Community News - Warsop

Ladies Probus

Met at the Parish Centre when president Mrs Paddy Holden welcomed members to the August meeting. She advised that the Strawberry Tea afternoon held at her home had raised over £500 for the clubs charity. A concert by the Dukeries Singers will take place in October at the Parish Church. Members discussed a boat trip which is planned for September. Mrs Judy Colby gave a talk entitled ‘Wardrobe Mistress’ after which Lunch was served after grace was said by Mrs Holden.

Dance Club

MC at Saturday week’s meeting at Woodside Hall was Mr D. Salt. Finance was organised by Mrs J. Mallet and refreshments were served by Mrs J. Woodcock, Mrs Linelli and Mrs V. Gibbons and Messers B. Taylor, D. Freeman, R. Hill and S. Hallett.


On Saturday week Chris Richards, Fred Flint, Bryn Richards, Adrian Hardy, Denis Smedley Andrew Richards and Philip Richards met in the ringing chamber of the Parish Church and rang for an afternoon wedding. On Sunday week Chris Richards, Fred Flint, Sandra Boot, Bryn Richards and Adrian Hardy rang the Double Bob method for Morning service. Ringers were conducted by Chris Richards.

Tuesday Club

Members met at Woodside Centre, Table games were organised by Mrs M. Siven. Sweep winners were Mrs P. Lea and Mrs K. Betts. Whist was organised by Mrs P. Lea and the winners were Mrs M. Lunn and Mr S. Lunn. Hostesses were Mesdames K. Betts, B. Rudd, L. Bown, E. Murtagh and M. Siven.

St Augustine’s Church

Sunday week’s Morning Holy Communion service was conducted by the Rector Reverend Angela Fletcher who also preached.

Rotary Club

Met at the Hostess Restaurant on Thursday week when president Roger Wright welcomed 25 members and guest, Brian Marples, chairman of the Warsop Branch of the Royal British Legion. Mr Marples was presented with a cheque for £2652.24 which will go towards this year’s Poppy Appeal. This was the proceeds of the Band of The RAF Regiment Concert at The John Fretwell Centre. Mr Marples thanked the club. Rtn Peter Hopkins gave a presentation on the work of The Royal British Legion with current serving personnel and their families.

PARISH Church: The celebrant at Sunday weeks early Holy Communion was the Rector Reverend Angela Fletcher who also preached. Mrs Ann Brookes assisted with the chalice. At the later service the Rector was both celebrant and preacher and Mrs Ann Brookes and Tony Hague assisted with the chalice. The reading was given by Mrs Edith Humphreys and the intercessions were led by Miss Kath Askey. Prayer Ministry was led by Miss Pat Brewin and Mrs Joyce Clarke. Organist Tony Herrod accompanied the choir. Yesterday week volunteers staffed the Cross Keys charity shop and café at the Parish Centre.

OAKLANDS: Tuesday weeks Charity Shop raised £156. Hostesses were Mesdames M. Pike, J. Davis and B. Cartwright. Helpers were Mesdames V. Howell, A. Hartshorn, C. Hawkins, P. Smith, A. Collier, D. Collier, K. Bates, A. White, J. Dane, B. Stockdale and M. Freer. Thursday weeks Tea Dance raised £52.50. MC’s were Mr E Dane and Mrs J Dane. Hostesses were Mrs .V Gibbons and Mrs J. Dane. Finance was organised by Mrs J. Dane.

Warsop Market Players: Auditions have started for this year’s pantomime which will be ‘Sleeping Beauty.’ and will be performed at Longden Terrace Miners Welfare in December.

ST Teresa’s R. C Church: Sunday week Mass was celebrated by Father K. Busby who also gave the Homily. The lesson was read by B. Brady and Eucharistic Ministers were A. M. Pearson, F. Barrett and D. Pearson. Children met in the church hall for activities before joining the main service at the Offertory.

MEDEN Sports Centre: The Save our Swimming Pool group have been meeting with Mansfield District Council to fight to save the Sports Centre and swimming Pool. There is now a new programme of events with various levels of affordable membership available at the centre. It is now up to the local community to utilise the centre and show that the service offered are needed and the message from the SOS group who have fought to keep these facilities open is Use it or Loose it.

WELLINGTON Close: Members met at the Kabin for bingo, socialising and refreshments on Monday, Wednesday and Friday week.