Lincolnshire Memories: Gainsborough through the years

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Lincolnshire Reporter has searched through archive footage to bring you shots of Gainsborough through the years.

The footage, published by the British Film Institute shows an array of images from as early as 1908, giving us a taste of what Gainsborough was like back in the day.

Take a look back at some of the footage we have come across:


The film takes a look at Gainsborough’s agricultural machinery manufacturers Marshall’s, whose Britannia works still stands on Beaumont Street, Gainsborough.

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Produced by the nearby Eaton Hall College of Education at Retford this film about North Leverton’s historic windmill, near Gainsborough, shows the process of making food in the area.

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The film aimed to promote what Lincolnshire had to offer in 1979, with a number of towns featured in the short film.

Gainsborough is highlighted through its ‘beautiful’ Old Hall.

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Also see: Lincolnshire Memories: Scunthorpe through the years

Do you have any images or footage of Lincolnshire from the past? Send them in to us by emailing [email protected]

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