Badge of the Grimsby Steam Fishing Vessel Engineers Union

Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum CC By SA2.0
Object type: Badge
Period: Modern
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 15/02/2023
Location: East Lindsey, Lincolnshire


A badge for a trade union for workers at the Grimsby fishing port, once the largest in the world. It started with 14 members in 1896 and reached a peak of 1232 in 1912. As the port declined so did the membership and it merged into the TGWU in 1976.