Say high to the future! Leave a legacy at the top of Grantham’s tallest church

Work on spire at St Wulfram's church, Grantham. Top section being removed Picture  by Roger Graves
Work on spire at St Wulfram's church, Grantham. Top section being removed Picture by Roger Graves
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Grantham people are being invited to leave a legacy for future generations - at the top of the spire of St Wulfram’s Parish Church.

A time capsule is to be placed at the top of the spire, which is being repaired.

The high-tech format for the historical record will be in sharp contrast to its 700-year-old surroundings.

Only digital contributions can be accepted for the time capsule, which is intended to give future generations an idea of what life was like in our town today.

The idea for the time capsule comes from members of The St Wulfram’s Save Our Spire Campaign.

Chairman Jean Parker said: “People may have noticed that the spire is growing again and depending on the weather we now expect the rebuilding to end around the end of November.

“Before the top of the spire is rebuilt, we should like to insert a time capsule of digital material, mostly about Grantham.

“We are hoping people will hand in any suitable material - digital only - to the Parish Office on weekday mornings during the next couple of weeks.

“The dismantling of the scaffolding will follow but it is likely to be the new year before it has to be taken down.”

The £600,000 repair project has involved removing and rebuilding the damaged top 40ft of the spire, where corroded cast iron tiles are being replaced with stainless steel.

The 86m high spire is regarded as a national landmark and proud symbol for Grantham.

The work has been paid for thanks to grants and a successful appeal which received tremendous local support.