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Retford Life November 2019 competition winners!

28th November 2019
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Competitions

Congratulations to our competition winners from our November 2019 edition!

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Retford’s Photo of the Month – November 2019 winner!

28th November 2019
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#RetfordPOM

Congratulations to Denise Herrington on winning November’s #RetfordPOM competition! Denise wins a £25 Gift Card and our winning voter is Alan Hirst, who wins a £15 Gift Card! read more

The Dukeries Singers’ Christmas shows

28th November 2019
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The Dukeries Singers

A happy Christmas to you all. I am presuming, that unlike myself, you are well on with your preparations for the festive season. I do hope that in all the hustle and bustle, you manage to find some time to enjoy the peace, hope and joy of Christmas and join us in celebrating with all the wonderful music special to this time of the year. read more

A wild autumn…

28th November 2019
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Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

The days might be drawing in, yet autumn brings a range of wildlife wonders capable of brightening the dullest of days.
Fantastic fungi will be popping up all over, so look out for them on lawns, dead tree trunks and even in cow pats! Interesting varieties include the wonderfully coloured amethyst deceiver, with its rich purple hues. read more

Opera Dudes return

25th November 2019
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North and South Wheatley Village Hall

Hark the Happy Opera Dudes Sing, Glory to the Newborn Swing! By popular request the Opera Dudes will be returning to North and South Wheatley Village Hall on Sunday 8th December with their Christmas special, ‘Swing Song Merrily on High’. All the usual Opera Dudes mix of music and madness with added tinsel and festive frolics. read more

Retford U3A

25th November 2019
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Retford U3A

Welcome to the season of colds and sniffles. Keep an eye out for when the flu jabs are available and if you regularly have them, make use of the service. The U3A is a national organisation, with branches all over the country. The branch in Retford has been running nine years and plans are already being put together for their tenth anniversary, which will be held next August. read more

Ryton Chorale Christmas Carol Concert

25th November 2019
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Ryton Chorale

Ryton Chorale’s Christmas Carol Concert returns, by popular demand, to St Anne’s Church, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, on Monday 16th December at 7.00pm. It will be conducted by David Wynne and include well known carols and also less well-known ones. The choir from St Anne’s School will be taking part in the concert. Mince pies and wine, or a soft drink, will be served in the church hall afterwards. read more

The Wednesday (Memory) Group

25th November 2019
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The Wednesday (Memory) Group

Almost half of Wednesday Group members were referred to the group by Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Services (BCVS) through their Social Prescribing unit. BCVS works closely with Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the body that decides how the NHS money for Bassetlaw is spent. It is used to pay for a range of things like GP services, hospitals, maternity and mental health care. read more

Friendly Bridge at Retford Bridge Club

25th November 2019
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Retford Bridge Club

Retford Bridge Club’s friendly afternoon bridge session continues every Wednesday afternoon. This has replaced the invitation evenings at the end of each month. Duplicate bridge will be played if numbers allow, but the emphasis will be on enjoying the company and the bridge and there will be a tea/coffee break in the middle. read more

Retford Mens’ Probus Club

25th November 2019
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Retford Mens’ Probus Club

After a very well attended and successful start to the new season of Probus meetings starting with Roy Evans talk on the history of the Secret Service (and yes, he’s still with the club) on Friday 6th September the information was warmly received by those present. This was followed on Friday 20th September by author and broadcaster Anthony Scott, who addressed the membership on the problems and obstacles encountered when attempting to get books into print. read more