Streets and their Stories

Issued: November 4, 2019

We're calling on local residents, history enthusiasts and organisations to take part in a new local heritage project called Streets and their Stories. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, over the next two years, our Libraries, Arts and Archives teams will work with the community to discover more about the history of North East Lincolnshire's streets, public spaces and community buildings. 

Streets and their Stories officially launched at Grimsby Town Hall on Friday, 1st November to a reception of 129 people during the day, who were able to browse through old photographs of the town and make their own conrtibutions to the project through audio recordings. The launch marks the first of many events taking place over the next two years.

Jennie Cartwright, Development Officer for Lincs Inspire Libraries said:

 

"We're thrilled to have received funding support thanks to National Lottery players. Friday's launch event shows just how much local interest there is in the project and we're already looking forward to future community engagement events." 

Using photographs from the Local History collection in Grimsby Library, reminiscence sessions will take place to find out more about the area’s past, with local people sharing and recording their stories, adding the colour of memories to the collection of black and white photographs.

The project will also increase access to the local history photograph collection held in Grimsby Library by creating a website showcasing a broad range of images dating from the 19th and 20th centuries.

If you would like to find out more about Streets and their Stories, have a story to tell, or would like to volunteer to help with the project email: jennie.cartwright@lincsinspire.com.