A very high River Witham in Wyndham Park yesterday. Photos by Darren Eaton
Photos by Rigger Mortiss
In February 2020, Grantham Museum will be holding an exhibition dedicated to 145 years of Grantham Town Football Club.
Grantham Museum will explore the whole history of the club, telling the stories from the fans, the management, the highs and the lows. But Grantham Museum needs your help.
The unique history of this club is owned by the fans and Grantham Museum wants to be able to share it with everyone.
As such, the Museum is asking if any fans will be willing to loan any memorabilia, stories, photographs, videos and anything that will help put the entire picture together.
David Burling, Museum Chairman says “The Gingerbreads have such a vibrant history and a loyal fan base. We want to be able to do the club justice and tell the whole story. With the club in it’s 145th season, it seems right that we create this exhibition as a celebration of that longevity”.
Nigel Wedgewood, Chairman of Grantham FC says “As Grantham Town Football Club enters into its 145th year of having a football team representing this great town, we are extremely proud to be asked by Grantham Museum to exhibit our fantastic history from being at London Road to our present home at the Meres.
I am sure there will so be many memories out there in the town, that people have in lofts, garages and cupboards, for which we would urge you to let us borrow for a few months, and there may even be a lost few cups out there, which have been won since 1874.
There has been so much happen to the club over this period and as we enter into this new decade and the club wanting to really engage and help with the local community, we really do thank the museum for wanting to showcase the gingerbreads and really look forward it!”
You can contact the Museum on 01476 568783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact them via Facebook and Twitter, just search Grantham Museum.
Robert Holland Funeral Directors has just finished their Christmas Window displays.
This year there are two.
The first is a traditional Nativity Scene and the second is the ever popular “Animals in a winter wonderland”
They are using the windows to raise money for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice. if you are passing please stop by to see the windows and maybe make a small donation to the wonderful St. Barnabas Hospice.
Bikers were out in force today – many of them dressed in seasonal clothes – for the annual Toy Run which runs from Bottesford-Grantham-Melton Mowbray, where they distribute Christmas gifts for the two towns’ underprivilaged youngsters.
The reason for no trains on the mainline through Grantham for half of this weekend, track replacement work at South Parade bridge.
eaturing Olivia Coleman as the Queen, the actress taking over the role from Claire Foy is shown having dinner in Belvoir’s State Dining Room before retiring to the opulent surroundings of the Elizabeth Saloon, widely considered to be the most beautiful and picturesque room in the Castle.
Helena Bonham Carter, who takes on the role of Princess Margaret, is shown outside with the turreted Regency Castle standing in for Windsor looking magnificent in its hilltop location.
Belvoir Castle has featured in all three series of the worldwide blockbuster charting the ups and downs of the British royal family. The new series of The Crown launched on Netflix on 17 November.
The Castle is launching a Crown inspired Afternoon Tea for 2020 offering a wonderful opportunity to take tea in the State Dining Room, one of the locations used for the filming of the blockbuster royal historical drama. Available to book online for Mother’s Day (22 March 2020) and National Afternoon Tea Week (10-16 August 2020).
There will also be a special ‘The Crown’ guided tour to find out all about the behind the scenes filming offered once a day at weekends during Castle opening.
The Netflix cast and crew have spent over a month filming at the Leicestershire castle filming key scenes both inside and out. Previous series saw several of the Castle’s most opulent rooms feature including the Elizabeth Saloon and the Regent’s Gallery.
Her Grace, The Duchess of Rutland, said: “It was a great honour to have The Crown filming in our home for a third season. We are delighted to have some of the best costume makers and directors using Belvoir and some of our favourite rooms, such as the Elizabeth Saloon, used as replicas for Windsor Castle scenes. We wish this series as with all the previous series huge success.”
Visitors can step in the shoes of the cast and see just why the Castle is such a favourite with TV & Film directors with other credits including Young Victoria starring Emily Blunt, the Da Vinci Code and Victoria and Abdul starring Judi Dench.
Crowning a hill in rural Leicestershire, Belvoir Castle has been the home to the Duke of Rutland’s family since 1067. With extraordinary views the castle remains as one of the most magnificent and beautiful Regency houses in England.
The ancestral home is the fourth castle to stand on the site and was built in the early 1800s for the 5th Duke and Duchess of Rutland.
The Castle and Gardens are open this Christmas (25-29 Nov and 1-6 Dec 2019) and on selected dates from 1 March 2020 with tickets now available online as well as an annual pass for unlimited visits throughout the year.
For opening dates, visit www.belvoircastle.com/plan-your-visit/opening-times
Photos taken around Wundham Park this morning by Jacqui Wood
The annual Remembrance Garden, St Peter’s Hill, was closed for another year yesterday lunch time.
Here are some photos of the event by ex-serviceman Dave Jones