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The Railway King: An Illustrated talk on the life of Edward Watkin

3:02 pm, Tuesday, 28th September 2021 - 3 years ago

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A talk by Geoff Scargill

Chairman of the Watkin Society

Grimsby Town Hall

Tuesday 5 October 2021

7pm

FREE

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre and the Watkin Society invite you to a fascinating talk on one of the most dynamic characters of the Victorian Age.

Among Watkin’s greatest achievements was his work in Grimsby and Cleethorpes, which earned him the nickname of ‘Mr Grimsby’. Through his dominance as chairman for over 30 years of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway he saw the potential to turn the port of Grimsby into the biggest fishing port in the world and to create a major holiday resort, Cleethorpes.

Among Watkin’s greatest achievements was his work in Grimsby and Cleethorpes, which earned him the nickname of ‘Mr Grimsby’. Through his dominance as chairman for over 30 years of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway he saw the potential to turn the port of Grimsby into the biggest fishing port in the world and to create a major holiday resort, Cleethorpes.

Admission is FREE but must be booked in advance via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-amazing-life-of-mr-grimsby-edward-watkin-the-railway-king-tickets-173710220947

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