Saturday, June 24, 2017

BRIGG IN BLOOM AWARDED £5K BY NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL


FROM KIRSTY WESTFIELD, NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL

North Lincolnshire Council has awarded £5,000 from its Community Grant Funding pot to Brigg Town Council for their Brigg in Bloom project.
The money was used to buy and install planters throughout Brigg for the summer.
Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for Community Wellbeing, said:
“The Community Grant Fund helps communities in many ways. Brigg in Bloom is a wonderful project that brings Brigg to life with an array of colours. It is great that we have been able to support Brigg Town Council with Brigg in Bloom this year.
“If you are a local community group that could benefit from a Community Grant Fund, get in touch. Details on the funding can be found at www.northlincs.gov.uk/communitygrants.”
Cllr Sharon Riggall, Mayor of Brigg, said:
"This is our first year supporting Brigg in Bloom, we have received the support of a number of volunteers in the town to help plant and maintain our new planters and borders.  The grant from North Lincolnshire Council gave us a great boost to the Town Council's funding of the project.  It was fantastic to show our MP Andrew Percy the progress we have made so far and to discuss potential plans for the future."
There are three strands to the council’s £648,000 Community Grant Fund: Grants to Individuals, Community Revenue Grants and Community Capital Grants.
Community Grants support community sport, arts and heritage projects with grants of up to £15,000 normally available.
Groups can apply for one grant of up to £30,000 in any five-year period if the total cost of the project is more than £60,000.
You can find out more about the council’s Community Grant Fund scheme by calling 01724 297257 or visiting www.northlincs.gov.uk/communitygrants.


PICTURED: Brigg Town Mayor Coun Sharon Riggall on the flower-bedecked County Bridge with Andrew Percy MP, left, and Couns Rob Waltham and Carl Sherwood.


BRIGG SCHOOL REUNION & SOCIAL OPEN TO EX-PUPILS & STAFF


Hot on the heels of a school reunion in Brigg which hundreds of people read about on Brigg Blog comes another - this time aimed mainly at men, although ladies will be welcome to attend.
It will be held on Friday, June 30 at Sir John Nelthorpe School and later at JD Wetherspoon's White Horse pub/restaurant on Wrawby Street - the nearest watering hole.
The Briggensians' Association summer sports reunion will involve a friendly cricket match between a sixth form and talented pupils team under the guidance of Jon Taylor and an ex-pupils Old Boys' X1 led by Messrs Beacock and Richards - noted Brigg Town Cricket Club all-rounders.
Interested players are asked to meet on the school field at 5.30pm for a 6pm start.
Hopefully the weather will be kind.
If not we still expect that Part Two will go ahead at the pub!
The Briggensians' Association represents former pupils and staff of Sir John Nelthorpe School, Brigg Grammar, Brigg Girls' High and Brigg Sixth Form.
SJN was founded in 1976 when comprehensive education was introduced locally by Humberside County Council.
The annual cricket match between the School and the Old Boys was established well before we gained admission to the grammar school in 1967.
Few who support the fixture today went to the grammar and no-one wants the distinction of being the oldest player, though everthing comes to he who waits, as the saying goes!

