100 Years Ago

l Grantham Music Festival was hailed by the Journal as “one of the greatest and most important advances ever made in the local musical world”.

l “Self-made man” Henry Martin of Bottesford died. During his funeral the borough flag was flown at half-mast.

l A new record was set. During April 13 people who died after reaching the age of 70 were buried at Grantham Cemetery.

l Grantham strongman P. Lee won a magazine competition after being pictured supporting a bar bell and four of his mates weighing around 600lbs in total.