Nunsthorpe Stories Exhibition Event

You are warmly invited to attend our exhibition event on Friday 9th June at Centre 4, Wooton Road Nunsthorpe. The event will run from 1.30 -3.30 pm. This event is free to attend and refreshments will be provided. There will be an opportunity to hear about the project from the team plus there will be some entertainment and an opportunity to view the exhibition.   Continue reading Nunsthorpe Stories Exhibition Event

Do you remember the invasion of the little green monsters?

Nunsthorpe does not appear in the national press with any great frequency, so it does make one wonder how terrible an inundation and how monstrous their size must have been for the Times to take notice of the arrival of caterpillars in Nunsthorpe.   The Times 12 August 1970. Does anyone else remember the invasion of the giant caterpillars? Continue reading Do you remember the invasion of the little green monsters?

Sam Gardiner – Nunsthorpe poet dies.

This week sees the funeral of long time Nunsthorpe resident Sam Gardiner following his death on May 22nd.  Sam, Irish by birth, came to the area in the late 70s and lived for many years on Milton Road.  Though an architect by profession, his passion was poetry, and he rose to fame when he – as an unknown writer – unexpectedly won the National Poetry … Continue reading Sam Gardiner – Nunsthorpe poet dies.

Fantastic images of Nunsthorpe from the air – this month 66 years ago

This is just one of a series of aerial photos taken of the estate as roads were being laid out and construction beginning on ‘New Nunsthorpe’.   These pictures taken on the 10th of May 1950, now reside in the collections of Historic England, who have now made their whole collection available online.  To see this and other images of the estate taken during flight … Continue reading Fantastic images of Nunsthorpe from the air – this month 66 years ago

98 Years Ago – A Garden City For Grimsby

  The Lincolnshire Echo ran this article (second column) about the proposed new Garden City for Grimsby in 1919 – accompanying an article on the Mayor of Lincoln’s frustrations at the lack of post-war housing. At this point, servicemen were still returning home – indeed some were still fighting in Russia – and a patriotic drive for post-war improvements in housing – for everyone as well … Continue reading 98 Years Ago – A Garden City For Grimsby

Next Meeting Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

The next meeting of the Garden City History Group will be on Wednesday the 11th of June – 1.30 pm at Nunsthorpe Library as usual. We meet regularly on the second Wednesday of the month, normally at the library, to chat about old times on the estate, share memories of it’s people and places, and to put together a history of this rich and vibrant … Continue reading Next Meeting Wednesday, June 11th, 2014