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Two new books about the impact of WWII on Misterton and West Stockwith

12th April 2020
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Community Focus

Please note there may be some changes to future dates due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

This year, Friday 8th May is a bank holiday to celebrate VE (Victory in Europe) Day, which was the day the Second World War in Europe ended. To commemorate this day, local historian David Seymour has written two new books about the two villages in the 1930s and the impact war had on the two communities. read more

Trent Valley Mini Owners Club

11th April 2020
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Trent Valley Mini Owners Club

Trent Valley Mini Owners Club had their presentation night at their February club meeting, at the Gamekeeper in Scotter. Cheques for £500 each was presented to Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance and LIVES First Responders. The money had been raised at the various events the club organised during 2019 and also some other events they attended. read more

Community awards

10th April 2020
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Community Focus

The Darron Childs Practice (DCP) and Friends have raised a significant amount of funds for charitable causes over the years and will shortly present a cheque to support community bowls group RIBS. This gift has been made possible through the St James’s Place Charitable Foundation in conjunction with DCP and CPA Ethical Wealth. read more

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance urgent appeal: You Can Save Lives – Help Keep Us Flying

9th April 2020
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Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance is launching an urgent fundraising appeal as the charity anticipates losing up to £3million and the capacity to fly at night.

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A headstone for Private Uriah Collitt

8th April 2020
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Friends of Gainsborough Cemetery and Chapel

A headstone has just been erected in Gainsborough General Cemetery to mark the grave of Private Uriah Collitt, 5th Lincolns. He enlisted at the start of the war in September 1914. He was living at Exley’s Buildings and was 27 years old. He was a blacksmith’s striker. He served in France between 17th August and 20th September 1915. read more

Prime minister recognises Misterton teacher

5th April 2020
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Community Focus

The Prime Minister has recognised teaching assistant and author, Helen Cousin, with the Points of Light Award. Helen’s award coincided with Time to Talk Day on 6th February, the national day encouraging conversations and changed behaviour and attitudes about mental health. read more

Lincolnshire community activity and volunteering

1st April 2020
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Voluntary Centre Services

Voluntary Centre Services have a vital role in coordinating the community response to the current Coronavirus situation.

Find up-to-date information about local schemes looking for volunteers on their website – https://voluntarycentreservices.org.uk/community-activity-and-volunteering-information-coronavirus-response/

Events and Local Groups updates from Gainsborough Life

24th March 2020
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Gainsborough Life

As always, your Gainsborough Life magazine is full of details of local events and local group meetings but with the challenging times we’re experiencing lots of these are being cancelled. Everything in recent magazines was accurate at the time of going to print, but these are the updates we have received about confirmed changes. read more

Microsoft announced end of Office 2010

23rd March 2020
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Clarborough and Welham IT Group

Well, not exactly — but they have announced that support for Office 2010 will end on 13th October 2020. Although this doesn’t mean that Office 2010 will cease to work on that date, it does mean that, as Microsoft says, ‘you could expose yourself to serious and potentially harmful security risks.’
From 13th October, Microsoft will no longer: read more

Local author pens villages’ WWII stories

21st March 2020
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Community Focus

Local historian David Seymour is writing the story of the involvement of people from Misterton and West Stockwith in World War II. The two-volume account will cover, first Misterton and West Stockwith in the 1930s and then how the villages fared in the early years of the war. The second book covers civil defence (‘Dad’s Army’) wartime restrictions, local casualties in the war at sea, the war in the air, and the final push to take Germany. read more