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QEHS students take German Exchange visitors on a tour of Marshall's Yard

QEHS students take German Exchange visitors on a tour of Marshall's Yard
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QEHS students take German Exchange visitors on a tour of Marshall's Yard

17 July 2018

Students from Queen Elizabeth’s High School and their German Exchange Visitors attended a special event at Marshall’s Yard last week.

The school runs an exchange programme each year with their twin town Cham in Germany and wanted to showcase to their visitors what Gainsborough had to offer before they returned home.

A buffet lunch was hosted by Marshall’s Yard and Centre Manager for Marshall’s Yard gave a talk to the students about the history and heritage of the Yard, why it’s such an integral part of the town’s landscape and what the centre is now in terms of its position within the local community and how the work of Dransfield Properties, developers and managing agents for the centre, continues to regenerate the area.

Centre Manager for Marshall’s Yard, Alison Shipperbottom, said: “It was great to welcome the students to Marshall’s Yard and talk about what we do here. The students were all challenged to take their Gainsborough ‘factoid’ drinks mats and photograph them in the most exotic place they could think of to promote how great our town is and we certainly hope to see some brilliant photos on social media in the coming weeks.”

“All stakeholders in the town are working extremely hard to push Gainsborough to reach its full potential – it’s never been such an exciting time to promote our town to existing Gainsborough young people and visitors, at whatever opportunity we get.”

As well as the new Travelodge hotel with ground floor Pontis Italian Kitchen completing this autumn, there are also a number of retail properties currently being renovated on Market Street with some strong interest being shown from independent businesses to take up these spaces once complete.

West Lindsey District Council have also secured £70,000 development grant which could pave the way to £1.8m in Townscape Heritage Initiative funding, which will see properties on Lord Street refurbished. In addition the council has secured a development partner and recently announced plans for a long awaited cinema and new restaurant outlets to join the town along with another 4,500 new homes generating £14m to the local economy.  

Head Teacher of Queen Elizabeth’s High School, David Allsop said: “Gainsborough is undergoing an exciting redevelopment and Marshall’s Yard was the start of that.  It was an honour to be able to show our visitors from Germany the quality of retail experience we have available in the Town.  The students were all impressed and our German guests stayed on in the afternoon to visit the shops and cafes in the Yard.  I would like to thank Alison and all of the team at Marshall’s Yard for hosting our visit”


For further information, contact:-

Alison Shipperbottom
Centre Manager, Marshall's Yard
Tel: 01427 810706


Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644