The Scandinavian Church in Grimsby
It’s back to Victorian Grimsby again and a look at another small slice of diverse Local History . . .
Grimsby has always had strong Nordic ties be it due to invading Vikings or Deep Sea Fishermen bringing their catch into port and further evidence of this turned up as I looked over an 1896 map of Great Grimsby in Lincolnshire.
Evidential information appears thin on the ground, something I hope we can rectify but anecdotal evidence suggests the church was formed in 1886 and as can be seen from the map it was in the West Marsh on Chapman Street.
In 1901 Rev. August Lindstrom, from Sweden, resided in Grimsby with wife and children and he was the pastor at the church. I’ve read that the church was rented and was opened in conjunction with the arrival of ships coming into port.
I’ve seen the church described as a Scandinavian Lutheran Church, I’m taking this advisedly as an another fact I’d like to pin down and perhaps add some meat to.
As always with these posts I hope this is the start of ‘it’ rather than the sum of ‘it’
If anybody knows anything at all directly connected with this church then please do leave a comment, an image of it would of course be pure nectar.