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.

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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Ruchita Green

Ruchita Green

Ruchita Green is incredibly passionate about the power of food - how dishes filled with flavour and nourishment can bring joy to people and create happy memories. Since moving to Grimsby, this chef, published author, and business owner listed in the top 100 women in...

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Cath and Ken Homewood

Cath and Ken Homewood

Cath and Ken Homewood moved to Cleethorpes following a mini break to the area. At the time, Ken was facing alcoholism and the couple saw this as an opportunity to get away from old crowds and start afresh. That was 25 years ago, and today Cath and Ken are a lifeline...

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James Elliott

James Elliott

The Canoe River Cleaner The River Freshney is an historic waterway, an integral part of Grimsby’s maritime heritage and home to diverse wildlife. Throughout the coronavirus lockdown, a Grimbarian has taken it upon himself to take to the water in a canoe and give the...

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James McKeown

James McKeown

Since moving to Grimsby in 2011, James McKeown has thrown himself into the local community. The award-winning goalkeeper has become a much-loved and respected part of Grimsby Town Football Club, playing his way to Captain, helping to get the team back into the...

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Zane Powles

Zane Powles

Something positive to have come out of the coronavirus pandemic is a true sense of community and kindness. Since the start of lockdown, Grimbarian Zane Powles has made national headlines with his selfless acts, ensuring vulnerable children in Grimsby not only continue...

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Alexandra Powlett

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...

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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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