History of Escorts in GrimsbyThe town of Grimsby has a long, glorious history. It all starts back in the 9th century when the city was settled by Danes. The name of the town has roots in ancient Viking religions. The Norse God Odin was called Grim when travelling in disguise among the locals. The suffix 'by' is an old Norse word for village. So Grimsby would translate to the village of the god Odin. It's a holy place. According to the Domesday Book, in 1086 Grimsby had a population of around two hundred people. Were some of those two hundred people sex workers? It's probable, but impossible to know for certain. The town grew into an important fishing village and received a charter in 1201 from King John. Throughout the next few centuries, Grimsby remained a small municipality. Grimsby didn't experience significant growth until the eighteen hundreds when it became one of the largest fishing ports in the UK. In the 1500s the Grimsby haven began to silt which damaged the fishing industry. The port was revived in the early nineteenth century, and by 1801 there were just over one thousand residents living in Grimsby. In the mid-1800s, many fishing docks were built and the town became an important area for the consumption and distribution of fish. It is during this period that the town of Grimsby grew rapidly. This marks the period when escorts came to town in larger numbers than had ever previously existed. When the fisherman came back from a long voyage out at sea, they were likely to be quite...backed up, so to speak. The local escorts would have provided a necessary release for these horny workers. Rarely has an escort looked better than after a few days out to sea with a bunch of rough and tumble blokes with beards and bellies.
By the mid-1950s, Grimsby claimed to be the largest fishing port in the entire world. Census data shows that by 1931 there were already over seventy-five thousand people living in Grimsby. We can be certain that a number of those citizens were working as escorts in the sex industry, but we do not have specific numbers. There are numbers for total sex workers in the UK at this time, but it doesn't break down by municipality.
After the Second World War Grimsby's fishing industry was decimated. The Cod Wars against Iceland brought Grimsby's fishing trade to a practical halt by 1978. This had a gargantuan impact on the town's economic vitality. As a result of the loss of industry, Grimsby became another town in decline, like so many of its neighbours which had depended on things like mining and manufacturing. Today Grimsby is working to reinvent itself and is the UK leader in green energy production. Grimsby gets almost thirty percent of its energy from renewable sources.
With the end of the dominance of the fishing industry, all associated service sectors were also negatively impacted. This includes the sex work industry. There were still plenty of Johns in town, but with the loss of employment, there was less disposable income around.
The people of Grimsby are resilient; well, except for the posh blokes in Scartho; and the town is still a great place to be. Alongside renewable energy, the service sector jobs are coming back. Grimsby is a leader in food processing and has been called Europe's food town. The escort scene in Great Grimsby is vibrant and diverse. Not diverse like London, with any nationality one could hope for, but diverse in the sense of having escorts in all shapes, ages, and sizes. The sex workers of Grimsby are entitled to the same legal protections which impact sex workers across the UK. Let's take a bit and go through the legal history of sex work in the Grimsby area. Because local records are sparse, we will deal more broadly with UK policy at large concerning sex workers. These same policies would also have impacted the sex workers around Grimsby.
Legal History of Escorts in GrimsbyOne of the first signs we have for escort work in the UK is from a Roman coin depicting two people copulating. These coins, or spintria as they were called, may have been used as payment for sex services rendered. We know that the ancient Romans engaged in public baths and brothels, so there is no reason to believe the sex workers failed to accompany them to the new world of the time.
Medieval brothels were often located in London and were regulated by Winchester Palace. The laws regarding sex workers were in constant flux, and reflect the moral values of the people at any given period in history. Time and time again we see the ownership of brothels being made illegal, for one reason or another. What is obvious is that these laws did little to slow or stop the sex workers.
The first known regulations on sex work in the UK comes from Henry II in 1161, when he allowed Churches to run brothels in their parishes. These brothels were often called 'stew-houses.' They were run and operated by the Bishops and were often closed for the sake of appearances. There was a maximum rate the escorts could be charged for boarding, and the police routinely searched these establishments.
The next set of regulations over the escort industry came in 1277 when sex workers were forbidden from living within the walls of the city of London. Shortly thereafter another attempt was made to stop the industry when Edward II closed all of the brothels in 1310. Of course, as already suggested, these efforts to curb sex work were largely ineffective. Trying to stop sex work and drug use by humans is a bit like trying to stop the sun from rising in the east. Good luck with that! If history has taught us anything it's that people want drugs and sex and will always find ways to get 'em. Nevertheless, the attempts to crack down on sex work continued throughout the centuries. Time and time again brothels were made illegal and sex workers were subject to legal ramifications.
Outside of London, most towns in England had their own brothels, which were often publicly owned and regulated. There were a series of sumptuary laws passed, which required sex workers to dress differently than other women.
In 1546 Henry VIII outlaws brothels yet again due to fears of syphilis spreading.
As our history exits the medieval period and enters the Enlightenment Era, we see a change of attitude towards sex work. This is evidenced by the publication of the first sex work magazines, wherein Johns could find out where to score with the escorts of the time. Thank you printing press! (The internet of its day). One such magazine was entitled The Wandering Whore, and listed addresses where men could purchase sex. Yet even in this era where attitudes seemed more accepting brothels were still subject to random closures. The Disorderly Houses Act of 1751 was yet another effort to shut down the brothels. Another doomed effort failed as spectacularly as most of the previous ones.
