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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Memories of Thonock Hall with Roy Bucknell

Roy Bucknell was born in 1935 at Thonock Hall near Gainsborough which was once a Georgian mansion and the ancestral seat of the Hickman and Bacon families from 1714 (now demolished, the Gainsborough Golf Club is now based where the Hall was situated). Roy lived at the Hall with his

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Brig on the Trent

Glimpses of Old Gainsborough 1894 Part Four

Glimpses of old Gainsborough Chats with the oldest inhabitant IV. Tales of the Trent A pleasant interview with Mr Thomas Fox, of Albion Place, Gainsborough, to whom the reminiscences of “our oldest inhabitant” formed a ready introduction, yielded me pabulum for what I hope will be an interesting column. An

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Windmill Base, Colsterworth, Lincolnshire 1932

The Twilight of the Mills – Gainsborough Artists Big Task

Our contributor, Mr K S Wood, of the Studio Gainsborough has set himself the task of painting pictures of all the windmills in the country. His only means of locomotion is a pedal cycle and recently he made a fortnights tour on his machine through eight counties, painting views of

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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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