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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.

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.

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.

Richard Roddis and Clive Pollard

Harlaxton Manor to open for British Red Cross concert

Harlaxton Manor will open on Friday, May 19 to host a concert organised by the British Red Cross in Lincolnshire.


MEMORY LANE: Grantham-designed hovercraft attracted a lot of interest

‘Skylark’, the Hillman Imp-engined hovercraft designed and built by Grantham’s Aubrey Musson and Cis Blankley, of Colsterworth, drew a lot of attention at the international rally of the Hovercraft Club of Great Britain in 1967.

Belvoir Castle

Go barking mad for Great British Dog Walk at Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle will play host to four-legged friends and their owners next month, as it takes part in the Great British Dog Walk.

WHAT’S ON: Armed Forces Day event will be held at Allington’s Arena UK showground

WHAT’S ON: Armed Forces Day event will be held at Allington’s Arena UK showground

A great day out for all the family is promised for the Armed Forces Day at Arena UK showground, near Allington, on Saturday, June 24.

Fashion show, 1971.

MEMORY LANE: Grantham town centre primary school closed during WWII

Tucked away surrounded by houses, a cinema and John Lee’s rag and skin factory, Welby Street School was open for about 80 years.

Uncle Sam's Great American Circus

Uncle Sam’s Great American Circus is coming to Grantham

Uncle Sam’s Great American Circus will return to Grantham this week, with performances beginning on Wednesday and carrying through to Sunday.

Pools Paradise

MEMORY LANE: St Peter’s Hill Players put on plays in church schoolroom

Fifty years ago, back in 1967, St Peter’s Hill Players put on a production of ‘Pools Paradise’ at Grantham Congregational Church schoolroom.

Crown and Anchor

MEMORY LANE: Grantham pub became a car parts dealership

Pictured is the former Crown and Anchor public house in Swinegate.

Grantham Physical Culture Club early members Charlie Holmes, Ron Macdonald, Eddie Lee and Trevor Holmes.

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.

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