50 Years Ago

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lAnne Pexton, 17, a member of Harlaxton Youth Club, was declared the Beauty Queen of Grantham and District Youth Association. Runner-up was 15-year-old Jackie Worsdale of Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir.

l“The Kiss of Life Comes to Grantham” was the headline on the front page of the Journal. The means of artificial respiration was demonstrated by the South Lincs branch of the British Red Cross Society.

lRumours suggesting the 1962 Mid-Lent Fair would be the last, breaking a 500-year-old tradition were dubbed “ridiculous”.