In May 2019, Grantham Museum launched a fundraising campaign to create a lasting exhibition to the first female police officer to have arresting powers in the UK.
Edith Smith was a pioneer and went on to have an active role in law enforcement in the Grantham area. We felt that it was time to create a fitting, permanent exhibition to her with Grantham Museum.
To do this we opened up the opportunity to the public to donate and “Buy a Brick” for the “cell wall” that will form part of the exhibition. Each brick to have the name of the person who donated along with a message of tribute to Edith if they chose to. These are displayed as part of the exhibit.
The exhibition was launched on February 27th 2020 by Ediths own Granddaughter – Margaret Smith – and ACC Kerrin Wilson of Lincolnshire Police…
As we continue to grow the exhibition funds will be required to secure future additions as well as maintaing the exhibit itself. You can donate below using PayPal (with an option to add your own tribute to Edith), in person at the Museum or by post (Cheque only, please do not send cash by post). Cheques made payable to Grantham Museum. Minimum donation is £1.