Friday, January 19, 2018

ATTENTION BRIGG AREA COMEDY FANS


People living in the Brigg area who like comedy may be interested in attending an event for which details have just been announced.
Funhouse Comedy Club will be coming to Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort, Ermine Street, Broughton, on  Friday, March 9.
Entertaining the audience will be:

Tom Wrigglesworth
Barry Dodds
El Baldiniho 
Compere Spiky Mike.
Tickets cost £20, including pie & peas supper, and the organisers say there will be a 20% discount available on drinks.
Doors  open at 7pm, food  will be served at 7.30pm, with the show starting at 8.15pm.
Find out more and make bookings at www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

REFURB PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR BRIGG LANDMARK


One of the best-known landmarks in Brigg is in line for refurbishment.
We are talking about the grade two listed Monument war memorial - not far short of 100 years old - encircled by the A18 roundabout.
Listed building consent to clean the memorial to include re-gilding of memorial plaques and re-point exposed joints with lime-based mortar  is being sought by Brigg Town Council.
North Lincolnshire Council, as the local planning authority, will decide whether to approve the application, recently submitted.

Further details are expected to be revealed in the near future.
Our pictures of the Monument were taken on Remembrance Sunday 2017.
 



BRIGG TOWN FC LOOKING FOR HAT-TRICK OF WINS TOMORROW BUT DO YOU REMEMBER THIS LINCOLNSHIRE DERBY?

 

Brigg Town FC will be hoping to keep the revival going when hosting mid-table Ollerton Town at the Hawthorns tomorrow (Saturday, January 20).
The Zebras have won their last two games in the ToolStation Northern Counties East First Division, and victory tomorrow will greatly improve their chances of avoiding the relegation zone come the end of the season.
Kick-off tomorrow is 3pm and the clubhouse will be open for those in need of refreshment!
Ollerton is a town near Newark in North Nottinghamshire, once well-known for coal mining.
Brigg can expect a sizeable crowd tomorrow  - weather permitting.
To bring back some memories, we've dipped into our archives to find pictures from a well-attended January match of the past - a Lincolnshire derby.
Brigg played Grantham Town during January 2012 in the Evo-Stik League Division One South.
Leaders Grantham won 3-2, the Zebras then being in 14th spot (mid-table).
Brigg's players on duty six years ago are wearing the familiar black and white strip.
Brigg Town: Tom Woodhead, Connor Marshall, Oliver Fisher, Chris Dickman, Matthew Plant (captain), Lawrence Heward, Liam Davis, Jordan Cooper, Ryan Paczkowski, David Ricardo, Liam Dickens; subs, Joseph Clement, Jon Wilkinson, Steven Cannon, Gregg Archer, Ryan Musselwhite (keeper).
Grantham: Murray, Purcicoe, Potts, Brindley, Saunders, Watt, Lewis, Ball, Paul Grimes,  Saunders (captain), Carchedi; subs, Battgersby, Cann, D Maghee, J Maghee, Melton.
Referee: Mr N Guest.





Who ate one our our pies? Ki Brown serving a hungry visiting Grantham spectator.




Thursday, January 18, 2018

COUNTING DOWN TO ANNIVERSARY FOR WETHERSPOON'S IN BRIGG

 

How time flies, as the old saying goes. It will soon be three years since JD Wetherspoon  started as owner/operator of the historic White Horse pub/restaurant in Brigg town centre.
The building dates back to the 18th century, and as soon as this notable national company acquired the Wrawby Street premises they were given a major revamp and extended backwards, with a beer garden beyond that (something of a sun-trap in the summer).



 



Wetherspoon's opened its Brigg venue to the public on January 27, 2015.
It immediately became popular with people of all ages, particularly families and groups venturing out for a reasonably priced meal and a drink or two.
They serve a good breakfast, too, we can say from personal experience.
Brigg Blog has to admit that we haven't spent as much time in Wetherspoon's over the past three years as we thought we would.
That's strange as we can't fault the low prices and the ciders and beers on offer. And we particularly enjoyed one of the cider festivals.
Maybe this year will see us finding the time to make more regular use of what the young folk  of Brigg and district call Spoons.



An early staff picture taken by Ken Harrison, of Brigg Matters magazine.
 
A lovely sunny day in the beer garden before opening time.

The old White Horse pub being refurbished in November 2014.
Working on the frontage in December 2014.
A reminder of how the White Horse looked before it was acquired by the Wetherspoon chain.
A close-up of the current frontage.
Brothers Keith and Martin Hunt enjoying a pint at Wetherspoon's White Horse in Brigg where they were attending a football reunion.

SPEED CAMERA LOCATIONS IN THE BRIGG AREA


Safer Roads Humber says safety cameras are used across the region as part of an overall strategy to make our roads safer.
Mobile and fixed speed cameras detect speeding vehicles "at sites of risk."
They are able to deploy the cameras at a range of locations.
Here are camera locations in the Brigg area for the remainder of January 2018...


FRIDAY, JANUARY 19: B1206 High Street, Redbourne.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26: B1206 Redbourne Road, Hibaldstow.

6 SEMI-DETACHED HOMES PLANNED FOR PUB SITE IN THE BRIGG AREA


New semi-detached houses are planned for a pub site in the Brigg area.
North Lincolnshire Council is now considering whether to grant planning permission to build these new homes.
An application has now been submitted to build three pairs of semi-detached homes on the site of the Railway Inn, on Kings Road, Barnetby, which Brigg Blog pictured recently in the process of being demolished.
Parking spaces for 12 vehicles will be available.
The hostelry - dating back to Victorian times - served its final pint some time ago.
There is a good deal of land behind the pub.
In a separate scheme, submitted by another applicant, outline permission is being sought to build eight 2-storey semi-detached dwellings on land off Woodland Drive, Elsham.
Twelve parking spaces will be available.

Outline planning permission for a residential development of seven dwellings is being requested for land to the rear of the Primary School, Main Street, Kirmington.
North Lincolnshire Council will also decide those applications, in due course.

Listed building consent for part conversion of a farm building (barn) to a dwelling at Grange Farm, Grange Farm Lane, Somerby, is being sought from West Lindsey District Council.
 

ENJOY 1980s MUSIC NIGHT IN BRIGG


More live music is coming up in Brigg.
On the evening of Saturday, January 27, from 9pm, 1980s covers band Scoundrel Dayz will be playing a gig at Brigg & District Servicemen's Club, Coney Court, adjoining the town's main car park.
The band's play list includes songs made famous by the likes of OMD, Ultravox, Level 43 and The Pet Shop Boys.
Tickets, costing £5,  went on sale on Monday  (January 15) and are only available from the club bar. Call 01652 653117.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, January 27,   Clayton Cross And A Can of Worms will be performing at Howsham Village Hall from 7.30pm. Tickets  cost £7. Call 01652 678768.