Dr Richard Gurnham

Meet our new President

By Benjamin Heap

30th April 2019

Dr Richard Gurnham was elected President of the society at our AGM, held on 25 April, succeeding the late David Robinson. Like David before him, Richard is a local historian who has published numerous books on the history of Louth, and on other towns and cities, including Lincoln, Boston, Hull and Nottingham. He is Lincolnshire born and bred. Born in Skegness, he has lived in Louth since 1977, and for more than thirty years taught History at Louth’s King Edward VI Grammar School, retiring in 2010. His deep interest and affection for this ancient market town is reflected in his writing. He is married to Jeannie, who has also spent a life-time in education, and is now Churchwarden at St James’s church. The couple have three children and a growing number of grandchildren; currently five. Like many ‘retired’ people, they keep very busy.