50 Years Ago

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l There were not enough jobs in the town for Grantham’s school leavers, the Journal reported.

l Grantham Mayor Coun W. O. Heath, along with the Mayoress, attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace. The Mayor said: “We had a fine time - until we got in the homeward bound traffic in Trafalgar Square.”

l Mrs Helen Willoughby retired after working as a teacher in the Grantham area for 24 years. Mrs Willoughby was a former head at Old Somerby and Bitchfield Community Primary School.

l Grantham opener Ken Robinson hit his first century.