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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

Bags of Help at Tesco

6th December 2018
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Tesco New Ollerton

Your vote can help decide which project receives up to £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000, in the next round of the Tesco New Ollerton Bags of Help scheme. A total of 41 projects voted on, in the Ollerton store have received a total of over £142,000 since 2016 and 1,189 projects in the East Midlands have received over £3.9 million since 2016. To apply for a grant, please nominate a project, or for more information visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp. read more

Parkgate Academy shows pride

6th December 2018
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Parkgate Academy New Ollerton

Using different artistic techniques, the children of The Parkgate Academy, New Ollerton, created a river of red poppies for the 100 years commemoration of the end of World War I. Each child, right across school, had the opportunity to hand-craft a unique poppy. read more

Charity Christmas Concert

5th December 2018
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Dukeries Community Band

On Saturday 8th December at 7.00pm, the Dukeries Community Band will be joined by the popular Major Oak Pop Choir for a Christmas concert at the Dukeries Academy. Tickets are £6.00 each and proceeds will go to the Nottingham Children’s Hospital Big Appeal and the Trussell Trust. The tickets can be purchased from the Dukeries Academy on 01623 860545 or from Pinders Opticians, New Ollerton. read more

Ollerton WI

4th December 2018
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Ollerton WI

Ollerton WI held their monthly meeting as usual in November. The November meeting was also the group’s 98th birthday, so happy birthday Ollerton WI. On entry, members all had a glass of wine or orange juice for the toast. The speaker was John Whitfield talking about ‘The Mitford’ — what a family they were, it was very interesting. read more