CELEBRATE North East Lincolnshire's rich and varied heritage by visiting the Great Grimsby and Cleethorpes town halls.
As part of the Lincolnshire Heritage Day Open Days, the two town halls will be opening their doors to the public free-of-charge on Saturday, September 10, between 10am and 4pm.
Visit the Great Grimsby Town Hall to see the council chamber and view the corridors with their silver regalia and stained glass windows.
Enter the Time Trap Museum, this surprising attraction, in the former prison cells of Grimsby Town Hall. Embark on a journey through time, uncovering the town's colourful past. Pass through dark, twisting corridors, explore mysterious nooks and crannies and winding staircases.
Discover the town's riches and piece together the jigsaw that reveals how Grimsby developed.
Treasures from the archives will also be on display in the Great Grimsby Town Hall council chamber. This year's theme is Victorian Lincolnshire, which is portrayed through village feasts in Worlaby, builders’ contract books from Messingham, police pay sheets from Grimsby, school log books, and unique photographs from Crowle in 1894, one showing an elephant in the main street - never exhibited before.
Photographs from North East Lincolnshire Council's library local history collection will also be available to view including images of Lincolnshire villages and people from the Hallgarth Collection.
There will also be the opportunity to see a small selection of photographs of local people who took part in a fancy dress party given by Sir George Doughty at Grimsby Town Hall in 1893.
Also, visit Cleethorpes Town Hall in Knoll Street and have a look at the hidden parts of this historic building. It is a great chance to see the civic regalia and the magnificent council chamber.
Enjoy a slide lecture in Cleethorpes Town Hall at 2pm where Alan Dowling will describe the History of the Cleethorpes Promenades. An illustrated account of how Victorian Cleethorpes was being eroded by the elements and how the building of its promenades stopped this and provided a major visitor attraction. And view their further improvement in modern times.
The Mayor and the Deputy Mayor will be in attendance for part of the day too.