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I’m very pleased to say that Tania Sketchley and Wilma Mee are going to take over the producing of the Newsletter (contact details are on the back page).
Thank you so much Ladies for taking this on! As it is my last Edition I am producing I would like to just say a couple of thank you’ s.
First off is to Richard Collett and his team of distributors - a thankless task in the middle of winter!
Michael Woodhead for printing off and making sure I haven’t made too many mistakes!
Thank you all.
It remains for me to wish all the very best to Tania & Wilma and wish you and your Families a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

The newsletter is an important part of village life and keeps everyone informed of Events, Church Services, Charity Work and Sponsorship.

So if you wish for anything to be included in the next edition then please contact either Tania or Wilma before the 26th of the month at:-

Tania Sketchley -

Wilma Mee - 01889 591095

Would you like a Digital Version of this Newsletter?

If you do then please drop Tania an email and I can put you on the distribution listing.

Tania & Wilma - Editor’s

Ben Turner Tractor Run 16th December at the Crown 14:00


Boxing Day In The Crown

Family Fun afternoon, Family Quiz, Raffle & Play Your Cards Right.

£10 per team (upto 6 people) to enter the Quiz.

In aid of the Royal Derby Hospital Eye Care Unit

Santa's Singers Friday 21st December

6pm Tea with Santa at the Crown

7pm ‘Santa’s Singers’

Start at the Crown, all welcome to join in, children to be accompanied by adults, singing around the Village stopping at Santa’s Singing signs on Pearl Bank, Western Bank, Village Hall Car Park & the Phone Box.

Please wear suitable clothing, Santa Hats, High Vis clothing & bring torches.

Return to the crown for live music by Charlotte Bettson

Collection for Local Mental Health Charities

Christmas Porclain Workshop


Rememberance Sunday

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Newsletter Volunteers


Do you know anyone, young or old, who would like to take over editing the newsletter? Perhaps someone undertaking Duke of Edinburgh, Scout or Guide awards requiring community involvement.
I feel it’s time to pass the ‘batten’ on so please get in touch - it will be a shame if the newsletter has to halt but I’m afraid I have far too many commitments and not enough time to continue.
Thank you.
Mark Foley

Magic Evening

Saturday 20th October at 7.30pm

A close-up Magic Evening plus cabaret with Allan
Humphries and members of Derby Magic Circle will be held in the Village Hall on the above date.

Tickets are £8.00 to include a pate, cheese and pickle supper and a glass of wine and can be purchased from Ann Murray on 591181 and Allan Humphries on 590975.

Village Hall Events

Weekly Fitness Class each Thursday at 2pm.

Chinese Auction - Saturday 17th November.

Xmas Bazaar - Saturday 1st December. If you are interested in a stall then please contact Tania on 01889 590736 or 07515 832101.

Pottery Class - Monday 26th 6.30pm to 9pm.


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The next meeting of the WI is on Monday 10th December at 7.30pm in the Coronation Hall. It is our Christmas Party and after a short Business meeting the festivities will begin. We will have a fuddle, games and finish with singing a few carols. A raffle will be held and please bring along a Christmas joke.
A reminder that the Culland Group WI Carol Service is at Cubley Church on Sunday 9th December at 2.30pm.

Fitness Class

Weekly Fitness Class each Thursday at 2pm.

For further info contact: Tania 01889590736 or 07515832101
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Marston Singers

The singing group took the decision to take a break and reconvene at end of November with a view to practice Christmas Carols in preparation for  Carol Singing in the community on Friday 21st December.
The dates we plan to meet at Alison and Ian's start from Thursday 29th November at 7.30,  weekly up to the 21st December.

MMCH 100 Club Lotto Draw 2018

Coronation Hall 2018 Lotto

The 11th draw of the 2018 Lotto took place at the recent Chinese Auction event, the following numbers were drawn this month:

1st Prize (£50) - Number 8
2nd Prize (£25) - Number 51
3rd Prize (£25) - Number 68

As you may be aware we will be running the Lotto again in 2019, Application Forms have been distributed around the Village but are also available from Village Hall Committee Members.
Your participation in the Lotto is very much appreciated and helps to support the maintenance and running of the Village Hall.

The Village Hall Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of our fundraising activities throughout the year and wish you and your families a very
Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

Book Club

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Book Club
If you are interested in joining us - we are very friendly and meet on the Second Wednesday each month. Our current book is Anne Michaels ‘Fugitive Pieces’. Book of the month for November is Roddy Doyle ‘The Woman who walked in to doors’. Book of the month for December will be Rachel Abbot ‘Sixth Window’. Please contact Eleanor Shakespeare on 590519 if you would like further details.