BRIGG FARMERS' MARKET: RENOWNED FAMILY FOOD FIRMS OF THE PAST COULD HAVE HELPED FEED THE 5,000


The June 2017 farmers' market is being held in Brigg town centre today, in tandem with the stalls of the Saturday general market -  also operated by North Lincolnshire Council.
Hundreds of visitors will enjoy browsing the market stalls and visiting Brigg's many niche shops and wide range of pubs and eateries, plus dropping in at the new craft fair being staged from 11am behind the Nelthorpe Arms near the County Bridge.
Goacher's Fruit will have strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries on sale at Brigg market, it has informed shoppers through Twitter.
Brigg Blog thinks it sad that the locally renowned Turner's butchery business, on Queen Street, which closed in 2000, did not last a few more months.
Its super sausages, pork pies, Lincolnshire haslet and other delicacies could have gone down a storm on the farmers' market, which has now been going for 16 years.
Turner's had closely-guarded family recipes dating back to the founding of the firm when Queen Victoria was the reigning monarch.
For some decades in the last century the family firm sold produce  on Brigg market.
The wares of top quality Instone's grocery, on Wrawby Street, would also have fitted the bill on today's farmers' market.
You may be able to think of others now gone but well remembered for providing quality fare to feed the 5,000 in Brigg.
OK perhaps the official census population figure thrown up by an internet search is out of date and should really be 6,000.
But the biblical number fits in well as you can get loaves and fishes on Brigg market today!
Here endeth the lesson.

Friday, June 23, 2017

DOUBLE DRAW FOR BRIGG VISITORS THIS SATURDAY


There's another double draw Saturday coming up in Brigg on June 24 for shoppers and visitors to enjoy.
Late last month the May farmers' market (pictured) ran in tandem with the riverside festival.
Tomorrow the June farmers' market will be accompanied by a new venture - a craft fair in the Barn venue at the Nelthorpe Arms, off Bridge Street.
Entry to that is free and if you have crafts to sell it costs just a fiver for a stall. Contact the pub without delay.
The farmers' market with its wide range of produce starts at 9am and the fair will begin at 11am.
The general Saturday market will also be held into mid-afternoon in the Market Place and along Wrawby Street.
There's free parking all day, too.
Passenger trains will be serving Brigg railway station tomorrow, Saturday, bringing in visitors from as far away as North Notts.







BUSMAN'S HOLIDAY OBSERVATIONS PAY OFF FOR BRIGG BLOG


Brigg Blog's frequent journeys to and from Scunthorpe on the Hornsby No 4 bus service sometimes result in observations that prove of interest and are worth posting online.
We have been watching the development of a new clinic on Broughton High Street - opposite the Village Hall.
Late last year North Lincolnshire Council granted permission for the former Post Office to be changed to a podiatry and chiropody practice.
The Accolade Clinic can be contacted on 01652 249560.
Being aboard a bus might not be seen as part of everyone's working day but there are clearly exceptions.

BRIGG SCHOOL'S SUMMER FAIR OFFERING FAMILY FU

Fun for all the family will be on offer at a summer fair in Brigg at which everyone is welcome.
Craft stalls, barbeque, drinks, nerf maze, bouncy castle, beat the goalie and face painting will be among the attractions on Saturday, July 22, from noon to 4pm.
The location is St Mary's Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy, Grammar School Road.

BRIGG BANK SERVING FINAL CUSTOMERS TODAY - CASHPOINT CLOSES


Seeing two customers using the cashpoint at a Brigg town centre bank on Tuesday morning reminded us of the phrase "the end of an era."
For the Brigg Market Place branch of HSBC  will serve its last customers at 2.30pm today - Friday, June 23, 2017.
The doors will shut at 2.30pm and the branch will then close.
HSBC has apologised to customers for the inconvenience.
Business is being switched to the big branch on  Scunthorpe High Street.
But what does the future hold for this attractive and sizeable Brigg branch building within the conservation area?
Hopefully it will be put to good use.
9AM UPDATE: The HSBC cash machine outside the branch has already been closed.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

BRIGG PUB KARAOKE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH £250 PRIZE FOR THE WINNER


Brigg folk who can sing a good song and hold a note are welcome to demonstrate their talents at a karaoke championship.
Tomorrow, Friday, sees the second round  of five in the karaoke championship at the Dying Gladiator on Bigby Street.
The singers will be performing from 9pm to 11pm.
"Come down and blast out your favourite tune," says the Glad's management.
The winner of each round will be publicised the following day on Facebook.
After five weeks the judges will pick the overall winner on the final night. 
The winner takes home £250 and the runner-up will receive a £50 bar tab. 
As the Dave Clark Five hit suggests: They will be GLAD all over!
Elisha Marie won the initial heat.

