Friday, August 31, 2012

CAPTAIN BEAKY'S BRIGG TOWN CHAMPIONS OF CRICKET ALLIANCE DIVISION THREE

Flashback to early September 2010 - Phil Dewfall (left) and Nigel Beacock leave the field at the end of Brigg Town's last Lincolnshire League match before tendering their resignation from the competition. It was against Alford 2nds at Brigg Recreation Ground.

Brigg Town Cricket Club have clinched the East Yorkshire Alliance division three championship and are also promoted into a higher grade for 2013.
Their final fixture away to lowly Marist 3rds on the north bank tomorrow does not matter, as Town are a whopping 63 points clear of the team in second spot and cannot be caught.
Brigg knew the silverware was coming their way after bank holiday Monday's home win over Cottingham Academy at the Recreation Ground.
Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Town made a healthy 191 (Goby making 57) and then dismissed the visitors for only 68 (skipper Beacock taking three for eight) to win by the wide margin of 123 runs.
Chairman Gary Smith said today: "Congratulations to Nigel Beacock and the team for winning the East Yorkshire Alliance Div 3.
"The team hit the top of the division halfway through the season and since then they have stayed there, and some more!
"Congratulations to Joe Hebblewhite, too, for keeping the club alive and turning its fortunes around."
Yes, during the cricketing close season things looked to be at a very low Ebb (pardon the pun, Joe) for my old club of 30 years.
Down to only one team and with a number of issues needing to be resolved, some of us feared it could be curtains in the lead up to the current season.
But much hard work has been put in - on and off the field.
Clearly, one good season does not mean the club will be able to return to the glory days when it ran two Saturday teams in the Lincolnshire League, a Sunday team in the North Lindsey League, plus junior teams from under 11 through to under 17, and a senior midweek team.
But it's great to know that things are heading in the right direction.
We look forward to attending the club's presentation evening.
It will also be a proud moment for skipper Beacock and his players when they go along to the league's presentation evening on the north bank.
Brigg Town CC, formed in 1974, will be celebrating its 40th anniversary the season after next.
Hopefully, they will have progressed another rung or two back up the ladder when that comes round.
Doubtless, we shall consider organising a reunion of some kind for ex-players. 

SCORECARD OF BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY'S MATCH
http://eyca.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/scorecard.asp?id=11470744

LATEST LEAGUE TABLE
http://eyca.play-cricket.com/leagueTables/divisionTable.asp?id=10051593&seasonid=25

BRIGG BLOG WELCOMES ITS READERS FROM CHINA AND HUNGARY


Courtesy of Google, which hosts Brigg Blog, we can access statistics showing the country of origin of people who have been reading out site.
During the past week, we've enjoyed unexpected interest in China and Hungary.
Could it be that Brigg folk have gone out there to work and see us as a way of keeping in touch with the old town?

TOP 10 COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN OF BRIGG BLOG SITE VISITORS DURING THE PAST WEEK

  1. United Kingdom
  2. United States
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. Russia
  6. China
  7. Ukraine
  8. Australia
  9. Puerto Rico
  10. Hungary

STAGING OF BRIGGSTOCK ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL TOMORROW WILL BE MUSIC TO OUR EARS

Something new hits Brigg streets tomorrow (Saturday, September 1) - the first Briggstock Acoustic Festival, in the town centre from 11am to 7pm, offering a wide range of music.
This is an initiative from our go-ahead Brigg Town Business Partnership, representing traders.
It is also the swansong of the week-long Amazing Brigg Week, during which bargains are being offered by many shops.
Brigg Fiddle Fest - in past years - drew plenty of people into the town from a wide area. Briggstock will do likewise, especially if the weather stays fine like it is today.
Find out more at www.facebook.com/BriggstockAcousticFestival




MANY A GOOD BASH COMING UP IN BRIGG - ENTERTAINING FREE NIGHTS OUT

A BASH meeting in 2010 - chairman Josie Webb (centre) in front of a period picture of Wrawby Street. 
Brigg Amateur Social Historians - better known to all in the district as BASH - begin a new season of monthly meetings next Tuesday, September 4.
There's no need to join and no admission charge to any of their monthly meetings - just turn up if you are interested.
The venue is Brigg Servicemen's Club - right next to the town's main Old Courts Road car park - and the start time is 8pm.
It's been past practice to hold a raffle to help with costs and to provide light refreshments for those attending.
Tuesday, September 4: Living in Hope - My Family. A talk by Sue Allan, historian and writer.
Tuesday, October 2: Who are the Mountbattens? An illustrated talk by Marilyn Roberts.
Tuesday, November 6: The Gunpowder Plot. An illustrated talk by Linda Hotchkiss.
Tuesday, December 4: With Courage and Sacrifice - Violette Szabo SOE, 1921-1945. An illustrated talk by Josie Webb.

