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Ernest Worrall: A Town at War – Heritage Open Days
14th September 2019 @ 10:00 am - 20th September 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Your once-a-year chance to discover some of North East Lincolnshire’s rarely seen historic treasures, with exciting experiences that bring local history and culture to life, for free as part of an international event!
This year, exciting venues being opened to the public include the Empire Theatre in Cleethorpes and areas of the Kasbah rarely seen. Other attractions, like Time Trap in Grimsby Town Hall and Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre will be open for free too.
Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s architecture and culture by allowing visitors free access to interesting properties that are not usually publicly accessible or would normally charge a fee. It also includes tours, events and activities that focus on and celebrate the local heritage of the area. Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest and most popular voluntary cultural event and is also held in a further 48 countries across Europe.
Ernest Worrall: A Town at War
Location: Cleethorpes Town Hall, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes. DN35 8LN
Date/time: 14th Sept to 20th Sept, 9am to 4pm (closed Sunday 15th)
Is booking required? No
A series of paintings by Ernest Worrall from the collections of North East Lincolnshire Museum Service. This collection is on display in North East Lincolnshire for the first time in many years.
In 1943 Grimsby Borough Council commissioned Ernest Worrall to create a series of paintings recording the impact of the Second World War on Grimsby. As a major port, the docks were used to convert fishing boats into armed vessels. This made the area a key target and it was bombed heavily throughout the War. Worrall captured scenes of bomb damage and wartime activity on the docks, creating beautiful yet heart-breaking scenes of the destruction inflicted on the town.