Steve Thornton Photography




A unique 30 years of illustrated life on Grimsby fish docks.
Capturing its people, traditions and culture. A world unknown to those who were not there.  A documentary book by accredited photographer Stephen Robert Thornton.

WAS £35.00
NOW ON SALE £25.00

Title: FISH TOWN. The EU Years. 1990 to 2020.
Pages: 256 plus cover pages.
Size: 297x210cm.
Images: Over 150
Weight: 1.65kg.
Author: Stephen Robert Thornton.
ISBN: 978-1-3999-2812-0.
Publisher: ST CreativeArt.
RRP: £35.00. On Sale £25.00


FISH TOWN Books are available with an original print of your choice. Both print and book are signed. The print is signed and numbered for authenticity.
Order a book with print for £65.00.
Please note: Add the print description you require in the message box during checkout. All prints are made from the original negative. Print size 8.27 x 11.69 inches.

FISH TOWN Books are now shipping worldwide. Choose either economy or tracked & signed for.

About the FISH TOWN Book

This book is truly extraordinary and quite unique in its content covering 30 years in the life of Grimsby fish docks. It offers a rare glimpse into what it was like to work at the world-famous Grimsby fish docks. With its vivid descriptions and engaging images, readers will be transported into the everyday lives of the hardworking dock workers who tirelessly labour to bring the freshest seafood to market. Through its insightful and illuminating pages, this special book showcases the many challenges, triumphs, and unique experiences that come with working in this fascinating industry. Whether you’re a lifelong Grimsby resident or have always been curious about the inner workings of the fishing industry, this book is an absolute must-read. So sit back, relax, and prepare to be enthralled by this one-of-a-kind photographic gem that truly captures the heart and soul of Grimsby’s fishing community.

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Buy new editions online with eBay worldwide. Shipped by DPD/Royal Mail and DPD international

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre. Alexandra Dock, Grimsby, DN31 1UZ. Open - Tue to Sun 10 am to 5 pm. All Fish Town merchandise is available

FISH TOWN Book reviews;

Stunning documentary images. I hope that one day, this book becomes a unique cultural document, of a way of life, unknown to those who were not there.
Kurt Christensen

An impressive body of work. It is the most thorough look at a fishing community I have seen in the UK.
Martin Parr

Stunning evocative images documenting the life on the dock, but also sad to realise that so much has gone.
Gordon Wilson

Fabulous! A wonderful documentation of a lost way of life. Beautifully photographed.
D. West

Extremely interesting to see living history. Excellent photographs. Very inspirational.
T. Mathews

Very interesting read and has excellent quality photography.
A. White

A fascinating period of British history and superb B&W photography. Some images will have a life way beyond this book.
Paul Chesterfield.

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Packages of Life
Curated still-life sets shifting between nature and imagination

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