Thursday, 22 March 2012

Stairlifts Grimsby – Lincolnshire Stairlifts


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Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.

Give us a call today on 01522 899769

If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.


Stairlifts Grimsby – Stairlifts Lincolnshire

Grimsby is located on the Humber Estuary some 30+ miles from Scunthorpe.  This seaport and fishing town is right on the edge of the mouth of the estuary. Founded by the Danes back in the 9th century on a small Roman workers’ settlement, Grimsby probably means Grim’s Village.

Looking into Norse legends and mythology ‘grim’ means mask and is often thought to hide deity travelling in disguise amongst mortals.  Here in Grimsby it is thought to refer to the Danish fisherman who discovered the area.

Castle Comfort Stair Lifts We have been installing lifts in the Grimsby area for some years now.  We are here to help any of the local population who are less than mobile especially on the stairs.  We bring you stairlifts of several kinds to give you back your independence and access to all levels of your home.

We already know that there are likely to be more than 2.5% of the retired population, about 450 people who already own stairlifts in the area and know their great value.  Check out our website which shows you many people from all over who have benefitted from a stairlift!

If you think this could be the answer to your mobility needs then please call your local office of Castle Comfort Stair Lifts to find out more on  01522 899769 .

Grimsby’s heritage
The area that came to be known as Grimsby was situated in an area called The Haven, a good place for ships to shelter from storms and situated perfectly for access to the North Sea and the fishing grounds.  No wonder the Danish ‘visitors’ thought this was a great place to set up a base!
By the time of the Domesday Book in the 11th century, Grimsby was listed as having a priest, a mill and a ferry which probably existed to take people across the Humber.  At this time there was a population of just 200 people.

The people of Grimsby have become known as Grimbarians!

Fishing and food production
By the 12th century, Grimsby was a thriving fishing port and a quite important one at that – the 12th most important in England.  Because of its location and the marshy ground surrounding it, Grimsby didn’t have town walls but did have a ‘protective’ ditch.

During the next couple of centuries Grimsby grew little partly because of The Haven silting up and therefore preventing large ships into the Humber to dock.  In the 19th century this all began to change as the industrial revolution took hold and an Act of Parliament declared that the area should be generally enlarged and specifically widened and deepened.  Products which were imported via the docks included iron, timber, wheat, hemp and flax.

Before long expanded new docks were needed and in 1851 the Dock Tower was completed shortly followed by 2 Fishing Docks, No 1 and No 2 and then Alexander and Union Docks.  The Dock Tower was designed to hold 30,000 gallons of water to supply hydraulic power to operate lock gates and cranes at Grimsby Docks.

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The fishing fleet also grew now that there was room for them to land their catches.  Many fishermen from other parts of England moved to join the fleet in Grimsby.  More than 40% of the influx came from Barking and other towns on the Thames; they were also joined by fisherman from Devon and other parts of the south east.

By the time the railways arrived in the middle of the 19th century, transporting other goods to be exported from Grimsby became easier.  A good example is coal mined in South Yorkshire.  Also rail links to the fish market in London at Billingsgate meant that Grimsby catches could reach the market quickly.

Independence and safety
Do you need to be transported up and down those stairs in safety?  Would this reinstate your independence?  We bet it would.

Have a look at our stairlift comparisons to see the wide range of well-known brands we supply and install.  As agents for all the major UK manufacturers we can give you unbiased recommendations for the best type for you.

If you’d like us to come and assess your home for the most appropriate stairlift – straight, curved or even perch – please give us a call on  01522 899769 .

Changing times
By the 1950’s Grimsby was able to claim the title of ‘the largest fishing port in the world’.  Then came the clashes for ‘territorial waters’ and the Cod Wars with Iceland whose whole population depended almost entirely on fishing.  The period between 1950-1970 saw much unrest.  It ended with many Grimsby firms deciding not to continue and left many men redundant as the fishing industry in the area dwindled.  Artefacts from the era and its history including and 1950’s trawler Ross Tiger, can still be seen in the Fishing Heritage Centre in Alexander Docks.

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After this food processing became a big industry in the area; now it is home to some 500+ food companies and has come to be known as Europe’s Food Town for more than 20 years.  Keeping its link to fish and fishing, it is one of the largest fish processing centres in Europe with companies like the Findus Group, Young’s Seafoods who source and supply 60 species of seafood from 30 countries.  The food processing industry here employs more than 2,500 people.

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Grimsby has developed a technique for smoking fish which adheres to some strict quality standards and has been well celebrated not only by government bodies but also by celebrity chefs Rick Stein and Mitch Tonks.


Grimsby’s fame did you knows
·         Bernie Taupin, Elton John’s early song-writing partner comes from the area

·         Corporation Bridge featured in the video for Erasure’s The Circus along with neighbouring Cleethorpes Big Wheel

·         Several lottery winners from Grimsby in the late 1990’s had the local media referring to the town as ‘Winsby’

·         The film Clockwise (1985) which starred John Cleese used both the local hospital now called Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital and the Scartho cemetery entrance as locations

·         The 2007 film, Atonement starring Keira Knightly used the Ice Factory on Grimsby Docks as a location

Grimsby’s famous sons and daughters
·         Actress Patricia Hodge was at school in Grimsby

·         Actress Michele Dotrice comes from Grimsby and is probably best known for her role as Betty Spencer in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em (1970’s)

·         Retired actress Vivean Gray, Nell Mangel in Australian soap Neighbours came from here too – her father was a Grimsby Docks fish merchant

·         TV actor Matt Kennard – Doctors, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and The Bill – is from Grimsby

·         Sky and Five news reader Helen Fospero is from Grimsby too as is Keely Donovan, the weather presenter for BBC North

·         Julie Peasgood, actress and presenter grew up in Grimsby

·         Actor, the late Patrick Wymark hails from here too

·         Jeffrey Archer was MP for nearby Louth and another MP, Norman Lamont grew up in Grimsby

·         Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown, Barbara Dickson and Patrick Mower all live nearby


Stairlifts for you
We can’t guarantee a song when you call us but we do know you’ll be pleased with our service!  Here at Castle Comfort Stair Lifts we pride ourselves on our service and our fast installation once you’ve made your choice.  We also offer a 24 hour after sales service too.

Checkout our stairlift prices and if funding is a potential stopping point, take a look at the grants that are available or 0% finance deals so that you can get your mobility back with a stairlift.  Talk to us on  01522 899769  so that we can action your wishes fast.

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