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                                                                  Stephen - Photography - Grimsby in Picture
One of my interests is amateur photography and I particularly enjoy recording scenes from our town, over the next few pages I, Stephen youngest of the Tappin siblings, will build up a pictorial view of Grimsby (officially now known as Great Grimsby) proving it is not as Grim as some would believe!

Click the links below for my individual pages of photographs from around the town.

First a very short history of early Grimsby:

- The Danes founded Grimsby during the 9th century probably around the time that they were attacking York.

- Originally called "Grims By" meaning Grim's village.

- By the time of the 1086 Doomsday Book it probably had a population of between 200 and 250.

- In the 12th century Grimsby had developed into a busy little fishing and trading port.

- In 1201 the town received its Charter from King John.
The Town was in the original county of Lincolnshire on the north east coast of England but in 1974 was pushed into the infamous and short-lived county of Humberside as South Humberside. In 1996, to the delight of many, under more Local Government reorganisation, Grimsby became part of the new area of North East Lincolnshire (NE Lincs), officially a Unitary Authority but still within the historical County of Lincolnshire for ceremonial purposes. NE Lincs comprises of the towns of Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham as well as a number of the surrounding villages.
Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey.
Grimsby Map

Grimsby Map

© Stephen Tappin May 2010

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Pictured here is Grim, popularly believed to be the founder of the town

A pictorial representation of the Danes in Grimsby during the 9th century
Danes in Grimsby