The Friends Did Eurovision 2023

At the Village Hall, East Markham

On Saturday 13th May the Friends of the Mausoleum held a unique event where we live-streamed the Eurovision Final with 120 people, over 40 of whom were Ukrainian nationals. The Ukraine won the contest last year so Liverpool hosted it in their place. We welcomed our guests into a warm and friendly atmosphere decorated in Ukrainian and UK colours and they were delighted to hear our special messages spoken to them in their own language by Victoria.

We shared a mixed buffet, held table games and the bar was open!  We would like to thank every one of the local businesses who so generously donated prizes for our huge Grand Prize Draw which featured 45 tremendous prizes.  As the evening drew to a close, we shared the excitement of watching and waiting for the final results to come in.  Congratulations to Sweden!

We said goodbye to our guests and thanked sponsors for their support in making this event a great success. A big Thank You to everyone who bought or sold tickets for the event and for the Draw, to everyone who attended and to every single person who helped in any way, however big or small, you each made it a very special evening.  Particular thanks also to Gerald Bowers of Bassetlaw Support Homes For Ukraine, David Dodds, Chairman and his colleagues on the East Markham Village Hall Committee for their valued assistance, advice and confidence in us.  It was a fabulous and successful night!



The Annual General Meeting was held at the Mausoleum with members of the public and Committee attending.   A Financial Report was submitted and an Annual Report from the Chair was shared. 

Voting took place for Committee roles for 2023-2024 and they are as follows:

Chair:  Gillian Squire                 Vice Chair & Advertising:   Jenny Foulds            Treasurer: Bobby Johnson

Membership:  Alick Jones

Committee Members: Victoria Keiller, David Foulds, Cindy Bradley & Roy Samuel


Our historical building is open every Sunday from 2pm – 4pm until Sunday September 24th.

Group visits can be arranged in the week by prior arrangement by contacting the Committee via

Milton Mausoleum is in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust

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