Great Grimsby Day 2021

Great Grimsby Day 2021

                                                                                    Grimsby Minster

 

Great Grimsby Day 2021

Great Grimsby Day 2021 will be on Friday this year (traditionally held on 22 January each year) but celebrations will undoubtedly be low key due to the pandemic restrictions.  Trying to research the origins of the day has proven difficult.  The earliest mention of Great Grimsby Day that I can find is via the BBC Radio Humberside website in 2008.  Despite searching and searching I haven’t been able to find anything earlier or even the origins of the day.  However, the further I delved into the research, the more I found. If you would like to find more search for Great Grimsby Day 2021 or #GreatGrimsbyDay

Grimsby has a long history with the first charter being granted in 1201.  Grimsby is famous for being Britains seafood town of course but the deeper I delve, the more history and diversity I uncover.  The Grimsby Minster (pictured above) gained its Minster status on 16 May 2010 but its history goes way back to before 1114. Click on the picture above to go to the Minster website.

I thought it was fitting to add this YouTube video from the Minster featuring The Choirs of Grimsby Minster

Finding the opening subject of a blog featuring a town with so much rich history as Great Grimsby is bound to be difficult but I hope you’ll agree that The Grimsby Minster fits the bill pretty well.  If you would like any more information about the Minster, its services and what it has to offer the community you can follow them on Twitter @GrimsbyMinster or Facebook Grimsby Minster

Fishing From Grimsby

A huge part of the history of Grimsby revolves around the fishing industry.  Searching online I came across this wonderful Youtube video by Paul Cleary which was posted in 2014.  Paul is the son of a fisherman and is donating all proceeds from the video to the R.N.L.I and R.N.M.D.S.F.

Life And Fishing Move On

Technology and science has led to changes in fishing methods of course and JCS Fish have taken a different approach to the deep sea trawling methods:

Supplying Salmon to shops and restaurants across the country JCS Fish are at the forefront of salmon fishing and production.  You can find them on LinkedIn as JCS Fish

 

Picture taken following a visit to JCS Fish Ltd in 2016 when they had a charity cake sale. The words ‘charity’ and ‘cake’ were enough of an invitation for me to make the trip from Lincoln! Apologies for the quality of the picture though – I’m pretty sure it would have been take using an iPhone 5. It is a lovely view though isn’t it 

Smoked

Grimsby, fish and smoked all seem to go together well so if you like smoked fish you need to visit award winning Alfred Enderby for smoked haddock and smoked salmon.  Visit the website to place your order and have your selection delivered.

Click on the picture to go to the website. We all deserve something special and I think this will hit the spot.  Follow Alfred on twitter for regular updates @AlfredEnderbyGY

A Trip Worth Making

I’ve never visited on Great Grimsby Day but 22 January 2022 is in my diary now to make sure I pay another visit to take in the sights and smells of land and sea.  It would be silly to make the trip and not take in some light refreshments of course so I can recommend a visit to Riverhead Coffee for a brew and a bite to eat.  This cheeky picture was take during the same 2016 trip when I stopped off at the nearby Cleethorpes cafe.  There is a second shop in Grimsby too of course so even during the lockdown you’ll be able to buy your supplies for Great Grimsby Day 2021 of goodies including Stokes Coffee

   A coffee at Riverhead Coffee is bound to raise a smile – Click on the picture to go to the Facebook page

Food, Drink And More…

The whole of Lincolnshire is always buzzing with activity.  Famed for its food production, fantastic cafes and restaurants, warm hospitality and beer.  We have a huge brewery industry on the rise across the whole County so it would be amiss of me to not include Docks Beers in this blog.  Brewing craft beers in an old church on King Edward Street since 2018 the team deliver beer both locally and nationwide.  There is no keeping a good idea down so as a result the team have expanded to include spiced rum and gin too.