BASH will be holding its AGM on Tuesday, September 25 at the White Horse, Wrawby Street, Brigg, at 7.30pm. All welcome.

There will also be a Halloween Ghost Walk on Wednesday, October 31, starting from the White Horse at 7pm. There's a £3 charge for this event, tickets being available from Brigg Tourist Information at The Buttercross, Market Place.

How time flies! BASH was formed almost nine years ago - in October 2003. Josie Webb, Chris Witty, myself and a few others were chatting about "old Brigg" over a pint or two one night when the then landlord showed an interest. It was decided to put on a bit of food and provide a night of nostalgia in the pub. Such was the popularity that more followed. And the rest, as they say, it history! I didn't stay on the committee very long, due to various other commitments, but have given a few talks down the years. Chatting to someone recently, we recalled the White Horse BASH meeting about Pingley Camp, which many will remember as being one of the best, drawing a large and appreciative audience. I seem to recall presenting others about North Lincolnshire railways and the History of the Lincolnshire Times (twice).
Meetings were held at the Ancholme Inn for a time, but are now firmly established at the Servicemen's Club, which is a large and very central venue.

BASH is sponsored by:

  • Brigg Fruit, Veg and Flowers
  • White Horse pub
  • Nisa Local on Queen Street, Brigg
  • Ink It (UK), of Brigg
  • Safe At Home (Pet Care Services)
  • Abbeycroft Solutions Ltd
  • Old Barn Bed and Breakfast, Main Street, Cadney

BASH holds other special events, including VE Night celebrations in the spring.
Watch Brigg Blog for details of the meetings to follow from January 2013 through to June.

Those wishing to know more about the group should visit www.briggbash.org.uk




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60 NEW HOMES AND NEW LIDL STORE FOR BRIGG

The big mound of earth shows that work has started on the site that will house a brand new Brigg store for retail giants Lidl
On the face of it there's not much to see at present on schemes aimed at bringing 60 new homes to Brigg and also to provide us with a brand new Lidl store.
However, two important steps forward have been undertaken, as illustrated by these pictures.
First, heavy plant is busy on the old lorry wash site - just off Atherton Way and the A18 - where Lidl is to create its new Brigg store.
As most Brigg Blog followers will already be aware, the aim is for Lidl's existing store to be demolished, in due course, with Tesco intending to build itself much bigger premises, taking in part of the site located by the other main retailer.
YOU COULD SAY THAT LIDL IS NOW MOVING HEAVEN AND EARTH TO GET THINGS UNDER WAY.
Meanwhile, Keigar Homes - planning 60 new homes on land behind Peacock and Binnington's premises - has successfully gained an alteration to the planning consent so the access can be off Ancholme Way and not through Kiln Lane and onto Bridge Street.
Part of this site is used, infrequently, for agricultural machinery auctions, if you are still trying to visualise exactly what we are talking about.
North Lincolnshire Council has agreed to the altered access, stipulating that there should be no right turn for vehicles exiting the development onto the A18. Instead, drivers will go left and then use the nearby roundabout to return along Bridge Street if they are heading off towards Scawby Brook.

The site earmarked for 60 additional properties in Brigg by Keigar Homes - with Peacock and Binnington's premises in the distance. Access to the A18 will be gained from an entrance just beyond the Ancholme Way bridge, from where we took this picture (and the one at the top of the page).




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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

BRIGG IN ITS BEST LIGHT - PICTURES BY KEN HARRISON

Ancholme Rowing Club's Boathouse, off Manley Gardens, viewed from the County Bridge in Brigg by KEN HARRISON, OF WRAWBY.

