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Grimsby Docks circa 1905
Grimsby Docks circa 1905
Here are my postcards of Grimsby, Lincolnshire covering the Docks both Fishing and Commercial, with some comments about the scenes. Some images were in use over many years so dating the scene can be difficult.  See also Stephen's page with some Docks pictures
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Albert Docks, Grimsby

A used postcard dated 16 Jul 1901

This card is I believe the oldest card that I have.




Fish Dock Rd, Grimsby

An unused postcard from around 1903 but may be later




Fishing Smacks approaching Grimsby

A used postcard dated 25 Jan 1903




Grimsby Fish Docks

A used postcard dated 1903



Grimsby Fish Docks

A used postcard dated 20 Aug 1904

Shows the crowded docks during the 1901 Strike which resulted in a lock-out by the Owners




Grimsby Fish Docks

A used postcard dated 3 Jan 1905

Note the large block of ice being dragged along the quayside




Grimsby Docks

An unused postcard from around 1905

With a fine view of the Dock Tower





Steam Trawers in Grimsby Fish Docks

An unused postcard from around 1905







A fine view of the Dock Tower.

An unused postcard of around 1905.






"Landing the catch".

An unused postcard probably again around 1905.



The Fish Dock, Grimsby

An unused postcard again dated from around 1905 but could be later.

Regretably there are no names or numbers visible on the ships.




The Fish Docks, Grimsby.

An unused postcard probably dating from around 1905.

The trawler in the centre is possibly GY796 "Rheno" which was lost on the 20th Oct 1908 in a collision with the "St Crux" of Grimsby.




The Fish Docks ,Grimsby

A used postcard dated 24 Aug 1906

This card is titled "'Fisher Girls at Work, Grimsby'. It is possible that these girls were Scottish having come down to work in Grimsby during the herring season.





The Pontoon, Grimsby Fish Docks

A used postcard dated 1 Apr 1907
 


Grimsby Fish Docks

A used postcard dated 8 May 1907

GY 83 is the "St George" later re-named as the "Lord George"





The Royal Dock, Grimsby

A used postcard dated 27 Jul 1907



A very unusual card, three images forming part of a handwritten message

"This is the largest fishing port in the world and I'm not fishing"

A used postcard dated 16 Sep 1907






"Grimsby - the largest fishing port in the world"

Another unusual card with five scenes of the Docks in the form of the Town shield

A used postcard dated 21 Dec 1908

The bottom scene is almost certain to be a picture of the overcrowded docks during the 1901 fishermans strike



The Dock Offices and Railway Crossing on Cleethorpes Rd

The building still stands although the crossing has been replaced by a flyover road

A used postcard dated 26 Oct 1910



The Pontoon, Grimsby Fish Docks

A used postcard dated 2 May 1913

Huge amounts of fish landed daily but now sadly nothing like the same quantity comes into the docks




The Commercial Docks showing a coal loading drop on the right

An unused postcard possibly from the 1920's



Grimsby Commercial Docks

A used postcard dated 12 Sep 1929



Entering the Fish Docks

An unused postcard possibly from the 1930's



A "Lumper" unloading fish at the Pontoon

A used postcard but with the stamp and date removed, probably from the 1930's




The Royal Dock

An unused postcard probably 1950s



Another Royal Dock scene

An unused postcard probably 1950s




The "New" Fish Docks

A used postcard dated 19 Aug 1968



The Number 1 Fish Dock and Tower

An unused postcard probably from the late 1960s

Pictured are GY 685 "Loveden" and GY 1375 "Greenaa Way"



The Ross Valiant GY 729 and the Defiance GY 1377

A used postcard dated 1968

The Valiant was Grimsby's first Stern Fishing Freezer Trawler and was launched in 1964
Click on the Links for more of my pages
Grimsby - Part 1 (this page) Docks
Grimsby - Part 2 Roads, Streets etc
Grimsby - Part 3 People's Park, Churches, and Schools
Grimsby - Part 4 Other Buildings, Structures and multi-scene views
Cleethorpes - Part 1 Beach and Promenade areas
Cleethorpes - Part 2 All other areas and multi-scene views
Lincoln All areas
Mablethorpe, Skegness and Sutton-on-Sea Seaside Resorts other than Cleethorpes
Outlying Areas - A to K Alford, Barton-on-Humber, Belton, Binbrook, Boston, Bradley, Brigg, Brigsley, Caistor, Candlesby, Crowland, East Stockwith, Gainsborough, Grantham, Harpswell, Healing, Horncastle, Immingham and Keelby
Outlying Areas - L to Y Laceby, Little Coates, Louth, Markby, Market Rasen, Nettleton, New Waltham, Ravendale, Skirbeck, Sleaford, Somersby, Spalding, Stamford, Tattershall, Tealby, Tetney Lock, Thornton Curtis and Waltham
 
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