Charles william Clarke 5th from left back row 5th Lincs band

Memories of a Soldier and Prisoner of the Great War

Charles William Clarke was born on 29th September, 1895 at his grandparents’ house in Gainsborough. Charlie, as he was known, lived with his family at 2 Gladstone Cottages, Morton.  He attended Morton School, which he left in 1909 at the age of 14. In 1912, Charlie started work at Marshall

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Opening Night Preview at the Museum

Grand Re-Opening of Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Gainsborough born, actress Julia Deakin officially opened and launched the new and enhanced Gainsborough Heritage Centre on Saturday 3rd September 2016 at 10.30am. This special event began with a few words from Col David Harris the Deputy Lieutenant of Lincolnshire followed by an impressive speech from our new Vice President,

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Spital Terrace

Glimpses of Old Gainsborough 1894 Part One

A serialisation from the Gainsborough News of the time:- A few days ago I called at the home of Mr Charles Markham, Spital Terrace, who was reputed to be, if not actually the oldest inhabitant, at any rate the oldest native of Gainsborough still living in the town. My object

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Anglo Saxon Chronicles

Gainsborough and the Anglo Saxon Chronicles

The Anglo Saxon Chronicle is probably the earliest written record of the town some 53 years prior to the Domesday Book. Both accounts are dealing with King Sweyn of Denmark and later his son Canute who was crowned King of England after his fathers death. A.D. 1013. The year after

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