Events inspired by the great Sir Isaac Newton
With the inspiration of Sir Isaac Newton and the Gravity Field Festival taking place in and around Grantham during September, interest is growing in other attractions in the area.
Woolsthorpe Manor, near Colsterworth, is the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton and the National Trust reports a growing number of visitors to the manor and the adjacent Discovery Centre. Many of the visitors then call in at St John’s Church in Colsterworth, one of the oldest churches in Lincolnshire, dating from the 11th century where Sir Isaac Newton was baptised and where his parents were buried. An early sundial carved by Sir Isaac Newton can be seen on the wall of the church.
As part of the ongoing awareness campaign for the Isaac Newton Project, an arts and crafts display will be held on Saturday, July 9. The display in the church will include carpentry, needlework, photography, paintings and sculptures by local artists.
The same day will see a cavalcade of classic and collectors cars driving through the streets of Colsterworth before parking up at the rear of Millfield House on Back Lane. This will be in time for the opening of the Village Garden Fete at 2pm. A traditional garden fete, with games, a barbecue, tea and cake and a bouncy castle, will be held on the lawns of Millfield House by kind permission of Acorn Care Education Group.