BRIGG BIKE NIGHT 2017: RANGE OF ATTRACTIONS TO ENJOY


There will be much more to enjoy at Brigg Bike Night 2017 than inspecting the gleaming BSAs, Nortons and Trumphs of yesteryear and admiring more modern machines.
On Friday, July 7 there will be live music from THREE bands at different venues, plus a range of food, an ice cream van, a children's entertainer and bars to visit for a cooling pint.
Bike Night organiser, landlady Lucy Fensome, has booked 2AM to perform at her Bridge Street hostelry the Yarborough Hunt.
The Dirty Somethings will be playing at the White Hart and The Dirty Pitchers at the Nelthorpe Arms Barn on the other side of Bridge Street.
A handsome trophy will be awarded this time to the owner of the best bike in attendance.
Bike Night - starting at 5.30pm - has been extended into the Market Place this year.
The change will result in more bikers and spectators heading into town to enjoy this free event.
For the benefit of those living outside Brigg who may need sat nav assistance to find the venue, use DN20 8NS.
Pictured above - Lucy Fensome enjoying a previous Bike Night.

NEW PETROL STATION & SHOP PLANNED FOR BRIGG AREA


Plans to build a new petrol station - with shop - in the Brigg area have been submitted to North Lincolnshire Council.
The local authority must now decide whether to give the go ahead for the scheme which will create four new jobs.
The new service station is earmarked for Barnetby Top to serve drivers on the M180 and A15 as well as locals.
It will replace an existing facility and involve the demolition of an existing restaurant building.

LOCAL BAND TO PERFORM AT BRIGG MUSIC NIGHT


A local three-piece alternative band will play at a Brigg music night.
Appearing at the Steel Rooms on the corner of Spring's Parade and the Market Place on Friday, July 14 will be Different Oceans.
Doors will open at 7pm.
Tickets cost £5. Call in at the town centre venue or call 01652 657256.
Tomorrow - Friday, June 23 - sees duo Jinski performing at the Steel Rooms.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

MOGGIES FOR THE DOGGIES FUNDRAISER DESERVES BRIGG SUPPORT


Former Brigg & Goole MP Ian Cawsey and his band The Moggies will again be putting on a summer gig in aid of a local animal charity.
Moggies for the Doggies will be on Saturday, July 8 at the Jerry Green Centre near Broughton.
There will be three other acts on the bill. The event is from 4:30pm to10pm, and the cost is £12, which includes your supper.
Call 01652 653343.
Our picture shows Ian - nearest the camera - entertaining shoppers in Brigg town centre.

IS THIS A BRIGG FAST FOOD RECORD?


Brigg Blog is wondering whether a local fast food record has been set.
We had been down in London for a few days on a family visit - hence the absence of weekend posts - and arrived back in Brigg on Sunday evening by taxi from Scunthorpe, having returned from the capital to the steel town on an air-conditioned National Express coach bound for Hull.
Fancying an Indian meal in the hot weather, we visited the Diya Spice on Bigby Street but, reckoning on a wait of half-an-hour, asked the proprietor to deliver the takeaway.
We set off walking and as we turned into our cul-de-sac the delivery vehicle from the Diya Spice overtook us and their man was waiting at the door when we arrived home.
Talk about fast food!
A fine feast it was, too. And with the additional pickle tray we added to our order it made another meal of renowned medium-to-hot Murgh Chadni the following day.
Just as well we resisted the temptation to call in for a cool pint at the Britannia while walking home on Sunday in heat that reminded us of a holiday spent in Marmaris, Turkey - a resort also renowned for a fine range of spicy dishes.

