Grantham through the years

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A look back at what was happening in Grantham over the past 100 years.

10 Years Ago

* A Hungarian TV crew came to town to film a programme about life in the European Union.

* Grantham Museum was relaunched after a £100,000 revamp which included a community room with disabled access.

* Dysart Park pool re-opened after two months closed for maintenance . However, it closed again within days and vandals were blamed.

* Woolsthorpe’s openers Robinson and Wilson combined for 169 runs.

25 Years Ago

* Arms manufacturing company BMARC announced a new £7 million contract to make a cannon for the British Army’s new Warrior armoured combat vehicle.

* A councillor who spoke out against plans for a mental health facility which he said would house “mentally deranged ciminal lunatics” was told plans were shelved.

* Caythorpe wicket keeper Brian Costall hit 27no as Caythorpe retained the Thompson Cup.

50 Years Ago

* The number of unemployed in Grantham continued to fall month-on-month from 266 to 233.

* Grantham Borough Council was exploring building 500 new homes in Grantham in conjunction with London County Council.

* A train passing through Grantham made an emergency stop at Stoke Rochford when a passenger pulled the cord after losing his hat.

* Grantham FC supporters raised a record £3,830 during the season.

100 Years Ago

* Grantham and District Boy Scouts Association held its annual sports day at the London Road cricket ground . However, the event was marred by bad weather.

* A Colsterworth farmer was fined 10s for causing cruelty to a mare.

* The inmates of Grantham’s workhouse were taken for a rare day out, entertained at Honington Hall.

* The annual Show of Belvoir Puppies saw “fine specimens of young hounds” on display.