Gritty Grimsby is not a Tourist Town

“Grimsby was not at all what I had expected…. The town centre was not compact and charming and town like, but grubbily urban with busy roads which were difficult to cross on foot” – Bill Bryson

I used to like Bill Bryson, I thought he was funny but in his last lamentable book ‘The Road to Little Dribbling”  he had the above to say about Grimsby.  I am not a Grimbarian so I have no axe to grind.  I am not arguing with him but I just got the sense that he hadn’t really visited Grimsby at all and his dismissive assessment was based on a Google search.  Despite its shortcomings I think the town deserves more than a quarter page in one of Bill’s travel books.

I have lived in Grimsby for ten years and I rather like it.

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7 responses to “Gritty Grimsby is not a Tourist Town

  1. I’ve never been, but I do remember a fish van fro Grimsby that used to come round weekly when I lived in Scunthorpe. Great fish and my mum used to buy scrap ends that she cooked up for our dog.

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  2. Well, Grimsby sounds a bit grim … but then, I love the beach photo. And that big lady with the tattooed Shakespeare play (or whatever), that could be quite interesting … although, like you’ve said, why on earth would you like to do something like that to your body?
    Thanks, I had a good laugh now 😄.

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  3. I’ve never been to Grimsby either. Maybe the name projects bad vibes onto the town and it would look better called something happier?!

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