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.

King's School pupils.

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

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

Mystery photo?

MEMORY LANE: Was photograph snapped in Grantham?

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.

Empire Garage

MEMORY LANE: Former gym and garage finally bought by Grantham grammar school

The Empire Garage was built on Brook Street, Grantham, by Lou Musson in 1952.

Manners Arms

MEMORY LANE: Grantham pub survived the war but not the march of progress

The Manners Arms public house was situated on the corner of London Road and Springfield Road in Grantham.

Roberts shop

MEMORY LANE: PM’s family home went on to become high-class Grantham eatery

Margaret Thatcher’s family home and her father Alf ‘Alderman’ Roberts’ corner shop business is pictured in the 1980s during its refurbishment to an upmarket eatery which became The Premier Restaurant.

Lord Harrowby

MEMORY LANE: Bull up at Grantham’s Lord Harrowby public house

This old Journal photo is thought to date from the late 1980s and shows the Lord Harrowby men’s darts team, with pub landlord Brian Pimlott (centre, back).

Nag's Head

MEMORY LANE: Grantham pub site is now a restaurant

Many Journal readers might remember the Nag’s Head which was situated on the corner of Wharf Road and London Road in Grantham, but none will remember this original incarnation of that public house, snapped in 1883 prior to its demolition.


MEMORY LANE: Workforce was strong at London Road factory in 1960s Grantham

Journal Memory Lane reader Mike Bellamy dropped off this old photograph from his working days in around 1965.

The Atomic Four

MEMORY LANE: Grantham rock ’n’ roll pioneers are fondly remembered

Regular Memory Lane contributor Stan Matthews sent in these photographs on hearing of the recent passing of two of Grantham’s rock ’n’ roll pioneers –Michael ‘Pedlar’ Palmer and Johnny Murphy (aka Rumfitt), best known as his alter-ego Ricky Elvin.

Granby Head darts team

MEMORY LANE: Grantham Granby darts team was based in Market Place

The latest old darts photo to be unearthed from the Journal vaults purports to be of the Granby Head Inn team (1980s?).

Princess Drive

MEMORY LANE: Grantham’s first ‘relief road’ was opened in 1954!

This shot is of the formal opening of Princess Drive, off Belton Lane, in Grantham, during 1954.


MEMORY LANE: Grantham’s KGGS underwent improvements during the 1980s

KGGS students are shown utilising their brand new hall for the first time back in February 1986.


WHAT’S ON: Grantham area local history films to be screened in village hall

Following the success of a film show a couple of years ago when many came to see ‘A Tale of Two Villages’, Lincolnshire Film Archive is returning to Hougham and Marston Village Hall with more local films on Tuesday (October 10).

Chambers pictured as an empty shell.

MEMORY LANE: Beautiful Grantham High Street shop closed after 150 years’ trading

Arthur Chambers, Grantham’s first department store, closed in 1982 after 150 years in business on the High Street.

Guildhall, Grantham

MEMORY LANE: Grantham’s Guildhall area has changed subtly over the years

This classic view of Grantham’s Guildhall (above) would, at a glance, appear to suggest little has changed over the years since it was built in 1868.

Watergate, Grantham

MEMORY LANE: Changes aplenty amount to a Watergate scandal in Grantham

Grantham’s Watergate is virtually unrecognisable when compared with how it was, with only the west side of the road still retaining some of the old buildings.

Woolsthorpe band

MEMORY LANE: Band baton handed over at Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir

Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir was one of many villages that once had its own band.

White Lion

MEMORY LANE: Grantham’s Lion team roared on the oche

Another old sport photograph was unearthed in the Journal archive this week.

Woolsthorpe School

MEMORY LANE: Woolsthorpe School after Second World War

This photograph of pupils and staff from Woolsthorpe School is estimated to be have been taken around 1947.

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