Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire are supporting NELC’s Safer and Stronger Communities team in their efforts to create an ‘online museum’ where people can learn about and share their experiences of Cleethorpes. The website, Bygone Beachcombers, when it launches, will provide a history of the resort over the last three centuries and chronicle its transformation from a small fishing town to the bustling tourist destination that it is today.
One thing we are desperate for is personal testimonies from people who used the beach huts situated on Marine Embankment when they (the beach huts) were in their prime. We know when the beach huts were built, we know who built them, but now we want to hear from the people who used them!
If you used the beach huts in the past, or still do today, contact Helen@vanel.org.uk and share your story. Testimonies will feature on the Bygone Beachcombers website, and may also appear in other places. Postal: The Willows, 23 Bargate, Grimsby NEL, DN34 4SS. For more information tel 01472 315 437.
We are also looking for Cleethorpes related memorabilia to house within Beach Hut #9. NELC’s S&SC team have leased beach hut #9 so it can be used for the benefit of local people, schools and organisations. You can find out more about beach #9 by clicking here. If you would like to donate or lend souvenirs, photographs, posters or anything else that helps to capture the spirit of Cleethorpes, please use the contact details above.
Bygone Beachcombers is a Heritage Lottery Project for Cleethorpes.