Conflict and cakes…


It’s almost 17 months since the National Civil War Centre first opened its doors to the public and over nine months since the Girls Around Town caught up on the latest news from this jewel in Newark’s crown.

Time to revisit the subject then, when Andrea Smedley joins June and Sue in the studio this Sunday. She’ll be talking about what’s been going on down at the Appletongate site, what’s in store for the near future and, in her role as volunteer co-ordinator, explaining how you can get involved.

Volunteer guides, helpers and room stewards of all ages and backgrounds play a vital role in the £5.4m Centre’s operation. It’s a great way to learn new skills, make new friends, meet people from all over the world and just have fun – so why not tune in from 10am to 12 noon or listen online to find out how more?

From the conflict of the Civil War to cakes – one of the girls’ favourite subjects, as you well know! In the first hour, there’ll be news live from The Turquoise Teapot, where an event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support will be featuring a cake-eating competition.

And if you get your skates on after the show, there’ll still be time to join in the fun on Bowbridge Road!


Kim’s braving the shave

Badge_Bravetheshave-1Hats off to the Girls Around Town‘s good friend Kim Hurley, who’s getting ready to Brave The Shave on Saturday 13 August.

Brave Shaver Kim will be sacrificing her lustrous locks in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, raising money in memory of several family members and friends.

“In the past year both my husband’s aunt, Elaine Wishlade, and my friend Christine Weir have died of cancer,” she says. “I also lost my uncle James Carder to this horrible disease and just recently my cousin Heather White and Dale Pritchard, another cousin’s husband, have been diagnosed.

“This is for all of them, in hope that some day this terrible illness will be curable.”

Paul Carrington-Anderson of the award-winning Envy Signature Salon on Appletongate in Newark will be the one wielding the shaver a week on Saturday – watch this space for before, during and after pics as Kim puts herself in Paul’s expert hands…

In the meantime, you can show your support for her by helping her meet – or beat! – her goal to raise £700 for this worthy cause. There’ll be a collection box in the salon shortly or you can head over to her Brave the Shave page here to make a donation.