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

Issued: 19.02.20

LOCAL history project, Streets and their Stories, takes to the road next month (March) and is calling on local people to share their memories, bring along their photographs and learn more about North East Lincolnshire’s past.

The project, led by Lincs Inspire Libraries and North East Lincolnshire Archives, has a busy programme of events lined up, starting with a series of reminiscence roadshows. These will provide the opportunity to browse a whole range of local history materials including maps, photographs and documents. They will also encourage local residents to share their own memories and photos of the area. It’s hoped that the reminiscence roadshows will also provide the opportunity to record some of the memories that are shared so that recollections can be preserved for posterity. People can drop in anytime between 10am and 4pm on the following dates:

  • Friday, March 6 at Freeman Street Market
  • Tuesday, March 17 at Grimsby Library
  • Friday, April 24 at Top Town Market
  • Thursday, April 30 at Cleethorpes Library
  • Friday, May 29 at Waltham Library
  • Tuesday, June 16, Immingham Library
  • Wednesday, July 15, Grimsby Auditorium

Pictured above (from left to right), Adrian Wilkinson, Archivist, Lincs Inspire, Jennie Cartwright, Development Officer, Lincs Inspire Libraries, and Mike Cartwright of Soundschool.

Jennie Cartwright, Development Officer, Lincs Inspire Libraries said:

“The Streets and their Stories project is running thanks to a grant of just under £40,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. We are looking forward to holding these reminiscence roadshows in a variety of different venues over the spring and summer of 2020 and hope that local people will come and join us to share their memories.”

As well as these, there will also be a number of one-day exhibitions hosted by North East Lincolnshire Archives focusing on the history of the local area, one at Scartho Village Hall on March 21 and another at the Bert Boyden Centre, Immingham on April 16. A third exhibition at Grimsby Town Hall on May 15 will mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the role the local area played in the Second World War. Drop in to these free events any time between 10am and 3pm.

Further ahead, two talks from local author Emma Lingard in June and July, a reminiscence roadshow in July at The Docks Academy above Docks Beers in collaboration with local artist Dale Mackie, and a six week creative writing course with local writers Gordon Wilson and Carolyn Doyley starting in April complete the summer’s busy programme of events.

For more information about any of these events visit lincsinspirelibraries.com or email jennie.cartwright@lincsinspire.com or derek.oconnell@lincsinspire.com