Modern day technology will bring Grimsby and Cleethorpes’ historic past to life during a series of events to mark the 2020 Heritage Open Days Festival.
Last year, physical tours of The Kasbah on Grimsby Dock and the old Empire Theatre in Cleethorpes, organised as part of the annual event, were extremely popular – selling out within days of being publicised.
This year, due to the continued COVID-19 health and safety considerations, North East Lincolnshire Council, its regeneration partner ENGIE, and Port operators ABP, are taking their tours online with three free digital events. With demand again expected to be high, pre-booking is required to the following:
- A Traditional Day at the Seaside in Cleethorpes: this is a virtual tour that delves back into the resort’s history, bringing the past to life with the help of some artistic performances. The event, which will be accessible on most PCs, laptops and smart phones, will take place all day on Saturday 12 September. For further information, please email Thenquiries@nelincs.gov.uk
- Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre has special events running from Wednesday 16 September through to Sunday September 20 with open access when you book via the venue’s social media pages: facebook.com/FishingHeritageCentreGrimsby/ www.twitter.com/GrimsbyFishing
- There will be virtual tours and online activities that focus on Grimsby Dock’s historic Kasbah on Saturday 19 September from 10am until 4pm. Pre-booking is essential, with participants enjoying a special eye-spy Kasbah tour and a virtual visit to a traditional Smokehouse to learn about Grimsby’s unique smoking process. Participants can also challenge themselves with a Kasbah Crossword, and enter a competition to build a smokehouse. Book at eventbrite.co.uk/e/heritage-open-days-2020-grimsby-kasbahtickets-111643045354
Across North East Lincolnshire, events are also taking place at St Nicolas’ Church, Great Coates and at Immingham Museum and Heritage Centre, with scores of other activities across the wider county as part of the Festival, which runs from September 11 to 20.
For more information or to order a copy of the 2020 Festival brochure, go to https://www.heritagelincolnshire.org/
For events further afield, visit the national Heritage Open Days event pages at www.heritageopendays.org.uk/