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POSH Tea at the Ritz 2018 – What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Published: 15 June 2018

The event started off with a Loyal toast celebrating the Queen’s 92nd birthday and the Duke of Edinburgh’s 97th birthday.

The POSH Tea at the Ritz held on Sunday, 10 June 2018 in Todwick Village Hall was attended by a very large group of elegantly attired people – who all really enjoyed the music played Pete Moxon quartet, Fred Fields on guitar, Andrew Flavell on piano, Malcolm Stevenson on bass and Pete on sax/clarinet whilst eating their extremely POSH tea.

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The guests were extremely well looked after by the POSH TEA at the Ritz Team – Hilary Smith, 11-year-old Ruby Barker, Sandra Barker, Mabel Hextall, Lynda Shepherd and Sheila Pantry who had organised the event.

Very many thanks to all the above who helped make this a very successful and most enjoyable afternoon, and most importantly the many guests who supported the event. Thanks also to Sue Wright for all her help.

All proceeds after expenses went to the Todwick Village Hall Maintenance Fund. The Village Hall Committee are extremely grateful for the continued support by members of the public for these events that helps with the continued maintenance expenses for Todwick Village Hall.

Todwick Historical Society meeting on the 12 June 2018 is cancelled

Published: 4 June 2018

Please note that the scheduled meeting of the Todwick Historical Society has been cancelled.

For further details contact Liz Wainwright, Email: ewainwright50@talktalk.net

Very enjoyable and extremely successful Todwick Art and Flower Festival 2018

Published: 28 May 2018

Todwick Art and Flower Festival was held on Saturday, 26 May 2018 to raise funds to help with the maintenance of our beautiful old Todwick Church that was mentioned in the Doomsday Book dated 1086!

Many Todwick groups and individuals created interesting displays of flowers and planters which were on display in Todwick Church and Todwick Church Hall. There was a special bridal display in one of the large pews in the Church – a magnificent floral bridal dress loaned by Janice – Manager of Mirage Couture of Kiveton Park and alongside it was a wonderful bouquet of flowers donated by Julie of First 4 Flowers, Kiveton Park.

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Also in the Church Hall were many beautiful interesting, different pieces of art from individual artists belonging to the Kiveton and District Art Group. And Wales High School had a wonderful large display of the beautiful art produced by students, which many students and their families came to see. It was really good to see so many young students supporting the event.

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Anne and Tony Rusling’s display of pictures which were all very interesting and made compelling viewing. Grey Matters and the Todwick Women’s Institute also had displays to inform visitors of their activities and invited people to join their organisations. There were flower displays also in the Church Hall.

Two organists Douglas Jones [douglas@douglaspjones.co.uk] and Graham Wikinson [graham@wilkinsonmusic.fsnet.co.uk] played the Todwick Church organ all afternoon and produced a wonderfully entertaining programme for visitors to listen to whilst they were viewing the flowers and planters displayed around the Church.

In the Church Hall, a variety of music was played to entertain the visitors whilst they viewed the various exhibitions and enjoyed their refreshments.

A wonderful, tireless team of helpers sold tickets and served refreshments to the visitors during the event. The team members were Janet Cocking, Sandra Barker, Ruby Barker, Anne and Tony Rusling, Kenneth Hill, Lynda Shepherd and Vicky Camber.

At 4 pm the flower displays and planters were auctioned off by Sheila Pantry and Tony Rusling. Proceeds from the flower auction raised £122.00, in addition the sale of tickets and many donations including those from Jean Esberger of Greenscene, and John and Marilyn Wallis of J and M Heating enabled a £400.00 cheque being presented to Revd Vicky Camber for Todwick Church’s maintenance fund.

Todwick Art and Flower Festival was created and organised by Todwickian Sheila Pantry OBE who thanks everyone involved in so many ways, including the many visitors from outside the Todwick to make a happy, full of fun, community event for the village.

