Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens came to Grantham on the Glasgow Mail coach en route to Yorkshire to research unsavoury schools which were cheating parents. He stayed at the George Hotel and the hotel subsequently figured in his novel “Nicholas Nickelby” when Nicholas passed the same way with Mr Wackford Squeers, the evil proprietor of Dotheboys Hall and the George Hotel passed into literary history being described as “one of the best inns in England”.

This plaque was the gift of Grantham’s greatest historian and former President of Grantham Civic Society Malcom Knapp.