Brownies explore the new Scrooby Village Trail

by | 14 August 2021 | Community Focus, Environment, Local Experiences, Retford, Retford Life

Find out more about our local arts heritage by completing the Scrooby Trail of Discovery created by The Arts Society Dukeries.
The trail, which was launched recently with the Ranskill Brownies, highlights Scrooby’s many interesting features for children and the families to discover, not least the Pilgrim Fathers connection, particularly important given the Mayflower 400 anniversary last year.
The Brownies had a very enjoyable meeting walking round the village finding out the answers to the new trail. Did you know that the Pilgrim Father William Brewster had sons called ‘Love’ and ‘Wrestling’? Afterwards, the Brownies were rewarded for their hard work with an ice lolly, a sticker and a certificate provided by the Society.
Copies of the trail are now available in the village if you and your family would like to give it a try. It is also available to download from QR code posters displayed in Scrooby.
For nearly 20 years many Societies have created Trails of Discovery for their local areas. The first trails were made for children to follow in churches, but more recently there have been new initiatives in other places of worship and historic buildings, and also trails around towns and villages.
Memory Trails, designed for use by groups working with those who live with dementia, have also been made over the last few years. These guide people around a church with wording to prompt memories and discussion.
The Arts Society Dukeries hold monthly lecture meetings, normally at the Carlton Civic Centre, but during the pandemic these have been on Zoom, for members and guests. They now have a summer break, with no lectures in August or September.
The proposed lecture on 6th October is on the ‘Yorkshire Seaside Heritage’. This lecture could be at the Carlton Civic Centre depending on the restrictions and the choice of members at the time. Please see the October Life magazine.
For further details on the lectures or the art projects of the Society, please call Chairman Suzanne on 01909 290488 or visit www.theartssociety.org/dukeries.