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Cash needed but plans submitted for village hall near Grantham

Cash needed but plans submitted for village hall near Grantham

Cash needed but plans submitted for village hall near Grantham

24 April 2018

Plans have finally been submitted for a new village hall in Ropsley after a 15 year fundraising campaign.


MEMORY LANE: Grantham snowballer does not remember photograph

MEMORY LANE: Grantham snowballer does not remember photograph

MEMORY LANE: Grantham snowballer does not remember photograph

19 April 2018

Grantham Journal reader Mick Coe dropped off this photograph of a snowy scene in the 1950s.


MEMORY LANE: Grantham punk band began in the 1980s

MEMORY LANE: Grantham punk band began in the 1980s

MEMORY LANE: Grantham punk band began in the 1980s

05 April 2018

Grantham punk band English Dogs formed in the early 1980s and comprised, from left – drummer Andy ‘Pinch’ Pinching, Mark ‘Wattie’ Watson on bass, singer Pete ‘Wakey’ Wakefield and guitarist Jon ‘Minty’ Murray.


MEMORY LANE: Bottesford schoolgirls led both senior and junior netball leagues in the 1960s

MEMORY LANE: Bottesford schoolgirls led both senior and junior netball leagues in the 1960s

MEMORY LANE: Bottesford schoolgirls led both senior and junior netball leagues in the 1960s

05 April 2018

Both junior and senior netball teams of Belvoir Secondary School in Bottesford enjoyed a season of considerable success and, in fact, respectively headed the Kesteven Senior and Junior Netball Leagues in 1964.


MEMORY LANE: Elvis movie insired band and new dance craze in Grantham

MEMORY LANE: Elvis movie insired band and new dance craze in Grantham

MEMORY LANE: Elvis movie insired band and new dance craze in Grantham

23 March 2018

With the Elvis Presley film ‘Fun in Acapulco’ screening at Grantham’s Granada cinema in February of 1964, members of local beat combo Dave Knight and The Trellions donned Mexican garb and, with the help of two teenage girl dancers (Carol Mitchell and Carol Watkin), invited patrons to try out a new dance – ‘The Acapulco’ – in the foyer of the theatre.


MEMORY LANE: Black Dog was not alone in Grantham’s Watergate

MEMORY LANE: Black Dog was not alone in Grantham’s Watergate

MEMORY LANE: Black Dog was not alone in Grantham’s Watergate

15 March 2018

The Black Dog has not always been the only hostelry in Grantham’s Watergate – and not even the only one with the ‘Dog’ moniker.


MOTORSPORT: Superbikes are jewel in the crown in this year’s Cadwell Park schedule

MOTORSPORT: Superbikes are jewel in the crown in this year’s Cadwell Park schedule

MOTORSPORT: Superbikes are jewel in the crown in this year’s Cadwell Park schedule

10 March 2018

Lincolnshire motor racing circuit Cadwell Park has announced its 2018 calendar, headlined by the Bennetts British Superbike Championship ‘Party in the Park’, plus historic bike and car events and a busy line-up of high-octane entertainment almost every weekend from now until November.


MEMORY LANE: With the Grantham Journal on the move again, we look back in time . . .

MEMORY LANE: With the Grantham Journal on the move again, we look back in time . . .

MEMORY LANE: With the Grantham Journal on the move again, we look back in time . . .

26 February 2018

With the Grantham Journal on the cusp of a move to new premises this year, we thought we would look back to our office’s long-standing position on the High Street.


MEMORY LANE: Grantham’s Vere Court was destined for demolition

MEMORY LANE: Grantham’s Vere Court was destined for demolition

MEMORY LANE: Grantham’s Vere Court was destined for demolition

19 February 2018

Following on from previous weeks’ pictures of the old Vere Court area, here is another shot taken from Broad Street showing the entrance to what was one of the poorest areas of Grantham.


