Thousands of visitors flocked to the picturesque market town of Bawtry, near Doncaster, to enjoy the delights of its Christmas Spectacular which took place on the 25th November 2018.
For the fifth year in a row, the Christmas event saw the town’s retail association host another stunning festive celebration. Enveloping the towns main street and quaint courtyards with stalls, fairground rides and a visit from Father Christmas and his elves. The community came together and celebrated as a whole. The streets of Bawtry were filled with live music, festive spirits, fun and laughter, with additional visits from Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s Polar Bear Santa, Donny Dog and Santa Paws.
Christmas Cheer All Around Bawtry
“We had an absolutely amazing day and want to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who played their part in making it so special for all our visitors including our sponsors & supporters: One Call Insurance, Bawtry Town Council, Wilfreda Beehive and Bawtry Air Cadets” said Ross Jarvie Chair Bawtry Retail Association.
On Remembrance Sunday, 2008 (Bawtry) Squadron Air Training Corps paraded to pay tribute to all those who laid down their lives in service for our country. We were humbled by the response from the local community, many of whom watched us march to St Nicholas Church, and packed the church with standing room only. The tribute, led by Rev Jonathan Strickland, remembered with sadness the fallen, but also celebrated the peace that followed, and the continued efforts over the years to maintain this around the world. The ‘There but Not There’ silhouettes, brought into the church by the Squadron, were a poignant reminder, not only of those who died, but also those who do not exist because of those deaths. Following this, we marched along Bawtry High Street to Bawtry Hall, the former home of No1 Group Bomber Command, where a Service of Commemoration and laying of wreaths was held at the RAF Bomber Command Memorial. We would like thank the people of Bawtry, Austerfield and Tickhill who turned out
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FREE PARK AND RIDE
The free Park and Ride service will be stationed at Hudson’s Yard, which is at the entrance to Bawtry from the Doncaster direction. Wilfreda Beehive will kindly be providing their vintage red bus to take visitors in to Bawtry town centre. The service is free, but you can make a charity donation on the bus, with proceeds going to South Yorkshire’s Community
YORKSHIRE CARAVANS OF BAWTRY DONATE CARAVAN TO SIXTH FORM STUDENTS TO SUPPORT STUDIES
A special needs school in the East Riding of Yorkshire is able to support its students equipping them with skills for life after the donation of a caravan to the school by Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry.
Cambridge Park Academy in Grimsby was delighted to take receipt of a pre owned Swift Challenger Caravan from Yorkshire Caravans in Bawtry to help its 6th form special needs students just days after making a speculative phone call to the hugely popular Yorkshire based, family owned caravan company.
“We are absolutely overjoyed and this is truly special for the students at our school and will make a significant difference to the types of studies we can provide and the skills they can learn to support them in their everyday independent lives,” said Claire Abel Cambridge Park Academy. “We are most appreciative to the Yorkshire Caravan team and look forward to sharing our progress with them as the caravan begins to take shape.”
The students, whose studies encompass furniture restorations, catering, hair, beauty and life skills will convert the caravan into a student shop.
Independent fashion retailers will soon be able to offer customers instant, interest-free lines of credit with a smartphone-based app that makes in-store interest free credit transactions 40x faster than current offerings. Set to be launched in October, AppToPay has been developed by James Jones, owner of family-run, award-winning independent boutique Robinsons of Bawtry in Doncaster. The app allows small, medium-sized and independent retailers to offer shoppers the level of in-store finance usually reserved only for major retail chains. “At Robinsons of Bawtry, we have been looking for years for someone who could provide us with a store card,” Jones said. “They simply don’t exist for businesses of our size. The only options require at least 10,000 new issuances a year. For all but the biggest retailers, that’s totally unachievable.” He decided to create the app to allow retailers to offer their customers interest free lines of credit via their smartphone or tablet instead. Customers apply online and once approved download the app to their smartphone or tablet to use in their chosen retailer immediately. On application, customers get a decision typically within minutes, a credit limit is established and
The French as a nation are renowned for their individual style, couture and fashion houses and a Doncaster boutique is proud to be the first independent stockist of the premium brand, Balmain. Its autumn/winter collection will arrive instore at Robinsons of Bawtry near Doncaster in November bringing a full range of ladies wear and a complementary selection of gents, which will be sure to delight our customer portfolio and be perfect for the festive shopping and socialising season. “We were keen to add a new label to our existing portfolio and approached Balmain earlier this year,” said Russell Jones Robinsons of Bawtry. “We were delighted to be invited to meet the team in Paris in June and have since flown back over for our first buying appointment”. The luxury brand label is currently stocked in the iconic Harrods and Harvey Nichols stores in London and Manchester. Established in 1945 the Parisian label continues to ooze style, quality and glamour in its seasonal collections. “We are thrilled to have been able to secure such a desirable brand for our customers and to bring them a French ready to wear collection to our already superb range of leading designer brands,” said Russell.