NEW SHOP COMING TO BRIGG TOWN CENTRE NEXT MONTH


Brigg is to get another niche shop next month to join the many already operating in the town centre.
It is "online for opening during the first week of July" the proprietors said in an update on Twitter.
The Rabbit Hole Book Shop will be at 4 Market Place.
That is between the Woolpack and the Brown & Co offices.
The book shop's ground floor premises are currently being refurbished.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

BRIGG SCHOOL REUNION FOR EX-PUPILS TOMORROW


A school reunion will take place in Brigg tomorrow - Wednesday, June 21.
Organiser Helen Cresswell, of the  Briggensians' Association, has kindly confirmed that the annual ladies' rounders match at Sir John Nelthorpe School will go ahead with players meeting from 6pm to 6.15pm.
That's weather permitting, of course.
The annual men's cricket game  will be on a Friday night in July -  date to be announced on Brigg Blog when confirmed by organiser Jon Taylor.
The Briggensians' Association represents former pupils and staff of SJN, Brigg Grammar, Brigg Girls' High and Brigg Sixth Form.
Sir John Nelthorpe School was founded in 1976 when comprehensive education was introduced in Brigg by Humberside County Council.
It meant closure of the grammar and high schools.

LINCOLNSHIRE SHOW 2017: IMPORTANT INFORMATION IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING FROM THE BRIGG AREA


There's welcome news for people from the Brigg area who are driving down to just north of Lincoln to enjoy the Lincolnshire Show 2017 tomorrow and/or Thursday, June 21 and 22.
North Lincolnshire Council has suspended work it is carrying out on the A15 which would otherwise have added to show visitors' journey time.
We always go to Lincoln on the B-road route through Scawby Brook, Hibaldstow and Redbourne but many Brigg drivers prefer to go to Forest Pines near Broughton and then head south along the A15.
The cost of a daily adult ticket if you pay at the gate is £24. Or visit Brigg Tourist Information Centre at the Buttercross to buy tickets in advance for the county's biggest annual spectator event.
Read our show preview through this link

FROM NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL

North Lincolnshire Council is currently carrying out road surface dressing work on the A15 running between the M180 roundabout and down to the B1206 Redbourne Mere junction. This work will be temporarily suspended on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 June when Lincolnshire Show is taking place.
The work to improve the condition of the road surface will resume on Friday 23 June.
There will be an increased amount of traffic on the A15 travelling to Lincolnshire Show and the council has acted to temporarily suspend the works to make sure that motorists do not experience any additional delays.
A temporary 10mph speed limit will still apply due to loose chippings on the road.
A North Lincolnshire Council spokesperson, said: “The A15 is one of the main routes for people travelling to Lincolnshire Show and we anticipate a big increase in the amount of traffic using the road over the two days that the event is taking place.
“We have asked the contractors working on the A15 to temporarily suspend what they are doing for the two days of the show. It is hoped this will help the traffic to be free flowing and avoid any added hold ups for motorists.
“Unfortunately there are still loose chippings on the road so for safety reasons, a 10mph speed limit will remain in place.”

NF ADDS: Take your pick of routes but the B-road option through Hibaldstow seems the best option for Brigg drivers.


BRIGG MAN AWARDED HONOUR DURING GREAT YEAR FOR THE FAMILY


Belated Brigg Blog congratulations to Coun Rob Waltham who has been awarded the MBE for services to local government in North Lincolnshire.
Raised and educated in Brigg, he was promoted to the top post - leader of North Lincolnshire Council - just a few months ago, having been deputy leader to Baroness Redfern for some time.
He lives in Brigg and is a member of our Town Council in addition to being a Brigg & Wolds Ward councillor on the North Lincs unitary authority.
Rob's sister, Coun Sharon Riggall, was recently elected Brigg Town Mayor to serve until next May.
How proud their dad, Wally, of Hawthorn Avenue, would have been if he was still with us today.
Brigg Town Council's June meeting next Monday will give many people an opportunity to congratulate Coun Rob in person.
Hopefully we will see him about the town before then.
Many will be keen to learn when he will be invited down to London to receive his medal.

