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#1 john baxter

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 07:21 PM

hello all, i know this might be a bit off line but can anyone tell me where the record for grimsby fisherman who served during both world wars is kept for their service as fishermen between the wars. thanks john baxter

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 09:40 PM

John,
Have a look at http://homepage.ntlw...imsby.trawlers/ by TcM59 of this forum. You may find what you are looking for.

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#3 Terence Munson

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 10:21 PM

John - Also if you are based in Grimsby, recommend you visit the North East Lincolnshire Archives. The Archives have an extensive range of records from Grimsby’s fishing industry that can be viewed in the reading room.

With the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund and with other costs met by the North East Lincolnshire Council, a database is being compiled for viewing on-line at any time free of charge at http://www.nelincs.gov.uk At present Crew Lists 1863 -1914 are partially complete but give vessels and skippers in most cases.

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The archives can be consulted at the search room in Grimsby Town Hall.  Staff can provide advice on research and on the care of documents. Please note that space is limited, and you are advised to make an appointment to view the archives. Bookings can be made by email, post, telephone (01472-323585) or in person. Group visits to the Archives (maximum group size 10 persons), and introductory talks by the staff, can be arranged.

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#4 john baxter

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 12:24 PM

thankyou david i will do that, kind regards john

#5 john baxter

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 12:26 PM

thankyou terry iam based in grimsby and will give them a visit, kind regards john

#6 joseph

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 04:50 PM

John,

There is a similair Database at Hull Archives if you think he sailed from Hull let me Know and I can check for you.

Regards Charles

#7 john baxter

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 05:12 PM

hello charles, i really dont know, i lose him after the 1919 absent voters list and dont pick him up again until 1940 when he is listed as the c.o. of the hms glow which was a aberdeen built drifter converted to a minesweeper. it would not hurt to check. he was a grimsby fisherman though. thankyou again charles, kind regards john

#8 Tom Wales

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 08:14 PM

Not sure if fishermen were covered by same registration procedures as merchant seamen but you could try
Southampton Archives Service
Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY
Tel: 023 8083 2251
city.archives@southampton.gov.uk
http://www.southampt...ation/Archives/
(originals of Central Index Register of Seamen 1913-1941)
I also recall that the 'shipsnostalgia' forum set up a separate fisherman's forum

#9 john baxter

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 08:45 PM

hello tom, thanks for that, i will try them, regards john