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A look at back at what was making the news in Grantham this week over the last 100 years.

10 Years Ago

+ Turn Grantham into a giant roundabout. That was one of the suggestions put forward to solve the town’s traffic problems.

+ Plans for a £54,000 skatepark to be built in Wyndham Park were released.

+ Staff and customers at Marks & Spencer were celebrating 70 years of trading in Grantham.

+ Harrowby United signed former Notts County defender Richard Holmes of Bottesford.

25 Years Ago

+ Aveling Barford was to carry on under new management. Welcome news for MP Douglas Hogg who said it was “a matter of considerable importance to the town”.

+ The Health & Safety Executive closed down 13 building sites in Grantham in one week due to “immediate danger of loss of life”.

+ David Sexton was named Journal Cricketer of the Year, taking seven wickets and scoring 60 runs for Ropsley against Castle Bytham.

50 Years Ago

+ MP for Grantham J. B. Godber thanked the public for their messages of support on his Privy Councillorship and his appointment as War Minister.

+ Census figures showed a population drift towards towns as villages like Sproxton, Croxton Kerrial and Buckminster saw a drop in population.

+ Norman Starkey topped the Journal Honours Board after hitting 77 runs for Grantham Sunday.

100 Years Ago

+ Arthur Priestley said he would bring a team of famous names to Grantham to play cricket. The side would be named in September.

+ The 2nd Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment was set to be moved from Gibraltar to Bermuda.

+ Sarah Price of Vere Street appeared in court after slapping a police constable. When told by the constable she would be reported, she said: “I can tell as many lies as you can; don’t forget it.”