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Grantham, originally a Roman settlement, Grantham means ‘Town on the sand’

Population 42,000 with a Metro of nearly 50,000

I think Grantham is very green...I think there is at least one tree for every building!

Its history per capita is amazing ;)

Isaac Newton was born on the outskirts and he lived and grew up in Grantham, He went to the ‘Kings School’ which is also where I went!

Margaret Thatcher was born here!

The worlds’ first police woman was part of the Grantham Police.

Was a major manufacture of shells and ammunition during WWII, many houses still bare the scars of salvages from out army, metal fences taken etc.; the town was heavily bombed by German planes…but all is well and out twin town is non other than Sankt Augustin Germany.

Some scenes from the film ‘The Haunting’ were shot here at Harlaxton Manor.

Belvoir Castle…is old!


I waded through nettles and dead rabbits to get this shot, Grantham skyline


Beverly Hills area…That’s what I call the place anyway.


Marriot Hotel…There are actually three 5 Star hotels in small Grantham.


Industrial Park


The ‘Rough Area’


Isaac Newton Pub, in front of a malt!


Grantham Train Station, Best Station of 1998


St Johns Church


Inside Sainsburys supermarket.


Beautiful area, bust a few hundred meters from the town centre.


I can’t spell his name…But this guy was a big politician over 100 years ago


Dead on a Sunday…the Isaac Newton Shopping Centre…Note the huge Clock with the Lion and apple tree!


A top hotel…was where public executions took place years ago ;)


I did an entire project in art on this street, so whenever I see it memories come flooding back!


Sign Post for tourists


Very European


Plaque on wall of the Kings School


Plaque on wall of Thatcher’s birth place.


Isaac Newton Statue in town centre!


Blue Pig, Lovely Tudor Pub


St Wulframs Church, 6th Tallest in UK


Belvoir Castle


Harlaxton Manor

I missed loads off, China Town, Little Italy, B&Q, McDonalds...

I took about 85% of the pics above today!
 

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lincolnshire. i love this area i go there when i visit my grandpartents, cheers eddyk
 

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eddyk said:
Isaac Newton was born on the outskirts and he lived and grew up in Grantham, He went to the ‘Kings School’ which is also where I went!
I take it they didn't teach spelling when you went there :D
 

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I blame microsoft word ;)

I also have these pics....







 

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New Construction


Again, dead street on Bank Holiday weekend

Not by me...

The Guildhall Arts Centre and Grantham Museum


Issac Statue again




The Train Station again...I did have a pic off the platfrom but I deleted it to make up space!
 

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That's where I used to go to the dentist...

Wasn't that blue pub previously the Gatehouse?

I remember meeting some (female) friends in there on a trip back to Grantham, and none of them thinking to tell me they were on a hen night. Really didn't need to see some bloke's knob that night...
 

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"Wasn't that blue pub previously the Gatehouse?"

I dont know...maybe, It has been the Playhouse for a few years now, I believe!
 

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looks like a relatively nice little town, I've been through on the train so many times, it's good to finally get an idea of what the town's actually like apart from the train station!
 

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Nice looking place :) Never really heard of it before. Is it in the south east?
Not really. I'd say East Midlands. Its level with The Wash (and don't dare ask me what that is!)
 

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I made this to show people on MSN where I live when they ask me....

And yes, East Midland, South Lincolnshire, and Level with the Wash

 

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There really was loads I missed off....but I havnt got a memory card for my camera so I could only get 27 pics!

Theres still a Castle/Fort place in the town, Hospital...

The Beehive

Its a small pub near the centre of town, and a tree outside right on the street has a real in use beehive in it.

The Stadium, Isaac Newtons school....the parks, bright yellow bowling alley...

Belton Woods - 5* Hotel, Spa, Golf Course
 

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eddyk said:
I made this to show people on MSN where I live when they ask me....

And yes, East Midland, South Lincolnshire, and Level with the Wash

You've put Grantham too far to the east and a bit too far south!

 

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Second pics closer!

Also missing out is the WORLDS LARGEST Next store which is pretty much half finished now!
 
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