50 Years Ago

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l A farmer was fined for allowing a straying ‘beast’ to cross main roads until it was eventually caught by the police and put back into a field.

l Chipperfield Circus came to town with acts including the human cannonball and a tight rope walker all set to entertain the crowds.

l The Red Lion Hotel in Grantham was due to close because of poor business. Rumours about its future included a supermarket, chain store or block of flats.