Retford Waits

As quoted in Dr. Bridge’s essay “Town Waits and their Tunes”


from Alan Radford, 4th February 2020

Henry Hirst, Retford Wait.

William Hirst of Rotherham in his will, May 17th, 1622, gave to his son Henry – being one of the Waits of Retford – “all my instruments of music and all my tooles wherewith I do make instruments of musique.”