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RSPCA bags £3,500 from Tesco

13th March 2019
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RSPCA Doncaster and Rotherham

RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham and District Branch is delighted to announce it has bagged £3,500 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it has provided more than £67 million to over 21,000 good causes. read more

Remembering the fallen

12th March 2019
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Community Focus

Two local people have worked very hard to link our town, with remembering the fallen of the First World War and have hopes of support this year. 2019 marks the Centenary Year of the official end of the Great War, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28th June 1919. A major anniversary for World War II is also marked on 6th June this year. read more

When the Wind Blows at Retford Little Theatre

12th March 2019
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Retford Little Theatre

Raymond Briggs is probably most well known as the author of The Snowman, a cartoon story book for children and made into an animated film shown every Christmas on television. When the Wind Blows was a later cartoon book by the same writer. Not only was this developed into an animated film, but Briggs also turned it into a line action stage play, and it is this which can be seen at the Retford Little Theatre from 15th to 22nd March. read more

Poet to perform at Retford Library

12th March 2019
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Inspire Nottinghamshire Libraries

Retford Library is excited to be welcoming Nottinghamshire Performance Poet Andrew Graves to perform some of his work at a special event on Thursday 28th March at 7.00pm. Andrew regularly performs his work throughout the UK. He has appeared on TV and radio on a number of occasions, being featured on 6 Music’s Cerys Mathews Show, Inside Out and the documentary Evidently John Cooper Clarke. read more

Get your Retford Lions Charter Day corporate ducks!

11th March 2019
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Retford Lions Club

Plans are well under way for this year’s Charter Day, and in particular the Retford Lions Duck Races. As usual, members of the public can sponsor yellow ducks for the Yellow Duck Race, and there is also the opportunity for local businesses to support the vital work of the Lions by sponsoring ducks in the Red Duck Race. read more

Retford Bowling Green

11th March 2019
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Retford Bowling Green

Well, after the last one they’re coming back for more. Yes, the karaoke bug has hit Retford Bowling Green and the club have two evenings scheduled for this month. The first of these will take the form of a sing-along where everyone can open their lungs in unison, or alternatively mime and hope no one else notices. The second will be for the purists, which of course members are now after the performances the first time. read more

Retford Historical and Archaeology Society

11th March 2019
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Retford Historical and Archaeology Society

The meeting of Retford Historical and Archaeology Society on Wednesday 9th January heard Andy Gaunt give a detailed talk and Powerpoint presentation on The Battle of Hatfield and St Edwin’s Chapel. King Edwin may not be a household name like Richard III but he came to a bloody end just the same. There have been clues that, at the time of the battle, the Cuckney area was known as Hatfield, while nearby Edwinstowe means Edwin’s resting place. read more

Photographic exhibition at Headon Village Hall

11th March 2019
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Headon Village Hall

You are invited to a new photographic exhibition in Headon Village Hall on Friday 15th March from 7.30pm. Snacks will be available and the bar will be open! If you live in Headon cum Upton, or lived here in the past, you will want to see the new photo gallery in the Village Hall! read more

Anston Male Voice Choir

10th March 2019
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Anston Male Voice Choir

Anston Male Voice Choir are holding an open evening designed to allow male singers to experience how the choir works. This will be held on 23rd May, at 7.30pm and the choir seeks people in the reachable area of their practice venue, South Anston Methodist Church. read more

Historic Churches Tour

10th March 2019
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Pilgrims and Prophets

The ‘wonky’ spire at Chesterfield is one of the most iconic church structures in England, but beneath it is one of the most interesting and historic church interiors in our region with beautiful stained glass and alabaster monuments. Chesterfield is the first stop on the next Pilgrims and Prophets day tour from Retford on 6th April. read more