About the project: We are working on a major project to preserve the centre of the historic Grimsby Docks: the Kasbah. Focusing on two iconic buildings: Petersons, a derelict 19th century smokehouse and Building 89, a Victorian set of offices for fish processing, we want to bring these buildings back to life.
The Oral History Project aims to celebrate the unheard stories of both buildings’ past. We need to hear from the people who knew this space, who worked in these buildings. All as part of regenerating the historic Grimsby Dock area. These recorded memories will then be collated into an exciting new exhibition in celebration of the Kasbah’s heritage.
On 16th September at Heritage Open Days 2023, Katherine (a member of the HTL team) spoke to the public at our first drop-in session. We have a further 4 Memory Sharing Sessions on:
- Thurs 21st September (9am-1pm) at The Great Escape, Grimsby
- Wed 27th September (11am-3pm) at The Comeback, Grimsby
- Frid 29th September (9am-1pm) at The Comeback, Grimsby
- Mon 2nd October (11am-3pm) at The Great Escape, Grimsby
Come share your memories! To book onto a session please contact:
Discover our events page to find out more Heritage Open Days 2023 – Grimsby Docks
The Peterson’s Project
The Oral History Project is part of the wider Peterson’s Project funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Architectural Heritage fund – Organised by The Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust, North East Lincolnshire Council and Associated British Ports.
The aim of the project is to restore and bring back into use the Grade II listed Peterson’s Smokehouse with adjacent building ‘Fred’s Fish’ on Wharncliffe Road. Funding for restoring both historic buildings has been secured by The Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust.
This funding will enable Building 89 to be revitalised and renovated into a multifunctional office space and cafe. Peterson’s will be restored back to a vibrant use. Its chimney cowels will be preserved along with an internal staircase and facilities installed.
On Tuesday 5th September Katherine visited the Grimsby Docks to see how the renovation works have been progressing at these two iconic buildings of the Kasbah:
(From top left: Building 89 exterior. Peterson’s Smokehouse, chimney and chimney cowels.)
The Peterson’s Project is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Architectural Heritage fund – Organised by The Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust, North East Lincolnshire Council and Associated British Ports.