25 Years Ago

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l Thieves attempted to steal a thoroughbred horse from a field in Barrowby but were thwarted when the mare bolted.

l Firefighters were called out when a 70-year-old woman sat on a deck chair, fell through and got stuck. The embarrassed but grateful woman told the Journal: “You can tell your readers all about it but only if you say on my behalf a sincere thank you to those charming firemen.”

l Grantham’s Conga world record attempt sadly failed. An estimated 7,973 people took part - 700 short of the then current record.