Mayor opening Mid Lent Fair in 1976
Whom can you name (from left) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (Mayor), 10, 11 (Town Clerk), 12, 13 (Mayoress) , 14, 15, 16.
It was taken at the St Peter’s Hill end of Avenue Road in 1965.
The man on the left of the picture is Eric Summers and on the right is Malcolm Barker who was employed by him.
They were contracted to demolish part of the museum, the old police buildings and the morgue.
Their instructions were that the bear and a very large Pianola were to be destroyed as they were not allowed to be transferred to any other person or organisation.
The new Grantham Borough Council Offices were built on the site (now SKDC – Avenue entrance)
Rosemary Barker sent in this picture
Takenin 1906 – this is Knipton.
This appears to be a retirement presentation but we have no information on this old photo from Gordon Staniland.
It is Bill ‘Neddy’ Moor (left), retiring from Lee & Grinlins in 1974.
Darren Eaton sent in these three old photos taken at Syston Park, near Belton, (where the pick-your-own farm is now) probably in the 1920s.
In 1926 Syston park created the first road race circuit in Britain.
With Brooklands and Donnington Park it became one of the premier racing venues of its time,racing did start even earlier than this at Syston in 1906 with just hill climbs.
Originally a motorcycle Grand Prix venue Syston park was used as a training ground for the TT and Manx Grand Prix,but the circuit only had a short history as racing ceased in 1939.
In recent years an event has been held to remember the track with old cars and motor cycles running up the original half mile hill climb.
This year the event will be on Sunday 27th August
Taken in 1994 – but where in Grantham?
Here are a few well know local faces in 1986. Possibly a darts trophy.
Whom can you name, from left Ian Reah, Paul Sentance, John Pinchbeck (presenting), Colin Hodgkin, ,Frank O’Boyle, Mick Gill, Denis Topham, & X8
On the stage at BMARCo Social Club is Mick Gibson which I think suggests Grantham Clubs Darts League