Exterior view of the old Lea Road Baths

Lea Road Public Swimming Pool and Baths

As early as 1875, the question of building baths at Gainsborough was being brought up at meetings of the local Board of Health when it was suggested that a piece of land on Lea Road near the Waterworks be obtained for such a purpose. But it wasn’t until 1881 that

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The staithes and wharves of our old town

The Life and Times of Thomas Miller: The Basket Maker Poet

Thomas Miller, celebrated as the Basket Maker Poet, holds an esteemed place among self-taught Victorian authors. His life story is a poignant narrative of overcoming adversity and achieving literary distinction. Born on August 31, 1807, in Sailor’s Alley, Gainsborough, situated on the banks of the river Trent, Miller’s early life

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78604 Gen Arrgt of 8 RD Diesel Road Roller

Marshall Engineering Drawing Collection Project

As some of you may already know the Gainsborough Heritage Centre houses one of the largest collections of original Marshall engineering drawings in the country. For almost as long as we have owned this collection, we have been supplying copies of these engineering drawings to enthusiasts around the globe to

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Marshall Traction Engines

Marshall Sons & Company Limited began manufacture of traction engines in 1876 however, prior to their development the portable engine first invented in 1839 for agricultural purposes started the age and use of steam power in this sector. Portable engines ran threshing machines, saw benches and other machinery driven by

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The Epic of Melrose Road 1940

Reported in the Gainsborough News on the 8th March 1940 was the story of how the worst damage in the Gainsborough Floods of that year were sustained by the residents of Melrose Road, North Marsh Road and Mowbray Street, a low lying district within the town which was built on the old flood

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