Stan Matthews, of Buckminster Gardens in Grantham, is the foremost authority on the town’s musicians and entertainers.
Stan was born in Grantham and educated at the Huntingtower Road Infant School and the Boys’ Central School. He completed his national service in the Army and upon demob he joined engineering company Aveling Barford before finally serving as a prison officer.
Stan is not only knowledgeable on Grantham performers but also on those who have visited our town to entertain. Over the years he has written numerous books, including four instalments of Grantham All Stars covering 1900 to 2000, and Grantham Rock, focusing on entertainers who visited the town between ‘50 and ‘70.