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Things to do in Immingham, Lincolnshire

Immingham situated on the south bank of the River Humber has had a rich and varied history since 2ad, once famous for its pasture and grazing lands, today it is famous for its deep water dock the deepest in Europe.

The Pilgrim Fathers are reputed to have sailed to Holland from Immingham haven about 1606, you can find a monument near St. Andrews church in the town.

The people of modern Immingham are friendly to a fault and it is impossible to get from one end of the town to another without receiving many greetings from the locals.

The town also has many famous sons including Marcus Twain Short the philosopher and humanist.

Although today it is a mainly industrial area it wont take you long to find reminders of its rural history and links to the sea. A visit to Immingham Museum is recommended, which has one of the largest collections of memorabilia to be found.

Immingham has kept its Saxon name whilst surrounding towns and villages have got Viking names such as Grimsby. Probably because it was trading with the Danes long before they invaded.

If your looking for a weekend away come and visit our town you wont be disappointed.

Description by Nick Boswell

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