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Feeding a Nation 100 Years of the Grimsby Fish Merchants Association

£80.00

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A fascinating book tracing the history of Grimsby's fishing industry over 100 years - and beyond.

Lavishly illustrated with many hitherto unpublished photographs, the book looks back at Grimsby's rise into what was once the world's largest fishing port with a fleet of over 500 vessels, including 300 deep sea trawlers and its subsequent decline following the Cod War settlements.But despite the decimation of the fishing fleet, Grimsby has now emerged as Europe's primary seafood processing centre with companies such as Young's, Coldwater Seafoods, Seachill, Sealord and Findus and Feeding A Nation tells the story some of those early frozen food pioneers like Carl Ross and Joe Sprott who not only made it all possible, but changed Britain's eating habits. The war years are also fully explored with tales of trawlers braving mines and U-boats to bring back vital fish supplies to country desperately short of food.There are many intriguing tales of individual fish merchants and how they overcame adversity and periodic crises like the decision by British Railways chairman Dr Richard Beeching to axe the fish trains in the 1960s - which could have ruined the fish trade at that time. The future is not ignored with chapters on Grimsby's new status as a centre of fish curing excellence and how the port is shaping up to meet the challenges of the 21st century. David Ross, co-founder of the Carphone Warehouse Company, and grandson of fishing magnate Carl Ross, has written the foreword.Steve Norton, chief executive of the Grimsby FMA, said: "Wyvex Media Limited and the author have done a brilliant job". This is a top quality hard back book which marks out the footprint of Grimsby and its fishing industry from that day in April 1911 when our organisation officially came into being. Will appeal to residents of Grimsby and people involved in fishing in other parts of the country.

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First edition
Author(s):
Vincent McDonagh
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
25 x 25
Edition:
2010
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
228
Publisher:
Wyvex Media Ltd
Title:
Feeding a Nation 100 Years of the Grimsby Fish Merchants Association

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A fascinating book tracing the history of Grimsby's fishing industry over 100 years - and beyond.

Lavishly illustrated with many hitherto unpublished photographs, the book looks back at Grimsby's rise into what was once the world's largest fishing port with a fleet of over 500 vessels, including 300 deep sea trawlers and its subsequent decline following the Cod War settlements.But despite the decimation of the fishing fleet, Grimsby has now emerged as Europe's primary seafood processing centre with companies such as Young's, Coldwater Seafoods, Seachill, Sealord and Findus and Feeding A Nation tells the story some of those early frozen food pioneers like Carl Ross and Joe Sprott who not only made it all possible, but changed Britain's eating habits. The war years are also fully explored with tales of trawlers braving mines and U-boats to bring back vital fish supplies to country desperately short of food.There are many intriguing tales of individual fish merchants and how they overcame adversity and periodic crises like the decision by British Railways chairman Dr Richard Beeching to axe the fish trains in the 1960s - which could have ruined the fish trade at that time. The future is not ignored with chapters on Grimsby's new status as a centre of fish curing excellence and how the port is shaping up to meet the challenges of the 21st century. David Ross, co-founder of the Carphone Warehouse Company, and grandson of fishing magnate Carl Ross, has written the foreword.Steve Norton, chief executive of the Grimsby FMA, said: "Wyvex Media Limited and the author have done a brilliant job". This is a top quality hard back book which marks out the footprint of Grimsby and its fishing industry from that day in April 1911 when our organisation officially came into being. Will appeal to residents of Grimsby and people involved in fishing in other parts of the country.

Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
Vincent McDonagh
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
25 x 25
Edition:
2010
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
228
Publisher:
Wyvex Media Ltd
Title:
Feeding a Nation 100 Years of the Grimsby Fish Merchants Association

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