A very enjoyable lunch was shared by friends and supporters recently at the West Retford Hotel in Retford. A chance to catch up and enjoy each other’s company.

We will be present at the following two events and would love to see you there –

Sunday 21st November 2021 from 9am

Retford Christmas Market and Christmas Lights Switch On in the Market Square

An all-day event from 9am. Come and chat to us about our local historic building and try your luck on our popular Chocobola game.  Books and Christmas Cards on sale. We look forward to seeing you.

Sunday 12th December 2021 3pm – 8pm

Tuxford’s Winter Wonderland 2021

A new event for Tuxford, in the car park at The Museum of the Horse.  We will be there with our popular Chocobola game, Christmas Cards and news of our next campaign.

Our Winter Music event is taking place on December 4th. and we are at full capacity for this very popular lead up to the Christmas period. 

May we take this opportunity to thank everyone for their valued support and wish you a very happy and healthy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

Christmas Gifts & Craft Fayre

Milton Mausoleum, The Avenue, Milton, NG22 0PP

Saturday 13th November 2021      10am – 4pm


We are delighted to bring you news of our first Christmas Gifts and Craft Fayre at our historic Milton Mausoleum. A variety of gift ideas for sale on your doorstep.  Come along and support these companies.  Why travel to busy towns when you can see a variety of gifts to suit your Christmas list?

We are also launching our Mausoleum Christmas Cards 2021 at a pre-covid price of 50p each.

Lots of stands with a variety of Christmas gift ideas together with local crafts that will solve all your Christmas gift problems and also great ideas for weekend treats.

Jewellery, gym & fitness wear, bags, purses, fabric boxes, cushions, wreaths, scarves, candelabra, ornamental glass baubles, delicious cakes, chocolate gifts and so much more!

Raffle and competitions

Hot and cold food & refreshments on sale provided by East Markham W.I.

Seating area

Come along and support your local businesses!


Sat. September 4th  –  A brilliant sell-out concert which was enjoyed by all our friends and supporters.  The performers were excellent and the refreshments at the interval were well received.  Thank you to our audience for the many complimentary comments and thank you for your ongoing support.    “thank you for a magical evening” said one; “such professional local talent” said another.                                                             

We are pleased to announce further events for 2021.

LUNCH AT THE WEST RETFORD HOTEL   Sunday 31st October  12.30pm for 1pm

Come along, meet up with friends and treat yourself to a delicious two-course lunch.

We have a speaker and raffle and the 3rd draw of our 100 Club.

Menu options are available, £18 per adult, £9 per child. See below for contact details

MILTON CHRISTMAS GIFT & CRAFT FAYRE Sat. 13th November from 10am – 4pm

To be held in our historic Milton Mausoleum. Free Entry.

Many stalls with a great variety of Christmas ideas, together with amazing cakes and superb craft items.  Come along and sort out your Christmas gift list and treats for the weekend!  Hot & Cold food and drink on sale.

WINTER MUSIC Saturday 4th December  2pm – 3pm (Doors open 1.30pm)

Kickstart Christmas with our popular concert of music and song. Mulled Wine and Mince Pies, raffle and the final draw of the year of our 100 Club.

This event is free and seats are already booking fast for this event, please book yours now to avoid disappointment!

For bookings and enquiries about any of the above events please email to      


(a mile from the East Markham exit from the A1)

Put the Kettle On

We celebrated the installation of electricty to the Mausoleum by organising an event in July,

‘Put The Kettle On’.  We would like to thank our members, friends and supporters for making this a wonderful event to start off our 2021 programme. There was plenty of cake, tea and coffee with a superb themed raffle and contributions from Taylors of Harrogate.

We carried out the first draw of our 100 Club and the next will take place at our September concert.  Thank you for your support in making the day special.

Our Community Concert for Saturday, Sept 4th is now SOLD OUT, thank you once again.  We look forward to enjoying your company with our talented entertainers.

Friends Lunch

Sunday 31st October 12 noon for 12.30 at The West Retford Hotel, Retford.

Tickets now on sale at £18 per Adult and £9 per Child.  Meet up with friends and treat yourself to a delicious two-course meal with a speaker and raffle, with our 3rd draw of the 100 Club. Contact details below for tickets & menu choices.

Winter Music

Saturday 4th December 2pm-3pm  (Doors open 1.30pm)

Yes! it’s our popular festive concert! Come along and enjoy seasonal songs and music with refreshments, a raffle and the final draw this year of our 100 Club. 

Please book your seat early, places are already being booked.            

Email us on for any bookings or enquiries. We look forward to your valued support.

Any Government guidelines will be adhered to


Further to the recent Government guidelines we are pleased to announce some date changes, and also some new events that we have arranged for later this year. Our Sunday openings for this year will now begin on 23rd May from 2pm – 4pm.  We will be complying with the latest Covid-19 government guidelines.

Sun. 23rd May            Sunday openings begin. 2pm – 4pm (until 26th Sept).

Sun. 27th June            A.G.M. 2pm at the Mausoleum. All visitors welcome at the AGM. Mausoleum open 2pm – 4pm

Sun. 4th July               ‘Put The Kettle On’ – An Open Afternoon with tea, coffee and cake. 2pm – 5pm


Sat. 4th Sept               Community Concert at 7pm. Details to follow. Seating may be restricted. Tickets £7 

Sun. 31st Oct               Friends Lunch at the West Retford Hotel – Details to follow


Sun. 4th Dec               Winter Music at 2pm. Our very popular event to round off the year.


These plans may still be subject to changes so please look for local news or contact us via our email:

From the Committee of Friends of Milton Mausoleum

To our friends and supporters

We Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Here we are nearly at the end of a momentous year in all our lives and we have really missed putting on events at the Mausoleum and most of all we have missed you and your support.  We have so many ideas for 2021 and can’t wait to start.

To show our appreciation of your support and friendship in the past, we have had a free raffle this year.  All the members’ and supporters’ names were given a number and the draw took place  at our Zoom Committee meeting! On 1st Dec. 2020.

All of us on the Friends of the Milton Mausoleum Committee send our sincere greetings to you, your family and friends, together with our best wishes for a better year ahead. We will be in touch.