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grimsby pete
November 28, 2014, 9:56pm

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If I tell you I should be forced to garotte you with cheese wire  


Oh !   I don't want to know then.


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Firstly I would admit that I was a little harsh some time ago when I said that the decent people of Grimsby were outnumbered by the unsavoury type. I am more than willing to hold my hands up and eat humble pie.  I am proud to be a Grimbarian and I am proud that my family had it's roots in the fishing industry.

Skint is another fly on the wall reality tv show edited for entertainment purposes.  If the makers of skint were genuine, then they should be highlighting how certain Towns residents became skint and not just the results of their life choices.  By doing so they will highlight that Westminster doesn't care about the North.

Grimsby had it's heart ripped out, it has taken Grimsby decades to get over it.  The sad fact of working life today is that no job is secure, and jobs are getting harder and harder to get.  0 hour contracts, unpaid over time and agency work should be made illegal.

The real story of Grimsby's decline, the why's and wherefores would make fantastic TV, that's if channel 4 tv producers, researchers and journalists weren't so lazy.  There is a great story to be told, one of how a town was left to rot but never gave up.  The fortitude, resilience and dogged determination of Grimbarians will never be understood by those who have never lived here.  

The fisherman they have chosen may see himself as a loveable drunk rogue but he certainly isn't typical of the majority of fisherman, a great many had families.  If channel 4 were genuine they would have got a fisherman with a family and explained how the cut in quotas effected the wages year after year, trip after trip.

As for the prostitutes, they are in every town and city, this isn't just a GY thing.  Likewise for disenchanted youth and people who can't find work, every town and city has them.  Channel 4's lazy journalism won't research the town and they won't expose the ridiculously inept and dis-functional council.


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Firstly I would admit that I was a little harsh some time ago when I said that the decent people of Grimsby were outnumbered by the unsavoury type. I am more than willing to hold my hands up and eat humble pie.  I am proud to be a Grimbarian and I am proud that my family had it's roots in the fishing industry.

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Great post.As for me I can only go on my early recollections of Freeman Street and East Marsh when I was a kid visiting the area.Yes you could tell it wasnt rich but it wasnt a bad place.


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Great post.As for me I can only go on my early recollections of Freeman Street and East Marsh when I was a kid visiting the area.Yes you could tell it wasnt rich but it wasnt a bad place.


I was a Bus Driver from 1970 to 1973,

I can tell you Freeman St was always packed,

Tues, Fri and Saturday markets were always busy as if it was a Black Friday,

Driving down Freeman St was murder, it took ages to get from Riby Square to Hainton Avenue.

The fisherman might have been a drunken lot ( well most of them ) but they kept many a Taxi driver in work,

They were very generous with their money and always wore a smart bell bottom suit.


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I was a Bus Driver from 1970 to 1973,

I can tell you Freeman St was always packed,

Tues, Fri and Saturday markets were always busy as if it was a Black Friday,

Driving down Freeman St was murder, it took ages to get from Riby Square to Hainton Avenue.

The fisherman might have been a drunken lot ( well most of them ) but they kept many a Taxi driver in work,

They were very generous with their money and always wore a smart bell bottom suit.
Good memories.Even I when I go back now I still have a feeling of nostalgia



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November 30, 2014, 8:53pm
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I would recommend watching these to anyone. How on earth the T.V. company responsible for these could get involved in Skint is totally beyond me....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTz20yuf7lk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC5P56FK0H8


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Tomorrows episode could be quite cringeworthy, a new female character is introduced who is a boxer.....she started on the ref and was disqualified while being filmed, i believe she was awaiting sentencing at the time and got sent down not long after....


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I would recommend watching these to anyone. How on earth the T.V. company responsible for these could get involved in Skint is totally beyond me....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTz20yuf7lk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC5P56FK0H8


Great links Barra, the fella who is talking at the start says something very poignant, "We've just been thrown to the wind', finish the fleet and that's the end of it"

In 1974, we had 2000 deep sea fisherman, today there are non.  What isn't mentioned is the filleters, labours and engineers working behind those fisherman.  The government destroyed the biggest fishing port in the world and left it to rot, thrown to wind.


Supporting the Mighty Mariners for over 30 years, home town club is were the heart and soul is and it's great to be a part of it.

Jesus’ disciple Peter, picked up a fish to get the tribute money from it, Jesus left his thumb print on the fish, bless'ed is the Haddock.
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Great links Barra, the fella who is talking at the start says something very poignant, "We've just been thrown to the wind', finish the fleet and that's the end of it"

In 1974, we had 2000 deep sea fisherman, today there are non.  What isn't mentioned is the filleters, labours and engineers working behind those fisherman.  The government destroyed the biggest fishing port in the world and left it to rot, thrown to wind.


No fishermen in my family but my grandad was a shipwright. He was made redundant at 64-years-old and made to sign on for a year. Having worked since leaving school at 12-years-old to make naval ships before, during and after WWII on Merseyside before moving to Grimsby to build trawlers this completely destroyed him. I do think generally the support staff are forgotten in these sort of stories but they need to be mentioned to show how entire communities are affected.
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December 2, 2014, 8:42am
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No fishermen in my family but my grandad was a shipwright. He was made redundant at 64-years-old and made to sign on for a year. Having worked since leaving school at 12-years-old to make naval ships before, during and after WWII on Merseyside before moving to Grimsby to build trawlers this completely destroyed him. I do think generally the support staff are forgotten in these sort of stories but they need to be mentioned to show how entire communities are affected.


When I was 16 a lot of my mates who went to schools like Havelok and North Clee went into the fishing service industries on apprenticeships at H.L. Taylor's, Consolidated and B.U.T. and the like. Almost overnight those jobs went. The start of the decline in the employment prospects of Grimsby's young men. When you add the "deckie learners" to them it made for a pretty bleak picture....


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