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MEMORY LANE: Going to the gym is nothing new in Grantham

Regular Grantham Journal Memory Lane contributor Stan Matthews dropped off this collection of snaps from his bodybuilding days.

St George on his dragon

St George on the Green: Family fun day features a packed programme of entertainment

St George’s Cross will be waving in the wind on St Peter’s Hill, Grantham, on Sunday as the town marks St George’s Day with the traditional family fun day and scouts parade.

Easter egg hunt at Belton House. Pictured are: Lindsay, Keith, Hollie and Finlay Ashford

On the Easter egg trail at Belton House

Families descended on Belton House over the weekend to find treats left out by the Easter Bunny.

Padgett and Halls coal delivery fleet at the Old Wharf.

MEMORY LANE: Padgett and Halls boss recalls when ‘coal was king’ in Grantham

Grantham Journal reader John Roberts, of South Witham, posted these photographs to us last week.

Grantham's Nottingham Forest fans on their way to Munich in 1979. What chance Forest, eh?

MEMORY LANE: Grantham’s Nottingham Forest fans headed to 1979 European Cup Final: what chance would Cloughie’s boys have?

Members of the Nottingham Forest Supporters Club (Grantham branch) are pictured before they boarded the coach to Munich, where Brian Clough’s team were set to take on Swedish club Malmo in the 1979 European Cup final.

Festival of Excitement. Photo: Roger Graves

Get ready for the Grantham Journal Children’s Fund’s Festival of Excitement!

Following on from the success of last year’s Festival of Excitement, the Grantham Journal Children’s Fund is set to hold another fantastic event for disabled children and their families.

May Day event planned at Wyndham Park, Grantham.

May Day merriment for Grantham’s Wyndham Park

May Day will be celebrated in Wyndham Park this year with a family event featuring traditional dancing, music, arts and crafts.

Grantham rail crash, 1906.

MEMORY LANE: Driver Fred was one of 14 killed in Grantham rail disaster

Regular Memory Lane contributor Mike Matsell dropped off these photos that recall the well-documented Grantham railway crash of September 19, 1906.

Grantham Kesteven Rotary Club holds its annual duck race on the River Witham.

Easter egg hunt and Rotary duck race are on at Grantham’s Wyndham Park this weekend

The popular Easter egg hunt and duck race will return to Wyndham Park this weekend.

Home-Start volunteers in Lincolnshire were praised at a recent gathering.

Grantham volunteers among those recognised at Home-Start celebration

Grantham volunteers were among those who gathered for a special celebration by Home-Start Lincolnshire.

Laurel and Hardy at the Plough Inn, Barkston, in 1947.

MEMORY LANE: Laurel and Hardy paid a visit to Barkston 70 years ago

Following on from last month’s recollection of Laurel and Hardy’s appearance in Grantham in 1952, the photo above recalls an earlier visit to the area in 1947.

Mid-Lent Fair, Grantham

Mid-Lent Fair in Grantham for four days from Sunday

The Mid Lent Fair returns to Grantham on Sunday.

Belton International Horse Trials

Programme: Something for all the family at Belton Horse Trials

Many of the biggest names in eventing will be heading to Belton House this weekend for the annual Belton International Horse Trials.

Belton International Horse Trials. Photo: Adam Fanthorpe

Up to 15,000 visitors are expected at Belton Horse Trials near Grantham

The finishing touches have been put to the cross country courses, the tradestands are well stocked and the team running Belton International Horse Trials is ready to welcome 12,000-15,000 visitors to the park surrounding Belton House for a weekend of top class sport and entertainment.

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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.

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