The Festival was advertised to the public through many channels – for some months on Todwick website and in Todwick News, via the many Todwick groups to their members in the village, Todwick Jazz Supper Club, on Todwick Village Hall notice boards, the Todwick Newsagency, Todwick Vintage Tea rooms, Wales High School students and through many individuals who told families and friends about this event.

Todwick Jazz Supper Club events in Todwick Village Hall

Published: 21 May 2018

Sunday, 10 June 2018 – Posh Tea at the Ritz aka Todwick Village Hall – 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm – Pete Moxon’s and his musicians will be entertaining – Get dressed up enjoy a fun afternoon with POSH tea with SWINGING music! Tickets are £7.50.

Upcoming Jazz Supper club events all start at 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm are as follows:

  • 16 June 2018 – Chris Walker’s Pedigree Jazz from the Hampshire area – NEW to Todwick
  • 14 July 2018 – Aire Valley Jazz Band (formerly Peter Frank’s Allstars Band) – return visit
  • 11 August 2018 – band being confirmed
  • 15 September 2018 – Savannah Jazz Band

More Autumn dates and bands are being sorted – keep watching this space.

All profits after expenses from these events go to the Todwick Village Hall maintenance. The Todwick Village Hall Trustees and Management Committee are very grateful for this continued support.

Contact Organiser Sheila Pantry Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

Present with a difference

Published: 21 May 2018

Todwick Tote Bag

This will make a lovely present for those going on holiday!

If you are visiting family and friends why not take some of these bags as presents!

Yours for £4 per bag... 38 cm wide, 42 cm long, NB long handles – 24 cm

Sold to help Todwick Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) future funding.

The NHW scheme has been running since July 2006, some 11+ years. It is a very useful resource for Todwick residents. So far, the scheme has run at no cost to any member... but now needs help.

After productions costs have been recouped all proceeds from the sale of the Todwick tote bag will go to help fund NHW hopefully for a couple of years.

Good comments about the bags have already been received.

Todwick Tote Bags are now available from the Todwick News and Deli shop and Todwick Heaven is Homemade Vintage Tea Rooms, also contact Sheila Pantry, 85 The Meadows, Todwick, Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

Calling all scarecrow makers

Published: 21 May 2018

Enter your scarecrow in the Todwick annual Best Front Garden and Scarecrow Trail.

Saturday, 28 July 2018 and Sunday, 29 July 2018 – all Around the village.

Trail map will be available on this website

Winners receive certificates at 4 pm on Sunday, 29 July 2018 in Todwick Village Hall. Refreshments available.

Judges will be going around Todwick on Saturday and Sunday, 21-22 July 2018 and will look at ALL Front Gardens, but please register your Scarecrow before 21 July 2018 with organiser Sheila Pantry, Tel: 01909 771024, Email: sp@sheilapantry.com

Learn how to make a scarecrow in just 1.4 minutes

News from Todwick Women’s Institute

Published: 27 March 2018

Todwick WI meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm at Todwick Village Hall, S26 1HJ. If you’re looking for good company and interesting/informative ways to spend some time, why not come along and join us, new members are always most welcome. We are a friendly and enthusiastic group encompassing a wide age-range with activities to suit everyone.

On Thursday, 5th April 2018 we have David Bell aka The Plague Doctor joining us to provide an insight into life at the time of the great plague.

On Thursday, 3rd May 2018 we have Ralph Schweinem giving a talk on “The Berlin Wall – A Personal History”.

And on 7th June 2018 Gaynor Fairweather will be coming to teach us some Salsa Dancing moves. At this meeting we will also be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Todwick WI.

Guests are very welcome to join us for these talks – the cost is £3.00 which includes the speaker, a raffle ticket and light refreshments.

Prospective new members are welcome to attend for 3 guest visits before deciding if they would like to join us.

