Frank Baxter (1908-1996)
BORN at Irnham, sport played a big role in Frank Baxter’s life.
The eldest of nine children, he began his career as a joiner on Irnham Estate.
After the end of the Second World War, he formed a joiner and decorating business, Baxter Bros, with his three brothers.
As a cricketer, he played for Irnham, Corby Glen, Harlaxton and Belton Park.
But is sporting reputation was made off the pitch, as a director of Grantham Football Club for 28 years, 18 of them as chairman.
He even found time in the 1970s to build the bench-seating for the northern stand at the club’s London Road Ground.
He also liked music and played both violin and banjoleli in the 1930s, as a member of both the Olympian Band and the Accordian Bandits.