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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Celebrating ten years since the Jones family took ownership of the boutique founded by the late Tony Robinson in 1986, Russell and Wendy Jones along with their son James have guided the store into a new era positioning it as one of the most popular designer fashion boutiques for ladies wear and menswear in the North of England. “It’s been a great ten years and we are really not sure where the time has gone,” said Russell Jones Robinsons of Bawtry. “We feel that we have made a real difference to the boutiques brand portfolio, have increased its client base considerably and as we enter our second decade already have some exciting new additions in place.” A selection of ‘mini me’ children’s wear across brands such as Hackett, True Religion, Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss has recently been introduced in store along with a Junior Robinsons Club where registered members
ANOTHER AMAZING BAWTRY FASHION WEEK PLANNED FOR 2019! To be updated with the latest, keep an eye on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bawtryretailassociation/ What do London, Paris, Milan and Bawtry all have in common? Their fashion weeks of course! And this year, the annual Bawtry Fashion Week, hosted by Bawtry Retail Association (BRA) is packed full of events, offers and showcases as the towns independent businesses support the popular initiative. Launched in 2013 by the BRA, the aim of the event is to promote the importance of shopping on the local high street and supporting he local economy, whilst also highlighting the array of top fashion brands available in the town. This year’s event will take place between Monday 18th and Sunday 24th March and a glittering schedule is beginning to emerge as to what visitors during that time can enjoy. “Bawtry is a real mecca for people who love fashion and enjoy the shopping and
If you are looking to become one of the 555,000 people that currently own a touring caravan, or you are looking to replace or upgrade your existing one, a trip to the Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry Annual Spring Show is a must with a host of ‘not to be missed’ exclusive offers and an experienced team on hand to ensure they deliver an unrivalled customer experience. Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry, based on the outskirts of Doncaster, the oldest and largest independent retailer of caravans, awnings and leisure accessories in the UK, will host their 8th annual show between Saturday 9th and Sunday 17th March 2019 showcasing all the latest models from leading manufacturers Swift, Bailey and Coachman plus showcasing a huge display of pre-owned caravans on their 34-acre site. “Making such an investment comes down to personal choice and individual requirements and our expert team are able to guide buyers
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
Remembrance Service 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
Bawtry Christmas Time Returns Bawtry Christmas Time is just 10 days away! The time has finally arrived for the countdown for the spectacular Bawtry Christmas Time 2018! This year will be bigger and better than ever. With an array of market stalls, live performances, Santa visits, fair rides and plenty of mulled wine, this is the place to be! In preparation for the main event, we have put together this list of scheduled events and need to know information. Parking information: If you plan on driving to the Visit Bawtry event, there are two main designated parking areas within the town. 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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
PRESS RELEASE DATE: May 2018 TOP QUALITY POLO CUP RETURNS TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITIES Sunday 1st July will herald the return of a popular event in the local calendar – the ‘Visit Bawtry Charity Polo Cup Family Day’ bought to you by event organisers Bawtry Retail Association. After taking a sabbatical last year, the event which has raised thousands of pounds for local charities, will be held at the Robin Hood Polo Club at Misson and will have a slightly different format to previous years welcoming in visiting clubs including Yorkshire Polo Club teams King William and White Rose, Stag Polo Club from St Albans as well as the home ‘Visit Bawtry’ team. “This emphasis of this year’s event is top quality polo and a great family atmosphere with spectators encouraged to bring their own picnics and enter their table into the Best Dressed Picnic Table competition” said
When and Where IS THE RACE EVENING? The Visit Bawtry Ladies Race Evening will commence at Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday 5th May. Hosted by the Bawtry Retail Association, this event will continue for the seventh year running! The must-needed preparation Visit Bawtry Ladies Race Evening is a yearly event, giving you plenty of time to prepare! Pampering is a MUST. With the huge variety of salons and beauticians within Bawtry, you will be spoilt for choice. These places include: Beauty at Milanda’s – Whether you are looking for waxing and eyebrow treatments, or a soothing facial, Beauty at Milanda’s has it all. Have flawless skin on the day by prepping it correctly. Alternatively, have your nails done. Deluxe Hair and Beauty – Russian lashes, 3D lipo fat freeze, nails, eyebrow treatments, dermaplaning and much more, Deluxe have endless treatments to ensure you feel your best! House of Lindsey – Ranging
YORKSHIRE CARAVANS OF BAWTRY PRESS RELEASE DATE: April 2018 A Managing Director has been appointed at Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry, South Yorkshire the oldest and largest independent retailer of caravans, awnings and outdoor leisure accessories in the UK. Andrew Whittaker, 48, from Doncaster joined the company five years ago and has become a very popular and highly respected member of the team. At his recent appraisal, he was rewarded for his commitment to the company with the offer of Managing Director, a role he was delighted to accept. It is the first time in the company’s 87-year history that the role will be held by a non-family member since Jon Goulden became Chairman in 2016, leaving the post vacant. “Andrew has really proven himself, particularly since taking over the position of General Manager two years ago, and as the business continues to expand
A volunteer of the Bawtry & Doncaster branch of the British Heart Foundation Diana Simpson (70) is currently in training prior to the 4-day London to Paris Tour de France cycle challenge which she is taking part in to raise money for life saving heart research. Having already cycled across Mexico, Vietnam and South Africa Diana is looking forward to the 275 mile challenge in July 2018 and is excited to have the opportunity to ride the last few miles of the Tour de France route through Paris to finish at the Eiffel Tower and to watch the final stage live the following day. If you would like to sponsor Diana please go to her https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/diana-raesimpson70
James Jones from Robinsons of Bawtry, a regular challenge junkie, has now signed up to take part in two gruelling challenges later on this year to raise money for Meningitis Now, the UK’s largest Meningitis charity, offering support, funding research and raising awareness. As well as cycling 100 miles as part of the Ride London annual bike ride he will also be swimming a 1 mile open water lap as part of the Swim Serpentine event in London. To help James reach his fundraising target of £500 please click on the link https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JamesJones2018 Good luck James.
