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MEMORY LANE: Woolsthorpe won Grantham KO Cup 50 years ago

Woolsthorpe FC triumphed in the Grantham League Senior Knockout Cup back in 1967, defeating Grantham Amateurs 2-1 at London Road.

President Ian Brodie setting off in the F1 Go-karts with Ambergate student Nathan

Grantham Sunrisers whisk pupils away for a fun day out

A very excited troupe of young people enjoyed a free day out to Wicksteed Park, courtesy of Grantham Sunrise Rotary Club.

Colsterworth School

MEMORY LANE: Former Grantham Journal ‘snapper’ was village school’s star swimmer

Grantham Journal photographer Toby Roberts was the star for Colsterworth School when they lifted the Small Schools Swimming Gala, some 25 years ago.

Grantham Carnival 2016. Photo: 873A

Sun set to shine down on this weekend’s Grantham Carnival

Families watching this year’s Grantham Carnival parade will be delighted to see more floats taking part than in recent years.

Was this road roller manufactured in Grantham?

MEMORY LANE: Was this road roller manufactured in Grantham?

Regular Grantham Journal Memory Lane contributor Stan Matthews wonders whether this road roller was built by Aveling Barford?

Blue Bell darts team.

NOSTALGIA: Grantham Town manager Martin O’Neill presented darts trophies in the 1980s

Grantham Journal sports editor John Burgess came across a box of old black and white darts presentation photos last week.

Finkin Street Methodist Church

MEMORY LANE: Grantham church has seen many changes in its 170-plus years

The recently renovated Christ Church in Finkin Street also saw a few changes over the years when it was known as Finkin Street Methodist Church.

Action from last year's Syston Park Speed Trials.

MOTORSPORT: Relive halcyon days at Syston Park Speed Trials this summer

Petrolheads with a penchant for the vintage will be able to relive the halcyon days of motorsport when Syston Park opens its gates once again at the end of August.

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Tin Pigeons

Musical feast at Castle Bytham’s Midsummer Festival

The final line-up of bands and performers has been announced for this year’s Midsummer Festival in Castle Bytham and it promises to be an even bigger and better musical and artistic feast than ever before.

Red Arrows. Photo: Tim Fields

Red Arrows to fly over Grantham Carnival

An exciting addition to this year’s Grantham Carnival will be flypasts – including an eagerly anticipated appearance by the Red Arrows.

Stoke Rochford guests with Just Jane at East Kirkby.

Project pioneered at Stoke Rochford is up for a national tourism award

A tourism project pioneered near Grantham is up for a national award using aviation heritage as a banner for showcasing both the district and wider Lincolnshire.

The seaside is coming to Grantham.

Soon be time to hit the beach in Grantham town centre

Grantham Market Place will welcome the return of its own beach this summer – with the town’s focal point again transformed into a seaside resort for a weekend.

Fishing taster day, organnised by the Grantham Angling Association. Photo: Three Lanterns Photography

Youngsters are hooked as they give fishing a try with the Grantham Angling Association

Youngsters tried their hand at fishing on Saturday during a taster day organised by the Grantham Angling Association.

Mums and their babies at the breastfeeding cafe in Grantham.

Grantham mums share their experiences at breastfeeding cafe

A Colsterworth mother-of-two has hailed her first ‘breastfeeding cafe’ a success.

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John Nichols is pictured (centre) with Rotary club president Ian Brodie, who presented the certificate of accomplishment to John, and Peter Townsend.

Trip gives young disabled man a new confidence

A young disabled man has given a thank you speech to Rotarians who made an action-packed – and confidence building – trip possible.

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High Street, Grantham.

MEMORY LANE: Grantham High Street before WWI – unrecognisable!

Not a car, van or lorry in sight!

A shot from John Lees jute works where bags and sacks are being printed only a few hours after receipt of customers orders.

MEMORY LANE: Rabbit disease forced Grantham’s John Lee and Son to expand into a variety of ventures

One of Grantham’s largest industrial players of the past was John Lee and Son.

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Steam engine exhibition will form part of Grantham Steam and County Show.

Grantham Steam and County Show to take place 10 miles away at larger venue

Grantham Steam and County Show has been moved to another location following obstacles in holding the event on the edge of Grantham.

Rev Victor Daws

MEMORY LANE: Trendy vicars were a thing of the past

Trendy vicars are nothing new as this photograph clearly demonstrates.

Colin's 1974 Foden.

MEMORY LANE: Old lorries hark back to Grantham’s industrial past

Former Foden lorry owner-driver Colin Holloway brought some old truck photos into the Journal office last week.

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