Ex-editor captures snapshot of Isle life

Mary Makings admires the wonderful array of produce at a harvest festival held at Epworth Turbary Mission of 30 years ago.

Mary Makings admires the wonderful array of produce at a harvest festival held at Epworth Turbary Mission of 30 years ago.

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WE HAVE delved back into the Bells/Advertiser archives again this week to show you these Isle photographs.

They were all taken by former editor Derrick French, who still lives in Misterton, the information has kindly been supplied by Haxey’s Ron Shipley.

Though only small, the former telephone exchange building opposite Haxey Methodist Chapel has become a useful annexe for the local community. However, the chapel now has a new half adjacent to the chapel. Here, about 25 years ago, the Sunday School children are taking advantage of facilities at the annexe.

Though only small, the former telephone exchange building opposite Haxey Methodist Chapel has become a useful annexe for the local community. However, the chapel now has a new half adjacent to the chapel. Here, about 25 years ago, the Sunday School children are taking advantage of facilities at the annexe.

Among the images featured is Westwoodside Playing Field from the late 1970’s.

We would love to feature some of your nostalgia pictures.

If you have any we could use in print why not post them to Bells/Advertiser, Sunny Bar, Doncaster, DN1 1NB; email editorial@epworthtoday.co.uk; alternatively drop them off at our post box situated in the foyer of Epworth Library; or drop them into our weekly surgery held every Thursday between 2-4pm at Keith Clough estate agents on Epworth High Street.

Kaye Garner receives Epworth Town Tennis Club's Ladies' Mini Marathon prize from Malcolm Shipley in May 1981.

Kaye Garner receives Epworth Town Tennis Club's Ladies' Mini Marathon prize from Malcolm Shipley in May 1981.

Gary Brown is seen putting the last screws in as he erects a new sign proclaiming Epworth to be 'Home of the Wesleys'. Looking on is John Hirst, third left, who painted the beautiful scenes of Epworth on the board. Also, third right, town clerk, Albert Rimmington. Another member of the council is John Adams, far left, and Mrs Jackie Hirst. On the right is Midland Bank Manager, Mr White and his wife.

Gary Brown is seen putting the last screws in as he erects a new sign proclaiming Epworth to be 'Home of the Wesleys'. Looking on is John Hirst, third left, who painted the beautiful scenes of Epworth on the board. Also, third right, town clerk, Albert Rimmington. Another member of the council is John Adams, far left, and Mrs Jackie Hirst. On the right is Midland Bank Manager, Mr White and his wife.

Mrs Peggy Chipp crowns Westwoodside Playing Field Queen for 1979, who was Lorraine Kirk. Her attendants were Dawn Stapleton and Joanne Bell.

Mrs Peggy Chipp crowns Westwoodside Playing Field Queen for 1979, who was Lorraine Kirk. Her attendants were Dawn Stapleton and Joanne Bell.

Vin Bull (Vanessa) was the entertainer at Westwoodside Playing Field Association's annual field day in 1979. Left to right: Elsie Ward, Vanessa, Gladys Lister and Hilda Bramhill.

Vin Bull (Vanessa) was the entertainer at Westwoodside Playing Field Association's annual field day in 1979. Left to right: Elsie Ward, Vanessa, Gladys Lister and Hilda Bramhill.