The Grantham Journal’s photographer captured this scene (above) of the aftermath of a collision between a Co-op coal lorry and another truck from Peterborough, back in 1955.
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.
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.
The Black Dog has not always been the only hostelry in Grantham’s Watergate – and not even the only one with the ‘Dog’ moniker.
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.
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.
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.