BRIGG COUNCILLOR'S COMMITTEE TO DECIDE PUB APPLICATION TOMORROW


Coun Nigel Sherwood, a Brigg family business proprietor, chairs North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee which tomorrow (Wednesday, June 21) will consider an application relating to a well-known local pub.
During its monthly meeting at Scunthorpe Civic Centre, the committee will consider an application seeking the go ahead to erect six dwellings on land to the rear of the Red Lion on Broughton High Street.
Approval is also being requested to construct a private access and to amend access to the pub's car park.
The planning meeting starts at 2pm and is open to interested members of the public.

INDIAN THEME NIGHT TO INTEREST BRIGG DINERS


A pub/restaurant that is popular with diners from Brigg and district is holding an Indian Theme Night.
It will take place between 6pm and 9pm on Tuesday, June 27 at the Jolly Miller, on Brigg Road, Wrawby.
The cost is £19.95p for the banquet.
Find out more by calling 01652 655658.

BRIGG AREA BUS CREWS ON THE BALL & WELCOMING YOUR SUPPORT


There's a charity football match coming up and the support of people living in the Brigg area will be very welcome.
Local bus route operators Hornsby and Stagecoach will have teams going head to head for the Maternity Bereavement Suite Appeal.
The charity match will be part of a fundraising day at the Brumby Hall sportsground, off Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, from 10am to 2pm on Sunday, July 30.
The ground is near the Pods leisure centre.
Posters giving further details can be seen on buses now visiting Brigg and district.
There's a modern football term that seems apt in this context - Parking the bus.
It means one team deciding on mass defence with no interest in taking the game to their opponents.

Monday, June 19, 2017

ANOTHER FINE WIN FOR BRIGG TOWN AS VETERAN LEADS THE WAY


Brigg Town Cricket Club secured another maximum 20-point haul on Saturday in the Lincolnshire County Cricket League, sponsored by Readers.
Veteran bowler John Danson led the way as Brigg triumphed at Louth 3rds.
Brigg posted 144 with Matthew Bell scoring 39, David Baggott 26 and Danny Minshall 25.
John Danson then took four for 19 as the home side were bowled out for 110.
Brigg lead the division after six games.

HEATWAVE WEATHER SEES BRIGG IN BLOOM TO WELCOME SHOPPERS, PUB GOERS AND TOURISTS


Brigg town centre is looking colourful and attractive in the bright sunshine as the heatwave continues and British Flowers Week is underway.
We took these pictures about 8.30am today - before the temperature really began to climb.
Brigg in Bloom is a new initiative from our town council and has resulted in additional flower beds and planters, the most prominent being on and near the County Bridge.
For the benefit of British Flowers Week fans who may have found this post through social media, Brigg is a market town in North Lincolnshire, close to the M180 and with a Saturday train service.


But many shops, pubs and offices are also playing their part with hanging baskets near their entrances.
Cups & Cones - on Wrawby Street - can  expect rising demand for ice cream due to the super weather.
And it is peak time  for Brigg pub beer gardens with those beside the river firm favourites.
Try the White Hart and Nelthorpe Arms to see what we mean.
The message is: Pay Brigg a visit.





DECISIONS MADE ON 2 BRIGG HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS


North Lincolnshire Council planners have approved two housing-related applications for  in Brigg.
Approval has been given to erect a detached dwelling on land adjacent to Treetops,  Nicolgate Lane, off Wrawby Road.
Permission has been granted to add side and rear extensions at 41 St Helen's Road.
The council has also agreed pruning of an apple tree at 2 Albert Street - within the Brigg Conservation Area.

