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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.

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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.

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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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Memory Lane: Jackie’s Stretch ‘n’ Flex classes have raised thousands of pounds for good casues over the years

Memory Lane: Jackie’s Stretch ‘n’ Flex classes have raised thousands of pounds for good casues over the years

On October 5, Jackie Whatley will celebrate 24 years of her Stretch ‘n’ Flex classes.

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Remember when children used to play outdoors?

10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have never heard of

Kids of the 70s, 80s and 90s will remember them well with a nostalgic tear in their eye but here are 10 great outdoor games we used to play that our children have probably never heard of.

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Irene Hotchin with her Paralympic medals from 1984.

Grantham Journal Memory Lane: Irene won six Paralympics gold medals

The Paralympic Games started in Rio this week to much fanfare, but Grantham man Christopher Simpson has brought in these pictures of his foster mother, Irene Hotchin, who he says received little attention despite winning six medals .

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Photo of Dance Pointe, a new dance group which started up in Grantham, in 2006.

Memory Lane: Were you one of these dancers?

Were you one of the youngsters who were part of a new dance group which opened up in Grantham 10 years ago?

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Memory Lane Mayfair Variety Concert Party

Memory Lane: Whatever happened to Mayfair Concert Party?

Journal readers are being asked to shed light on the performers pictured here limbering up for a show 60 years ago.

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A sorry sight. The ruins of the building which housed the The Premier Roller Skating Rink in Wharf Road, Grantham.

Memory Lane: Do you remember Grantham’s roller skating rink?

Courtney Finn, of Grantham Civic Society, kindly brought in these pictures of times gone by in Wharf Road, Grantham.

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Mayor of Grantham Fred Foster and his wife Peggy at a children's party. Sat on the left is George Garrett, still a familiar face around town these days.

Memory Lane: Mayor of Grantham Fred Foster pictured in the 1950s

Steve Foster has sent in these pictures of his father, Fred, after he became Mayor of Grantham in 1957.

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Then & Now with Grantham Civic Society: From King’s Picture Palace to Jewson

Then & Now with Grantham Civic Society: From King’s Picture Palace to Jewson

What is now Jewson was originally the showroom for Mr Boyall’s Brownlow Carriage Works.

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Outside the old Granada cinema in Grantham.

Memory Lane: Why was this crowd lining the High Street in Grantham?

This picture of a crowd outside the Granada Club bingo hall in St Peter’s Hill in the 1970s has been sent in by regular contributor Michael Matsell.

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A view that was familiar to one of the world's most prominent politicians.

Grantham Civic Society column: Here’s where Mrs Thatcher grew up

The shop illustrated on the right hand side of the painting by A. Bellatti in 1834, displayed a sign saying ‘Pindard’.

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Memory Lane: Class of 1971 at Huntingtower School. Photo courtesy of Lynn Mudie.

Grantham Journal Memory Lane: Class of ‘71

Were you at Huntingtower School in 1971?

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Memory Lane: The staff of T.W.Kemptons knitwear factory gather to honour the Queen's Silver Jubilee. Photo courtesy of Sally Weston.

Grantham Journal Memory Lane: Tight-knit group gathered together for Her Majesty

This lovely group photo was sent in by Sally Weston of Hungerton.

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Can you help us identify everyone in this photo?

Memory Lane: Bunch of bellowing bandits

A few weeks back, Mark Gill kindly brought in a photo of local musical troupe the Accordion Bandits.

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Accordion Bandits

Memory Lane: Grantham musician in Accordion Bandits is identified

Last week we published a picture of the Accordion Bandits playing at St John’s Church Hall and asked readers if they could name the unidentified performers.

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Great Northern Hotel

Then & Now with Grantham Civic Society: How the Stingo Tavern got its name

The Great Northern Hotel stood where Wetherspoons is now, formerly the Coop, on the corner of St Peter’s Hill and St Catherine’s Road.

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The mystery medal left at the Journal's old office has been returned to its deserving owner Jackie.

Mystery medal at the Grantham Journal reunited with rightful owner

We do love a happy ending, and we are very happy to report that the mystery medal pictured above has now been reunited with its owner.

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