Sunday, February 01, 2015


Staff of the JD Wetherspoon's White Horse  pub in Brigg, photographed outside the premises in Wrawby Street by Ken Harrison. Managed Gavin Ellis is sixth from right. 
The national chain has totally refurbished the building, which dates back to the 18th century, and is offering a range of meals, as well as drinks at low prices.
An extensive beer garden has been added at the back. 

Read a report/review of the opening night here

View pictures of folk on the first day


Coun Nigel Sherwood (Brigg & Wolds), cabinet member for highways and neighbourhoods at North Lincolnshire Council, says: "Thank you to everyone who has taken part and congratulations to the winners."

North Lincolnshire Council’s small electrical prize draw at its Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) has come to an end and the winners have been chosen.
From October to December 2014, residents were invited to take part in a prize draw if they recycled their old electrical items at any of the eight HRCs.
People who recycled their broken or worn out small electrical items could ask a HRC attendant for a prize draw ticket to enter the draw, and be in with a chance of winning a fantastic electrical prize. 
There were five prizes up for grabs, the winners being:
First prize – Mr Boorman, from Epworth, who has won a Smart television worth around £600 
Second prize – Ms Mosey, from Brigg, who has won a games console, worth around £400 
Third prize – Mr Lambdon, from Brigg, who has won a camera worth around £200 
Fourth prize – Mr McGovern, from Bottesford, who has won an e-reader worth around £100 
Fifth prize – Mrs Battles, from Scunthorpe, who has won a clock radio worth about £40 
The prizes have been donated by REPIC, the council’s approved contractor for electrical waste. 
The prize draw was to promote the recycling of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) such as televisions, washing machines, toasters, kettles, torches and mobile phones at HRCS. 
Coun Nigel Sherwood (Brigg & Wolds), cabinet member for highways and neighbourhoods,  said: “Thank you to everyone who has taken part and congratulations to the winners. REPIC has donated some fantastic prizes to help support our campaign to increase the amount of small electrical items being recycled. 
“We are urging residents to carry on with their recycling though and to take their unwanted electrical items to their local Household Recycling Centre.
“We also provide a whole range of other recycling opportunities at our HRCs to enable residents to dispose of their waste. We must ensure that we recycle as much as possible and do our bit for the environment.”
Dr Philip Morton, CEO of REPIC says: “We’re pleased to support North Lincolnshire Council’s promotion to help raise awareness about WEEE recycling. As we know, WEEE is one of the fastest growing waste streams and everyone has a part to play in responsible recycling and initiatives such as North Lincolnshire’s are a great way to engage the general public.”
Further information and tips can also be found on REPIC’s website 

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A Brigg school is doing well and now wants to expand its range of buildings.
Planning permission to erect a 3-bay portable building to provide office, staffroom and meeting room facility, is now being sought at Demeter House, Bigby Street, Brigg, 
Demeter, which took over the former Brigg Preparatory School, is asking North Lincolnshire Council for the required planning consent.

Pedants' Corner: On the application displayed by North Lincolnshire Council  it makes reference to "Portacabin" rather than portable building. It's accepted journalistic practice not to use registered trade names in a generic context. You should not refer to a vacuum cleaner as a  Hoover - unless it was made by that world-famous firm. There are many similar examples, including Perspex (for types of sturdy cooking equipment) and Thermos (flasks). Over 40  years  editing other writers' copy, many a change has been implemented before publication, to avoid  the possibility of letters of rebuke from the holders of trade names.


Pat Horton, of Brigg Heritage Centre, in the Angel complex, reports on Facebook that they had a visitor  enquiring about his family who were living on the east side of the New River Ancholme in 1861 on  a boat  called The Yorkshireman. 
He would like to know if anyone has any idea what sort of boat it was.
In the following census returns he was living in Forrester Street, Engine Street and Victoria Street.
Pat says: "We couldn't find Victoria Street named on the Map but knew from the census that it was close to Engine Street. 
If anyone has information of help, please contact Pat at the Centre or post a reply on the Brigg Heritage Centre's Facebook page.
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Saturday, January 31, 2015


It's fun to shop in Brigg. Picture by KEN HARRISON
A Retailers' Workshop for all independent shopkeepers in Brigg will be held on Wednesday, February 18 at the Heritage Centre, in the Angel complex.

  • 5.30 pm Registration, free buffet & Heritage Centre Tour
  • 6.00 pm Programme starts
  • 9.30 pm Close & networking

The message to traders is: Make Your Tills Ring and Increase Your Profits
This is a  special event brought to them by the Federation of Small Businesses and the Brigg Town Business Partnership. 
Shops are being invited to send three owners or staff members - at no cost to the businesses. 
Discover ways of attracting and retaining customers by utilising your Shop Front, Window Displays and Merchandising. Hear from a retail specialist about how to unlock the mysteries of merchandising and peoples buying habits.
This is a one-off event. To register, just send your Business Name and Address, Delegate Names and email addresses to


Pump Blessing/Dressing 2014 - picture by KEN HARRISON

Brigg Town Business Partnership's  annual general meeting was again a successful event and the go-ahead group is pleased to welcome new committee members.... 
Richard Mason, of Mason Baggott and Garton;Chris Saddington, from the Nelthorpe Arms, Pub Watch Coordinator for the Partnership; Louise Beacock, of Molly’s Flowers, and Alan Ford,  of Brian’s DIY.
Further members were re elected again to serve for another year these are as follows Malcolm Bailey, Chair, link2 energy; Coun Jane Kitching, Vice Chair,; Janet Bailey, Treasurer, link2energy, Amanda Mallender, Secretary, Petticoats; Deb Dunderdale, Membership/Web site Coordinator, Deli Diner; Fraser Lath, Health and Safety Officer; Peter Thomas, representative for the local churches and community; Chris Darlington Marketing Co-ordinator;Sandy Andrews, Membership and Events Officer.
For 2015,  BTBP is planning the following events:  

  • The Pump Blessing/Dressing
  • The Big Gig
  • Brigg Town Business Partnership Fashion Show
  • Briggstock
  • Interiors Competition 
  • Attractions Fair at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.


Today (Saturday, January 30) is your last chance to visit the super exhibition about World War One in Brigg Heritage Centre, within the Angel complex. It was extended into the New Year - by popular demand.