50 Years Ago

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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”.