A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Lincolnshire Living Memories

Lincolnshire Living Memories

The photo 'Grimsby, Bull Ring c1965' appears in this book.

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Oh dear, oh dear! Very little of this pleasant scene is still in being. The bus driver told me after he had seen the photograph that 'it's all under Wilkinson's'. And he was correct. What is left is partially pedestrianised, and a few of the buildings are still there, but not many. The 18th-century Tivoli Tavern (the white building, centre left), formerly the Globe, is still there, but the buildings on the left are no more, having being replaced by Devonshire House. Because so much change has taken place, the Bull Ring was not recognisable; when I asked where it was, the answer came 'You're standing in it !'

An extract from Lincolnshire Living Memories.

Memories of Grimsby, Bull Ring c1965

Anyone remember the name of the café in the market place? used to go there upstairs, juke box days! also would frequent the pub opposite St.James church, name evades me now, many moons ago.[white heart?]

I was a teenager at the time of the photo. I remember cycling through the Bull Ring at a heck of a pace having picked up speed coming down Deansgate Bridge, then having to brake hard to negotiate the chicane into Victoria Street. You can clearly see centre right the top of the underground toilets which I believe are still there. If instead of going into Victoria Street you turned left, on the right was the Black ...see more

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