JOIN US FOR THIS YEAR’S ‘VISIT BAWTRY’ LADIES RACE EVENING Saturday 5th May 2018 will see Bawtry Retail Association host the seventh Visit Bawtry Race Evening at Doncaster Racecourse.  The format of the evening will once again be a ‘Spring Ladies Evening’ to launch this year’s Ladies Day at the St Leger Festival.  Fashionistas flocked to last year’s inaugural event with the hope of being chosen as the Best Dressed Lady of the evening and getting a fast track pass to the St Leger Ladies Day Best Dressed Lady Competition in September and huge crowds are expected again this year. Race sponsors include the Crown Hotel, China Rose, Fine & Country and first time sponsors MechFS and Bawtry’s newest fashion boutique Charles & Sienna.  Each business will select the Best Turned Out Horse for their sponsored race and also enjoy presenting the winner’s trophy in the Winners Enclosure. In addition, BRA members and friends will enjoy exclusive use of the Conduit Suite in the Lazarus Stand.   The event will finish with a glamourous After-Racing party in Bawtry with over 20 stylish bars and fantastic individual restaurants waiting to serve you plus there will be live music at several

Bawtry Fashion Week is just a few days away!

Posted on February 23, 2018

Bawtry Fashion Week begins on Sunday 4th March! The town shall be hot with the heels of the fashionistas gracing the pavements of Bawtry in search of the fashion trends and events across the town. Bawtry Fashion Week is a must attend for all fashion enthusiasts. With over 24 companies and many top name brands taking part you can’t afford to miss out on the occasion.

Wondering what’s on? Get the low down by downloading our schedule, just click the photo here!


The founder of popular Doncaster designer fashion boutique Robinsons of Bawtry has passed away peacefully on the 19th February surrounded by his loved ones.

Tony Robinson, 66, who lived in Bawtry, founded the boutique over 30 years ago and remained a popular, larger than life character, in the market town where he could be seen enjoying a coffee and a chat.

Russell Jones current owner of Robinsons of Bawtry and lifelong friend commented; “It is with much sadness that we had to say our goodbyes to Tony, many years earlier than anyone hoped. It has always been, and will remain, an honour to carry on the legacy of his store and also the amazing fundraising work that he has done over the years through the Robinsons charity fashion show that he established.”

Created by Tony, in memory of his first wife who died from cancer, the fashion show has raised over £350,000 since its inception over 25 years ago.

Andy Longworth friend and Bawtry business owner commented; “Tony was a true friend; a gentleman who had a fantastic sense of humour and a zest for life. It is an incredibly sad

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Bawtry Fashion Week 2018

Posted on February 6, 2018

Bawtry Fashion Week 2018

Dedicated followers of fashion get ready for Bawtry Fashion Week

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening,” said Coco Chanel. We believe that these words are just what the annual Bawtry Fashion Week is all about! bawtry fashion week 2018 Bawtry Retail Association will host it’s annual Bawtry Fashion Week from Sunday 4th – Sunday 11th March. With a fashion extravaganza which will see some amazing events and promotions, there is no better way to celebrate the town’s array of independent fashion boutiques. Launched in 2013 by the Bawtry retail association, the aim of Bawtry Fashion Week is to support the local economy and highlight how many top fashion brands are available in Bawtry.

Schedule of events:

Bawtry Fashion Week Wedding Showcase Evening in association with Celebrations Bridal Boutique and The Vanilla Rooms at Bawtry Hall On Thursday 8 March from 6pm to 9pm, come and view Bawtry’s newest exclusive use wedding venue with stunning décor by All Occasions Venue

Hummingbird Helicopters spread their wings!

Posted on January 30, 2018

Hummingbird Helicopters have spread their wings

Exciting things are happening at Hangar 3, Doncaster Sheffield Airport – the home of Hummingbird Helicopters.


The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) recently approved Hummingbird as a registered drone pilot training and assessment organisation (NQE).

Hummingbird’s owner, Captain Matthew Rake, said: “The call for drones exists in nearly every industrial sector – be it agriculture, real estate, construction, security, media, emergency services or leisure.

“With this in mind, we decided in early 2017 to start the process of becoming the UK’s only helicopter and drone training academy. At Hummingbird we have a combined experience pool of more than 30 years in manned and unmanned aviation and are keen to train the safest and most confident pilots.”

If you or your business are considering using drones for remuneration, you must have CAA permission. With Hummingbird UAV you can now become a CAA approved commercial drone pilot.