Click on the logo to visit the online shop and follow Docks Beers on Facebook or @DocksBeers on Twitter

…And More

It would be unusual to complete the Lincs Connect blog without including some music and entertainment so here goes;  Docks Beers also includes the outstanding Docks Academy where you’re sure to find the best live music, comedy and events.  Sadly the latest Red Herring Comedy Club events scheduled for February and March have had to be postponed.  Another casualty of the Covid-19 lockdown precautions but the good news is that the tickets will remain valid and the event will be re-scheduled.  Supporting local and big name bands and artists this surely has to be one of the ‘must visit’ venues in the UK.

Local Bands

Celebrating Great Grimsby Day 2021 without including a local band would be like….. well, ‘fish without chips’!

I’ve heard all of the Trak3 singles and in my mind, this is their best recording yet.  These guys are just getting better and better.  You can follow them on Twitter @Trak3_Official but don’t forget to hop over to their YouTube channel to see what else they have to offer. This one is called ‘About You’ and I think it really deserves a listen.

Indigo Bay are producing some great music too and deserve a listen.  They’ve featured on BBC Introducing @BBCLincsIntro and I’ll be really surprised if they aren’t one of the big bands of the future.  Have a listen to ‘Reservoir Relaxing’ then give them a follow on twitter @theindigobay and Facebook Indigo Bay plus their YouTube channel too of course.

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Community

Your local police force @HumberBeats is here to help and inform when you need it.  As a result, they have set up a ‘My Community Alert’ scheme for you to get information when you need it:

For more information and to sign up to the alert system go the the Humberside Police website by clicking on this link:  www.mycommunityalert.co.uk

Visit Grimsby

Grimsby has so much more to offer than I can ever list here.  You’ll find shopping at Freshney Place, Abbeygate and markets at Freeman Street, Victoria Street and of course Grimsby Top Town Market.  Between them they’ll have all of your shopping needs catered for from clothing to stamps and from farm produce to flowers.  For more information visit www.nelincs.gov.uk

Far too many fantastic businesses to mention in a single blog!  You can have a blog of your own created by contacting martin@lincsconnect.co.uk

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Find Locals On Twitter

Simply click on the logo to go to the twitter page:

@Freshney_Place_

 

@Abbeygategrims1

 

@NorthLincsFIS

 

@NorthLincsAIS

 

@KcbraidsBeads

@GiBoxoffice

 

@GrimsbyG_Centre

 

@tonymarsdenHR

 

@LincsLotto

 

@VisitNorthLincs

 

@officialgtfc

 

@gy_lifedrawing

 

@GrimsbyLive

 

@GrimsbySpark

 

@GrimsbyCreates

 

@GreaterLincsLEP

 

@YMCAHumber

@BritWresRev

 

@healthwatchNEL

 

@ShopIndieVibes

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That’s It For Now

There will be more local blogs out soon but if you would like to see what else has been posted take a look at www.lincsconnect.co.uk/blogs

In Case You Missed It

Click on the pictures to go to previous blogs:

Grimsby Philharmonic On Zoom

 

Happy Impulsive New Year

Stay Safe

Have a lovely Great Grimsby Day 2021 everyone and stay safe.

 

 

 

 

#WhatsOnLincs – The Grimsby Philharmonic On Zoom

#WhatsOnLincs – The Grimsby Philharmonic On Zoom

The Grimsby Philharmonic On Zoom

                       Click on the picture to go to the website – The Grimsby Philharmonic On Zoom 

There’s lots to see and do in Grimsby, even during a Covid-19 pandemic. For those of you who know me, you’ll know I’m a music fan.  I remember going to see the Grimsby Philharmonic performing ‘The Armed Man – A Mass For Peace’ by Karl Jenkins at the Grimsby Central Hall. The tickets were a gift for my birthday in October 2016 and the performance was a real treat.  Alas, the Central Hall isn’t open at the moment (more about the hall later) but the practice and performance continues for The Grimsby Philharmonic on Zoom.

