New exhibition on the Battle of Gainsborough at the Heritage Centre

Sir Charles Cavendish who was killed at the Battle of Gainsborough. Photo: G5 Paintings
Sir Charles Cavendish who was killed at the Battle of Gainsborough. Photo: G5 Paintings

A new exhibition commemorating the 375th anniversary of the Battle of Gainsborough, which took place during the English Civil War, has opened at Gainsborough Heritage Centre.

At the start of the Civil War, Gainsborough was a small market town but important due to its small inland port where industry flourished and also a good crossing point with the River Trent.

The battle itself was between the Royalists and the Parliamentarians, which ended in victory for the Parliamentarians and Oliver Cromwell, while the Royalists commander, 23 year-old Sir Charles Cavendish (pictured) was killed.

The Heritage Centre is open every Tuesday 10am until 4pm, Saturday 10am until 4pm and Sunday 11am until 4pm.

The exhibition runs until September 1.