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Rotary Club of Church Wilne – Seniors’ Spring Party

We are delighted to announce that our members have again been invited to the Rotary Club of Church Wilne’s Seniors’ Spring Party which is being held in the Spondon Village Hall on Saturday 6th May between 1:30pm and 4:00pm.

There will be the usual combination of musical entertainment, good food and excellent company and as always all of this is free!

This event is always a highlight for our members and transport to and from the venue will be available where needed.

Anyone wanting to go must notify the Borrowbrook Office as soon as possible giving your name, address and telephone number. You should also advise us on whether you will be making your own way there, will be able to travel on coaches which are sent round the area or, due to you being less mobile, you need to be picked up by car. Pick-ups from Borrowash and Ockbrook will commence at approximately 12:30pm. There is also the option of gluten-free food so if this is required please advise us when booking for the party.

The Borrowbrook office will collate the information and pass it on to the organisers for processing. Members will then be contacted direct by the Rotary Club giving them details of the transport.

 

SOS Fashion Show and Sale (In aid of Borrowbrook Home Link)

One of these shows was run in late 2016 and was so popular that it seemed logical to run another one but with the proceeds from ticket sales and the raffle going to the Borrowbrook Home Link.

Models of all sizes will display ladies’ High Street fashion and some specials, all available at greatly reduced prices. There will also be a facility for trying on garments (but this is optional). In addition to the garments worn by models, there are many racks of clothes for you to go through (all new) and all for sale. The clothes are carefully selected to represent all age groups, all sizes and for all occasions.

This is a really fun evening not to be missed and a chance to pick up a bargain too, so don’t miss out and we’d love to see you there.

At Borrowash Methodist Church Hall, on Friday 19th May 7.30pm start. Tickets on sale from the Borrowbrook office at £4.00 in advance or £5.00 at the door.

 

Summer Trip to Mr Straw’s House.

Our Summer Trip on Tuesday 11th July this year is to the famous Mr Straws House in Worksop. It has featured on television on many occasions but as a unique glimpse into history you really need to experience it for yourself. Step back in time to the 1920s and discover how a family lived in a Midlands market town through their furnishings and basic household objects.

The modest semi-detached house at number 7, Blyth Grove has remained virtually unchanged since the Straw’s lived there in 1923. For over 60 years they threw little away and chose to live without many of the modern comforts we take for granted today.

Treasured possessions and ordinary domestic items can still be seen exactly where their owners left them.

Refreshments are available in the house for anyone waiting to either join a viewing group or those waiting for other groups to complete their viewing.

Once our party has completed the tour we get back on the coach and travel for approximately 15 minutes to the Dukeries Garden Centre where we have approximately 90 minutes to have lunch, visit the Farm Shop and have a good look round before setting off back home.

Because of the nature of this trip there will obviously be a reduced limit on the number of attendees. As usual the trip will only suit members able to get up and down the coach steps and the stairs in the house unaided so please consider this if you are ordering tickets for others as health and safety regulations will apply to ensure the safety of all of our travelling members.

Picking-up points will be agreed with members when you purchase the tickets and will commence at 9.00am. The coach will get back to the parish at approximately 3.30pm.

Tickets for this trip will cost £19.50 each which includes the entry charge to the house. Unfortunately no refunds will be available if you are unable to travel as we have to pay all the costs in advance.