                      The Grimsby Philharmonic On Zoom

Zoom Practice

The Grimsby Philharmonic On Zoom is something quite new and exciting because it means that members can still be together even though they’re on lockdown.  I’ve been told how easy it is to join in a Zoom session but it wasn’t until this week that I discovered just how easy it actually is!  I’ll explain more later in the blog.

The new Grimsby Philharmonic Zoom practice sessions start on Monday 11 January 2021 (sessions from 7.15pm – 8.45pm).  As a result you’ll be able to log in and join the fun. It’s best to allow for a 7.00pm start though to give everyone time to register and get organised before rehearsals start.  With a virtual festival planned practice will begin with John Rutter’s The Spring Of Thyme.  It’s hoped to have a performance (live or on Zoom) during the summer with proceedings conducted by Karen Beer.

The Grimsby Philharmonic On Zoom – You Are Invited

The choral society membership is open to everyone and all ages so if you would like to get involved you can make contact through the website www.grimsbyphilharmonicsociety.co.uk Twitter @gyphilharmonic Facebook Grimsby Philharmonic Society and Instagram grimsbyphilharmonicsociety

Diary Date

Add Monday evenings from 7.00pm into your weekly calendar, download the Zoom App (if you haven’t already) and book yourself in by making contact through one of the links above for an evening of song and socialising.

#WhatsOnLincs The Grimsby Philharmonic On Zoom starting 11 Jan 21 at 7.15pm.

Grimsby – Music And Words

Over the last week I’ve been featuring a piece by Grimsby Minster each morning as my #LincsConnect song of the week.  It’s not actually a song but I saw it and just felt it fitted nicely into the Lincs Connect sense of heritage and way of thinking.  The video link to that is below but you’ll also notice a Facebook video above too which is an organ recital to raise much needed funds.  Please do have a listen and make a donation if you can.

You can follow Grimsby Minster on facebook by clicking on this link: Grimsby Minster

“In To My Loving Arms”

A piece written by Ben Keaton and read by Gemma Baker.  A wonderful piece describing the soul of Grimsby

Grimsby Central Hall

A ‘must visit’ theatre close to the centre of Grimsby which, if you have never been before, will surely surprise you!  All quiet and in darkness now due to the National Covid-19 lockdown but definitely, definitely, DEFINITELY a lace to visit in the future.  It’s a charity run organisation so your support is vital for its survival but ‘survive’ it must!

Did you know that it has its own Fishermans chapel and war memorial?  The building ‘shouts’ grandure with its marvellous staircase and fantastic auditorium.  Have a look at their Twitter page @BoxOfficeGCH to look back at some of the performances that have been put on for our delight.  There are other rooms that can be hired out there too of course.  As a result you’ll be able to plan your meetings, parties, gatherings or even exercise sessions while at the same time supporting the survival of some local history.

       Click on the picture to go to the website contact page

               Click on the picture for more information

If you’re in the Grimsby area and didn’t know this marvellous piece of heritage was on your doorstep I strongly urge you to pay a visit when it’s safe to do so.  Here are some pictures from inside the chapel:

Zoom In…

Confession time!  This week was the first time I’ve used Zoom.  It wasn’t really a case of ‘resisting’ it or being ‘fearful’ of the technology but I just hadn’t had cause to use it before.  Most of my work is done on an individual basis so FaceTime of WhatsApp video calls have been my obvious choices.  However, I had an interview with Richard Watts from Barton FM radio station and he needed it to be on Zoom to record and upload it onto YouTube.  I was surprised how easy it was too organise.  I simply downloaded the Zoom App from my Apple store, copied and pasted the link he sent me and that was it!  Even I can do it!!

The interview centred around an explanation of what #LincsConnect is and my plans for the new #ShopLincs hashtag and App too.  As a result of the interview you are able to see the YouTube results here:

The @LincsConnect #ShopLincs hashtag is now live and the App should be available soon. For a little more information take a look at this blog:

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