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Ho ho ho-pe to see you at Grantham’s festive event!

Christmas is coming to Grantham on Sunday, when St Peter’s Hill will be transformed for Christmas on the Green and Market.

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Stoke Rochford Hall

Victorian Christmas market back at Stoke Rochford Hall

Stoke Rochford Hall’s popular Victorian Christmas Fayre returns this weekend, with attractions including a Charles Dickens storyteller, horse and carriage rides and an ice rink.

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Justin Robinson

WHAT’S ON: Isaac Newton comes home to Grantham area

Justin Robinson, a historian at The London Mint Office will be demonstrating his expertise on the subject of Sir Isaac Newton at Woolsthorpe Manor, near Grantham, next Saturday (November 11).

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Manners Arms

MEMORY LANE: Grantham pub survived the war but not the march of progress

The Manners Arms public house was situated on the corner of London Road and Springfield Road in Grantham.

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Roberts shop

MEMORY LANE: PM’s family home went on to become high-class Grantham eatery

Margaret Thatcher’s family home and her father Alf ‘Alderman’ Roberts’ corner shop business is pictured in the 1980s during its refurbishment to an upmarket eatery which became The Premier Restaurant.

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Keith W. Bennett

WHAT’S ON: Local author to give King John talk at Grantham Museum

Creating ‘King John, Death and Deception’ – the author’s journey, is the title of the latest talk at Grantham Museum, which takes place next Saturday (November 4).

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Grantham College and Harlaxton College students prepare for Halloween weekend at Wyndham Park, Grantham.

‘Spooktacular’ is coming to Grantham park

A ‘Spooktacular’ awaits fearless families at Grantham’s Wyndham Park this Halloween weekend.

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Lord Harrowby

MEMORY LANE: Bull up at Grantham’s Lord Harrowby public house

This old Journal photo is thought to date from the late 1980s and shows the Lord Harrowby men’s darts team, with pub landlord Brian Pimlott (centre, back).

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Nag's Head

MEMORY LANE: Grantham pub site is now a restaurant

Many Journal readers might remember the Nag’s Head which was situated on the corner of Wharf Road and London Road in Grantham, but none will remember this original incarnation of that public house, snapped in 1883 prior to its demolition.

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Rustons

MEMORY LANE: Workforce was strong at London Road factory in 1960s Grantham

Journal Memory Lane reader Mike Bellamy dropped off this old photograph from his working days in around 1965.

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Grantham Journal letters: Disappointed by garden centre trip

Grantham Journal letters: Disappointed by garden centre trip

I am dismayed by my recent visit to Downtown

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An information event about adoption will be held at Belton Woods Hotel on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

Grantham event will give advice on adoption

An event is being held this week to give advice to people thinking about adoption.

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The Atomic Four

MEMORY LANE: Grantham rock ’n’ roll pioneers are fondly remembered

Regular Memory Lane contributor Stan Matthews sent in these photographs on hearing of the recent passing of two of Grantham’s rock ’n’ roll pioneers –Michael ‘Pedlar’ Palmer and Johnny Murphy (aka Rumfitt), best known as his alter-ego Ricky Elvin.

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Easton Walled Gardens

WHAT’S ON: Roll a pumpkin at Easton Walled Gardens

Easton Walled Gardens’ Original Pumpkin Rolling Event is back at during half term week, running from October 18 till 29 on its usual opening days (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday).

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Belton House, a Restoration country house built 1685-88. Photo: Andrew Butler

WHAT’S ON: Autumn Fayre at Belton House this weekend

Belton House celebrates its annual Autumn Fayre this Saturday and Sunday.

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Granby Head darts team

MEMORY LANE: Grantham Granby darts team was based in Market Place

The latest old darts photo to be unearthed from the Journal vaults purports to be of the Granby Head Inn team (1980s?).

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Princess Drive

MEMORY LANE: Grantham’s first ‘relief road’ was opened in 1954!

This shot is of the formal opening of Princess Drive, off Belton Lane, in Grantham, during 1954.

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KGGS

MEMORY LANE: Grantham’s KGGS underwent improvements during the 1980s

KGGS students are shown utilising their brand new hall for the first time back in February 1986.

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WHAT’S ON: Grantham area local history films to be screened in village hall

Following the success of a film show a couple of years ago when many came to see ‘A Tale of Two Villages’, Lincolnshire Film Archive is returning to Hougham and Marston Village Hall with more local films on Tuesday (October 10).

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Members from Grantham Twinning association visited the European Astronaut Centre.

Grantham twinners tour astronaut centre

Members of Grantham Twinning Association were treated to a private tour around the European Astronaut Centre, as part of their annual visit to Sankt Augustin in Germany last month.

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