War Memorial

War Memorial, Retford

War Memorial
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kensmoon
Lincoln, UK927 contributions
Time to remember
Sep 2020
Taking pride of place in the market square this is a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars. The concept is that of a Roman milestone in reverse, as the places inscribed are the locations where the men commemorated laid down their lives, and the distances from the memorial. One of the panels features an inscription written by Rudyard Kipling.
Written October 3, 2020
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L3K
Guisborough, UK1,795 contributions
It's a War Memorial
Aug 2020
I'm a fan of war memorials, and often photograph them for the War Memorials Online site, but you'd need to be pretty "special" to visit Retford just to see the memorial. As memorials go, it's fine. As a sight or attraction, give it as miss.
Written August 18, 2020
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Paige M
37 contributions
Never Forgotten
Mar 2020
Beautiful piece of history here, it is nice to see such an important part of British remembrance in the middle of a town to be never forgotten.
Written August 7, 2020
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Jaybird
Chesterfield, UK3,318 contributions
Set in the Market Square
Dec 2019
This war memorial is quite ornate and is beautifully looked after. It is set right in the centre of the market square and so easy to appreciate as you are passing
Written December 29, 2019
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freddiedoncaster
doncaster2,240 contributions
A WONDERFUL TRIBUTE
May 2019 • Couples
It’s so nice to see these small market towns remembering the people who lost their lives for their country.
Retford is no exception,and this wonderful war memorial stands proud in the market square.
Written June 13, 2019
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freddiedoncaster
doncaster2,240 contributions
WHAT A GREAT FEATURE
Aug 2018 • Solo
If you get the chance go and visit this windmill,one of the very few remaining in the area.
Very well kept and set in a fabulous location
Written October 22, 2018
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Watty0407
Doncaster, UK928 contributions
Average
Oct 2018 • Friends
This is fairly unspectacular and no win quite a quiet part of the town. It is at least we’ll maintained and tidy.
Written October 21, 2018
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Jaybird
Chesterfield, UK3,318 contributions
Reflection
Jul 2018 • Solo
An attractive memorial which is worthy of stopping to look at and sparing a moments reflection on why it is there
Written July 31, 2018
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Derek T
East Retford, United Kingdom55 contributions
A reminder of those who gave their lives.
Jul 2018 • Friends
A wonderful monument well maintained by the community in Retford Square. The flower display around the memorial was magnificent. I have never seen the distances to the WW1 battlefields shown on any other memorial.
Written July 5, 2018
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SteveS1970
Coventry, UK7,041 contributions
In memory of the locals who lost their lives
Aug 2017 • Couples
Lovely memorial in the middle of the main square with the name a of all the locals who lost their lives during the war. Nice that such a small place has this type of memorial.
Last we forget.
Written August 29, 2017
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