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Interesting facts about Grantham
- Edith Smith who patrolled the streets of Grantham was the first policewoman to be granted full powers of arrest in Great Britain 100 years ago and was a Lincolnshire woman. Her main duties were to deal with the frivolous girls who sold their bodies on the streets, and the former midwife worked seven days a week for two years from 1915-17.
- Sir Isaac Newton English mathematician and physicist was born in a manor house at Woolsthorpe, near Grantham, in 1642, where he made many of his most important discoveries about light and gravity during the plague years of 1666-7. Visitors to the National Trust property can still see the famous apple tree that inspired his thoughts on gravity from one of the bedroom windows.
- St Wulfram’s Church is a parish church with the scale of a cathedral, with the sixth highest spire in the country. Most of the stonework is from the 13th to the 16th centuries but the origins of this building are Saxon. Around the nave, especially in the arcades of the north aisle, there are traces of the Norman building. The steps down to the crypt via the 15th-century staircase, have become inverted by wear. The crypt’s oak door and chests are Medieval, while the stone in front of the altar has also been worn away by centuries of pilgrims.
- This Grantham canal opened in 1797 to transport coal from the Nottinghamshire Coalfield to Grantham. The canal is 33 miles long and extends to West Bridgford where it meets the River Trent. Its located in the southwest of Grantham you can begin a trip along the towpath of the Grantham Canal. The last barges travelled the canal in 1929, and after decades of decay two long sections have been restored for narrowboats since the 1970s. A large part of the towpath is included in the nine and a half mile Grantham to Bottlesford Railway Walk.
- Grantham is a market and industrial town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies about twenty three miles south of Lincoln, and twenty two miles east of Nottingham and thirty four miles north of Peterborough. In 2016 the population was put at almost forty five thousand people
- Grantham is known as the birthplace of the former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher