This is New Street, looking north, with the Cross Keys pub on one corner of Chambers Street and the shop on the other corner……both now flats….all of the buildings on the left hand side are long gone, for many years the area was the site of the car park for North House on North Parade, headquarters of the East Midlands Electricity Board……it is now the site of the Steeple Leas and Spire View sheltered housing complexes…. says Del Ayto.
Actually, the right side, standing outside Belvoir Nursing Home (former Little Gonerby School) has not changed that much.
Do you recognise any of these Ruston & Hornsby firefighters
Back – B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7
Front – f1 f2 f3 f4 f5 f6 f7
Also, where was it taken and when?
Taken more than a century ago, this photo sent in by Ken Kirton is less than 10 miles from Grantham. It is Easthorpe, near Bottesford (no, me neither)
Taken in 1897, where is this building and what did it best become know as?
IN a less sophisticated age, Grantham had not only the civilian fire brigade, but a team of volunteers at Richard Hornsby & Co
These two pictures show them in 1912.
As well as keeping any works conflagations under control, they helped out other.
In 1906 they were first on the scene to help the Belvoir Castle Brigade at the Denton Manor fire.
The photos were sent in by Barrie Cox
Numbering from left, who can you name in this 1975 Aveling Barford photo? Which department is it?
Originally the Golden Fleece, it stood on the corner of Grantley Street and Wharf Road.
It was taken over in the late 1980s by legendary landlord Tony ‘Warthog’ Willows and became Warthogs. It later was renamed Churchills.
In 1945. police inspected the pub. This is their report.
Taken a century ago, The Cross, South Green, and the Welby Arms, Allington
This stately home near Grantham is Culverthorpe Hall
Here is another of those photos we’ve been given with no information whatsoever.
I thought at first it was Spittlegate School in the Stonebridge days, but F7 looks very much like Clifford Dack, vice principal at Grantham College for Further Education.
Back – B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 B10 B11 B12 B13 B14 B15 B16 B17 B18;
Front – F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 F9 F10 & F11
Fashions look like the mid-1960s (Grantham was a bit behind with the mini-skirt) – even then, not many courses had boys and girls on.
So over to you. Can you add any information – which year, which course and identify any of the students (using the position number)
Coles Cranes – Barrowby – Kontak, fishing match winners 1976/77, from John Smith.
Whom can you name, from left…
Jerry Dowset, John Mashford C?, D?, & Peter Stevenson