Iconic brand, Hunter, famed for its range of Wellington Boots is joining the glittering brand portfolio at a leading South Yorkshire fashion boutique. Robinsons of Bawtry has chosen the fashion label to complement other iconic designer brands and recognises the growing demand for quality outerwear for all the family. “Hunter remains a hugely popular name in the UK and has diversified recently adding coats and outerwear to its range of quality goods,” said Russell Jones, Robinsons of Bawtry. “Our client base demands the best brands and when Hunter approached us to become one of their independent stockists for their outerwear we were delighted to integrate them into our store.” Initially Robinsons of Bawtry will be stocking the Hunter Classic Raincoat in a variety of colours and sizes available for men, ladies and children all competitively priced for affordability. Founded in 1856 the brand has two Royal Warrants of Appointment to HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. “In recent years, Hunter has expanded its range under the guidance of Creative Director Alasdhair Willis and since then notable changes have been made,” said Russell. “Hunter Original and Hunter Field join the original boot for which the name is most
With almost 1 million caravan owners in the UK, both static and touring, there is little wonder that a strong support network for repairs and maintenance is required. One of the oldest and largest independent retailers of caravans, awnings and leisure accessories in the UK, Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry, has appointed leading technician Chrysovalantis Pappas, 32, from Bessacarr, Doncaster to join its expanding team as Workshop Co-Ordinator. “Chrys has a broad skill base and has gained extensive experience in the industry as a service engineer and also in his family construction business based in Cyprus,” said Andrew Whittaker Managing Director Yorkshire Caravans. “Chrys’s knowledge and leadership skills will ensure we continue to develop the aftercare side of the business and build on the exemplary reputation that we have.” Chrys has attended the NCC training Academy, the UK trade body for tourer, motorhome, caravan holiday home and residential park home industries, and was winner of the Swift Academy Star for Technical Training in July of last year. Chrys commented; “This has become a true vocation for me and it is a pleasure to support our customers in caring for their caravans. I shall look forward to working with and developing my
PRESS RELEASE DATE: June 2018 Perhaps one of the best-kept secrets of Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry, the oldest and largest independent retailer of caravans, awnings and leisure accessories in the UK, is that it is also home to the equally well respected Panelworks Ltd, an innovative, market leader who provides specialist refinishing for the Caravan & Motorhome industry. Celebrating 10 years in business, Panelworks Ltd is proud to be recommended by all manufacturers across the UK and is the UK’s leading caravan panel repair specialist. Established in 2008, it was born from an idea conceived in 2004 which saw extensive research into the best way to weld plastic suitable for caravan repairs and due to its unique repair systems can get caravans & motorhomes refurbished back to ‘like new’. With a no quibble 24 month guarantee, which is twice the industry standard, and any manufacturer’s warranty unaffected by any repairs, as they are approved by all the UK manufactures, it is easy to see why they
Well, the first half of the year has simply flown by, but we’re pleased to say there is much to look forward to in the early part of the Summer. With so many of us being unbelievable busy we are challenging you to enjoy what’s on your doorstep this Summer and support your local independent retailer. Pop into Bawtry for all your everyday needs or perhaps find the perfect outfit for the races or a summer BBQ. And, when you get a precious spare hour or so, visit one of the town’s stylish bars or fantastic individual cafes or restaurants. Stay local this summer and enjoy all what beautiful Bawtry has to offer. We kick off July with the return of the Visit Bawtry Charity Polo Cup which will take place on Sunday 1st July at Robin Hood Polo Club at Misson which is shaping up to be a fantastic day. More information can be found here. Staying with sport it seems like you can’t escape the World Cup! Embracing the inevitable, Yorkshire Caravan of Bawtry is hosting a World Cup themed summer show from 30th June to 8th July. Packed with special offers, demonstrations, football themed family activities and