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A free exhibition telling the history of Immingham is being staged on Friday 4th November 2022.

Taking place at Immingham Old Library, 10am till 4pm, the exhibition will include photographs, maps and artefacts relating to the history of the port and town.

Spanning over 900 years, resources will chart Immingham’s growth from being a village with 42 households in the Domesday Book of 1086 to its current status as the UK’s largest port by tonnage of cargo.

Local businesses, churches and schools will also feature, as well as Immingham Dock, Thornton Abbey and Immingham Civic Centre.

Part of Lincs Inspire Libraries’ project ‘Streets and their Stories’, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the exhibition is open to all and free to attend.

Photo: Late 19th century photograph of Thornton abbey.

Thornton Abbey Late 19Th Century

Although people tend to think of Immingham as a being a modern place, it has a long and interesting history. Immingham is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086, the church of St Andrew incorporates stonework from the Norman period, and Henry VIII stayed at nearby Thornton Abbey in October 1541.

Adrian Wilkinson Archivist, Lincs Inspire