Trains, Tractors and Tanks – Saturday 11th October

Grantham, 1949, crop

Grantham Museum, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham, NG31 6PY will be host to a family event on Saturday 11th October on the theme of ‘Trains, Tractors and Tanks’.

The event has been organised by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology and will include a programme of talks and films at 11.00am which will be repeated again at 1.30pm. The programme will include two short films, a 1908 film showing Ruston Excavators and one showing the World’s first caterpillar tractor in the 1920’s. Stewart Squires will present an illustrated talk called ‘The train journey from Grantham to Lincoln’. The Water Supply of Country Houses with a focus on nearby Belton House, is the subject of the second talk presented by Chris Lester.

For younger visitors there will be craft activities, including making a card tank, designing a ‘Road Race Game’, colouring, and listening to the story of ‘Spencer the Express train’

Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the the Society ‘Past and Present’ exhibition which is currently on show. The Past and Present Project has been supported by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Craft activities will be available from just after 10.00am when the Museum opens.

Visitors will also be able to explore the Museum and visit the coffee shop.

Admission is FREE with a small charge for craft activities.


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