Enquiries please contact Jenny Foulds on 07791 527569 or email: jenny.foulds@talktalk.net

Todwick Toddlers Group closed until 10 April 2018

Published: 23 March 2018

Todwick Toddlers Group, which meets at Todwick Village Hall, is now closed until Tuesday, 10 April 2018

World War I Centenary Celebrations

Published: 22 March 2018

Would you or your organisation like to take part in a village celebration of the end of the First World War which will be commemorated on Sunday, 11 November 2018.

One of our aims is to create a waterfall of poppies on village war memorials and we are looking for groups or individuals to help us make hundreds of knitted, crochet or felt poppies.

Patterns are available, just call Cate on 01909 773348.

Todwick Jazz Supper Club – upcoming Jazz Supper club events

Published: 21 March 2018

They all start at 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm are as follows:

  • 14 April 2018 – Winston’s Pennine Jazz band – welcome return
  • 12 May 2018 – Mike Lovell’s Six in a Bar Jazz Band – from Southport area – welcome return
  • 16 June 2018 – Chris Walker’s Pedigree Jazz from the Hampshire area – new to Todwick
  • 21 July 2018 – Aire Valley Jazz Band – newly-formed from the Peter Frank Allstars jazz band

Also: Sunday, 10 June 2018 – Posh Tea at the Ritz aka Todwick Village Hall – 2.30 to 4.30 pm Pete Moxon’s and his musicians will be entertaining – bookings opening soon

More dates and bands are being sorted – keep watching this space.

All profits after expenses from these events organised by Sheila Pantry go to the Todwick Village Hall maintenance fund. The Todwick Village Hall Trustees and Management Committee are very grateful for this continued support.

Contact Organiser Sheila Pantry OBE Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

Easter Present with a difference

Published: 21 March 2018

Easter weekend is Friday, 30 March 2018 to Monday, 2 April 2018.

Todwick Tote Bag

This will make a lovely present for Easter! Pop an Easter egg into it or a bar of chocolate!

Yours for £4 per bag... 38 cm wide, 42 cm long, NB long handles – 24 cm

Good comments about the bags have already been received.

Sold to help Todwick Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) future funding.

The NHW scheme has been running since July 2006, some 11+ years. It is a very useful resource for Todwick residents. So far, the scheme has run at no cost to any member... but now needs help.

After productions costs have been recouped all proceeds from the sale of the Todwick tote bag will go to help fund NHW hopefully for a couple of years.

Todwick Tote Bags are now available from the Todwick News and Deli shop and Todwick Heaven is Homemade Vintage Tea Rooms, also contact Sheila Pantry, 85 The Meadows, Todwick, Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

Todwick Winter Birds

Published: 2 March 2018

Brian Chambers has sent some photos of Todwick birds in the snow including Redwing, Fieldfare and Starling.

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A huge flock of Fieldfare (about 30-40) are having a banquet on a 40-foot holly tree that is (currently) laden with berries!

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Please remember to feed and put water out for the birds as much as possible during this very cold spell.

Vikki’s Older Active People Exercise Sessions starting next Thursday

Published: 14 February 2018

Vikki’s Older Active People Exercise Sessions are starting on Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10.15 am – 11.00 am in Todwick Village Hall.

The longer we live the more important regular exercise becomes for a full and active life.

These classes are designed specifically for older adults and will improve flexibility, strength, co-ordination, wellbeing and general fitness.

£3.50 per session... Go along and join the fun.

Never too late for you! Strength and balance exercise to music

Published: 14 February 2018

Take control of your own health – and join a class near you.

Carole Burgan, Level 4 Instructor in Extend, Otago, Postural stability and exercise referral, offers exercise for people over 60 years of age, or people with disabilities of any age.

Are you recovering from an illness or a fall? Do you simply want to improve or maintain your fitness at a pace that is suitable for you needs?

Go along and join a class, with seated and standing options where everyone works to their own ability.

