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Crafty archaeology!

13th July 2019
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Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall

Supporting the National Festival of Archaeology 2019, there will be Craft Archaeology on Thursday 25th July, from 10.00am to 12.30pm, at the Town Hall in Kirton in Lindsey. This is a joint event for families, with the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology and the Kirton in Lindsey Society. read more

Charity night at The Blues Club

12th July 2019
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The Blues Club Gainsborough

At the Blues Club Gainsborough it’s time to start the second half of the year’s charity events. Tickets are on sale now for all of the events and they can be ordered and collected from John and Steve on either Wednesday or Friday evenings. You’re reminded that the more events you attend through the year, the better chance that you will have for acquiring tickets for the New Year’s Eve event. read more

Gainsborough and Morton WI

12th July 2019
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Gainsborough and Morton WI

Make friends, bring friends, be friends. Morton and Gainsborough WI’s forward thinking, innovative, fun meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month. They always have lovely cakes, cookies and treats and refreshments too.
Their meetings have an eclectic mix of presenters, speakers and lovely social evenings, all at Morton Village Hall, from 7.15pm to 9.15pm. read more

Beckingham Primary School Summer Fair

11th July 2019
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Beckingham Primary School

Join Beckingham Primary School to have some serious fun at their Annual Summer Fair Extravaganza on Friday 19th July, from 5.00pm on the school field. Entry is free and everyone is welcome. This year’s fair promises to be a fantastic event for all! read more

NHS App fully connected to all GP practices in Lincolnshire

10th July 2019
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Community Focus

All GP practices in Lincolnshire have now been fully linked up with the NHS App giving patients the ability to book and manage GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view their medical records and access a range of other services.
Linking up GP practices to the app is being carried out across England gradually and is expected to be completed nationally by this summer. read more

Wheatley Family and Local History Society

10th July 2019
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Wheatley Family and Local History Society

At their meeting on Monday 20th May, the Wheatley Family and Local History Society welcomed John Taylor, a professional historian and researcher for English Heritage and other organisations. His talk on Bolsover Castle, its occupants, and connections, was extensive and detailed. The first building on the site was commenced in 1086/7 and has seen many changes over the 900 plus years since then. read more

Presentations to top Gainsborough photographers

9th July 2019
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Retford and District Photographic Society

Gainsborough residents featured strongly in the recent annual presentations to members of Retford and District Photographic Society by club President, Jenny Smith. For a second year Gainsborough’s Des Lloyd came out top in the series of competitions which qualify for Photographer of the Year. This year he was pushed hard by Brian Hillam. read more

Prince turns on the charm

8th July 2019
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RSPCA Doncaster and Rotherham

Prince is one of the long stay rescue dogs at the RSPCA South Yorkshire Animal Centre. He is a handsome boy, full of energy and life when outside, who loves running around the paddock with his favourite toy — he is also partial to a good snooze in his kennel. Prince has been at the centre for many months and his successful re-homing into a loving home is a priority. read more

Reader’s recipe success

8th July 2019
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Community Focus

We would all love a friend like Gainsborough Life reader, Sara Long, who made the Cherry and Almond Cake recipe from our June edition, for her friend’s birthday treat. We think you’ll agree that it looks delicious, thanks for sending in the picture Sara! read more

Local Rescue Day gives close up access to 999 teams

8th July 2019
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Rescue Day 2019

Rescue Day, the emergency services day held annually at 7 Lakes Country Park, Crowle, promises yet again to be an action-packed event for all the family promoting the work of our local and regional 999, rescue and support services.
This year’s event is being held on Saturday 13th July and promises to be another day of high octane displays on land, in the water and in the air. read more