Photography exhibition focuses on Cleethorpes' history
PHOTO enthusiasts are snapping up the opportunity to see images of Cleethorpes dating back to the 1900s.
A special exhibition organised by the Grimsby Telegraph is now open to the public inside the resort's Discovery Centre.
On display are photos featuring historical material from the newspaper's archive and pictures from readers, too.
They capture scenes of the resort and the surrounding villages, depicting what's great about the area now, and also celebrating times gone by.
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One couple were surprised to find some personal connections while looking through the display.
Margaret Gledhill, of Grimsby, picked out a particular photo of a Humber Fort.
The 77-year-old described how her grandfather died near the fort during the Second World War.
She said: "He was walking from the fort to North Sea Lane one day when he unfortunately got lost and drowned in a deep creek.
"Seeing this picture reminds me of it all, I also kept all the cuttings from the Grimsby Telegraph which published his inquest all those years ago.
"It is nice to have an exhibition like this as you can learn a lot about the history of a certain place through photographs."
Margaret's husband John Gledhill, 80, found the exhibition very enjoyable.
He said: "It looked very good, it is certainly worth a visit if people have time."
The display will be on until Monday, November 5, and also celebrates the recent launch of the paper's Cleethorpes and Villages edition.
Among the images are two stern- looking firefighters on a fire cart, and flood damage at the Arcadia on the seafront.
Another shows youngsters having fun on the swing boats on the sand and people splashing around in the open-air pool.
Paul Jackson, chief officer for Artlandish who works at the Discovery Centre, believes these images really capture the historic changes to Cleethorpes and its surrounding areas.
He said: "We have had a fantastic response from the public since the exhibition opened on Monday.
"Some people have travelled a long way to see the images which may have some personal connections to them.
"I would encourage others to come out and have a look as there are around 80 photos to browse in the centre."
Telegraph editor Michelle Lalor said: "To celebrate the launch of our daily Cleethorpes and Villages edition, we thought there could be nothing better than shining a spotlight on all that makes Cleethorpes a special place.
"The exhibition features superb historical scenes that we have found in our extensive archives of brilliant bygone days in the resort and surrounding villages.
"They will appear alongside readers' Camera Club images of the resort.
"From children licking ice creams to a sunset over Humberston Fitties, we want the exhibition to be a true celebration."
The exhibition is open during Discovery Centre opening hours.