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.

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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Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts has been following the Mariners for well over 50 years, but it’s for his work supporting the club that he’s perhaps best known. His first game was a 0-0 draw with Portsmouth in 1966 where he stood in the Imperial corner paddock along with his dad and...

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Violet Farebrother

Violet Farebrother

Grimsby saw a star of the stage and screen shine bright in the 20th Century.Grimsby saw a star of the stage and screen shine bright in the 20th Century. Violet Sutcliffe Farebrother was born in the town on 22 August 1888. Her father Ernest was the town’s architect and...

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Jim Connor

Jim Connor

Town fans will know Jim Connor as an artist who’s produced countless cartoons, sketches, and paintings of the club over the years.Jim first began drawing things associated with GTFC when he was studying Fine Art at Sheffield Art School in the mid 1970s, but it wasn’t...

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Jordan Brompton

Jordan Brompton

Jordan Brompton has been described as one of the most exciting entrepreneurs to watch. Born and raised in Grimsby, Jordan is a passionate eco-warrior, a ‘mumpreneur’ and the Co-Founder and CMO of a multi-national business that is leading the way in eco-smart...

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Lloyd Griffith

Lloyd Griffith

Lloyd Griffith is a well-known comedian, presenter, actor, and classically trained singer… but he’s also a huge Town supporter.He’s been a regular at Blundell Park for the last 30 years - basically because of one man, John Cockerill. The former Mariners midfielder...

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Andy Carr

Andy Carr

For almost two decades Andy Carr was Mighty Mariner, Town’s beloved mascot. Back in 2000, when he was in charge of entertainment at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, Andy was asked to fill the role on a temporary basis - little did he know he’d be doing it the next 18...

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