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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.

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...
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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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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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

Artist in Residence: Creative Start CIC

Artist in Residence: Creative Start CIC

Introducing original artwork, Adockalypse Now Kicking off the first Grimbarians Artist in Residence campaign is Creative Start CIC, with their Grimsby-inspired artwork, Adockalypse Now.To recap, what is Artist in Residence? Think of this as a collaboration, a...

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Bring the outdoors indoors to boost your mental health

Bring the outdoors indoors to boost your mental health

According to the Mental Health Foundation, more than half of the UK’s adults say that being close to nature improves their mental health. Many say much-needed green therapy helps to reduce feelings of anxiety and worry, boosting positive emotions. For some, this may...

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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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