Blue Plaque unveiled for Museum Founder

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.

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