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Royal Hotel, Cleethorpe Rd, Grimsby 1905
Royal Hotel, Cleethorpe Rd, Grimsby 1905
Here are my postcards of Grimsby, Lincolnshire covering buildings and structures as well as multi-view cards, 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).

Black Swan Public House, Grimsby (at the corner of
Victoria St and Flottergate).

A used postcard, postmark unreadable but probably
around 1910.

This building with it's "1699" plaque was, when
pictured, said to be the oldest house in Grimsby. It
replaced an earlier Inn (built around 1650) and was
demolished in the 1920s and replaced with another
Pub. However, this also went the same way in the
early 70s.

Boulevard Park, Grimsby.

A used postcard dated 8 Aug 1904.

Always known to us as the "Bully".

Cenotaph, Grimsby.

A used postcard dated 30 Nov 1932.

This year (2008) the Cenotaph has been restored and

Central Market. Grimsby.

A used postcard dated 28 Oct 1906.

The Clock Tower was given to the town by the then
Mayor, Edward Bannister (a coal merchant), of course
in the name of progress it was demolished in 1959.

The Corn Exchange,Old Market Place, Grimsby.

An unused modern reproduction postcard produced
by NE Lincs Council using an image dated circa

The Exchange was opened in 1857 but sadly it was
demolished in the early 1960s, another bit of l;ocal
history gone forever. 

Corporation Lift Bridge With Marshall's Flour Mills in
the background.

An unused postcard, may be 1950/60s.

The Bridge was opened in 1928 by the Prince of
Wales who went on to become King Edward VIII.

Car 29 of the Grimsby and Immingham Electric
Tramway at Corporation Bridge.

The Tramway opened in 1912 and closed in 1961.

A used postcard dated 14 Sep 1952.

New Jul 2013

Corporation Bridge with a Grimsby & Cleethorpes
Transport bus, the replacement service when the
trams were withdrawn.

An unused reproduction postcard with the image
probably dating from the 1960s.

New Sep 2016

Grimsby Corporation Bus Station, Brighowgate with
St James Parish Church in the background.

An unused postcard probably from the 1950s

New Sep 2015

The County Police Station, Brighowgate, Grimsby

An unused postcard probably dating from around

This grade II listed building was purpose built in 1902
for the County Police eventuallly becoming the
Coroner's Court until the 1970s. It remained unused
for many years but now has a new lease of life as
Solicitor's offices.  

Deansgate (Bargate) Bridge (over the railway line),

A used postcard dated 9 Dec 1904.

The Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen,

An unused postcard probably from the 1950s

This building was in Riby Square but has since been

Updated Jun 2014

The Gaiety Ballroom, Wintringham Rd, Grimsby

An unused postcard probably from the 1950s or early

A building fondly remembered by many but now long
gone. The stage (on the far left) actually revolved and
was later moved into the far centre, the dressing
rooms were on the left. After a few name changes it
finally closed in 1986 and was destroyed in a fire in
1988. There are now houses on the site.

Dixon's Papermill from the air.

An unused postcard from around 1950.

The mill opened in 1906 and was in it's hayday a
major employer in the town. It closed down in 1973.

The "old" Grimsby General Hospital.

An unused postcard from around the 1900's?

Opened in 1877 the site eventually was outgrown and
the building was demolished in the 1980s, now given
over to housing.


A better view of the General Hospital.

Taken from the Earl St bridge over the River Freshney
also showing part of the Bouvevard Gardens

A used card dated 10 Jul 1904.

Another view of the General Hospital.

With the River Freshney in the foreground.and the
former South Parade Methodist Chapel on the right.

A used card dated 2 May 1910.

Grant Thorold Park, Grimsby.

A used postcard dated 18 Jul 1911.

The land was gifted to the Town by Alex Grant-
Thorold. On the opening day in 1904 the famous
"Buffalo Bill" Cody's travelling Wild West Show was
camped in the next field.

Hazelmere House, Number 4 Welholme Ave, Grimsby

An unused postcard of around 1900 - 1910

The house (minus the ivy) is currently being used as a
residential care home for the elderly. This card was
found in the USA.

Marshall's Victoria Flour Mills, Victoria St.

A used postcard dated 1907.
Probably the most impressive set of buildings in
Grimsby at the time now sadly reduced to the two
blocks in the centre foreground (without the clock
tower) and the taller main building in the background.

The Palace Buffet Public House (on the left) and the
Palace Theatre (on the right), Victoria St, Grimsby.

An unused postcard from around 1907.

The Theatre was demolished in 1979 and the Palace
Buffet was converted into retail outlets in 2005. Note
the Marshall's Mill chimney alongside in the
background, see the card above.

Another of the Palace Buffet and Theatre, Victoria St,

A used postcard dated 13 Nov 1916

The "New" Post Office, Victoria Street, Grimsby.

