Photo postcards were found during family history research

Grantham Canal.
Grantham Canal.
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FAMILY history enthusiast Peter Reichelt came across these cracking postcard shots of Grantham while researching his own family tree.

The first shows Grantham Canal at Harlaxton Drift.

The nurses' home in Castlegate, Grantham.

The nurses' home in Castlegate, Grantham.

Peter said: “One of my indirect ancestors was the publican at the Gregory Arms in the 1890s and another was a coal merchant and charcoal burner on The Drift in the 1870s.

“Life looked so easy but I guess the work was hard.”

The bridge has changed but the buildings are still there.

The second photo shows the old nurses’ home in Castlegate, Grantham.

The photo shows that much has changed while some things have remained the same.

Peter explains: “The building is still there but the brick wall and wooden gate have gone. So have the cobbles on George Street. The Colmans Starch sign on the house at the top of East Street is no more, as are the buildings.

The slow pace of life is depicted by the horse and cart making its way up Castlegate near the Beehive Pub.”

l If you’ve got any old Grantham photos or postcards then bring them into the Journal office in Grantham High Street or e-mail: