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1928 -1933 Algernon Augustus Markham M.A., Vicar
1931 Hutchinson window by Kempe & Co More info
1933 -1939 Geoffrey Hodgson Ward M.A., Vicar
1939 -1958 Charles Harold Leeke M.A., Vicar
1941 The Bishop of Lincoln attended the funerals of the first air raid victims in Grantham
1946 The top 40ft of the spire was removed and rebuilt
1946 The bells were taken down and recast
1951 The whole of the church was lit by electricity for the first time
1952 Formation of Friends of St Wulfram's More info
1956 The remaining eight niches on the west front were filled with statues. More info
1958 -1977 Graham Rogers Sansbury M.A., Vicar
1958 -1959 Demolition of the Victorian east and west wings of the Vicarage
1960 Dedication of the Chapel of St Michael
1966 Dedication of Church Hall beside the Vicarage
1966 Controversy about removing stained glass from Bradley memorial window on safety grounds
1967 -1969 Laying up of the Machine Gun Corps colours and dedication of memorial tablet and book of remembrance
1969 Porter Window by L C Evetts More info
1970 Hall window by John Hayward More info
1972 Team Ministry formed in Grantham; Vicar becomes Rector
1972 Organ enlarged by Cousins of Lincoln


1925 Margaret Hilda Roberts, later Margaret Thatcher, born at North Parade, Grantham
1926 Purpose-built Library & Museum built on St Peter's Hill
1929 Baptist Church on Wharf Rd rebuilt
1930 Size of Grantham increased by 1,000 hectares More info
1931 The population was 19,630, slightly lower than in 1911
1939 -1945 386 alerts, almost 3,000 properties destroyed and nearly 100 people killed in Grantham during WWII More info
1941 -1942 Headquarters of No 5 Group Bomber Command in Grantham
1961 Grantham Civic Trust founded
1963 Quincentenary Celebrations - 500 yrs since Grantham's Incorporation as a Borough
1968 Church of the Ascension, Harrowby
1972 The Granada closed, leaving Grantham without a cinema More info
1974 Local Government reorganisation took away Grantham's borough status. More info
1975 Church of the Epiphany, Earlesfield


1929 Collapse of New York Stock Market, beginning of world economic depression
1939 -1945 Second World War
1946 First meeting of the United Nations General Assembly
1948 Gandhi assassinated in New Delhi
1957 Russians launch first earth-orbiting satellite 'Sputnik'
1961 First man to orbit the earth - Yuri Gagarin of Russia
1963 President J F Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas
1967 First successful heart transplant by Dr C Barnard in South Africa
1968 Martin Luther King Jr assassinated at Memphis
1969 First man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong
1973 Great Britain enters the European Economic Community


Edward VIII Crowned 1936 Died 1936 1936 Abdication of Edward VIII Windsor
George VI Crowned 1936 Died 1952 1939-1945 World War II Windsor
Elizabeth II Crowned 1953 Reigning 1973 Britain joins the Common Market (now the EU) Windsor