Behind the scenes at the Parochial Shrovetide Social held in Trebeck Hall on 20th Februray.
Members of the Minster’s Social Committee of the Parochial Committee, their wives and husbands, all helped produce, serve and clear away the meal served at the Social.
About 75 people were entertained by the Minster Handbell Ringers and enjoyed a pleasant evening together.

Behind the scenes at the Parochial Shrovetide Social held in Trebeck Hall on 20th Februray. 

Highest Award for Youngest Musician
Six year old Jane Gill, of the Ropewalk, Southwell, won first place at the Lincoln Music Festival last month. Jane was the youngest musician but her piano sols was judged to be the best in the Under 9 age section. She is a pupil of Mr Geoffrey Greed who teaches piano at the Minster School and was guest artiste at the Save the Children Fund lunchtime recital this Friday. Jane also plays the violin and recorder and attends Lowes Wong Infant school.

Six year old Jane Gill, of the Ropewalk, Southwell, won first place at the Lincoln Music Festival last month. 

In September 1981, a new scheme sponsored by Newark District Council and funded by the Manpower Services Commission commenced to help alleviate the problem of youth unemployment. In those brief months the scheme has blossomed and the quota of 50 trainees has almost been reached.
The scheme known as Project Based Work Experience has already completed such projects as; refurbishing British Railway Stations at Lowdham, Thurgaton, Bleasby and Fiskerton, painting and decorating pensioners homes, forestry work, building construction projects and many other similar projects.
The scheme is managed by by Mr John Wood from his office at Kelham Hall. His staff now include 9 project supervisors and an office clerk. The trainees participating on the scheme are recruited from the Careers Offices at Newark and Mansfield; the majority live in the Newark area but others come from Ollerton, Southwell, Rainworth and Blidworth.
The trainees are at present working on a variety of projects, two in particular warrant a mention they are the Church Farm development at Edwinstowe and the setting up of the new Tourist Information Office at Newark. However, with some eight project teams now in full swing future projects are always welcome. Anyone with a request for assistance for a project that will benefit the community should contact Mr Wood at Kelham Hall.

In September 1981, a new scheme sponsored by Newark District Council and funded by the Manpower Services Commission commenced to help alleviate the problem of youth unemployment.

Sixth Music Festival
The 6th Junior School Music Festival was held in Southwell on Saturday March 27th. Children from ten schools in the area gathered at the Minster School to reverse together for the first time that afternoon and then give their performance to a packed audience in the evening.
The event was organised and conducted by Mr T Gill with help from Mr S Pulford (deputy head of Minster School), Mr Pallister, Mr Barnett, the music teachers in all schools participating and numerous parents.
The evening's entertainment comprised massed choir singing, recorder pieces and a solo violin performance from Ruth Butler, a 14 year old pupil of the Cheetham School in manchester. Ruth, from Upton, first delighted an audience at the First Festival of Music half six years ago when she was just 8 years old.
Mr Gill is to be congratulated for his vision and courage in organising such an event, which brings together over 200 children for the first time on the day of the performance and achieves such an enjoyable concert and day of music for everyone involved.

The 6th Junior School Music Festival was held in Southwell on Saturday March 27th.

Farnsfield’s Multi-Purpose Hall
Farnsfield’s Village Centre may become unusable in ten years time unless substantial sums of money are spent on it. So says Newark District Council’s architect Gordon Stobbs in a report prepared for Farnsfield Parish Council.
The building is presently owned by the Southwell Diocese, having been donated to the village by Sir Stuart Goodwin. He converted the building from an old malting house. Since then the Village Centre has been run by a Management Committee which, starved of finacial resources, has been forced to merely keep the premises in use. Now the Parish Council hopes to acquire the building in order that it can be improved and extended to provide much needed facilities for Farnsfield people of all ages.
Newark District Council has allocated £75,000 in its budget to Farnsfield as a result of the savings on the Southwell Sports Hall and providing the asking proce is right it is hoped that most of this amount will be able to be allocated towards a #100,000 refurbishing and rebuilding programme.
In the meantime the  Management Committee has obtained the services of the Project Based Work Experience Scheme to redecorate throughout. This is nearing completion and coupled with improved heating the Centre offers first class facilities at ridiculously low prices. A large hall is available for badminton, dancing, parties, cinema, amateur dramatics at only £2 per hour with a smaller hall from £1.50 an hour for meetings, discos and smaller parties. There is also a small meeting room available and upstairs a hall where the Brownies, Guides and Cubs meet. Full catering facilities are avialable.
The Centre is a hive of activity with Coffee Mornings held every Saturday between 10.00am and 12.00 noon. Why not call in for a chat, coffee and home made cakes. Orange and biscuits for younger patrons are available.
In the upper hall the Farnsfield Amateur Dramatic Society have during the school half term holiday put on ‘Puss in Boots’, a pantomime written especially for FADS by Ray Coates.
Almost every evening there is an activity based at the Centre. Every few Saturdays the upper hall takes on a rapid conversion into a Mini Cine. Farnsfield’s Mini Cine advertised regularly in the Bramley has been packing in the children on a Saturday afternoon cartoon shows but its next film is for the slightly older audience - James Bond in ‘For Your Eyes Only’ will be on the big screen at 7.30pm. Tickets available from Monty Wright or on thedoor are 45p for children and 80p for adults.

Farnsfield’s Village Centre may become unusable in ten years time unless substantial sums of money are spent on it. So says Newark District Council’s architect Gordon Stobbs in a report prepared for Farnsfield Parish Council.