Great Grimsby Day 2021

Great Grimsby Day 2021

Great Grimsby Day

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                                                                                    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.

Great Grimsby Fishing by Paul Cleary

Click on the picture to go to the YouTube video

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

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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 taken 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.

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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

Great Grimsby Day – 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

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

Great Grimsby Day – 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.

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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 ‘Get It Poppin’ 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.

Great Grimsby Day 2021 – Advert

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Advertising

To book your advert on the local blogs email martin@lincsconnect.co.uk

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

You’ll be able to use your dedicated blog for your own personal advertising.  Get in touch for more information.

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

 

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@YMCAHumber

 

@BritWresRev

 

@healthwatchNEL

 

@ShopIndieVibes

Add Yourself To The List

If you would like to be added to this list please get in touch.  It’s not too late to add a feature too as this blog will be live and available for Grimsby ‘forever’.  contact martin@lincsconnect.co.uk for info.

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.

“Putting the social back into social media” #LincsConnect is always here for you.

 

 

 

 

Food Glorious Food By LincsConnect

Food Glorious Food By LincsConnect

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Food Glorious Food By LincsConnect – 15 Years And Going Strong

This Food Glorious Food by LincsConnect blog was published during the Covid19 lockdown of 2020. There have been some lovely stories emerging about the organisations that have sprung up recently who’re providing food for those in need during the Covid-19 pandemic. We mustn’t forget the organisations that have been providing food and support for the homeless and vulnerable all year round though.  I can think of several and during this lockdown period I have had time to contemplate and decide what I value and what I am truly grateful for.  As I look around and see more and more people doing wonderful things for the community I realise that I could and should (and will) be doing more.

I find many of my contacts through Twitter, several of them really stand out for their kindness, selflessness and community spirit.  Some of the things they do without the need for praise or recognition is truly humbling and it’s worth remembering that they don’t have to do what they do.  They could have an easy life and leave the volunteering to someone else.  That said, if all the volunteers stopped what they were doing to leave the help for others to do, nothing would get done!

Food Glorious Food By LincsConnect – Volunteers

Society owes the volunteers a great debt and with that in mind, I hope to write about some or all of them in my blogs to let their stories be known.

One such group is the Grimsby Food Kitchen which is run by Cath and Ken with help from some of their lovely volunteers.  In normal circumstances (outside of the Covid-19 restrictions) Cath and Ken provide emotional support to the homeless and vulnerable people in Grimsby.  Hugs and smiles usually flow freely.

I can’t imagine what it must be like to be homeless and without human contact.  I can imagine though that the Grimsby Food Kitchen is much more than just a place to visit for Sunday lunch.

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Grimsby Food Kitchen – The GFK provide so much more than just Sunday lunch. The smiles and kind eyes say so much more… Click on the picture for a link to the Facebook page

Food Glorious Food By LincsConnect – Generous Donations

Sometimes, when you’re faced with the worry of having to move premises the answer is right on your doorstep.  A very generous donation by Pete and Tricia saw the GFK move into new premises rent free for as long as they need it.  A donation of £4000 from the Lincolnshire Community Foundation @LincolnshireCF and generous donations from the Rotary International, Humberston Lions and many others help the GFK to continue. Donations from the general public plus outstanding support from the local press who regularly contribute on their twitter feed @GrimsbyLive and through their website GrimsbyTelegraph.co.uk  help to make it all work.

With these donations Cath and Ken are able to make bulk food purchases from the cash and carry in order to cook the Sunday lunches and Wednesday hot dogs.  Support is always helpful of course but when you are volunteers providing a no cost service that the support is pretty vital.

Food Glorious Food By LincsConnect – 5.00am Start

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GFK Ready for service on Sunday and Wednesday lunch times

Alas, it’s not just a case of ‘turn up for work, cook, serve and leave’!  There isn’t a kitchen in the centre so Cath cooks everything at home then transports it to 18 Clethorpes Road, Grimsby where she, Ken and their volunteers prepare to serve between 11.30am and 1.30pm.  The additional voluntary help is essential if everything is to run smoothly.

Cath and Ken are always on hand to ‘dish out’ the smiles, hugs and support to those who need it and guide people to other agencies for additional support when required.  I can imagine that the room is normally full of chatter and laughter but, with the Covid-19 outbreak they have had to adapt to a take-away service and social distancing.  That will be difficult on many levels I’m sure.

