Gainsborough Life Volunteer Award

The Centre is pleased and proud to announce that Chairman Andrew Birkitt has achieved a community volunteer award. The Gainsborough Life magazine supported National volunteer week by asking for nominations to recognise inspirational and hard-working volunteers across Gainsborough’s community. Andrew Birkitt awarded Gainsborough’s favourite volunteer has witnessed the Heritage Centre’s

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Gainsborough Anniversaries and The World Stage

The Gainsborough Heritage Centre and the English Civil War Society is commemorating the 375 anniversary of the Battle of Gainsborough. The new fantastic temporary exhibition will open on Saturday 28 July exactly 375 years since the very battle took place. The exhibition will commemorate the Battle of Gainsborough in 1643. At

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Call Out for Volunteers

The Gainsborough Heritage Centre is searching for new volunteers to help run and maintain the Centre. Do you enjoy talking to people and learning about our local heritage? If you said yes then please get in touch! The Gainsborough Heritage Centre has a fantastic team of dedicated volunteers who work

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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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Dambusters Exhibition

The Gainsborough Heritage Centre is currently commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters raid and local connections with a temporary exhibition that is open now until 14 July 2018 as well as a 1940s themed fundraising evening. The Centre’s new temporary Dambusters exhibition explores the story of the Dambusters raid

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