmacy 25 M&R Pharmacy 21 Photography Temporal Photography & Art 35 Physiotherapy Chapman Physiotherapy 14 Plastering ATO Plastering 55 Plumbing &/or Gas Services D P Kelly Plumbing 53 James Winfrow 57 Tickhill Plumbing & Gas Services 67 Property Maintenance Work Sure 18 Public Houses, Cafes, Bars & Restaurants Roccos 5 Scarbrough Arms 16 Travellers Rest Restaurant 16 Recruitment & Employment Austin Banks Recruitment 34 Roofing EPG Roofing 57 PRS Roofing & Restoration 59 Roofcraft 35 Torchmaster Roofing 55 Schools

Hill House 3 Sir Thomas Wharton Community College 23

Solicitors Jones & Co 29 Supermarket Taylors 49 Surfacing Contractors Sanmet 52 Toy Shop Once Upon a Toy 3 Travel Wilson’s coaches 40 Van Hire Man with a Van 40 Vet Vets4Pets 33 Website Design Cynetix 72 Windows, Conservatories, Fascias & Soffits AJ Installations 39 MD Windows 43

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Tickhill Today May 2010  

May 2010 edition of Tickhill Today Community Magazine for the residents of Tickhill, Wadworth, Loversall and Oldcotes

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