25 Years Ago

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l Allington batsman Colin Copley was named as the Journal’s 1987 cricketer of the year. He received his silver tankard from England spinner Eddie Hemmings.

l Fly-tippers was using St Hugh’s School as a waste ground. A newly erected fence was pulled down and a three-piece suite dumped, along with glass, wood and nails.

l Canon William Ind became the new Bishop of Grantham after his consecration at St Paul’s cathedral in London.

l A new Grantham gridiron team played their first match.