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Edwinstowe Historical Society

10th November 2020
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Edwinstowe Historical Society

To mark the occasion of the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, 15th August 1945, the names of three local residents who fought in the Burma campaign were added to the Edwinstowe Historical Society website.
An enquiry has been received by the society relating to a monument known as the Forest Pillar, situated alongside the A616 between Ollerton and Budby. read more

Walking Football milestones

9th November 2020
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Mansfield Senior Reds Walking Football Club

Mansfield Senior Reds (MSR) are a local over 50s walking football club based at Mansfield Rugby Club. Until the pandemic made its impact they had a busy schedule, playing in numerous tournaments, locally and throughout the UK and Europe. In addition, they promoted a number of events to raise funds for local charities. read more

Woodside RDA at Eastfield Farm

8th November 2020
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Woodside Stables RDA

In common with most activities, 2020 has been a tough year for the charity – their plans and aspirations having been thwarted by lockdown. Their expenses in feeding the horses stay the same, their bills have soared with the need to buy in anti-viral products, and they had some unexpected veterinary bills for a horse who needed to go to hospital. Yet their potential to raise riding donations has dwindled. read more

Milton Mausoleum

7th November 2020
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Friends of Milton Mausoleum

It’s been a very quiet year for the volunteers of Milton Mausoleum due to the COVID-19 restrictions. However, the building was open for the month of September, the last month of their season. They were pleased to meet visitors on each Sunday in September and have made some good contacts. read more

Edwinstowe Hospice Support Group

7th November 2020
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Edwinstowe Hospice Support Group

Edwinstowe Hospice Support Group’s last coffee morning in February, which seems a long time ago now, made a fantastic £806.33 and they would like to thank everyone who helped and supported this event.
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus lockdown they had to cancel their May and September coffee mornings and, due to current restrictions imposed, the November event may not take place. read more

Edwinstowe and The Dukeries Lions

3rd November 2020
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Edwinstowe and The Dukeries Lions

Christmas
Edwinstowe and the Dukeries Lions are hoping to do a variation of their Santa Sleigh this Christmas, so please check their Facebook page during the month for any notifications of what they will be doing. read more

Wrap up for a bracing wildlife walk this winter

1st November 2020
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Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Whilst winter wildlife watching might require an extra layer or two to ensure that you can enjoy nature without freezing to the spot, there are a wealth of natural spectacles to enjoy that are capable of warming your heart – if not your fingers and toes. read more

North Notts Association of National Trust Members

31st October 2020
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North Notts Association of National Trust Members

Unfortunately, the North Notts Association of National Trust Members are still in the position of not being able to meet their members face-to-face at their usual meetings and outings. But they are offering an alternative in Zoom. They arranged for their scheduled meeting on 21st October to be conducted in this way and by the time you read this article, this will hopefully have been a success. read more

Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest Food Bank November

31st October 2020
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Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest

During the month of November, members of Sherwood Forest Rotary Club are each putting together a box of food to donate to the Trussell Trust Food Bank. Last year a collection was made at South Forest Leisure Centre and passed on to the Food Bank in time for Christmas, but circumstances do not allow the club to do this in 2020. read more

2020 Parade and Poppy Appeal

30th October 2020
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The Royal British Legion (Edwinstowe Branch)

The Edwinstowe branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) very much regrets that the traditional remembrance event on Remembrance Sunday will not be taking place this year. This means that the usual church service at St Mary’s, the parade in the village and the gathering at the memorial gardens will not be taking place as an organised RBL event. read more