In 1824 sex work was made illegal, and prostitutes were subject to a month of hard labour if caught.
Sex workers of this era were more common in port towns and cosmopolitan centers, and less so in blue-collar areas where mining and manufacturing dominated. This information would certainly seem to suggest that Grimsby would have had a thriving escort industry being such an important commercial port. Whether they congregated by the docks, or at the Dock Tower, completed in 1851, is difficult to say with any certainty. Many cities designated certain areas for sex workers and would harass, or even arrest, anyone caught working in other parts of town.
In 1861 the Contagious Disease Act was passed, designed to limit the spread of venereal disease. Sex workers were regularly checked for diseases, and if found to have them, were imprisoned until cured.
The last attempt of the nineteenth century to regulate the escort industry came in 1885 with the Criminal Law Amendment Act. This law outlawed brothels, yet again, and changed the age of consent from twelve to sixteen. There are reports from the time of Johns being dissatisfied with this change, as very young escorts were considered favourites among many clients. This is an example of how a society's moral change over time. Today no John could even fathom booking a twelve-year-old escort. Today's minimum age for sex work is set at eighteen.
Modern Legal History of Escorts in GrimsbyIn the twentieth century, there were more attempts to regulate the sex industry and to outlaw brothels. The Sexual Offences Act of 1956 made solicitation of sex on the street illegal. This new law radically changed the nature of the escort industry. Now, no longer able to work on the streets legally, many escorts were forced into brothels or began working independently in apartments or hotel rooms. Hence was born the modern escort industry as it exists today. No more walking the streets, today we go online and book appointments with amazing girls. Speaking of amazing girls, head over to EscortRankings.uk for the best selection of women in the Grimsby area! There are amazing women over by People's Park right now waiting to serve and please you. Don't delay and don't disappoint these great girls. Book one now at EscortRankings.uk.
In 1959 the Street Offences Act was passed, which outlawed running or operating a brothel. Sometimes it feels as if the entire history of UK sex work law can be depicted as a constant back and forth between the opening and closing of the brothels. It's like a game of peek-a-boo: now you see brothels, now you don't. In 1962 the legality of escort related publications such as magazines, listings of where to find escorts, was repealed. New escort related laws of the mid-twentieth century reflected advances in modern technology. With the mass introduction of cars, the term' kerb crawling' would come to signify the solicitation of sex work from a vehicle. Kerb Crawling was outlawed in the UK in 1985. In the twenty-first century, the laws regarding the sex work industry often deal with the trafficking of young women, who are sometimes sold as sex slaves. The Sexual Offences Act of 2003 made sex trafficking a specific crime. This has remained the primary focus of UK law enforcement today when addressing the sex work industry.
In the early twenty-first century, it is still technically illegal to run and operate a brothel in the UK, but this law is often unenforced. It is not unusual for the police to enter a brothel and to check the conditions; to make sure the girls are treated well. If they are, the place is often left open to operate in a quasi illegal state. Maybe after hundreds of years of trying to shut down brothels, the authorities have simply given up. The laws regarding escorts will continue to progress and change over time as our morals and conventions evolve. Johns in the UK often don't realize how great they have it. There are many places where sex work is extremely illegal and dealt with in very harsh manners. Over two billion people live in a nation where sex work is totally illegal. In China getting caught as an escort can get you a minimum of five years in prison. The crime of sodomy is punishable by death in Iran. Celebrate your options blokes! Log into EscortRankings.uk and take advantage of the freedoms you possess as a citizen of the United Kingdom. Whatever kind of girl you're looking for, she is waiting for you at EscortRankings.uk right now! Have at it boys!
Types of Escorts in GrimsbyGreat Grimsby has a wide variety of escorts to offer today's Johns. The town's population is around one hundred thousand, so just by the numbers alone, we are guaranteed to have some great escorts in town. Great Grimsby is less diverse than other parts of the UK. It is dominated by the local, native-born girls., who make up almost ninety-seven percent of the town's population. The demographics of Grimsby suggest that it is also becoming older. Many of the young folks from Grimsby leave to find more economic opportunities elsewhere. Given these circumstances, the BBW and mature escort categories are likely to thrive here; while other segments of the sex work industry are not as readily available. If a John is looking for something other than local girls, they might be best off heading to a larger metropolitan area such as Leeds. There are a couple of institutions of higher learning in Grimsby, which can provide the town with a solid store of young women. There is the Franklin College, which is a sixth form college serving students aged sixteen to nineteen. There is also the Grimsby Institute, which offers mostly vocational classes for adults. These two institutions help provide Grimsby with a more diverse escort scene.
The town also has a large supply of blue-collar workers, many of whom used to work in the fishing industry. Today, they are likely to work in food processing plants, or perhaps in the service sector. The escorts scene in Grimsby might be dominated by native-born locals, but there are other options available. There is a contingent of Chinese students and workers in town, as well as immigrants from other nations. The immigrant population is small here, but it is still present, and that will be reflected in the availability of escorts. Whatever type of escort you are in the market for, you will be able to find it at EscortRankings.uk. We have the best selection of women around Great Grimsby and across the entire kingdom. No matter what kind of escort you want we've got it! BBWs? Oh yeah! BDSM? You know it! Log into EscortRankings.uk to find a great escort today!