l Workers laying the new Grantham bypass set a new British record after laying 1,400 feet of carriageway in a day.
l St Hugh’s School became Grantham’s newest secondary modern. The Journal reported on the school’s “fine facilities and wonderful equipment”.
l Labour lost control of Grantham Town Council.
l The Journal slated the performance of Sheffield Engineers against Grantham, describing it as “one of the dreariest displays of negative batting witnessed at London Road for a very long time”.