Nick Steptoe (1962-2008)
He studied his bricklaying City & Guilds at both Grantham and Lincoln colleges, as an apprentice with local builders Fosters.
After a spell at Ken Greasley’s, Bottesford, he went self-employed following the company’s liquidation.
His work took his across the country and into Europe.
But it was as a local sportsman he was best remembered.
He had spells with Barkston, Ancaster, Harrowby United, Gonerby United, Melton Town, Spalding Town.
He made his First team debut with Grantham Town in November 1985 at Leamington and played in many of that season’s games, up to his final appearance in April 1986 against Redditch United.
He played for Grantham United and on Sundays for Grantham Fire Station.
He also played cricket for Ropsley.