WHAT’S ON: Snowdrop Week begins at Easton Walled Gardens

WHAT’S ON: Snowdrop Week begins at Easton Walled Gardens

WHAT’S ON: Snowdrop Week begins at Easton Walled Gardens

15 February 2018

Easton Walled Gardens opens its gates for Snowdrop Week this weekend and there is no better place to enjoy swathes of snowdrops, aconites and hellebores as well as innovative spring planting schemes, all spread over 12 acres of beautiful, 400-year-old restored gardens.


MEMORY LANE: ‘Paddock’ was donated to Grantham

MEMORY LANE: ‘Paddock’ was donated to Grantham

MEMORY LANE: ‘Paddock’ was donated to Grantham

14 February 2018

This photo from 1953 shows Mayor Ernest Hardy and borough engineer J. Livesby inspecting newly installed benches in the ‘paddock’, also known as Stonebridge Close, off Avenue Road.


MEMORY LANE: Celloist went on to play in Grantham theatre pit

MEMORY LANE: Celloist went on to play in Grantham theatre pit

MEMORY LANE: Celloist went on to play in Grantham theatre pit

13 February 2018

Journal reader Robert Geeson brought this old photo of his grandmother celloist Florance Grant (known by nickname Jimmy) pictured in September 1920 in a musical trio with pianist Ada Maltby and violinist Willie Thompson.


MEMORY LANE: Wyndham Park as it looked in the 1970s

MEMORY LANE: Wyndham Park as it looked in the 1970s

MEMORY LANE: Wyndham Park as it looked in the 1970s

05 February 2018

This aerial shot of Grantham’s Wyndham Park was snapped in 1978.


MEMORY LANE: Grantham mechanics chose Pollard’s for motor spares

MEMORY LANE: Grantham mechanics chose Pollard’s for motor spares

MEMORY LANE: Grantham mechanics chose Pollard’s for motor spares

30 January 2018

This photograph was shot in 1984 when every motor car DIY mechanic in the Grantham area would head for Pollard’s auto spares shop in Norton Street.


MEMORY LANE: Postcard shows Grantham Market Place as it was in early 1800s

MEMORY LANE: Postcard shows Grantham Market Place as it was in early 1800s

MEMORY LANE: Postcard shows Grantham Market Place as it was in early 1800s

29 January 2018

This is a scan of a postcard brought into the Journal office by reader John Barker of Sproxton.


MEMORY LANE: Grantham town centre still recognisable

MEMORY LANE: Grantham town centre still recognisable

MEMORY LANE: Grantham town centre still recognisable

22 January 2018

This shot of Grantham’s St Peter’s Hill is from an old postcard submitted by Journal reader John Barker, of Sproxton.


MEMORY LANE: Hedley played for Grantham team St Anne’s, amongst others . . .

MEMORY LANE: Hedley played for Grantham team St Anne’s, amongst others . . .

MEMORY LANE: Hedley played for Grantham team St Anne’s, amongst others . . .

13 January 2018

Keen sportsman and Journal Memory Lane reader Hedley Davies emailed in a selection of his old sporting photographs – ranging from his school days in athletics during the 1970s, through various football line-ups over the years, plus cricket with Grantham CC.


MEMORY LANE: Grantham King’s School pupils posed for photo in the early Sixties

MEMORY LANE: Grantham King’s School pupils posed for photo in the early Sixties

MEMORY LANE: Grantham King’s School pupils posed for photo in the early Sixties

31 December 2017

Memory Lane reader Glyn Jones popped into the Journal office last week to drop off a couple of old photographs from his youth.


MEMORY LANE: Was photograph snapped in Grantham?

MEMORY LANE: Was photograph snapped in Grantham?

MEMORY LANE: Was photograph snapped in Grantham?

25 December 2017

Avid Journal reader David Holmes brought in this old photograph which was found while he was working for MODA Construction, of Bolton, on a shop renovation at 21 High Street, Grantham.


WHAT’S ON: Enjoy a free family day out with Bransby rescue horses

WHAT’S ON: Enjoy a free family day out with Bransby rescue horses

WHAT’S ON: Enjoy a free family day out with Bransby rescue horses

22 December 2017

Equine lovers could do worse than spending a free family day out at the award-winning Bransby Horses rescue and welfare centre at Bransby, near Lincoln.


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