Welcome to Grimbarians

Grimsby is going through a change. There is a wave of positivity and it is the people of this town that are challenging perceptions and taking action. Grimbarians is a photo-documentary project highlighting these fascinating, inspiring people and all they are doing to boost morale in their communities.

Grimbarians C.I.C is more than a not-for-profit organisation. It is a movement, borne to change the story line of the town and the way people identify the area. We aim to promote confidence in the area, help to increase prosperity and build a stronger, more positive reputation for Great Grimsby because #grimsbyreallyismore.

“Grimsby plays a huge part of my material, and who I am in general. That’s where my sense of humour happened and some of the funniest people I know are from Grimsby. I like to include as many jokes about my hometown as possible.”

 Lloyd Griffith

Grimbarians exhibition, July to October 2019, Grimsby. Copyright Grimbarians 2019.
Grimbarians exhibition, July to October 2019, Grimsby - copyright Grimbarians 2019

“I’m proud of what Grimsby has done. It’s not so different to other towns because we have hope. We are earmarked for great things and we will see a difference in the town over the next 10 years. We should all have pride in our town and all we are achieving. I will always bang the drum for Grimsby.”

 Emma Lingard

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“The town has an amazing past of course, but that should only inspire people to guarantee it also has an amazing future too. I’m a Grimsby boy, it’s home to me and my family and always will be. It has an opportunity to re-invent itself as a town but can only do this with a hefty dose of self-belief.”

Richard Askam

Grimbarians exhibition, July to October 2019, Grimsby. Copyright Grimbarians 2019.
Grimbarians exhibition, July to October 2019, Grimsby - copyright Grimbarians 2019

“I couldn’t be prouder to say I live here and show family and friends different places when they visit, like the sea front – and even more during lockdown, we discovered so many wonderful places to walk. It really is a wonderful place to bring up our children and is 100% our home now.”

James Mckeown