Saturday, April 22, 2017


You can take a train from Brigg, Kirton Lindsey or Barnetby and enjoy a "dramatic" day out.
BBC's Wolf Hall costumes are to go on display at an historic Lincolnshire venue.
And you can catch a direct train on Saturdays to see them at Gainsborough's number one tourist attraction, which is open from 10.30am to 5pm at weekends.
Using his many contacts and social media expertise, We expect that Brigg Line campaigner Paul Johnson will be 'on board' with us in promoting the benefits of taking the train to view the exhibition.


Costumes from the critically acclaimed BBC drama Wolf Hall will be coming to Gainsborough Old Hall from 29 April to 28 August.
The Tudor costumes have been lent to the Old Hall by Angels Costumes, a specialist supplier for stage and screen, promising a treat for fans of drama, history and fashion.
The historical smash hit was shown on BBC Two in January 2015, telling the story of Thomas Cromwell's rise to fame in the court of Henry VIII.
Jon Hogan, public engagement manager, said: "Henry VIII himself stayed at Gainsborough Old Hall with his fifth wife Catherine Howard in 1541, making it the perfect setting to see these magnificent Tudor costumes.
"Wolf Hall was celebrated by critics for its historical accuracy, and the costumes are a brilliant example. They're impressive replicas of the clothes we know were worn by Henry VIII and his courtiers."
Following a winter stint at York's Barley Hall, the costumes will be on display in The Upper Great Chamber of Gainsborough Old Hall.
Stars of the show have had massive success since it aired. Claire Foy was BAFTA nominated for her part as Anne Boleyn. She has gone on to win a Golden Globe for her part as The Queen in Netflix drama The Crown. Damian Lewis was BAFTA nominated for his part as Henry VIII. Mark Rylance who played Thomas Cromwell was awarded a BAFTA for his part in the production while also nominated for Golden Globe and an EMMY.
Entry to the exhibition is included in the Gainsborough Old Hall entry price, Adults £7.40, Concessions £5.90, Children £4.20 (5-17), Family Ticket (two adults and up to three children) £19.00, Under 5s FREE.
Find out more about the Old Hall and other events coming up at 
Gainsborough Old Hall was built in the 1460s and is one of the country's best-preserved medieval manor houses. It is located on Parnell Street, DN21 2NB.

Image credit: Company Productions

1 comment:

Ken Harrison said...

Yes, but not the complete story...King Richard III (the one found in a Leicester car-park), killed at Bosworth, also visited GOH.
In addition, GOB was once the home of Catherine Parr..a subsequent wife of HVIII.