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Newspaper reports dating back as far as the 1920s detail mysterious creatures spotted by trawlermen From the Loch Ness Monster to the infamous Kraken, enormous water-dwelling creatures have captured the imaginations of generations of seafarers and the general public alike. Though often reserved for novels and films, there are...

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We were most interested to learn of the existence of a fascinating Victorian implement still left in the Cleethorpes’ Sidney Sussex area. This artefact has been out of public sight for some years, though it may well be remembered by some of the older readers. Following a lead supplied...

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Some would argue that the development of Cleethorpes can be summarised into four sections: Old Cleethorpes, the enclosures, the fishing industry move from Cleethorpes to Grimsby and the coming of the railways with its tourist benefit. The development of churches initially, unlike today, depended purely on population, and most...

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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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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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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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