50 Years Ago

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lFour distinguished Chinese scientists were travelling from Peking to Grantham to visit the local sites associated with Sir Isaac Newton.

lThe Lincolnshire South and Grantham branch of the RSPCA was worried about the impact of fireworks on pets.

lGrantham Town were prepared to face Brierley Hill in the fifth round of the FA Cup. It was the first time in 12 years Town had made it through to the first round proper.