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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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Heritage Centre Update

Calling New Volunteers: Are you interested in a new challenge? The Gainsborough Heritage Centre is a local heritage museum with a fantastic array of exhibits and an extensive archive collection. The Centre requires some new and enthusiastic volunteers to help welcome visitors to the Centre as well as helping our

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The Big Draw – A Day of Creativity at Gainsborough Old Hall

As part of the world’s biggest festival of drawing we organised a free day of sketching and guided clay tile making with Shaun Clark, our ceramic artist from Whiskerhills Pottery.  Over 80 people joined in with sketching the flowers and wildlife around the grounds of Gainsborough Old Hall, gathering inspiration

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Trent Bridge

Gainsborough’s Trent Bridge

Trent Bridge was built between 1787 and 1791 by the civil engineer, William Weston and is a handsome and substantial three-span bridge in ashlar masonry. Trent Bridge is Weston’s only known work in Britain as he left in 1792 from Falmouth for the United States of America to work for

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