The Beehive, Castlegate, in the late 1940s, when traffic could go in either direction and apart from two pubs in this short stretch there were two excellent fish & chip shops and a sweet shop.
Hello Hello Hello! What’s going on here then? What has Mr Jones The barber done to upset the law back in 1946
YOUNGSTERS at Earlesfield got fed up of waiting for the council to build them a centre, so in 1976 they created their own. Using old pallets corrugated sheeting, felt and carpets they managed to make a waterproof structure which they furnished with old chairs and sofas people had thrown out.
No prizes for knowing where this was taken.
But when was it taken and who are the people?
Back – B1?, Alan Maples, Des Doubleday, B4?, Stan Nix, Cis Creasey, B7?, Reg Clements, B9?, Geoff Corton;
Front – F1 F2, Barbara Creasey, F4 F5 F6 F7 F8
Sent in by Sandra Corton
What can you tell us about this place? What was it called and where was it?
GRANTHAM-born TV and radio star Nicholas Parsons was one of Grantham’s top brains representing the town in a Central TV quiz show.
Called Home Run, it was an inter-town quiz, with Grantham facing Oxford with two undergraduates who appeared in University Challenge, captained by sing Joe Brown. Brown was reared at nearby Swaby.
The Grantham team won, yet strangely progressed no further. It was probably due to an altercation involving the stars and the producer during the commercial break.
But can you name the others on this photo and what year it was taken?
Parsons, the son of a local doctor, shot to stardom in the Arthur Haynes Show, as well as Sale of the Century, and chairman of long-running series Just a Minute.
Nicholas will be making an appearance in Boundry Mill’s BB’s coffee shop, Gonerby Moor, next month will be in town next month, to celebrate a 21st birthday. where he will give an afternoon talk, followed by an audience Q&A.
The Grantham store opened in 1996.
It will be held on Wednesday 26th April, starting at 3pm.
St Peters Hill from the air 1946
Vine Street looking towards Market Place
Taken in 1976, Wolsey workers, based where Moy Park now stands, were on strike.
Darren Eaton says…
Here is an eye opener for the Grantham Matters past section.
A Coles Cranes payslip from 1974 when a family man was taking home just £29.50. a week.
I’ve deleted any personal bits from the slip but the main interesting parts are still there.