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Retford Bridge Club

19th April 2019
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Retford Bridge Club

Bridge players of all levels of experience are invited to Retford Bridge Club on Tuesday 30th April, for a relaxed game of duplicate bridge. A limited number of hands will be played and there will be a coffee break of about 15 minutes. No partner is required as one will be found on the evening if you come alone. If you play with the U3A on Monday afternoons, then you are more than welcome to come and experience duplicate bridge. read more

Come and sing your socks off!

19th April 2019
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Retford Community Singers

Retford Community Singers are holding another of their popular singing days on Saturday 27th April, from 10.00am to 3.30pm, in the Council Chamber, Retford Town Hall. This is open to anyone, both men and women, whatever your experience, and will be uplifting and fun. There is no need to read music as everything will be taught by ear and with a crowd there’s safety in numbers to enjoy rousing harmonies in all sorts of musical styles. read more

Muddy Fork grant

19th April 2019
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Muddy Fork

Muddy Fork are delighted to have received a significant grant for core funding from Nottinghamshire County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme. Muddy Fork is Nottinghamshire’s very own home-grown mental health charity. Based in Bassetlaw on the Idle Valley Nature Reserve near Retford, it supports people with mental health challenges through gardening and wildlife-friendly activities such as basket making and beekeeping. read more

Clothes, Coffee and Cake

19th April 2019
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St Saviour's Church Retford

A ‘Bring and Buy’ with a difference! You are invited to a coffee morning at St Saviour’s Community Centre, Lidget Lane, Retford DN22 6QW, on Friday 26th April from 10.00am. Ladies will have the chance to bring along any nearly new clothes, shoes or handbags they no longer wear… but others may love… and you may love what others bring. read more

Harworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts

19th April 2019
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Harworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts

Do you like ballroom and sequence dancing, or just listening to a professional theatre organist play? Harworth Christie Organ Enthusiasts hold a monthly dance and concert, usually on the last weekend of every month (dancing on the Saturday evening, with a concert on Sunday afternoon) and are inviting visitors to join them. read more

Cameras give us a privileged window on wildlife

18th April 2019
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Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

For over a decade I’ve been involved in a project to monitor and protect a peregrine nest and cameras have been key to ensuring that the nest remains undisturbed. The cameras were originally installed on Nottingham Trent University’s Newton Building solely for security reasons and whilst functional, the cameras were very basic. read more

St Joseph’s Primary School

18th April 2019
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St Joseph’s Primary School

The Catholic Life of St Joseph’s School in Retford is outstanding because the mission statement is a lived reality permeating all areas of school life, according to a recent inspection. It states that this is evident in the strong sense of community and the quality of the relationships throughout the school they ratedthe quality of Religious Education as outstanding because leaders at all levels have a passion for Religious Education, ensuring it has full parity with other core subjects. read more

Pilgrim Embroiderers receive funding boost

18th April 2019
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Pilgrim Embroiderers

East Retford South Councillor, Helen Richards attended a recent meeting of the Pilgrim Churches at All Saints’ Parish Church in Babworth to announce her support for Bassetlaw Christian Heritage’s (BCH) appeal for the Pilgrim Embroiders’ embroidery project. Councillor Richards has given £100 towards the embroidery framing costs and also provided a donation of £150 to BCH towards their Pilgrims Festival events in and around Retford in November. read more

Retford Bowling Green

18th April 2019
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Retford Bowling Green

The early spring weather at the end of February had everyone at Retford Bowling Green looking forward to the new bowling season. However, it must be said that the club have had one of the busiest winters on record as, together with their regular coffee mornings, canasta and games sessions and short mat bowls, they’ve had a successful series of Friday evening social gatherings. read more

Spending a penny in Sutton cum Lound

17th April 2019
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St Bartholomew's Church, Sutton cum Lound

In bygone years the term Spend a Penny was usually associated with a visit to the toilet! This was mainly due to the fact public toilets in England had coin operated locks, which cost one penny to open. Public toilets made a charge of one penny per visit, especially for the ladies, and so the phrase “Spend a Penny” became prevalent in the English language. read more