Exhibition on the 1950s in Cleethorpes/Grimsby
Take a trip down memory lane at the Fishing Heritage Centre's latest exhibition, which gives a fascinating insight into Grimsby and Cleethorpes during Post War 1950s.
'Fish, Ships and Rock 'n' Roll' looks at the booming fishing industry during this time, the effect the floods had on the area and communities, how the Queen's coronation brought neighbourhoods together and the birth of Rock 'n' Roll.
It is showing at the Grimsby visitor attraction until Sunday, January 13, 2013, and is free to visitors. Councillor Mick Burnett, portfolio holder for tourism and culture, said:
"A quirky twist on how North East Lincolnshire enjoyed the fun times of the 1950s. The fishing industry was at its peak at this time and visitors can find out more about the what life was like for our trawlermen by taking a tour of the visitor attraction.
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"However, the exhibition is much wider than the fishing industry and looks at other events and happenings that impacted on people's lives during this time."
A number of additional activities have been organised to help people get into the spirit of the period. This includes a guided tour of the exhibition by local volunteer Alf Ludlam, taking place on Wednesday, November 14 at 12.30pm.
There's also a chance for people to be transported back in time when a traditional 1950s Hop event comes to the Cleethorpes Memorial Hall on Sunday, November 25.
People are encouraged to get dressed up for an evening of music and dance featuring a local rockin' trio from Lincoln - The Hicksville Bombers. Tickets are £5 and are available from Grimsby and Cleethorpes Tourist Information Centres.
On Friday, December 7, at Abbey Walk Gallery, artist Linda Ingham will lead a day of portraiture with glamorous model Molly dressed in authentic 1950s costume. This takes place from 9.30am to 4pm and booking is essential.
And on Thursday, December 27 to Sunday, December 30 come and experience a 1950's Christmas in the Café Gallery at the Fishing Heritage Centre.
This is the seventh in a series of 'Unlocking the Collection' exhibitions, funded by the Heritage Lottery. The exhibitions are enabling the council's museums collection to be showcased in themed and exciting formats. They are being curated by volunteers and staff from North Lincolnshire Museums Service, as part of the shared service arrangement.
The Fishing Heritage Centre in open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. It closes on Mondays except Bank Holidays. All ages are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
For more information contact Rachel on: (01472) 323004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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