Gainsborough Heritage Centre

by | 14 May 2024 | Gainsborough, Heritage

It’s been a busy month at the Gainsborough Heritage Centre with a steady stream of visitors, including children over the Easter period.

New displays are taking shape and, as always, the dedicated volunteers are giving up their time to make sure your visit is a memorable one. The new selection of books is selling well, most by local authors including Andy Birkitt and Paul Kemp (who also happen to be volunteers at the centre). Sue Edlington’s book Lea Road School is also available once again.

Everyone at the Heritage Association is overwhelmed to hear that a road has been named in memory of the late Mr Peter Bradshaw, on the new Hillcrest Gardens housing estate on the site of the old Middlefeld Lane school.

A fitting tribute to Mr Bradshaw, who was a much loved and respected teacher at Middlefield Lane for many years. He was also a WWI historian, and his books are still on sale in the shop. He was such a dedicated member and volunteer, missed by all who knew him.

Books, memorabilia, and photocopies of Marshalls drawings make wonderful Father’s Day gifts, so why not pop in a take a look? It costs nothing to browse in the shop, and not much more to indulge in a drink and a slice of homemade cake in the cosy café.

The cost to look round and take a nostalgic trip down memory lane is just £3.00, with children free if accompanied by an adult. It’s disability friendly with toilets and a lift to all floors. Group visits are welcome, tailored to suit your requirements. The Centre is on the corner of North Street, DN21 2HS, open Tuesdays and Saturdays 10.00am to 4.00pm.

If you would like to become involved and join the team of friendly volunteers, contact the Centre for more information.