Course overview

Our interest in the past probably escalates the older we get. For many Grimbarians the day the Bull Ring and the Market Place were demolished, was for them, a criminal act in the town’s history. Many look back on the time before the destruction with fond memories. In this Saturday course we will explore the town before and after demolition with a look at some of the buildings and businesses lost, why it happened and the effect it had on the town landscape.

Course description

Can you remember Grimsby before 1970? Maybe you’ve heard the stories about the Bull Ring and the Market Place? Did you shop at Evingtons? Have recollections of Underhills? Or drink in The Granby Inn? Maybe you frequented the Mucky Duck?

In this Saturday afternoon illustrated talk Grimbarian Emma Lingard, local historian, tour guide, and author of Grimsby Streets will take you on a journey back to before the bulldozers arrived in a trip down memory lane of Grimsby past. A town that older generations of folk will remember with fondness.

Part one will explore Georgian and Victorian Grimsby with a look at some of the businesses. Part two will explore the day the bulldozers moved in with some never seen before images, but Emma will also explore the reasons why it happened, and what could have been in a series of other plans that had been drawn up for the town. She will also touch on the future and the proposals for the town centre in 2024.

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