Offering an interest free, pay-as-you-go option, Hummingbird UAV are taking bookings for their 2018 courses. Interested? Go to for more information, or call 01302 802221.

 PRESS RELEASE DATE: January 2018 TOWN’S RETAIL ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS LOCAL FAMILY WITH GENEROUS DONATION A young family from the market town of Bawtry is to benefit from a generous donation from the town’s retail association after the huge success of its Christmas event,  to assist in the care of their son, Charlie. Charlie, 9, was diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy at just four months old and his family are now raising funds to purchase a state of the art Neater Eater, and an adapted disabled bike which will assist Charlie with his everyday life. “It is our pleasure to be able to help people in our community and support this family in their quest to raise the required £9,000,” said Ross Jarvie Chair Bawtry Retail Association. “Charlie is a happy fun loving boy with the most amazing smile and we wish him and his lovely family continued success and happiness.” Charlies parents Natalie and Simon Szpakowicz-Cook from Hermes Close in Bawtry said “We only launched the fundraising page in December 2017 and we are absolutely over the moon to receive the cheque which now brings the total raised so far to over £1,500.00. We are so very proud of

As BitCoin, the virtual currency continues to grow in popularity and value, an iconic Yorkshire designer fashion boutique is now accepting it in payment. Robinsons of Bawtry, South Yorkshire is pioneering its payment in the town just as the closure of its only remaining bank, NatWest, has been announced. “We are always keen to support our customers with an enhanced range of services and adopting this new ‘currency’ will perhaps help to fill the hole for some of our customer demographic created by the removal of traditional banking methods from the town.”  said Russell Jones Robinsons of Bawtry. “This is just another way in which we adapt to new ways of purchasing and complements the recent introduction of our Interest Free Credit option.” To use BitCoin in store customers should simply choose their goods and payment will be taken at whatever the exchange rate is at the time of purchase. “Using BitCoin in payment couldn’t be more straightforward and we are proud to join just a handful of retailers in the Yorkshire region who now accept this as a legitimate form of payment,” said Russell. “And, with Christmas shopping in full swing now we remind our customers


Posted on November 30, 2017

An employee at one of the region’s most popular designer fashion boutiques, Robinsons of Bawtry near Doncaster is embarking on a new element of her role to drive forward engagement with its customer portfolio. Charlotte Johnson, 25, has  become the boutiques Social Media and Customer Liaison representative and will oversee many critical elements of the customer journey  which sets Robinsons apart from others, as well as continuing to work closely with the customers in the ladies wear department. “Charlotte has become a valuable member of the team and her expertise in this area was evident,” said Wendy Jones Ladieswear manager. “Allowing her to fulfil her potential by establishing this new role will allow Charlotte to develop further and will ensure that we continue to communicate and look after our customers in the best way possible.” Charlotte, who previously worked in a high street fashion retailers for 8 years, joined the Robinsons team last year. In addition to the customer service and social media aspect of the role she will also oversee the new Interest Free Credit packages, exclusive to the boutique. Available on selected purchases customers can spread the cost over 6, 9, 10 or 12 months at no extra

What can you do with £15pm?

Posted on November 21, 2017

The moment inspiration strikes, oddly enough sat in my local Costa sipping on a Billionaires latte (it’s delicious by the way), however, to drink them frequently you may need to be a millionaire 1 medium Billionaire latte at my local Costa will set you back £3.60 each so if you had one a week that would be £187.20 per year or £15.60 per month. I love my coffee so will absorb the costs of my mildly extortionate habit on a weekly basis but it got me thinking what else could I do with £15 per month? As a non smoking healthy 30 year old female this could get me £549,287 of life insurance guaranteed until age 55 provided I paid the premiums on a monthly basis. That is a serious amount when it comes to life insurance if I was to die that would repay the mortgage, pay for the boys to go to university and still leave money left over for any additional expenses that Dan encountered. However, we would still be in a muddle if I was to be critically ill. Same information non smoking healthy 30 year old female, premium of £15pm what would could I get for

Limited 2 Art are delighted to be hosting their next ‘Meet the Artist’ event this Saturday 18th November from  12 – 3 pm with one of the most popular artists of his generation Paul Horton – the Storyteller. He is often described as the modern-day Lowry, with his paintings being imbued with a working-class spirit and ethic that is rarely seen. In spite of this, there are clear and constant truths that only belong to Paul and his audience; he has an innate ability as a storyteller that enthralls those who have come to know and love his work. Please pop along to meet Paul, see & hear about his fantastic work! Find out more about Paul on the Limited 2 Art Facebook Events page: