Sherwood Life August 2019 competition winners!
Congratulations to our competition winners from our August 2019 edition! read more
Four representatives of Girlguiding Nottinghamshire recently attended a special ceremony in order to formally accept the Lord-Lieutenant’s Award for promoting voluntary service on behalf of the county’s 9,000 or so members.
The award was conferred by Sir John Peace, the Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, during a garden party held in the grounds of Caunton Manor, near Newark. read more
Edwinstowe’s Hospice Support Group’s annual plant sale and coffee morning was held on Saturday 18th May in Edwinstowe Village Hall, and what a success it was! Many people came to buy plants and to browse the stalls creating a terrific ‘buzz’ around the place. At the end, the group discovered that they had raised the magnificent sum of £967 in one morning, a record amount. read more
The weekend commencing Saturday 22nd June was a notable one at Milton Mausoleum. Together with some redundant churches nationally, the mausoleum has been in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust (CCT). This year the CCT were celebrating their 50th anniversary. read more
On Wednesday 19th June members of the Edwinstowe Historical Society enjoyed an illustrated talk about the Women’s Institute Movement, which originated in Canada in 1887, and was set up in Britain in 1915, to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during World War I. read more
Bassetlaw Hospice’s 2019 challenge walk, the ‘Bassetlaw Bash’, takes place on Saturday 12th October with circular routes of six, 20 and 26 miles covering the historic and picturesque estates of Clumber, Thoresby and Welbeck. The route is not normally open to the public and is being used for this event by kind permission of the family. read more
On Thursday 20th June, Lynd’s Close Luncheon Club went on their annual seaside trip to Skegness. This year Adam Smith and Edwinstowe Co-op raised the money to pay for the coach, which was greatly appreciated by the club. Coopers Travel arrived at Lynd’s Close at 8.30am and Ian, the driver, did a great job in safely boarding the passengers. read more
Well we had the refreshing rain I hoped for last month, but moderation seems to be a disappearing aspect of our weather. The lawn is showing patches of green, but as my mother would have said: “the snails in the garden have been having a right birthday”. Lace curtains seems to be the new fashion in foliage. read more
MNDA founder members join the Queen in celebration at Buckingham Palace garden party. 2019 is the 40th anniversary of the MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association) and two founder members, Mrs Jennifer Elston (Jenny) and Mrs Ann Gretton, were invited to the Queen’s Garden Party held at Buckingham Palace in May in recognition of their work as founder members of the organisation 40 years ago. read more
Members of Retford and District Photographic Society have recently enjoyed their summer trip to photograph gannets diving for fish off Bempton Cliffs. A forecast of violent thunderstorms and torrential rain almost called it off, but fortunately the storm passed quickly and the only impact was an hour’s delay to the start. Having to get there for 6.30am rather than 5.30am didn’t upset anyone. read more