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MEMORY LANE: Policeman Henry Matsell was stationed at Corby Glen

Regular Memory Lane contributor Mike Matsell popped into the Grantham Journal office this week to drop off a few photographs from his collection.

Allison and David Wells in the bar of their new restaurant, Wellingtons Kitchen and Bar, on High Street.

Wellington’s Kitchen and Bar open for business in Grantham town centre

A couple who run a Grantham fish and chip shop have opened their first restaurant in the High Street serving a wide variety of dishes.

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Wyndham Park, Grantham

Events galore at Grantham’s Wyndham Park this spring, summer and autumn

Grantham’s Wyndham Park is set to host events galore in the spring, summer and autumn this year, with an exciting and varied calendar of family entertainment.

Red Holloway and Sonny Stitt

MEMORY LANE: 1980s Belton Jazz Festival attracted the stars and the crowds

An enthusiastic audience appreciated the delights of Belton Jazz Festival in 1983.

Reader photo: Lez Jones

Rotary Sunrise crocuses blossoming around Grantham

Readers are sure to have spotted purple crocuses and daffodils blossoming around Grantham, planted by the Grantham Sunrise Rotary Club.

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Pupils of Harlaxton Primary School with their blossoming purple crocuses.

Grantham Sunrisers’ spring-time projects are in bloom

There is a real spring-time theme at the Grantham Sunrise Rotary Club.

Gary, Dexter and Tegan Bickmore. Photo: Teresa Martin

Grantham family tread the boards together

Three members of a Grantham family will star together in an upcoming production of Oliver!.

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Lincolnshire Adoption Service is looking for new families to come forward and give loving homes to children in need.  Photo supplied.

Information night in Bourne for parents interested in adoption role

Lincolnshire Adoption Service is looking for new families to come forward and give loving homes to children in need.

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St Wulfram's choristers, 1985.

MEMORY LANE: St Wulfram’s choristers were first in Grantham Journal colour

The photo of choristers in St Wulfram’s was taken in 1985 and was actually the first colour picture to appear in the Grantham Journal.

Poachers Motor Club

MEMORY LANE: Grantham-based motoring club switched venues in 1960

Poachers Motor Club found Wyndham Park too wet for their rally in 1960, so they moved to the former RAF Regiment parade ground at Alma Park.

The Falcons competed in a national cheerleading competition in Sheffield.

Gallery: Grantham Falcons win haul of cheerleading trophies and medals

Young Grantham cheerleaders returned home from a national cheerleading competition at the weekend holding well deserved trophies and medals.

Performing arts students, producer Matt Hewitt and Wyndham Park representatives are looking forward to Shakespeare in the Park.

Grantham’s Wyndham Park to host ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ this summer

Magical open air theatre awaits visitors to Wyndham Park this summer as for the first time it hosts William Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Purple crocuses

Tickets to Grantham Rotary’s ‘Purple Ball’ are still available

Rotarians in Grantham are holding a ‘Purple Ball’ tomorrow night (Friday) – and tickets are still available.

Widow Madge being presented with a Terry Shelbourne caricature of her husband Harry Sanders, with Dave France of Radio Lincolnshire.

MEMORY LANE: Photos bring back memories of Grantham Granada’s Harry

As a follow-up to the Memory Lane article a fortnight ago that commemorated the 30th anniversary of a tribute show to former manager of Grantham’s Granada Theatre/Cinema, Harry Sanders, his son Howard got in touch with the Journal and sent in some photographs from the night in 1987.

Then & Now with Grantham Civic Society: Waterloo House was named after the battle

Then & Now with Grantham Civic Society: Waterloo House was named after the battle

Waterloo House was named after the battle fought in 1815 and was built about 1865. It was next to the George Hotel and extended to the corner of Guildhall Street.

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Loco was Flying past Grantham in the 1960s

Regular Memory Lane contributor Stan Matthews dropped off this snap of the Flying Scotsman steam locomotive.

Postal workers, 1935.

Grantham’s postal workers were snappy dressers back in the 1930s

This large, professionally taken black and white print was brought in by Grantham Journal reader Robert Geeson.

Space exploration at Woolsthorpe Manor. Pictured: Eddy Brown and Leo Worth

Space exploration at Woolsthorpe Manor

Woolsthorpe Manor was a star-gazer’s paradise during last week’s half-term break.

Granada, Grantham.

MEMORY LANE: 30th anniversary of Harry Sanders tribute show at Grantham’s Granada

Local historian Stan Matthews dropped off some memorabilia at the Journal office to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a tribute show to the former manager of Grantham’s Granada Theatre/Cinema – Harry Sanders.


Then & Now with Grantham Civic Society: A Franciscan friary site for 250 years

The Franciscan friars were settled in Grantham before November 27, 1290, when Pope Nicholas IV granted them an indulgence.

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