Gainsborough Heritage Centre

by | 3 November 2023 | Gainsborough, Heritage

The Gainsborough Heritage Centre has much planned over the next few months, beginning with a stall on Gainsborough Market on Saturday 11th November – a day in which communities come together and remember the sacrifices made by our brave men and women so we can be free and live in peace.

The stall will have books for sale, some written by the late Middlefield Lane teacher Mr Peter Bradshaw, and old collectable books, plus memorabilia from both world wars.

The Heritage Centre will be open, so why not make a day of it? Just £3.00 to enter, with children free if accompanied by an adult. The cosy café will also be open, selling reasonably priced refreshments and homemade cake. The Centre is disability-friendly with toilets and a lift to all floors.

Susan Edlington, one of the Centre’s valuable volunteers, has just had a new book published. All proceeds from sales she is kindly donating to the Centre, which is a charity-based organisation relying heavily on memberships, visits and donations. The Centre is extremely grateful for Sue’s kindness and generosity.

The book is hardback and covers the history of Lea Road school from 1912 to its closing in 1993, including photos of pupils and teachers, newspaper cuttings about the school, details of sports days, outings and the special visit from Princess Anne.

The 120 pages contain information and memories with a comprehensive index so people can find themselves, their friends and teachers. The cost of this lovely book is £10.00 and it would make a thoughtful Christmas gift.

Christmas draw tickets are now on sale, with lots of worthwhile prizes – so drop in and collect a lucky book of tickets! The Centre is situated on the corner of North Street (DN21 2HS) and is open Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10.00am to 4.00pm.