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The Friends of Milton Mausoleum

2nd March 2021
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The Friends of Milton Mausoleum

This year the Friends of Milton Mausoleum hope they will be able to open their magnificent building and carry out their intended programme of events (COVID-19 restrictions permitting).
The mausoleum will be open every Sunday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, beginning on Sunday 2nd May until the end of September 2021.
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Build on a strong foundation

1st March 2021
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Churches of Retford

Women of the Republic of Vanuatu (located in the South Pacific Ocean) have prepared this year’s World Day of Prayer service and the Churches of Retford invite you to a church near you on Friday 5th March to celebrate it. read more

A time of reawakening & revitalisation

28th February 2021
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Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

With winter having recently delivered a real bite, with more than a dusting of snow and temperatures struggling to get above freezing for days on end, it’s good to know that spring isn’t too far around the corner. read more

Welbeck Abbey to open for tours

27th February 2021
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Welbeck Estate

Nottinghamshire’s historic Welbeck Abbey will once again be opening its doors for a limited period in the summer for visitors keen to take a peek inside the listed building. Tickets were released at the end of last year but, due to popular demand, extra dates have now been released. Visitors can opt to join pre-booked guided tours of the State Rooms from 10th August through to 11th September (excluding Mondays). read more

Retford Charter Day 2021

26th February 2021
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Community Focus

Retford Charter Day will not be taking place this May Bank Holiday due to ongoing concerns around the current COVID situation. At a virtual committee meeting, the organisers of Charter Day have agreed unanimously that it would be unsafe and unwise to plan and run the popular event that has taken place each May in the town for 26 years. read more

Work begins on project set to transform the Old Library Building & Museum

26th February 2021
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Aurora Wellbeing Centre Bassetlaw

A Worksop landmark is on the road to recovery thanks to a heritage and health project focused on the wellbeing of local people. Building work has begun at the Old Library Building and Museum on Memorial Avenue, Worksop, that will transform the site to its former glory and provide a welcoming hub for the Bassetlaw community. read more

The Arts Society Dukeries

24th February 2021
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The Arts Society Dukeries

Well-known antiques expert Mark Hill, a familiar face on BBC Antiques Roadshow, will be the speaker at The Arts Society Dukeries’ next virtual meeting on Wednesday 3rd March. Titled ‘Undressing Antiques’, the lecture is at 10.30am for an 11.00am start. It will last about an hour and is open to non-members for a small fee. read more

#RetfordPOM – February winner

23rd February 2021
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#RetfordPOM

Congratulations to Sharon Wilson, winning February’s #RetfordPOM competition! Sharon wins a £25 gift card and our winning voter is Debbie Dooley, who wins a £15 gift card! read more

News from Ordsall

20th February 2021
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Ordsall Parish Hall

On Christmas Eve instead of the usual extremely popular Crib Service in All Hallows Church, a Christmas story trail, ‘Follow the Star’, was set up with 10 stations between both ends of the footpath that winds through the churchyard. It gave people something positive to do and proved to be extremely popular. Facebook had lots of ‘thumbs up’ comments. read more

NGS Snowdrop Festival 2021

20th February 2021
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Community Focus

Celebrate the first signs of spring locally with a visit to nearby gardens open and showcasing their snowdrop and spring bulb collections. During the current lockdown, the National Garden Scheme gardens can continue to open to visitors who live in their local area, for exercise. read more