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COMMUNITY: Coffee morning - venue change

West Stockwith will join the world’s biggest coffee morning with an event to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Care on Saturday, September 17.

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COMMUNITY: Summer holiday activities in Retford

Summer party fun, dance, games and entertainment with light refreshments on Wednesday, August 31, 10am to noon for under tens and 1pm to 3pm for 11 years plus at Stephen House, Chapel Gate, Retford, £5 per person.

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COMMUNITY: Table top sale, Morton

The next sale at Morton village hall will be on Sunday, September 25, 2pm to 4pm.

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COMMUNITY: Misterton Primary School

Need help with spelling? Can’t work out percentages? 
A new course to help improve maths and English begins in September at Misterton Primary School.

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COMMUNITY: Lea Village hall

Lea village hall are pleased to continue their programme of films in collaboration with Flix in the Stix.

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COMMUNITY: St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Gainsborough

At the 150th anniversary recently, the bishop who had arrived back from Lourdes the previous day, concelebrated mass with priest, Father Gabriel Offor and Father Patrick O’Doherty.

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COMMUNITY: Gainsborough Ramblers

Sunday, September 4, Youlgreave (Derbys) for a nine mile walk. Meet at Gainsborough Roseway car park (8.30am). Tel. L. Shelley on: 01427 810840.

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COMMUNITY: Gainsborough Organ society

The society starts off their new season with their AGM on Thursday, September 1, at the usual venue, the Weston Rooms, Hickman Street, Gainsborough, starting at 7.30pm for the meeting and for those who are coming for the concert only, it is expected to start at 8.30pm.

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COMMUNITY: Lunch time concerts in Gainsborough

Tuesdays at 1.05pm at All Saints’ Church, Gainsborough.

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COMMUNITY: Ladies luncheon club

The new season of Gainsborough & District ladies luncheon club begins on Thursday, September 8.

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COMMUNITY: Gainsborough flower club

Gainsborough & district: Meet ten months of the year (Feb-Nov) on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Blues Club, Gainsborough, from 7.15pm.

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COMMUNITY: Gilbert & Sullivan tribute

The Wandering Minstrels are a professional theatre group who perform Gilbert and Sullivan music in historic costume.

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COMMUNITY: Gainsborough Probus

John Ramm spoke about ‘That Other World’ at the Probus meeting on 15th August.

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COMMUNITY: Gainsborough Model Railway Society

Those looking for an attraction this bank holiday weekend should visit the Gainsborough Model Railway, says society chairman Chris Wragg “Our railway has something to offer for all ages. Children enjoy counting the number of wagons or carriages in a train, and working out the route followed by trains through our many tunnels. For their grandparents, the railway will often bring back memories of the days of steam.

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COMMUNITY: Laughton Womens’ Institute

On a chilly August evening local historian Paul Howitt Cowan took members on a tour of the Market Street and Church Street area of Gainsborough. 
The starting point was the Roseway car park where a bomb had fallen in 1942, demolishing the buildings that were there. The group were conducted through Chapel Yard, a narrow pedestrian passageway leading into Market Street where they viewed the former county court, an elegant Georgian building of five bays and three storeys which is now used as offices, and the adjacent Friends’ Meeting House which dates from 1704, with minor additions in the 19th century. Both properties have delightful rear gardens. 
Further along Market Street, on the northern side, the Georgian properties give way to a series of unattractive shops and offices dating from the 1960’s. Another grand building on the corner leading into the Market Place is the NatWest Bank. This was built in the neo-Georgian style in 1926. Turning into Church Street Paul pointed out a small building which was where the infant Rose wrappings company had its original workshop. Across the road there is a heritage ‘blue plaque’ marking Rose’s connection with this part of the town. Another iconic building, the former 1930’s State Cinema, closed many years ago and became a department store before closing and re-opening as a club, which has in turn also closed. Across the road is The Horse and Jockey pub, a hostelry with origins in the 1700’s. Paul next led members to the John Robinson Memorial Church which was built in 1896. Across the road and to the right in Roseway is the recently established Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet, and to the left the entrance to Barnaby’s Yard, built around 1790, and one of the few remaining ‘yards’ for which Gainsborough was noted.

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COMMUNITY: Retford Summer holiday activities

The seaside comes to APTCOO. August 22 and 24, 10am to noon for the under tens and 1pm to 3pm for 11 years plus at Stephen House, Chapel Gate, Retford. £4 per person.

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COMMUNITY: Gainsborough Ramblers

Sunday, August 21, Vale of Belvoir, for a six to eight mile walk.

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COMMUNITY: Lunch time concerts

Tuesdays at 1.05pm at All Saints’ Church, Gainsborough.

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COMMUNITY: Bookstart Bear visits Gainsborough

Bookstart Bear is visiting Gainsborough library for a very special storytime on Thursday, August 18, at 10am to 10.30am. 
Lynne Cook, team leader at Gainsborough library said: “We are really excited that Bookstart Bear is visiting Gainsborough library. The storytime is free and for pre-school children aged 0 to four years.

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COMMUNITY: Gainsborough ladies luncheon club

The new season of Gainsborough & District ladies luncheon club begins on Thursday, September 8.

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COMMUNITY: Gainsborough Uphill Community Centre

Macmillan Coffee morning and fundraising event at Gainsborough Uphill Community Centre, Sunday, September 4, 11am to 1pm.

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COMMUNITY: Hatha Yoga Classes

Walkeringham Village Hall, Monday 9am to 10am and Thursday 6pm to 7pm. £6 per class.

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COMMUNITY: Free Exercise Class in Retford

Come and join in for fun exercise classes with the first two classes free.

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    Wednesday 31 Aug

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    Thursday 1 Sep

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    Friday 2 Sep

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    Saturday 3 Sep

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    Sunday 4 Sep

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    Speed 15 mph