Library heritage events in July

by | 2 July 2019 | Heritage, Retford, Sherwood, Worksop

‘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

‘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, 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,