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Retford Swimming Club

2nd July 2019
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Retford Swimming Club

Retford Swimming Club have once again enjoyed great success at the Grantham Grand Prix this year, gaining valuable experience, achieving personal best times and winning medals to boot. A team of 22 young swimmers aged nine to 12 years old travelled to Grantham Meres for four galas over five months and were required to race in all strokes over different distances to encourage their race skills development over different disciplines. read more

The Arts Society Dukeries

2nd July 2019
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The Arts Society Dukeries

If you have an interest in the arts and would like to learn more, please go along to one of The Arts Society Dukeries’ monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month, except for summer and winter breaks, from 11.00am to 12.00pm. The lectures are held at the Civic Centre, Carlton in Lindrick. The group also has two extra special interest days. You can also partake in their trips out to places of interest and a holiday for members. read more

What’s on at Retford Library

2nd July 2019
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Inspire Nottinghamshire Libraries

INDUSTRIAL RETFORD
A talk by local author and historian Harry Foxley
Thursday 4th July 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Having been a market town for six centuries, Retford embraced the industrial revolution in the 19th century with a plethora of manufactories to include iron and brass foundries; engineering works; brick and tile works; coachworks; rubber works; rope works; sack-cloth and sail-making and a host of supporting industry. In his talk, Harry Foxley describes the rise and demise of all but a single survivor in the 21st century. Tickets cost £1.00, to include refreshments. Booking is essential.

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
The Summer Reading Challenge launches on Saturday 13th July. Register for the challenge to keep your children reading over the summer holidays and find out about the exciting activities taking place in the library.

MONTHLY TABLETOP GAMING DAY
Saturday 20th July, 10.00am to 3.00pm
Free drop-in
Calling all gamers! Retford Library is inviting you to attend a new style of board gaming. These games come from all over the world and have a different style and playability than the more traditional board. Don’t worry if you have never played a Tabletop game before, staff are on hand to show you how to start. They also have games suitable for families and for adult gamers of all different ages and experience. Tabletop gaming is becoming one of the more popular styles of gaming all over the country, so if you want to play a game that’s a little different from your normal board gaming experience then please come and join us.

Crime Rhyme and Cocktails
A special summer evening of words presented by the Poetry and Crime Cafés
Thursday 25th July, 6.30pm to 8.00pm
Join Retford Library staff for a relaxing evening of poetry and words with a slightly darker theme. Bring a poem or short extract to share or simply come along to listen and enjoy. A summer cocktail and nibbles are included in the ticket price of £2.00. Booking is advised.

REGULAR FEATURES

  • Writers’ Group
    Thursday 4th and 18th July, 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    Come along, listen and share. For further information you can contact Kevin on 07903 654499 and kpm2@talktalk.net.
  • Craft and Coffee Club
    Wednesday 10th and 24th July, 1.30pm to 3.00pm
    Bring along your project, swap ideas, patterns and materials over a coffee — 50p for refreshments.
  • Family History Group
    Monday 8th and 22nd July, 5.00pm to 7.00pm
    Library facilities, including the Local Studies Rooms and free computer access to the Ancestry website are also available.
  • Local and Family History Drop-In Surgery
    There will be no surgery in July or August. The next surgery will be on 19th September.
  • Rattle, Rhyme and Roll
    Every Wednesday and Friday, 10.00am to 10.20am
    Songs, rhymes and musical instruments for babies and toddlers.

For further information about any of these events and activities please contact Retford Library on 01777 708724 or retford.library@inspireculture.org.uk.

Library heritage events in July

2nd July 2019
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Inspire Nottinghamshire Libraries

‘Industrial Retford’ by Harry Foxley
Thursday 4th July, 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Having been a market town for six centuries, Retford embraced the industrial revolution in the 19th century with a plethora of manufactories to include iron and brass foundries; engineering works; brick and tile works; coachworks; rubber works; rope works; sack-cloth and sail-making and a host of supporting industry.
In this talk, local author Harry Foxley describes the rise and demise of all but a single survivor in the 21st century. Tickets for the talk are £1.00 (to include refreshments) and advanced booking is essential — please call Retford Library on 01777 708724 or email retford.library@inspireculture.org.uk.

‘Home Cooked Heritage’ by James Wright
Wednesday 10th July, 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Historian and buildings archaeologist James Wright is the heritage expert behind our recent project ‘Home Cooked Heritage’ and has delved into Nottinghamshire Archives in search of interesting food-related stories. His background makes him ideally suited to reveal how food was prepared and served in earlier times.
Following previous sell-out talks, Worksop Library looks forward to welcoming back the engaging and entertaining James Wright for another fascinating presentation. The Home Cooked Heritage project is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, www.hlf.org.uk. There is no charge for this talk but advanced booking is essential — please call 01623 677200, book at Worksop Library, or go to the What’s On section of the Inspire website to book online, www.inspireculture.org.uk.

Eaton Open Gardens

2nd July 2019
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Community Focus

Following on from the great success of this event in July 2017, Eaton residents are opening their gardens on Sunday 7th July, from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. The previous event attracted lots of people who greatly admired the 12 residents’ gardens. This year the total entry charge will be £3.00 for adults and free for children. read more

What’s on at Bassetlaw Museum

1st July 2019
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Bassetlaw Museum

Enjoy July’s events at Bassetlaw Museum: read more

Retford District Multiple Sclerosis Society

1st July 2019
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Retford District MS Society

The triathlon for the Retford District Multiple Sclerosis Society Support Group took place on 16th and 23rd June .
At the time of going to print, Retford District Multiple Sclerosis Society Support Group were delighted to announce the support of two local business sponsors, Move Better Run Better Ltd and Corner Fridge Company Ltd. Move Better Run Better is a local business set up by John Beattie to help runners move better and run better. read more

Square Fête starts off Summer Sundays on the Square in Retford

1st July 2019
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Retford Business Forum

Square Fête, the first of the 2019 events on the Square in Retford, provided great entertainment from the time of the origins of the Charter with quality shopping for everyone on Sunday 26th May.  The rain and the wind came but did not deter the performers, the stallholders or the visitors who came to support this exciting start to the Summer Sundays on the Square programme. There was a great range of stalls bringing arts and crafts, food and drink, and more. read more

Square Wheels continues ‘Summer Sundays on the Square’

1st July 2019
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Retford Business Forum

On Sunday 30th June, from 10.00am to 4.00pm, it will be the second of the 2019 events on the Square in Retford — Square Wheels — with the Market Square full of exciting cars and motorcycles from the Jaguar Drivers’ Club and Harley Davidson. Why not make it a day out with your friends and family at one of Retford’s excellent cafes and restaurants? read more

Royal British Legion Retford and District Branch

1st July 2019
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Retford and District Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion Retford and District Branch (RBL) would like to thank all of you who supported the poppy appeal. The magnificent total of £62,000 has been achieved by the local branch. This is truly an amazing total.
The allied nations have all paid tribute to those involved in the D Day landings on the 75th anniversary. The people of Retford paid their own tributes at a commemoration ceremony at the War Memorial on 6th June. read more