Flintham Looks Forward, A Nottinghamshire Village 1913-1928 is now available from the Flintham Museum. The book begins by looking at life in Flintham during 1913 before moving on to detail how residents coped during WWI when so many men were away in France. The remainder of the book considers how village life began to adapt to new ways of working in post war Britain. There is one free copy for every Flintham household thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Other copies are available at £5 (plus p&p if appropriate) and can be obtained by contacting the Flintham Museum.
The Community Shop is currently open
Mondays 2pm – 4pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 3.15pm – 5pm
Fridays 8am – 12pm and 3.15pm – 5pm
Saturdays, 1.30pm – 2.30pm if there is a meat delivery
Sundays, closed until the museum reopens in April 2020
Tuesday 24 September, 3.15pm – 5.15pm
Wednesday 25 September, 3.15pm – 5.15pm
Thursday 26 September, 3.15pm – 5.15pm
Friday 27 September, 8am – 12pm, 3.15pm – 5.15pm
Saturday 28 September, 1.30pm for about an hour if there is a meat delivery
Sunday 29 September, 2pm – 4pm
Monday 30 September, 2pm – 4pm
Tuesday 10 September, 3.15 – 5.15pm
Wednesday 11 September, 3.15 – 5.15pm
Thursday 12 September, 3.15 – 5.15pm
Friday 13 September, 8am – 12pm, 3.15 – 5.15pm
Saturday 14 September, closed
Sunday 15 September, 2 – 4pm
Monday 16 September, 2 – 4pm
Monday 2 September, 3.15pm – 5.15pm
Tuesday 3 September, 3.15pm – 5.15pm
Wednesday 4 September, 3.15pm – 5.15pm
Thursday 5 September, 3.15pm – 5.15pm
Friday 6 September, 8am – 12pm, 3.15pm – 5.15pm
Saturday 7 September, closed
Sunday 8 September, 2pm – 4pm
The community shop will be open
Monday 12 August 3.30pm – 5.15pm
Tuesday 13 August 3.30pm – 5.15pm
Wednesday 14 August 3.30pm – 5.15pm
Thursday 15 August 3.30pm – 5.15pm
Friday 16 August 8am – 12.00pm and 3.30pm – 5.15pm
Saturday 17 August closed
Sunday 18 August 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Look forward to seeing you
Museum volunteers have devised a series of activities about the 1960s which are used with people who have dementia. As a recognition of the work which the dementia team is doing, the museum is one of this year’s Co-op Community Fund projects and has currently raised £1050.
One of the most popular parts of the 1960s activity kits is a home made board game which has faces of famous people from the 1960s. The players choose a daisy shaped token with the name of a person written on it and the aim is to put the daisy on the correct photograph. The Daisy Game has stimulated memories and conversations and is very popular with both users and carers.
The dementia team decided that the Daisy Game could be made in a more durable format and available for use in care homes, especially as the money is available to produce it. A prototype has just been made from washable, durable and recycled plastics which is currently being taken to three local co-ops to show customers how their money is being used.
The prototype is at the museum so if you would like to have a go and help with the assessment of the game before it goes into production, call in on Sunday afternoons from 2-4pm.
Are you ready for this year’s SeptemberFest? It’s on Saturday 14 September at the sports field, Inholms Road, 1pm – 4pm and 7pm – 10.30pm. Here’s a taste of some of the activities planned for this year’s Fest.
The afternoon begins with a children’s fancy dress parade which sets out from the village hall and makes its way to the sports field for judging and prize giving.
There’s plenty of fun for all the family with adult and children’s races, a treasure hunt organised by the Scouts and the opportunity to ride from Flintham to Folkestone with the Velo Club.
The cake competitions were very popular last year so if you are under 12 start practising for the Children’s Kake-Off. You will need six decorated cup cakes on the day for judging.
Paula’s popular ice cream parlour will be open for nickerbocker glories and sundaes, but if you prefer a cup of tea and a slice of home made cake then visit Jeannette and Simon in the pavilion.
Local crafts and locally produced foods will be on sale in the pavilion or the marquee.
The evening begins at 7pm and we are looking forward to live music, a licensed bar, hot food and the opportunity to chat with friends and neighbours.
There’s lots more organised and further details will be given here or on Flintham Facebook.
Flintham Passports with information about everything that’s going on at the SeptemberFest will be delivered at the beginning of September and copies will also be available on the day.
SeptemberFest 2019 takes place on Saturday 14 September.
As we prepare for the event, progress is given in regular newsletters and ‘Passports’ with full details are delivered to every household in the month before the event.