50 Years Ago

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l Employment in Grantham received a boost with the news Ruston and Hornsby had purchased a Birmingham firm.

l Two sisters who were volunteer organists for 130 years combined were presented with a table lamp as a token of appreciation.

l The Queen cancelled her trip to Grantham at the last minute citing a sore throat. The Journal reported: “The sore throat which caused the Queen to cancel her engagement at virtually the last minute caused a dark cloud of diappointment...and then dark rain clouds appeared overhead.with a cold, blustering wind.”