A High Street Sound Walk in Grantham

Artist Sandra Kazlauskaite’s sound walk guides you through St Peter’s Hill and Westgate to unearth fascinating hidden histories across generations.

‘Traces and Echoes: Resounding Grantham’s High Street’ by Sandra Kazlauskaite
Start: PC Edith Smith Row
Duration: 35 mins
This route is accessible. Please be mindful of road crossings.

Using headphones via your personal device, start the audio at PC Edith Smith Row and take a sonic journey through Grantham’s high streets. Walk, pause, look, and listen as you immerse yourself in memories across generations. The map below gives an overview of the accessible route.

⚠️Content warning: Please note the opening briefly (1’12”- 1’24”) includes adult themes.

📄 Alternative formats: transcript | augmented transcript for deaf and hard-of-hearing people

Artist Sandra Kazlauskaite’s sound walk ‘Traces and Echoes: Resounding Grantham’s High Street’ explores how Grantham’s high street – a space of social and cultural exchange – has transformed over time. Take a journey to discover the changing faces of the high street and its forgotten histories. Listen to the hidden, buried, wonderful and imagined stories of Grantham from local residents. Find yourself immersed in the evocative sounds that capture the street’s unique identity.

It’s part of High Street Sound Walks, a series of self-guided, immersive sound walks to help people discover the magic of their local high streets for Heritage Open Days. High Street Sound Walks is a commission by Historic England, National Trust and Heritage Open Days with support from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery and produced by Sound UK.

Produced in association with Emilie Nunn and South Kesteven District Council.


Additional sound effects from BBC Sound Effects Library.

With thanks to: Grantham Civic Society, South Lincolnshire Blind Society members, Earlsfield Youth Club students and staff, Day Break centre students and staff and Emilie Nunn.


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