50 Years Ago

lAn electric blanket was the cause of a fire at a house in Harrowby Road.

lPeople living in Caythorpe and Honington were told that passenger train services in their village were set to cease in the New Year.

lChildren off school for Christmas headed to Grantham’s frozen canal. Youngsters grabbed their skates as the cold turned the water into an ice rink.

lThe average attendance for the year at Grantham Town rose by 403 to 1,125.