Tuesday, April 22, 2014

BRIGG GOING TO THE POLLS BUT WHO ARE THE CANDIDATES?

We were interested when a polling card arrived recently for voting in an election on Thursday, May 22.  Was it for a local council by-election? No,  this involves "Election of Members of the European Parliament for the Yorkshire and the Humber Region."
North Lincolnshire Council administers elections of all kinds and the Local Returning Officer has already sent out polling cards to Brigg people from Scunthorpe Civic Centre.
We've managed to glean: "The next election for North Lincolnshire is the European Parliamentary Elections on the 22 May, 2014. There are six European Members of Parliament to be elected for the Yorkshire and Humber region. The poll will take place between 7am and 10pm."
With just a month to go to polling, we can expect election literature through our letterboxes in the very near future. 



Monday, April 21, 2014

SCALY CREATURES SHOP COMING TO BRIGG


Refurbishing Petticoats' old shop in College Yard, Brigg, are Carl James and his business partner, Andy Feane. Andy anticipates that shop will be open for business in the near future . It will be called Scaly Creatures - and as the name suggests, it will be an emporium for exotic, mini-livestock, which have scales - fish, reptiles and snakes. Don't worry folks, spiders don't have scales!
"Once the shop is opened," added Carl, "it will take some time for the various tanks to acclimatise. Temperature needs to be around 75 degrees F.....and it will take a little more time before the shop is fully stocked with scaly creatures."
Both Carl - pictured here  outside the shop - and Andy hope to arrange their official opening once this initial period is completed.
REPORT AND PICTURE BY KEN HARRISON.



FORMER BRIGG PUB LANDLORD BACK IN THE TOWN CENTRE

Tom Merriman - former landlord of the White Horse pub in Brigg - outside the Black Bull - picture on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog
Tom Merriman - former landlord of the White Horse pub in Brigg - pictured outside the Black Bull.

PICTURE AND REPORT BY KEN HARRISON

Spotted just outside the Black Bull in Brigg was the unmistakable military figure and purposeful presence of Tom Merriman - one time mine host of the White Horse. He was waiting for his wife, Kath, to appear from a shopping sortie. 
Tom indicated that it was now 13 years since he and Kath retired from the White Horse, in 2001. 
They were saddened by the death of Gibby - Adrian Gibbons - and Tom added that Gibby was a true professional and an inspiration to his pupils. Tom's children are still keen on sport - promoted, in no small part, by Gibby.
Asked to smile for the camera, Tom replied in his deep, distinctive voice: "I never smile in photographs!"

GIVE A GREYHOUND A HOME IN BRIGG

GREYHOUNDS IN BRIGG: Captain - 4 yrs; Dave - 3 yrs; Slip 5 yrs; Tyra 16 months and Robin 4 yrs with their Trust handlers. PICTURE BY KEN HARRISON
 Saturday heard the patter of many  paws about Wrawby Street in Brigg - the Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust, a registered charity, was  making a collection and appeal to find suitable homes for retired racing greyhounds, writes KEN HARRISON.
After their racing careers were over many greyhounds were routinely put down, but the Trust has been successfully homing greyhounds since 1998.
All re-homed greyhounds are neutered, micro-chipped and come with support and guidance from Trust members.
For further information about the Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust; on responsible homing and the expectations and commitments from folks considering adopting a greyhound as a pet - contact Kevin or Mandy Stow on 01522 569825, or mobile 079-413-313-025.
E-mail: kev@lincolnshiregreyhoundtrust.com Find the Trust on Facebook or on the Internet -www.lincolnshiregreyhoundtrust.com

Greyhound Tyra in Brigg - 16 months old. PICTURE BY KEN HARRISON.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

IMPORTANT EASTER MONDAY MATCH FOR BRIGG TOWN FC v LINCOLN

Brigg Town FC could do with your support at The Hawthorns tomorrow for the Easter Monday match against Lincoln United in Evo-Stik League Division One South (3pm).
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BRIGG TOWN CRICKET CLUB TIE OPENING GAME AT BROUGHTON ON FIRST DAY OF 2014 SEASON

Brigg Town Cricket Club lining up before the first game back in the Lincolnshire County Cricket League - away to Broughton 2nds - April 19, 2014 - picture on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog

Brigg Town Cricket Club returned to the Lincolnshire County Cricket League yesterday (Saturday, April 19), their first fixture in division four being away to Broughton 2nds. Above is the Brigg team prior to taking the field. 
The game finished in an exciting tie - John Danson  (third from right,  back row) taking six wickets for Brigg, while Gary Smith (front row, right) made an unbeaten half-century. 

The early stages of the match between Broughton 2nds (batting) and Brigg Town in division four of the Lincolnshire County Cricket League - picture 1 on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog

The early stages of the match between Broughton 2nds (batting) and Brigg Town in division four of the Lincolnshire County Cricket League - picture 2 on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog

Experienced batsmen Phil Glentworth, left, and Dave Rudd about to open the innings for Broughton 2nds against Brigg Town in the Lincolnshire County Cricket League division four game yesterday - picture on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog
Experienced batsmen Phil Glentworth, left, and Dave Rudd about to open the innings for Broughton 2nds against Brigg Town in the Lincolnshire County Cricket League division four game yesterday.


BRIGG TOWN FC HOSTS FINAL OF HISTORIC HETT CUP

BY BOB TAYLOR, BRIGG TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

The 2013/4 final was played at Brigg on a Tuesday evening and the winning team, Barnetby United, retained the trophy, awarded after the game in the Club House. They remained holders of the Cup (after first winning it last season), by beating Appleby 6-2 in the final in a good sporting game, -Appleby having been invited to take part in the competition for the first time.
The Hett cup is engraved as follows:
 
The Hett Football Charity Cup. 
Brigg and District Nursing Institution.
Presented by F.C.Hett Esq.
Season 1912-13
 
Great credit goes to Brigg Town Secretary Martin North for organising the teams, the fixtures and securing voluntary Officials to participate. Eight teams took part during the season and a grand total of £791 was raised - mainly by the competing teams themselves. It has been agreed that donations will be awarded to L.I.V.E.S.  Brigg Pop-In Centre and to The Ashby Benevolent Fund for local Sports-persons. A formal presentation evening will be arranged in the near future.
 
A memory refresher of all the teams who have held the trophy since its first final in 1913 when Brigg Football Club were the winners:-
 
Brigg.F.C./ Broughton Rangers/ Winterton Rovers/ Winterton Rangers/ Scunthorpe United Reserves/ Barton Town/ Brigg Sugar Factory/ Brigg Amateurs/ Wrawby Athletic/ Brigg Servicemen's Club/ Barnetby United.
 
Arrangements are being made to hold the competition again next season.