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                                                        Kath - Postcards from the Past Grimsby - Part 2
Here are my postcards of Grimsby, Lincolnshire covering the Roads and Streets etc with some comments about the scenes. Some images were in use over many years so dating the scene can be difficult.

Click on the link for a larger image (Alphabetical listing).
Grimsby Old Market Place 1920s
Grimsby Old Market Place 1920s
 



Abbey Rd, Grimsby

A used postcard dated 11 Jul 1905

This show "Spectacle Row" named because of the shape of the attic windows.




Bargate, Grimsby

An unused postcard probably from around the early 1900s

Traffic somewhat less than today.




Bargate, Grimsby

A used postcard dated 17 Sep 1907




Bargate, Grimsby

A used postcard dated 3 Jul 1909

Showing Deansgate Bridge over the railway with St James Church in the backgroiund




Bargate, Grimsby

A used postcard dated 10 Dec 1909.

This may be the same direction towards the town centre as the card above.




Bargate, Grimsby

A used postcard dated 13 Apr 1912

There appears to be open ground beyond the hedges so the road may be going out of town. 
 



Bargate, Grimsby

An unused postcard possibly dating from the 1940s but could be earlier.




The Bull Ring, Grimsby (East Side)

An unused modern postcard produced by the former South Humberside Libraries using an image dating from 1860
 


The Bull Ring Grimsby

An unused modern postcard using a reproduced image which probably dates from the 1950s.

The picture shows a Daimler bus of the old Grimsby & Cleethorpes Transport.



Cloeethorpe Rd, Grimsby
A used postcard dated 3 Aug 1906

The building on the right is the Royal Hotel, another building sadly no longer standing having been demolished in 1966 to make way for a road flyover over the railway lines to the docks and Cleethorpes



Cleethorpe Rd, Grimsby

A used postcard dated 19 Sep 1906



Cleethorpe Rd, Grimsby

A used postcard dated 30 Jul 1909

Looking towards Cleethorpes with a tram at Riby Square



Cleethorpe Rd, Grimsby

A used postcard franked 27 Jun but year unreadable, probably circa 1909

Looking towards Riby Square




Cleethorpes Rd, Grimsby

An unused postcard probably taken at the same time as the one above circa 1909

Looking towards Cleethorpes from Riby Square



Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby

A used postcard dated 19 Aug 1927

Looking from Riby Square towards Cleethorpes



Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby

An unused reporoduction postcard with the image dating from the 1950s.

The trolleybuses were withdrawn in 1960 and a flyover was opened over the rail crossing in 1968.



Freeman St, Grimsby

An unused postcard from around 1910

Showing the corner with Newmarket St (a street that our family lived in during the 1950s)


Freeman St, Grimsby

An unused postcard from around 1910

Another view of Freeman St, a little further back from the view above, this time showing the Prince of Wales Theatre on the right.




Freeman St Market, Grimsby

An unused postcard probably from around the mid 1920s



Freeman St, Grimsby

An unused postcard probably again from around the mid 1920s

Looking towards the Dock Tower just visible in the far distance. The now demolished St Andrew's Church is on the right.



Freeman St, Grimsby

An unused postcard again probably dating from the 1920s but could be earlier.

Looking up to Riby Sguare, "Tylers" on the left was a boot and shoe shop which was on the corner with Albert Street.



Freeman St Market Grimsby

The open market now having been covered over

An unused postcard probably from the 1960s



Freeman St, Grimsby

A used postcard dated 31 Aug 1968

Looking towards the Docks
 


Freeman St, Grimsby

An unused postcard probably dating from the mid 1960's

Again looking towards the Docks.




Freeman St, Grimsby

An unused postcard probably early 1970s

Again looking towards the Docks




Freeman St, Grimsby

An unused postcard probably early 1970s

Looking towards the Docks from Hainton Square but taken further back than the one above



Grosvenor Crescent, Grimsby

An unused postcard from around 1910

A fine row of houses still standing today with St James Church in the background






Hainton Ave, Grimsby

An unused postcard maybe around 1905

The church is the Welhome Congregational, still standing today but no longer used as a church



Nuns Corner, Grimsby

An unused postcard from the mid 1960's.





