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North East Lincolnshire

Although North East Lincolnshire is a unitary authority area only formed in 1996, it has many historic towns and areas of population. The largest and probably best known is the old port and fishing town of Grimsby which forms a conurbation with neighbouring town Cleethorpes that between them have a population of approximately 130,000.

Wikipedia says of Grimsby: "According to legend, Grimsby was first founded by Grim, a Danish fisherman...was settled by Danes sometime in the 9th century AD. The name Grimsby originates from Grim's by, derived from the name Grim, the Danish "Viking," and the suffix -by being the Old Norse word for village. The legendary founding of Grimsby is described in Lay of Havelock the Dane, but historians consider this account to be myth."

The two cemeteries servicing the area date back to the late mid-19th century and reflect much of the industry and employment associated with the area: fishing and shipping. Quoting Wikipedia again:

"In 1857 there were 22 vessels in Grimsby. Six years later there were 1900, a tenth of the fish consumed in the United Kingdom was landed at Grimsby. The first two legitimate steam trawlers ever built in Great Britain were based in Grimsby. The demand for fish in Grimsby grew to such an extent that, at its peak in the 1950s, Grimsby laid claim to the title of 'the largest fishing port in the world'.

During WW2, Grimsby was the UK's largest base for minesweepers patrolling the North Sea and the Admiralty requisitioned many of the fishing trawlers to help with minesweeping. This heritage is remembered even today and HMS Grimsby is a Sandown class minehunter (commissioned in 1999) currently in service in the Royal Navy.

North East Lincolnshire is bordered by the Humber Estuary to the north and east, East and West Lindsey to the south and North Lincolnshire to the west.

As well as two cemeteries, North East Lincolnshire also manages a crematorium and the full site names and records details are as follows:
Cleethorpes Cemetery, Beacon Avenue, Cleethorpes, DN35 8EQ: records from 1877 - 1999
Scartho Road Cemetery, Scartho Road, Grimsby, DN33 2AL: records from 1889 - 1994
Grimsby Crematorium, Weelsby Avenue, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN32 0BA: records from 1954 - 1992

We also have available burial registers for the closed Ainslie Street Cemetery (now a public park) for nearly 15,000 burials, 1855-1943.

There are approximately 400,000 records for over 185,000 burials and cremations available and the range of records comprises: digital scans of burial and cremation registers, grave details of all burials and cemetery section maps for each grave (excluding Ainslie Street).

Further information:
Wikipedia, Grimsby
N E Lincolnshire Council, Cemeteries and Crematoria

Other nearby regions and towns with records on Deceased Online include:

City of Lincoln Council
Gainsborough Town Council
National Archives, Lincolnshire, removal of graves and tombstones
Newark Town Council (Nottinghamshire)
Nottingham City Council

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