Friday, October 24, 2014

BRIGG CRICKETERS WILL MISS PLAYING SOUTH KELSEY

Brigg Town Cricket Club will not be getting the chance to take on South Kelsey in 2015 because the villagers have withdrawn from the Lincolnshire County Cricket League - very sad news indeed.
Games between these sides were always keenly contested as far back as the mid-1970s when the newly-formed Brigg team joined the Grimsby Saturday League.
The games continued in the Humberside Alliance and then the Lincolnshire League.
Kelsey played Brigg at the Recreation Ground, Sir John Nelthorpe School and the Sugar Factory venue, off Scawby Road.
In 1983 a team comprising many Kelsey cricketers played football at The Rec against a newly-formed side  from the Black Bull pub in Brigg, which became Ancholme Valley Royales and then Black Bull FC, enjoying a few seasons in the Barton Regional Sunday League.
Kelsey played home games on a tiny ground in the village for decades before moving to the former Nettleton Mines ground at Holton-le-Moor, behind the Hope Tavern - a very picturesque venue with the Wolds as a backdrop.
Many Brigg cricketers of the past 40 years will have happy memories of playing Kelsey - home and away.
On one occasion, Simon Church, the former Brigg batsman who emigrated to Australia, came back on holiday and we managed to fit him in for a game at Kelsey, when Adam Dunderdale, Brigg's star all-rounder, scored a century and took eight wickets. 
It meant the rest of us didn't have to expend much energy on what was a very hot day and were fresh to share a good few beers with Simon afterwards. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BRIGG CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 2014 ON COUNCIL AGENDA

Christmas lights in the town centre and advertising banners and A-boards will be among the items discussed at the next meeting of Brigg Town Council.
It will be held in the Angel Suite on Monday, October 27, from 7.30pm.
Interested members of the public may attend to listen to proceedings or raise issues with their elected representatives during Public Question Time, which forms part of Town Council meetings.
Also open to the public will be a meeting of the Planning & Environment Committee, to be held in the Angel on the same evening, from 7pm.
Applications to be considered include:

  • Approval for prior approval for a householder extension.  Nicholgate, 26 Wrawby Road.
  • Planning permission to extend existing portal frame with lean-to extension, Unit 4 Atherton Way.

BRIGG LIVES WELCOME YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFT DONATIONS

Brigg First Responders (LIVES) are collecting gifts for their stall on the Christmas Fair in Brigg town centre on Friday, November 28. 
If you have any items to donate - minimum value for items is £2 please as this is what they will be charging - please wrap and  pass them on by November 21.
Donations of wrapped presents can be left at the Climatise/Petticoats shop, Bigby Street.
Helpers also needed to man the stall on the night.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BRIGG WW1 EXHIBITION AT HERITAGE CENTRE WELL WORTH A VISIT


Brigg folk really must pay a visit to the impressive exhibition at the Heritage Centre, in the Angel complex, off the Market Place, which was officially opened on Monday at a tea-time ceremony attending by guests and pupils and staff from Sir John Nelthorpe School, who have been working very hard to find out about people from Brigg our area who served their country during World War One.
There were poppies available to be bought at the launch, which helped to get across the importance of remembering those who have served - many making the ultimate sacrifice.






BRIGG PUB KEEPS HOME FIRES BURNING

Passing the Nelthorpe Arms (Scanlon's) pub in Brigg last night, with a gale blowing down Bridge Street, we glanced through a window and were delighted to see a coal fire burning in the grate.
There's nothing quite like a quiet pint beside a real fire. Unless, of course, you are the person charged with cleaning the grate, bringing in the coal and getting things lit.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WORTHY CAUSE DESERVING BRIGG PEOPLE'S SUPPORT ON SATURDAY

There's a fundraiser coming up at Brigg Town Football Club on Saturday to help a Brigg man who is not in the best of health and a renowned national charity. It's to be hoped local people turn out in force to lend their support at The Hawthorns.
READ THE FULL STORY HERE

BRIGG HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL NOT TO BE MISSED

Just a reminder if you are now planning your week ahead...the Brigg Harvest Food Festival will be held on Saturday, October 25.
This will take place in the town centre, in conjunction with the monthly farmers’ market.

Street entertainment will be a feature of the event, from 9am to 3pm.