S.P.L.A.S.H.  needs your help
A letter has recently been sent to most of the clubs operating in
SOuthwell asking for their support in building a Leisure Hall in
Southwell.  This prompts me in asking You, an individual, to help the
committee in operating a scheme called ‘Buy a Brick Campaign’.
The S.P.L.A.S.H. committee consists of four housewives and although
they work extremely hard they have limited time and contacts on which
to draw.
The scheme entails house to house calling asking people to ‘buy a
brick’ for £1 to £5 or make a donation of just 10p.  All who ‘buy a
brick’ will have their names recorded in a book which will be on
display in the reception area of the new Leisure Hall.
The Leisure Hall is intended to provide facilities for all forms of
activities, not just sport - for social events like dances, disco’s,
parties, wedding receptions, bridge, whist drives, displays and
exhibitions, so it will of of use to the whole community.
If you are willing to help in any way please contact any of the
committee members below:
Bernadette Gough, Hilda Orme, Chris Bonser, Beryl Cullis.

A letter has recently been sent to most of the clubs operating in Southwell asking for their support in building a Leisure Hall in Southwell.  

 

Southwell & District Round Table + PIC
Round Table Chairman, Alan Brewerton, recently presented two special
lift chairs to Mr George King of Westgate and Mrs Florena Hempsall of
Landseer Rd, Southwell.  The chairs are specially designed for the
elderly who have difficulty in using traditional easy chairs.
The chairs were purchased by the Round Table using funds collected
from the Charity Auction held in October.

Southwell & District Round Table Chairman, Alan Brewerton, recently presented two speciallift chairs to Mr George King of Westgate and Mrs Florena Hempsall of Landseer Rd, Southwell.  

The Lions Club members are now embarking on a busy programme of help
to the local community in the festive period leading up to Christmas.
On Saturday 21st November assistance was given, along with other clubs
and organisations in the town, in providing transport for Jubillee
Club members to the Old Tyme Music Hall by the Newark Amateur Dramatic
Society.
On 5th and 12th December members will be on duty outside the Co-Op
store in King Street, collecting tins and toys for distribution to the
less fortunate at Christmas.  Also on the 12th youngsters from
Caudwell House Children’s Home are being taken to the pantomime.
Carol Singing by torchlight is being undertaken by members and their
wives, but so as not to clash with the annual Round Table event this
is being restricted to surrounding villages.
This pre-Christmas programme will be rounded off by a social evening
at the Admiral Rodney on Tuesday 22nd December.
At this, their first Christmas, Lions President David Wragg and all
members wish a happy and peaceful Christmas to the residents of
Southwell and District and trust that their service to the community
will continue with ever increasing momentum in 1982.

Lions Club members are now embarking on a busy programme of help to the local community in the festive period leading up to Christmas.

Return of School Pianists
Many children in Nottinghamshire County Council schools are one again
enjoying the benefits of live music in their lessons.  This is because
there has been a return of over 40 school pianists following the
decision of the Education Committee in June to restore the service of
accompanists.
Director of Education, Mr James Stone, said; “Many Primary Schools now
have no competent pianists on their teaching staff.  Since 1979 many
schools have had to rely more and more on recorded music as
accompaniment to singing, dancing and music lessons.  Whilst recorded
music has a place  in schools it cannot fully replace the piano
accompanist in a class teaching situation.”
The Committee has decided to spend up to £51,000 in 1981/82 and an
additional £36,000 in 1982/83 to restore the service.
Some vacancies still exist in the Ashfield and Nottingham areas; an
accompanist who would like to be considered for these vacancies should
contact the Director by contacting the Education Department, County
Hall, West Bridgford, telephone 863366.
The Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Education Committee,
Councillor Fred Riddell, commented on the pianists:  “They will enrich
the education of children who will enjoy the benefit of the pianists’
music and assist teachers by providing live accompaniment for
children’s singing and movement.”

Many children in Nottinghamshire County Council schools are one again enjoying the benefits of live music in their lessons. 

After yet another successful season Southwell Cricket Club members are busy extending the pavilion at the Top Ground during the winter months.
The extension designed by Joe Callinan, Club Secretary, will almost double the bar and tea lounge area.  The work has been carried out by local contractors with club members doing the general labouring work.  The improved pavilion facilities will match the high quality of wickets prepared during the last two seasons by Groundsman, Don Smedley.  Mr Smedley, after consultation with the Head Groundsman at Trent Bridge, has consistently produced wickets of an extremely high cricketing standard.  They now possess pace and a much higher bounce than previously experienced.
With the additional space of the new pavilion extension, the Club hopes to feature regular social events during the 1982 season. it is hoped that funds can be raised to refurbish and carpet the interior.
At the recent End of Season Supper, the 1st and 2nd XI Team Captains gave their reports.  Barry Pailing for the 1st team reported that Southwell had lost only one match, but finished fourth in the Notts. Cricket Alliance.  This was due to three matches being rained off in the early part of the season, matches which under normal circumstance Southwell could have expected to win.  John Royce was awarded the 1st XI batting prize and Phil Rankin received the bowling prize. John Royce was ably supported in the batting department by Ian Pailing and David Chester.  David Coote who has rejoined Southwell also provided batting strength.  Bowling stalwarts David Daniels and Mike Bretts gave able performances during the season.
Alan Clark, 2nd XI Captain, told members and friends that unfortunately the results were not as good as the previous season’s, with the team finishing half way up the table.  Alan Clark batted extremely well and good backing was provided by Michael Crossland and Dick Hodson.  Clive Wiltshire, Ken Green and Tony Seddon bowled well.  The Club’s appreciation was extended to Neville Crossland, Southwell Colts’ Manager for the last five years.  He is handing over to John RImmer and it is hoped the club will continue to provide cricket for boys aged 11 to 18, a facility on which, sadly, the Minster School nowadays places little emphasis.

After yet another successful season Southwell Cricket Club members are busy extending the pavilion at the Top Ground during the winter months.