Lincolnshire Memories: Grimsby and Cleethorpes through the years

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Lincolnshire Reporter has searched through archive footage to bring you shots of Grimsby and Cleethorpes through the years.

The footage, published by the British Film Institute shows an array of images from as early as 1928, giving us a taste of what Grimsby and Cleethorpes was like back in the day.

Take a look back at some of the footage we have come across:


The video shows industrial process of coal mining, following the miners’ journey to work, descent at the pithead, labour underground, and the cut coal’s journey by rail to Grimsby docks.

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This promotional film for the Ruston Group highlights the importance for engines for ships in Grimsby at the time.

The video shows Grimsby harbour with trawler men working on their boats.

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The promotional Lincolnshire video highlights Cleethorpes as a traditional seaside town.

The seaside resort is praised for its picnics places and pony rides.

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Also see: Lincolnshire Memories: Grantham through the years

Do you have any images or footage of Lincolnshire from the past? Send them in to us by emailing [email protected]

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