Worksop Archaeological and Local History Society

by | 20 January 2023 | Heritage, Hobbies, Worksop

Members of Worksop Archaeological and Local History Society enjoyed a talk by Malcolm Dolby at the November meeting at the Golden Ball, Worksop. The subject was ‘East Retford, a Medieval Town’, when Retford and Nottingham were the only two towns in Nottinghamshire to be given this status.

The medieval town had three streets forming a triangle round the Church and the original marketplace was Cannon Square, not where it is now. The Moot Hall and butchers shambles was built next to the White Hart and when the new large market place developed, the Moot Hall was enlarged and became the first Town Hall. West Retford did not develop in the same way and followed in the traditional way like Mansfield and Newark.

This was the last meeting of the year and the New Year starts with an Old Worksop meeting when members are invited to bring their own items of interest. There will then be a presentation of Worksop transport through the ages.

The meeting will take place on the fourth Thursday of the month as usual, which will be 26th January, at 2.30pm at The Golden Ball. New members and visitors who are interested in local history are always welcome, paying just £3.00. Membership is £6.00 per year with £2.00 per visit. Car parking is available at the rear of the venue.