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Worksop is a market town in Nottinghamshire’s Bassetlaw District. It is 31 kilometres east-southeast of Sheffield, close to the borders of Nottinghamshire with South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, on the river Ryton, and at the northern edge of Sherwood Forest. Liquorice is a unique crop linked with Worksop. This was originally grown in the priory gardens for medical purposes, but it was kept growing until roughly 1750. According to William Camden’s Britannia, the town was famed for growing licorice. Furthermore, because much of the area was densely forested, lumber was always a significant business, supplying railway sleepers to the North Midland Railway, timber for railway carriage construction, and packing cases for the Sheffield cutlery industry.

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