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.

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.

He married Amelia in May 1988 in Hull and has two daughters and two sons, one of whom is called Robin.

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 January 2013, Cullimore launched a civil action suit again Northampton Town footballer Luke Guttridge, after the latter struck and killed Cullimore's prized Alsatian dog with his converted school bus. In May of the same year the case was settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.[2]


  1. ^ "Pop star writes for singing sheep". BBC Wales. 2008-12-22. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  2. ^ Maiden, Phil (2013-05-18). "BBC Sport - Bradford 3-0 Northampton". Retrieved 2014-07-13. 

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