The King’s Hotel looks a lot different today, with an extension to the front and right-hand side of the building.
And the view towards Grantham from its upper rooms is also much different, with many houses demolished and modern flats standing in their place.
These photos were brought into the Journal office by Roger Blakeman, who, as many will know, owned the King’s Hotel for over 30 years.
Mr Blakeman, 66, ran the hotel from 1974 to 2007, and knew the previous owner, Mr Murray. During his ownership, Great North Road ran right past the front door. The stretch of road is now called North Parade.
Mr Blakeman said: “The two children in the picture are the Murray children. Mr Murray had it in the 50s and then he bought the Avenue Hotel.”
The spire of St Wulfram’s Church, of course, remains the same but many of the tiled roofs around it are no longer there, said Mr Blakeman. He believes the photo was taken sometime during the Second World War.