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Out and about in the Retford area

Out and about in the Retford area

 
 

The historic market town of Retford was granted its first Charter - enabling the residents to hold their own fair - by Henry III in 1246, and this fact is celebrated annually with Retford Charter Day in May. The town's market traditions still continue today, with weekly markets being held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Retford is renowned for its quirky and independent shops, suiting the most discerning shopper - and particularly on a market day – making the overall shopping experience one not to be missed!

The town's famous market square – over looked by the town hall - has recently undergone a make-over, and the iconic St Swithun's Church and the Retford Sebastopol Cannon can be found nearby. Retford's heritage lies heavily in farming and this is evident in many of its surrounding picturesque hamlets and villages. The town and its villages host many attractions and Chesterfield Canal runs through its centre. Nearby Wetlands Animal Park and Idle Valley Nature Reserve both offer unique wildlife experiences, and North Leverton Windmill and Sundown Adventureland at Rampton, are also must visits with your family too!

Retford also has strong cultural links, with Bassetlaw Museum being found on Grove Street in its centre and two well respected theatres; The Little Theatre on Wharf Road and The Majestic Theatre on Coronation Street. The famous Pilgrim Fathers are also from Retford and their journey is now told on the Mayflower Trail, a tour which starts at Babworth. Retfordians are proud of their town and all its community activities. As such, it has many local clubs, charities and societies and you will find many of these below.

If you wish to have your community group or organisation listed on our website, please email community@retfordlifemagazine.com.

 

Little Black Book - Local clubs, groups and societies

Little Black Book - local clubs, groups and societies

Association of Christian Writers 01777 710983
Babworth Animal Rescue Kennels 01777 708707
Bassetlaw Astronomical Society 01777 702800
Bassetlaw Breastcare Fundraising 01909 502726
Bassetlaw Breathe Easy 01777 704835
Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group 01777 818519
   
