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.

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.

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.

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 .

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?

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.

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.

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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