50 Years Ago

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l Ratepayers in Grantham faced the prospect of paying for a possible future university in Stamford.

l Belvoir Court - famous for hearing a trial on the steps after staff forgot the key - was set to close.

l The naming of a school was proving problematic. People complained that the name for Earlesfield Secondary Modern - St Hugh’s School - sounded too much like Blessed John More School.

l Bingham’s John Pritchett boxed for England.