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Special award for Edwinstowe’s Ella

30th December 2018
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Girlguiding Nottinghamshire

Edwinstowe Brownie Ella Howarth, aged seven, was presented with a special award at her unit meeting in November by Girlguiding Nottinghamshire’s County Commissioner Jackie Brocklehurst. The Celtic Cross is given to mark exceptional courage, loyalty and commitment, particularly in the face of illness or disability. read more

Dukeries Community Workshop

17th December 2018
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Dukeries Community Workshop

Volunteers from the Dukeries Community Workshop had great pleasure in accepting the commission of a life-sized Centennial Memorial Display for Co-op Funeral Care in New Ollerton. Philip Parr designed and made the sculpture from wood at the workshop and was assisted in setting up the life-sized display by Audrey Kew, another of the workshop’s active members. The sculpture looked particularly stunning when viewed after dark. read more

See Rattlejag Morris on Boxing Day

16th December 2018
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Rattlejag Morris

If you are out and about on Boxing Day this year, Rattlejag Morris, based in Retford, will be ‘dancing out’, as is the old tradition at rural pubs, and everyone is welcome to join them — maybe even having a chance to dance.  As in previous years, they will be taking their local ‘plough morris’ style to the Blue Bell Inn, in Gringley-on-the-Hill, at 12.00pm, on 26th December and at 1.00pm to the Blacksmith’s Arms in Everton. read more

Sherwood Forest Probus Club

14th December 2018
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Sherwood Forest Probus Club

What is that? It is a group of people who are retired or semi-retired and meet once a month for a talk, meal and a chat.  When? At 11.30am on the first Thursday of the month. Where? At South Forest Leisure Centre, Edwinstowe.
What can I expect? read more

Edwinstowe Historical Society

13th December 2018
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Edwinstowe Historical Society

On Wednesday 17th October, Edwinstowe Historical Society members enjoyed an interesting illustrated talk about Edwinstowe Hall (a listed building) which was one of three large houses in the village, the others being Edwinstowe House and Villa Real. read more

Dukeries Third Age Group

12th December 2018
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Dukeries Third Age Group

At the General Meeting of Dukeries Third Age Group on Monday 15th October, the speaker was Sam Millard who gave a talk entitled ‘Two Queens and a Countess’. This was a very interesting talk about Elizabeth I, Queen Mary and Bess of Hardwick. Included in his talk were slides of some original paintings of people who were involved with these three ladies. read more

King Edwin Primary School Restart-a-Heart

11th December 2018
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AW Safety Management

In response to British Heart Foundation’s yearly Restart-a-Heart Day in October, AW Safety Management, a local, health and safety and first aid training provider for East Midlands, had another great opportunity to contribute to their ongoing effort this year to give back to the community by providing free emergency CPR demos. read more

Ryton Chorale

10th December 2018
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Ryton Chorale

Ryton Chorale’s Christmas concert will be on Monday 17th December, in Worksop Priory Church, at 7.00pm. Worksop Youth Choir will be joining Ryton Chorale for a performance of Wassail by Alexander L’Estrange. It is a recently composed work of folk inspired Christmas songs for the festive season and includes well known carols. read more

Mansfield Reds Walking Football

8th December 2018
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Mansfield Reds Walking Football

Mansfield Senior Reds, our local walking football club, have just returned from Cambrils near Salou in Spain as winners of the Lorus Copa Espanola Over 65s cup competition, which included clubs from Spain, England, Scotland and Italy. They also competed in the over 50s age category and came second in the plate competition. read more

Carols for Christmas

7th December 2018
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Ollerton Village Residents Association

Ollerton Village Residents Association is teaming up with the Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest, to present a Christmas Carol Concert in the Memorial Gardens, Ollerton Village on Friday 14th December at 6.45pm. The seasonal entertainment is by the highly acclaimed Dukeries Community Band and the superb choirs of The Parkgate Academy and The Forest View Academy. There is to be a retiring collection at the end of the event towards local charities. read more