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In life she was considered a divisive politician, lauded by some, but blamed by many in our region for the demise of the mining industry.
But as the first anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's death approaches, a museum in her birthplace of Grantham has seen a renewed interest in her life and legacy.
As a new exhibition on the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain opens, Helen Steel went to meet a sculptor who wants to portray the Iron Lady in a positive light:
A bronze bust of Margaret Thatcher will be unveiled at museum in her home town of Grantham today.
Designed by Lisa Hawker, the figure will join an exhibition dedicated to the former Prime Minister.
A condolence book, signed by more than 3,000 people, will also be on view to the public.