Grantham Museum, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham NG31 6PY
Saturday 13th September at 2.30pm
Grimsby Ice Factory
Making ice for the world’s premier fishing fleet
Afternoon talk by Chris Lester on behalf the Society of Lincolnshire History & Archaeology
No need to book – Suggested donation of £2.00 on the door
Grimsby Ice Factory was built in 1901 to provide ice for the town’s flourishing fishing industry and the ready availability of vast quantities of ice played a major part in making Grimsby home to the world’s premier fishing fleet. With the introduction of modern techniques and the decline in fishing the factory closed in 1990 and became derelict. The significance of this Grade II* listed building today is that it is the last surviving example of industrial-scale ice-making with its equipment still in situ. The talk charts the history of the building, illustrates its equipment and describes the Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust’s plans for its future.