Again, I know you’re thinking ‘Huh? Grimsby? Wha?’
Much like New Zealand, and most countries around the world, Britain is made up of networks of thousands of small towns, villages and hamlets that combined make us nationally who we are.
Grimsby is one of these places, and no less special to the inhabitants and townspeoples. It’s not Las Vegas or Milan, but then neither are many places that I’ve lived.
What it is though is really friendly, beautifully kept and rather surprising.
Dock Tower, is a copy of one in Sienna, Italy and is rather sadly perched at the end of the now mostly unused fish docks.
Would I recommend you make a special day trip up there? Probably not – though they
do throw pretty awesome 50th wedding anniversary parties (I needed a swift nap to keep up with the 70 year old couple – sadly I’m not kidding, they partied until 4am).
It’s a town you have to get to know to really appreciate.
They have delicious fish & chips – the best in the country (see yesterday’s post for more mouthwatering detail).
…and a funfair promenade with a selection of the usual rides, games and carnival food.