Monday, May 28, 2018

SPECIAL BRIGG SERVICE MARKS CENTENARY OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE - 1918-2018


PICTURES AND REPORT FROM KEN HARRISON, BRIGG MATTERS MAGAZINE & EX-RAF

A special centenary service to celebrate the formation of the Royal Air Force, from the  amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service, on the 1st April, 1918 was conducted at Brigg's parish church,  St John the Evangelist, on the Saturday morning of the Spring Bank Holiday (May 26).
Father Owain Mitchell and the Rev Trudy Hobson officiated at the service, while the Bishop of Grimsby, the Rt Rev David Court, gave the Address and offered the Blessing.
RAF veteran groups were represented by the Royal Air Forces' Association (RAFA) and the National Service - RAF Association.
Air cadets from Brigg's No 2222 ATC Squadron acted as the escort party and carried both the RAFA and their own standards.
Also in attendance were the Brigg's Town Mayor, Cllr Donald Campbell, and his Consort, Cllr Tina Campbell, as well as the Deputy Town Mayor, Cllr Brian Parker.

PICTURED: Outside the church following the service.


 

BRIGG FARMERS' MARKET PROVES POPULAR



Perfect weather blessed the monthly farmers' market held in Brigg town centre, and the adjoining general market, on Saturday (May 26).
There was warm sunshine and a welcome breeze as shoppers browsed the stalls.
The conditions and the fact it was a bank holiday weekend helped attract customers to the markets, organised by North Lincolnshire Council.
Make a note that the next farmers' market will be held on Saturday, June 23.
Others during 2018 will take place on July 28, August 25, September 22, October 27, November 24 and December 22.


PICTURED: Shoppers arriving in the Market Place for Brigg Farmers' Market on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

TALK ON NEW BOOK ABOUT OLD BRIGG COMING UP TOMORROW


FROM STEW GREEN, BRIGG COMMUNITY CAFE

Brigg Community Café (BCC) is a weekly meet up on Tuesdays for a chat, 10am-12pm.
We often start with a talk or activity and this Tuesday, 29th May, 10am-11am, we have a special event:
A Slideshow by John & Val Holland - Special Preview of a new Brigg History Book about Walter B Robinson, the Brigg photo entrepreneur from 1900.
The BCC takes place at the Brigg Youth Centre and is free.
Since we want to get on with the show and not keep John and Val waiting, we will begin promptly at 10am and then have tea and biscuits AFTER the talk instead of our normal habit of before.  


PICTURED: Retired Brigg teacher John Holland and one of his earlier local history books.

 

BRIGG PUMP BLESSING CEREMONY 2018 COMING UP - HERE'S OUR FULL PREVIEW


The annual Blessing of the Pumps ceremony in Brigg town centre will take place on Saturday, June 9th 2018.
It will feature three folk dancing teams and is always a colourful event which attracts many visitors and townsfolk of all ages to watch the spectacle.
The fun will start  mid-morning, with the blessing of the two surviving cast-iron communal water pumps following later.
The pumps are close to the County Bridge, on Bridge Street, and  on Grammar School Road South at the side of JD Wetherspoon's White Horse pub/restaurant.
Brigg Town Business Partnership is central to the organisation, and the pump blessing is being support by Wetherspoon's, Tesco, Nisa Local and Brown & Co.
In the days before all homes in Brigg had piped water on tap, many families had to go to these communal pumps to draw the day's supply.
If attending the Brigg Pump Blessing is still on your 'to do' bucket list, make a note of the date of the 2018 event.


APPROXIMATE TIMES FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 9 
10.30am: The Tatterfoals, Beverley Garland and Green Ginger Garland will be dancing at various locations within the town centre.
11.40am: The grand parade sets off from the Market Place for the pump near the bridge, where there will be dancing and flowers "presented."
12.05am: Parade to the second pump near the White Horse for a similar ceremony.
12.25am: Dancing at various locations by the three groups.
1.15pm: Grand finale in the Market Place, where you will be welcome to join the dancing!

 


A previous year's 'dressed' pump alongside the White Horse, on Grammar School Road.


The 'dressed' pump near the County Bridge and  Nelthorpe Arms in 2016.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

LAST NIGHT AT BRIGG PUB TODAY BUT WHEN WAS THE FIRST DRINK SERVED?


With the Nelthorpe Arms pub in Brigg town centre serving its last drinks tonight (Sunday, May 27) before closing its doors, the founding date of the historic hostelry on Bridge Street has been questioned.
Brigg Blog has been quoting 1849 but Ken Harrison, of Brigg Matters Magazine, suggests circa 1780, making it Georgian.
"It had three names - The Wheatsheaf and at some point, The Greyhound, becoming the Nelthorpe Arms circa 1850,"  Ken says.
A big farewell party is planned tonight at the Nelthorpe, giving locals the chance to enjoy a final drink or three.
The current tenant is nearing the end of his lease and the owners have submitted plans to convert the building on Bridge Street into three dwellings.
North Lincolnshire Council planners are now considering a 'change of use' planning application and another for listed building consent.

BRIGG CHARITY BIKE RIDERS HOPING TO RAISE £3K


A marathon charity bike ride  has set off from Brigg.
It is scheduled to last three days, covering 225 miles, and has been organised by Alan Taylor and Matt Mosey.
Coun Nigel Sherwood informs Brigg Blog that the riders hope to be back in town - at the Britannia Inn - on Tuesday (May 29), around 4.30pm.
The charities to benefit will be Brigg LIVES, Lindsey Lodge Hospice and Climb.
It is hoped to raise about £3,000.

Our picture shows Matt after completing a similar marathon cycle ride some years ago which also ended at the Britannia.

