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WILLINGHAM: WI

There were several apologies from members for our 6th November meeting and at the conclusion of WI business and notices our speaker for the evening was introduced.

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WEST STOCKWITH: Community Minibus

The Bassetlaw Community Minibus is a wheelchair-friendly minibus that is available to local community groups and individuals, who need flexible, affordable, and accessible transport. The minibus is operated by Basset-law Action Centre (BAC) under Section 19 Minibus Permit, which makes it available to non-profit making community groups and individuals. Individuals can also book onto a wide range of trips organised by Bassetlaw Action Centre. For more information on what trips are being run, look at BAC’s website: www.bassetla-wactioncentre.org.ukwww.bassetla-wactioncentre.org.uk or ring 01777 709650. Alternatively, e-mail: minibus@bassetla-wactioncentre.org.uk. The Misterton Centre is affiliated to BAC so information is also available there – call in or ring 891872.

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WEST LINDSEY: Volunteer

Christmas is a busy family time, for many though it can be lonely. Why not make new friends and meet new people to help make a difference? Here are two of our top volunteering opportunities for November:

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STURTON BY STOW: Family Worship

Will be celebrated at Sturton Methodist Church on Sunday 23rd November at 10.30am. This is a specially prepared service to suit all ages.

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MISTERTON: Senior Citizen’s Party

The Misterton Senior Citizens’ Annual Party is on Saturday 17th January 2015, in the Methodist Church Hall. If you have not attended before and would like an invitation, please contact Nikki Jaggard-Smith on 891629 to be included when the invitations are sent out in December. Those who attended last year will automatically receive an invite (but please note the change in who to contact).

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LINCOLN: Great Minds Events

Professor Scott Davidson: Magna Carta – Celebrating Liberty in 2015, 25th November, 1.30pm registration for a 2pm lecture, Harvard Lecture Theatre, LLMC, David Chiddick Building, Brayford Pool Campus, University of Lincoln.

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HEMSWELL CLIFF: Christian Church

Mobile Christian Church, twice monthly on Sunday afternoon: Louisberg Road 2-3pm, car park off Capper Ave 3-4pm.

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GAINSBOROUGH: Decorative & Fine Arts Society

The next meeting of the Society is on December 4th when David Philips will speak about ‘Is Christmas in Good Taste’?.... Always, at 1.45pm at Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough. For Membership call 01427 788568. Visitors very welcome £5 entrance. Lunch bookable with Rachel by the preceding Monday on 01427 838780 and Christmas mince pies will be served with tea.

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LUDDINGTON: Christmas Fair

THE ISLE GETS FESTIVE THIS NOVEMBER

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BLYTON: St Mary’s Church

On Saturday 20th December at 7pm there will be a Christmas Concert in Church. Back by popular demand, the East Riding of Yorkshire Brass Band will help get you in the Christmas mood.

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BELPER: Have Your Say!

This event gives people the opportunity to meet with the Borough Council’s Cabinet members to discuss matters of local interest on Wednesday 26th November from 6pm until 7pm at The Strutts Centre (the old Herbert Strutt School building), Derby Road, Belper DE56 1UU. There will be an opportunity to discuss matters individually, take part in the public ‘Question and Answer’ session, or you are welcome to just turn up and listen!

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BECKINGHAM: Classical Concert

Saturday 22nd November, commencing 7pm the ‘New World String Quartet’ will be holding a concert at the Willow Works, Beckingham in aid of Five Village First Responders. Tickets are £10 and available from the Village Shop or Colin Gibson 848707.

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Slideshow: This week’s best readers’ photos video

Here’s a slideshow of readers’ photos which have been published in the Gainsborough Standard.

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WEST STOCKWITH: New Housing Choice

Are you struggling with your housing situation? Do you need help and advice? Maybe Housing Choice can help!

WALKERINGHAM: Village Hall

Forthcoming events: Saturday 29th November 1-4pm, Christmas Fayre, with a variety of stalls and refreshments plus Santa in his Grotto, free entry and parking. Contact Anne 01427 890025 for details.

