Gift Shop Opens at Cleethorpes Library

Issued: 08.12.2020

Cleethorpes Library is calling upon the community to shop local and support local artists, with the opening of a gift shop selling a variety of uniquely crafted items and local history merchandise. Inspired by the area, handmade items include books, postcards, original art and prints.

Caroline Moorby, Arts Development Officer said: “As a team we are passionate about supporting local artists and feel that the new shop is a great opportunity to do this. We are also encouraging people to support their local community in such challenging times.”

Local history merchandise, including mugs, tea towels, postcards and tote bags feature many scenes of Grimsby and Cleethorpes from the Victorian era through to the 1950s. Notepads commemorating the Grimsby Chums from the First World War include a front cover illustration of creative uses of Ticklers Jam containers.  

There is also the opportunity to buy the books ‘Feeding the Nation’, ‘Fisher Folk Tales’, ‘Cleethorpes The Creation of a Seaside Resort’ and ‘Waltham Memories’. 

Derek O’Connell, Libraries Development Manager said: “We have chosen a range of images from the local history collection that show some of the famous old buildings and streets from Grimsby and Cleethorpes that we hope will bring back lots of memories for people. There are lots of unique items that will make for great gifts throughout the year.”

The shop is open Monday to Thursday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. Unfortunately, for the time being, we regret that we are unable to accept card payments. 

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