Scrooby, Nottinghamshire

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News & Notices

May 2017

SNAP (Scrooby Neighbourhood Area Plan)

Anthony W Smith

Please visit the SNAP page for all the news and views about the Scrooby Neighbourhood Area Plan

Latest news

A wonderful turnout at the Consultation Meeting last Friday, 12th May led to a significant amount of views and thoughts from those most affected - YOU. Very many thanks for a great afternoon.

Next Steps

  • Now we will start the formal process with Bassetlaw District Council to accept the boundaries of the Plan and allow the hard work to start.
  • Then we can apply for the funding to enable a quality SNAP to be developed.
May 2017


Stephen Lincoln

Our next show is The Lady in the Van and from the interest I have had shown in it should mean a full house.

Based on Alan Bennett's original play it has a cast of many well known British actors.


The Lady in the Van (12A) tells the true story of Alan Bennett's strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, an eccentric homeless woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970s before allowing her temporarily to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home. She stayed there for 15 years. As the story develops Bennett learns that Miss Shepherd is really Margaret Fairchild (died 1989), a former gifted pupil of the pianist Alfred Cortot. She had played Chopin in a promenade concert, tried to become a nun, was committed to an institution by her brother, escaped, had an accident when her van was hit by a motorcyclist for which she believed herself to blame, and thereafter lived in fear of arrest.

  • Director: Nicholas Hytner
  • Writers: Alan Bennett (screenplay), Alan Bennett (memoir)
  • Stars: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent and many many more

Running time: 104mins

Certificate 12A

The doors will open at 7.30pm for a start at 8.00pm

Tickets 4.00 per person the Licenced bar will be open.

We look forward to seeing you there


March 2017

A Spring Spiccato at St Michael the Archangel, Retford

St Michael the Archangel, Retford, presents A SPRING SPICCATO of organists playing the Father Willis Organ:

  • Thu 6 April - Samuel Austin
  • Thu 13 April - Christopher Rathbone
  • Thu 20 April - Stephen Carey
  • Thus 27 April - Keith Morgan

All recitals begin at 12:30pm. Basic refreshments will be available. Retiring collection. Recital programmes on sale.

Download a poster here.

More information at

Facebook: St Michael's Church, West Retford.

Twitter: @StMikaelRetford.

St Michael the Archangel, Retford, presents A SPRING SPICCATO of organists

March 2016

Scrooby from the Air

Chris Cole

Chris Cole writes from InnerVisions. Chris took this aerial photograph of Scrooby in 2000.

You can see clearly the medieval fish ponds between the manor and the railway (the series of large depressions in the grassy area at the top centre of the picture).

Inner Visions 2000

Chris's contact details are:
P.O. Box 9
DN22 1GZ.
Tel: +44 (0) 1777 702913

September 2014

Scrooby from the Air

David Thomson

Here's a wonderful view of Scrooby taken by David Thomson of Ranskill using his Go-Pro camera and quadcopter.

June 2014

Hester Benjamin: Adventures of a Pilgrim Daughter

Jennie Robbins

Scrooby's own Jennie Robbins has published a book for children; a story of friendship, love and adventure, set in Scrooby, England, at the time of the Pilgrim Fathers. A work of fiction for young teenagers based on historical events in the year 1607.

Hester and Mercy are as close as sisters; nothing can come between them. But events are about to shake their peaceful village life to its roots and change things forever. How will their friendship survive when they are forced apart by their families and their faith?

You can buy the e-book for Kindle on Amazon.

June 2014

Ranskill Nursery

Steven Owens

Looking for a Nursery for your child - Ranskill Nursery is Rated Good by Ofsted.

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