25 Years Ago

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l The Journal was reporting on “vast untapped coal reserves on the doorstep of Grantham” with the possibility of a coal pit opening at Denton.

l Corby Glen came under fire from Radio 4 presenter Wilfred De’Ath. He described the village as having “pretensions of becoming a market town but never quite made it”.

l Ex-soldier Ron Bullen of Allington raised £4,000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

l Thieves stole the ground-keeping equipment from Grantham Cricket Club.