Grantham Civic Society is making an appeal to find the granddaughter of Edith Smith, the first policewoman in the UK with full powers of arrest who served in Grantham.
The civic society is unveiling a blue plaque in honour of Edith on Sunday, October 19, in Edith Smith Way, and would like to invite her granddaughter, Margaret, to the event. The Journal ran an article on Margaret in 2006 when she visited Grantham and also a friend called Kathleen Clay who lived in Colsterworth and ran a bed and breakfast business there. Margaret lived in Folkestone at the time.
The unveiling of the plaque will be carried out by Lincolnshire Deputy Assistant Chief Constable Heather Roach at 2.30pm. If anybody knows Margaret and can help the civic society contact her, they should call Courtney Finn on 01476 572506. A film company will be at the unveiling. It is making a documentary to mark 100 years of women in the police force.