These classes take place as follows:

  • Fridays – Todwick Church Hall, 10.30 am – 12.00 noon
  • Mondays – Davies Court, Dinnington, 10.30 am – 12.00 noon
  • Tuesdays – Kiveton and Wales Village Hall, 1 pm – 2.30 pm

Contact: Carole Burgan, Tel: 0796 907 3111, Email: caroleburgan@outlook.com

RMBC Planning Committee meeting to look at Kiveton Hall Farm HGVs and Trailers

Published: 12 February 2018

On Thursday, 15 February 2018 at 9.00 am there is a RMBC Planning Committee meeting to look at the application for a new entrance to Kiveton Hall Farm on Kiveton Lane re HGVs and Trailers.

1. You will remember that on Thursday, 9 February 2017 many local residents went to a Public Inquiry chaired by The Commissioner of Traffic from the Leeds Office at Aston Hall Hotel.

2. Last November 2017 I sent a planning application RB2017/1559 to move the gate of Kiveton Hall Farm further up the road to give better access to HGVs to various people and put it on this website. See http://rotherham.planportal.co.uk/?id=RB2017/1559

3. On Thursday, 15 February 2018 at 9.00 am there is a RMBC Planning Committee meeting to look at the planning application for a new entrance to Kiveton Hall Farm on Kiveton Lane.

4. Today 12.2.18 phoned RMBC and spoke to Andrew West RMBC officer who says if you wish to attend the meeting please phone him on 01709 254 753 to let him know. Only 4 people can speak, and I understand that one person has already booked a place.

5. Today 12.2.18 I have also spoken to local Councillor Dominic Beck who is NOT on the Planning Committee but local Councillor Jennifer Whysall is and she will be attending. Councillor Beck has discussed this application with Councillor Whysall.

6. As a reminder there are various items of news this topic – see 3 & 10 February 2017 and 27 March 2017.

7. Also today I phoned the Leeds Commissioner of Traffic Office to ask if they have any plans to hold another meeting on this topic. Staff member Glenn Hill, Tel 0113 254 3272, says that once this week’s RMBC meeting has reached a decision they will be looking at the application again as a follow-up to last year’s meeting results of the Aston Hall meeting where the Commissioner said the application would be reviewed in 12 months’ time. Glenn Hill invited me to keep in touch over the coming weeks to ask about progress – which I will do.

Please tell as many Todwick people as possible so they are aware of the current situation.

Sheila Pantry OBE, email sp@sheilapantry.com

Keep up to date with all the news on this website.

Todwick Car Boot Table Top event a great success

Published: 5 February 2018

The lovely sunshine brought out many people to the Todwick Car Boot Table Top event at Todwick Village Hall on Sunday, 4 February 2018.

Many people came to enjoy the bargaining and banter with the stall holders selling a wide variety of many goods from soft toys and games, tools, gardening tools, office equipment, jewellery, pictures, art work, flower vases, handbags, homemade sweets, clothing, music, glassware and ornaments to Bric-à-brac...

Free entrance plus free refreshments gave visitors time to sit and relax and catch up with friends and neighbours and have a real fun afternoon. Many bargain hunters went home with their new treasures whilst the stallholders were very happy to part with their goods and make a profit.

Todwick Village Hall maintenance funds also gained £158.30.

The event was organised by Sheila Pantry OBE who thanks all the Table Top stall holders, Sandra and Ruby for ensuring everyone had a supply of refreshments and all those from far and wide for supporting this fun event.

Very successful Todwick Burns Night Dinner

Published: 2 February 2018

Many thanks are due to Janet Cocking and all her Helpers for organising such a very successful 3-course dinner to celebrate Burns Night on Saturday, 27 January 2018 at Todwick Church Hall.

Burns Night, held in honour of Scotland’s most famous poet Robert Burns, is celebrated at the end of January every year in worldwide locations and for more than two centuries it is has become an event with recitals of the poet’s works, a haggis dinner and lots of fun.

Thanks also to all who supported the event in so many ways.

The event was a sell out and raised over £400 for Church funds.

