In Famous Footsteps…

In famous footsteps...

Sir Isaac Newton – birthplace at Woolsthorpe Manor, family church in Colsterworth, schooled in Grantham, and discovered his most important theories of gravity, refraction of light, calculus and planetary motion at Woolsthorpe Manor in 1665-1667.

Margaret Thatcher – born above her parents’ grocer shop, head girl at Kesteven & Grantham Grammar School and became Prime Minster in 1979

Charles Worth – born and educated in Bourne until leaving for Paris to establish himself as a dress designer in 1845.

Raymond Mays – born in Bourne and the famous racing driver and founder member of British Racing Motors (BRM) and English Racing Automobiles (ERA), with Graham Hill winning the World Championship for them in 1962.


– all were born and raised in South Kesteven and remain legends in history


The following heritage centres can be integrated into your itinerary:

Bourne Heritage Centre, Bourne – displays on fashionista Charles Worth and racing driver Raymond Mays

Woolsthorpe Manor (National Trust) – birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton, with science discovery centre for hands-on fun to test the great man’s theories!

Grantham Museum – a fascinating museum with a large display and memorabilia of Margaret Thatcher from childhood to her days as Prime Minister.

Blue Plaque Guide of Grantham – follow our walking trail of famous faces of Grantham