News – Page 11

Ghost Stories for Christmas

Following the success of our midsummer quiz evening, CORE is pleased to announce that we are co-hosting an evening of Ghost Stories at Calverton Village Hall on 11 December, 7.00 for 7.30 pm.

We are partnering The Hothouse Theatre, another local charity, who are presenting a selection of short classic ghost tales by such writers as Charles Dickens. Be prepared to be scared – they are sp-oo-oo-oo-ky!

Supper is included but there is no bar so you are free to bring your own tipple and glasses. Tickets will be on sale at The CORE Centre, Calverton.

Funds raised will go to support both charities.

Woodborough in Bloom

The winter planting is now completed, thank you to all those who have given their time to do this.

The two old planters on the grass verge of 38 Main Street have now been replaced by a new one, standing on a stone slab base.  Thank you to Ray Robson, Robert Hanson and Colin Starke for the manpower of dismantling and removing.

A thank you to Paul Reed for his final watering of the season before the bowser goes into winter storage.

We await the results of the Best Kept Village, due to come out this month.

Jan, Elizabeth and Jane

To Make You Smile

I own a pencil that used to be owned by William Shakespeare, but he chewed it a lot. Now I can’t tell if it’s 2B or not 2B.


I was visiting my daughter and son-in-law last week  I asked if I could borrow a newspaper. “This is the 21st century, old man,” my son-in-law said. “We don’t waste money on newspapers. Here, you can borrow my iPad.”

I can tell you, that fly never knew what hit it……….


My grandpa would always tell me that when he was growing up, in rural Wales, his mother would give him sixpence and send him down to the shop. He’d come back with 2 loaves of bread, half a gallon of milk, a dozen eggs, and a pound of pork. He says you can’t do that now a days – too many security cameras.

Forwarded by Andrew Ball


Parkinson’s Support Group

The members were asked to bring their pillows to the October meeting.  Group Physiotherapist Annabel Kingsbury gave tips on how to get the maximum benefit out of relaxing in a chair.   Using the pillow for support and correct positioning of feet, arms and hands made a surprising difference to our comfort level and depth of relaxation.

Group Secretary Sandra had a far from relaxing time later that day as she took part in a Charity Zumbathon at Southwell Leisure Centre.  Zumba instructor Karen Hutchins, helped by Tony, Kirsty and Jo, spent many hours choosing, and practising, enough routines for the 3 hour session.  It was brilliant fun and Sandra surprised herself by doing most of the routines with the help of energy boosting chocolate bars.   

Thanks to the generosity of Southwell Leisure Centre,  Southwell & District Lions Club and Avant Homes keeping costs minimal the event raised £368.60 which was divided between Over the Rainbow and Teenager Cancer Trust.    

Our Chairman Michael is also a member of Southwell & District Lions Club. He had been helping with the Swimathon so had to dash from one event to the other to present Karen with a plant as a thank you from our members. 

If you would like to know more about this friendly independent group please contact Michael & Sandra by email or Phone 01636 812399 or 07956 974024.   

We meet from 11.00 – 1.00 on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Reach UK, Prebend Passage, Southwell NG25 0JH. Just £1 per person and a plate of food towards the buffet lunch.