Anyone who has never visited Gainsborough Heritage Centre before should really consider putting a trip out on the ‘to do’ list.
The moment you walk through the door, you will be transported back to days gone by; see how it was in this small industrial town, in the days when the wheels of industry never stopped turning.
Marshalls churning out its steam road rollers, mini submarines, tractors well known all over the world. Roses manufactured its packing machines for tobacco, tea and chocolates.
Read about other smaller businesses and factories, and take a walk down the fascinating street where many photos and artifacts are on display. Visit the post office, hardware shop, chemist and general store, take a peek into the post-war living room guaranteed to fascinate.
The changing exhibition room now features pictures and memorabilia from the flood of 22nd March 1947, when the mighty River Trent burst its banks, causing so much damage and heartache. Homes were flooded along the Riverside and beyond. See the photos and hear recorded stories from people who were there.
If you need more information about the town, why not visit the reference room which contains hundreds of folders filled with interesting information and photos? Dedicated volunteers will do their best to help with any questions you might have.
The Centre is open Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10.00am to 4.00pm. Entry is just £3.00, while children go free if accompanied by an adult. The centre is disability friendly, with a lift to all floors, and boasts a shop and a cosy cafe for light refreshments.
The Centre is situated on the corner of North Street, just a five-minute walk from Marshall’s Yard. See the Gainsborough Heritage Association’s website for more information.