Gainsborough, Bridge Street c.1955

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Caption for Gainsborough, Bridge Street C1955: Once Gainsborough was a busy port on the river Trent, and Bridge Street runs parallel to the river. Now all of that has changed, and so has Bridge Street, for it has virtually all been knocked down for redevelopment. On the left is now either cleared or a car park, and the road is much wider. Here the river Trent is the boundary between Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

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my granddad ran the swimming /slipper /public baths his name was Talbot I learned to swim there as dad was an instructor. I went to the school across the road Any one who knows more get in touch thank you

The Gainsborough today is not the Gainsborough of my youth. It was a busy market town with a very busy market on Tuesdays and Saturdays. A lot of farmers came into town on a Tuesday to take care of their business, a quick pint and haircut. While we never had a lot of the top shops you could get everything you wanted. (...Read full memory)

I started my career in public health as Additional Sanitary Inspector in Gainsborough in 1947 at the magnificent salary of £390 per annum with a cycle allowance of £12. John Carter was the Chief and, apart from a Clerk,and the Medical Officer, the only other employee was a retired butcher who not only (...Read full memory)

My Grandmother, born Jesse Fisher in Corringham around the 1900s married Arthur Percy Clarke of Gainsborough and gave birth to my father Phillip Arthur Clarke in 1920. They lived in Church Road/Path? and then from 1930 Sandsfield Lane possibly no. 29. My Grandfather worked as a lathe opperator at (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Gainsborough, Bridge Street C1955: Once Gainsborough was a busy port on the river Trent, and Bridge Street runs parallel to the river. Now all of that has changed, and so has Bridge Street, for it has virtually all been knocked down for redevelopment. On the left is now either cleared or a car park, and the road is much wider. Here the river Trent is the boundary between Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

An extract from Lincolnshire Living Memories.

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