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Lincolnshire Memories: Grantham through the years

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Lincolnshire Reporter has searched through archive footage to bring you shots of Grantham through the years.

The footage, published by the British Film Institute and Lincolnshire Film Archive shows an array of images from as early as 1900, giving us a taste of what Grantham was like back in the day.

Take a look back at some of the footage we have come across:


1900

Photo: British Film Institute

Photo: British Film Institute

The shows the all-male workforce at this factory in Grantham.

Here, you can see workers both young and old walking through the gates.

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1937

May 29, 1937. RAF Empire Air Day in Grantham.

First impressions show that Grantham is air minded.

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1976

This video was filmed when news came in that textile giant Courtaulds was closing its Wolsey factory in Grantham.

The job of speaking up for the town was taken up by the Wolsey women, who were in a fighting mood and preparing for a sit-in protest.

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1977

The video shows celebrations on St Peter’s Hill during the Silver Jubilee in 1977.

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Also see: Lincolnshire Memories: Boston through the decades


Do you have any images or footage of Lincolnshire from the past? Send them in to us by emailing [email protected]