Market Place by Jane Stark

They Led the Way – Adam Stark (1784-1867)

In 1813, thirteen years after the appearance of Wharlton’s little book, Adam Stark wrote, printed, and published, the first edition of his History and Antiquities of the Town of Gainsburgh, a volume of some 372 pages, with four illus­trations, a map and a genealogy of the Hickman family; its list

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Old Hall

The Hidden Gems of Gainsborough

Gainsborough has seen a lot of history pass through its town. From the raids that took place during the English Civil War to the bombing of the town in World War II, this place is a town that is rich in history. This history reverberates through the buildings that still

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Meeting the Aegir

Glimpses of Old Gainsborough 1894 Part Five

Glimpses of old Gainsborough Chats with the oldest inhabitant V Tales of the Trent Pt 2 A pleasant interview with Mr Thomas Fox, of Continuing last week’s article on “Tales of the Trent” narrated by Mr. Thomas Fox, of Albion Place, Gainsborough, I now proceed to give some of Mr.

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Marshall Colonial Tractor

A Brief History of Marshall Sons & Co. (Video)

For me the history of Marshall’s a local factory in the industrial town of Gainsborough is important on a personal level as my grandfather, great grandfather and generations of my ancestors worked at this multi-complex factory as apprentices rising to more senior positions in the firm. My grandfather, Harold Clarke

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Defibrillator Presentation

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) donated to the Centre

PRESS RELEASE An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has been donated to the Centre.  Gainsborough Heritage Centre works to protect, preserve and promote the town’s rich heritage, and support our volunteers and members of the general public with training programmes.   For Immediate Release 06/05/2017 Gainsborough Heritage Centre, Chairman Andrew Birkitt

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