The town of East Retford, commonly known as Retford, is a market town in Nottinghamshire, England, located a mere 31 miles from the city of Nottingham.
Located in a valley with the River Idle and Chesterfield Canal running through the centre of the town, you can enjoy picturesque scenes and relaxing walks. Amongst the many things to see in the town is the Market Square, where there is an ornate French-inspired Victorian Town Hall, in front of which is the legendary Broad Stone. Also within the Market Square is the war memorial for the men killed in both WWI and WWII.
North Leverton Windmill, The Orchard, Cross Street, Sturton-le-Steeple DN22 9HL (01427) 880254
Ceaselessly milling for over 200 years, North Leverton Windmill is a working mill that is open to tourists each Saturday. Built by local farmers in 1813, it has become a focal point in the area.
Despite the advent of electricity, the mill still works by wind power; and if that isn’t available, engine stones are used to ensure that grinding continues.