Milton Mausoleum

Milton Christmas Fayre

by | 8 November 2022 | Community Event, Heritage, Retford

The Friends of Milton Mausoleum invite you to a Christmas Gifts and Craft Fayre in the historic surroundings of Milton Mausoleum (The Avenue, Milton, NG22 0PW).

The Fayre will take place on Saturday 12th November at 10.00am to 4.00pm. There will be a great variety of stands, with plenty of quality and unique gift ideas from local traders. Entry is free.

There will also be refreshments by East Markham WI, including hot and cold food and drinks with a seating area, and a raffle and competition. Tours of the Monument Room are available at set time on the day.

Their Carols By Candlelight concert on Saturday 3rd December, from 4.00pm to 5.00pm, is already a sell out and they are running a waiting list.

Memorial service

On Sunday 25th September a special service was held to celebrate the life of Georgiana, the 4th Duchess of Newcastle (29th June 1789 – 26th September 1822). This was a poignant service with incidental music, hymns, a short talk about Georgiana’s life, poetry and quotes by Dr Richard Gaunt from the 4th Duke’s diaries. Milton Mausoleum was built in her honour.

A specially recorded reading of the 23rd Psalm from America by the Lady Patricia Pelham-Clinton-Hope, daughter of the 9th Duke and great, great, great granddaughter of Georgiana was a feature of the service. It was followed by tea and cakes which was enjoyed by all.

Milton Mausoleum is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. please send any enquiries to