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Slideshow: This week’s best readers’ photos video

Here’s a slideshow of readers’ photos which have been published in the Gainsborough Standard.

UPTON & KEXBY: Quiz

Last week was in aid of the Christmas Market, £85 was raised. Winners were “Bernards Gang” & the “Oblong Table.” This week is for Children in Need.

STURTON BY STOW: Show Committee

Sturton and Stow Agricultural and Horticultural Association committee met at The Plough with Anthony Scawthon in the chair. The main business was to assess the success of the recent Show which had been well attended despite the inclement weather. Numbers of exhibits had increased in some classes whilst others were depleted. Various changes to the schedule were suggested for next year’s show. Finances were sound reported Pam Rose and Rebecca Andrews, Secretary gave a favourable report of the whole event. Thanks were expressed to everyone who supported the show and especially to all the various helpers at the time of the event.

MISTERTON: Share a Ride

Join the 785 people now registered with Bassetlaw Share-a-Ride, with over 250,000 shared journeys a year. Help to do your bit for the environment! Two people in Misterton car share their journey to Retford: each day they car share, they save £4.47 in fuel costs alone. Together, they saved over £1032 in the last year. The scheme enables people to car-share to and from work or for pleasure journeys. There are a number of benefits: Reduces traffic problems and traffic congestion, boosts the local economy and employment opportunities, cuts the cost of driving by sharing expenses, reduces the stress of driving, enables you to meet people you might not normally meet, enables those without cars to apply for jobs they could not apply for before, reduces car emissions. All you have to do is register your details by emailing: sharearide@bassetlawactioncentre.org.uk. Or call Bassetlaw Action Centre to request further information. You will then be sent a registration form for the scheme. There will be a number of questions relating to your preferences and the journeys you make. You do not have to own your own vehicle; however, you should make a note of this on your registration form. Once completed, your details will be entered onto the Share-a-Ride database. You will then be contacted with any possible matches. There is no charge for individual members - it is free to register and you may be taken off the database at any time you wish. For further information, contact Jayne Bullock, Bassetlaw Action Centre, on 01777 709650. The Misterton Centre is in partnership with BAC so call in there for further details and to register.

LEA: Church Service

A Sunday morning service is held every Sunday in Lea Methodist Church at 10.30am.

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HEMSWELL CLIFF: Christian Church

Mobile Christian Church, twice monthly on Sunday afternoon: Louisberg Road 2-3pm, car park off Capper Ave 3-4pm.

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BLYTON: Village Hall

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 17th November, in the village hall at 7pm.

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GAINSBOROUGH: Choral Society

On Saturday 15th November we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War with our concert “In Flanders Field” in All Saints’ Church Gainsborough at 7.30pm.

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BECKINGHAM: Classical Concert

Saturday 22nd November, commencing 7pm, the ‘New World String Quartet’ will be holding a concert at the Willow Works, Beckingham in aid of Five Village First Responders. Tickets are £10 and available from the village shop or Colin Gibson: 848707.

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Slideshow: This week’s best readers’ photos video

Here’s a slideshow of readers’ photos which have been published in the Gainsborough Standard.

WEST LINDSEY: Volunteers Needed!

Never has there been a better time to start volunteering in and around Gainsborough. There are lots of brand new opportunities with organisations that are looking for that special someone.... could it be you? Here are our top three volunteering opportunities for October:

UPTON & KEXBY: Quiz

Last week was in aid of the Rose & Crown Football Club, winners were “Bernard’s Gang” & “Oblong Tablers.” £190.60 was raised.

STURTON BY STOW: Family Worship

Was celebrated at Sturton Methodist Church when a number of families and friends met to share worship together. As it was Bible Sunday songs and readings were based on the bible. Devotions were led by David Justham and songs accompanied by Christine Bowler at the piano and James Elvidge on the guitar which included Tell me the old, old story and I will make you Fishers of Men. Coffee and a social time followed the service.

Joe's parents Ike and Nellie Ashton

VIDEO: Ex-MP Joe Ashton’s book recalls bread and dripping generation video

The Victorian days of clogs and women wrapped in shawls, trying to feed their starving kids, had gone. But in 1933, in October, it wasn’t much better for my dad and my mother, Ike and Nellie, writes former MP Joe Ashton.

