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The Grocers

It matters not what politics one follows, or what ones opinion is, but the one thing that Grantham is famous for is it being the birthplace of our first British lady Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

This is the shop in to which she was born, although at that time it was the family grocery business. There is a small plaque on the wall which I have added to the bottom of the picture.

Sadly, old age and illness seem to be fast taking over Mrs.Thatcher, almost as each day goes by, she could certainly do with some of what they sell in this shop now I would imagine.

The Grocers

It matters not what politics one follows, or what ones opinion is, but the one thing that Grantham is famous for is it being the birthplace of our first British lady Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

This is the shop in to which she was born, although at that time it was the family grocery business. There is a small plaque on the wall which I have added to the bottom of the picture.

Sadly, old age and illness seem to be fast taking over Mrs.Thatcher, almost as each day goes by, she could certainly do with some of what they sell in this shop now I would imagine.

comments (13)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Jul 2009, 00:13
I always imagined her to have been born in a small piece of England like this Brian: with her father a self important alderman too. Thank you!
Brian Walbey: You all seem to be pleased to see this great ladies birthplace today Chris, very satisfying.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Jul 2009, 02:01
So...some evidence to support the hypohesis that She was born [not made], then.
Brian Walbey: I'll take that with a pinch of salt Ray, whatever she is a very frail old lady now which is very sad.
The house and shop look bigger than I imagined them to be. Nice to see that someone remembers her. She was a great women, and her husband was a great man (I worked for him, many, many years ago).
Brian Walbey: That is interesting Sheila, he always seemed to get a very poor press which I'm sure was undeserved.
Lol at Ray ... I'm reading between the lines and it made me smile rather a lot.

richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, the lady Ray refers to is not the frail lady we see from time to time now, very sad.
Whatever one thinks of Maggie, she was a Colossus compared to that microscopic little worm Blair
Brian Walbey: Coudln't agree more Bill, or that money grubbing clown called Gordon!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 12 Jul 2009, 08:53
from humble beginnings great things emerge
Brian Walbey: She certainly was a colossus in her time Tony whatever ones political leanings.
I am not surprised discovering that she was born there. Humble she was when governing the country. Thanks for sharing Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I'm glad you enjoyed the picture.
Thanks for posting this Brian. It's very interesting to see where she started out in life from.
Brian Walbey: One could say fairly humble beginnings Janet but now it is sad that she is a very frail old lady, surely even her most verbal opponents feel sad about that.
Ah, lovely bit of history Brian. I was born in East Dulwich, London, and i understand she had a smart modern detached house in Dulwich Village at one time. The 'village' was the posh part of Dulwich. I used to frequent the park where I fed ducks and squirrels as a child.
Brian Walbey: Sounds as though you didn't live in the "posh" part of Dulwich Pamela. I'm glad I have brought back what I hope is a pleasant memory for you.
She really was the iron lady Brian. Its her name name we shall read in the history books.
Brian Walbey: Your are right there Ron IMHO, better than the last two P.M's who history will judge in a poor light I suspect.
So British! Very nice Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Albert.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Jul 2009, 21:30
Yes, some great things came when she was PM, although I know many people will disagree. The present bunch are appalling, though! Nice pic, by the way!
Brian Walbey: Couldn't agree more on both counts Alan, I can't stand the present incumbant, he doesn't want anyone to have anything unless he allows it IMHO.
A small piece of history Brian, and sad that time catches us all up.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Les, time catches up with me on the 24th.and I become eligible for my pension, oh dear.

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