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

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

Welbourn's tobacconists

MEMORY LANE: ‘High class tobacconists’ was relocated to Grantham’s Westgate

H. Welbourn and Son’s ‘high class tobacconists’ shop is pictured in Westgate, back in 1982.

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.

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.

Memory Lane: Flying Scotsman

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.

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.

Laurel and Hardy in Grantham, 1952.

MEMORY LANE: Comedy duo Laurel and Hardy opened trades fair in Grantham

Comedy stars of the silver screen, Laurel and Hardy came to Grantham in 1952 to open the Chamber of Trade’s fair at the Guildhall.

Ancaster FC

MEMORY LANE: Ancaster triumphed in snowy 1979 Senior KO Cup clash

Ancaster marched on to the next round of the Grantham Saturday League Senior Knockout Cup after they defeated Woolsthorpe 2 -1 in February, 1979.

Burton Coggles Village Hall Concert Group, 1955.

MEMORY LANE: Burton Coggles group put on first peacetime show in 1955

Burton Coggles Village Hall Concert Group’s first post-war show attracted a full house in February of 1955.

St Peter's Hill

Memory Lane: St Peter’s Hill between the wars

These photographs are just two of many submitted to the Grantham Journal of late, these depicting the opposite ends of St Peter’s Hill.

Ruston and Hornsby panto.

Memory Lane: Stan’s 10th book tells the tale of Ruston pantomimes

Memory Lane regular Stan Matthews has written his 10th book on Grantham institutions, called Ruston and Hornsby – The Coronation Pantomimes 1944 to 1958.

Babette Hay presents the WW1 trinket box to  2nd Lt Kyle Forsyth and Private Jordan Hill, of The 2nd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment 'The Poachers', in the Mayor's Parlour in the Guildhall in Grantham.

Memory Lane: Prisoner’s trinket box given to Army by Grantham woman

A First World War trinket box with an intriguing story behind it has been donated to the Army.

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An Aveling Barford MG6 Motor Grader seen in Paphos, Cyprus, by Shane Marshall.

Memory Lane: Barford’s machine found in Cyprus

These pictures of an Aveling Barford motor grader were sent in by Shane Marshall, who used to work for the Grantham firm.

The Safeway name has been restricted to the USA since Morrisons rebranded UK stores in 2005

Morrisons to revive Safeway brand

Morrisons is reviving the Safeway brand as it looks to branch out from selling to consumers and enter the wholesale market.

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St Peter's Players 1951

St Peter’s Hill Players earned critic’s vote with talent for comedy

Sheer acting ability was apparently the reason for the success of this play performed in Grantham in 1951 by the St Peter’s Hill Amateur Dramatic Society.

In 1974, the parade went from town to the service at the Church of the Ascension. The marchers, led by ADC John Bellamy, arrived at church soaked to the skin due to a sudden storm. Part of the church looked like a steaming laundry.

Memory Lane: Scouts parade come rain or shine for St George’s Day in Grantham

These two pictures of Grantham Scouts show two very different days weather-wise but both on St George’s Day.

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