Trentside Memories – New Publication Available Now

On Saturday 24th September 2016 the Trentside Links community organisation officially launched its locally-produced book ‘Trentside Memories’ with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Led by volunteers from the local community, the project focuses on recording the life, culture and images from the history of the local villages and hamlets.

Trentside Memories Authors at Book Signing

Members of the Trentside Links group at the book launch and signing

The book project enables people to discover and explore the history of a group of villages close to the River Trent with over 300 bygone photos and stories such as, ‘Torksey, the Town that Died’, ‘The Naughty Nuns of Knaith’ and ‘The Marton Feast’, as well as local residents’ memories of life in the villages.

Trentside Links is a not-for-profit community organisation run by volunteers. Our aim is to improve community life through the publication of a free bi-monthly magazine which covers the following group of villages and hamlets in close proximity to the River Trent:

Brampton • Drinsey Nook • Fenton • Gate Burton • Kettlethorpe • Knaith • Laughterton • Marton • Newton on Trent • Park Farm • Stow Park • Thorney • Torksey • Torksey Lock

Torksey Lock

Torksey Lock

Over the years we have also collected a large number of historical photos, stories and memories which are now captured in the book for all to enjoy.

Trentside MemoriesCommenting on the launch, Sue Oliver said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and are confident the project will help people of all ages understand how their villages have changed over the years”.

Jonathan Platt, Head of HLF East Midlands, said: “Each of these villages has its own distinct character and history and it’s a real pleasure to fund local residents so that they can embark on a journey of discovery and find out more about the place they call home”.

Copies of the book are only available in Gainsborough from the Heritage Centre at North Street, Gainsborough priced at £15 and would make a great Xmas stocking filler for all history buffs.

You can also read more about the book and Trentside Links at or find them on Facebook at


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