Grantham Olympic of 1898

The Grantham Olympic side of 1898.

The Grantham Olympic side of 1898.

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THIS photograph is from 19th Century and features the Grantham Olympic football team.

The picture was sent in by Susan Stead of Bromley in Kent. The photograph once belonged to Mrs Stead’s grandfather, James Ainsworth Coe, who is pictured standing at the back on the left hand side.

It is believed the picture was taken in 1898.

Mrs Stead said: “My grandfather was born 1879 so must be about 20 in this picture.

“My father, his son, Jack Coe, would be interested in knowing if anyone recognises any of the other men in the photograph.

“James Coe was born at 25 West Parade, which became 52 Dysart Road. My father was also born there, and my sister too during the Second World War.

“My father is now approaching 102 and wonders whether the football team still exists.”

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