Exhibition’s aiming to bring the past to life

FIND out about the Edwardian times and some local unsung heroes at a special exhibition being held this weekend.

The newly-refurbished Diamond Jubilee Town Hall will be the venue for a major exhibition on Edwardian Kirton, 1901 to 1910, organised by the Kirton in Lindsey Society.

Schooling, farming, industry, entertainment, local papers of the time and much more will feature in the exhibition, which will be open from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Gainsborough Heritage Association will also be present with displays about Rose Brothers and Marshalls, and there will be craft displays including willow basket making.

On Saturday afternoon, Linda Hotchkiss will give a talk on Edwardian Life, and on Sunday there will be a talk by Loretta Rivett, a local Lincolnshire dialect specialist and reader.

There will also be an opportunity for visitors to research their family history, through local records and by using the 1901 Census records.

The lectures will take place at 1.30pm each day and cost is £2 per person per talk, but admission to the exhibition is free.

Book at the event or in advance.

For more information and to book contact Martin Hollingsworth on 01652 648435 or email m.hollingsworth@dsl.pipex.com .