People relaxing in the sun alongside the Old River Ancholme in Brigg - close to the  County Bridge.

Close-up of a swan in Brigg

The start of the recent balloon race in Brigg Market Place - organised by the local Business Partnership. Ken took this picture from a vantage point in the Buttercross.

A black and white view of Brigg Horse Fair - adding a period feel to this historic event in Station Road.



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Sunday, August 26, 2012

SPEAK TO THE CUSTODIANS IN BRIGG ON THURSDAY


North Lincolnshire Council says it has revolutionised the way the area’s voluntary and community groups are funded.
For the first time in the country, the local voluntary and community sector (VCS) will decide for itself how and where its share of council funding is spent.
Two local organisations have been chosen to oversee funding of more than £1-million to support the voluntary and community sector in North Lincolnshire.
A total of £1.1-million has been made available by North Lincolnshire Council to fund two strands of work undertaken by the local VCS between now and March 2016.
The two strands are the provision of advice and guidance to residents and the support and development of the VCS.
Scunthorpe and District Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) and Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire (VANL) have both been appointed Voluntary and Community Sector Custodians after they submitted successful bids in a competitive tender.
CAB provide advice and guidance to local people and VANL support and develop the local voluntary and community sector.
An employee from each organisation has been appointed to develop and oversee the process as part of a wholly independent custodian team.
This independent custodian team will ensure the decision making process is fair, objective and falls in line with the conflict of interests protocol.
In the past the council distributed this money but is now keen to make the most of opportunities introduced in the Localism Act 2011 and Public Sector (Social Value) Act 2012 and devolve this responsibility to the local community.
It means the voluntary and community sector will play a much larger role in deciding where money is spent and how services are delivered.
An action plan detailing how and when decisions will be made is on the VANL website www.vanl.org.uk
The custodians’ first task is to find out which services are needed in North Lincolnshire and two online surveys have been set up - one for the general public and one for voluntary and community organisations.
You can help shape the way services are developed by completing the survey and putting forward your views by Friday 31 August 2012.
Organisations can complete the survey by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cvscustodianprovider
Members of the public can complete the survey by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/vcscustodianpublic
Results will be published in the Voluntary and Community Sector Needs Analysis Report in September.
The custodian team will be in Brigg Market Place on Thursday, August 30, 9am to 12pm.
Email custodianvcs@live.co.uk or text 07570 265547 if you are interested in speaking to them.
Custodian team members Lucy Stephenson and Jacky Birkett said: “We would very much like members of the public and voluntary and community sector organisations to directly feed into this process.
“This collaboration will widen the sectors understanding of the needs and barriers across North Lincolnshire and help to ensure we are able to respond effectively.”
The custodians are also inviting people to express an interest in becoming a member of the grant making panel.
The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 14 September.
If you are interested in joining the panel, or would like any further information about the custodians, email custodianvcs@live.co.uk or call Jacky Birkett 01724 845155 or Lucy Stephenson on 01724 870941.
Coun Neil Poole, of Messingham, Cabinet member for Policy and Resources at North Lincolnshire Council, said:  “This is a totally new and innovative way for a council to work with the voluntary and community sector in its area.
“Responsibility for deciding which services are needed and the allocation of funds now rests with the sector itself for the provision of advice, guidance, support and development of the sector.
“We believe the organisations themselves know best how to do this and we’re giving the people that have carried out these services the opportunity to shape exactly how they are delivered.
“An independent grant making panel will assess bids for funding and there will be stringent independent checks to ensure there are no conflicts of interest.
“The custodian team will be independent of any organisations bidding for funding and will also be required to operate within a published protocol.
“North Lincolnshire’s vibrant voluntary and community sector now has the power to shape its own future and decide how services are delivered.”

BLACK BULL IN BRIGG HOSTING 70th BIRTHDAY PARTY


They are having a bit of a bash at the Black Bull in Brigg to celebrate Keith Smith's 70th Birthday.
It will be from 7pm until late on Saturday, September 8.
If you are a Facebook follower, see the Black Bull page for further details and to see who's attending.

WE ARE NOW ENJOYING AMAZING BRIGG WEEK


From Saturday 25 August until Saturday 1 September
Amazing Brigg Week - Buy a Briggstock programme showing acoustic music festival events in Brigg on Saturday 1 Sept and check out the exclusive offers in Brigg shops, with a raffle number to win a £100 voucher.

