Gainsborough History Quiz

Try out this special quiz to test your knowledge on Gainsborough’s history. In next week’s blog all the answers with some interesting historical stories will be posted to help you learn more about Gainsborough’s awesome history!! The questions are highlighted below in bold and the sections include History, Entertainment and

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Volunteering Continues During Lockdown

For my blog article this week I thought I would tell you about the team of volunteers at the Heritage Centre and how even though the Heritage Centre remains closed they are still working hard on all sorts of different types of projects from their homes. I would also like

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War Memories

The Second World War began in Europe on September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland. Great Britain and France responded by declaring war on Germany on September 3. The war between the U.S.S.R. and Germany began on June 22, 1941, with the German invasion of the Soviet Union. The article

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Gainsborough Women

Gainsborough is home to the stories of some very special women who were either born or grew up in the town of Gainsborough and worked really hard to develop and progress in their careers through many different eras. Women’s immense contribution to society has often been made invisible throughout history

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Gainsborough’s Port and River Memories

Ever since the Middle Ages, the River Trent has been an important channel of communication between the towns of the Midlands ensuring sources of raw materials travel to markets in other parts of the British Isles and overseas. The staple items traditionally carried along the Trent were wool, building stone

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