In the south Kesteven district of Lincolnshire lays the small market town called Grantham. Grantham is the birthplace of the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher and also Isaac Newton attended school here. The market town is packed with history and culture and both beautiful and quaint.
Grantham has some of its own traditions that take place every year; these are Grantham Parade and the Grantham Festival that are fun to observe and to join in with. Until 1962 they used to hold a pig drive which included pig farmers who would move there pigs to greener areas. The pig was stopped because it was seen as dangerous, even though this tradition had been around since 1755.
The nature in Grantham is beautiful and encompasses various birdlife and scenery, with marshes, the river Witham and forests. There is also some striking architecture in the area that includes old churches and modern buildings. (more...)