Community News - Warsop

Old Warsop Society

Twenty five members met on Wednesday week at the Parish Centre when Dr Donald Hawthorn gave an illustrated talk entitled ‘Antiques of Tomorrow’ and explained he makes modern jewellery with precious stones. Chairman Mr L. Clarke gave a vote of thanks and refreshments were served by Mrs K. Milburn and Mrs S. Marshall.

Probus Club

Met on Wednesday week at the Parish Centre when President High Ashton welcomed members and announced the death of former member Peter Rogers. Speaker Mr David Coleman gave a talk entitled ‘Pitman’ and dressed as a 1950 miner, explaining the use of the equipment he was wearing. He spoke of his experiences down the pit and of his father and an accident that almost killed him and stopped him mining forfive years until he joined mines rescue. Afterwards 22 members had lunch.


Met on Thursday week at the Methodist church, when they had a Halloween themed evening. They played various games including apple bobbing and wrap the mummy. Miss K. Howard was assisted by explorer Scout Jordan Grieve.

Parish Church

Bells were rung for a wedding on Saturday week and for the morning service. The celebrant and preacher at Sunday weeks early morning service was the Rector Reverend Angela Fletcher. Mrs Ann Brookes assisted with the chalice. At the later service the Rector was the celebrant and Mrs Cathy Picken preached. The lesson was read by Mrs Joy Brealy and intercessions were led by Miss Kath Askey. Prayer Ministry was led by Miss Pat Brewin and Paul Skidmore. Mrs Jane Skidmore and Tony Hague assisted with chalice. Yesterday week volunteers staffed the CrossKeys charity shop and café at the Parish Centre.

Camera Club

Members took part in a three way competition on Monday week.

Methodist Church

Sunday week’s service was conducted by Mr P. Relf who also preached.

St Augustine’s Church

Sunday week’s morning Holy Communion was conducted by the Rector Reverend Angela Fletcher and the preacher was Mrs Cathy Picken.

Saturday Dance Club

MC at Saturday week’s meeting at Woodside Hall was Mr D. Salt. Finance was organised by Mrs H. Pearson and Mrs M.Mellors. Refreshments were provided by Mr G. Hawksworth on the occasion of his birthday and were served by Mrs J. Woodcock, Mrs H. Pearson and Mr S. Hallett and Mr R. Hill.

Royal British Legion

The Notts Police Band gave a concert at Warsop Parish Church on Saturday week. All proceeds were in aid of the Warsop, Meden Vale and District Branches Poppy Appeal. Musical Director Gary Glover put together a varied assortment of music to suit all tastes. He started with a selection of marches, followed by a haunting rendition of Gareth Malone’s, and Military Wives Choir, ‘Wherever You Are,’ played by flautist Emma Goodman. A selection of Star Trek Themes and Cartoon classics filled the middle section, ending with some classical pieces. A moving Nimrod started the section followed by Remembrance classics such as ‘Now the Day Is Over,’ and the Last Post. The concert closed with a selection of pieces from Miss Saigon and raised over £400 towards the Appeal.


Met on Thursday week at the Methodist church and began working towards their communicator badge by making code wheels to send messages and using a telephone to read a message. New members went through the membership award learning about the history of Cubs. Mr A. Melless and Mr I. Taylor were assisted by Explorer Scouts Jordan Grieve and Lorna Shepherd. On Saturday week Beavers, Cubs and Scouts went on a coach visit to the museum of science and industry in Manchester.

St Teresa’s RC Church

Sunday weeks Morning Mass was celebrated by Father Frisby who also gave the Homily. The reading was given by B. Hopkinson and Eucharistic Minsters were F. Barrett, M. Booth and A. Burgin. Children met in the church hall for activities before joining the main service at the offertory. On Wednesday week the prayer group met at the convent. £130 was raised from the recent social evening held in the church hall.

Tuesday Club

Members met at Woodside Hall yesterday week when Hostesses were Medammes K. Betts, L. Bown, E. Murtagh, M. Siven and B. Rudd. Table games were organised by Mrs L. Bown. Sweep winners were Mrs B. Rudd and Mr D. Mytom. Whist was organised by Mrs P. Lea and the winners were Mrs P. Lea and Mrs D. Pollard.


Met on Wednesday week at the Methodist Church and looked at first aid, and what items should be in a first aid kit. They were also shown how to use bandages for various injuries. Mr A. Grieve was in charge.

Rotary Club

The club held its annual bonfire at Scarcliffe Lanes on Saturday week when almost 200 people attended and raised £910. President Roger Wright thanked the public for their attendance and announced that two groups have been earmarked for a donation and the rest of the money will go into the club funds for further charity work. Members of the club will again staff Santa’s Grotto at the Warsop Christmas Gala in December.

Age Concern

Members met yesterday week for luncheon and bingo at Friendship House.