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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Rustons

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.

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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.

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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?).

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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.

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KGGS

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.

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