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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Defibrillator Presentation

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) donated to the Centre

PRESS RELEASE An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has been donated to the Centre.  Gainsborough Heritage Centre works to protect, preserve and promote the town’s rich heritage, and support our volunteers and members of the general public with training programmes.   For Immediate Release 06/05/2017 Gainsborough Heritage Centre, Chairman Andrew Birkitt

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Peter Anderson dear friend and Marshall scholar

It is with deep regret and a heavy heart that we inform you that a very dear friend and fellow Marshall enthusiast has passed away today. Peter Anderson was known and loved by many and will be greatly missed, Pete passed peacefully in his sleep at 8:45 this morning and

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Balfour Street 1947 Floods

Gainsboroughs Black Saturday & the Flood of March 22nd 1947

Seventy years ago, Saturday March 22nd, 1947, was ‘Black Saturday’ for Gainsborough. It went down in the town’s history as the day when the River Trent overflowed its banks, pouring millions of gallons of flood water into the town and causing tremendous damage and inconvenience, also suffering to nearly half

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