Grantham

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Grantham is an English town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire.wikipedia
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South Kesteven

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Grantham is an English town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire.
It covers Grantham, Stamford, Bourne and Market Deeping.

River Witham

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It straddles the London–Edinburgh East Coast Main Line and the River Witham and is bounded to the west by the A1 north–south trunk road.
It rises south of Grantham close to South Witham at, passes Lincoln at and at Boston,, flows into The Haven, a tidal arm of The Wash, near RSPB Frampton Marsh.

A1 road (Great Britain)

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It straddles the London–Edinburgh East Coast Main Line and the River Witham and is bounded to the west by the A1 north–south trunk road.
It passes through or near North London, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, Baldock, Letchworth Garden City, Huntingdon, Peterborough, Stamford, Grantham, Newark-on-Trent, Retford, Doncaster, York, Ripon, Darlington, Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Margaret Thatcher

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Grantham is known as the birthplace of UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, for educating Isaac Newton at the King's School, as the birthplace of the UK's first female police officer, Edith Smith in 1914, and for making the UK's first running diesel engine in 1892 and tractor in 1896.
Margaret Hilda Roberts was born on 13 October 1925, in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Eleanor cross

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An Eleanor Cross was later erected in the town, although its precise location has not been identified.
The crosses stood at Lincoln, Grantham and Stamford, all in Lincolnshire; Geddington and Hardingstone in Northamptonshire; Stony Stratford in Buckinghamshire; Woburn and Dunstable in Bedfordshire; St Albans and Waltham (now Waltham Cross) in Hertfordshire; Cheapside in London; and Charing (now Charing Cross) in Westminster.

The King's School, Grantham

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Grantham is known as the birthplace of UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, for educating Isaac Newton at the King's School, as the birthplace of the UK's first female police officer, Edith Smith in 1914, and for making the UK's first running diesel engine in 1892 and tractor in 1896.
The King's School is a British grammar school with academy status for boys, in the market town of Grantham, in Lincolnshire, England.

Barrowby

A number of flint blades have been found, including from near Welham Street to the south-east of the town centre and from near Barrowby where a macehead has also been found.
It is 2 mi west of Grantham town centre in a position overlooking the Vale of Belvoir.

Thomas Paine

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Thomas Paine worked there as an excise officer in the 1790s.
In December 1762, he became an Excise Officer in Grantham, Lincolnshire; in August 1764, he was transferred to Alford, also in Lincolnshire, at a salary of £50 per annum.

Boston, Sleaford and Midland Counties Railway

The Boston, Sleaford and Midland Counties Railway arrived in 1857.
The Boston, Sleaford and Midland Counties Railway opened a railway line between Grantham and Boston, through Sleaford, England.

Lincolnshire

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Grantham is an English town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire.
Several major engineering companies developed in Lincoln, Gainsborough and Grantham to support those changes.

East Coast Main Line

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It straddles the London–Edinburgh East Coast Main Line and the River Witham and is bounded to the west by the A1 north–south trunk road.
The line is mainly quadruple track from London to Stoke Tunnel, south of Grantham with two double track sections, one near Welwyn North Station where it crosses the Digswell Viaduct and passes through two tunnels.

The Old Barracks, Grantham

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The town has a long military history dating back to the completion of the Old Barracks in 1858.
The Old Barracks is a former military installation in Sandon Road, Grantham.

St Vincents Hall

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During the Dambuster Raids Royal Air Force missions in May 1943, the RAF Bomber Command's No. 5 Group and the operation HQ was in St Vincents, a building which was later owned by Aveling-Barford and housed a district council planning department.
St Vincents Hall is a Gothic Revival mansion in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, built in 1868 for the industrialist Richard Hornsby, who founded Richard Hornsby & Sons, engine and machinery manufacturer.

No. 5 Group RAF

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During the Dambuster Raids Royal Air Force missions in May 1943, the RAF Bomber Command's No. 5 Group and the operation HQ was in St Vincents, a building which was later owned by Aveling-Barford and housed a district council planning department.
In October 1937, the group headquarters was moved to St Vincents Hall in Grantham.

Prince William of Gloucester Barracks

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After closure, RAF Spitalgate became the Territorial Army Royal Logistic Corps Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, named after Prince William of Gloucester.
Prince William of Gloucester Barracks is a military installation near Grantham in Lincolnshire.

RAF Spitalgate

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RAF Spitalgate trained pilots during both world wars, initially as a Royal Flying Corps establishment.
RAF Spitalgate formerly known as RFC Station Grantham and RAF Station Grantham was a Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force station, located 2 mi south east of the centre of Grantham, Lincolnshire, England fronting onto the main A52 road.

RAF Regiment

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The RAF Regiment was formed just north-east of the town in parts of Londonthorpe and Harrowby Without during December 1941 with its headquarters at RAF Belton Park which is recognised as the birthplace of the Corps.
During the Second World War, with its first headquarters established at RAF Belton Park, Grantham, Lincolnshire, the RAF Regiment came into existence, in name, on 1 February 1942.

Grantham College

In the town, Hornsby's built Elsham House (the grounds became Grantham College) and the Shirley Croft.
Grantham College is a further education and Sixth Form college in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England.

RAF Belton Park

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The RAF Regiment was formed just north-east of the town in parts of Londonthorpe and Harrowby Without during December 1941 with its headquarters at RAF Belton Park which is recognised as the birthplace of the Corps.
Belton Park is located 2 mi north of the centre of Grantham, Lincolnshire, England.

Great Gonerby

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It was the scene in 1643 of Oliver Cromwell's first win over Royalists during the English Civil War, at Gonerby Moor.
It is situated less than 1 mi north from Grantham.

Edith Smith (police officer)

Edith Smith
Grantham is known as the birthplace of UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, for educating Isaac Newton at the King's School, as the birthplace of the UK's first female police officer, Edith Smith in 1914, and for making the UK's first running diesel engine in 1892 and tractor in 1896.
She was concerned with trying to reduce the number of prostitutes in Grantham who were attracted there by the nearby army base.

BMARC

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British Manufacture and Research Company (British Marc Ltd or BMARC), on Springfield Road, made munitions, notably the Hispano cannon for the Spitfire and Hurricane from 1937 onwards.
It was based on a 60 acre site on Springfield Road (part of the A607) in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Machine Gun Corps

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The Belton Park estate had been the training centre for the Machine Gun Corps from November 1915.
A depot and training centre was established at Belton Park in Grantham, Lincolnshire, and a base depôt at Camiers in France.

Ruston (engine builder)

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In 1918 Hornsby's amalgamated with Rustons and the company became Ruston & Hornsby.
On 11 September 1918, Ruston, Proctor and Company merged with Richard Hornsby & Sons of Grantham to become Ruston and Hornsby Ltd (R&H).

Richard Hornsby & Sons

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The company was renamed Richard Hornsby (1790–1864) & Sons when Seaman retired in 1828.
The company was founded when Hornsby opened a blacksmith's in Grantham, Lincolnshire, in 1815 with Richard Seaman, after joining Seaman's business in 1810.