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.

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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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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Bertram ‘Chips’ Wood

Bertram ‘Chips’ Wood

Grimsby’s World War One fighter ace Bert ‘Chips’ Wood lived for the day. He joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1916 and had 13 confirmed aerial victories. Unheard of when the average life expectancy of an RFC pilot was 11 days. He was tragically killed in a flying...

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