The theme of the blog for the last few posts has been scenes and areas of Grimsby. These few images show once thriving aspects of Grimsby that are now in decline or awaiting regeneration.
|The Birds Eye Social club which in it's latter years was used as a learning centre.
Unfortunatey no longer in use since the closure of the Grimsby factory.
(See below for more details.)
Birds Eye closed a factory in Grimsby in 2005, with the loss of 650 jobs, that had been making fish fingers since 1929. The Grimsby factory on Ladysmith Road was hit by fire, suspected to be set by six local youths on 12 September 2007. The fire was so severe that local residents had to be evacuated.
(The above paragraph of info courtesy of Wikipedia)
|The derelict site of the Grimsby Birds Eye factory in the latter stages of being demolished.
|The chimney was the last structure to be demolished although it remained in tact for some time.
|Site ready for clearance.
|A view through the gates of the old offices.
|The last bit being removed from the end of a row of terraced houses.
|This shop was well known in the Grimsby area but closed a few years ago.
|Shops in Freeman Street.
|High rise flats seen from Victor Street.
|Rear of The White Knight public house.
|"Gas Alley" underpass below the Peaks Parkway. Worth a revisit from time to time as the
graffiti changes quite regularly.
|The last remaining part of the old "Pontoon" where Grimsby trawlers once landed their catches.
|A reminder of better times in Grimsby and a view of the iconic "Dock Tower" that is known to
Grimsby people all over the world.
All images taken on a Canon EOS300 camera.