Former Cosalt workers invited to 'emotional' reunion
Demolition workers pull down the gable end of one of the buildings in Fish Dock Road, on Grimsby docks, along the street from the Cosalt building which faces demolition. Picture: Submitted
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 17 Feb 2017
FORMER workers of a marine safety company in Grimsby have been invited to attend a poignant reunion party.
Employees of the Great Grimsby Coal Salt and Tanning Co (Cosalt Ltd) will come together at The Crow's Nest pub, Balmoral Road, Cleethorpes, on June 16.
The event follows on from last year's successful reunion and is the first get together since the historic building on Fish Dock Roads, Grimsby Fish Docks was demolished last September.
The demolition of the buildings took place despite objections from Save as well as Historic England, the Government's advisers on heritage, the World Monuments Fund, The Victorian Society, Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust and hundreds of people who signed a petition.
Joy Pickard, who worked in the firm's shipping department and is one of the organisers behind the reunion, said: "It will be quite sad. I worked there for 10 years and some who came to the last reunion had been there longer. It was quite emotional to hear it had been knocked down.
"All the girls kept in contact and every now and a gain we would meet up at Christmas. One day we thought, why not try and get hold of more staff? We rang around and it just snowballed from there."
The last reunion was held at Tetney Golf Club on November 20 last year, where between 50 and 60 people former workers turned out.
The event this June takes place from 7pm and any former staff are welcome to come along and reminisce.
To confirm your attendance or to find out more information contact Joy Pickard on 01472 388658 or 07887712651; June Crewdson on 01472 506267 or 07789798562; or Brenda Clark on 01472 690855.