Bygone books, a walking tour and new Grantham industries signboard

A draft image of how Richard Coppin's latest sigbboard might look.
A draft image of how Richard Coppin's latest sigbboard might look.
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Grantham Civic Society and Rivercare will have a book stall in the Isaac Newton Shopping Centre on Saturday, 10am-1pm, to mark National Civic Day.

They will be selling copies of The Bygone Grantham series of books, at £5 each, written many years ago by the late Michael Pointer and filled with old photographs of the town. Proceeds will go towards further Blue Plaques and heritage signboards.

Photos of St Wulfram’s spire taken by Roger Graves will also be on sale, with proceeds going to the spire fund.

At 10.30am, there will be a free, hour-long walking heritage tour of the town centre led by the civic society. It sets of from the Isaac Newton statue in St Peter’s Hill and ends at St Wulfram’s Church where the coffee shop is open and a recital begins at 11.30am. Anyone wishing to join the walk is asked to call 01476 572506 or email

* The next heritage information board will be about Grantham’s historic industries and pictured is artist Richard Coppin’s draft of what it might look like.

Members of the Grantham Civic Society plan to encourage town companies to contribute towards the £3,600 cost, along with shops who occupy the London Road part of town where Ruston and Hornsby factory was located.