This site is about Scrooby, North Nottinghamshire; it's current events, history and landscape. The site should interest residents and visitors.
News & Notices
SNAP (Scrooby Neighbourhood Area Plan)
Please visit the SNAP page for all the news and views about the Scrooby Neighbourhood Area Plan
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.
- 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.
SCROOBY COMMUNITY CINEMA SUNDAY MAY 21st 2017 THE LADY IN THE VAN
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.
SUNDAY 21st MAY 2017 - SCROOBY VILLAGE HALL
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
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
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 http://www.organrecitals.com
Facebook: St Michael's Church, West Retford.
Scrooby from the Air
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).
Chris's contact details are:
P.O. Box 9
Tel: +44 (0) 1777 702913
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.
Looking for a Nursery for your child - Ranskill Nursery is Rated Good by Ofsted.