At last night’s Bawtry Retail Association members meeting Andrew Bevan, Partner at Jones & Co Solicitors presented highlights from the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and gave members an action plan and ‘12 steps to take now’ checklist to help them prepare and ensure compliancy. GDPR is a new EU law that will come into effect on 25 May 2018 to replace the current Data Protection Act. It’s the biggest overhaul of data protection legislation for over 25 years, and will introduce new requirements for how organisations process personal data. For those who don’t know too much about the laws surrounding data protection our current, soon to be old, Data Protection Act is an act that controls how our personal data is stored and used by companies/ businesses. The new data protection act, the GDPR looks to improve upon the previous act by improving some of the rules and also
Bawtry has a number of defibrillators in the town, many of which have been funded by fundraising at the St Leger Preview evening hosted at by the Crown Hotel Bawtry. They are located at:- China Rose Crown Hotel Memorial Sports Ground Bawtry Dental Practice (Swan Street) Mayflower Primary School Bawtry Medical Centre We are delighted to inform you, that again through the St Leger Preview fundraising, we have purchased the towns first ‘Community Defibrillator’ which is housed in a cabinet and installed to the outside of Bawtry Community Library (BCL) giving 24 hour access (the defib is locked with a key code of which the ambulance control know its position and the access code). It is vital that we all learn how to use this lifesaving piece of equipment – Defibrillation within 3 minutes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest increases the chances of survival by 35 percent – used within one minute of
Designer Fashion Boutique Robinsons of Bawtry, located in the heart of the South Yorkshire market town, is branching into online retail due to popular demand and has launched its e-commerce range with a selection of their Jeffery West shoes and boots, a highly desirable UK brand with a coveted following. “We are a business built on exemplary customer service and this has been established in store over our 30 years of trading,” said Russell Jones Robinsons of Bawtry. “However with the online fashion market continuing to show spectacular growth and according to Mintel forecast to increase a further 79% by 2022 we have decided to venture into this and whilst we are only offering a small selection live at the moment we will be introducing more over the coming weeks”. As an official stockist, Robinsons of Bawtry will continue to offer an extensive range of over 30 styles of Jeffery
DATE: March 2018 PRESS RELEASE FINANCIAL CONTROLLER MAKES TRANSITION FROM CARS TO CARAVANS Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry, the oldest and largest independent retailer of caravans, awnings and leisure accessories in the UK, has appointed a new Financial Controller. Chris Brown, 52, from the village of Barlborough in Derbyshire will fill the shoes of John Siddall who is to retire from the business in May after 14 years with the team. “Chris is a highly experienced accountant having working in various financial roles in the automotive sector and is already proving himself to be a great asset to our team,” said Jon Goulden Chairman Yorkshire Caravans. “As John begins his well-earned retirement we are confident that Chris will keep the financial wheels turning smoothly. He has already made a significant impact and joins us at an exciting time following the company’s 85th anniversary, major investment in the
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,
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
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 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
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
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.”
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.
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
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
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: https://www.facebook.com/events/111275416223306
4 WEEKS UNTIL OUR BAWTRY CHRISTMAS EVENT! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? We hope everyone is looking forward to this one, it’s going to be even better than last year. In attendance, we had over 7000 people turn up to BAWTRY CHRISTMAS TIME LAST YEAR and this year we’re tipped for even more. Kicking us off this year we have a few businesses providing food, drinks and entertainment. – The White Hart will be having a group of ponies (from Horse World) on Tickhill Road complete with antlers and red noses! The ponies will be giving children little rides around the town with the route still to be decided upon. – Roger Tuby will be hosting a fun fair in the White Hart car park which is perfect for the kids. There will also be a steak and venison food van in the car park as well so if you’re hungry
Set in the 1930’s this is a fascinating combination of mystery play and psychological study. It shows how the gradual revelation of the truth about a murdered man disrupts his family and friends and shows them up for the rotters they are.
