15 May 2011

"East Retford and the Dukeries"

The latest addition to my Nottinghamshire History website is "East Retford and the Dukeries", a guide to the town and the surrounding area dating from 1908. I was delighted to find the book at Ken Spelman's bookshop in York a couple of months ago and particularly enjoyed  looking at the adverts: many of the names (e.g. Northern Rubber, Jenkins, Bamforth, Curtis) are familiar from when I lived in Retford during the 1970s.

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