Retford and District Historical and Archaeological Society have enjoyed a variety of speakers over the first half of the 2018-2019 lecture programme. In September, Judith Mills gave a talk on Nottingham’s Historic Green Spaces, Mike Ogden then transported them to A Place by a River (The Palace of Westminster), Adrian Gray brought them back to Nottinghamshire with scandal within well known estates, Newstead Abbey, Rufford Abbey, Clumber Park and Welbeck. Malcolm Dolby gave a talk on Worksop Manor (Nottinghamshire’s Lost Palace).
The committee hope that all the members and visitors had a good Christmas and wish you a good New Year. On Wednesday 13th February Derek Adlam will give a talk with a visual presentation on The Portland Collection. The society meet as usual at 7.30pm at Chapelgate Hall, situated behind Grove Street Methodist Church. They welcome new members and visitors. For further information contact Jean Martin by email to email@example.com or call 01777 705980.