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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.

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...

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

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

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, 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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Lauren Little

Since 2018, Lauren Little has been showcasing Grimsby in local, national, and international campaigns, highlighting how the thriving world of offshore wind is transforming our town. In her role with Orsted, Lauren has welcomed delegates from across the globe to...

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Jack Grant

In June, Grimbarian Jack Grant will be fighting for the Lightweight Title in Cage Warriors 106: Night of Champions - Europe’s leading mixed martial arts organisation. Jack, who was born in Grimsby, began his MMA journey in 2002 when his mum took him to his first...

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Zoe Proctor

In recent months, brands such as River Island and Marks & Spencer, and television shows on Channel 4 and CBBC, have become more inclusive in the talent they are hiring - actors, performers, and models with disabilities or additional needs. A leading agency for...

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Tina Brocklebank

Tina Brocklebank is a true make-up artist. The Grimbarian, born and raised in the area, studied make-up at The London College of Fashion before moving to Nottingham to become a freelance make-up artist. Throughout her award-winning career, Tina has created looks for...

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Dave Berry

Grimsby Traditional Smoked Fish is shipped across the UK and beyond. It’s recognised for its craftmanship, its taste, and its quality. For almost 45 years, Dave Berry has been helping to produce this renowned delicacy. Born and raised in the town, Dave began working...

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The Grimbarians Blog

Grimsby Really Is More: Exhibition Opening

Residents and visitors to Grimsby can now visit Grimsby Really Is More, the very first exhibition from Grimbarians. To celebrate the occasion, we welcomed members of the Grimbarians community to Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre for the Exhibition Opening. An...

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Grimsby Really Is More: The Exhibition

  Everyone, the first exhibition from Grimbarians is coming!  Entitled Grimsby Really Is More, the exhibition will continue the stories of the great, inspirational Grimbarians featured as a part of the project so far. Get up close and personal with a selection of...

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What’s in a name?

For far too long, the town of Grimsby has been a victim of its own name. After all, “it’s grim up north,” is an all too popular phrase. Though the town gets its fair share of drizzle, the word “Grim” means a lot more to its residents than typical English weather and...

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