50 Years Ago

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l Frank Street of George Street was celebrating after winning a £3,000 house on the football pools.

l The chairman of the town planning committee visited Derwent Road in the Earlesfield and said: “It’s disgusting and downright ridiculous”. The planners were angry after seeing coal bunkers outside houses.

l Grantham’s first ever prosecution under the Litter Act of 1958 came before magistrates when a 20-year-old threw fish and chips wrappers into the street.