This site is about Scrooby, North Nottinghamshire; it's current events, history and landscape. The site should interest residents and visitors.
News & Notices
Scrooby from the Air
Here's a wonderful view of Scrooby taken by David Thomson of Ranskill using his Go-Pro camera and quadcopter.
Hester Benjamin: Adventures of a Pilgrim Daughter
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.
Saving Scrooby's Railway Crossings
Network Rail is reviewing all Level Crossings between London and Doncaster with a view to removing them all by the end of 2016.
They are holding two open days at Scrooby Village Hall on the 4th and 5th July to present proposals for the three crossings in Scrooby.
They want to take villager's opinions and ideas into account, so if you care about our bridle path and footpath make your views count by calling into the Village Hall.
Looking for a Nursery for your child - Ranskill Nursery is Rated Good by Ofsted.
'Work in Progress' Fundraising Concert
Mezzo-Soprano Kamilla Dunstan (Young Guest Artists from Vivo Music Studio: Samantha Tindle, Holly Haith & Hannah Ashton)
St Mary's & St Martin's Church, Blyth
Saturday 5th July, 7.30pm
(Tickets £10 includes a glass of wine and canapés during the interval)
Tickets sold on the door
For more information call 07807253845
Scrooby Show 2013
The results of the 2013 Scrooby Village Show are available here
Photographs of the Show are available here
2013 Scrooby Village Photograph
See here for the 2013 Village Photograph, taken by Clive Miller. You can buy a copy for £9.50 directly from Clive. The photo will be supplied in A4 size, professional quality printing, in colour, black and white or sepia (the versions on the web are deliberately low quality).
Jo Pollard has volunteered to organise an annual village photograph, around the time of the Village Show.
Scrooby Bike Race 2013
Photos of the 2013 Scrooby Bike Race, organised by Penny Cawley, are available here
Star Newspaper Available Online
The local Star newspaper is now available online at the-star.org.uk.
A Letter from Mrs V Tranfield
Dear Mr. Robbins,
I have found your website a helpful pleasure and since it may well have relevance to the Tranfield family I thought you might be interested in a brief story relating to it.
In 1790, John Tranfield, owned and ran a tavern on Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly, London. The tavern is variously referred too in public records as either the Triumphal Chariot or the Triumphal Car. It was built in the time of Oliver Cromwell and stood in between Apsley House and Hamilton Place until sometime after 1807. In 1803 John Tranfield died and his brother, Matthew, applied to administer his estate and for guardianship of four surviving nieces and nephew; their mother having predeceased their father. Now you might be forgiven for wondering what this has to do with Scrooby.
In an effort to discover where John and Matthew originally came from, and since Tranfield is not a common name in London, I extended the search. Matthew in the Tranfield line is a rare name indeed. In fact the only appropriate Matthew Tranfield I have been able to unearth was baptised at Scrooby on 21 Jan 1763 the son of Matthew and his probable wife, Mary Bell. I should explain that in keeping with many other names Tranfield has been transcribed from original records in many erroneous forms so what follows is by no means unusual.
Transcript records for Scrooby show that on 2 May, 1751, a Matthew Stratfield married Mary Bell; and on 25 Dec 1753 a John Stratfield son of Matthew baptised. The Stratfield name does not appear in Scrooby transcribed records either before or after this marriage and baptism. However, on the 3 Aug 1755 Anne Tranfield, daughter of Matthew, is baptised; and this is followed by that of Mary on 15 Mar 1758 and Matthew on 21 Jan 1763. On 1 Aug 1793 Matthew Tranfield, as a widower, aged 60, married the widow Ann Colton, also aged 60; and this would suggest that Mary Stratfield/Tranfield nee Bell had died.
What became of Anne and Mary Tranfield has yet to be discovered. No marriage record appears in the transcripts for either but it may well be they died in infancy or as spinsters. Incidentally, John Tranfield married an Eleanor Webster and I am interested to discover that the Webster name also appears in the Scrooby transcripts ? unfortunately, not Eleanor.
I am hoping to find where the origin parish registers for Scrooby are held and when I next travel north take time to check them out.
The result may well mean a visit to Scrooby is the next step.
With all best wishes,
Valerie Tranfield (Mrs)
Petanque/Boule Pitch, Scrooby
Matt Pollard May 2012
Scrooby Parish Council have finished construction of their petanque/boule pitch at the north end of Scrooby Village Hall.
Ranskill and Torworth will soon be invited to a challenge tournament!
Film Showings In Scrooby
Scrooby Village Hall now has monthly cinema screenings.
Screenings take place in the afternoon and evening of the third Sunday of each month. The afternoon screening tends to be for kids, while the evening showing is aimed at adults. Pay on the door. Refreshments and sweets on sale inside.
Read more about past and future showings: Scrooby Community Cinema.