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TripAdvisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence awarded to Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Chairman Andrew Birkitt and Vice-President of the Association Paul Kemp

The Gainsborough Heritage Centre in their twenty-fifth anniversary year has been awarded the 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The team are very pleased to have achieved this award as the Certificate accounts for the quality and quantity of recent reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify a business or organisation must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months and the Centre has achieved all of the above.

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A Celebration of Ping exhibition now open for visitors at Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Ping Exhibition

Gainsborough Heritage Centre’s latest temporary exhibition opened last weekend focusing in on the history of golfing company Ping and its local connection to Gainsborough. A celebration of Ping has just opened and will be available to view throughout July and August to celebrate the 60 anniversary of Ping and 125 anniversary of the Thonock Golf Club.

There are lots to see with fascinating exhibits including the first putter as made by Karsten Solheim in his garage in 1959. The story of Ping began with Karsten Solheim from America who was interested in the sport of golf and realised that his main problem was putting so he designed himself what became known as a revolutionary putter. Another putter designed by Solheim in 1966 called The Ping Anser Putter is the first of its kind and provided golfers with a clean view of the face of the club head.

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New Exhibition Opening This Saturday Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Ping in Gainsborough

Ariel photo of whole Ping complex, Karsten UK

Gainsborough Heritage Centre’s next temporary exhibition is opening this Saturday focusing on the history of Ping – the local business of assembling golf clubs and equipment. The exhibition produced by Ping will showcase the story of this factory and the legacy it has left to the town.

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Leading Separatists in the Pilgrim Roots Region

Pilgrim Roots preacher

William Brewster was born around 1566 in Scooby which forms part of the Pilgrim Roots region.

Brewster was one of the original Separatists who became inspired by the radical words of Richard Clifton, the rector of the nearby village of Babworth. He was instrumental in establishing a Separatist church with Richard Clifton, using Scrooby Manor for meetings with other like-minded people such as John Smyth (from Lincoln) and John Robinson (from Sturton-le-Steeple).

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Redhill Farm Free Range Pork celebrates 20th Anniversary

Red Hill Farm Terry and Jane

Farmers Terry and Jane Tomlinson are celebrating 20 years of Redhill Farm Free Range Pork this summer. Starting from scratch selling at Farmers Markets and from a small converted outbuilding on the farm just a few miles outside of Gainsborough, Redhill Farm now boasts a purpose built farm shop, butchery and smoke house alongside its new Farm Shop in the Bail in Lincoln.

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Entries Open for Made in Lincolnshire 2019

Made in Lincolnshire seeks to celebrate the area’s excellence in manufacturing and its well-earned reputation for innovation within the sector. It also aims to showcase the diversity and creativity of those manufacturing in Lincolnshire.

Previous entries have been both strong in number and quality with this year’s expected to be no different. They have showcased some well known and some less well-known gems from the county’s manufacturers, encompassing large, small and artisan.

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Jubilee Ball Success for Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Axholme Sisters with Room 21 Big Band

On Saturday 18 May the Heritage Centre team welcomed guests at the Weston Rooms for a 1940s themed dance. The evening was a great success raising over £1500 for vital repairs to the Heritage Centre. Money raised from events such as this is vital to help volunteers continue important work of showcasing and preserving Gainsborough’s local history in the Old Post Office building. The event also celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Gainsborough Heritage Association with a special celebration flower arrangement courtesy of the Pink Orchid.

Chairman Andrew Birkitt started the evening by thanking the brilliant Room 21 Big Band and the Axholme Sisters, the Weston Rooms and the volunteers who helped to dress the room in bunting and flags helping the guests to step back in time to the 1940s.

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