Purple Tuesday on Tuesday 12th November 2019 is a day dedicated to changing the customer experience for disabled people and the market town of Bawtry, South Yorkshire is participating with many of its retailers embracing the concept. This is the second year that the town has encouraged its retailers to get on board and 2019 is set to be even more successful with more participants who have thought about ways in which they can support this international initiative. “It’s great to see so many of the businesses in our town supporting this and I am sure it will make a real difference,” said Ross Jarvie Chair Bawtry Retail Association. “As the festive season approaches, we hope the day will show what a community-driven town Bawtry is and how it is inclusive for so many to enjoy all that we offer.” In the UK, the Purple Pound – the consumer spending power of disabled people and their families – is worth £249 billion and is rising by an average of 14% per annum. On Purple Tuesday participating businesses demonstrate their commitment to supporting this
A leading Yorkshire designer fashion boutique Robinsons of Bawtry hosted their 26th annual charity fashion show on Sunday 6th October 2019 at the hugely popular China Rose Cantonese Restaurant Bawtry and made a show-stopping return after taking a well-earned sabbatical in 2018. A highlight of the social calendar the event showcased the boutiques Autumn/Winter collections from some of the leading designer brands including Balmain, Ralph Lauren, Moschino, Belstaff, Hugo Boss, True Religion, Emporio Armani and Mulberry bought to life by models, with amazingly choreographed scenes, from Blake Models and for the first time junior models strutted the catwalk from The Dance Space Bawtry.
Silver glitter Showgirls greeted the guests who set the tone of glamour and glitz for the occasion with several guests deciding to boast glitter moustaches in memory of the boutique’s original owner Tony Robinson, who sadly passed away last year, and created the event in memory of his first wife who he lost to cancer.
“It was another hugely successful evening and we hope that once all the final monies pledged are in for all
Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry, one of the country’s premier caravan retailers, has marked a special anniversary in its history with the first release of three hundred spaces on their newly converted 10-acre storage site adjacent to the current facility.
The late Derek Smith would have reached the grand old age of 90 on 22nd October 2019, and the spaces will be released on that date with a further 500 to follow by the end of the year.
“We are proud of our family heritage and that those ties still run through the business today,” said Jon Goulden Chairman Yorkshire Caravans. “Honouring this special event in our history by extending our business operations and sharing our ongoing success seemed a fitting way to honour Derek and the legacy that he has left.”
Derek joined his father in the business in 1950 and was affectionately known as ‘Mr Smith’. He was also famous for introducing some of the best caravan franchises in the industry and also the old 1980’s TV advertising slogan,
The Team at Bawtry Hall are thrilled and delighted after the venue was named in the top Most Spectacular Yorkshire Wedding Venues by the Yorkshire Post. The article which was published on the 5th October, covers eight of the best wedding venues in Yorkshire, included are also Grantley Hall, The Grand at York and Rise Hall.
Katey Dent of Bawtry Hall commented “We are absolutely thrilled to be included in this fabulous group of wedding venues. The Hall has almost been open now for two years and the team’s hard work is paying off. We have carved our niche in the exclusive use wedding market and have couples travelling miles to hire Bawtry Hall as their special day venue – because is it simply beautiful.”
The Yorkshire Post approached Bawtry Hall as they were looking for the most exquisite venues – from small, simple, intimate nuptials to huge, opulent statement celebration venues.
