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

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

Pupils at Belmont Primary School are proud of their new sports kit.

Belmont Primary School beams in brand new sports kit

Sporty pupils at Belmont Primary School will now be able to look as good as they play thanks to a parent’s generous donation.

HM Lord Leuitenant of Lincs Toby Dennis, Lt Col Stuart Wiles, Paul Southerington, Douglas Landy

Buried treasure led to boost for army charity

An unexpected treasure, buried deep in the ground at Salisbury Plain, led to a windfall for the ABF – the Armed Forces Charity.

Gravity, Westgate.

Grantham nightclubs can open until 4.30am

Two Grantham nightclubs can now open until 4.30am three nights a week.

The Historic Wolds Trophy will see 1960s American Ford Mustangs, Falcons and Galaxies tussling on track with other classic touring cars at Cadwell Park. Photo: Laura Manning and Steve Cross

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

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.

Charlie and Gemma

Grantham-based wine company is fizzing

After home brewer Charlie Ruigrok made some beer and rhubarb wine to serve at his wedding, guests enjoyed his handiwork so much, he and wife Gemma turned it into a business.

Grantham Journal offices from what became Greenwoods Row.

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

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.

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Staff at the Miller & Carter Steakhouse, Grantham.

Grantham steakhouse opening success

The Miller & Carter Steakhouse in Grantham has reported a ‘sell-out’ opening weekend.

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Vere Court

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

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.

Grantham Target Club has new premises at the Methodist church in Harrowby Lane.

Grantham Target Club has new premises

Grantham Target Club would like to welcome old and new members to its new premises at the Methodist church on Harrowby Lane every Friday night from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Easton Walled Gardens Snowdrop Week. Photo: Fred Cholmeley

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

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.

The Thorold Arms, Marston.

Deal made to bring empty Marston pub back to life

Villagers campaigning to save their village pub have struck a deal with its owner to buy it for £195,000.

The 'Paddock'.

MEMORY LANE: ‘Paddock’ was donated to Grantham

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.

Musical trio

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

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.

Wyndham Park, Grantham

Work starts on major upgrade of Grantham’s Wyndham Park

Work starts next week on restoring Grantham’s 
Wyndham Park to its original character as Grantham’s World War One Memorial Park.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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MEMORY LANE: Grantham town centre still recognisable

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

St Anne's FC 1986/87

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

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.

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