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Thread #59411 Message #946448
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
05-May-03 - 05:08 PM
Thread Name: 3 score & 10; How big was Grimsby Town?
Subject: 3 score & 10; How big was Grimsby Town?
The subject line more or less says it.
In the great song "Three Score and Ten" is told the story of the loss, in the 1890s, I think, of seventy seamen in a great October sea storm, just counting the ones from the Grimbsy area, while there were great losses from other towns up and down the coast.
Now, that's got to be a terrible blow to any city, but what was the size of Grimsby at that time? Just to have an idea of the relative impact.