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SCOTTER: St Peter’s Church

On Sunday 28th September, St Peter’s Church will celebrate their Harvest Festival at 10am. Methodist Chapel - There will be no service at the Methodist Chapel on Sunday 28th September, all are welcome to join the congregation at St Peter’s at their Harvest Festival. The Methodist Chapel hold their Harvest Festival service on Sunday 5th October at 10.30am this will be taken by Rev David Leese.

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LEA: Church Service

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

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GAINSBOROUGH: Luncheon Club

The new season of Gainsborough and District Ladies Luncheon Club began with disappointment when it was announced that the speaker Paul Whittaker, founder of the charity Music and the Deaf, was unable to attend due to illness. The disappointment was short-lived however when Andrew Hesslewood, Paul’s replacement was introduced.

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WEST STOCKWITH: Diary Dates

Sunday 28th September, Misterton Horticultural, Arts & Crafts Show, Misterton Sports Social Club. Entries in between 10am and 2pm. For a schedule, call 891376.

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BECKINGHAM: Gardener’s Club

The Gardener’s Club had an excellent turn-out of 27 members and visitors for their first speaker meeting after the summer holidays, on Monday 15th September, at their new meeting time of 7.30pm. The speaker was Andrew Ward, talking about “Fabulous Foliage - A foil for flowers”. Andrew, from Norwell Nurseries, who has been a speaker at the club before, illustrated his talk with many slides to demonstrate how foliage accentuated the beauty of many flowers during a garden year.

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MISTERTON: Celebrating Old Age

A day especially for older people in Bassetlaw will be held at Retford Town Hall on Thursday 2nd October from 10am. There’s free door-to-door transport (call 01777 709650) and free bacon rolls between 10-11am. There will be a range of stalls giving information and advice relevant to older people.

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WALKERINGHAM: Village Hall

Saturday 27th September, a Village Ventures production for the family, Mr Honk and his Sad Trombone. A story of fun, music and comedy for the family audience(4 yrs and over). Prices Adults £8, Children £4, or Family tickets (two adults/two children) £20. Please contact Anne 01427 890025, or email walkeringhamvillagehall@yahoo.co.uk for more details and tickets or see our facebook page ‘Friends of Walkeringham Village Hall’.

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STURTON BY STOW: WI

The meeting began with the singing of Jerusalem and business was attended to. Members were reminded about the Coffee Morning for MacMillan on Friday 26th September from 10am-12noon. This was followed by a fascinating talk on Owls and Things by Annette Mckensie who brought along her young Barn Owl which was hand reared and very entertaining. Some of the members wore a safety glove to hold her themselves. After the talk members were able to peruse a wide selection of novelty items including cards, calendars, diaries and a wide variety of small gifts. The competition for An Owl was won by Joyce Newth and Sharron Banham and the raffle winner was Christine Bowler.

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BECKINGHAM: Church Service

Thursday 18th September, Holy Communion at 9.30am. Sunday 21st, Fourteenth in Trinity, No Service at Beckingham, Holy Communion at Walkeringham at 9.15am. Thursday 25th, Holy Communion at 9.30am.

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BLYTON: Evergreens

Members met on 11th September and were entertained by Sue Cooke who gave a demonstration of flower arranging. She expertly made three entirely different arrangements with flowers and foliage from her own garden. An enjoyable afternoon and the arrangements were given as raffle prizes. The next meeting will be on Thursday 25th September at The Golf Club. Lunch at 12.30pm.

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LEA: Church Service

A Sunday morning service is held every Sunday in Lea Methodist Church at 10.30am. All are welcome, do come along and enjoy fellowship with a very friendly group of people.

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WEST STOCKWITH: Summer Show

Performers young and old took to the stage in West Stockwith earlier this month to showcase their talents. The annual variety show saw performers across the age range from eight to 80 – and more!

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STURTON BY STOW: Parish Council

Met in the Old Schoolroom with Councillor Chris Elkington in the chair. Five local residents were also present. Minutes and accounts were agreed. Council reviewed all the village assets on their annual walkabout and it is agreed to request a street light on the Ashfield footpath and replace the seat on the corner of Thorpe Lane and Fleets Road.

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MISTERTON: Creative Craft Group

The monthly craft group begins on Thursday 25th September and runs for seven weeks. The workshop covers a range of creative craft techniques and those attending will complete a variety of fabric and papercraft items, including greetings cards and patchwork. The group meets in the Church Room, Church Lane, Misterton, on Thursdays from 1.30-3.30pm and is free for those on means-tested benefits and their unwaged dependents. Otherwise, the course costs £53.90. For further information, call Julie on 01777 706132 or 01246 278623. The course is delivered by the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA).

Haxey High Street. Picture: Andrew Roe

Snowy scenes in the Isle

This wintry image shows a snow covered Haxey High Street, believed to be in the early 1990s.

Colin Ella. Picture: Liz Mockler E0856LM

The Way We Were by Colin Ella - Part 162

Time was when the mighty Wurlitzer or Compton organs added to the excitement of a visit to the cinema.

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BECKINGHAM: Church Services

Thursday 4th September, Holy Communion at 9.30am. Sunday 7th, Twelfth in Trinity, Holy Communion at 9.15am. Thursday 11th, Holy Communion at 9.30am.

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BLYTON: Bingo

Bingo will be held on Saturday 6th September in Blyton Village Hall.

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MISTERTON: Coffee Morning

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning comes to Misterton in September and October as the village makes its contribution to the cancer support service provided by Macmillan. The coffee mornings are on Thursday 25th September from 10-11am in the methodist church, when there will also be a raffle. A second chance to support Macmillan is on Saturday 4th October in the Vicarage garden (in the Church Room if wet; time to be advised). Come along and help raise funds for a service that has helped local people with cancer.

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UPTON & KEXBY: Quiz

Last week was for the Upton & Kexby Planting scheme(Bloomers). Winners were “The Oblong Tabler’s” £110 was raised. This week is in aid of the Playing Fields, prior to this, there will be a meeting at 8pm.

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SCOTTER: Methodist Chapel

Rev Ruth Simpson will take the service on Sunday 7th September at 10.30am.

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WEST STOCKWITH: Summer Show

One Night Only! The annual village summer show is on Saturday 6th September in the Village Hall at 7pm. The show will feature songs, comedy, and dance – and there’s a raffle. Bring your own drinks. Buy your ticket at the door - £2.

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WILLINGHAM: WI

Our August WI meeting was a lively affair when the speaker for the evening, Connie Hurd, gave a talk and demonstration on Middle Eastern dancing. Members were invited to take to the floor and a thoroughly entertaining time was had by all as Connie talked us through the moves.

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STURTON BY STOW: Family Worship

Was celebrated at St Mary’s at Stow when families and friends gathered to share the Story of Moses as an example of a stranger growing up in a foreign land. The service was led by David Justham with music provided by Christine Bowler on keyboard and James Elvidge on guitar. Songs included I will enter His gates and Rejoice in the Lord, always sung as a round. Refreshments were served afterwards and the next Family Worship will be on Sunday 28th September at Sturton Methodist Church.

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