A blue plaque was unveiled on Thursday 9th November 2017 in honour of the man who founded Grantham Museum, Henry Preston.

The plaque was unveiled by Grantham Civic Society Chairman, Courtney Finn with Grantham Mayor Cllr. Mike Cook, his wife Marjorie Cook and Father Stuart Craddock.


Mr Finn said: “Henry Preston was an amazing man. He taught technical evening classes as early as 1874 and founded the Grantham Scientific Society in 1890 and with it Grantham Museum. Its new building, opened by Henry, was completed in 1926 and of course it is still here today.”

Mr Preston was born in 1852 and lived and contributed to the town until the day he died at his home at 52, Cambridge Street in 1940.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.