BARNETBY FOOTBALLERS INVITE VETERAN TO PRESENT TROPHIES


Barnetby United Football Club's presentation night will be held on Saturday, June 24 at the village's Whistle & Flute pub.
Chief guest Don Clayton - a former player with the club in decades past - will present the trophies.
Barnetby had two teams in the TSW Printers Scunthorpe and District Football League during the 2016/2017 season.
The first team played in division one and the reserves in division three, alongside Briggensians FC from Brigg.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

REFURB FOR BRIGG RESTAURANT


A well-known Brigg town centre restaurant is to be refurbished.
As a result, sit down meals will not be  available from June 25 to 29 although the takeaway service will still be on offer to customers of the Bengal Spice on Wrawby Street on these  days.
Following its refurb the popular restaurant will then reopen to customers on Friday, June 30 at 5.30pm.
Diners are now being invited to book tables on that evening. Call 01652 651200.
There will be a grand opening and the business is advising people to book early.
Some work on the outside of the premises is already underway.
Our picture below shows the restaurant as it used to look.



BRIGG DONORS ASKED TO COME FORWARD


The next blood donation sessions for the Brigg area is coming up.
NHS Blood and Transplant says: "Save a life - give blood."
Sessions will be held on  Monday, July 3 from 1.55pm to 4.10pm and from 5pm to 7.15pm.
The venue is Forest Pines, Ermine Street, Broughton.
For more information, call 0300 1232323.
If you want to donate but lack your own transport, the Hornsby No 4 bus service from Brigg to Scunthorpe will pick up and collect from Forest Pine's entrance.
There are no longer any blood sessions in Brigg - our nearest donor sessions are in Broughton.

BRIGG HOUSEHOLD COMPLAINT LOGGING NEEDS TO BE MADE SIMPLE


Now let's kick off by putting things into perspective.
The bin collection service we get these days is very good when compared with the days of the old Glanford authority and its black bin bags without any chance to recycle.
However, when it comes to logging a minor complaint, North Lincolnshire Council is currently operating a system that is far too elaborate.
As brown waste bins in our part of town that should have  been emptied on Tuesday are still awaiting collection, we decided to flag this up to the  council.
We were expecting to find the familiar hyperlink so we could give the facts in an email.
But a visit to the council website presented us with a time consuming and elaborate online form.
It insisted on knowing day, date and EVEN THE YEAR of the missed collection and even the hour AND MINUTE when we put the bin out on the street.
Talk about using a sledge-hammer to crack a  nut!
Back in the decades when Brigg Urban District Council was in charge, householders could complain in person to the rent man when he called to collect. The UDC not only managed the very extensive stock of council properties but also emptied the bins.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SOME BRIGG BINS NOT COLLECTED


Brown bins containing garden waste were not emptied in our part of town yesterday.
We will be taking a look at other streets this morning to see if further households are also affected.
The non-collection is unusual for North Lincolnshire Council. Generally we find bins and recycling boxes being emptied on the appointed day.
Perhaps there will be a collection of the missed bins at some time today.

BRIGG FOLK CAN ENJOY A DAY TRIP TO THE BIG CITY FOR £12.60


Details of how people from Brigg can make a day trip to shop in a big city centre for only £12.60p are outlined in detail in the latest update to Paul Johnson's blog.
This is a rare opportunity to visit Nottingham - made possible by a bus service substituting for trains calling at Brigg railway station this coming Saturday.
Paul, pictured above on Brigg station, also sets out further efforts  now being made to get Grimsby folk to come and visit Brigg.

View details of the trip to Nottingham with times 

BANK CLOSURE DRAWING NEAR


A Brigg town centre bank is to close in the near future.
The branch of HSBC in the Market Place will serve its final customers on Friday, June 23.
The doors will shut at 2.30pm and things will stay like that.
HSBC has apologised to customers for the inconvenience that closing this branch will cause.
Business is being switched to the one in Scunthorpe town centre.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

BRIGG BLOG POUNDS ITS BEAT IN THE TOWN CENTRE AND RAISES A PINT GLASS TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS


