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Out and about in the Gainsborough area

Out and about in the Gainsborough area

 
 

Gainsborough is situated on the east bank of the River Trent and is nestled by rural villages and hamlets. The name Gainsborough derives from the Mercian Tribe ‘The Gainis’ who was thought to have occupied this area around 520 BC. The name translates as ‘stronghold of the Gainis’.

The town certainly derives from a historic past, and its most famous landmark, Gainsborough Old Hall, is one of the most revered medieval manor houses not only in the area, but the country. The river Trent also played an important part in the town’s history, enabling trade to thrive up and down the north. Even now agriculture still remains the town’s no 1 industry, with food production being at the forefront.

Gainsborough is also a thriving market town with many town centre businesses having been established for generations. Many of the buildings within the town centre are historic and have a tale to tell, particularly if you are on one of Gainsborough’s infamous Ghost Trails. Annually, Gainsborough now hosts two festivals; The Riverside Festival the first weekend in June, and Octoberfest. The later is a month long series of events including; dance, theatre, comedy, craft fairs, music and the Gainsborough Beer and Folk Festivals.

With the transformation of the old Marshall’s Britannia Iron Works in to a modern and vibrant retail shopping experience, Gainsborough now offers culture and retail therapy for all. The residents of Gainsborough are proud of their town and all its community activities. Because of this, it has many local clubs, charities and societies and you will find many of these below.

If you wish to have your community group or organisation listed on our website, please email community@gainsboroughlife.com.

 

Little Black Book - Local clubs, groups and societies

Little Black Book - local clubs, groups and societies

Alzheimers Society (WL & Lincoln) 01427 677348 / 01522 692681
Army Cadet Force 01427 616256
Arts for Trinity 01427 616852
Babworth Animal Rescue Kennels 01777 708707
Bereavement Group 01522 518225
Breathe Easy 07967 415379
Cardiac Rehabilitation Interest Group 01427 668335
Christian Aid (Gainsborough) 01427 612820
Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust 01427 611497
Delvers (Gainsborough History Group) 01427 611940
Diabetes UK (Gainsborough Branch) 01427 667230
Friends of Gainsborough Old Hall 01427 612017
Friends of Richmond Park 01427 811573
Gainsborough Adventure Playground Association 01427 617165
Gainsborough Amateur Operatic Soc. www.gaos.org.uk
Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club 01427 617752
Gainsborough Choral Society 01427 614162
Gainsborough Children’s Centre 01427 617767
Gainsborough Country Market 01427 616070
Gainsborough Croquet Club 01427 617101
Gainsborough Folk Club www.gainsboroughfolkclub.com
Gainsborough Heritage Association 01427 615064
Gainsborough Hearing Helpline 01427 612820
Gainsborough House 01427 811160
Gainsborough Lions 01427 617596
G'borough Macular Disease Support Group 01427 616852 / 01427 811609
Gainsborough Martial Arts Academy 01427 615368
Gainsborough Parkinson's UK 01427 611555
Gainsborough Probus Men’s Club 01427 613407
Gainsborough Furniture Resource 01427 675804
Gainsborough Scouts 0845 09444279 / 01427 613437
Gainsborough Shiatsu Therapy & Treatment Academy 01427 615368
Gainsborough Theatre Company 01427 810616
Gainsborough Youth Club 07792 626484
Gainsborough Autism Parent Support Group 01427 614583
Girls Brigade 01427 810305
Girlguiding - Gainsborough 01427 610107
Guide Dogs Support 07879 432181
Healthy Walks (Gainsborough & District) 01427 675138
Home Start Support and Friendship for Families 01427 677445
Hospice At Home 01427 679429
Horizon Youth Centre 01427 612095
Joshua Tyler Charity 01427 610761
Kirton-in-Lindsey Amateur Gardeners 01652 648435
Kirton-in-Lindsey Entertainment Organisation 01652 648435
Ladies Luncheon Club 01427 610708
Ladybirds Playgroup 07712 894425
Lincoln & District MS Society 01427 611095
Lincoln & Lindsey Blind Society 01522 500652
Lincolnshire Gypsy Liason Group 01427 619521
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust 01427 628457
Mayflower Animal Sanctuary 01302 711330
Mother & Toddler Group 01427 613606
Multiple Sclerosis Society 01427 611095
North Lincs Breast Cancer Support Group 01427 615503
Over 50s Good Companions 01724 762940
Performing Arts Group 07797 4628502
Rotary Club 01427 848395
Royal Air Forces Association 01777 704056
Slumgothic (Youth Group) 07908 771107
Salvation Army 01427 616353
Scotter Lives 01507 525999
Second Chance Feline Rescue 07737 205938
Speckled Frogs Pre-School 01427 848922
Speaking Up Group 01522 702555
The Performing Arts Club - St Johns 01427 612870
The Royal British Legion 01427 616852
Tranquility Lifestyle www.tranquility-lifestyle.co.uk
Trinity Performing Arts Centre 01427 676655
Two x Two Playgroup 07891 912667 / 01777 710883
University of the Third Age Group 01427 718881
Voluntary Centre Services (W Lindsey) 01427 613470
Whites Wood Lane Judo Club 01427 616442 / 07980 48467
Association of Christian Writers 01777 710983
Babworth Animal Rescue Kennels 01777 708707
Bassetlaw Astronomical Society 01777 702800
Bassetlaw Breastcare Fundraising 01909 502726
Bassetlaw Breathe Easy 01777 704835
Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group 01777 818519
   
