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A derelict building that was the backdrop for a Hollywood blockbuster has been added to a worldwide list of cultural sites that's at risk of being lost for good.

The Ice Factory in Grimsby, which was a location for the film 'Atonement', is thought to be the oldest and largest surviving building of its type and the listing could secure it's future. James Webster reports.


Factfile: Grimsby Ice Factory and Kasbah

Grimsby's Ice Factory is a unique survivor of the Victorian industrial era. The building contains equipment designed, manufactured and installed by a British refrigeration company whose origins lie in the 17th century.

  • The Grade 2* listed structure is thought to be the oldest and largest surviving of its type in the world.
  • Construction began in 1898 and the building was finished in 1901.
  • At one time it was the largest ice factory in the world (4350 square metres)
  • At its peak 1200 tonnes of ice was produced per day.
  • The Kasbah is the historic Victorian dock area to the north of the factory.
  • The building has been on English Heritage's 'Heritage At Risk Register' since 2008.

Campaigner: Ice Factory is of international importance

The head of the campaign group fighting to save one of Grimsby's most endangered buildings says she is pleased it has now been added to a list of the world's most important heritage sites that are at risk of being lost.

Vicky Hartung from the Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust says it confirms their belief that the building is of international importance.

Grimsby's ice factory added to 'at risk' list

Grimsby Ice Factory
Grimsby Ice Factory Credit: ITV News Calendar

Grimsby's historic ice factory and kasbah has been added to a worldwide list of sites of historical interest that are considered to be endangered. The building was closed in 1990 and today stands derelict. The Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust is working to try to secure a new future for it.

The World Monument Fund's bi-annual watch list has been released and the ice factory has been added to it along with Sulgrave Manor in Northamptonshire, Battersea Power Station and Deptford Dockyard. The list aims to focus international attention on sites of cultural heritage that are 'at risk'.

Read: Ice Factory Trust starts new push to save endangered building (August 2012)

Cyclist hospitalised in hit and run

A man has been left with severe bruising and grazes on his back after a hit and run on Trinity Road in Cleethorpes on Wednesday.

The 41-year-old was knocked off his bike into a parked car after being hit by an overhang of scaffolding wood carried by a Ford Ranger or Mitsubishi Pickup truck.

A female member of the public came to help the man, but the vehicle didn’t stop. The victim was treated at the Princess of Diana Hospital.


Police warn over scam business calls

Police are warning businesses to be on their guard after a report in North East Lincolnshire by a company claiming to be selling advertising space for Humberside Police.

The local business received a call from someone claiming to be selling advertising space in a magazine on behalf of Humberside Police. The caller quoted £225, however the business declined and decided to report the incident to the police as they were concerned about the authenticity of the call.

Humberside Police would like to emphasise that they do not make calls of this nature and certainly would never contact individuals or businesses asking for payment.

– Humberside Police spokesperson

Walk along the prom to raise funds

People are being encouraged to take part in a walk along Cleethorpes promenade to raise money for a diabetes charity. The Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, Councillor Peggy Elliott, will open the event, which is in aid of Diabetes UK, at 11am on June 9.

Walkers will meet near the leisure centre on the promenade and can choose to walk as much as they want to of the two-mile distance. The walk is open to people all ages, is wheelchair friendly and dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on leads.

Workers remembered on memorial day

Organisers of the Workers' Memorial Day in Lincolnshire will particularly be remembering the following people who died of work-related injuries.

  • Tim Elton
  • Paul Doyley
  • Ann Mawer
  • Warren Peacock
  • Keith Herring
  • Robert Greenacre
  • Alan Burr
  • Eric William Bradley
  • Stanley Smith
  • John Dewhurst
  • Tracy Chapman- Woods
  • Justin Gillman
  • Mark Bird
  • Derek Walker
  • Reverend David Peacock
  • Michael Buston
  • Bert Ling
  • Mike Brown
  • David Bell Smyth
  • Mark Douglas Wright
  • Reginald George Edwards
  • Alan Murphy
  • Alison Holmes
  • John Boniface
  • Allan Whittles
  • Stephen Vaughen Cox
  • Julie Ann Pearson
  • Robert Paul Pearson
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