With summer holidays coming to and end, staff at Gainsborough Heritage Centre have very much enjoyed having so many children visit with parents and grandparents.
The new quiz sheets for young and older children have been popular; they’ve had to look harder and search the many artifacts – a fun way of learning about Gainsborough’s heritage! They all left with big smiles, which is very rewarding for the volunteers who put so time and effort into making the Centre into a wonderful place to visit.
The new Exhibitions Officer and her helpers are putting a great deal of work into the new displays, the latest of which is about the Romans who changed the face of Lincolnshire in 51AD. Go and see the life size solider and read all about the connection to Gainsborough (many thanks to Rick Berry for providing these amazing artifacts).
Another volunteer, Susan Edlington, is in the final stages of having her latest book published about Gainsborough’s Lea Road School; more information about this in November’s edition. This would be an ideal Christmas present for a person who attended the school!
If you would like to pre order your copy, pop into the centre. It is open Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10.00am to 4.00pm and is situated on the corner of North Street, DN21 2HS.
The Centre is disability-friendly with toilets and a lift to all floors. The cosy café with light refreshments and homemade cake is very reasonably priced, and more than reasonably tasty!
All the volunteers look forward to your visit; it makes the time they spend worthwhile.