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MEMORY LANE: Grantham snowballer does not remember photograph

MEMORY LANE: Grantham snowballer does not remember photograph

MEMORY LANE: Grantham snowballer does not remember photograph

Grantham Journal reader Mick Coe dropped off this photograph of a snowy scene in the 1950s.


MEMORY LANE: Grantham punk band began in the 1980s

MEMORY LANE: Grantham punk band began in the 1980s

MEMORY LANE: Grantham punk band began in the 1980s

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.


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

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

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

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.


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 . . .

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.


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