Grim and Havelock - The Wake

Heritage Project & turntable gallery
20 May - 10 June 2023

Grim and Havelock - The Wake represents the culmination of many years of research and debate, regarding not just the legend but the heritage of our great town.

The show aims to display the statue of Grim and Havelock by the late Douglas Wain-Hobson in its ultimate state of disrepair. Visitors can share their thoughts and memories of this iconic local sculpture and join us to celebrate the work’s former life. In doing so we hope that you will become part of the statues history and legacy, and make the future resurrection of the piece possible.

The exhibition presents classical recounts of the legend and weaves them with a contemporary timeline of how the sculpture has earned its place in the history of our town.

Darren and Dale share their own recollections and research around the significance of the sculpture and invite you all to share your stories, in a brand new show, which immerses the visitor in the sights, scents and stories of The Wake.

Made possible with Heritage Funding.

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turntable gallery
  • 88 Wharncliffe Road
  • Grimsby
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • DN31 3QJ
  • UK
Opening Hours
  • Thursday to Saturday
  • 11:00 - 14:00
  • or by appointment