A Vision of the Past to inform the Future

In our last post we detailed the uphill struggle that we are facing to convince building owners to come forward and apply for their grants to cover around 75% of the cost of restoring their shopfronts. Each week now we will feature a building that is targeted for improvements within

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The reality of trying to turn the tide of decay

The prolonged and worsening situation with regard to the vacancy of shops, poor state of repair of historic buildings and deteriorating appearance of the Gainsborough Town Centre Conservation Area as a whole, is a source of sadness and frustration for many. What is the Council doing about it? The vast

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Gainsborough Joins The Heritage Open Days Festival For Lincolnshire

Gainsborough continues to increase its profile in the world of heritage this September when some of our attractions feature in the Heritage Open Days Festival for Lincolnshire.  This festival takes place from 10th-19th September and has run for decades across the whole of the United Kingdom.  It features on many

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The Big Draw Festival

The Gainsborough Townscape Heritage Initiative have joined with English Heritage to create a one-day festival of drawing at Gainsborough Old Hall in September. Taking place in the grounds of the Old Hall on Saturday 25 September from 11am until 4pm This is a great day out for all the family

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Merrye Olde Market on Lord Street

We were delighted to finally say hello to Gainsborough at our belated launch event on Saturday 26 June.  As the first event in Gainsborough for some time The Merrye Olde Market on Lord Street was our chance to bring together all of Gainsborough’s Heritage visitor atractions as stall-holders in a

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