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24 January 2013

Rather English - Visit Grimsby's Fishing Heritage Centre

Grimsby's Fishing Heritage Centre opened at Alexandra Dock in 1991, aiming to tell the story of the town's fishing heritage, with a particular focus on what was like for trawlermen and their families in the 1950s.

The Museum offers the chance to climb aboard the Ross Tiger, a 1950's trawler acquired by the town in 1992 for £1, and moored beside the museum, with other highlights based around the recreation of '50s Grimsby.

For more, see http://www.nelincs.gov.uk/resident/museums-and-heritage/fishing-heritage-centre/

^Picture © Dave Hitchborne used under a Creative Commons license^

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  1. Special mention to Fag-Ash-Lil, the barlady in one of the final room sets. Enduring figure of my childhood :-)

    Chloe, London formerly Grimsby :-)

  2. I think the idea of a fishing heritage centre is a brilliant idea, including asking visitors to queue up for some fish and chips (as long as it is wrapped in white paper).

    But how interesting that it is in Grimsby. Just this week I saw the very town in "Who Do You Think You Are?" or "Wales: Coming Home". The photos of old Grimsby showed a thriving fishing industry and a bustling port - all gone.

  3. I prefer mine wrapped in newspaper...