Memory Lane: Grantham’s afternoon and night of ‘fandemonium’ in 1965
Fifty years ago the Journal reported on two events on the same day which saw hysterical scenes unfold in town.
Firstly, brawls broke out in London Road minutes after some 3,000 spectators had watched victory snatched from the Gingerbreads in the dying minutes of their FA Cup tie with Heanor Town.
They went from 2-0 up to 2-2 when Heanor Town equalised with a goal and penalty in the last four minutes.
Supporters rushed on to the field hurling toilet rolls.
Later, teens went wild over the appearance of American group The Walker Brothers at the Drill-hall.
Forty girls fainted and had to be carried out, while the enthusiasm of hundreds of others forced the group to leave the stage after just 15 minutes.