Tuesday, September 27, 2016

BRIGG BUSINESS CELEBRATES SWEET SUCCESS


Many congratulations to a Brigg town centre business which has reached a milestone.
The fifth anniversary of Sankey's Sweet Shop was celebrated at the Wrawby Street premises on Saturday.
It's a traditional sweet shop whose wares includes "goodies" familiar to those of us who were children in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
Opening hours at Sankey's Sweets are: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am to 4pm; Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9.30am to 4.30pm. It does not open on Sunday and Monday.
Proprietor Natalie  invited us along to the official opening back in 2011 (see some of the pictures below) and her shop has appeared on Brigg Blog from time to time since then.


























SING FOR YOUR PLOUGHMAN'S SUPPER IN BRIGG

A Musical Evening is to be held in Brigg for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Local duo Starstruck will perform during the event at St Mary's Church Hall, Barnard Avenue, on Saturday, October 15, starting at 7.30pm.
Entry costs £6, including a ploughman's supper.

BRIGG GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL HAD AN EARLIER LOCATION


Brigg Blog recently posted a piece about the former Girls' High School, highlighting the stone tablet on the front of the building, off Wrawby Road, which carries the date 1936.
Cliff Turner, now 91 and resident in New Zealand, was living in Brigg at the time and emails us to say: "It is not exactly true that the Girls' High School was founded 80 years ago. It was previously housed in huts near the Vicarage in Bigby Street."
Therefore, Brigg Blog should have said the building (now housing the Sir John Nelthorpe Lower School) is 80 years old.
The foundation stone was laid in 1936 and the new building opened officially on 2nd November 1937 by Miss G E Hadow M.A (Principal of the Society Of Oxford Home Students).
Miss Lardelli, the Headmistress who was a driving force behind the plans for the new building, died in 1935 before it was opened. 

BRIGG CLUB TO ENJOY OPULENT OCTOBER

Brigg & District Flower Club has a meeting come up.
Opulent October will be the theme for national demonstrator Catherine Gledhill.
She will be at Scawby Village Hall on Wednesday, October 12 (7.15pm start).
The £10 ticket price includes a glass of wine.
There will also be a cake stall, produce on offer and a raffle.
For further information, call 01652 657473 or 01469 569607.

Monday, September 26, 2016

KEYO BRIGG SPRINT TRIATHLON 2016 - FIRST BATCH OF PICTURES


Here's our first batch of pictures from Lincsquad's Keyo Brigg Sprint Triathlon 2016 held yesterday -  Sunday, September 25. It involved competitors swimming 16 lengths of the Ancholme Leisure Centre pool, followed by 20km cycling on local roads and  then a 5km run. We took these pictures  on Cadney Road, Elwes Street and the Market Place.
view Scunthorpe Telegraph pictures from the event here...



No 90 - Vicky Howden, of Lincsquad, from Scunthorpe.


110 Victoria Smaller, Brigg, Lincsquad




72 Donna Marris, Barnetby; 95 Alicia Bell, Grimsby

106 Andrew Greaves, Scunthorpe

111 Richard Leach


119 Tracey Lovett, Gainsbororough



77 John Armstrong, Grimsby


92 Craig Ward, Doncaster

Andy Yeadon, Scunthorpe




79 Emma Watts