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Whale Bone Arch in Sidney Park

Turning the clocks back over 100 years, a very sad yet historic event took place on our Cleethorpes Beach. A magnificent 76 ton female Rorqual whale was found dying in the Humber at Spurn Point, on Good Friday, the 2nd April 1892. When it died, it was towed to our...

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The Circus visiting Sidney Park in 1948, supplied by Sheila Hotson. The girl sitting on the clowns knee is called Georgina Barrister. Next to her is Sheila Hotson and she is holding onto her little sister in the photograph called Roslyn Hotson, who is eight years younger. The baby in the background is called Jack Barrister who now lives in Devon.

Misadventure with an elephant at Sidney Park is one of many events recorded in a park keeper’s journal recently donated to Sidney Park Friends. As a result of the Cleethorpes People’s (Grimsby Telegraph) article in a bid to search for more information regarding North Cleethorpes, many items have been...

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Elliston Secondary Modern School, Cleethorpes, class of 1946-47.

Pictured is the Class of 1946/47 at Elliston Secondary Modern School for boys. Peter Blanchard is on the far left of the front row. Former pupil Peter Blanchard said: “During our final years at Elliston, we witnessed the end of the Second World War. Several of our teachers returned...

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1946 Elliston Football Team

Pictured is the Elliston A football team of 1946. Back row, from left: Short, Fenner, Daley, Lynn, Farman and Mr Leaf; Middle row: Fenner, Machon, Dennison and Donson. Front row: Parker and Bridge. Steve Farman, a member of the school football team, supplied the details for the team photograph....

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Photograph of oil on linen painted,  81  x   112 cm, provided by Mr John Walker

We are indebted to Mr John Walker for sending us a copy of a painting he has of Sidney Park pond.  He recalls that in the 1950’s he spent many happy hours sailing a model boat there, sometimes with rather disastrous results resulting in him having to wade in...

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The Ritz Cinema

The Ritz Cinema was considered the most luxurious of all the cinemas in our area. This was perhaps due to its large stage, crystal chandeliers a blaze with light, solid mahogany doors and trims, lavish flower displays, high quality seating and plush red carpets of a glorious ornate décor....

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