Grimsby, Royal Hotel 1890

Memories of Grimsby


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 (...Read full memory)

I recall one of my younger days where I and a young girlfriend of mine decided to go on a biking holiday. I bought two Dawes Racing bikes which were equipped with panniers. Off we went from Royston, near Barnsley where we'd have to through some parts of Sheffield's hilly districts. We had our sleeping bags and slept in (...Read full memory)

I was born in Grimsby in 1965 and proud of this. My mum died at these docks in 1971 by accident, she fell and drowned. I'd like to hear from anyone who knows my family or knew my mum, Josephine Martha Mary Tonner, maiden name George. My sister Lorraine died in 2001, and I have a sister called Francine. I'd love to have contact with her. Please email me if you can help at all.

I have many fond memories of visiting my late grandma Edith Smith when she lived in the prefabs in Tealby Walk. Love listening to stories from my mum Lesley of her childhood growing up there with her sisters; Glenys and sadly the now late Susan and Janet. If anybody remembers them or has any pictures of the prefabs or (...Read full memory)

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