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Explore fascinating heritage right on your doorstep during Heritage Open Days!

Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. From your local church to visitor attractions; it’s your chance to get out and discover history that’s right on your doorstep! You might even learn something new!

This year’s Heritage Open Days will take place from 13 to 22 September! Take a look at what’s happening in Gainsborough and West Lindsey:

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Mayflower Pilgrim events receive £100,000 Arts Council funding

Illuminate Gainsborough

Arts Council England has granted West Lindsey District Council £100,000 to fund a series of events in Gainsborough commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower’s historic voyage.

The National Lottery funding will provide a host of arts and creative opportunities in Gainsborough as part of the ‘Mayflower 400’ project of events. 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower from Plymouth UK to Plymouth Massachusetts.

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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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