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Journalist writes book about street names of her old patch

A former regional daily journalist has written her first book about the street names of her old patch.

Emma Lingard, who used to work as a reporter on the Grimsby Telegraph, has written Grimsby Streets, which details the story behind some of the Lincolnshire port’s most obscure road names.

Emma, 46, has been waiting to bring out the book for five years after it was shelved due to the demise of a local publisher.

She scoured history books from the Viking to the Victorian periods in order to help with her research.


Emma told the Telegraph: “The book has been a natural thing. When you have got so much knowledge and research, it’s nice to see the book.

I don’t see this as the finished thing. The publishers were delighted at how many copies had been sold before its release.”

Emma worked as a reporter for the Telegraph in 1991 before moving on to the Epworth Bells.

She later joined the BBC before switching to Grimsby-based Estuary TV.