Around Me In Lincolnshire – Gainsborough

Around Me In Lincolnshire – Gainsborough

Around Me In Lincolnshire – Gainsborough, Through The Eyes Of LincsConnect

Around me in Lincolnshire – Gainsborough near Lincoln UK.  Gainsborough was once (in 1013) the capital of England. England was ruled from the Gainsborough Castle which is now the site of the Gainsborough Old Hall.  The status was short lived but if ever there was a claim to fame, ‘this’ has to be a pretty good contender.

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Managed by English Heritage, the Gainsborough Old Hall is closed at present but will reopen in summer 2021 (3 July). Follow @GainsOldHall on twitter for updates. Click on the picture to go straight to the English Heritage website page to book your advance tickets.

Getting To Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Located on the banks of the River Trent, Gainsborough (capitol of England in 1013) has historically had easy access routes.  Moving on, you’ll see on this map that Gainsborough is still easily accessible from the M180 to the North, the A1 to the West, the A15 to the East and the A57 from the South.  These routes make Gainsborough ideally situated for your next outing to explore our rich heritage in Lincolnshire.

The Trent Bridge was completed in 1791 (there was formerly a ferry crossing) which put an end to commercial shipping as larger boats are unable to navigate under the bridge.  However, rail links are very much alive and available. With two train stations (Lea Road and Gainsborough Central) rail travel is easy.  Trains run direct from/to Retford, Sheffield, Doncaster and Lincoln from Lea Road.  The Gainsborough Central station has direct routes to Cleethorpes and Brigg.  It’s even possible for travellers to get to Gainsborough from the new capital (London) with just one change.

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Gainsborough, Lincolnshire – easy access from every direction.

The Gainsborough Heritage Trail

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Gainsborough Heritage have produced a free booklet which includes a 90 minutes walking route. To download the .PDF click on this map

The brochure which has been produced by Gainsborough Heritage is an easy to follow and very informative glossy paper pamphlet.  As a result it will easily fold into your pocket or bag.  If you’d like a copy click on the picture above to download a .PDF to print at home.  If you prefer a printed paper version email your name and address tourism.info@west-lindsey.gov.uk The .PDF is ideal for carrying on your mobile phone. For more information follow Gainsborough Heritage Association on Facebook.

Around Me In Lincolnshire – Gainsborough With Call Connect

Call Connect provide an affordable and convenient bus service throughout the County.  Click on the picture to go to their website.  You can also follow them on Twitter for regular updates @CallConnectBus

Call Connect provide a valuable bus service throughout the County.  Gainsborough is well serviced by the buses so if you would like to book a journey simply register on their Call Connect website then book your journey.  Obviously they are adhering to all of the Covid-19 safety measures so you’ll be required to sanitise hands and wear a face covering before your journey.

News  News  News

EU Settlement Scheme

Time is running out so if you or someone you know are from the EU and you wish to settle and work in the UK you need to act NOW!

EU Settlement Scheme

For help with completing your application to settle in the UK contact South Lincs Citizens Advice NOW. Click on the picture or the blue link to email your interest.

A Note from Citizens Advice South Lincolnshire

“With just weeks to go before the EU Settlement Scheme deadline, our support helpline has seen a large increase in calls and referrals and we are working hard to help each and every client that contacts us for support with their application.  Many of the enquiries were from people unsure whether they need to apply to the scheme or not, many are from people who did not yet make applications for their children and we are also seeing queries from people trying to track their applications that have not yet been concluded or are facing issues accessing their application or need to provide further evidence.

Our support team are working hard across Lincolnshire to meet the demand and we aim to help as many clients as we can in the run up to the deadline.

As well as providing telephone advice and online support, we also have drop in sessions and can offer face to face advice in different locations across Lincolnshire.”

“..EU citizens, EEA and Swiss nationals and those who hold an EEA family permit not to wait until the last minute to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).”

Where To Go For Help

EU Settlement Scheme

Click on the picture to find the freephone number and link to download the application NOW.

Opening the blue picture above will show you the FREE 0800 448 0734 number to call for assistance and the website will also give a link to download the application. Multi lingual posters and more information are posted by @eusssupportlinc on Twitter.

If you know someone who may be wanting to stay in the UK please pass this information on

Local Charity

Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust, Gainsborough

Click on the logo to go to the latest blog

Two thousand one hundred and sixty four and counting…. That’s how many Greyhounds this fantastic local charity have managed to re-home. That’s a fantastic achievement. To top it off they have a policy of guaranteeing to accept any dogs that are returned.  It’s not ideal to have dogs returned but some new owners find they can’t cope with the reality of owning a dog.  That said, looking at the percentages across other charities you’ll find this Gainsborough trust are performing well.

