Scrooby, Nottinghamshire

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News & Notices

June 2016

Luke Winslow-King and his Band

Ed Marshall

Scrooby Village Hall proudly presents

Luke Winslow-King and his Band

For one night only, Thursday 30th June 8pm

Luke Winslow-King and his Band

This great Americana band from New Orleans fronted by Luke Winslow-King, a Mayflower descendant, will provide a kick start to Scrooby's celebrations of the Mayflower 400th anniversary.

See him play at or on Youtube.

Come and hear them live at Scrooby, tickets on sale from June 1st, only 7.50, from Izzi Marshall 01302 719811 and Christine Wilson 01302 751808.

June 2016

Bolham Manor Open Gardens

Pam Barnsdale

Bolham Manor Open Gardens

Dear Chums!

Once again we are opening Bolham Manor gardens for the National Garden Scheme to support Marie Curie and Macmillan cancer charities.

Come and enjoy this much-loved 3 acre garden with it's mature trees and dancing ladies!

Meander along the terraced planting, down to the ponds and cave.

Stroll past the herbaceous borders, across the croquet lawn into the old orchard where Paul's Himalayan Musk and other rambling roses are there to greet you.

Bolham Manor Open Gardens

Bolham Manor Open Gardens Bolham Manor Open Gardens

Hilary Cartmel will be exhibiting metal sculpture and award-winning Morton Nursery will have plants for sale.

Home-made teas will also be available.

Please note that wheelchair access is limited in parts of the garden.

Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Bolham Manor Gardens, Bolham Way, Retford, DN22 9JG, open for the National Garden Scheme on Sunday 26th June 2016 (1 - 5pm) admission, 3 children free.

Best wishes and fond regards to all,


May 2016

Scrooby Community Cinema: Next Showing

Steven Lincoln

Sunday 8 May 2016
The Hundred-foot Journey

Starring: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon.

Director: Lasse Hallstrom

Running Time: 122 minutes

Click on this link to see trailer: One Hundred Foot Journey

Before the start of the film, Indian and French snacks will be available to go with your drinks.

Licenced Bar, as usual.

Tickets, 4.00 per person, as usual.

Doors open at 7.30pm - arrive early for the snacks. Film starts at 8.00pm Hundred Foot Journey PG

The family of talented cook, Hassan Kadam, has a life filled with both culinary delights and profound loss. Drifting through Europe after fleeing political violence in India that killed the family restaurant business and their mother, the Kadams arrive in France. Once there, a chance auto accident and the kindness of a young woman, Marguerite, in the village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val inspires Papa Kadam to set up a Indian restaurant there.

Unfortunately, this puts the Kadams in direct competition with the snobbish Madame Mallory's acclaimed haute cuisine establishment across the street where Marguerite also works as a sous-chef. The resulting rivalry eventually escalates in personal intensity until it goes too far. In response, there is a bridging of sides initiated by Hassan, Marguerite and Madame Mallory herself, both professional and personal, that encourages an understanding that will change both sides forever.

We look forward to seeing you there.


April 2016

Scrooby Parish Council 2016 Accounts

Tony Smith

The notice of date of commencement of period for the exercise of public rights for accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016 is now available.

March 2016

Scrooby Community Cinema

Stephen Lincoln

Scrooby Community Cinema continues its 2016 season with Hotel Transylvania and Suffragette on Sunday 3 April.

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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

December 2015

Scrooby Christmas Wassail

James Arrowsmith

Scrooby Christmas Wassail went very well. The More Dog band were in tune, and the crowd joined in.

Scrooby 2015 Wassail

Photo from James Arrowsmith.

May 2015

Parish Council to Publish on

Graham Robbins

Scrooby Parish Council have decided to publish all minutes and accounts here on

Publishing to the internet will fulfil their transparency and self-audit obligations.

Go to for all Parish Council publications.

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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