An unused postcard possibly around 1910.

The building still stands today but has been converted
into an Argos store.

Paddle Steamer Lincoln Castle moored at the
Riverhead, Grimsby alongside the National Fishing
Heritage Centre circa 2008.

Now sadly scrapped - see Stephen's page

An unused modern postcard produced by NE Lincs

Grimsby Town Railway Station

A used postcard but with the stamp and date
removed, the picture probably dates from arouind

The Riverhead, Grimsby

An used postcard dated 9 May but with the year
unreadable, probably circa 1908 and possibly a much
earlier image.

Small boats could be brought into the centre of the
town; the area was cleared in the 1960s and now the
water is silted up. It still has water but the only boat of
any size using it now is a River Humber barge
permanently moored as a floating pub. 

Grimsby Riverhead Shopping Centre

Building started in 1967 but in 1989 along with other
demolished properties in the area it was revamped
into an enlarged Freshney Place Shopping Centre

An unsued card probably 1980s

The Royal Hotel, Cleethorpe Rd, Grimsby.

A used postcard dated 19 Apr 1905.

Note the style of card with the message on the front.

Another building sadly no longer standing having been
demolished in 1966.

New Jun 2014

A used postcard dated 15 Mar 1915.

The gates were identical to the "Unioun Gates" of the
former Grimsby Workhouse (see card below) except
that now the two centre columns have gone.

Town Hall, Grimsby.

An unused postcard from the early 1900's?

The building was opened in 1863, it has a central
courtyard which was used for prisoner exercise when
the cells below the building were in use. The cells
now form part of a "Time Trap" museum.

Town Hall, Grimsby.

A "night-time" view.

An unused postcard from the early 1900's?

New Oct 2015

The Town Hall, Grimsby.

A used postcard, postmark unclear but probably from
around 1908.

This card is unusual in that glitter has been added
around the shape of the building and windows.

The Town Hall with the former Grimsby Corporation
Grammer School on the left.

An unused postcard from the 1950s.

The school closed in 1948 but the building is still in
use today.

"Union Gates" Scartho Rd Workhouse, Grimsby.

A used postcard date unreadable but probably around

For once, still standing and forming part of the Diana
Princess of Wales Hospital site.

Grimsby Multi Scene postcards

An unused postcard may be from the mid 1900s.

Includes the Fish Docks, Old Market Place, the Dock
Tower, the Town Hall and "Demosthenes".

I had no idea what or where "Demosthenes" was until
someone kindly emailed me and said it was the
Demosthenes Wannabes Toastmasters Club.

A used postcard dated 18 May 1910.

Includes - Old Market Place, Royal Dock, Park Gates
and the Fish Pontoon.


A used postcard dated 28 Dec 1914.

'The West Marsh' includes the Boulevard, the
Hospital, Tram for Immingham, Alexandra Dock and
the River Freshney.

A used postcard dated 16 Oct 1910.

Includes Welholme Congregational Church, the
Municipal College and Hainton Avenue.

The Corn Exchange and The Parish Church of St

A used postcard dated 26 Aug 1911.

The Royal Dock, Blundell Park football ground (in
Cleethorpes), Humberston Ave (in Cleethorpes), the
Dock Tower, Carnaval Day in People's Park, Fish
Docks, "Billington" swimming at Sydney Park
(Clethorpes), The Fish Pontoon, The Lifeboat Station

A used postcard dated 3 Oct 1911.

Includes St Andrews Church, the Fish Pontoon,
Grimsby Rd, entrance gates to the Scartho Union
Workhouse, Scartho Cemetery, Sidney Park and the
Fish Docks.

A used postcard dated 30 Jul 1921

A postcard of Grimsby but two of the scenes,
Grimsby Rd and Sidney Park are actually in

Includes - Docks, Freeman St, Old Market Place and
People's Park.

A used postcard dated 21 Aug 1948.

Various Scenes.

Includes - Victoria St, People's Park, Freeman St and
the Docks.

An unused postcard from around the 1950s.

An unused postcard from the 1950s.

Town shopping precinct (before redevelopment into
Freshney Place).

A used postcard but without a postmark - probably
around the mid 1970s.

Click on the Links for more of my pages
Roads, Streets etc
People's Park, Churches, and Schools
Grimsby - Part 4 (this page)
Other Buildings, Structures and multi-scene views
Beach and Promenade areas
All other areas and multi-scene views
All areas
Seaside Resorts other than Cleethorpes
Alford, Barton-on-Humber, Belton, Binbrook, Boston, Bradley, Brigg, Brigsley, Caistor,
Candlesby, Crowland, East Stockwith, Gainsborough, Grantham, Harpswell, Healing,
Horncastle, Immingham and Keelby
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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