BRIGG TOWN RATTLE UP HIGHEST SCORE OF THE DAY IN NEW CUP COMPETITION

 

Brigg Town Cricket Club made a cracking start in the Lincolnshire County Cricket League's new Supplementary Cup with a crushing home win over Alkborough 2nds at the Recreation Ground yesterday (Saturday, May 26).
On the newly relaid playing square, Brigg rattled up a huge 203 for seven during their permitted 30 overs in this Group C tie.



With shots to all parts of the ground, Matthew Bell led the way with an undefeated 79 and there were a number of other handy contributions.


 
Matthew Bell being applauded from the field after his unbeaten 79.


The rules of the new competition being trialled this season dispense with the traditional sit-down tea.
So after both teams had visited the Community Room at the Rec to enjoyed a  quick, refreshing drink on a hot afternoon, Alkborough began their innings.
But the villagers came up short, being bowled out for only 37 runs.
Brigg seamer Tom Brock was the destroyer-in-chief, taking six for 12 in his six overs.
One of the aims of this new competition - with 30 overs instead of 45 - is to get games over earlier so players can shower and change in time to venture out for a full Saturday evening's rest and recuperation.
Fittingly, yesterday's tie was sponsored by the Lord Nelson pub, in the Market Place - Brigg Town Cricket Club's chosen after-match watering hole this season.
With Alkborough's innings lasting only 16.4 overs, there was indeed an early finish!
There were eight ties yesterday in four groups of the Supplementary Cup and Brigg were the only side to top 200.
Result: Brigg Town (5pts) beat Alkborough 2nds (0pts) by 176 runs.
Match sponsor: The Lord Nelson Hotel.

Umpire: Steve Bailey (Scunthorpe & District Cricket Umpires' Association).
Brigg will play their next group tie this coming Saturday, June 2 - an interesting local derby against Broughton 2nds at Brigg Recreation Ground, starting at 2pm.
Winners of the four groups will progress to the semi-finals.
In last week's handsome away league win in Division Four, it was Phil Dewfall, not brother Danny, who claimed six wickets for Brigg. Incorrect information was supplied by the home team, later to be corrected 'for the league record' by Brigg but after our report had gone up. We have tendered our apologies to Phil. Having D. Dewfall and P. Dewfall on the list of registered players can be a shade confusing at times! Similarly, years ago, two of Brigg's top players were both called G. Smith - Garry (the all-rounder) and Gary (the batsman). They have been spectating at Brigg home games this season, together with a number of other players from the past.



Alkborough players leaving the field at the end of the Brigg innings
Brigg batting in yesterday's match against Alkborough 2nds


Innings over for Nigel Beacock

Back to the pavilion for Mark Cawkwell, the Brigg Town Cricket Club chairman.
 


LINCOLNSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET LEAGUE
(Sponsored by Kookabura Readers)


RESULTS
SATURDAY, MAY 26
PREMIER DIVISION
Messingham 172 for eight, Alkborough 91
Barton Town 115, Cherry Willingham 116 for eight
Caistor 185, Lindum 2nds 87
Bracebridge Heath 2nds 216, Market Rasen 217 for six
Outcasts 213 for nine, Nettleham 214 for nine
Scothern 196 for nine, Haxey 149

BOB WELTON CUP SECOND ROUND
Normanby Park 141, Hibaldstow 97
Old Lincolnians 57, Cleethorpes 3rds 60 for one

DIVISION ONE
Cleethorpes 2nds 269 for one, Keelby 153
Hartsholme 214 for five, Holton-le-Clay 97
Market Rasen 2nds 65, Scunthorpe Town 2nds 68 for no wicket

DIVISION TWO
Caistor 2nds 147 for four, Hartsholme 2nds 149 for five

SUPPLEMENTARY CUP
GROUP A
Clee Town Laportes 134, East Halton 77
Cleethorpes 4ths 124 for nine, Keelby 2nds 81

GROUP B
Scunthorpe Town 3rds 82, Lindum 3rds 86 for four
Haxey 2nds 152 for five, Messingham 2nds 153 for six

GROUP C
Brigg Town 203 for seven, Alkborough 2nds 37
Barton Town 2nds 178 for five, Broughton 2nds 151 for nine

Group D
Horncastle 162 for eight, Louth 3rds 164 for eight
Nettleham 2nds 122 for six, Alford 2nds 127 for six


FIXTURES
SATURDAY, JUNE 2
PREMIER DIVISION (1pm start)
Barton Town v Market Rasen
Bracebridge Heath 2nds v Outcasts
Cherry Willingham v Caistor
Haxey v Alkborough
Messingham v Lindum 2nds
Nettleham v Scothern

DIVISION ONE (1.30pm)
Broughton v Hartsholme
Holton-le-Clay v Cherry Willingham 2nds
Market Rasen 2nds v Appleby-Frodingham 2nds

DIVISION TWO (1.30pm)
Normanby Park v Grimsby Town 2nds
Old Lincolnians v Cleethorpes 3rds

BOB WELTON CUP SECOND ROUND (1.30pm)
Keelby v Caistor 2nds

SUPPLEMENTARY CUP (2pm)
GROUP A
Cleethorpes 4th v East Halton (at Immingham Blossom Way)
Clee Town Laportes v Keelby 2nds

GROUP B
Lindum 3rds v Haxey 2nds
Scunthorpe Town 3rds v Messingham 2nds

GROUP C
Alkborough 2nds v Barton Town 2nds
Brigg Town v Broughton 2nds

GROUP C
Alford 2nds v Louth 3rds
Horncastle v Nettleham 2nds




 

SUNDAY, JUNE 3
BOB WELTON CUP SECOND ROUND (1.30pm)
Scunthorpe Town 2nds v Hartsholme 2nds