The liberal Club in Great Grimsby
A nice 1800s engraving of the Liberal Club prompted me to look into the history of the Liberal Club in Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Without much success it has to be said . . .
Liberal Clubs, for members of the British Liberal Party (one of the main 3 political parties in Britain along with Labour and Conservative), were very widespread and I’ve found it interesting to look at just how impressive most were as buildings, some really fine ones.
It’s worth looking at the contrasting political fortunes of Political Parties over a century ago compared to today, now they are all in debt with very few members, then they could justify and support buildings such as this in Grimsby . . .
Lord Harlington opened a Liberal Club at Grimsby in October 1885 and was located, I believe, right in the hub of things in the Grimsby Central Market, another image of the Club can been seen on the Central Market article.
I’ve been ambling through the bookshelves here at the Goldeneye Club and sadly they yield nothing, not even a mention have I been able to turn up.
Likewise quick initial searches online bring up surprisingly little so it would be great if we can come up with some history, perhaps even a timeline of what was an important building in the town.
To that end if anybody knows and directly related to The Grimsby Liberal Club or can dig anything up then it would be great to get it recorded here.