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1875 Window in memory of Mrs Elizabeth Bradley. More info
1876 New clock put in the tower, by Gillett & Bland of Croydon
1877 Quarter jacks to the new clock first used
1877 Restoration of the North Porch More info
1878 Rev William Glaister, Curate of Grantham, writes "The Life and Times of St Wulfram, Bishop & Missionary" More info
1879 -1883 Cecil Edward Fisher M.A., Vicar
1880 William & Sarah King memorial window
1881 South Porch restored
1881 -1883 Stained Glass window at East End and Reredos installed More info
1883 -1905 William Glaister M.A., Vicar
1883 -1884 Spire was struck by lightning and top 20ft rebuilt with copper lightning conductor and restored weather vane
1884 Porch room housing the Trigge Library restored
1885 King Window by Kempe More info
1888 Peal of 10 bells in tower rehung in a new frame of Danzig Oak More info
1893 -1894 Books in Trigge Library repaired under the direction of Canon Hector Nelson
1897 Eaton window by Kempe More info
1899 Restoration of the Crypt Chapel
1899 Wooden font cover to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, designed by Walter Tapper
1902 -1902 Reredos enlarged, designed by Walter Tapper
1905 -1910 Welbore McCarthy D.D., Vicar


1875 The first Grantham Carnival More info
1875 Bridge End Wesleyan Chapel
1879 The Extension Act passed, allowing the town to increase in size More info
1880 St Saviour's Mission Church
1884 The market cross was taken down and replaced by a granite obelisk More info
1884 St Anne's Iron Church, the 'Tin Tabernacle', New Somerby
1892 Statue of Frederick James Tollemache unveiled on St Peter's Hill More info
1896 Salvation Army Citadel built on London Road
1901 Grantham's Population was over 17,000
1906 A rail crash just outside Grantham station killed 14, injured 17.
1907 St Anne's Church New Somerby rebuilt
1915 Machine Gun Corps founded in Grantham
1915 Edith Smith became Britain's first official policewoman with powers of arrest More info
1916 Grantham's first purpose-built cinema, the Picture House on St Peter's Hill
1922 Severe flooding when the River Witham and the Mowbeck burst their banks
1922 49% of the working population was unemployed
1925 Margaret Hilda Roberts, later Margaret Thatcher, born at North Parade, Grantham


1899 -1902 Boer War between England and the Boers in South Africa
1900 Foundation of the British Labour Party
1903 First flight by Wright brothers
1904 -1914 Suffragette activity, to gain votes for women, at its height in England
1904 -1914 Panama Canal constructed successfully
1906 -1909 Social reforms, including unemployment exchanges, free school meals and pensions for over 70's.
1908 -1927 Model T Ford Car
1914 -1918 First World War


Edward VII Crowned 1901 Died 1910 1904 Entente Cordiale Saxe-Coburg Gotha
George V Crowned 1910 Died 1936 1914-1918 World War I Windsor