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.

Elsie Dannatt

Elsie Dannatt

Grimsby’s first female member of the naval service in the First World War received a medal for her war service.Grimsby’s first female member of the naval service in the First World War received a medal for her war service. Elsie Mary Dannatt, the daughter of a farmer,...

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Bernard ‘Bunny’ Newton

Bernard ‘Bunny’ Newton

They called him The Beast and he grabbed the headlines in the late 1960s with his antics in Iceland.Bernard ‘Bunny’ Newton was a Grimsby Skipper who became legendary during the Cod Wars. His fame came when he was sentenced to three months in prison, for breaking out...

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Bailey Greetham-Clark

Bailey Greetham-Clark

Born in Grimsby and raised on the West Marsh, Bailey Greetham-Clark didn’t consider himself a sporty child – he much preferred to play video games. But following a dark time in his teenage years, he faced his anxieties and by the age of 17, he had founded a business...

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John Whitgift

John Whitgift

A figure who proved to be controversial during the religious unrest in the country in the reformation period was John Whitgift.Born in Grimsby sometime in the 1530s in what is now Bethlehem Street, a blue plaque marks the spot. His father Henry was a merchant. John...

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Jay Burton

Jay Burton

Born and raised on the Nunsthorpe Estate, Jay Burton is an engineer and business man who has not only built one of the area’s fastest growing businesses, but has dedicated time, money, and resources to help many, many people in the local community.After leaving...

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Lady Eugenia Doughty

Lady Eugenia Doughty

Eugenia Stone, a six foot tall Australian journalist captured the heart of a Grimsby knight in the early part of the 20th Century.Eugenia Stone, a six foot tall Australian journalist captured the heart of a Grimsby knight in the early part of the 20th Century. Born in...

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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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