50 Years Ago

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lAlmost £10,000 was to be spent on a scheme to brighten up and modernise Grantham railway station.

lThree lads from Grantham Boys’ Central School - 15-year-olds Paul Reed and Peter Thompson and 14-year-old William Hull - set off cycling on a trainspotting holiday and ended up travelling more than 1,000 miles, reaching as far as Aberdeen.

lGrantham’s MP J. B. Godber, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, was to lead a British delegation to the General Assembly of the United Nations.