As a charity they are always looking at ways of raising funds.  One of the successful fund raisers is their lottery.  For just £1.00 a week you’ll be in with a chance of winning a cash prize and, with a limit of 216 members it’s pretty exclusive.  Follow @LincsGreyhounds on Twitter for regular updates but if you would like to join their lottery visit the website Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust or call today:

07941 313 025

Around Me In Lincolnshire – Gainsborough – Trinity Arts Centre 

Actually, ‘I’ won’t be entertaining you but the fabulous people at the Trinity Arts Centre will.  Pantomime tickets are already on sale so if you want to book your moment of ‘normality’ you’ll need to get a move on.  Aladdin opens on 10 December 2021 with the last show on 2 January 2022. Click on the picture below to go straight to the booking page and follow them on Twitter @TrinityArtsGain for regular updates:

Around Me In Lincolnshire - Gainsborough. Trinity Arts Centre

Panto season will soon be here so NOW is the time to book your tickets for the fun packed show. Family fun for everyone even if you aren’t taking children

Beginning life as the Church Of The Holy Trinity in 1843 this listed building has been completely renovated inside to become what we now know as the Trinity Arts Centre.  Just in case you were wondering, yes it is located on Trinity Street – obviously!  As expected, the Centre offers a large and diverse range of entertainment to cover most tastes.  As a result this little snapshot of what you can expect is by no means exhaustive. Click on the picture to see more:

Around Me In Lincolnshire - Gainsborough. Trinity Arts Centre

Just a taster… There’s lots more to see at the Trinity Arts Centre so click on the picture to go straight to the calendar and bookings pages.

Around Me In Lincolnshire – Gainsborough – Bearded Fishermen

The Bearded Fishermen are a Gainsborough based charity supporting Mental health and Suicide Prevention.  If you need help give them a call NOW:

0300 365 0019

The team are always available to help and have a proven track record.  If you’re suffering, don’t suffer in silence! The Bearded Fishermen are here for you and offer support by phone, in person (face to face) and via video.  So if you need them, call them NOW.  The picture will take you straight to their website where you can access more information so don’t delay.  You can call them on 0300 365 0019 or find them on Twitter @Brdfishermen_uk and Facebook Bearded Fishermen Charity

Around Me In Lincolnshire - Gainsborough - Bearded Fishermen Charity

Not all super heroes wear capes – some wear beards. Don’t suffer with poor mental health and suicidal thoughts. click on the logo to go straight to the website for help

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#MandarinTherapies and @MandarinMothers provide mobile complementary therapies from the comfort of your own home across the whole of Lincolnshire and beyond.  Call 07966 174 878 to book today. Providing bespoke treatments so every massage is as individual as you. Treatments include Aromatherapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), Antenatal and Postnatal massage.

Gainsborough

Gainsborough has far more to offer than I can include in this blog but I hope you have enjoyed this little taster.

Something missing?  Get in touch if you would like something adding to the blog.  Local advertising is always welcome too of course so call me on 07966 174878 to have yours included here. The phone may go to answerphone if I’m with clients so you can also email me at martin@lincsconnect.co.uk

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Around Me In Lincolnshire – Gainsborough

That’s it for now.  I’ll be doing more ‘Around Me’ blogs so get in touch if you would like me to feature your town.

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After The Coronavirus… What’ve We Got To Look forward To? Part 4

After The Coronavirus… What’ve We Got To Look forward To? Part 4

To order your massage vouchers email massage@mandarinleisure.com or call 07966 174878. Click on the picture to go to the Mandarin Therapies website.  Click here to view the video

Stress Buster

After the recent few months of lockdown stress levels certainly reached a peak for many people and for some those stress levels are still very current.  Many of us have been confined to our home while others have been working at heightened levels of pressure, stress and anxiety.  We are looking forward now to the end to the lockdown and the stress levels experienced by our emergency services and key workers may well be levelling off.  However, where some stress levels are lowering, others may be finding that their stresses are really only just beginning.  The latter is a reference to the teachers and shop owners who have had to make big changes to the way they work in order to keep themselves safe as well as the pupils, staff and customers around them.

