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Then and When in Old Grimsby

Take a trip down memory lane through the work of a local artist with a passion for bygone Grimsby

The Fishing Heritage Centre is pleased to announce a new exhibition in the Café Gallery, where Carol Morton has used old photographs and her own childhood memories to create beautiful painted scenes of streets and landmarks in Grimsby.

The “Then and When in Old Grimsby” exhibition opens on Tuesday (September 30) and runs until Sunday, January 4, 2015. Admission to the exhibition is free.

Speaking about her work, Carol said:

“After promising myself for years that one day I would paint, I tried to do justice to an old newsprint picture of Grimsby. This was a challenge to myself due to its size and lack of clarity. I was surprised how well it turned out so, encouraged by my family and friends, I carried on doing more.

“I had to depend mostly on my own memories as a child and memories of listening to my parents and grandparents for hours. I used to love hearing about old places and people long gone.

“I am glad I listened so well because it has helped me a great deal in trying to re-create a little of the past mostly from about 1900. Through the years I have seen places completely disappear and have to try and recall what used to be here and there. I am very nostalgic about Grimsby with a sense of belonging. My Grimsby was great.”

Carol will be exhibiting a series of paintings reflecting a bygone era of Grimsby history.

Pieces are available to be purchased by visitors.

For more information on the exhibition please contact Rachel McWilliam on (01472) 323004 or email Rachel.mcwilliam@nelincs.gov.uk