Retford has an attractive new Heritage Guide. It was launched at Bassetlaw Museum on Heritage Day at an event attended by Madelaine Richardson, Chairman of Bassetlaw District Council, with her Escort/Consort Councillor Debbie Merryweather, and Helen Richards, Mayor of Retford.
Derek Turner, Chair of Retford Civic Society, explained that the society had decided that the town needed a new guide, and had adapted the old leaflet, to include up-to-date information, presented in more user-friendly language and format. Beautifully illustrated by local artist Andy Massey, it includes an easy-to-read map and suggested trails, with information about significant buildings en-route.
Madelaine Richardson said that the guide was well-presented and she especially liked the watercolours. Debbie Merryweather said: “Stunning!” The Mayor agreed. Indeed, everyone who received a copy on the day was impressed.
It was funded by RCS (with the help of The Rotary Club of Retford — Percy Laws Trust), in partnership with Bassetlaw District Council and Museum Development East Midlands supported by Arts Council England.
Derek thanked all those involved. Available at The Hub, the Museum, Bookworm, and other locations around the town, it is free (although donations are always welcome), and provides a wealth of information for residents and visitors alike.
Andy Massey has chosen five of his beautiful watercolours from the guide to sell as a pack, which you will be able to buy soon.