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Royal British LegionShirebrook Miners Welfare Unison Band led the Remembrance Day parade to Holy Trinity Church from the Market Place via Market Street, Station Road, Carter Lane, The Rocklands, Main Street and Church Drive. Brownies, Guides and members of the Cadet Fire Service joined others in the parade. Glenn Birks played Reveille and The Last Post. A two minutes’ silence was observed. Darren Morley carried the Royal British Legion Standard and Debbie Kelk the Union Flag. The Kohima Epitaph and eulogy were read by Mr R. Mayes. Mr G. Stokes read the Roll of Honour. Band members were conducted in church by Assistant Musical Director, Janeen Burrows. The church service was conducted by the Rev C. Beresford. Wreaths were laid by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Derby, Mrs Fiona Canon, Shirebrook Town Council, RBL Shirebrook, RBL Shirebrook (Women’s Section), RBL Social Club, Salvation Army, Fire Service, Shirebrook Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Early Birds Day Nursery, Shirebrook Bowls Club, RBL Fishing Club, Shirebrook Night Owls Scooter Club and other individuals.

Tuesday Dance

Dancers were welcomed to Shirebrook Miners Welfare Social Centre by Mrs M. Blakemore. Mrs M. Goodall organised and led the dancing. Mr P. Goodall provided the music.

Keep Fit

Mrs K. Lindsay welcomed Mesdames C. Benson, D. Wake, J. Charlesworth, S. Creswell, B. Barson, G. Mee, D. Stevenson and M. Mitchell to Shirebrook Village Hall yesterday week for line dancing and gentle exercise to music.

Christian Centre

Mrs A. M. Hellewell led yesterday week’s Alpha Course meeting. Four of the members attended a one day ‘Away Day’ in Nottingham where they studied the Holy Spirit. Pastor P. Hellewell led the Sunday week celebration meeting when he took as his title, ‘How far do you want to go?’

Chit Chat Club

Mrs D. Gough welcomed members to Shirebrook Village Hall yesterday week. Members played bingo with caller Miss M. Gough and held a raffle won by Brenda Grumbly. Refreshments were served by Miss M. Gough assisted by Mesdames A. Toon, M. Howard and S. Garton.

Early Birds Club

Becky Fletcher and Pauline Chapman led the children’s activities which included writing letters to Santa Claus, discussing the dangers of bonfires and fireworks and drawing pictures representing Bonfire Night. Children sketched pictures of themselves for a scrapbook, started to prepare pictures for an advent calendar, listened to a story about Remembrance Day and made paper poppies.

Salvation Army

Assistant home League Secretary, Mrs M. Mason led yesterday week’s members meeting when she took as her title, ‘Sight and Spectacles.’ Volunteers served at four coffee mornings. Parents and children were welcomed to Buddies playgroup meeting on Wednesday week by Dorothy Plant and Diane Cooper. Jean Leadbeater led the Sunshine Club members meeting on Friday week when she spoke about, ‘Dolls’ and read a poem by Pam Ayres entitled ‘The Dolly on the Dustcart.’ Members also completed word search puzzles. On Friday week Maj Ina Neill organised a two course dinner as a thank you to volunteers who had worked throughout the year. Members joined the Remembrance Day parade and the morning service at Shirebrook Holy Trinity Parish Church. The evening Salvation meeting was led by Maj Neill who spoke about Armistice Day. Certificates were presented to volunteers by Maj Neill. A Christmas Fayre is to be held on Saturday 1st December 9-12pm.

Self Help Group

Mesdames G. Mee, I. Cooke, E. Hayes and D. Graves prepared a room at Shirebrook Village Hall ahead of the members meeting at Shirebrook Village Hall on Wednesday week. Mrs Mee welcomed members, collected subscriptions and called the bingo. Raffle prizes were provided by Mrs K. Lindsay and won by Mrs M. Griffiths. Mesdames A. Toon, N. Ayres, A. Kane and S. Garton scored 10/10 in a general knowledge quiz. Refreshments were served by J. Edson, S. Garton, M. Griffiths and D. Stevenson.

Happy Chat Club

Julie Bonsall welcomed members to Shirebrook Leisure Centre on Wednesday week. A raffle was organised by Ann Locke and table games by Sue Bennett. Raffle winners were Ada and Joyce Askew. Members visited the John Fretwell Centre for a concert by a tribute to Take That. New members welcome weekly at 10am.

Staff and Social Club

Mr M. Fletcher hosted a games night on Monday week. Darts winner was Kevin Brooks, pool match winner was Malcolm Fletcher and the dominoes winner was Tony Kuncyusz.

Grange Care Home

Hamilton Suite residents made a large Guy Fawkes, pulled party poppers and watched sparklers being lit outdoors. In the residential lounge, residents completed word search puzzles about Bonfire Night and held a reminiscence session. In the Nursing Unit, residents listened to Jim Reeves and Elvis Presley on cd. All residents were entertained by singer Paul Hopkins on Tuesday week afternoon. Activities were led by Mandy Lindley and Natasha Westwood.

Holy Trinity Church

The Remembrance Day service and prayers were led by Rev C. Beresford. Bible readings were by Derek Maynard and Brownies. Janet Downing, Barbara White and James Taylor took the collection.

Shirebrook Academy

Family Fun Community Night sessions were re-launched 5-6.30pm on Wednesday week. Activities included multi sports, table tennis, belly dancing and a film show. Further details and feature film of the week can be found at .

Methodist Church

Sunday week’s evening worship was led by Robert Fennell. It included prayers and hymns of remembrance. Readings were by Linda Carter and Lindsey Ferreday.

Unison Band

Led by Musical Director, Mark Wilcockson, band members performed a concert at Mansfield Colliery Welfare. The concert was divided into three sections. The first part being a traditional brass band concert which included a cornet solo played by Glen Birks, ‘My Love is Like a Red, Red, Rose’ and a bass trombone solo played by Nick Stokes entitled, ‘King of the Road’. To mark Remembrance weekend the second section was devoted to marches and tunes from the war era plus modern items which included the band playing the march ‘Arnhem’, a Glen Miller medley, a piece called ‘Hymn to the Fallen’ from the film ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and a medley of popular war time favourites such as ‘We’ll Meet Again’, ‘Lilli Marlene’ and ‘The White Cliffs Of Dover.’ The final part of the concert had a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ theme.