Bassetlaw Dementia Society 07502 143044
Bassetlaw Dyslexia Support Group 01777 816661
Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club 07751 038779
Bassetlaw Mind 01909 476075
Bassetlaw (North Notts) Railway Society 01427 880584
Bassetlaw Over 50s Forum 01909 709034
Bassetlaw Parkinson’s Society 01909 730629
Bluebell Petanque Club (Boules) 01427 884122
Cantate Choir 01777 702185
Civic Society 01777 700241
Daneshill Sailing Club 01777 870457
Darlton Gliding Club www.darltonglidingclub.co.uk
Dukeries Sugarcraft Guild 01427 880969
Dukeries Third Age Group 01909 730489
Girlguiding Retford 01777 700800
Grove (Retford) WI 01777 703527
Headon and Upton Theatre Club 01777 248053
Heartbeatz www.heartbeatz.org.uk
Idle Valley Society 01777 818478
Mayflower Animal Sanctuary 01302 711330
MS Society (Retford & District Branch) 01777 704687
Myasthenia Support Group 0800 919922
National Gardens Scheme www.ngs.org.uk
North Leverton Playgroup 07528 707624
North Notts Embroiders Guild 01777 707706
Ordsall Pre-school 07751 419157
Orienteering Club 01777 871762
Pippins Pre-school 07815 307029
Ranskill Bowling Club 01302 710410
Age UK Nottingham & Notts 01623 488215
Association of Christian Writers 01777 710983
Babworth Animal Rescue Kennels 01777 708707
Bassetlaw Astronomical Society 01777 702800
Bassetlaw Breastcare Fundraising 01909 502726
Bassetlaw Breathe Easy 01777 704835
Bassetlaw Big Hearted 01909 481542
Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group 01777 818519
Bassetlaw Dementia Society 07502 143044
Bassetlaw Dyslexia Support Group 01777 816661
Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club 07751 038779
Bassetlaw Learning Disability Assoc. 01909 473923
Bassetlaw Twinning Association 01909 481200 or 01909 730652
Bassetlaw Mind 01909 476075
Bassetlaw NCT 0844 2436042
Bassetlaw (North Notts) Railway Soc. 01427 880584
Bassetlaw Parkinson’s Society 01909 730629
Bluebell Petanque Club (Boules) 01427 884122
Cantate Choir 01777 838768
Clarborough & Welham IT Group www.cwitgroup.btck.co.uk
Clarborough & Welham website www.clarborough-welham.org.uk
Civic Society 01777 700241
Daneshill Sailing Club 01777 870457
Darlton Gliding Club www.darltonglidingclub.co.uk
Dukeries Sugarcraft Guild 01427 880969
Dukeries Third Age Group 01909 730489
Everton Players 01777 817275
Generally G&S 01777 701689
Girlguiding Retford 01777 700800
Grove (Retford) WI 01777 703527
Guide Dogs (Worksop Branch) 07917 377992
Headon and Upton Theatre Club 01777 248053
Heartbeatz www.heartbeatz.org.uk
Harworth Brass 07929 086107
Idle Valley Nature Reserve 01777 713945
Idle Valley Society 01777 818478
Mayflower Animal Sanctuary 01302 711330
MS Society (Retford & District Branch) 01777 704687
Myasthenia Support Group 0800 919922
National Gardens Scheme www.ngs.org.uk
Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes 07715 679415
North Leverton Playgroup 07528 707624
North Notts Creative Textile Group
01777 702972
North Notts National Trust norman.biggs@btinternet.com
NSPCC 01777 702715 / lizbrash@hotmail.com
Ordsall Pre-school 07751 419157
Orienteering Club 01777 871762
Pippins Pre-school 07815 307029
Ranskill Bowling Club 01777 705274
Ranskill & Torworth WI 01777 818519
Retford Air Cadets 01777 711760
Retford Amateur Operatic Society 01909 476005
Retford Athletic Club www.retfordac.co.uk
Retford Art Society 01777 707832
Dementia Support 01777 704994
Retford Archaeological Society 01427 848258
Retford Bowling Green 01777 709545
Retford Bridge Club 01777 708326
Retford Cricket Club 01777 700198
Retford & District Carers Association 01777 703774
Retford & District Photographic Soc. 01777 862533
Retford & District Twins & Triplets 01777 706730
Retford Floral Society 01777 703601
Retford Golf Club 01777 703733
Retford Gymnastics Club 07767 884552
Retford Lawn Tennis Club 01777 706221
Retford Lions 01777 703844
Retford Male Voice Choir 01777 705092
Retford MS Nurse 01777 274422
Retford Ramblers 01427 880984
Retford Rotary Club 01427 880351
Retford Rugby Club 01777 703243
Retford U3A 01777 708013
Retford Veterans Breakfast Club 07939 208922
Retford Wheelers 01777 709363
Royal Air Forces Association 01777 707260
Royal British Legion 01777 818993
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society 01777 719830
Ryton Chorale 01909 771222
Second Chance Feline Rescue 07737 205938
Soroptimist International 01909 731689
The Cannon Singers 07890 183268
The Dukeries Singers 01623 822070
The Children’s Society 01777 702887
The Lena Snowden Singers 01777 707023
Tuxford Forget Me Nots 01777 870341 / 07977 462519
Tuxford Volunteer-led Foodbank 07500 937982
Village Harmony 01427 880447
Voglia d’Italia 01302 721672
Wellbeck Sailing Club www.welbecksailingclub.org.uk
West Street Pre-school 07817 926094
Wheatley Bowls Club 01427 880585
Wheatley History Group 01427 880934
Wheatley Tennis Club angela_bland@tiscali.co.uk

Useful Numbers - local services and amenities

SERVICES  
Police Station (Exchange Street) 0300 300 9999
Crime Stoppers 0800 555111
Electricity — Emergency 0800 375 675
Gas — Emergency 0800 111 999
Anglian Water 08457 145 145
Severn Trent Water 0800 783 4444
Flood Line 0845 988 1188
BT Faultline 0800 800 151
Bassetlaw District Council 01909 533533
Childline 0800 11 11
Citizens Advice Bureau 0844 499 4199
MP John Mann 01909 506200
NSPCC 0808 800 500
RSPCA 01302 719790
Retford Library 01777 708724
Job Centre 01777 263600
Victim Support 01909 500455
National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950
Tourist Information 01777 860780
HEALTH  
NHS Direct (24 hours) 0845 46 47
Drug Helpline (24 hours) 0800 776600
Samaritans (24 hours) 08457 90 90 90
Retford Hospital 01777 274400
Bassetlaw Hospital 01909 500990
Bassetlaw PCT 01777 274400
Lincoln Hospital 01522 512512
Newark Hospital 01636 681681
Rampton Hospital 01777 248321
Bridgegate Surgery 01777 702381
Crown House Surgery 01777 703672
Riverside Surgery 01777 713330
Tall Trees Surgery 01777 701637
Bawtry & Blyth Medical 01302 710210
Bridgegate Chemists 01777 703299
TRAVEL  
Traveline — Information 0870 608 2608
Taxi — Country Cars 01777 706666
National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950