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Gainsborough’s Heritage Skills Festival 2023

Gainsborough’s historic market place is undergoing a transformation to restore the listed buildings, reinstate historic shopfronts and bring back this area’s original charm.  As part of the mission to save local heritage we are hosting a Heritage Skills Festival in September 2023.   We are planning a week of activities headlined

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Illustrated Talk on Improvements to the Historic Heart of Gainsborough

as part of National Libraries Week we are pleased to present Restoring the Historic Heart Join us for an update on Gainsborough’s Townscape Heritage Initiative and its progress with the restoration of buildings in the conservation area of Market Place and Lord Street. We will share some stories and historic

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The Merrye Olde Market – 13th August 2022

Gainsborough’s Townscape Heritage Initiative is delighted to return to you with the Merrye Olde Market, featuring costumed historic stall-holders and vintage sideshows to delight and amuse the whole community. Come along to the Market Place on Saturday 13th August to enjoy the carnival atmosphere and catch all the following amusements

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The Great Gainsborough Treasure Hunt – First Winner Announced!

We have been overwhelmed with the response to the summer challenge, which is aimed at engaging people in the history of Gainsborough. The Great Gainsborough Treasure Hunt has been phenomenally successful with over 2000 free booklets collected during the first month. It is a delight to see so many people

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The Great Gainsborough Treasure Hunt!

The Great Gainsborough Treasure Hunt An exciting new treasure hunt activity is about to begin for the Summer of 2022 in Gainsborough.   The colourful Treasure Hunt booklet is available to collect free of charge from Gainsborough Library and Wilko in Marshall’s Yard from this Saturday! The Treasure Hunt is based

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