Support the resurrection of Grim and Havelock in Grimsby Town, Lincolnshire.

Support the resurrection of Grim and Havelock in Grimsby Town, Lincolnshire.

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Darren Neave started this petition

Grim and Havelock, created by artist Douglas Wain-Hobson needs your help!

The statue is a replica of the story of the founder of Grimsby - Grim, heroically saving the infant Prince Havelock of Denmark from the sea.

Legend has it that Prince Havelock, the son of a Danish King, was rescued by the Danish settler and fisherman Grim from the merciless sea off the Lincolnshire coast.

The work of art depicts the man carrying the boy to the shore, whereupon he brought him up as his own son.

When Havelok returned to his native land as a young adult he became a royal scullion and fell in love with the new king’s daughter.

His real identity eventually discovered, he had riches heaped upon him – money which enabled him to return to England and start a thriving fishing port for, and in the name of, his old benefactor and kith, Grim.

The best-known version, “The Lay Of Havelok The Dane,” is a long poem, one of the classics of English literature.

The statue was unveiled in May 1973, but after 33 years of tomfoolery, high-jinx and some particularly nasty vandalism, it was removed away from public view in 2006.

After 16 years and with your help - we want to declare our support to get the piece back into the town. 

Dale Wells and Darren Neave from the Turntable Gallery need your help and support in making this happen, Please sign the petition to send a clear signal to those you can assist.

We have tracked Grim down! we can assess how badly damaged he is and give him a public space so the townsfolk can see the amount of work that needs to be done so he can once again become the emblematic figurehead and a well-loved work of art. 

This is a great symbol of the town and needs to be re-kindled and nurtured! 

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