50 Years Ago

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lA team of “TV All-Stars” played a football match against Grantham Round Table in a charity football match. The all-stars side featured comedian Bernard Bresslaw.

lMajor General Christopher Welby Everard of Caythorpe was appointed commander of the Nigerian Army.

lThe chairman of the Grantham branch of the British Legion hit out at his members for their poor turnout for the service in St Peter’s Hill. He said there were so few people there “we had to rush around to the club and canvas the people at the bar”.