Sherwood Forest Probus Club
Happy New Year from Sherwood Forest Probus Club to all their members.
2020 was a disappointment and they hope for a better 2021. As soon as circumstances allow, it they shall get together again. read more
I read today that primroses are the official flower of February, so when I venture out into the desolation that is our garden I shall have a search for them. I have already been hugely cheered by the bright yellow winter aconites which are shining like little jewels but I’m still waiting for the snowdrops to appear. I can see the little green spears but I’m impatient to welcome the white nodding bells. read more
Because of the continuing situation, the North Notts Association of National Trust Members are unable to have face-to-face meetings or plan any outings for the foreseeable future. However, their regular talks via Zoom have been enjoyed by a good number of their members. Approximately 37 members tuned into the talk by Tim Mulroy on The British Schindler and the talk was of great interest.
Notifications of meetings are being sent out to the members who have expressed an interest and, of course, all members will be notified as and when things change. In normal circumstances, meetings would take place at The Crossing in Worksop, on the third Wednesday of the winter months from October to April and outings are planned during the summer months.
In the meantime, any member, or interested party may still find further details of the association online and can email NthNottsNTAssoc@gmail.com or follow them on Twitter, @NthNottNTAssoc. Help can be given if anyone is interested in looking into Zoom and needs some assistance.
Warmest wishes from the Bassetlaw branch of Parkinson’s UK to all their members and people with Parkinson’s disease. Whilst they are not yet able to resume their meetings and activities, hopefully it won’t be too long before they are able to start planning again. read more
Throughout the current Rotary year, members of the Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest have taken to two wheels in support of Prostate Cancer UK. The ‘1220 Challenge’ was an idea initially put forward by Rotarians Dave and Laura Dennis, who proposed to bike 1,220 miles throughout the current Rotary year. read more
What is the connection between Edwinstowe and the Christmas carol ‘Once in Royal David’s City’? The words were written as a poem by Mrs CF Alexander and later became a Christmas carol with music composed by organist Henry John Gauntlett. Mrs Alexander’s husband, William, Bishop of Derry, was a cousin of James Fane Alexander of Edwinstowe House. read more
Last year saw a huge surge in interest in garden wildlife and many people took great comfort from connecting with nature at a very challenging time. With the bird nesting season not yet upon us, now is an ideal time to think about ways to attract birds to our gardens and to give them a helping hand by installing a nest box or two. read more
Dukeries u3a’s WhatsApp walking group managed to squeeze in a couple of walks in Sherwood Forest and Rufford Abbey early in December, before further restrictions curtailed u3a activities. ‘Staying Connected’, the Dukeries u3a monthly newsletter (which ran for 47 pages in December!), provided a welcome diversion from the continuing COVID situation. read more