Humberside
fish and chips 
Once the centre of the Bristish fishing industry, the Humberside ports of Hull and Grimsby have seen major changes in recent years.
Now sadly only a few fishing boats operate out of Grimsby, but the ports have adapted to their changing circumstances.
Grimsby Fish auction is one of the countries largest fresh fish markets.
Since the 1990's Grimsby's local council has promoted the area as "Europes Food Town".  With fresh fish available from the market, a skilled labour force, and available land, over 70% of the countries fish processing is now located in Grimsby. 

Alfred Enderby Ltd  smokes fish using traditional methods. Each morning they buy Icelandic Haddock  direct from the the fish auction. 
In 2015 the Humbergateway Wind Farm became operational. The 73 turbines produce  energy to power around 170 thousand homes. E.ON maintain the turbines, based in the north docks in Grimsby.  Renewable energy is now an important part of the town's economy. 

Grimsby

The Fishing Heritage Centre opened in 1991 and provides a fascinating insight into how life on a trawler used to be. 

The town centre had developed around the old docks. 
Some of the housing built in the sixties faces demolition. Local opinion is divided.
Opened in 1981 the Humber Bridge provided a much needed link between Grimsby and Hull.

Hull

In Hull most of the old docklands have been developed with several new retail parks. 

 Only a small area of derelict dockland remains.

As Hull prepares to be the City of Culture 2017, a program of road improvements in underway. 

Opened in 2002, The Deep is an imposing building. Not just an aquarium open to visitors, it is also a leading centre for marine research. 

P&O ferries provide links to Holland and Belgium.

On the south side of the river, JFD Hargreaves farm 5000 acres of potatoes. 

Cleethorpes

Cleethorpes has long been a traditional seaside town, and is still popular with locals seeking relaxation and a breath of sea air.
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October 2016