Grantham Journal reader Mick Coe dropped off this photograph of a snowy scene in the 1950s.
Grantham punk band English Dogs formed in the early 1980s and comprised, from left – drummer Andy ‘Pinch’ Pinching, Mark ‘Wattie’ Watson on bass, singer Pete ‘Wakey’ Wakefield and guitarist Jon ‘Minty’ Murray.
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.
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.