Face of Grantham
The Changing Face of Grantham is a fascinating
account of the places, events and people that have
shaped the history of the town over the last 100 years.
Over 300 photographs provide a graphic record of the
generations who have lived and worked here, and they
also show streets and thoroughfares, houses and public
buildings, shops and factories that have vanished
or been altered almost beyond recognition.
Published to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding
of the Grantham Journal, the book uses the
newspaper’s unrivalled collection of photographs
to tell the story of the town and its people. Most
aspects of Grantham’s daily life in the past
are recalled – hospitals and schools, work and
sports, shopping and church-going. Extraordinary episodes
are remembered, as well as remarkable individuals
who contributed so much to the tradition of the town.
The photographs, and John Pinchbeck’s expert
commentary, give a unique insight into the town’s
ongoing history as it was seen through the eyes of
the Grantham Journal all those years ago.