50 Years Ago

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lThieves broke into the home of a Grantham bank manager and stole Georgian silver worth an estimated £200.

lSarah Barnes of London Road, Grantham died aged 88. She was the first female Mayor of Grantham.

lA Grantham coalman was sentenced to three months in prison after punching a police officer in a dancehall fight. Ald S. Foster, presiding, said people like the defendant are ruining dancehalls for ordinary folk. He added : “You hooligans come along, full up with drink, and cause this trouble.”