Tracks through Grantham is a new venture which aims to capture the spirit and the way of life of the railway community in and around the Lincolnshire market town of Grantham. We are presenting the story of the railway from many perspectives, including from the viewpoint of the people of Grantham who have worked on the railway or have been associated with it.
Tracks through Grantham will also 'signpost' relevant work that is already published, in any medium or format. The project does not exist to duplicate or re-publish the work of others, neither do we wish it to be perceived as being 'in competition' with railway or local history initiatives and publications currently in development. Our potential interests are wide-ranging, and we are more than willing to reach an understanding with anyone who may be researching a related subject with the intention of future publication.
Tracks through Grantham is run as a hobby by two partners, John Clayson and Mel Smith. For the content we depend on the generosity of our many friends and contributors who are willingly sharing memories, photographs and other resources. We are also indebted to public and private sources who have kindly permitted the free use of material from their collections.
The Tracks through Grantham project partnership was formed in 2016. Discover the individual background stories to our involvement using the links below.
John Clayson and Mel Smith