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In recent years, Grimsby’s profile has seen a change. There’s been a wave of positivity thanks to dedication and growing faith in the area. Grimbarians is a photo-documentary project that highlights the change happening in and around Grimsby. It tells the stories of the great, fascinating and inspirational people at the heart of the movement, including charitable and religious figures, businessmen and women, and those who have had a positive impact on the town’s perception and morale in their own way.

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...
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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Emma Lingard

Emma Lingard

Throughout her life, Emma Lingard has combined her passion for history, seafood, and storytelling with her profession, leading to a career that always has Grimsby at the heart of her focus.Born in Grimsby, Emma grew up in Scartho where her love for the past began as...

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Duffy Sheardown

Duffy Sheardown

Gerald ‘Duffy’ Sheardown has been described as a “secret genius” by the Daily Telegraph. He is an award-winning artisan Chocolatier renowned as one of the best independent producers in the UK. Duffy’s career began in motorsport, where he constructed race cars and...

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Alexis Powell-Howard

Alexis Powell-Howard

In recent years, more and more people have been reaching out for mental health support, turning to therapy to help with negative feelings, pressures, and stresses of everyday life. For nearly 20 years, Alexis Powell-Howard has been helping people to understand their...

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Nic Till

Nic Till

Nic Till, born and raised in Cleethorpes, has been a leading figure in the area’s buy local and support small business movements, inspired by the communities she experienced on her travels. Whilst living in New Zealand, Nic was moved by the independence and quirkiness...

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Good news from across Grimsby

Say hello to Grimsby Really Is More, the good news newspaper for Grimsby!

This has always been an aim for us as a part of Grimbarians, and this first issue is something we’ve been working on for the past few months. It’s a place to find giggles, pride, and inspiration, filled with positive and uplifting news from around the Grimsby area.

In the first issue, we have good news from Grimsby Food Kitchen, Totally Locally,  TheCultureHouse, and more, as well as features from Grimbarians Alexis Powell-Howard and Richard Askam, and Glenys Woodhead’s #Grimbarians story.

You can find printed copies at Docks Beers, Riverhead Coffee Grimsby and Cleethorpes, and Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, for you to read while you enjoy food, drink and a chat.

Please share your good news with us too by emailing info@grimbarians.co.uk. we need your help to spread the word, get people talking about the positives, and bring a smile.

Enjoy!

The Grimbarians Blog

Introducing… Artist in Residence

Introducing… Artist in Residence

Collaborating with Grimsby Artists in an Ongoing Project Once you get to know the people of Grimsby, you’ll find that there is a thriving community of artists using their experiences of life in the town to inspire their one-of-a-kind collections. We have some...

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Issue 2 Thank You: Part 2

Issue 2 Thank You: Part 2

Since Issue 2 of our good news newspaper for Grimsby was published, we’ve been busy getting thousands of copies out into the town. Free copies of Grimsby Really Is More have been delivered to care homes and places in the community to help us with our goal – to spread...

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Issue 2 Thank you: Part One

Issue 2 Thank you: Part One

Back in 2020, we launched the very first issue of our good Grimsby news newspaper, Grimsby Really Is More. Like so many others, our plans for Issue 2 were slightly derailed as the coronavirus pandemic hit but we continued to be inspired by the people of the town...

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