Some photographs from the FISH TOWN photographic exhibition. 08/09/10 July 2022.

Visitor comments about the FISH TOWN photographic exhibition. 08/09/10 July 2022.

Sally Nunn
Sally Nunn
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Fantastic !! Would be great to see a permanent exhibition in North East Lincolnshire or external installations in the dock area near the big mill...
Stacey & Karl
Stacey & Karl
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Fantastic exhibition amazing pictures.
Paul B
Paul B
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Well worth the trip. Wonderful exhibition. A credit to Steve and Grimsby fishing.
Dave Smith
Dave Smith
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Great images telling the life on the dock but also sad to know that so much has gone. Important heritage images.
Vicki Castis
Vicki Castis
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Fantastic images of days gone by and the changes. Sad though that the community has gone.
Jim Gnee
Jim Gnee
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A great document of our history.
Andrew Allard
Andrew Allard
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Fantastic display. Brings back great memories.
Gordon Wilson
Gordon Wilson
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Stunning evocative images
Ruth Clark
Ruth Clark
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Very evocative !! (So sad)
Greg Morter
Greg Morter
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Fascinating seeing photos of how it used to be. It's a great shame it is a very different story today.
Sandra Garvie
Sandra Garvie
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Excellent photos. Sad loss of business including my great grandparents, Alfred Bannister Saxon Trawlers. And Ross. (Relations by marriage down through the years).
Gary Crossland
Gary Crossland
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Excellent composition. Brings back a lot of memories. Great collection of images that need to be kept for future generations to show that Grimsby was great within the fishing community.
Kathey & Phil Walker. Jackie & Vic Walker
Kathey & Phil Walker. Jackie & Vic Walker
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Very interesting exhibition !!! Brought back a lot of memories for the family. Wasn't able to spot any family/friends in photos. Thank you.
Sandra & Paul. Chesterfield.
Sandra & Paul. Chesterfield.
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Fascinating period of British history and superb B&W photography. Some images will have a life beyond this project and with the future.
Rosanna McGlone
Rosanna McGlone
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A fascinating and evocative exhibition showcasing an integral part of Grimsby's past.
Eddie Swales
Eddie Swales
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Brought back so many great memories. Absolutely fantastic display. Thank you.
Christine Roohe
Christine Roohe
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Wow. Lovely exhibition made even more special finding a photo of my dad Michael Lette who passed away in Feb 2022.
G. Wedd
G. Wedd
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Very Good. Very interesting. Feeling old !
A. White
A. White
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Very interesting and excellent quality photography.
Trevor Mathews
Trevor Mathews
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Extremely interesting to see a living history. Excellent photos - Very inspirational.
Debra West
Debra West
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Fabulous ! A wonderful documentation of a lost way of life. Beautifully photographed.
Vivienne Sargent
Vivienne Sargent
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A great exhibition of the history of our fishing heritage. Fabulous photographs.
Paul George
Paul George
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Lovely collection. Really enjoyed seeing them.
The Dixons
The Dixons
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Such lovely photographs, sharp photos of a subject close to our family's history and working life. 🙂
The Edwards
The Edwards
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Such wonderful memories. The photographs of the old culture were beautiful.
D. Rhells
D. Rhells
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Poignant.
Mike Francis
Mike Francis
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Brought back golden memories. Fantastic photo's.
Helen Jaibs
Helen Jaibs
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Very Good !!!
Ian Brace
Ian Brace
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Fascinating...
Glyn & Jayne
Glyn & Jayne
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Very good exhibition.
John & Ann
John & Ann
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Interesting photos of life down the dock
M Russell
M Russell
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Brings back memories. Very good.
David Reed
David Reed
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Great photos. Memories of my 51 years on Grimsby docks.
Ray Hovel
Ray Hovel
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Memories re-seen
Dean Botmead
Dean Botmead
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Very Good. Would like to see more.
Dean Botmead
Dean Botmead
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Great exhibition. Atmospheric prints.
Dean Botmead
Dean Botmead
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Very evocative of a time gone by.
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FISH TOWN. 1990 to 2020. The EU years.
Grimsby’s fraternal fishing industry ends in 1990 - Evolving into a seafood science lab in 2020

This photographic exhibition documents Grimsby’s fishing industry transformation by the introduction of new European Union legislation in 1990 and its subsequent exit from the EU in 2020. This monochrome body of work, documents how the fish docks, its workers and the community lived and worked, such a unique way of life! ‘Which suddenly ended in the summer of 1990’. And how, over 30 years, it evolved into a modern-day hi-tech, global seafood trading port. The capture of these unique moments in time is made even more impactful by the use of monochrome to convey industrial starkness and emotive, raw honesty.

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The FISH TOWN Book: Regular Edition video & Spec.

Printed as a softbound book with 256 pages. The softbound cover is a heavy 350gsm soft-touch laminated finish. The pages are printed in 200gsm soft gloss.

Book: FISH TOWN.
Size: 11.7 x 8.3inch. A4 Landscape.
Cover: 350gsm Softback. Soft-touch laminate finish.
Pages: 256. Soft Gloss finish.
Publish Date: July 2022.
print run: 500 copies only. 1st edition.
Price: RRP £35.00.

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FISH TOWN Posters: A3 posters

These fish town posters are of the actual signs fishmongers suspend above their filleting stands on the pontoons. Many of the pontoon signage can be seen in the 1990 photographs.

Poster: FISH merchants Original Pontoon Signage.
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Publish Date: July 2022.
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A selection of 6, A4 carded prints from the 1990 photographs

Poster: Various prints from the 1990 collection.
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