Memorial for shop widow

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A SERVICE of thanksgiving will take place on Sunday, June 19, for Sheila Cliff, the 82-year-old widow of Doncaster menswear retailer John Cliff, after she died in Worcestershire last month.

The service will be at the Lakeside Community Church, Booth Avenue, at 3pm, where mourners can make a donation to a Salvation Army aid project in Africa. Mrs Cliff leaves a son and daughter and five grandchildren.

Blooming beds

Green fingered pupils who are members of the gardening club at Estfeld Primary School have been busy growing bedding plants which they have installed in raised beds outside the gates of the school in Common Lane, Tickhill.

Canal walk

Countryside rangers have organised a four-mile canal side stroll between Barnby Dun and Kirk Bramwith today, setting off from the swing bridge on Forstead Lane at 10.30am.

Life and death

Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery meet in St James Church Hall, St Sepulchre Gate West, on Monday evening to hear a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust expert talk about the Living Churchyards Project.