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Lancashire Folk Trio

9th March 2019
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Ordsall Parish Hall

On Sunday 17th March at 7.30pm, Harp and a Monkey bring a show called ‘The Importance of Digging Holes: The Great War and More’ to Ordsall Parish Hall on Church Lane. Fronted by an easy-going raconteur, this acclaimed Lancashire folk-storytelling trio matches an excellent First World War folk set with humorous and melodic northern life short stories. read more

What’s on in March at The Hub

9th March 2019
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Retford Hub

The 2019 ‘Rotary Young Artist Competition’ is on at the Retford Hub until 30th March. Visit the exhibition to see this vibrant display of 150 children’s work from nine local primary schools. The amount of work put in by them and by the school staff is fantastic, and the exhibition does our local schools credit. read more

Memories of work in Retford: could you help Retford Civic Society?

8th March 2019
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Retford Civic Society

As part of planning for Retford Heritage Day (14th September), Retford Civic Society would like to hear from people who worked in our town in large firms that are now closed. Big firms used to employ many people in Retford, for instance Jenkins, British Ropes (Bridon Wire), Clarks Dyeworks, Spicers Boardmills, Northern Rubber and Meritina. read more

Retford Mayflower WI

8th March 2019
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Retford Mayflower WI

Retford Mayflower WI welcomes ladies of all ages! They meet every second Wednesday in Retford Hub Gallery from 7.00pm. The March meeting is a craft meeting where there will be the opportunity to try something different and create something unique! The cost is £5.00 for visitors. read more

Rampton Village Hall

8th March 2019
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Rampton Village Hall

There is lots happening at Rampton Village Hall. Every Monday and Tuesday morning from 10.00am to 12.00pm, there is the Coffee and Tea group; come along for a drink, chat and a slice of delicious homemade cake. This is followed every Monday afternoon by Chair Yoga from 2.00pm to 3.00pm and Hatha Yoga from 4.00pm to 5.00pm. New members are very welcome. read more

Centenarian raises over £400 for Hospice

8th March 2019
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Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

A kind great-grandmother from Retford has raised over £400 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Mrs Millicent Clayton was born in Corringham in January 1919, and has just celebrated her 100th birthday. Mrs Clayton decided that this year, instead of asking for presents for her milestone birthday celebrations, she would ask family and friends to donate to her local children’s hospice, to help children with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. read more

Wheatley Family Research Group

8th March 2019
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Wheatley Family Research Group

The next meeting of the Wheatley Family Research Group will be on Wednesday 13th March at 2.00pm in the Village Hall, South Wheatley. They are an enthusiastic self-help group who are willing and able to help people wanting to get started with their family history as well as providing help to those who have hit a ‘brick wall; and cannot find a way forward. read more

Getting online

7th March 2019
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Clarborough and Welham IT Group

Over the past five years, older age groups have increasingly started using the internet. However, with over four million over 65s in the UK having never used the internet, the majority of senior citizens lack the basic computer skills commonplace today. read more

Love Walking? Join the Ramblers!

7th March 2019
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Retford Ramblers

Ramblers are the only charity dedicated to protecting countryside paths and green spaces. Ramblers membership gives the option to choose from hundreds of led walks all over the country every day. Like to walk independently? Membership also gives access to Britain’s best online library of walking routes. read more

Threats and challenges for Britain’s seabirds

7th March 2019
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Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

The March meeting of the North Nottinghamshire Local Group of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust will feature a talk by David Parkin called ‘Britain’s Seabirds: Threats and Challenges’. They’re delighted to welcome David back; he’s given some outstanding bird talks in the past, so don’t miss out. read more