50 Years Ago

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l Licensee of the George Hotel in Leadenham, Emma Green, left the building to her daughter-in-law in her will.

l Unemployment figures for the Grantham area fell by more than 20 per cent. The huge drop was attributed to the fine weather for the time of year.

l A road improvement scheme at Long Bennington was set to cost £100,000 as part of a Government plan to modernise trunk roads.

l Alderman S. Foster was warning under-age drinkers to expect “very heavy” fines after a rise in under-age drinking.