Grantham, The Grantham Dairy Co c.1900

Memories of Grantham


It was here that I and many of my school friends learned to swim, around about the time this photograph was taken. The water was always cold and the shape of the pool made length swimming impossible. Summer holidays were spent here too, sometimes it was so crowded little piles of clothes could be found all over the grass bank to the right - we were a hardy lot in those days!

I shall always remember the night in 1968 when I rode my motorcycle - an old BSA Bantam - over the A1 and it blew out on me. My parents used to live in Ickburgh in Norfolk (a little village between Brandon, Suffolk and Swaffham, Norfolk) and I was in the first year of a five year engineering (...Read full memory)

My last three years at school were spent in the small building at the centre of the picture. At the time what had previously been the Brownlow infants school was an annex to the Girl's Central School hidden behind building to the right. Both buildings now have another use as The Girls Central School was replaced by Walton Girls School on Kitty Briggs Lane back in the mid 1960s

I am SO grateful for this image as it set me off on my visit to Grantham to further research my ancestry. For me, it shows two properties of J.T. Broughton. My ancestors, Hackworth, married into the Broughton family and were in these properties at the time this image was taken. Very exciting. It has brought (...Read full memory)

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