14 May 2009

New publications on Retford and Worksop

I've just received a couple of interesting new publications, ordered from Bookworm in Retford.

Fading Memories of Old and New Retford by Ron Beare contains a splendid collection of colour and black and white photographs of Retford from the 1920s to the present. The book is a fine companion to Ron's previous collection of Retford images, Retford Old and New. The atmospheric photographs capture perfectly the Retford I remember from the 1970s.
A Worksop miscellany edited by M. J. Jackson is published by the Worksop & District Archaeological & Local Historical Society and includes interesting articles on a wide range of historical subjects (from the excavation of an Iron Age/Romano-British site at Scratta Wood to the story of Ned and Flo, two homeless characters who roamed the streets of Worksop).

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