“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.