I had a lovely chat with Cath yesterday and she explained how everything works.  Although it’s very generous of people to turn up with a food parcel you can imagine the storage needed for small amounts of perishable foods – it just isn’t practical.  The new Wednesday Hot Dog lunch sessions alone will need around 150 sausages each week so bulk buying is the only practical way forward.

Food Glorious Food By LincsConnect  Charitable Donations

Having chatted with Cath I can tell you now that she just isn’t the sort of person who will ask for glory, praise, recognition…… or cash!  As a result, I’m asking on her behalf.  If you can spare ‘any’ cash please get in touch via Facebook Grimsby Food Kitchen or Twitter @CathHomewood to make your arrangements.

Let’s keep in mind that the GFK isn’t the only charity in the County that needs your financial help. If you would like to make a donation to a charity in your local area perhaps this short blog will have helped to jog your memory.

I would also like to say a special thanks to @GrimsbyLive for the use of their pictures for this blog.

“Never Betray Anyone’s Trust”

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Cath & Ken

When dealing with people it’s important to be approachable and trustworthy.  That applies every day of course but when you’re talking to vulnerable people it’s important that they are able to trust you.  Cath told me that she won’t tolerate ‘he said, she said’ conversations where people are talking about others.  It’s probably fair to say that the people who are turning up for food are like an extended family.  When they need help or advice it’s important for them to know that the person they’re talking to will be there for them.  In Caths’ own words “never betray anyone’s trust” seems doubly important.

Bless you Cath and Ken, you’re doing a fantastic job.  Keep smiling and keep cooking.

Food glorious Food By LincsConnect – Did Someone Say Food?

This year (2020) the Louth Pie Day (#LouthPieDay) had a bit of a setback.  Just about to celebrate it’s second year….. and then we had the lockdown for Covid-19.

Not to be disheartened Justine and Kiat made a subtle change to the hashtag and called it #VirtualLouthPieDay.  What a brilliant idea!  Louth Pie Day is here to encourage visitors to the various shops in Louth to sample and buy a variety of pies. If there is any competition going on I certainly wouldn’t like to have to select an overall winner!  What’s your idea of a pie?  Is it a pork pie?  What about a steak and ale pie?  Vegetarian pie or vegan pie?  Oh yes, and then there’s the fruit pie of course…

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Click on this picture to go straight to the Facebook page

Food Glorious Food – Unfortunately the shops were closed for customers this year so there were no pies to be bought.  As a result the #VirtualLouthPieDay was conceived and facebook and twitter followers were invited to make their own pies and share pictures. The creations can be found on the Facebook and Twitter @LouthPieDay pages.  If you would like to see what happened just type in #VirtualLouthPieDay to your search bar on twitter or Facebook.  Do also follow the pages to make sure you don’t forget to enjoy the fun next year.

#LincsConnectJobs

The #LincsConnectJobs hashtag is still live so if you have any jobs to advertise just add in the hashtag to your advert and tweet it. You can also use the hashtag on Facebook.

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To follow @LtsaSCITT on twitter just click on this picture to go straight to their profile, click the follow button and search their tweets for more information.

If you’re considering a carer in teaching, recruitment is still going ahead for 2020 via Zoom.  If you are interested email pslack@lincstsa.co.uk today for a Zoom link and an appointment.  Don’t let Covid-19 deter you.  Where there’s a will, there’s a way!

Are You A Reader?

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Author Lynette Creswell from Immingham

Author Lynette Creswell has several books to her name already and has now produced a book of short stories which is due to be released very soon.

Being dyslexic I much prefer to read short stories so this book will be perfect for me.  Do you have a preferred genre or do you just pick up a book that takes your fancy at the time?  I know some people can read a whole book in a weekend (or even faster).  I’m afraid a ‘normal’ sized paperback can take me up to a year to read.  It’s odd that I can enjoy writing so much and can plan a blog like this one in my head in seconds. It takes around half a day to research it, put it together and post it but when it comes to reading….. Well, a year to read a paperback tells you its own story.

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There’s an empty space where a book should be!

I’ve been invite to the ‘Cover Reveal’ for the new book of short stories titled ‘Cat Thief’ and I’m pleased to be able to extent that invitation to you too.  Don’t worry, it’s all online so we’ll be safe and secure;  Hopefully I’ll see you (virtually) there on Saturday 2 May 2020 from 11.00am to 12.30pm

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Click on the picture to book your virtual place….

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Food Glorious Food By LincsConnect – Looking Forward…

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Stay Safe everyone

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