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North and South Wheatley Village Hall

18th January 2018
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North and South Wheatley Village Hall

Recent extensive refurbishment of the hall, together with the grant of a bar licence, has enabled the North and South Wheatley Village Hall team to organise a wide variety of entertainment to suit all ages and tastes. Regulars have come to expect everything from opera to rock ’n’ roll, from jazz to folk and with the occasional comedy drama thrown in for good measure! read more

Exploring ancestry at Worksop Library

18th January 2018
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Worksop Library

Join two of Inspire’s local studies librarians, as they discuss some of the lesser known aspects of Ancestry.com — a valuable family history research tool. Ancestry is free to use in Inspire libraries and at Nottinghamshire Archives.
‘Exploring Ancestry’ takes place at Worksop Library on Thursday 25th January from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. read more

Royal British Legion looks forward to 2018

17th January 2018
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Retford and District Royal British Legion

The local branch of The Royal British Legion has been busy with the annual Poppy Appeal, but are already looking towards 2018, which commemorates the Armistice, 100 years since the agreement to ceasefire at the end of World War One, on 11th November 1918. The actual Peace Treaty was not signed until the following year. read more

Frackers move in near Retford

17th January 2018
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Bassetlaw Against Fracking

Anyone travelling along the A634 from Barnby Moor to Blyth, cannot fail to see a strange sight at a field entry. Huge steel fences and gates are in place. The adjacent layby has been filled with large concrete blocks. The latter were put in to stop any protesters who tried to park a car there. What are they protesting about? read more

North and South Wheatley Local History Group

17th January 2018
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North and South Wheatley Local History Group

At the meeting of North and South Wheatley Local History Group on 20th November, the chairman congratulated the team of Ann Smith, Judith Goacher and Alan and Mary Guest, who had been successful in winning the quiz in the village hall on Saturday night after a tie-break. read more

New home, new times

17th January 2018
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Dukeries Woodturning Society

The Dukeries Woodturning Society’s meetings are moving to a new venue in January. In the last year, the society has grown in numbers and the change will enable everyone to sit in comfort and have a better view of the demonstrations. Future meetings will be held at the Jubilee Hall, Ollerton on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7.00pm. read more

Pet memorial garden

17th January 2018
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RSPCA Doncaster and Rotherham

The RSPCA Animal Centre at Bawtry is opening a memorial garden where people can put a plaque on a memory wall or select a tree in the garden. Saplings have been kindly donated by the Woodland Trust. The staff and prisoners at HMP Hatfield have also generously donated a bench where people can sit in quiet reflection remembering their beloved pet. read more

How are you feeling?

16th January 2018
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Muddy Fork

Here we are in the middle of winter and it’s still dark and cold and it can be quite gloomy outside. But does it have to be gloomy on the inside? It’s natural to have moods and emotions — and the key to leading a healthy, gloom-free life, is keeping a balance. We stand a better chance of achieving this when we become more aware of how we’re feeling and engage with others. read more

The Sir Stuart Goodwin Charity

15th January 2018
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The Sir Stuart Goodwin Charity

The Sir Stuart Goodwin Charity (Former Borough) provides an annual lunch and a distribution of a small sum of money to elderly residents of Retford as well as providing a venue for meetings. A clerk/treasurer is required to serve the 10 trustees. read more

Retford Civic Society Autumn Litter Pick

15th January 2018
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Retford Civic Society

On a bright autumn Sunday morning, 34 members of Retford Civic Society got together to tidy up the litter in the town centre. Wearing high-vis jackets and with bags and pickers in hand, groups set off from the Bay Tree car park in high spirits. read more