Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leap over St Wulfram’s in Grantham

"That's it girls. Show the boys how it should be done." Cartoon by Terry Shelbourne
"That's it girls. Show the boys how it should be done." Cartoon by Terry Shelbourne
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Terry Shelbourne has created this amusing cartoon to illustrate the upcoming ‘Jump Over the Weather Vane’ event - just one of the activities organised as part of Grantham’s Heritage weekend.

Children are invited to make the most of the once-in-a-lifetime chance to leap over St Wulfram’s vane while it is on the ground during renovations, and can do so from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, September 13.

The day will also include a WW1 exhibition and a display inside the church on how the spire became damaged and its repair work, while the rare opportunities continue as visitors can sign a new stone and buy old ones as a momento.

Moreover in the afternoon those aged between seven and 11 can take part in the ‘Come and be a chorister’ workshop, and the coffee shop will be open all day.

Also getting involved in the Heritage weekend is Grantham Museum, where family historians will help you discover your connections to the First World War on Friday, September 12.

The Great War will also be the focus as King’s School opens Isaac Newton’s old school room to the public with a display of First World War artefacts from the school’s archives on Saturday from 9.30am-2pm.

Then on Sunday Manthorpe Burial Ground will be open from 2pm-4pm , and Grantham Civic Society on hand with information.

Courtney Finn, of the civic society, said: “Heritage days bring people together and makes them more informed and more interested about the place where they live - and that makes them love it more. Grantham is very modest, but there is a lot to see here.”