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New exhibitions unveiled in Rotherham

New exhibitions unveiled in Rotherham

Two new temporary exhibitions opened at Clifton Park Museum this week after the local landmark reopened its doors. The Youth Club exhibition depicts the youth culture in Rotherham from 1960s to 2021 and showcases objects, photos and memories to help tell a story of...

Exciting times ahead for Retford Hub!

Exciting times ahead for Retford Hub!

It is all change at Retford Hub, Churchgate, Retford.After starting it six years ago, the founders Chris and Louise Daniels are moving on to progress their other business interests and successors have been found to carry the community project forward. This is a big...

The Rotary Club of Retford

The Rotary Club of Retford

It is sad to report the passing of another Rotary Club of Retford member. The funeral of Dr Jo Walker, a retired GP, took place on 9th April. Again, because of the pandemic, members were prevented from showing their respects in the normal way but a small delegation,...

Lincolnshire Artists’ Society

Lincolnshire Artists’ Society

There will be varied themes and subject matter from the Lincolnshire Artists’ Society at their next exhibition, Vista, from Tuesday 31st August to Sunday 12th September at Sam Scorer Gallery, 5 Drury Lane, Lincoln LN1 3BNOpen daily from 10.00am to 4.00pm, it will be a...

Do you believe in coincidence?

Do you believe in coincidence?

Do you believe in coincidence? I was at a meeting of the local St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) recently, when one member started telling the group about someone who needed a few basic items of furniture and did not have the means to buy any. One of the other members...

Kirton in Lindsey Society

Kirton in Lindsey Society

All being well and current restrictions allowing, the Kirton in Lindsey Society intends to re-commence its regular meetings on Tuesday 22nd June.The talk this time is titled Agrarian to Industrialist – when Paul Scott, from the Sir Joseph Banks Society, makes a return...

BBQs, water rockets, badge presentations, St George and nature

BBQs, water rockets, badge presentations, St George and nature

7th Retford Scout Group managed a fun-filled month in April, starting off with a barbecue for both age groups with burgers, sausages, bread twists and marshmallows. The following week, they all made water rockets and had lots of fun firing them and getting wet.In...

The Musicality Singers

The Musicality Singers

Something different this time round. Some verses where two lines weave their separate ways through a poem until meeting together in the end – just as (hopefully) The Musicality Singers will do in September. Notes for a Locked Down ChoirWhen we get back together to...

This girl…loves sleepovers!

This girl…loves sleepovers!

At 1st Gainsborough Brownies and 2nd Gainsborough Rainbows, just like their weekly meetings, sleepovers have gone virtual! “So much more sleep for the volunteer leaders, just as much fun for the Brownies!” said the Unicorn Leader, Sparkle Shimmer, of 1st Gainsborough...

Scout Christmas Post

Scout Christmas Post

Kenny and Hazel Newstead are hoping to be able to offer the Scout Christmas Post service again this year in the Retford area. They will advertise in later editions of Retford Life and local Facebook pages, the details of the cost and where to buy the special stamps,...