Bawtry Hall was built in 1773 as a weekend family home of wool merchant Pemberton Milnes. During WWII it was taken over by the
Chinese culture is peppered with festivals which celebrate special dates in the calendar. One is the ‘Chongyang’ which falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month (7th October) and since 1989 has been the day on which Chinese people celebrate their elders with a festival of food, drink and outings. With this in mind, the highly acclaimed China Rose Cantonese restaurant, located in the picturesque market town of Bawtry near Doncaster, once again opened its doors to pensioners in the town to enjoy a celebratory lunch, complete with entertainment, all completely free of charge. “Chongyang is a very important festival in our calendar and this will be the fifth time we have hosted such an event and invited the local pensioners to celebrate with us in the town where we have had our restaurant for over 30 years,” commented Carly Hui Restaurant Manager China Rose. “We welcomed a record number of guests on Sunday 6th October to enjoy our superb food and hospitality and presented flowers and chocolates to the eldest lady and gentlemen who attended and to Val Hadley
An annual Christmas event that takes place in the picturesque market town of Bawtry, near Doncaster, is set to draw even more visitors this year with an even bigger and brighter event on Sunday 24th November 2019 from 12 noon to 6pm. Hosting the event for the sixth year, the town’s retail association has been putting plans in place to attract even more visitors whilst retaining many favourites such as the unveiling of Womack’s Christmas Window, the fun fair rides and its craft and food stalls, in addition to the portfolio of shops, cafes and restaurants that grace the town. “This is our sixth event and the team have been working hard to ensure that our Bawtry Christmas Time 2019 event is full of festive cheer and has lots for all ages to enjoy,” said Ross Jarvie, Bawtry Retail Association. “Over forty stalls and catering outlets will cluster in the Market Place, Dower House Square, the Church Hall and the Courtyard and will be complemented by fairground rides supplied by Roger Tuby & Son Funfairs, including the return of the Ferris Wheel,
Bawtry Gym has been shortlisted in the National Fitness Awards, the UK’s biggest free-to-enter fitness awards and are in the running for a prestigious national award. The club has been shortlisted in the Northern Gym Of The Year in the awards which are this year celebrating their tenth birthday. The annual event recognises excellence and achievement in gyms throughout the country with shortlisted facilities being as far north as Elgin and as far south as Devon. The awards are organised by Script Events in conjunction with leading fitness industry magazine Workout, with support from headline sponsor Service Sport, and in each category up to seven finalists have been selected, who will now go through to the next stage of the judging process where they will be out to impress by showcasing first hand the great work going on in their clubs. This stage involves a visit to each finalist by a member of the awards team who will take a look around the facilities and chat to members and staff before compiling a comprehensive report, which will then be passed on to an expert judging panel to decide the lucky winners. Trophies
Robinsons Ladieswear Manager Laura Pinder wearing the boutique’s most popular dress of the season by Polo Ralph Lauren –
A popular ladies and gents designer fashion boutique is enjoying a summer of success with its most successful summer season to date!
Robinsons of Bawtry has seen one of its SS19 Ladies dresses outsell its previous bestseller, the Moschino Piano Dress from its AW14 collection, by nearly double.
“The Polo Ralph Lauren sleeveless, pleated midi dress has been a huge hit this season and our customers have loved its bold and bright colour features resulting in us having to place many repeat orders” said Wendy Jones Robinsons Bawtry. “When our Ladieswear Manager Laura wore the dress to work one day we even had two friends come in and both left with the same dress – in fact the last two we had in stock.”
In addition to the success of the boutiques clothing brands, Mulberry, has also enjoyed a huge spike in sales with customers preferring the individual retail experience. Furthermore, the launch of AppToPay has made a significant difference to the buying
A prestigious and award-winning health & beauty salon in the bustling market town of Bawtry near Doncaster is celebrating a milestone anniversary – 20 years of ownership by leading beauty therapist Lisa Lawson from Retford.
Lisa Lawson (Centre) pictured with past & present staff
House of Lindsey first opened its doors over forty-four years ago by Doreen Bramley when it was one of only six DECLEOR accredited salons in the UK, an iconic brand which the salon is delighted to still have today. As a newly qualified beauty therapist Lisa left for Greece with the aspiration of working on Cruise Ships however, she missed home too much and soon returned to the UK and joined the House of Lindsey team. After 7 years, and at the age of just 25 years Lisa, also affectionately known as Margaret due to another colleague with the same name, was offered the opportunity to acquire the business and has earned the reputation as one of Doncaster’s most well-respected beauty salons with
Market Hill Funding Campaign – Enhancing Bawtry’s historic town centre.
Bawtry is a small market town, the historic centre of which is dominated by a rather ‘ugly’ car parking arrangement that, necessarily, has to serve as a shared vehicular/pedestrian space. The car park is essential for the town’s viability, as no suitable alternative provision can be found, but its presence detracts from the attractiveness of the central conservation area. The town is also rich in history dating back to the Roman times and a recently formed Heritage Group aims to bring that rich history alive again. There is currently a small Heritage Centre within the Community Library and a Heritage Trail is being created, which includes the market cross on Market Hill.
The Town Council is proposing to carry out improvement works to the central Market Hill area but the lack of alternative parking, together with financial constraints, limit what is achievable at this time.
A scheme is currently being prepared to reconstruct the Market Place footpath (using conservation type materials) and, as a minimum, to resurface the general Market Hill area with suitable bituminous material. The new