It’s Father’s Day this weekend so why not treat dad to a great day out. There’s plenty to see and do in Gainsborough and surrounding area; you’ll be sure to find something for you.
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.
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.
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.
The opening of the new Mayflower Room at the United Reformed Church in Gainsborough took place on Saturday 11 May, as part of the West Lindsey Churches Festival. National dance project The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 presented their first playful, imaginative and moving dance performances as part of the event. The multi award-winning choreographer Katie Green and her dancers presented a piece about determination and the extraordinary things that it makes ordinary people do.
Mobile App will showcase Mayflower 400 partner destinations in England and Leiden, Holland
Mayflower 400 UK announced yesterday the launch of the Mayflower Self-Guided Tours app, an innovative and informative free app that provides users with easy to follow self-guided tours of the UK towns, cities and villages connected to the Mayflower.
App users will enjoy free, guided walks and driving tours of each of the villages, towns and cities connected to the Mayflower, which include Plymouth, Southampton, Rotherhithe, Dartmouth (Devon), Harwich (Essex), Boston (Lincolnshire), Scooby & Babworth (Nottinghamshire), Austerfield and Doncaster, Immingham (North East Lincolnshire), Gainsborough (Lincolnshire), Worcestershire and Leiden (Holland).
Gainsborough is preparing to host its first three-day Food & Garden Festival in June and the weekend event will feature the town’s very own version of the “Bake Off.”
The event takes place on 7th, 8th and 9th of June and will feature more than 60 stalls selling hot food to go from around the globe, local produce and Dutch Flowers on Tour as well as a host of other gardening themed stalls. Continue reading “The Search is On For Gainsborough’s Best Bakes”
The Farmers’ and Craft Market returns to its new location on Market Street in Gainsborough this Saturday (11th May) with a full line up of traders.
New traders joining the market this week include Tooth and Tail who sell hypoallergenic dog food and handmade accessories as well as Capp 7 Sons selling fresh fish and hot drinks from Coffee Galore.
The Gainsborough Heritage Centre team are really excited and looking forward to celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Gainsborough Heritage Association next week with a special 1940s themed Silver Jubilee dance on Saturday 18 May. The evening at the Weston Rooms in Gainsborough includes music and entertainment from Room 21 Big Band and the Axholme Sisters as well as a two-course meal.
More than twenty traders joined the line up at the newly re-launched Farmers’ and Craft market on Gainsborough’s Market Street on Saturday – and the crowds and sunshine turned out to support them.
Both old and new producers took part in the market with a fantastic range of locally produced food and handmade crafts from the monthly event’s events new location on Market Street, linking Marshall’s Yard shopping centre with the towns’ Market Place where the twice weekly market is held.
Town Crier Roger Merrett was on hand to officially launch the market in its new location and the displays put on by the traders really gave him something to shout about.