Memory Lane: Looking Back

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A look back at what happened in Grantham over the last 100 years.

10 Years Ago

+ A bowls league match at Dysart Park had to be abandoned when a gang snatched the woods and made off with the markers.

+ The British Chippendales came to Que Pasa in Grantham. The Journal report said the women in attendance “made football hooligans look tame”.

+ Landlord of the Stag Graham Rice starred in Bargain Hunt, winning £50 when he and his daughter triumphed.

25 Years Ago

+ A planned mental health facility in Grantham was branded a potential “half-way house for mentally deranged criminal lunatics” by Councillor Joe Flatters.

+ Police were keeping a close eye on toilets in Grantham following reports of them being “misused” and men loitering around.

+ Simon Claricoats topped the Journal’s batting honours board with 114 not out while the top bowler was Ian Garratt with 6-18.

50 Years Ago

+ Jim Rayner returned to Grantham FC as player-manager following a successful stint in charge of Peterborough United.

+ Four young men were taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in collided with a tree in Burton Coggles.

+ Brandy, an Irish Setter, was credited with scaring off a burglar who broke into the Rutland Arms.

+ Great Ponton scored 204 against Collingham at two runs a minute.

100 Years Ago

+ Former Tottenham Hotspur forward Charles Woodruff signed for Grantham FC for the 1913/14 season.

+ A report in the Journal compared education funding between Grantham and Newark. It said the net cost of the local schools to the ratepayer of Grantham was £1,418 while in Newark it was £4,072.

+ 60 children and teachers from KGGS went on a four-day trip to Keswick.