50 Years Ago

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lGrantham musician Brian Locking became bass guitarist of “Britain’s number one beat group” The Shadows.

lWest Kesteven District Council’s “war on vermin” was having the desired effect with a considerable reduction in rats.

lA driver who was heading down Leadenham Hill in heavy rain lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tree. He died in Grantham Hospital three days later.

lA caravan fire in Cold Harbour Lane was believed to have been caused by a carelessly discarded cigarette.