MEET THE ARTIST – MARGARET CLARKSON – Saturday 4th November 2017 – 11am – 4pm Artist Margaret Clarkson and Gallery owner John Bird prepare for another ‘MEET THE ARTIST’ day at the JOHN BIRD STUDIO, 3 Dower House Square, Bawtry, South Yorkshire, DN10 6LS. Come along and see MARGARET who will be happy to discuss her work with you. Margaret will also bring her ideas books and sketch books, giving a unique insight into the creation of her artwork. We always have a wide selection of Margaret’s Originals and Limited Edition Prints on show. Her pictures have featured in many national magazines and published books. Margaret was the finalist for four consecutive years in the Fine Art Trade Guilds Best Selling Artist, with her Originals and Limited Editions being displayed in over 200 galleries around Great Britain. Aladdin's Cave « ‹ 1 of 4 › »
This Friday, 29th September, some of our retailers in Bawtry will be taking part in THE WORLD’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. If you aren’t aware Macmillan throws an annual coffee morning to help raise funds for their cancer research. Last year, in 2016 alone, the UK raised £29.6 million from THE WORLD’s Biggest Coffee Morning and this year they’re aiming for even more. Coffee morning is all about helping each other and getting to know each other’s story. Help support each other whilst eating some delicious cake and coffee all whilst raising some money for a great cause. If you’d like to help raise some money and awareness be sure to head on down to the following businesses: Bawtry Phoenix Theatre- 10am whilst 12pm The Town House Bawtry Bar and Restaurant Crown Hotel Bawtry Hunters Estate Agents Bawtry– 10am whilst 12pm Limited 2 Art We hope to see you all at some of these
Plans for the 25th Robinsons of Bawtry Annual Charity Fashion Show are well underway with the event set to be extra special to celebrate the events Silver anniversary. The team at the award winning designer fashion boutique will once again put on a fantastic evening at the China Rose, Bawtry on Sunday 1st October 2017 where guests will enjoy a taste of its Autumn/Winter collections, brought to life by models, with amazingly choreographed scenes, from Doncaster based company Strutz Models & Dance Academy. “We can’t quite believe that this is our 25th sell out fashion show that was created by the boutiques original owner Tony Robinson in memory of his first wife who he lost to cancer, and we have been delighted to continue with the event since we obtained ownership of the boutique 8 years ago” said Russell Jones Robinsons of Bawtry. Dr Kathryn Scott, Chief Executive at Yorkshire
A SPARKLING SUMMER GIVES WAY TO AN AMAZING AUTUMN Well where did the summer go?! It seems like just a matter of weeks since we gave you 12 things to in Bawtry this summer and now, we will be looking towards autumn as the children return to school and the iconic St Leger Festival take place in Doncaster. The St Leger Festival always has a very positive impact in Bawtry too. In the lead up to the festival, there are ladies and gents making last minute preparations, collecting outfits and hats. The St Leger Preview Dinner, the only one of its kind, takes place at the Crown Hotel on Tuesday 12th September where racing pundits share their tips for the days ahead. And, as the racing gets underway racegoers flock each evening to Bawtry to celebrate or commiserate… it just depends! Business wise there have been a handful of new
Respect Drivers Pageant visits Bawtry! For the previous four years, hundreds of classic, historic and super cars have gathered in the market town of Bawtry with the intention of raising money in aid of the Respect Carer’s Charity. Each year, the event has only increased in size, with an impressive 2500 visitors attending last year’s event. This year, the 5th annual Respect Drivers Pageant, curated by Gordon Tulley of Respect Funeral Services, will be making its return on 27th August. A great family day out for all motor enthusiasts, the Respect Drivers Pageant is expected to surpass the scale of all previous events, with various music performances and entertainment hosted by local bars and restaurants, a range of interesting promotional stalls and even a collection of awards to be handed out! Throughout the duration of the day, visitors can expect the opportunity to see an incredible display of motor vehicles.
12 DAYS OF SUMMER IN BAWTRY August is a great time to relax and get together with friends and family as holiday fever sweeps the nation and we thought we’d share some inspired ideas to enjoy in and around Bawtry. 1 – Start the month by celebrating Yorkshire Day on the 1st August and book a flight with Hummingbird Helicopters at Doncaster/Sheffield Airport and see Yorkshire from the air! 2 – Take a walk on the wild side and enjoy live music Safari Nights at the amazing Yorkshire Wildlife Park, just a few miles from Bawtry. They are taking place each Saturday during the month. 3 – Enjoy a leisurely lunch in the peace and quiet of Dower House Square. We’re thinking lunch time platters and afternoon tea, and perhaps a glass of fizz if the sun is shining! 4 – No time for lunch? Then dinner and drinks
Just one year ago, a popular Bawtry art gallery relocated to stunning 400 sq metre premises with over 50 loyal customers forming a human chain to move the works of art from the old gallery to the new one across a busy main road. Since then, Limited 2 Art, which has been established in the heart of the affluent market town of Bawtry near Doncaster for over 12 years, has had an amazing year attracting visitors from all over the UK and to celebrate the gallery is hosting its first anniversary party on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July. “What a year it has been and one which has surpassed my wildest expectations and it felt only appropriate to celebrate this success,” said gallery owner Ruth Worsman “One thing for sure is that the fizz will be flowing and everyone is welcome to come along to the gallery, view our