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Britain By Car - A Motoring History


A market town, on the banks of the River Trent, with a remarkable history.  For five weeks, in the year 1013, it was named capital of England and Denmark, as the Danish leader Sweyn Forkbeard and his heir, Cnut, took up residence following their victory over the Anglo- Saxons and the flight of King Ethelred.

Gainsborough has a long history of heavy industry, although little of this remains today; however one of its main attractions is the Old Hall.  Dating back to the 15th century, it is one of the best preserved medieval manor houses in the country.

Rose National

Rose Bros. The Albion Engineering Works, Ropery Road, Gainsborough.

1903 – 1906.