The Sun is going to shine on Sunday, 4th February 2018 so why not go to the Todwick Village Hall to the “Table top car boot sale type event” from 1 pm – 4 pm

Published: 2 February 2018

Come and have a fun afternoon – everyone welcomed – something for all ages.

Do come, look and buy – there will be a very wide range of goods – from soft toys and games, tools, gardening tools, office equipment, jewellery, pictures, art work, flower vases, handbags, Bric-à-brac... as the saying goes “one wo/man’s trash is another wo/man’s treasure.

Don’t miss the almost giveaway bargains!

Free tea, coffee and juices available.

Free entrance.

This event is to support the Todwick Village Hall maintenance fund.

Todwick Village Hall is celebrating 150 years

Published: 2 February 2018

Todwick Village Hall was originally the Todwick school and built in 1868 – so in 2018 is celebrating 150 years of service to the community!

Built in 1868 at the cost of £241, chiefly through the efforts of the Revd. Henry Sandwith, Rector.

The Duke of Leeds gave the land, the stone for the walls, and a subscription of £50. Mr Sandwith’s subscription, and various payments, amounted to about £50. Some of the other subscribers Miss Roberts £20, Mr Charles Wright £20, National Society £20, Miss Stanhope £10, Miss Lane Fox £5, Mr Garland £5. The parishioners contributed smaller sums, their labour, and cartage.

A class-room was added in 1909, at the cost of £303, which was defrayed by a Voluntary Rate, paid by every owner of rateable property in the parish.

Breaking News... What have plastic-littered oceans worldwide got to do with Todwick?

Published: 5 January 2018

Todwick Tote Bag

Answer – instead of using plastic bags buy the beautiful new reusable cotton Todwick Tote Bag with long handles... makes a wonderful gift for everyone!

Yours for £4 per bag... 38 cm wide, 42 cm long, NB long handles – 24 cm

Sold to help Todwick Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) future funding.

The NHW scheme has been running since July 2006, some 11+ years. It is a very useful resource for Todwick residents. So far, the scheme has run at no cost to any member... but now needs help.

After productions costs have been recouped all proceeds from the sale of the Todwick tote bag will go to help fund NHW hopefully for a couple of years.

Good comments about the bags have already been received.

Todwick Tote Bags are now available from the Todwick News and Deli shop and Todwick Heaven is Homemade Vintage Tea Rooms, also contact Sheila Pantry, 85 The Meadows, Todwick, Tel: 01909 771024 or email sp@sheilapantry.com

Wendieshouse Textile Art

Published: 3 January 2018

Message from Wendy Early, who lives in Todwick:

Hello and Happy New Year! I am a Textile Artist based in Todwick.

I create Textile Art pictures from recycled fabrics such as silk scarves from local charity shops.

I place many layers together and then free motion embroider on top to create detail and texture.

My work is currently on sale on my Etsy shop – wendieshouse.

I also work on commissions such as house portraits or maps.

Please get in touch if you are interested in my art work.

Hartbeeps – Original Musical baby toddler and Pre-school group

Published: 3 January 2018

The group is going to be available on Mondays and Fridays.

One of Todwick Village Hall’s most popular events Hartbeeps – the “Original Musical baby toddler and Pre-school group” – is now going to be available twice a week.

Not only on Fridays 9.30 am – 12.00 noon but from the week beginning 22nd January 2018 on Monday mornings 9.30 am – 12 noon.

Contact Charlotte, Tel: 07971 074588, Email: charlotte@hartbeeps.com or Ali, Tel: 07887 726682

Vikki’s Fitness classes – starting 15 January 2018 in Todwick Village Hall

Published: 3 January 2018

Vikki’s Fitness is a circuit based workout aimed at people of all fitness levels, from those wanting to shed a few Christmas pounds to those looking for a rigorous work out.

Classes held every Monday at 6.30 pm, starting on 15 January 2018 in Todwick Village Hall.

£4 per session.

REPS Certified Fully Insured.

Call Vikki on 07811 522760 for further details.