Streets and their stories

Take a trip down memory lane with the Streets and their Stories

The Streets and their Stories heritage project has been made possible thanks to a grant of just under £40,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Everything and everybody is connected to a street, be it a school, shop, house, place of worship, business, local character, cinema or park. Using a mixture of photographs, documents and maps from the Local History collection in Grimsby Library and materials from the Archives, we have been holding reminiscence roadshows, exhibitions, providing local people with the opportunity to browse, talk to us, share and record their stories, adding the colour of their memories to our black and white photographs.

The next roadshow event will be held at Docks Academy on Saturday 23rd July between 12noon and 5pm. A free exhibition telling the story of the Mission Church of St Barnabas (now Docks Beers) and the King Edward Street area of Grimsby. King Edward Street is now lined with commercial buildings, but it was once a thriving community with pubs, schools, a market and some of Grimsby’s worst slums. On the day there will also be an opportunity to have your memories of the area recorded and to see paintings by local artist Dale Mackie from his ‘Maps of Great Grimsby’ series.