See Ye Olde Inns and Pubs at Grantham Library exhibition

Angel and Royal, Grantham

Angel and Royal, Grantham

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A new exhibition looking at the history of Grantham’s pubs and inns has been launched at the town’s library.

Ye Olde Inns and Public Houses of Grantham Past showcases mostly unseen archives from Grantham Library. It is on display in the building’s foyer until January.

The Angel - Grantham Library exhibition.

The Angel - Grantham Library exhibition.

The exhibit covers the historical coaching inn, The Angel, famous for being the oldest inn in the country and having connections with the Knights Templar.

Also featured is The George, another former coaching inn, which has long been associated with Charles Dickens and his novel Nicholas Nickleby.

Janet Davies, team leader at Grantham Library, said: “More than 100 public houses sprang up by the turn of the century, largely to accommodate the increasing number of labourers from local industries.

“Many of these establishments have long since disappeared through demolition and regeneration but the subject is still of great historical interest among the town’s locals.”