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Gainsborough gears up for online Illuminate event this Thursday

Illuminate 2020

Residents of Gainsborough are being encouraged to take part in an online event that will commemorate the town’s links to the Mayflower story in its 400th anniversary year.

One Small Candle is an online event that was created after the town’s annual Illuminate Parade was postponed due to current COVID-19 restrictions. Taking place on Thursday 26 November (the date of Thanksgiving), residents are invited to make their own lanterns at home to display in their windows, to give thanks in their own special way for the things that are important to them.

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Works has started on brand new fitness facility for Gainsborough

Snap Fitness

Works started on the new Snap Fitness gym at Marshalls Yard earlier this month, transforming the first-floor of the former DW Fitness unit.

The 24-hour facility will be open to the public from mid-December but keen gym-goers hungry for a deal can sign up for their membership now and enjoy and exclusive pre-opening offer of £26.99 per month.

The new gym is currently being fitted out with the latest state of the art fitness equipment and will house cardio and resistance areas, a boutique functional training area with training aids as well as a large free weights section and spacious fitness studio with a timetable of free group classes.

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Building on Gainsborough’s heritage: Illuminate 2020 moves online and new Pilgrim legacies

One Small Candle Lanterns

This Saturday would have been Gainsborough’s annual Illuminate parade, where people come together and parade the streets with a magnificent display of colourful lanterns, commemorating the town’s links to the Mayflower story. Like so many other things that have changed recently, this year’s parade has been postponed and new plans made for an ‘Illuminate’ online.

Working in partnership with Pilgrim Roots partners in Boston and North Nottinghamshire, West Lindsey District Council are encouraging the public to make their own lanterns at home to display in their windows on Thursday 26 November (the date of Thanksgiving), to give thanks in their own special way for the things that are important to them.

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‘One Small Candle’: Make Your Own Lantern for Illuminate 2020!

One Small Candle Lantern

Get creative with our lantern toolkit and light up our community this November.

This November, Gainsborough’s annual Illuminate event commemorating the town’s links to the Mayflower Pilgrims’ story will be a bit different, like so many other things that have changed recently. For the past three years, a fantastic parade of lanterns has taken place in town but sadly, it will not possible this year. Instead, we are inviting you to get creative at home using our specially designed toolkit full of templates, ideas and inspiration for making your own lantern.

Display your lit lantern in a window at home on the evening of Thursday 26 November (the date of Thanksgiving), and share a photo on social media tagging in #OneSmallCandle to be part of the commemorations and to join others across our region connected by a shared heritage.

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New Car Parking System launches at Marshalls Yard

Marshall's Yard car park

Marshalls Yard in Gainsborough will launch a new car parking system on Tuesday 13th October which will accept Cash and contactless card payments on site, plus the addition of payments made via the Phone & Pay app.

The 330 space car park will be managed by Creative Parking Ltd using an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system.

Customers will need to enter their full registration number into the new pay and display machines when they pay to park at the centre. The pay and display machines are located by M&S, Timpson’s, The Works and Snap Fitness (formerly DW Fitness).

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Gainsborough is set to host Farmers’ and Craft Market this October

Pickles Preserves

Gainsborough is set to host its monthly Farmers’ and Craft Market on Saturday 10 October from 9am to 3pm.

Since its reopening in June, the outdoor market is bigger than ever thanks to support from a growing number of traders and shoppers.

Following the recent move to Market Place, the market offers a widely accessible area in which to browse the variety of stalls selling seasonal produce, sweet treats, bespoke crafts and gifts.

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Browns department store links with another great local company!

Rochelle Rose

The independent department store Browns is the first High Street retailer to stock a new beauty and skin care range produced by local salon, Rochell Rose.

Both Browns and Rochell Rose are located at Marshall’s Yard in Gainsborough and a strong partnership has been formed through what has been a difficult time for both the retail and beauty industry.

Browns department stores are open in Gainsborough, Beverley and Helmsley with the flagship store in the centre of York. The Gainsborough store which has been open at the shopping centre for eight years will be the only store to stock the new range initially.

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Local photographer expands business at Marshalls Yard

Emma Walker

Award winning Gainsborough Photographer Emma Walker has opened a new photography studio at Marshalls Yard this week.

Emma has been working from a detached home studio for the past 3 and a half years but has now outgrown the space and is expanding into a new premises at Marshalls Yard’s Pattern Store.

The new Photography Studio specialises in maternity, newborn, milestone and family portraits as well as pet portraits. There is a wide range of luxurious outfits, backdrops and props available for you to use during your portrait session.

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New Cardzone Store Opens at Marshall’s Yard

Marshall's Yard Entrance

The greeting card and gift company Cardzone has opened a new store at Marshall’s Yard in Gainsborough.

Cardzone opened its first shop in Sheffield in 2005 and now has more than 100 stores across the UK with the new Marshall’s Yard store the latest to open its doors to shoppers.

The brand-new store at Marshall’s Yard opened on Saturday September 19th with a special ribbon cutting with the staff who were joined by area manager Andy Hicks. The Cardzone team pride themselves on offering top brands at affordable prices.

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