Retford Remembrance Sunday 2018
I came alone but I was not alone.
There were others like me, there were couples, there were families.
People of all ages from the very young to the extremely old. read more
The run up to Christmas is always the perfect time to take family and friends to see a good old-fashioned pantomime. What’s that I hear you say? Oh no it isn’t? Oh yes, it is! In keeping with tradition, whilst injecting some modern twists, Retford Amateur Operatic Society once again presents its annual pantomime, at The Little Theatre, Wharf Road. read more
The December meeting of The Arts Society Dukeries, on Wednesday 5th December, will be a lecture by Rupert Willoughby on ‘Basingstoke and its contribution to world culture — post war development in a typical English town’.
One of the most derided towns in England, renowned for its dullness, Basingstoke is distinguished only by its numerous roundabouts and absurd Modernist architecture. read more
Want to get the most out of your computer equipment, but you keep coming across niggly little (or sometimes big) questions? Do you need someone to point to the right key (literally) to solve your problem, or someone to open your eyes to other possibilities? Clarborough and Welham IT Group could be just the place for you to get support. read more
Everyone is welcome to attend the annual Bassetlaw Hospice Carol Service, which will be held on Tuesday 4th December, at 7.00pm, at St Saviours Church, Retford. The service of carols, readings and poems, will include the opportunity to remember a loved one with the placing of a memory star on the Christmas tree. After the service light refreshments will be served. read more
French style fun and food is the hallmark of Les Francophiles de Tickhill’s annual Fête de Noël, to be celebrated on Wednesday 5th December at 7.30pm, at the Parish Room, Tickhill DN11 9HZ. If you wish to attend as a visitor (charge £3.00), please take a contribution of food and let the group know in advance that you are going. read more
The November meeting of Bassetlaw Branch Parkinson’s UK was well attended and, once again, new members joined the group to a warm welcome. Tricia Richardson gave an excellent presentation on the importance of exercise for people with Parkinson’s and the various levels available. read more
Retford Lions Club will be bringing Santa on his sleigh to communities in and around Retford throughout December. This is an opportunity for all children to check with Santa personally that he is aware of all their hopes about presents. Please support Retford Lions Club as they bring some festive cheer to your front door. read more
December is a busy month for Clarborough Church, firstly on Sunday 2nd December there is the annual Victorian Christmas Market. Starting at 1.00pm, and lasting all afternoon, the church will be full of craft stalls — ideal for gift hunting! Stall holders will be dressed in colourful Victorian costume, there will be a visit from Father Christmas, and Clarborough school children will be involved. read more
Christmas rehearsals are now in full swing and the Village Harmony Choir are gearing up for the busy festive season. Members are learning lots of new fun pieces, including a fantastic variation on Jingle Bells and a couple of ‘a capella’ songs (sung unaccompanied). read more