Call Out for Volunteers

The Gainsborough Heritage Centre is searching for new volunteers to help run and maintain the Centre. Do you enjoy talking to people and learning about our local heritage? If you said yes then please get in touch! The Gainsborough Heritage Centre has a fantastic team of dedicated volunteers who work

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Memories of Thonock Hall with Roy Bucknell

Roy Bucknell was born in 1935 at Thonock Hall near Gainsborough which was once a Georgian mansion and the ancestral seat of the Hickman and Bacon families from 1714 (now demolished, the Gainsborough Golf Club is now based where the Hall was situated). Roy lived at the Hall with his

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Dambusters Exhibition

The Gainsborough Heritage Centre is currently commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters raid and local connections with a temporary exhibition that is open now until 14 July 2018 as well as a 1940s themed fundraising evening. The Centre’s new temporary Dambusters exhibition explores the story of the Dambusters raid

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Brig on the Trent

Glimpses of Old Gainsborough 1894 Part Four

Glimpses of old Gainsborough Chats with the oldest inhabitant IV. Tales of the Trent A pleasant interview with Mr Thomas Fox, of Albion Place, Gainsborough, to whom the reminiscences of “our oldest inhabitant” formed a ready introduction, yielded me pabulum for what I hope will be an interesting column. An

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Windmill Base, Colsterworth, Lincolnshire 1932

The Twilight of the Mills – Gainsborough Artists Big Task

Our contributor, Mr K S Wood, of the Studio Gainsborough has set himself the task of painting pictures of all the windmills in the country. His only means of locomotion is a pedal cycle and recently he made a fortnights tour on his machine through eight counties, painting views of

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