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                                                        Stephen - Grimsby in Picture - River Freshney
From Springs to River
From Springs to River
From Springs to River
From Springs to River
The River Freshney rises from at least four springs on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and originally it entered the tidal River Humber at Pyewipe, north west of Grimsby. There was an existing Haven within the Borough of Grimsby but this suffered greatly with silting problems so in 1696 Landowners agreed to the diversion of the Freshney through the town to the Haven to provide fresh water and improve the flow. It is believed the work was completed in the very early 1700s. Pictured below is one of the main springs known as the Laceby Beck, this flows through the village of Laceby and enters the River Freshney at Great Coates Road.

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Gaining in size
Gaining in size
Gaining in size
From the springs the River gains in size and flows from the country outside of town through 300 acres of open space known as the Freshney Parkway, heading on it's way to meet the sea via the original Haven.
Here starts the approach into Town and on through to it's exit at the Dock gates.




The approach into Town
   



In the distance, St Michael's Church on Great Coates Road, the only church on the River




Alongside the Duke of York Gardens (off Corporation Rd)
   



Still alongside the Gardens with Haven Avenue on the left




The children's play area in the Gardens
   



The 'Tap and Spile' pub, the only one actually on the River, now occupies part of the old Haven Mill




Looking towards the River Head with the soon to be redeveloped area on the left
   



Looking back down towards the Mill with the Freshney Place Shopping Centre on the left


The end of the River at the Pumping Station

In the Alexandra Dock, on the left, is the former Paddle Steamer 'Lincoln Castle' (see my page link below)
   



The Dock Gates leading out into the Humber Estuary with the base of the Dock Tower on the right
Entering the Town
Entering the Town
Duke of York Gardens
Duke of York Gardens
Duke of York Gardens
Duke of York Gardens
Towards the River Head
Back towards the Mill
PS Lincoln Castle in the Doc
Dock Gates to the River Humber Esturay

© Stephen Tappin May 2010

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