Massage For Stress

It’s well documented that massage helps to reduce stress and anxiety levels.  The physical touch and deep relaxation experienced during a massage can last for hours, days or even weeks afterwards.  If you’re familiar with research methods you’ll understand that researching this subject will be difficult, if not impossible!  However, you might like to take a look at this post by Prof James Lake Massage Therapy for Anxiety and Stress

Emotional Benefits

Touch can certainly help to improve your emotional state but unfortunately during the recent lockdown human contact and touch has been severely restricted.  Humans are naturally ‘social’ so these restrictions are bound to have had a detrimental affect on our wellbeing.  However, the good news is that regular massage sessions can help to reverse that problem. The massage effect can certainly be enhanced with the use of essential oils too.  They have been used with massage for thousands of years and the benefits can be quite extraordinary. Each essential oil has its own unique properties but you can be forgiven if you thought they are ‘just’ about the smell. Over the years I’ve witnessed some remarkable outcomes with my Aromatherapy massages.  I’ve used them to treat headaches, insomnia, PMS, fluid retention, back pain, anxiety, stress, depression, and many other problems including pre & post cosmetic surgery treatments

Home Treatments

Treatments range from 1 to 2 hours and are all conducted from the comfort of your own home.  Relaxing? Oh yes! I have clients who leave the massage treatment and go straight to bed leaving me to pack up, put the cat out and lock up!  The last treatment of the day is around 9.00pm so a 2 hours massage will be finishing at 11.00pm.  That’s the perfect time for those who, for whatever reason, have problems sleeping at night.  The salon experience really does come to your home – a professional couch, towels, pillows, oils, relaxing music and over 27 years of experience.  What more could you ask for?

A Mobile Salon could be on its way to you. Call 07966 174878 to book your appointment

Advance Bookings

Although the treatments are all on hold until the official government restrictions are lifted it is still possible to purchase your treat now to enjoy later.  Personalised gift vouchers are available for 1, 1 1/2 or 2 hour treatments from £50.00.  There will be a price rise in August but buying your voucher now will secure the price as the voucher will be valid for 12 months.  Perhaps now, as we can see the end of the Covid-19 restrictions in sight, is the time to purchase your vouchers for a treat for yourself or as a gift for someone special in your life.  It really is the ideal gift.

Gift Vouchers can be personalised with your own message or you can order a eVoucher to be delivered straight to your inbox

Truly Inclusive

The Mandarin Therapies/Mandarin Mothers treatments really are truly inclusive.  Nursing and care home visits are included as well as end of life care.  Everyone deserves the gift of touch and the luxury of a bespoke massage.

Home visits, Care Home visits, Nursing Home visits…. Everyone deserves a massage

Book Now…

If you would like to book your massage or order your vouchers please feel free to email massage@mandarinlsiesure.com

Charity Events

Mandarin Therapies is always happy to support local charities wherever possible especially at this difficult time where many charities have been hit quite hard with reduced income.  With that in mind, Mandarin Therapies will donate 20% (split evenly) of the price of the massage to YMCA Lincoln and #teamleonie  Please quote this blog when ordering your treatment to ensure the donation goes to the right place.  Don’t forget that a discount of 20% is also available for our emergency services and serving military members.  This offer has been available for 27 years and has no end date.

Click on the Discount link below to see more:

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Luxury Is A Mandarin Therapies Massage

Book yours today by email massage@mandarinleisure.com

For Everyone

Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to meet some genuinely nice people who have kept a special place in my heart.  I used to visit one dear lady who, following a car accident where someone drove into the back of her vehicle, suffered with fluid retention her legs. I visited her twice weekly to perform Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) massages.  We had a routine where I would leave to wash my hands while she got undressed and climbed onto the couch.  The routine worked well until one day when I came back into the room I sensed something wasn’t right.  Hazel was on the couch as normal but her arms were by her sides instead of on the cradle. During the 30 seconds conversation that took place about her arm placement I realised that something was seriously wrong!  Hazel had suffered a stroke.  I immediately dialled 999 and the paramedics and ambulance arrived within minutes.  Being with her at that moment, having the immediate attention that she needed and the follow up care that was provided by the Stroke Unit at Lincoln County Hospital made all the difference.  Hazel made a full recovery and was soon back home doing her daily The Times crossword.  Her brain was as sharp as ever and her mobility was no worse than it was before she suffered the stroke.  There is no doubt in my mind that my quick phone call and the rapid response by the emergency services saved Hazel from suffering irreversible damage. Hazel died of old age at 92.  I still miss you hazel X

Stroke 

“Still Here, Still Safe, Still Open”click on the picture to wee the Lincolnshire Stroke Unit video 

F, A, S, T.

  1. Face (first check for facial weakness. The face may have drooped on one side.  The person may not be able to smile.  Mouth or eye may have drooped)
  2. Arms (check for arm weakness.  The person may not be able to lift both arms)
  3. Speech (check for impaired or garbled speech)
  4. Time (dial 999)

Stay Safe