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In recent years, Grimsby’s profile has seen a change. There’s been a wave of positivity thanks to dedication and growing faith in the area. Grimbarians is a photo-documentary project that highlights the change happening in and around Grimsby. It tells the stories of the great, fascinating and inspirational people at the heart of the movement, including charitable and religious figures, businessmen and women, and those who have had a positive impact on the town’s perception and morale in their own way.

Alexandra Powlett

Alexandra Powlett, born in Grimsby, is a veteran of the Armed Forces, a public speaker, and in 2018 headed the restoration project of Grimsby Cenotaph. After attending Nunsthorpe Junior School and Tollbar Secondary School, Alexandra joined the British Army in 2004 as...
Julia Thompson

Julia Thompson

“I loved having this photo taken at The London Palladium, it’s a special place.  It was my first experience performing with Grimsby’s Stage One Theatre Company back in 2000 and now, 20 years later, it’s where Britain’s Got Talent is being filmed, a show I have a...

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Glenys Woodhead

Glenys Woodhead

For more than 30 years, Glenys Woodhead was at the reins of Weelsby Park Riding School, a place where people of all ages could learn to ride ponies and horses and experience life inside one of Grimsby’s most-loved equestrian yards. The Davies Family established the...

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Emma Lingard

Emma Lingard

Throughout her life, Emma Lingard has combined her passion for history, seafood, and storytelling with her profession, leading to a career that always has Grimsby at the heart of her focus. Born in Grimsby, Emma grew up in Scartho where her love for the past began as...

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Duffy Sheardown

Duffy Sheardown

Gerald ‘Duffy’ Sheardown has been described as a “secret genius” by the Daily Telegraph. He is an award-winning artisan Chocolatier renowned as one of the best independent producers in the UK. Duffy’s career began in motorsport, where he constructed race cars and...

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Alexis Powell-Howard

Alexis Powell-Howard

In recent years, more and more people have been reaching out for mental health support, turning to therapy to help with negative feelings, pressures, and stresses of everyday life. For nearly 20 years, Alexis Powell-Howard has been helping people to understand their...

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Nic Till

Nic Till

Nic Till, born and raised in Cleethorpes, has been a leading figure in the area’s buy local and support small business movements, inspired by the communities she experienced on her travels. Whilst living in New Zealand, Nic was moved by the independence and quirkiness...

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Lauren Little

Lauren Little

Since 2018, Lauren Little has been showcasing Grimsby in local, national, and international campaigns, highlighting how the thriving world of offshore wind is transforming our town. In her role with Orsted, Lauren has welcomed delegates from across the globe to...

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Jack Grant

Jack Grant

In June, Grimbarian Jack Grant will be fighting for the Lightweight Title in Cage Warriors 106: Night of Champions - Europe’s leading mixed martial arts organisation. Jack, who was born in Grimsby, began his MMA journey in 2002 when his mum took him to his first...

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Zoe Proctor

Zoe Proctor

In recent months, brands such as River Island and Marks & Spencer, and television shows on Channel 4 and CBBC, have become more inclusive in the talent they are hiring - actors, performers, and models with disabilities or additional needs. A leading agency for...

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Good news from across Grimsby

Say hello to Grimsby Really Is More, the good news newspaper for Grimsby!

This has always been an aim for us as a part of Grimbarians, and this first issue is something we’ve been working on for the past few months. It’s a place to find giggles, pride, and inspiration, filled with positive and uplifting news from around the Grimsby area.

In the first issue, we have good news from Grimsby Food Kitchen, Totally Locally,  TheCultureHouse, and more, as well as features from Grimbarians Alexis Powell-Howard and Richard Askam, and Glenys Woodhead’s #Grimbarians story.

You can find printed copies at Docks Beers, Riverhead Coffee Grimsby and Cleethorpes, and Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, for you to read while you enjoy food, drink and a chat.

Please share your good news with us too by emailing info@grimbarians.co.uk. we need your help to spread the word, get people talking about the positives, and bring a smile.

Enjoy!

The Grimbarians Blog

Grimbarians Isolation Station

Grimbarians Isolation Station

Welcome to Grimbarians' Isolation Station, a place where you can find ideas for things to do whilst safely isolating in your own home as well as freebies from kind people, venues, and businesses in the local community and across the UK.  Keep checking back as we...

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A note from the Grimbarians team…

A note from the Grimbarians team…

This is a time when, more than ever, we need to stick together. It is not a time to think selfishly, but to look out for one another. We need one another to get by and to beat this thing. It won’t last forever, but we know that there are going to be tough times ahead....

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Grimsby Really Is More: Exhibition Opening

Grimsby Really Is More: Exhibition Opening

Residents and visitors to Grimsby can now visit Grimsby Really Is More, the very first exhibition from Grimbarians. To celebrate the occasion, we welcomed members of the Grimbarians community to Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre for the Exhibition Opening. An...

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