Air Raids Destroy Grantham
A letter from local historian, Malcolm Knapp to Jeremy Rusk (College Principal) describes the deadly bombing and destruction that occurred in the town of Grantham from 6th September 1940 through 26th October 1942. Casualties and damage included as many as 88 people killed, 149 people injured, 71 homes destroyed, and 2,700 homes heavily damaged. Destruction from the air raids can still be found around town in Grantham today. Mr Knapp is quoting from an article published in The Grantham Journal, 20 October 1944.