The Grimsby Chums were a batallion of brave young men from the Grimsby and Cleethorpes area who went out to fight at the Battle of the Somme in the First World War. The Chums were all friends and recruited to "sign up" and some were only 16 years old. Synergy Grimsby CIC has been awarded £48,500 of Heritage Lottery Funding to work with young people aged 11 - 25 and older volunteers on discovering and uncovering who the Grimsby Chums were.
Focus 7 and their crew have been tasked with creating a new modern film about the Chums, a War Memorial Map and hold an exhibition of our findings next year. For more information and updates please visit - facebook.com/GrimsbyChumsHeritageProject