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DIARY DATES - Friday 18th February: Surgery with John Mann MP, The Misterton Centre, ring 01909 506200 for appointment. Sunday 20th February: Kidz’ Klub, Church Room, 9am; Holy Communion, Methodist Church, 10.30am. Wednesday 23rd February: Holy Communion, All Saints’ Church, 9.30am; Women’s fellowship, Methodist Hall, 2pm. Thursday 24th February: Drop-in surgery for voluntary or community groups looking for funding, Retford Action Centre, 10am–3.30pm; Charity fashion show and sale in aid of Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia, Worksop Town Hall, from 7pm, tickets £5, call 01909 533117. Friday 25th February: Surgery with Dist Coun Hazel Brand, The Misterton Centre, 9.30am-10.30am, ring 891872 for appointment. Saturday 26th February: Bazaar, All Saints’ Church, 10am–noon, range of stalls, art exhibition; refreshments. Monday 28th February: Five-week beginners’ jewellery course starts, Children’s Centre, 1pm-3pm, details 892500.


PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - An old friend of Retford and District Photographic Society, Peter Yeo, visited this week to present his new lecture entitled Here, There and Somewhere Else. Members and visitors really did see a bit of everything, with an eclectic selection of photos on various different themes. Peter is well travelled with his photography, but some of his most striking images taken of a copse of silver birch trees shrouded in mist demonstrated to the audience that beauty can be found close to home and places you wouldn’t expect - they were right beside the A46 Lincoln by-pass! Peter also exhibited a number of fantastic images shot with a small compact camera he keeps in his pocket, thus proving that you don’t need a top of the range expensive D-SLR to take great photos. For further information on forthcoming speakers at RDPS please visit or contact the club secretary on 01777 818792.


Lynn Bywood, 01724 762065.

WQMEN’S INSTITUTE - Guests were welcomed to the W.I.’s February meeting when John and Val Holland gave a very interesting talk and slide show entitled Scotter To Brigg. Their hobby is collecting old postcards and it was a good example of how people worked and played in the “good old days”.

WHIST - Winners at the whist drive held in the chapel schoolroom on Tuesday 8th February were: ladies - J Moore, C Fox and M Dickins; gents - L Stephenson, J Hemsworth and K Moore. V White partnered by K Moore won the miniature. The MC was Reg Stride.

WOMEN’S HOUR - Jean Benson presided when Women’s Hour met in the Methodist schoolroom on Wednesday 9th February. The pianist for the meeting was Jean Savage. The speaker was David Capes whose theme for the afternoon was the Lake District, David’s talk covered the buildings in the Lake District as well as the lakes and he accompanied his talk with slides of the area. The speaker the previous week was the Rev Lyn Gregg who had reached the letter H in the alphabet of Saints. She chose to speak about the life of Saint Hildegard from Germany. The speaker when Women’s Hour meet on Wednesday 23rd February at 2pm will be Graham Wroot.

COFFEE - A coffee morning will take place in the chapel schoolroom on Saturday 19th February from 10am to noon. This is a fundraising event for Lindsey Lodge Hospice.

METHODIST CHAPEL - Mr A Wilson will take the service on Sunday 20th February at 10.30am.


Mrs C. Bowler, 01427 788471.

BINGO - A bingo session will be held in Sturton Village Hall on Wednesday 23rd February at 2pm. Proceeds are for the Evergreens Summer Outing.

FAMILY WORSHIP - An interdenominational time of lively worship prepared for families of all ages, especially the young, will be held at Sturton Methodist Church on Sunday 27th February at 10.30am. Come and share this time of fellowship.


Mrs L. Alsop, 01427 838502; email:

VILLAGE HALL - Due to two members resigning the committee is very depleted so if there is anyone who would like to join the village hall committee please contact Pauline Chester on 788611. The village hall is an important part in village life and no one wants to see it close so please come and support it.

QUIZ - Last week’s quiz was for the village hall with Dave Farrow the quizmaster. The Round Table, The Quips and Gavin’s Team were all winners and £110 was raised. This week’s quiz is for the playing field.