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The Arts Society Gainsborough

7th November 2020
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The Arts Society Gainsborough and District

As the Trinity Arts Centre is not yet open ‘live’, the Arts Society Gainsborough and District’s lectures are being streamed on Zoom. This is proving popular and successful for easy viewing and listening! read more

Need Advice? Citizens Advice Lindsey is here to help!

6th November 2020
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Citizens Advice Lindsey

People go to them with all sorts of issues. You may have money, benefit, housing or employment problems. You may have been asked to give evidence in court; or been misled by a dodgy ad. You may be facing a crisis, or just considering your options. read more

St John’s Ambulance fundraising challenge

6th November 2020
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St John's Ambulance

Eddie Worrell, of Gate Burton near Gainsborough, has walked the West Highland Way from Glasgow to Fort William, some 154km, to raise money for St John Ambulance. Inspired to take on a challenge in aid of St John Ambulance after taking to their first aiders at a recent event, he is hoping Gainsborough Life readers will add their support to his fundraising. read more

Wheatley Family and Local History Society

4th November 2020
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North and South Wheatley Local History Group

On 21st September, the North and South Wheatley Family and Local History Society held their first full meeting since ‘lockdown’. It was a bit surreal to meet in the village hall, all masked up, Covid-protected, and socially distanced but it was good to once again enjoy a guest speaker. read more

Riverside Indoor Bowls Club

3rd November 2020
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Riverside Indoor Bowls Club

We are sure that many of you are aware of Riverside Indoor Bowls (RIBs) and their determination to return indoor bowls to the Gainsborough district. With a projected increasing ageing population in Gainsborough and numbers of properties being developed in the town, it would be a very good fitness facility for all age groups and help regenerate the district in the future. read more

Gainsborough Rotary Club

1st November 2020
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Gainsborough Rotary Club

The Rotary year ends on 30th June, with normally a new president and leadership team being in place from 1st July. But we live in unusual times so this year the president, David Cowell, and his team are remaining in place for a further year to promote stability within the club whilst they work out how they can best live up to their motto of ‘service above self’ in supporting charities and communities within the Gainsborough area. read more

Gainsborough’s tribute to the fallen

31st October 2020
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The Royal British Legion (Retford and District Branch)

Remembrance Day and the Two Minute Silence have been observed since the end of the First World War, but their relevance remains undiminished.
It is a time when we remember those who fought for our freedom during the two world wars. We also mourn and honour those who have lost their lives in more recent conflicts. read more

One small candle for Gainsborough’s Illuminate

29th October 2020
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Community Focus

This November, Gainsborough’s annual Illuminate event commemorating the town’s links to the Mayflower Pilgrims’ story will be a bit different, like so many other things that have changed recently. For the past three years, a fantastic parade of lanterns has taken place in town but that’s sadly not going to be possible this year. read more

Kirton in Lindsey Society

27th October 2020
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Kirton in Lindsey Society

In the light of the current situation the Kirton in Lindsey Society committee have decided to cancel the rest of the 2020 programme (October, November and December meetings) and start afresh, all being well, in January. This is a change from their updates in our October and November editions. read more

Gainsborough Christmas Day Lunch forced to cancel

25th October 2020
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Community Focus

For the first time in 45 years the Gainsborough free traditional Christmas Day lunch, for those people who would otherwise be spending Christmas Day alone, will not be going ahead this year. read more