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- DescriptionThe tranquil town of Gainsborough hides an exciting past. At the heart of the early history of England, it acted first as a capital of King Alfred's Mercia, and then as a stronghold of Viking conquerors Sweyn Forkbeard and Canute. It became the centre of turbulence once again as a Royalist garrison during the Civil War. The town's religious heritage is equally unconventional. Originally under the control of enigmatic Knights Templar, later the Mayflower pilgrims would secretly worship here before departing for the New World. Gainsborough is sited on the River Trent. Originally a small agricultural settlement, it grew to become an important port - the most inland in Britain - and a centre of diverse industry, producing everything from boilers to fancy dress. Modern Gainsborough is revating many of these industrial sites to great acclaim. This volume, comprising stunning old images and modern colour photographs, takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of Gainsborough's eclectic past and present.
- Author BiographyBorn & raised in the beautiful county of Nottinghamshire & being just a Stones Throw away from the historical counties of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire & Yorkshire, Sally soon develop a passion for writing and photography. Born in 1964, she has lived in Nottinghamshire for most of that time. Being a single Mum she has worked really hard throughout her working career to provide for her children which in its self is rewarding, made even more so my doing something she really loves. She is a Freelance photographer for a local newspaper, which she loves. It enables her to really get into the heart of communities and record through her images, what will become part of our historical archives & heritage. In her spare time there's nothing she enjoys more than putting on her walking boots & heading off to the hills. In 2011 she followed in the footsteps of Alfred Wainwright, walking 200 miles in 11 days, Coast to Coast St. Bees to Robin Hoods Bay. An incredible challenge and an experience she will never forget.
- Author(s)Sally Outram
- PublisherAmberley Publishing
- Date of Publication15/11/2012
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Series TitleThrough Time
- Place of PublicationChalford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAmberley Publishing
- Content Note181
- Width165 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine11 mm
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