25 Years Ago

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l A new carpet in the Mayor’s Parlour emblazoned with the borough emblem was said to have cost tens of thousands of pounds - but councillors were keeping silent on the true cost.

l New Mayor of Grantham Coun Gladys Foster told the Journal she would take as her theme “A town to be proud of”.

l Long Bennington teen Joanna Lester-George won a competition to join the cast of Superman IV for two days of filming.

l Disabled athlete Irene Hotchin set a new world record and claimed five medals in an incredible three weeks.