Monday, August 27
Wrawby Mill Open Day - 2 to 5pm, Mill Lane. The last remaining postmill in the north of England.  Adults £2, children £1.

MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON PARADE AT BRIGG BRITISH LEGION 10k NEXT SUNDAY


FROM LOUI GUDGEON

The Brigg and District Royal British Legion 10 k Race is taking place at 1100 hrs on Sunday 2nd September. A runner's brief will be held at 1045 hrs.
The event incorporates a race, fun run and a Military Challenge for those who are looking for a harder
task.
The Military Challenge involves tackling the course wearing boots and carrying a 36 lb backpack (not supplied)!
There is a trophy for the first male, first female, first Military Challenge and first team (highest placed 3 runners to count).
The race starts and finishes in Brigg Market Place with the route going towards Cadney in a straightforward out-and-back format.
The entry fee is £15 with all finishers receiving a free technical t-shirt.
All profits from the entry fees will go towards THE POPPY APPEAL.
This year's race is been started by Bombadier Ben Parkinson, who will also be presenting the prizes to the
category winners.
There are catering and toilet facilities on site for runners and spectators alike.
There will also be a display of Military vehicles and equipment to keep the younger spectators entertained
whilst the race is being run.
I'd like to thank our main sponsors, PROTOUCH SECURITY, for their assistance in running this event.
Entry forms available at http://t.co/cq24TA2a

Friday, August 24, 2012

HOWARD STOTHARD WILL BE MISSED BY MANY IN THE BRIGG AREA

The funeral of Howard Stothard - the well-known Brigg area postman - will be held next Tuesday (28th) at 1pm at Woodlands Crematorium in Scunthorpe.
"H" - as most of us knew him - was only 51. He took a very keen interest in sport and was always good company.

Monday, August 20, 2012

ONE OF BEST-KNOWN BUILDINGS IN BRIGG CHANGES HANDS



North Lincolnshire Council has sold off a prominent public building in Brigg town centre.
A former Georgian town house later converted to office use, 7 Market Place was declared surplus to requirements by the authority and placed on the market.
The guide price was £150,000 for the grade two listed property in Brigg Conservation Area.
The council has confirmed the sale took place earlier this month but disclosed no further details.

FIRST BRIGG FOOD FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY


Brigg Market Place will be transformed into a gastronomes’ paradise for the town’s first food festival on Saturday, August 25, from 9am to 3pm.
Tasty local produce will be on offer from farmers’ market traders with additional stalls selling speciality Italian and Indian food, maple syrup products, confectionery and rare-breed pork.
Visitors can also pick up goods from the town’s Saturday general market and make the most of their day by popping into Brigg’s many unique shops.
Brigg Food Festival attractions include: 

  • Local restaurateur Harry Wu of the Kar Restaurant on Old Courts Road will share some of his award-winning secrets and show visitors how to create mouth-watering oriental food in their own kitchens
  • Renowned local chef Nigel Brown will be giving cookery demonstrations and the chance to win a half day at his cooking academy in Barton
  • Children’s entertainment from Looby Loo and Nutty Norman and live music from accordionist Hugh Barwell
  • Farmers’ market fans can try their luck on the free prize draw for a chance to win an impressive hamper of local produce worth more than £100
  • The winner of Brigg Treasure Trail will be announced and presented with a prize donated by Brigg businesses - the Treasure Trail runs from Monday 20 August until the Food Festival on Saturday 25 August. Entry sheets available from the Tourist Information Centre in the Buttercross.

Cllr John Briggs, deputy leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Brigg Food Festival is a marvellous way to celebrate our fantastic food heritage.
“It’s a great opportunity to sample some of the finest produce on offer in North Lincolnshire, pick up a bargain from the general market and explore the town’s distinctive shops.”


