A focus on Grantham’s rich and varied heritage on National Civic Day

Natiornal Civic Day in Grantham.
Natiornal Civic Day in Grantham.
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Grantham has a rich history and is a town to be proud of.

This was the message from Grantham Civic Society on Saturday as the group marked National Civic Day.

National Civic Day in Grantham.

National Civic Day in Grantham.

Members had a stall in the Isaac Newton Shopping Centre where they sold copies of The Bygone Grantham series of books, written by the late Michael Pointer, to fund further Blue Plaques and heritage signboards.

Meanwhile, photographs of St Wulfram’s Church taken by Roger Graves were sold in aid of the spire appeal.

The event was also used as an opportunity to highlight the work of Grantham Rivercare, made up of a group of volunteers who regularly clear litter from the River Witham.

Later that morning, an hour-long guided walking tour of the town centre set off from the Isaac Newton statue in St Peter’s Hill.

Courtney Finn, of Grantham Civic Society, said: “A good crowd of townspeople gathered. Dr John Manterfield conducted them around the town centre and explained buildings, events and people we celebrate in Grantham.

“John was the author of a PhD thesis in his student days on the history of Grantham and so has an unrivalled knowledge, especially of the Georgian era when a number of our finest buildings were erected.”

The tour ended at St Wulfram’s Church, where a recital took place.