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MEMORY LANE: Grantham factory girls made ball bearings

In 1953, these six ladies worked together at Ransome and Marles, which was situated on Springfield Road.

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Woolsthorpe CC pantomime.

MEMORY LANE: Woolsthorpe crickets entertained villagers with pantomime

Pictured are the cast members of a ‘potty, potted panto’ put on at Woolsthorpe Village Hall back in January 1989.

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Nostalgia is the name of the game at Cadwell Park's Vintage Festival. Photo: Dennis Rushton

MOTOR RACING: Celebration of pioneer racers at Cadwell Park

Motor racing’s pioneering past will return to life at Cadwell Park at the Vintage Festival on Sunday, a celebration of the automotive industry’s golden past, which will highlight the ingenuity and innovation of the sport’s formative early years.

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Sunrisers donate to Parkinson's UK. Pictured are: Kalpit Bhandari, Ian Brodie, Chris Ward, Ray Flack, Shirley Ward MBE, Mos Kalbassi and Raju Giri.

Moved Sunrisers raise money for Grantham Parkinson’s UK branch

Rotarians were so moved by a talk on the effects of Parkinson’s that they decided to hold a fund-raising event for Parkinson’s UK.

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Bob Brownlow takes over the reins from Neville Thompson, as the first of six presidents of the Rotary Club of Grantham, for this year.

Six new presidents to serve Rotary Club of Grantham this year

For the first time, the Rotary Club of Grantham will have more than one president serving this year. In fact, six past presidents of the club will share the duties, serving for two months each.

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Gay Gordon

MEMORY LANE: Coach ran through Grantham

Tim Bird sent in this photo of the Gay Gordon road coach.

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David Pepperdine would like to set up an EV fan club

Electric car enthusiast to set up Grantham fan club

A former driving instructor is hoping to set up an electric vehicle (EV) group for fellow EV enthusiasts.

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WHAT’S ON: Duck race and country fayre at Knipton this weekend

Knipton Duck Race and Country Fayre Family Fun Day takes place on Sunday, starting at 10am.

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Past president of Rotary Sunrise Ian Brodie with new president Lez Jones.

Lez takes the chain of office as new president of Grantham Sunrise Rotary

Last weekend saw Grantham Sunrise Rotary Club hold its annual Charter Party and welcome its new president.

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MEMORY LANE: Grantham’s original leisure centre was short lived

This is the shell of Grantham’s original leisure centre which was under construction on Union Street in 1981.

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Gate House Inn, 1987.

MEMORY LANE: Grantham pub began as an ironmongery

The Gate House Inn, in Watergate, is pictured in 1987. It later became The Playhouse pub; now closed down and vacant.

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Pre-war St Peter's Hill, Grantham.

MEMORY LANE: Grantham’s St Peter’s Hill was bustling in the pre-war days

This old semi-aerial shot of St Peter’s Hill in Grantham portrays a bustling scene from the 1930s, with a cyclist and pedestrians aplenty jostling with the burgeoning increase of motor vehicles, with parking unrestricted and seemingly quite anarchic.

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John Trigg

All aboard The Three Shires boat on Grantham Canal

After a week of blistering sunshine, I couldn’t help but feel slightly disappointed as I arrived at The Dirty Duck car park, Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir, ahead of my long-awaited boat cruise, on what was possibly the coldest day of the week.

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Grantham Comic-Con.

Comic-Con comes to Grantham’s Meres

The first Comic-Con event in Grantham is taking place at The Meres leisure centre this month – and a local TV and film actor is hoping it will be a great success.

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Grantham Fire Station, 1986.

MEMORY LANE: Grantham cub scouts scrubbed fire tender for funds

Three cub scouts spent more than an hour cleaning an appliance at Grantham Fire Station back in April, 1986.

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Swinegate, 1965.

MEMORY LANE: Narrow Grantham street used to be two-way

This photograph shows Grantham’s Swinegate 52 years ago.

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Easton Walled Gardens. Photo: Fred Cholmeley

WHAT’S ON: ‘Sweet Pea Week’ begins at Easton Walled Gardens on Sunday

Every year, Easton Walled Gardens raises hundreds of sweet pea plants, a spectacular sight which can be seen in full bloom during its famous Sweet Pea Week, beginning this Sunday.

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Charlie and his dog Marble at last year's Dysart Park Fun Day.

Get ready for Grantham’s 10th annual Dysart Park Fun Day

Dysart Park Fun Day marks its 10th anniversary on Sunday with what is likely to be its biggest and most popular event yet.

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WHAT’S ON: Stars of ‘Robot Wars’ at The Meres this weekend

‘Robot Wars’ champions Apollo will be fighting it out live in Grantham along with many of the stars of the BBC2’s hit show at Robots Live this weekend.

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Lincolnshire County Council

More Grantham area foster carers needed for vulnerable youngsters

Lincolnshire Fostering Service is continuing its campaign to recruit more carers across the county with an information event in Grantham.

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