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South Witham in the Grantham Journal - Volume One 1854–1890
Published by South Witham Archaeological Group
Price £5 from local bookshops or eBay (plus £2.80 postage), or by contacting:
Peter Ball, 9 Wimberley Way, South Witham, Lincolnshire NG33 5PU
The South Witham Archaeological Group (SWAG) was formed in 1998, initially to study the
Knights Templar preceptory site north of the village. Its interests soon spread into the history
of the village and the surrounding area and a number of publications were forthcoming
including the part Heritage Lottery funded South Witham, Stone Age to Space Age.
The History of a Lincolnshire Village. (2004).
Other publications include works on the Knights Templar at South Witham and a history of
North Witham and Lobthorpe. Their latest publication, South Witham in the Grantham
Journal Volume 1 1854–1890 continues the high production values of its predecessors.
Modestly priced it has much to commend it to Rutland readership, particularly those living in
Thistleton and in the north of the county.
The transcripts from the Grantham Journal portray a vibrant local community, a centre of religious
and political nonconformity as well as a contentious and rather eccentric Anglican Rector in the