Stan Cullimore

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Stan Cullimore (born Ian Peter Cullimore, 6 May 1962, Hull, England) played guitar, between 1983 and 1988, for the Hull-based indie rock band The Housemartins.


Cullimore studied maths at the University of Hull, graduating in 1984. He was a member of the University of Hull team that were runners up in the 2014 Christmas University Challenge.

He answered a local newspaper advertisement in 1983 placed by Paul Heaton that said Trombonist seeks street musicians around the city. After leaving the band, he ran a whole food shop for about five years.

He married Amelia in May 1988 in Hull and has two daughters, two sons and six grandchildren.

Since then he has gone on to become an author of children's books and television scripts, including the English language version of S4C show The Baaas.[1] He also composes music and songs for children's television, including for Nickelodeon.

In 2009, he co-wrote and appeared in a preschool music series called The Bopps for Nick Jr UK, which aired in April 2010.

He wrote a series of books whose main character is a hippopotamus named Henrietta. He also wrote episodes of Yoho Ahoy, a children's programme aired in 2000 and 2001, consisting of thirty nine episodes, of which twenty were in series one, and the rest in series two.

In 2014 he began working as a journalist and has a column in a local Bristol paper.[2] Along side this, he has been working with AuthorsAbroad,[3] teaching young children, from all around the world, creative writing and music.


  1. ^ "Pop star writes for singing sheep". BBC Wales. 2008-12-22. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  2. ^ "Urban Grandad". Bristol Post. 2016-09-28. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  3. ^ "Authors Abroad". Authors Abroad. 2016-09-28. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 

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