Streets and their Stories
Adding the colour of memories to the black and white photographs
Streets and their Stories is a local history project led by Lincs Inspire Libraries, Arts Development and North East Lincolnshire Archives.
The project calls on local people to share their memories of the area, bring along their photographs and learn more about North East Lincolnshire’s past.
Local people have the opportunity to browse a whole range of local history materials including maps, photographs and documents.
Browse resources and listen to some of the shared memories from the reminiscence roadshows that have been recorded for posterity.
Digital Collection Website
A new website brings the streets and stories of North East Lincolnshire directly to you at home.
Explore a huge selection of Lincs Inspire Libraries local history photograph collection online, covering the whole of historic Lincolnshire from the earliest days of photography up to the modern day.
Browse the images by searching a range of albums from ‘Trawlers’, ‘Schools’, ‘Docks’, ‘Pubs and Hotels’ and ‘People’.
Order prints of your favourite images directly from the site, ranging from postcard size to large framed canvases.
A number of reminiscence roadshows and exhibitions using photographs from the Local History collection at Grimsby Library and North East Lincolnshire Archives have taken place, including:
- Keep Smiling Through, marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
- Park Ward, telling the story of the Park Ward area of Grimsby from the Middle Ages to the late 20th century.
- Vikings, Normans and Zeppelins, telling the history of Scartho.
- Memories of Meggies, featuring Cleethorpes landmarks, local pubs and schools from times gone by.
- Royal Connections, celebrating Grimsby Charter Day.
- Princes, Paupers and Paper Mills, featuring the West Marsh area of Grimsby.
- Jubilees and Jamborees, featuring past Jubilee celebrations and Royal visits to North East Lincolnshire.
- From Tailors to Trawlers, looking at the impact of the Great War on the Jewish community.
- Docks Beers Exhibition, The story of a church that became a brewery.
- Windmills, Wellingtons and a Wireless Station, Waltham and New Waltham Exhibition.
Streets and their Stories has been made possible thanks to a grant of just under £40,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
If you would like to find out more about Streets and their Stories, have a story to tell, or would like to volunteer email Derek.O'Connell@lincsinspire.com or call (01472) 323628