Bassetlaw Dementia Society 07502 143044
Bassetlaw Dyslexia Support Group 01777 816661
Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club 07751 038779
Bassetlaw Mind 01909 476075
Bassetlaw (North Notts) Railway Society 01427 880584
Bassetlaw Over 50s Forum 01909 709034
Bassetlaw Parkinson’s Society 01909 730629
Bluebell Petanque Club (Boules) 01427 884122
Cantate Choir 01777 702185
Civic Society 01777 700241
Daneshill Sailing Club 01777 870457
Darlton Gliding Club www.darltonglidingclub.co.uk
Dukeries Sugarcraft Guild 01427 880969
Dukeries Third Age Group 01909 730489
Girlguiding Retford 01777 700800
Grove (Retford) WI 01777 703527
Headon and Upton Theatre Club 01777 248053
Heartbeatz www.heartbeatz.org.uk
Idle Valley Society 01777 818478
Mayflower Animal Sanctuary 01302 711330
MS Society (Retford & District Branch) 01777 704687
Myasthenia Support Group 0800 919922
National Gardens Scheme www.ngs.org.uk
North Leverton Playgroup 07528 707624
North Notts Embroiders Guild 01777 707706
Ordsall Pre-school 07751 419157
Orienteering Club 01777 871762
Pippins Pre-school 07815 307029
Ranskill Bowling Club 01302 710410

 

Useful Numbers - local services and amenities

SERVICES  
Police Station (Morton Road) 0300 111 0300
Crime Stoppers 0800 555111
Community Support Team 01427 679584
Electricity – Emergency 0800 375 675
Gas – Emergency 0800 111 999
Anglian Water 01522 341000
Severn Trent Water 0800 783 4444
Flood Line 0845 988 1188
BT Faultline 0800 800 151
Business Support 0845 194 7140
Citizens Advice Bureau 01427 810914
West Lindsey Council 01427 676676
Childline 0800 11 11
NSPCC 0808 800 500
RSPCA 01522 544862
Gainsborough Library 01522 782010
Gainsborough Town Council 01427 811573
Job Centre 01427 643200
Lincolnshire Credit Union 01522 528886
Piper Lifeline ACIS Group Ltd 01427 678000
MP Edward Leigh 07587 147116
National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950
FIRE  
Gainsborough 01427 612222
Lincolnshire Headquarters 01522 582222
HEALTH  
Age Concern Day Centre 01427 615283
Family Planning Clinic 01427 810801
NHS Direct 0845 46 47
NHS Lincolnshire 01427 675112
Relate (Lincolnshire) 01522 524922
Samaritans 08457 909090
Samaritans (Lincoln) 01522 528282
Positive Health (HIV advice & support) 01522 513999
Social Services 01427 615331
Victim Support 01522 542687
Women’s Refuge 24 hrs 01724 289299
West Lindsey Women’s Aid 01427 616219
SURGERIES & HOSPITALS  
Caskgate Street Surgery 01427 619033
Cleveland House Surgery 01427 613158
County Hospital (Lincoln) 01522 512512
John Coupland Hospital 01427 816500
The Kirton Lindsey Surgery 01652 648214
DENTISTS  
Bolsover C.R A.S & Sadeghi R 01427 612537
Gainsborough Dental Care 01427 613322
Riverside Dental Practice 01427 613675
The Forum Dental Studio 01427 615117
The Surgery (GDP Richards) 01652 640291
CHURCHES  
All Saints Church 01427 611036
Chaplain For The Deaf 01522 787136
Hope Church 01777 710883 / 07891 912667
www.hopechurchgainsborough.co.uk
Methodist Churches 01427 612913
New Life Christian Fellowship 01427 613606
Quakers 01427 718782
Salvation Army 01427 616353
St Helen’s Church (Lea) 01427 613135
St Thomas’ Roman Catholic 01427 612427
United Reform Church 01427 811306
SCHOOLS & COLLEGES  
Aegir Community School 01427 619360
Charles Baines School 01427 613812
Benjamin Adlard School 01427 612562
Gainsborough College 01427 617471
Handel House Prep School 01427 612246
Hillcrest Infants & Nursery 01427 678023
North County Primary 01427 612572
Parish Church Primary 01427 612354
Queen Elizabeth High School 01427 612354
St Georges’ Primary 01427 612553
Trent Valley Academy 01427 612411
Warren Wood 01427 615498
White's Wood Lane Junior School 01427 613097