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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

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

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

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

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 . . .

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

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.


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