100 Years Ago

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lA 13-year-old boy was sentenced to six strokes of the birch after stealing three rabbit skins. John Elson of Commercial Road was caught trying to sell skins.

lA “tramp” accused of staring a fire in Barrowby was sent for trial. He was found at the scene with a box of matches.

lMystery surrounded the cause of a “remarkable sewer explosion” in Watergate

lThe Liberal Ball was attended by 150 people at the Guildhall in Grantham.