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fishyfanny
May 16, 2017, 9:13am Report to Moderator
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I thought it might be nice to have a local history thread, as there doesn't seem to be much info available on the net. So if you have any knowledge of local history or buildings present or long gone, I would love to hear about it.

For instance, does anyone know what the church down St Peters Ave, that was on the site of the car park next to Boots was called?  Do you know what the original Cleethorpes library, on Isaacs Hill was before it was a library?

I don't have the answers myself, but it would be great to find out.
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Do you use Facebook Andy? If so there is a great group called the Grimsby memories, I'm a member of this and it really is a good group, there's lots of photo's and stories on there, well worth taking a look mate.

I'm very interested in the history of Grimsby too, who can remember the brewery building around the Pasture street area? I can't remember it's exact location or what it was called but I can remember walking past it regularly in the late 70's early 80's.

Who can remember the Wimpey in Town early 80's (knickerbocker glory) and the old phone boxes in the precinct?

Thanks for starting this thread Andy let's hope it gets a lot of responses and hopefully some photos put up on here to view.


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I've resisted the temptation of Facebook so far Chris!

I believe it was Hewitts brewery in Pasture St and the pub was Hewitts Tavern. All before my time, so I never went in there for a pint. There was also a Wimpy on High St, Cleethorpes. Think it's a mobility shop now.
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Think I may have linked to this before but Rod Collins has a good website which includes local history amongst other things:

http://www.rodcollins.com/wordpress/


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The church in S. Peter's Avenue was Trinity Methodist Church,and Cleethorpes Library on Isaac's Hill was originally The Technical Institute.
  Does anyone remember the coffee bar down High Cliff, which is now The Smugglers? I used to go in there on a Sunday evening in probably 1960. Used to drink Horlicks (yuck) .The dapper guy behind the counter was referred to as the Colonel, but at the moment the name of the place won't come.  It's in my my memory somewhere!
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Thanks for the info Chips. What did people learn at the Technical Institute?
I can't help you with your query yet, but I'll ask my Dad!
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I think it's come to me!  I believe the coffee bar down High Cliff was The Waverley.
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      What did people learn at the Technical Institute?


Technical things.



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                                30 years living in suffolk but always a mariner .    
                            
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Quoted from grimsby pete


Technical things.



Thank you Sherlock  
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The brewery was Hewitts. My brother served his painting and decorating apprenticeship with them and used to paint all their pubs. It was a lot more demanding job in them days, with lots of marbling and graining and sign writing, which was a very skillful trade. When he first started, they had hand carts to move all their gear from job to job.

I'm very interested in history, national and local and love visiting old buildings to see how they were constructed. Luckily, Mrs Ginny likes history too, along with geology, so if we are not trawling round looking for old buildings, we are trudging the countryside seeking out rock formations.  
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