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Officially the town is known as "East Retford" Although the locals call it Retford.
The town is in the district of "Bassetlaw" in North Nottinghamshire and is reputed to be an exclusive town within the district. Retford is a market town that has a really nice square in the centre that is steeped in history.
The Capital town of worksop is a mere 9 miles away.
Retford boasts a mainline train station which goes direct south to the capital city of the UK, London, in the other direction the trains travel to north east of England and into Scotland.
Robin Hood Airport is 15 miles from Retford heading North towards Doncaster and is an international airport.
Retford's most famous sportsman is Derek Randall the cricketer who played for Nottinghamshire and England, He has a road in Retford named after him.
Another famous Retfordian is the Professional Poker Player Sam Trickett who has won some of the worlds biggest tournaments and whose career earnings so far are in excess of $20,000,000.


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