This village, township and parish lie 136 miles north of London and 3 miles south of East Retford. The River Idle runs through the parish. Gamston Wood stands just to the east and is owned by the Forestry Commission since 1984. The parish covers 1,974 acres.
If you are planning a visit:
Roger GEACH has a photograph of the River Idle on Geo-graph as it passes through Gamston, taken in May, 2009.
Roger GEACH also has a photograph of Gamston village on Geo-graph from the Retford Road, taken in September, 2008.
By automobile, turn north off the A1 motorway at East Drayton on to the A638.
You can see pictures of Gamston which are provided by:
B. HILTON has a photograph of the World War II Firing Range, which is closer to Eaton than it is to Gamston, on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2005. It was used by men from surrounding towns.
West of the village on the B6387 road is the former RAF aerodrome which has become Retford Gamston Airport. The RAF field opened in December, 1942. In May 1943 the field was transferred to Bomber Command Training.
After the war, the airfield was closed and sat unused.
In May 1953 the airport was reopened as a satellite for nearby Worksop Airport and 211 Advanced Flying School (later No. 4 Flying Training School) made it their home.
In 1993 Gamston Aviation Limited purchased the airport and took over operations.
The War Memorial is a bell hung in the churchtower and a brass commemorative plaque in the church.