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Friday, August 17, 2012

BRIGG MEMORY CAFE SESSIONS

Alzheimer’s Society events in North Lincolnshire, commencing in October, will include:

Brigg Memory CafĂ© – St Mary’s Catholic Church, Barnard Avenue, Brigg, DN20 8AS. Last Wednesday of the month, 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
For further details call the Alzheimer’s Society, North and North East Lincolnshire, on 01652 680474, or email adminnlincs@alzheimers.org.uk

Thursday, August 16, 2012

NEW BRIGG STREET LIGHTS GIVEN SOMETHING OF A GLOWING REPORT

The first official feedback will soon be winging its way to North Lincolnshire Council about the "controlled trial" of new, lower energy street lights on several Brigg streets.
Different types are now being trialled in St James' Road, Churchill Avenue, Yarborough Road and Burgess Road - some giving off white light, some yellow/orange.
Residents of these streets are being asked to give their thoughts in a detailed questionnaire supplied to them all by North Lincolnshire, the highways authority.
North Lincolnshire chiefs are also keen to know the views of Brigg town councillors who have been making their own observations of the lights after dark during recent weeks.
At last night's meeting of Brigg Town Council's Planning and Environment Committee, in the Angel Suite, they came together to draw up an overall response.
Comments varied - but were generally of a positive nature.
Having heard committee members' views, committee chairman Coun Mel Oades completed the North Lincolnshire Council questionnaire.
In most cases the new lights seemed to tick the right boxes!
The only real "anti" comment was about the type of lights being trialled in Burgess Road.
Coun Ben Nobbs described them as "the worst of the lot" and reported "pools of light with big black gaps in between."
Coun Jenny Bell said she liked the lights in O'Hanlon Avenue best of all, while Coun Jackie Brock thought these "spread light more evenly."
Coun Jane Kitching made reference to the new lights "not glaring into rooms" in nearby houses.
Summing up the feelings expressed during the debate, Coun Mel Oades said: "It just shows how subjective this is."
North Lincolnshire Council will evaluate town councillors' views, and those of Brigg residents, before deciding how to proceed.
Our town is being used as a pilot in a scheme that could see new lower energy lighting provided across the district - with major savings to the public purse and plenty of brownie points gained for a "green" initiative.

BRIGG COUNTY BRIDGE IMPROVEMENT MOVES A STAGE NEARER

Brigg Town Council has raised no objections to an application for listed building consent to remove the ugly old cast iron water main from the side of the grade two listed County Bridge and "conceal with flap valves.".
Town councillors are also in favour of the new car park planned at Sir John Nelthorpe Upper School, off Grammar School Road (to be sited near the school field).
They also see no reason to oppose an application for planning permission for change of use of land to hold car boot sales near the railway station.
No adverse comments were voiced about plans for a new shop front at the Murco filling station, off Bridge Street - nor about provision of an external mobility scooter store at the grouped dwelling in Horse Fair Paddock.
Having passed through the first part of the planning process, these applications now move on to North Lincolnshire Council for final decisions to be made on whether to grant permission in each case.

BRIGG STREETS AHEAD IN GETTING READY FOR WINTER

Brigg Town Council last night showed it is thinking well ahead by agreeing to buy further salt bins well before the worst of the weather arrives.
Last winter, bins were provided on Almond Grove, Springbank and Churchill Avenue and residents were invited to take what material they needed to spread near their properties.
At last night's meeting of the Brigg Town Council Planning and Environment Committee, it was agreed to add a couple more for this winter - on Glebe Road (close to West Square) and in the St James' Road/O'Hanlon Avenue area.
Coun Jane Kitching suggested Glebe Road as a priority area, saying it could become "shocking" underfoot during wintry weather.
Coun Ben Nobbs suggested the new bin should be placed close to where the old lock-up garages used to be located.
Brigg Town Council can buy bins at £130 a time from the North Lincolnshire authority, which is again offering to restock them with salt when necessary, as it keeps extensive supplies in hand, not just for use in our town but across the district.
Initial salt bins were provided in towns and villages by North Lincolnshire Council, on which Brigg and Wolds' Coun Nigel Sherwood is the Cabinet Member for Highways and Neighbourhoods.



THE EARLY FLYING CAREER OF BRIGG TEACHER JACK MOORE


Ben Benifer has contacted Brigg Blog with further information about the RAF career of the late Jack Moore - former teacher at Brigg Grammar, Sir John Nelthorpe School and long-serving Brigg Hockey Club player.