Old Market Place, Grimsby

An unused postcard from around 1903

Looking from opposite the Church


Old Market Place, Grimsby

A used postcard dated 28 May 1905

A nice view of trams, a horse drawn cab and a private coach?





The Old Market Place, Grimsby

An unused postcard from the 1920s

Very similar view to the 1903 card above



The Old Market Place, Grimsby

An unused postcard from the 1920s

This shows a much busier Market



Old Market Place, Grimsby

An unused postcard from around 1920

Looking towards St James Church



Old Market Place, Grimsby

An unused postcard dating from the early 1950s

Similiar view to the 1920s card above but with market stalls




Old Market Place, Grimsby

An unused postcard probably from the 1950s
 


The Old Market Place, Grimsby

A used postcard with an indistinct postmark but believed to be 1959.

This is the same area as the card immediately above but taken further from down the Street.


The Old Market Place, Grimsby

An unused postcard from the 1960s

Looking somewhat different to the 1920s and 1950s versions with all the character removed



Old Market Place, Grimsby

Another unused postcard from the 1960s

A slightly later version of the card above



Park Drive, Grimsby

A used postcard dated 15 Jan 1917



Riby Square Grimsby 

A used postcard with the postmark unreadable but probably early 1960s

Looking from Cleethorpe Rd

Riby Square Grimsby

A unused postcard probably mid 1960s

A colour version of the one above but taken slightly later looking from Cleethorpe Rd. All these buildings with the exception of the one on the right edge were demolished in the 1960s when a  new road was built over the railway (new road was opened in 1968).





Scartho Rd Grimsby

A used postcard dated 21 Aug 1912



Victoria St, Grimsby

A used postcard but unstamped and undated probably from around 1905

Looking down from the Riverhead




Victoria St, Grimsby

An unused postcard again probably from around 1905.

Looking down towards the Riverhead



Victoria St, Grimsby

An unused postcard probably from around 1910

Looking down towards the Docks with the Palace Buffet and Theatre on the left.




Victoria St, Grimsby

A used postcard dated 7 Sep 1916

Looking up from the Riverhead (on the right)


Victoria St, Grimsby

A used postcard dated 25 Nov 1921

Looking up from the Riverhead






Victoria St, Grimsby

A unused postcard probably 1920s

Looking towards the Riverhead

Victoria St, Grimsby

An unused postcard probably dating from the 1920s

Looking towards the Riverhead. The large building on the right is the Savoy Picture House which opened in 1920 during the silent films era but it was the first in Grimsby to show a "Talkie". It closed as a cinema in 1977 when it was the Gaumont, the building still stands.  




Victoria St, Grimsby

A used postcard dated 21 Aug 1928

Again looking towards the Riverhead
 

Victoria St Grimsby

A used postcard dated 6 Jul 1933.

Looking towards the Riverhead, A very similiar card to the 1920s scene above but this one shows a few more shops on the right including the Victoria Cafe.


Victoria St Grimsby

An unused postcard dating from the early 1960s.

Looking down towards the Riverhead with the now demolished Black Swan (Mucky Duck) public house on the left. The pub was one of the many buildings that had to make way for the new shopping precinct.


Weelsby Road, Grimsby

A used postcard dated 26 Aug 1910

The present scene is so built up with a wide modern road that it is difficult to imagine it ever looked like this



Welholme Rd, Grimsby

An unused postcard from around 1905

The top floor of this fine, turreted building was for a few years home to one of the Tappin brothers
Click on the Links for more of my pages
Grimsby - Part 1 Docks
Grimsby - Part 2 (this page) 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 Watham, Ravendale, Skirbeck, Sleaford, Somersby, Spalding, Stamford, Tattershall, Tealby, Tetney Lock, Thornton Curtis and Waltham
 
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