The Grimbarians Blog

This is the place to find positive content and updates from around Grimsby’s communities.  Featuring blog posts about the town and the work we are doing at Grimbarians CIC, along with posts by guest bloggers, artists, and businesses.

Nigel Lowther

Nigel Lowther

Nigel Lowther is best known at Blundell Park from his time as soccer writer for the Grimsby Telegraph in the early 90s, but his association with the Mariners dates back almost 50 years.His earliest GTFC memory is of fans chanting ‘Casey Out’ – referencing the manager...

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Brian Doughty

Brian Doughty

Brian Doughty has been coming to Blundell Park week in, week out for more than 60 years.He was taken to his first game by his uncle Gordon back in 1957 and he remembers standing in the Osmond Stand and watching the Mariners in the old Second Division. As a youngster...

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Graham Holness

Graham Holness

If there’s anyone who probably should be known as ‘Mr Grimsby Town FC’, it’s Graham Holness.Graham has been watching the Mariners religiously for the last 53 years and the popular Cleethorpes resident is known for making impromptu visits to Blundell Park during the...

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John Tondeur

John Tondeur

Widely regarded ‘The Voice of the Mariners’, John Tondeur has been commentating on games for Radio Humberside for almost 40 years.His first broadcast came in the 1983-84 season and he’s been on the airwaves every Saturday (and  the occasional Tuesday) ever since! To...

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Thomas Turgoose

Thomas Turgoose

Thomas Turgoose is a Grimbarian actor best known for his role as Shaun in Shane Meadows’ gritty British film ‘This is England’ and the subsequent spin off mini-series made by Channel 4. He’s also a big Mariners fan and has been a regular at Blundell Park since...

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Alex Green

Alex Green

This is Alex Green, the brains (and the main voice) behind the DN35 Podcast - the unofficial podcast of Grimsby Town. For the last six years, Alex and his band of fellow Town-supporting ‘panelists’ have been creating regular shows to entertain their growing online...

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John Moore

John Moore

Anyone who’s ever watched the club’s match highlights will instantly recognise this man’s voice. John Moore has been commentating on Town games for almost 40 years and his beautifully authentic reaction to goals and significant moments during matches has made him a...

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Tony Butcher

Tony Butcher

This is Tony Butcher, the person who writes the quirky match reports for Cod Almighty, the Grimsby Town online fanzine, that you’ve probably read.He’s been producing his meandering musings on Mariners’ matches for more than a quarter of a century now - first via a...

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Isabella Grange

Isabella Grange

January 2022 celebrates 104 years of the women’s suffragette movement. The fight for the right for women to have the vote, which was received in 1918, but then only those aged over 30.Around the country, women became involved, with demonstrations, speeches and...

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