Grantham - 6th Lincolnshire Regt - Freedom of Grantham

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Reference WMO267980

Address:

St Wulframs Church

Church St

Grantham

NG31 6RR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Painting
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: the Freedom Scroll is wall mounted on the northern wall of the church, An oblong of white paper behind reflective glass, long sides mounted vertically, framed in a wide, dark coloured wooden frame. The writing is mostly black coloured but is interspaced with red and blue writing and lettering, and with gold decoration. There is a decorative ink, multi coloured, complex wide frame around this writing. To the top left of this inked frame is a coat of arms, while to the top right is the Lincs Regt badge. To the bottom left corner is a depiction of a church, to the bottom right a depiction of a chapel or municipal building. To the centre bottom is a large gold coloured seal. 0.56m tall and 0.43m wide. The wooden frame is 0.05m wide.
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Borough of Grantham. The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Grantham in the County of Lincoln to Edward John Grinling DSO ,MC.,TD., DL., Honorary Colonel, and the Officers, Warrant Officers, Non Commissioned Officers and Men of the 6th Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment. Greetings Whereas we are grateful for our deliverance under God by the armed forces of His Majesty the King and his Allies from the many and grave dangers which have lately beset us and whereas we take pride in the heroic part played in that deliverance by the Battalion in glorious actions of unsurpassed gallantry in many fields of battle and whereas we are desirous of recording our gratitude and pride of fostering the mutual attachment which binds our Borough with the Battalion in which so many of our sons have been proud to serve and of thankfully acknowledging our debt not only to the living but also to those of honoured memory who fell. Now therefore we do hereby confer in perpetuity upon the 6th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment the privilege, honour and distinction of marching through the streets of Grantham on all ceremonial occasions with bayonets fixed, colours flying, drums beating and bands playing. In witness thereof we have caused our corporate common seal to be hereunto affixed this 21st day of September 1946. Signatures of Alfred Roberts Mayor and John F Guile[?] Town Clerk. [To left of signatures are the words - 'The common seal of the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Grantham was affixed hereto in pursuance of a resolution passed at a meeting of the council of the said Borough and same was so affixed in the presence of'.] [ Note Alfred Roberts was the father of Margaret who became Britain’s first lady Prime Minister]

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