There are four library heritage events taking place in Worksop and Retford this month:
Worksop Ghost Walk
1st November, 2.00pm
Join Worksop Library’s Jennie Johnson for tales of ghosts, murder and mysterious happenings as you explore the darker side of Worksop, from the Canch and Priory Gatehouse, to the town’s haunted houses and hotels. Meet at Worksop Library. The walk will talk approximately 90 minutes. Tickets cost £3.00 and booking is advised.
Rum, Wine and Blood: Alcohol and Bassetlaw Soldiers in the First World War
15th November, 2.00pm
Local researchers Dave Pickersgill and John Stocks outline the traditional views of the war, and the British Government’s role in alcohol supply; before going on to explore the relationship between frontline soldiers and alcohol. Small, drink-related acts of defiance have been recorded; could these have helped local men play their part during the horrors of the Western Front? Tickets for the above events are £3.00 and must be paid for at the time of booking — please purchase tickets from Worksop Library on 01909 535353 or go to the What’s On section of the Inspire website, www.inspireculture.org.uk
First World War Exhibitions
Worksop Men Remembered: 1917’
27th October to 27th November
‘Retford at War: 1917’
3rd to 29th November
Looking back 100 years, Worksop and Retford Library’s First World War exhibitions remember local servicemen who died in 1917 and include information and photographs from library collections and Nottinghamshire County Council’s Roll of Honour: These exhibitions are free to view during library opening hours.