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Memory Lane: Grantham MP officially opens new school facilities in 1993

A local MP opened a newly refurbished library and business studies room at a school in 1993.

Grantham MP Douglas Hogg officially opened the new rooms at the Central School, Grantham.

The Malpass Room, named in memory of former head boy Jonathan who died three years before, was similar to an office with a computer network.

MP Douglas Hogg with students from the Central School, Grantham, in 1993.
MP Douglas Hogg with students from the Central School, Grantham, in 1993.

It would also be part of the centre for business studies courses offered by Sue Pratt.

The library centre had a TV, video and computer, as well as new games and a reference section.

Permanent librarian Pearl Hudson and staff member Diane Dummer were responsible for the library.

The refurbishments were funded partly by the Department of Trade and Industry, with support from Grantham businesses and Lincolnshire County Council.

50 years ago – Sisters travel from America to stay with brother

Two sisters from America reunited with their brothers in their birthplace in 1973.

Mary Elizabeth Tenelly and Anne Dunne stayed with their brother Joseph Dunne, of North Parade, Grantham.

It was the first time either sister had been in the country since 1958, and this time Mary was accompanied by her American husband Jack.

Mary left Grantham to cross the Atlantic in 1947 when she was 23-years-old and had just married an American G.I.

Anne left England in 1958 to join her sister in America. Mary said: “I tried to get my two brothers to come out, but they weren’t interested.”

With the help of her sister living half-a-block away, Anne eventually adjusted to her new life.

10 years ago – Printing firm celebrates centenary

An independant printing business celebrated its centenary in 2013.

W G Harrison began in 1913 when London bookseller William G. Harrison bought Needham Brother stationers in Elmer Street South.

The company then moved to Dysart Road in 1972, but was in Turnpike Close in 2013.

To help celebrate the achievement, business owners Janice Clayton and Ian Turpie invited former owner Keith

Harrison, who worked for the company for 48 years, to a small celebration.

Mr Turpie said: “Originally when I started in the 1970s the type-setting was movable metal type.

“Everything to do with the industry has changed an unbelievable amount since then.”

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