Can you fill in the missing facts at foot of page?
THIS was known as the German Gypsy invasion in 1907, with crowds turning out in force to watch the spectacle.
The scene is London Road, but only one building has survived, the Court House on the corner of Rycroft Street. Towards the centre was Mowbray’s brewery.
Some of the houses in the centre survived until the 1960s, when they were finally demolished to extend Grantham Motor Company on the right and North Road Garages.
At one time Phil’s Taxis, run by Phil Harrison was run from one of them, again up to the 1960s.
THESE people belonged to a Grantham Young Conservatives in 1960.
Donald Holmes, who sent it to us, says the girl 3rd left front is Edith Cooke. The guy next Doug Gorin (back far right) is former councillor and Gonerby farmer Geoff Thompson.
He says the guy with the specs (centre), is John Horton and to the right of him is local bass player Graham Brown.
Can anyone name any of the others?
A view of Grantham in 1906 – but what is the road running down the left.
It is Beacon Lane. Hill Avenue hadn’t been built then.
Indeed, nothing was developed east of the Barracks and Norman Leys on Sandon Road.
Jon Barnes asks….
This pics of them leaving town along Harlaxton Road?
The Peacock Inn, Belvoir
This is the Blue Cow, Castlegate, which called last orders in 1959. It stood facing Finkin Street and was demolished to make way for Wallwork’s furniture store, later taken over by Fine Fare.
This in turn was demolished for the current housing.
Brewery Hill in 1985
Ray Woolgar says….
I would like to share a photo with you that I have recently found.
The photo is a group of us that worked at Aveling Barford in the early 70s, Jig and Tool department, inter-departmental football team.
I can not remember many of the names of those on the photo, but would like a nudge if anybody can recognise themselves.
I am on the back row, third one in on the left, although I haven’t lived in the area since 1985.
Who can you name?
Back – Chuck Johnson. Tony Davis, Ray Woolgar, B4?, Tony Gadsby, Dave Newcombe, Maurice Pell;
Front – Mick Goldsmith, Dave Johnson, Robin Bowles, Trev Hammond