Saturday 25 November 2023

"Simply Mustangs UK"

 I took these photo's at the September visit to the Mustang gathering in Cleethorpes.

Lots of interest in this model.

This man videos the group's cars.

The community police officer usually attends.

A few of the cars had "passengers" in them!!

An interesting spectator there.

She was quite happy for me to photograph her.

Bye Bye from the "Simply Mustangs UK" group.

Nikon Z50 + 16 - 50mm lens.

Sunday 19 November 2023

Suggets Lane foreshore walk.

 To the north of the our holiday attractions is an area of beach that stretches all the way to Grimsby Docks.  Not frequented by our holiday makers but local folk go there for a quiet day at the beach.

A substantial sea defence wall provides a footpath along here with a few access points to the beach.  Popcorn & I had a walk along here back in August this year.

I did a feature on this railway bridge earlier in the year but today I wanted to show you
a beach that few visitors know exists at Cleethorpes and the things that can be seen along it.

In the distance is a cold store on Grimsby Dock.

Looking inland from the bridge is Chapmans Pond in the centre of Cleethorpes.

Leaving the bridge a walkway leads to the beach.

This path goes toward the docks.

A popular place for local dog walkers, at top right is the end of North Promenade
where visitors turn around and go back toward the pier and amusement arcades.

The single line railway track takes people past here to Cleethorpes Railway station.

Fuller Street footbridge.

The floodlights are those at the Grimsby Town FC ground, Grimsby town play all their 
games "away" as the ground is in Cleethorpes!

The sea wall has wave defences all along it that have become popular with graffiti
artists.  To be fair though the artwork is very good.  This one depicts Dennis the Menace
and Gnasher, from the "Beano" comic book .

Dennis the Menace and Gnasher is a long-running comic strip in the British children's comic The Beano, published by DC Thomson, of Dundee, Scotland.

(Above info courtesy of Wikipedia)

Various other paintings.

This one celebrates Grimsby Town FC.

Here is a tribute to the fishermen of Grimsby from the heydays of it's fishing industry.  

The mascot of Grimsby Town FC, the "Mighty Mariner".  Which represents the fishing heritage.

A WW2 pillbox with more art depicting fishing.

Down on the beach I found lots of seashells here. 

A kiddies lost toy?

More shells.

There was quite a collection of very large pieces of driftwood.

Quite a large bough of a tree, it made me wonder how it had come to be here.

Animalistic in shape, I thought this bit of driftwood was very attractively shaped.

And now a view of the beach itself, as you can see hardly anyone about on a very hot
August morning.  A few dog walkers and this young woman relaxing while hubby and children
played in the rock pools at the waters edge. 

 One of the access points.

Beyond here the path narrows and goes on the the docks area.  More graffiti.

As can be seen it's a very long walk to the docks with art works all the way along.
Popcorn was willing to go the whole distance but not me, dinner was calling.

Nikon Z50 + 16-50 lens.

Friday 10 November 2023

A walk around Cleethorpes.

 I took these photo's back in August on my Panasonic compact camera.  I walked around some lesser known areas of the town before going onto the seafront.

Café at the bottom of Seaview Street.

It welcomes dogs, as does a few cafe's and eating places these days.

Many years ago it was a local dairy and retains this mosaic in the entrance doorstep.

Cuttleby, a walkway between two roads with a couple of houses. 

I spotted this display in the porchway.

This sign made me laugh too.

St. Peter's Church where we got married and where my wife's funeral took place in July.

On the wall of the house next to the church.

It depicts "Dudley", a donkey once owned by Gladys Nuttall. 
A well known Cleethorpes lady who kept donkeys on the beach.

This old Austen is regularly seen around the area.

Local butchers shop in St. Peter's Avenue.

Above the shop front is an old delivery bike.

Modern versions of Victorian street lamps.

This fish & chip café is considered by some as the best in Cleethorpes.

But then again, many folk say this one is the best.  

Looking down toward the seafront.

Lots for our visitors to buy at this shop.

Of course, I was attracted to these delightful dogs.

In the Pier Gardens is this life sized sculpture of Dudley, made by local potter
Donnas Peterson, who I got to know a few years ago.  The local vandals have broken off his
right ear, leaving only the metal spike and have since broken off the left one too.

A ferry heading past the pier on it's way to either Grimsby or Immingham dock. 

Crazy Golf, always popular.

One of the signs in the Crazy Golf, fashioned in the style
of Donald McGill, who used to design saucy seaside postcards.

The old Baptist Church.  During WW1 it was bombed and some soldiers billeted in
it were killed.

"The Point",  apartment block on the highest point along the seafront.

Strange name for a shop I thought.

Folk enjoying some outside hospitality at the top of Seaview Street.

Panasonic TZ100 compact.