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MORTON: Table Top Sale

Will be held in Morton Village Hall on Sunday November 9th, 2-4pm. 50p entrance, children free. Please note new earlier opening time.

MISTERTON: Ready for Christmas!

The countdown to Christmas begins this month with a number of traditional village events.

LEA: Church Service

A Sunday morning service is held every Sunday in Lea Methodist Church at 10.30am.

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HEMSWELL CLIFF: Christian Church

Mobile Christian Church, twice monthly on Sunday afternoon: Louisberg Road 2-3pm, car park off Capper Ave 3-4pm.

GAINSBOROUGH: 100 Anniversary of Great War

On Saturday 15th November we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War with our concert “In Flanders Field” in All Saints’ Church Gainsborough at 7.30pm.

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BLYTON: Remembrance Day Service

Will be held at the War Memorial on Sunday 9th November. We shall begin to assemble at 10.30 to 10.45am.

GAINSBOROUGH: Adult Learing Programme

Food Hygiene Course: 24th November, 9am-3pm, Hemswell Cliff CC.

EVERTON: Remembrance Day Service

Sunday 9th November, there will be a service in All Saints Church at 9.30am, followed by tea and biscuits.

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STURTON BY STOW: Family Worship

Was celebrated at Sturton Methodist Church when a number of families and friends met to share worship together. As it was Bible Sunday songs and readings were based on the bible. Devotions were led by David Justham and songs accompanied by Christine Bowler at the piano and James Elvidge on the guitar which included Tell me the old, old story and I will make you Fishers of Men. Coffee and a social time followed the service.

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SCOTTER: Commemorative Service

A special commemorative service will take place at the Methodist Chapel on Sunday 2nd November at 10.30am. This is a village service to honour the men of Scotter who served in the 1914/1918 War.

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BLYTON: Bingo

Bingo will be held on Saturday 1st November in Blyton Village Hall. Eyes down at 2pm.

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MISTERON: Diary Dates

Friday 31st October, Special Halloween riding activities, including competition and games. Fancy dress optional. £46 per person, Grove House Stables. Call 890802 to book.

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HEMSWELL CLIFF: Christian Church

Mobile Christian Church, twice monthly on Sunday afternoon: Louisberg Road 2-3pm, car park off Capper Ave 3-4pm.

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WEST STOCKWITH: Diary Dates

Saturday 15th November, Charity concert, with Giant Hogweed and The Kicks, in aid of cancer research, Misterton Sports Social Club, 7.30pm. Ticket-only (£7.50, call 848279).

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BECKINGHAM: Gardener’s Club

Beckingham Gardener’s Club had a good turn-out, including two new members, for their meeting on Monday 20th October. The speaker was Mike Reeve, talking about “Cottage Gardens”. Mike who lives in Sprotborough, is Chairman of the Yorkshire Group of Cottage Gardens and has travelled widely throughout Europe working in many large gardens. Mike took the Garden Club members on a journey, as he converted a garden belonging to a house he had bought, from a pile of rubble, into a lovely cottage garden. Mike illustrated his talk with many slides. Mike’s definition of a cottage gardener is ‘Someone who does not like to see Muck!’

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BLYTON: Halloween Disco

There will be a Halloween disco for children aged 14 years and under on Friday 31st October in Blyton Village Hall, 6.30-9pm. £1 entrance payable at the door. Fun and games for all, prizes for the best Halloween fancy dress. Refreshments available. All children are to be collected by a responsible adult at the end of the disco.

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GAINSBOROUGH: Autumn Fair

St George’s Church Community Hall, Heapham Road, Gainsborough will be holding an Autumn Fayre and Table Top Sale on Sat November 8th from 11am-2pm. There will be a raffle, tombola stall, cakes, gift stall and many other stalls.

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EPWORTH: Men’s Society

Commenced its 57th winter programme earlier this month with a three-course dinner at the town’s Red Lion Hotel.

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