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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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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Can you solve the mystery?

Rosemary Speck the Archives Officer at the Gainsborough Heritage Association has found some items from the collection for us to identify. See if you can work out what all the items are below and watch out for the next blog for the answers and more information!

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Lincolnshire Dialect

Lincolnshire is known as an agricultural county and is in part naturally separated by the River Trent divorcing its largest market town, Gainsborough, Torksey and the City of Lincoln from Nottinghamshire. East of the Lincolnshire Wolds, in the southern part of the county, the Lincolnshire dialect is closely linked to

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Marshall Sons & Co Videos

Marshall Sons & Co, was founded in 1848 by William Marshall who by trade was a Millwright and Engineer who purchased the land to build premises on Beaumont Street. The company produced agricultural machinery in the form of threshing machines and due to the encouragement from William’s two sons, the

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