History of Scouting

Scouting is fantastic for helping young people to learn new skills and explore new activities. Scouting originally started back on 1 August 1907, when 20 boys gathered together to join the first experimental Scout camp on Brownsea Island, near Poole in Dorset. The man behind the event was Robert Baden-Powell,

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Discover Gainsborough – A Walk Through Time

We are delighted to announce that our new ‘Discover Gainsborough’ heritage trail booklet will be available from the beginning of April. The booklet was produced by the Townscape Heritage Initiative team in partnership with The Heritage Centre and it features a guided 90 minute walk around the heart of Gainsborough,

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Rose Brothers & Co History: Part One

The Industrial revolution speeded up the creation of many inspiring and innovative patents that changed the world that we live in today. The first of many developments that changed the world was Thomas Newcomen’s invention of the beam engine the first-ever practical steam engine invented. William Rose born in Gainsborough

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Townscape Heritage Initiative makes progress in Gainsborough

Work has begun this year to restore the ‘historic heart of Gainsborough’ with thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Last year, West Lindsey District Council was successful in being awarded a £1.25 million grant that will be invested as part of a major project to restore

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Demolished Streets: Part One

On behalf of the team at the Gainsborough Heritage Centre, I would like to wish all of our supporters, volunteers and members a happy new year. Due to recent lockdown guidelines, the Heritage Centre will be remaining closed for now. However, in a recent update from the Chairman of the

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