Scrooby, Nottinghamshire

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News & Notices

September 2016

2016 Scrooby Show

Graham Robbins

More details soon, but here are a few preliminary photos, including the overall winner Heidi Robbins and the afternoon's entertainer David Prater. 2016 Scrooby Show 2016 Scrooby Show 2016 Scrooby Show 2016 Scrooby Show

September 2016

Scrooby Show Go Cart Results

Graham Robbins

Braving the torrential rain, ten hardy competitors attended Sunday's Go Cart Championship. The streets of Scrooby echoed with the crowd's cheers, as a record number of entrants battled it out over three different disciplines.

In a format used for the first time this year, racing took place over three different courses:

  • The speed trails ran on Churchy. Competitors were timed over a distance of around 100m. Unpowered. Fastest time won. Cart design and nerves of steel were needed here.
  • The wiggle-waggle ran on Izzy's. Competitors navigated their way through an increasingly tight set of traffic cones, until all but three competitors were eliminated. Peddling allowed. This discipline clearly favoured the smaller carts driven by the younger competitors.
  • The long-running trail for unpowered distance ran on Doggy and Mill Lane. The cart that rolled the furthest won. Good-bearings, hard tyres and expert handling were required.

Here are the results in full:

Speed Trails

  • 1st Place: Ewan: 17.46 seconds
  • 2nd Place: Sam and Burt: 19.6 seconds
  • 3rd Place: Spike and Stan: 21.34 seconds
  • 4th Place: David: 22.67 seconds
  • 5th Place: Dominic: 24.04 seconds
  • 6th Place: Will: 26.41 seconds
  • Alex: Non-finisher
  • Oliver: Non-finisher
  • Barney: Non-finisher
  • Leo: Non-finisher
  • Wilf: Non-finisher


  • Survivors to Round 5: Leo, Sam and Burt, Alex
  • Out in Round 4: Oliver, Barney, Dominic
  • Out in Round 3: Spike
  • Out in Round 2: Ewan
  • Out in Round 1: Will, David, Wilf


  • 1st Place: Wilf in the Tractor
  • 2nd Place: David in the Tank
  • 3rd Place: Spike in the Golden Chariot of Fire


The award for looks, judged by asking all attendees to stand next to the go cart they would most like to take home, was won by Spike's Golden Chariot of Fire.

August 2016

Retford Heritage Day | Sat 10 Sept 2016

Pam Barnsdale

Retford's Heritage - Rebels and Pilgrims

  • Come and see a stagecoach and four horses being driven through the town
  • See the TaleGate Theatre performing 'Rotten Retford'
  • The Retford Community choir performing original songs based on Retford
Come and watch, experience and enjoy! Lots and lots more, see here for more details.
August 2016

Scrooby Community Cinema

Stephen Lincoln

September brings us to the beginning of the 2016/17 Film season for Scrooby and we will start on September 11th with The Danish Girl.

Based on the book by David Ebershoff, The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne [The Theory of Everything] and Alicia Vikander [Ex Machina]), and directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Les Misérables). Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's ground-breaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Click on the link to view a trailer: The Danish Girl

As usual the doors of Scrooby Village Hall open at 7.30pm on Sunday evening and the film will start at 8.00pm.

There will be a licenced bar with beers, wines and soft drinks.

We look forward to seeing you there.

August 2016

Doncaster & District Family History Society Fair

Dave Valentine

Dear Graham

We are holding our Annual Family & Local History Fair plus Craft Stalls at Doncaster Deaf College on Saturday 24th September this year.

Here is a copy of our flyer.

This year Doncaster Family History Society is again holding their annual fair at the Doncaster Deaf College [located opposite the main Racecourse stand] on Saturday 24th September 2016 It will be open from 10.00am until 4.00pm.

Taking part will be not only Family History Societies, but Local Heritage organisations, Commercial business with Family History wares, plus Craft stalls with a variety of goods on offer.

There will also be a demonstration of wood turning by one of our craft exhibitors.

The main hall should be full so there will be something for almost everyone.

If you have any interest in tracing your family, seeking local history, or want an original gift then this is the fair to visit. There are two free talks, one by National Mining Museum's Anisha Christison, giving guidance on how to 'Trace Your Coal Mining Ancestors', along with a look at 'Theives, Drunkards and Undesirables' with the ever popular Karen Walker MA.

Refreshments will be available on site.

Doncaster FHS has transcribed many of the parish records from the Parishes within the Doncaster Archdeaconry and these are available in a variety of publications. These plus much more will be available on the day. There will be membership offers as well as a help desk, so bring your questions along as well.

Entry is just £1 [which includes a free visit to the research centre] and children under 14 go free. So put a note in your diary now. More details can be found by visiting our website

We will also be at Epworth's Festival of the Plough on 18th September.

Doncaster & District Family History Society is Registered Charity No. 516226.

If you need any other information please ask.

Kind regards and thank you.

Dave Valentine - Vice Chairman DDFHS

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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