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Peanut boats, Fish Dock races and a royal visit will all feature in St James Square artwork

YOUNGSTERS swimming out to ‘peanut’ boats to pinch the cargo, 1pm Friday Fish Dock races and the day Queen Victoria visited  – just some of Grimsby’s history that is reflected in a unique pathway being installed in St James’ Square.…

3 months ago
Air view of Grimsby docks which shows the dock tower fish market royal dock basin and the north wall
Grimsby’s future plans submitted to Government

SEVEN major projects in the heart of Grimsby have been submitted to Central Government as part of the Town Investment Plan. If approved, the projects will receive a slice of £25m Government cash, which has been ringfenced for investment in…

4 months ago
Trevor Harries cleaning the Fishermen's Memorial statue
Fishermen’s Memorial statue cleaned ahead of reinstallation

GRIMSBY’S Fishermen’s Memorial statue will stand proudly in its permanent St James’ Square home when it returns to the re-modelled public area in the coming weeks. The 15-year-old bronze monument, dedicated to the hundreds of men who lost their lives…

4 months ago
Grimsby’s future plans approved at Cabinet

SEVEN major projects in the heart of Grimsby will be put forward to receive a slice of £25m Government cash, which has been ringfenced for investment as part of the Towns Fund. Councillors have approved plans today (14 October) for…

5 months ago
St James Square project update – October 2020

The work at St James Square is continuing at pace. Using Scoutmoor Yorkstone, initial work concentrated on the wider footpath in front of St James’ Hotel. This reopened on Monday and allows direct access between the underpass and the Wilko’s…

5 months ago
Annabel McCourt photographing local people for the St James' Square artwork
Your chance to be part of the new St James’ Square artwork

GRIMSBY townsfolk are being invited to join a unique new arts project, which will form part of the transformation of St James’ Square whilst celebrating local people and their creativity. As part of the project, more than 50 people were…

5 months ago
Grimsby Creates…

“Grimsby Creates” has been launched to provide an umbrella brand for the cultural activity in Grimsby over the next three years, being funded through the Cultural Development Fund money. The programme, funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and…

7 months ago
St James Square work: Footpath diversions begin tomorrow

PATHWAY diversions for pedestrians around St James’ Square are changing this week, as work continues on the redesign of the area. The latest phase of the £1.8m transformation of the Square into a more family-friendly and accessible space centres upon…

7 months ago
St James’ Square scheme update: Fisherman’s Memorial

GRIMSBY’S famous Fisherman’s Memorial Statue was carefully lifted from its St James’ Square home today and taken away for base renovation. The bronze figure, standing 12ft, will be fitted with a new York stone plinth and given a spruce up…

8 months ago
Letters from Grimsby

HOW are things written around Grimsby, what style of lettering catches your eye and are there logos or signs on buildings that mean something to you? If so, get involved in #LettersFromGrimsby and inspire artist Adrian Riley as he helps…

8 months ago
Picture of Annabel McCourt
Local artists appointed to work on the St James Square project

BORN in the former Nunsthorpe Maternity Hospital and raised in Grimsby, talented international artist Annabel McCourt is delighted and proud to be working on a major project in the heart of the town. Annabel is one of two artists selected…

9 months ago
St James’ Square start on site

WORK will start on Monday, 8 June, on a £1.5m transformation of Grimsby’s St James’ Square, with plans that centre on creating a family-friendly space in the heart of the town. As final preparations are made for the re-construction of…

9 months ago
Take a walk around Grimsby’s Heritage Action Zone

GRIMSBY’S history, on which a ‘Great’ town was built, is playing an integral role in multi-million-pound regeneration plans. Famed as a fishing port in the 1950s, it was the busiest and largest in the world and during that period the…

9 months ago
Painting a picture of Great Grimsby’s past and what its future holds

A ‘shout-out’ is being made for people to get involved in a new heritage and contemporary arts project as part of the town’s regeneration work. From today, individuals, groups and schools are being invited to register their interest in the…

10 months ago