100 Years Ago

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l Grantham was at the bottom end of the regional drunkenness league table. Boston had the most drunks per 1,000 people - four times as many as Grantham.

l A Middlesbrough man was charged with being drunk and disorderly. He said he met a friend in Grantham “who treated him like a gentleman and made him drunk”. He was sentenced to seven days in prison.

l The boys at King’s School were “amusing themselves” by acting out a mock parliamentary election. “Naturally, a good deal of humour has been manifested,” reported the Journal.