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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

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 . . .

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.


MEMORY LANE: Grantham’s Vere Court was destined for demolition

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.


MEMORY LANE: ‘Paddock’ was donated to Grantham

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.


MEMORY LANE: Celloist went on to play in Grantham theatre pit

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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