I was alerted to the death of Jack Moore by one of his many friends in Brigg,   I tracked down your article in Brigg Blog, by use of Ask (Jeeves).
It was the comment about Jack not being old enough to serve in WW2 which prompted me to try to 'put the record straight'.
Jack joined the Royal Air Force in 1952 as a National Serviceman, at the same time as myself, although we didn't become acquainted until we travelled to Canada, to be trained at the RCAF Air Navigation School No 2, in Winnipeg.
We graduated, and were Commissioned in early 1954, the remainder of our service time being spent at HQ 2 ATAF Germany, where we were attached to the Intelligence Branch.
Jack was obviously a real asset to his adopted town, as your tribute suggested, and enjoyed the friendship and respect of those around him.  
My regret is that I lost touch with him when we left Germany and didn't regain contact until we were both retired.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

NEW STREET LIGHTS IN BRIGG - UPDATE

One of the new street lights in Brigg appears to have failed. We observed last night that one's gone out in Yarborough Road.
Regular Brigg Blog followers will be aware that North Lincolnshire Council is trialling new LED lights on certain Brigg streets. They require less power than the conventional, and familiar, yellow/orange variety.
The idea is to save much public money and to assist the environment with these "greener" lights.
Tonight, members of Brigg Town Council have the chance to voice their opinions - at the request of North Lincolnshire highways - during a meeting of the Planning and Environment Committee in the Angel Suite.
Just to redress the balance, we should point out that at the same time as one of the new lights has failed, so has another nearby which is of the old variety - halfway down Springfield Road.




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Monday, August 13, 2012

BRIGG CLUB CELEBRATES CENTENARY


Brigg Bowling Club was established in 1912 and is celebrating its centenary. Linda Baxter's Blog has more details. Follow the link...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

ANGEL SUITE IN BRIGG SET FAYRE FOR ITS BIG DAY


A publicity campaign is now under way for the Angel Suite Wedding Fayre, to be held at the Brigg town centre venue - DN20 8LB - on Sunday, September 9, from 10am to 4pm.
Entry will be free - all welcome, refreshments available.
Posters are being circulated throughout the Brigg area by Angel Suite manager and Events Co-ordinator, Karen Deeley, who is telling interested members of the public: "We would love to see you on the day."
Brigg area brides-to-be should be aware that many local suppliers will be able to inspire their imagination in achieving that perfect Wedding Day.                                                                                          
Many vendors will be offering samples and discounts at the Fayre, while complimentry drinks and snacks will be available throughout the day..
Karen adds: "The event will also give visitors the opportunity to soak up the ambiance in our relaxed and friendly venue - the perfect location for wedding and family celebrations."
For further information, call Karen on 07903531201 or email angelsuite@briggmarkettown.co.uk

BRIGG STREET LIGHTS TRIAL UNDER REVIEW

Brigg Town Council's Planning and Environment Committee will meet next week and decide what it thinks of the LED street lights currently being trialled by North Lincolnshire highways in the Churchill Avenue area.
The committee meets on Wednesday, August 15 at 7pm in the Angel Suite, and the session is open to interested members of the public.
Any thoughts town councillors may have will be forwarded on to North Lincolnshire Council, which is also requesting the views of people living in the streets where the new lights are on its "controlled trial."
This is a pilot project and if it goes well, and the new-style lights are introduced across North Lincolnshire, there will be a big saving to the public purse, as much less energy is used.
The main difference to the passer-by is white light comes from the LED street lamps, compared to the traditionally orange/yellow we've enjoyed for many years.
Wednesday's meeting will also see town councillors consider the latest planning applications submitted for Brigg.
Looking ahead to the winter, they will be considering the provision of salt bins: Are more needed on Brigg streets? Should they be placed at different locations for householders to access during bad weather?


