WERE the rumblings of Saturday night's mini-earthquake in North East Lincolnshire, a reminder from Nature of an important 75th anniversary that falls on Thursday of this week?
The town had mostly been unscathed by World War Two enemy aircraft raids until between 1am and 1.30am on June 14,1943, when numerous bombs of various types were dropped across Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
According to the records, worst affected areas included the business area of the Fish Docks and residential areas of Freeman Street, Victoria Street, and Cleethorpe Road.
Some 99 people died and 184 were seriously injured during this attack.
However, news of the raid was censored to prevent the
Luftwaffe knowing the extent of death and destruction that had been caused by their high explosive, incendiary and butterfly bombs.
It is not known if this night of tragedy will be commemorated at any church or civic event in the borough.