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LINCOLNSHIRE CHRONICLE February 18th 1870
CAISTOR - Snow fell heavily on Saturday and Sunday, and a high north wind blowing soon rendered most of the Wold roads impassable from drifts. Many parties from home with vehicles on Saturday night were storm stayed until the roads were dug out on Monday.

LINCOLN, RUTLAND & STAMFORD MERCURY
May 20th 1870
CAISTOR - The May Day Statue of Saturday was not so numerously attended by servants as might have been expected from its being "pag-rag day", and but little hiring took place. On the various shows, &c, common to these occasions, and of which there was an abundance, a steam round-about proved the most attractive. It was well patronised, not only by the juveniles but by "children of larger growth"; one active old boy, 80 years of age named Sammy Codd, especially who "went in" for frequent rides to the great amusement of the bystanders.

LINCOLNSHIRE CHRONICLE August 26th 1870
BRIGG - Petty Sessions - Henry Good was summoned for being drunk and incapable at Grasby on the 13th inst. and fined 5/- and 9/6 costs.

LINCOLN, RUTLAND & STAMFORD MERCURY
October 7th 1870
CAISTOR - County Court - Brighton v. King - This case was heard at the last court. The plaintiff there sought to obtain from the defendant possession of one of four tenements at Grasby, recently purchased by him of Messrs Robbs, mortgagees of the said property. Defendant, a son of the mortgagor, testified that he had held undisturbed possession of the said tenement for over twenty years without paying rent or acknowledging tenantry in any shape, and his Honour directed a nonsuit:- Mr Snell, for the mortgagees, now submitted the question on a point of law, whether such possession afforded the holder any claim upon the mortgaged property? - His Honour held that it lay with the mortgagee to ascertain for himself before investment whether there existed any obstacle to full and quiet possession in the event of fore-closure and sale; and observed that certain affidavits mentioned would not, he thought, shake defendant's testimony.- Upon this Mr Snell said there was no option but for him to present an appeal upon the questions raised to the Court of Common Pleas; and this his Honour signed.

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