Can you hear the Grimsby sing?

Cod Almighty | Article

by Gordon Wilson

30 November 2016

On 9 December, the Mariners Trust and Cod Almighty are putting on a special night of entertainment at Blundell Park. Gordon - who'll be performing at Can you hear the Grimsby sing? - sets the scene.

There’ll be nothing like that Alfie Boe fella in this show. The Cod Army can keep their hometown boy. The Mariners Trust and Cod Almighty are offering something much more special as local performers and writers offer a home-made feast of songs, poems and stories about our football club, our community and the working class culture from which our beautiful game has grown.

Including live performances of some work from the acclaimed Mariners Trust publication We Are Town, there will be football, fish and pigeons on the menu as we celebrate the industrial, cultural and sporting bedrock on which Grimsby Town Football Club and its support is based.

Share in the laughter and tears while recalling Sunday mornings on local fields; travel with us in space and time from terraced streets, trawler decks and pigeon lofts to the Main Stand, Cardiff and Wembley; and hear how the gap between the Pontoon and the Main Stand always has one supporter thinking of Quebec.

Celebrate the gaffers, the grafters and the mightiest of Master Mariners that have sustained our faith and love for Grimsby Town. Relive glory and fame in great games home and away, in league and cup campaigns; and hail famous names that have donned the black and white shirt and graced "The Park". Hear again of Bestall and Tees, of Jevons, Mendonca and more.

And while we bathe in nostalgia, let these reflections on past and present nourish the future as the proceeds of the evening go towards the work of our club's youth development programme.

Can you hear the Grimsby sing? takes place on 9 December at the trust bar below the Findus stand, Blundell Park. The artists performing include: Roger Beard, Pat Bell, Tracy Booth, Andy Freeman, Pete Green, Alastair Wilkinson, and Gordon Wilson.

Doors open at 7.30. Tickets available from the Mariners Trust

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