In recognition of its 125th anniversary, the British Horological Institute, the founder horological society of the world, will be holding a Trade Exhibition at its headquarters in Upton Hall.

In May this year, Mr and Mrs Frank Ashton announced their retirement from the family bakery in Southwell Road, Lowdham.

Mrs Janet Dawes and Mr Roger Swain organised a very successful barbeque in the paddock of The Beehive, Maplebeck (one of the smallest pubs in England) during the summer holidays.

Quite a shake up was produced by the Council for the Protection of Rural England's 1983 Best Kept Vilage Competition when only Southwell of last year's winners managed to retain its Trophy.

Members of Southwell Tennis Club with their President Mr Bill Birkinshaw (far right, 2nd row) at the American Tournament held at the start of this season's play last month.