SPECIAL BRIGG MUSIC CLUB SHOW AT BRITANNIA LATE THIS MONTH


BY COUN JAMES TRUEPENNY

Brigg Music Club celebrates its fifteen years in business with a very special show at the Britannia Inn on the 29th of August. At our annual anniversary party we celebrate our past and look forward to the future. We have spent the last fifteen years trying to give a birth place to original music and to new acts. We also feel our best is yet to come.
However the 29th is a night of celebration with our friends. The incredibly talented and successful No Contest come back fresh from a European tour to promote their “What's past is Prologue” album. Local Brigg heroes Mat & Me play their favourite venue, Steel Town Punk stalwarts One Car Pile Up play there first show in Brigg for two years, The Brigg Music Club House Band celebrate 15 years as a group and Blue Light Red Scare, featuring partners James Truepenny and Sophie Brumby, open the show with their acoustipunk sound, plus the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony to celebrate the bands organisers and worked of Brigg Music Club.
This show will be at The Britannia Inn, Wrawby Street, Brigg, North Lincolnshire on the 29th of August at 7.30pm, with free entry. 
Founders Mark Keith, James Truepenny and Nic Walker wanted a place to play that would be an organised show, so that new bands could have a “soft landing” on their first few performances and older bands could have a no pressure gig to experiment and develop. We also wanted a place that could train crew in the whole music business; how to set up and tear down a show, how to run sound desk, deal with people, promote shows, book venues, and to that end we think we have succeeded.
This year we will play our 200th Show. Bands that have played for us have gone onto national and international touring. Musicians that have played for us have gone onto national success, television coverage, record deals and radio airplay. Technicians that have got their start with us have gone on to form their own businesses, work for national companies and train at the highest level.
We are incredibly proud of our legacy but we look forward to breaking new bands, singers and musicians and helping people get started in the music business for many years to come.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

POLITICAL FOOTBALL PLEA AT BRIGG PARK

Brigg Blog would like to flag up what's seen as a safety issue that needs looking at on the Davy Memorial Playing Field - between Bigby Road and King's Avenue.
North Lincolnshire Council should be aware of stones and other sharp objects in the goalmouths of the football pitch used by locals enjoying kickabouts in time-honoured fashion.
Even during this wettest of summers the grass has been unable to re-establish itself to re-cover the goalmouth areas - resulting in bare patches of ground.
It would be really appreciated if the powers-that-be provided a short, synthetic all-weather pitch here (not the full 100 yard long version).
But, failing that, how about just putting down a synthetic surface to cover the few square metres of goalmouth - between and immediately in front of the posts?
North Lincolnshire Council has a good record in the field of health and safety, which, as we all know, is  something local authorities of today have to consider very carefully.


Monday, August 06, 2012

COME AND PARK THE BUS AT BRIGG TOWN FC


Brigg Town Football Club's Hawthorns ground now has the advantage of a much larger parking area for vehicles.
North Lincolnshire Council had the old Recreation Ground tennis courts removed as park of the Jubilee to permit additional car parking.
Although many Brigg folk will have enjoyed playing games of tennis on these courts years ago, they have been dilapidated for a very long time - the wire fencing being a target for vandals.
What Brigg Town FC have to do now, of course, is attract sufficient spectators to ensure the area is fully utilised.
We are sure the Zebras will do their level best!

Sunday, August 05, 2012

ANGLING AFTER INFORMATION ON OLD BRIGG TROPHIES

John Smith, of Burgess Road, Brigg, is trying to find out what became of the Brigg Boys' Angling Cup and Shield, for which a competition was organised by the British Legion. Shops in the town donated prizes so ever entrant landed something. If you have any information of use to John, please call 01652 655838.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

BRIGG HORSE FAIR 2012 - TRADITIONAL SPECTACLE ENJOYED BY MANY


Brigg Horse Fair 2012 saw the travelling community out in force to trade steeds and watch the spectacle unfold near the railway station today. Members of the "settled" community went along to watch and enjoy the free event (not many of those about these days!). 
WE'VE TRIED A BIT OF VIDEO HERE - MORE EXTENDING MOVING FOOTAGE APPEARS ON THISISSCUNTHORPE - SEE LINK THAT FOLLOWS.

REPORT AND 16 MORE HORSE FAIR PIX ARE ON THISISSCUNTHORPE - FOLLOW THIS LINK

MORE BRIGG HORSE FAIR PIX CAN BE VIEWED THROUGH THIS LINK TO BRIGG PEOPLE


This arrangement of signs on Station Road amused me. Up to £1,000 is the penalty for a small pile of dog mess. But no charge specified for huge loads of horse manure. (Brigg gardeners take note - head for Station Road with a large wheelbarrow and a shovel.)


