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Grantham Journal Memory Lane: Looking back...

10 YEARS AGO

* A fire occurred at the Priory pub in Dysart Road. Large areas of the building were gutted and thieves struck afterwards, stealing money from the games machines.

* The future of Barrowby Royal British Legion was in doubt after the district council received complaints about noise.

* Charnia Weightman was off to the World Under-23 Bob Skeleton Championships despite only taking up the sport four months ago.

25 YEARS AGO

* Teens Andrew Cartwright and Paul Clawson walked 150 miles around Lincolnshire to raise more than £400 for the provision of a soft play area for Sandon School.

* Police were asking for help from members of the public as they sought to catch three muggers who robbed a woman in Grantham.

* Grantham Town’s Gary Crosby was signed by Nottingham Forest for £15,000. Forest also promised to play Town in a friendly.

50 YEARS AGO

* Around 100 people reported problems with their water supply over the Christmas period after three mains pipes burst.

* No babies were born in Grantham Hospital on Christmas Day but Pamela Bennett of Ryde Avenue gave birth to a daughter at home.

* Grantham shopkeepers reported a late surge in Christmas shopping which they put down to the weather and “possible apprehension due to the employment position.”

100 YEARS AGO

* The Journal reported huge congregations at the town’s churches for the “great festival of the nativity”.

* “Christmastide football has been carried on under conditions about as bad as one could conceive,” reported the Journal.

* Grantham Post Office was reporting one of their busiest years on record with the number of parcels and letters dealt with described as “enormous”.

 

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