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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Opening of the new Mayflower Room in Gainsborough with special dance performances

Mayflower 400

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.

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Mayflower 400 Launches Self Guided Tours App

Illuminate Gainsborough

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).

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The Search is On For Gainsborough’s Best Bakes

Michelin Star Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli

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”