Clarborough and Welham communities have a long history dating back at least 1000 years. For a brief summary, go to either our Clarborough History or Welham History pages.
For information about Workhouses in Clarborough and Retford, read more here...
Have a look at our Message Board - can you help any of these enquiries? Most recently - have you any information about Basher’s motorcycles manufactured in Retford around the turn of the 20th century?
See also the history of Clarborough’s parish church of St.John the Baptist on the church’s own website.
Recent work by Charles Cave has resulted in the first comprehensive survey of the churchyard surrounding St.John the Baptist church. The survey includes both mapping of burial sites and also transcripts of surviving inscriptions. Currently, copies of Charles’ survey are held by the church and also by Bassetlaw Museum and Retford Library who should be contacted for more details.
For much more local history details, visit Bassetlaw Museum.
For an overview of Retford’s history have a look at Wikipedia here...
Our Nottinghamshire Local History website (Nottinghamshire County Council) is the place to upload your own recollections, articles, photos - in fact anything that you feel could be of interest to others. Material doesn’t need to be ‘polished’ or complete since the site is designed as a place for everyone to contribute, discuss or extend.
Visit our website at www.ournottinghamshire.org.uk
See Local History > Family History Group for details of this group meeting at Retford Library.