50 Years Ago

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l Labour kept control of Grantham Borough Council, securing twice as many seats as the Conservatives.

l A ‘London overspill’ scheme opened the possibility of 500 new families being brought to live in Grantham from the capital.

l For the third time in a year, the gifts box located at Belton was broken into and the contents stolen.

l Pc Roy Barratt walked among shoppers in Bingham carrying a bomb found at a bungalow - unaware it could have exploded at any moment.