50 Years Ago

lA 15-year-old girl successfully raised the alarm when her family home was engulfed by fire. Pat Snell’s quick thinking ensured nobody was harmed in the blaze.

lFormer Great Ponton Police Sergeant, Insp Harry F. Valters collapsed and died on the 14th fairway of the golf course at Torksey near Gainsborough.

lTwo teenaged youths were fined a total of £70 after being charged with assault. Chairman of the Bench Ald S. Foster said: “The Bench are determined to stop this bullying. It is only sheer cowardice, for you would not do it if you were on your own.”