‘There was something peculiar’

A locally raised regiment in Retford carrying its colours through the town at the time of the first world war.

A locally raised regiment in Retford carrying its colours through the town at the time of the first world war.

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THIS week’s picture shows a locally raised regiment carrying the colours through Retford at the time of the First World War.

It was on 7th August 1914 that the fateful announcement came that the nation was being plunged into war.

The Worksop Guardian at the time reported how there was something “extremely peculiar about the appearance of the town that day.”

 

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