1851: The year of two censuses and the second one was to have a dramatic impact on the Churches.

The Gainsborough Heritage Centre is hosting a course of lectures, on every Wednesday during March 2018, to be given by Paul Howitt-Cowan at Gainsborough House, 18 Parnell Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2NB. Due to the success of Paul Howitt-Cowan’s lectures, this will be his fourth series of lectures on Gainsborough’s local history and heritage. This year the lectures focus on Churches and the role of religion within the UK during the eighteenth century. The lecture on Wednesday 7 March will focus on the impact of the 1851 census that recorded vital information on the attendance of religious services. The lectures will begin promptly at 7.30pm and the cost of each separate lecture will be £4.00 with tea and biscuits available during the interval.

Further details can be obtained about the course of lectures by email: [email protected] or call 01427 610526.


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Gainsborough House

Gainsborough House Community Centre is surrounded by well-maintained gardens in an attractive town centre location, adjacent to the Parish Church and Gainsborough Old Hall. There is limited car parking for approximately six cars during the day and during the evening unrestricted road parking.

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