The new film 'Peterloo' is a reminder that similar riots occurred in Retford at
the same time.
There was wholesale bribing of the electorate and the cavalry were called in.
The result being that Retford lost its M P and became part of the Bassetlaw Constituency.
My 3 gt. grandfather John Shadrack PIERCY and 27 fellow burgesses of Retford travelled
to London later to attend a House of Commons Enquiry into the corruption.
A list of the names and their expense claims is on -
The Debate is at -
J S PIERCY became the first Registrar of Retford and you will find his name on Birth
Certificates after 1837.