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Grantham is a bustling market town with a long and distinguished history that belies it modest size. The town is situated in the south west of the county of Lincolnshire and is surrounded by rich agricultural land and many picturesque villages and hamlets that are so typical of the area. 

Grantham was a Royal Manor at the time the Doomsday Book was compiled and the town is mentioned in the book itself. 

 

Around the town there are many landmarks that act as a reminder of the past.

Grantham was the centre of communication routes in the past and the town was a favourite stop for noblemen and kings who would stop in the town and use the many Inns and hostelries as they journeyed through the town by stagecoach. The Angel and Royal Hotel is evidence of this because it was chosen as a court by King John and is said to be the oldest inn in England.

Later on in history the Industrial Revolution brought the canal from Nottingham in 1796 and later in the middle of the nineteenth century the railway emerged. Grantham was a junction and an important refuelling stop on the Great Northern Railway and later the LNER main east coast line between London and Edinburgh. Even today Grantham remains on the East coast main line.
Grantham's most famous son is Sir Isaac Newton who was educated at the local boys grammar school. Newton went on to become famous for discovering the laws of gravity. So to more modern times and Grantham can boast a famous daughter. Margaret Thatcher, the first ever woman to hold the office of British Prime Minister, was born and educated in the town. 
Today Grantham is twinned with the German town of Sankt Augustin and many events are organised to promote friendship between the two towns. Grantham is a thriving modern town that has managed to keep the charm of its illustrious past.