Grimsby

Meet the inspirational people behind new Grimsby photo exhibition

A series of black and white portrait photos will tell the stories of the great people in and around Grimsby.

The photos will form a three-month exhibition at the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre on July 14 and will run until October 20.

Dan Clarke, the founder of the Grimbarians project, said: “We created this to show all of the great things that people are doing in the area.

Richard Askam has turned his inspirational business story into a career as a globe-trotting motivational speaker, spreading the good word of Grimsby along the way.

“This is an opportunity for people to get up close and personal with the portraits. We’ll have some never before seen photographs as well.”

Over the past year and a half, 40 people from the area have been featured for their positive contributions in the Grimsby area.

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.

It will include MMA Fighter Jack Grant, Comedian Lloyd Griffith, and Ebb & Flo’s Toni-ann Buckle Weavers. Each portrait is accompanied by a profile written by the freelance content writer, Lindsay Cowie.

The duo said they are always looking for new nominations for future Grimbarians who were either born in the town or moved there.