Poor Old Joe Hornby

Would you take one look at the painting below and say that this man was once a local banker and entrepreneur in the eighteenth century? Painting of Jospeh Hornby from the collection at the Gainsborough Heritage Centre Well… you may be surprised as this painting by an artist called Mr

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Two WW1 Memorials Unveiled in Gainsborough

Visitors were waiting for the Heritage Centre to open its doors at 10am on Saturday 3 November with people continuing to arrive for the unveiling of Gainsborough’s new War Memorial to all of the 566 men who gave their lives in WW1. Family members of the fallen watched as local

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New Permanent WW1 Memorial Unveiling

The Gainsborough Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the unveiling of a unique permanent Gainsborough war memorial at the Centre that records the names of each soldier who died during the Great War. Chairman Andrew Birkitt said, ‘Thanks go to the work of local Historian Peter Bradshaw as well as

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Volunteer Recruitment Weekend

The Gainsborough Heritage Centre is a growing local museum that aims to protect, preserve and promote the town’s unique heritage. The Centre is volunteer run and due to staff illnesses, there has been an increase in the shortage of volunteers. The team continue to work to keep the Centre open

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Marshall Gathering & Fathers Day

On the 16th and 17th June an informal gathering saw Marshall enthusiasts and their machines get together at Tomlinsons Farm near Gainsborough to celebrate a few rather special anniversaries. The first of these was 170 years of the Marshall marque, William Marshall moved back to Gainsborough after his first wife

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