According to legend, Grimsby was founded by a Danish fisherman called Grim. In Old Norse, ‘by’ means village. The story of Grim and Havelok is written about in a poem thought to have been composed around 1280-1310, but Grimsby’s recorded history dates back to 866AD when thousands of Norse invaders passed through the town on their way to inland cities.
Grimsby has been associated in more recent years with fantastic fish – with record catches in the historic docks over many years.
The town of Grimsby itself is serviced by a central railway station, with easy access to boutique and high street stores, two fresh produce markets and plenty of places to eat and drink for all budgets.
There are several major regeneration projects underway in the town with a focus from the Minster area to the waterfront. Just a few minutes’ walk from the railway station, St James Square has been renovated to provide an open, welcoming and calm space, that can also be used for key events in the town. Riverhead and Garth Lane waterfront areas are currently being renovated, and money has been confirmed from Government for a new market hall and entertainment complex in the heart of the town.
Grimsby Creates is also running a programme of events through the town in the coming years as part of the Cultural Development Fund programme.
Grimsby’s future is looking very exciting, and we’d love you to visit and be part of it.