Our May meeting – the Carnegie Hall – 14th May

Our next meeting will be our outing to the Carnegie Centre in Hull Hull on the 14th of May. We have arranged with the Centre to arrive between 12.30pm & 1pm.   There will be access to materials on a varied range of topics including fishing, family history, and transport, and they have agreed to have their experts on a range of interests on hand.  As the centre does not normally open on … Continue reading Our May meeting – the Carnegie Hall – 14th May

Next Meeting – Wednesday 12th March 2014

Our next meeting is to be held at Nunsthorpe Public Library on Wednesday the 12th of March 2014 at 1:30pm.   The Garden City History Group welcomes all with an interest in the Nunsthorpe and Grimsby area, to meet and chat informally to share and discuss our memories of the area, and to engage on small projects to keep this history alive. Nunsthorpe Library. Grimsby Institute Community … Continue reading Next Meeting – Wednesday 12th March 2014

On the estate – January 1924… 1946…

These news clippings suggest that new year was a time for expantion and investment on the estate, this first clipping coming from the Hull Mail on January 30th 1924, descibes the development of Laceby Road and shows how Nunsthorpe’s Garden City design was seen as a model for planning across the town between the wars; while this from the Yorkshire Post on January 19th 1946 shows the estate reading to house … Continue reading On the estate – January 1924… 1946…

Next meeting – February 12th 2014

The first meeting of the Garden City History Group of the new year will be on Wednesday the 12th of February – 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 … Continue reading Next meeting – February 12th 2014

St.Martin’s Church – 77 years ago today

This, it seems, has always been a busy week for St. Martin’s.  With the original St.Martin’s church hall up for sale, it’s all change in old Nunsthorpe again, the wooden building having begun life as the Church itself, and doubling as a community centre, it lived on as a Church Hall, and later as home of the world beating Judo club, it may wear an … Continue reading St.Martin’s Church – 77 years ago today

Updating and improving the Nunsthorpe Garden City History Group website.

We’re going to be tinkering with this website a little over the next couple of months, please be patient if things go a little awry, but please let us know, through comments, if you notice something wrong or if you have any further ideas or comments on the site or possible changes or additions to the site.  We can’t promise anything, but we will try. Continue reading Updating and improving the Nunsthorpe Garden City History Group website.

Biography of Nunsthorpe pupil Brian (Charles) Cox (1928-2008).

The new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography features a brief reference to Nunsthorpe in the revised entry for Brian Cox, government advisor on education, poet and critic.  Brian’s illustrious career was rooted in his childhood on the estate, as the book states: “Attendance at Nunsthorpe elementary school laid principles of academic rigour and coherent ethics that stayed with him throughout his life.” … Continue reading Biography of Nunsthorpe pupil Brian (Charles) Cox (1928-2008).

Next Meeting – November 13th

The next Garden City History Group meeting is arranged for Wednesday 13th November 2013 -1:30pm at Nunsthorpe Community Library.  This will be the last formal meeting of the year – where has this year gone?!  Thank you all for your continued support and we hope to see you at our next meeting, in the new year. In the meantime, as discussed at our last meeting we have a … Continue reading Next Meeting – November 13th

Next meeting – 16th October, 2013 – Talk on Grimsby Chums

Our next meeting is to be held at Nunsthorpe Public Library on Wednesday the 16th October 2013 at 1:30pm.   We have a guest speaker and hope you are all able to attend on this occasion. We are very pleased to have a talk this month by Peter Steel covering his research around Grimsby and the First World War, and the particularly ‘The Chums’. The Garden City … Continue reading Next meeting – 16th October, 2013 – Talk on Grimsby Chums