Video: Plaque commemorates Queen Eleanor’s Grantham connection

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A stone plaque was unveiled on Saturday to commemorate Queen Eleanor whose funeral cortege passed through Grantham in 1290.

Ruby Stuckey MBE unveiled the plaque at the Guildhall in St Peter’s Hill yesterday, following an introduction by Courtney Finn, chairman of Grantham Civic Society.

At the unveiling of the plaque to commemorate Queen Eleanor are, from left, Coun Ian Selby, Mayor of Grantham Coun Jackie Smith, Ruby Stuckey MBE, and Grantham Civic Society chairman Courtney Finn. Photo: 0337A

At the unveiling of the plaque to commemorate Queen Eleanor are, from left, Coun Ian Selby, Mayor of Grantham Coun Jackie Smith, Ruby Stuckey MBE, and Grantham Civic Society chairman Courtney Finn. Photo: 0337A

Eleanor was the wife of Edward 1. Following her death, Edward ordered that a cross be erected in each town where her funeral cortege stopped for the night on its way from Lincoln to London. The cortege stayed in Grantham on December 4 and a cross was put up in St Peter’s Hill. It was destroyed during the English Civil War.