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Retford U3A

15th May 2019
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Retford U3A

Now about to enter their tenth year, the Retford branch of the U3A has a membership of over 600 people. There are around 45 interest groups and new members often come to the U3A specifically to join just one group; this is really encouraged, so if you have a friend who is thinking of joining or you might be looking for something to do, maybe this is the organisation for you to join. read more

KEGS 1978 – 2020 Reunion — bookings open

15th May 2019
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Community Focus

The oldest part of the Retford Grammar School on London Road, dates back to 1857, replacing an even older school in Chapelgate established as early as the 12th and 13th centuries (source: ‘A History of King Edward VI Grammar School, Retford’ by AD Grounds). read more

Milton Mausoleum

14th May 2019
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Milton Mausoleum

The Friends of Milton Mausoleum would like to invite you to call in any Sunday when the mausoleum is open between May and September from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Visit and speak to the volunteers who will be pleased to show you around and give you an insight into the lives of the 4th Duke of Newcastle and his wife Lady Georgiana who lived at Clumber Park. read more

Picnic in the Park

14th May 2019
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Retford and Gainsborough Motor Club

Following last year’s success, the 2019 Sturton le Steeple Picnic in the Park will be held on 23rd May on the playing field next to The Reindeer. The event, organised by the Retford and Gainsborough Motor Club with the support of the Parish Council, aims to create a more inclusive village community, bringing everyone together for this once a year village event. read more

Mini Kites Toddler Group

14th May 2019
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Community Focus

Normanton-on-Trent Mini Kites Toddler Group is for babies and pre-school aged children with a parent or carer. Make friends at this popular group at St Matthew’s CofE Primary School in the village. It will be held on 10th May, 14th June and 12th July from 9.30am to 10.45am. If you would like to go along please call 01636 821217 or email office@st-matthews.notts.sch.uk. read more

70th birthday celebrations at East Markham WI

14th May 2019
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East Markham WI

In March 54 members and guests celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of East Markham WI. The evening started with a welcome drink and the cutting of the group’s birthday cake by President Jean and the longest serving member. They were treated to a sumptuous savoury buffet, followed by the most delicious desserts, cheeses, tea or coffee and hand made truffles. It really was a celebratory feast. read more

Rampton healthcare staff scoop three awards at NHS OSCARS

13th May 2019
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Nottinghamshire Healthcare

Staff from Rampton Hospital have scooped three awards and were honoured for their work at an awards ceremony.
The Outstanding Service Contribution and Recognition Scheme (OSCARS) is hosted each year by Nottinghamshire Healthcare. It recognises and rewards staff and volunteers who have gone the extra mile to deliver high quality healthcare services across the city and county. read more

Wheatley Local History Society

13th May 2019
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Wheatley Local History Society

Following a short AGM, Wheatley Local History Society’s speaker on 18th March was Harry Foxley and his subject was East Retford Union Workhouse. He started by putting members in the setting of the workhouse with a cup of gruel for supper in the evening and then to pick up their chamber pots, and retire to their dormitory by 8.30pm and all candles to be extinguished by 9.00pm latest. read more

Retford in Bloom 2019 call for nominations

12th May 2019
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Retford in Bloom

Gardens throughout Retford are now bursting with colour as we move into spring. It is also the time when plans for this year’s Retford in Bloom competition finally see the light of day and everyone within the town is encouraged to work towards the show that always illuminates Retford with floral delights during the summer months. read more

Awards celebrate young people’s achievements

10th May 2019
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Nottinghamshire County Council

2019 is the ninth year of the annual 4Uth Awards, a celebration of excellence and achievement among young people in Nottinghamshire. Organised by Nottinghamshire County Council, the awards showcase the very best of how young people triumph over adversity, care for people around them, their work on community projects and their volunteering efforts. read more