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Friday, August 03, 2012

GOLDEN MEMORIES OF BRIGG HORSE FAIR


In the countdown to tomorrow's Brigg Horse Fair 2012 (Saturday, August 4) from 10am in Station Road, Brigg Blog thought it fitting to turn the clock back to the early 1970s when the event was staged in the Cary Lane area.
These images were captured by Coun Ken Fisher, of Central Square, a keen amateur photographer, and are taken from his archive of images passed down within the family after his death.
On the subject of Nostalgia, this week's edition of the Scunthorpe Telegraph includes an interesting look back to December 31, 1999 when many townsfolk visited Brigg and district pubs to say farewell to one Millennium and welcome in the new one.
The colour images reproduced by the Telegraph in a special feature from that memorable night include ones of Lee Johnson and Andy Longden - Brigg "men about town" - plus bar staff at the Black Bull (including current landlady Amber Smith); Pete Kerridge, Denise Torpey (of Brigg Amateur Social Historians) and Karl Dixon; plus Diana Goulding and others enjoying the night in the Lord Nelson.
It's well worth getting a copy of this week's Telegraph, if you haven't already done so.
Many others from the same night live on in the paper's extensive archive, together with loads more Brigg pix of the past.
"Yours truly" stood in as auxiliary cameraman on December 31 and toured Brigg area pubs taking pix of happy revellers. Well, someone had to do it!
These pix, and many others from Scunthorpe and district, were included in a special 32-page Party Time colour publication produced by the Scunthorpe Telegraph to mark the milestone.
Fortunately, we kept a copy in our collection of publications from the past. 
When we venture forth to Station Road tomorrow to record scenes from the 2012 Brigg Horse Fair the images will be colour, of course. And we might even take some video footage. All a far cry from the situation 40 years ago when Ken returned home to develop his black and white films of the Horse Fair in the darkroom he fashioned for himself in our converted coalhouse. We had a concrete bunker by then to store the "nutty slack" delivered from Brigg railway station yard on Joe Brocklesby's flatbed lorry.
There were still a couple of years to go before Brigg Urban District Council modernised the council houses on our estate - and others in the town - and added the luxury of central heating .



Wednesday, August 01, 2012

BRIGG HORSE FAIR COMING UP ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 4)



Steeped in tradition, Brigg Horse Fair will be played out on Saturday, off Station Road. (August 5 - the "proper" day falls on a Sunday this year, so the event has been brought forward a day).
You won't find this Linkinsheer 'Oss Fair in official guides to what's on - because it's a traditional, unofficial event that involves travellers/gypsies arriving from all parts and trading their steeds in the time-honoured fashion.
The horses will be paraded along Station Road from North Lincolnshire Council's offices all the way to the start of the former railway yard.
Most of the action, though, will go on close to the railway station. And expect to see a good number of stalls and table-top sales of lace, trinkets and horse-related items.
Those reading this post who live well outside Brigg and fancy making their very first trip to the event should be under no illusions. It's not exactly a romantic get-together that is played out to the strains of classical composer Delius' famous rhapsody Brigg Fair.
It can get a bit niffy and you will need to watch where you put your feet (with all them 'osses' about).
But it's a real rarity these days - a spectator event that's FREE to the public and that hasn't been taken over to a huge degree by health and safety, though we expect the usual barriers to appear along Station Road to keep small children away from trotting ponies.
We advise getting down between 9.30 and 10am and maybe staying an hour or two before popping into Brigg for some welcome refreshment. 
There are trains running along the Brigg line on Saturday, so folk out at Gainsborough or Grimsby/Cleethorpes might like to take advantage.
Here are a few pix from the 2011 Brigg Horse Fair, just to put us all in the mood for Saturday.








ROAD TO BE CLOSED NEAR BRIGG GARDEN - DRIVERS PLEASE NOTE


Bigby High Road in Brigg will be closed to traffic overnight between August 13 and 22 so it can be repaired and resurfaced near Brigg Garden Centre.
Tim Mawson, area highways manager with Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We will be working through the nights to minimise disruption to motorists, bus services and local businesses. The road closure helps to ensure the safety of motorists and the workforce.”
Traffic will be diverted via A1084 Bigby High Road, Kettleby Lane and the A18 Melton Road, Wrawby.