Brigg Blog likes the way a well-known company in the town gives prominence to traditional  imperial measures.
DDM Agriculture advertises available land and farm properties through colourful posters in a display case on Bigby Street, adjoining its offices at Eastfield House, once home to Bains' solicitors..
Acres are given in large type, with hectares in smaller size below. There's a good example to see at present relating to 149 acres for sale in Cadney. That's 60+ hectares.
We have yet to visualise how much space a hectare covers but the good old acre is not a problem.
We also continue to think of temperatures in degrees F rather than C, distances in miles not kms and weight in good old pounds and ounces and even tons.
A Brigg Rec cricket pitch to us will always be 22 yards long, one chain.
Good to see, too, that they still operate miles and furlongs for horse races and that you can still ask for a pint in any Brigg pub and get served without staff insisting you re-phrase your request to 500 ml.
Whenever the so-called BREXIT takes place will imperial measures become an issue for review?
We think that's about as likely as our pre-Common Market/EC fishing limit being re-introduced, Grimsby's trawler fleet being refloated and a stone of cod landed at the port going on sale at Brigg market!

BRIGG BIKE NIGHT 2017 IN TANDEM


Brigg Bike Night 2017 will be the first of two taking place for motor-cycle admirers to enjoy.
Ours is coming up on Friday, July 7 in the Market Place and the southern stretch of Bridge Street.
The following day - Saturday, July 8 - Barton Bike Night 2017 will take place in our neighbouring town.
This will be the 21st such event in Barton and has been switched this year from the usual Wednesday slot to the weekend.
It will be interested to see whether the change made by the organisers in Barton results in even more bikers and spectators attending.
Brigg Bike Night is co-ordinated by Lucy Fensome, mine host at the Yarborough Hunt pub on Bridge Street.
Lucy is the subject of a fine feature article in the latest issue of Brigg Matters magazine, copies of which are currently being distributed to households.

BRIGG TOWN CENTRE SHOP ANNOUNCES REOPENING DATE


A shop on Wrawby Street in Brigg has announced when it is going to reopen.
Thursday, June 29 - Market Day - will see the  Churches Together in Brigg pop-up shop serving customers once again.
The shop opens from time to time, selling books and hand-made gifts.
It is directly opposite the entrance to College Yard.

Monday, June 12, 2017

BRIGG DRIVERS CAN EXPECT DELAYS ON A18


Delays are likely to result from two sets of A18 roadworks, Brigg drivers are being advised.
Traffic controls will be in place between Wednesday, June 14 and Friday, June  16 while works are carried out for BT on Scawby Road, Scawby Brook.
Stop/go boards will be used between June 21 and 23 on Wrawby Road, Brigg, while a new vehicular access is being created not far from the junction with Eastfield Road.

UPDATED VERSION OF BOOK FEATURING BRIGG WOULD BE JUST THE TICKET


Seeing these unusual pictures taken inside North Lincolnshire's only railway tunnel by someone at Network Rail immediately reminded Brigg Blog of a very likeable book written a good few years ago by Stephen Gay.
We still have a copy of Through Kirton Tunnel, featuring all the stations on the iconic Brigg line between Sheffield and Cleethorpes, with impressive pictures and informative text.
The former station master's house was still standing on Brigg station at the time, together with the late Victorian footbridge.
We recall seeing Stephen and his trusty dog Thunder on the footbridge one Saturday morning. Perhaps they took the train from Sheffield to undertake some research.
In view of the number of changes made along the line since the book was printed, we would love to see an updated version.
Our thanks go to photographer Rob and to Paul Johnson, of The Friends of the Brigg Line for forwarding the images to us.







BRIGG HORSE FAIR 2017 TO PROVE POPULAR ATTRACTION


Brigg Horse Fair 2017 falls on a Saturday - not a working day for many lucky people - which suggests the traditional event will see a big turnout of spectators on August 5.
They will watch the steeds being paraded and sold on land once occupied by the railway station goods depot and sidings.
Traders and their families will come to Brigg from many parts of the north and midlands.
Spectators will also be drawn from a wide area.
As passenger trains come to Brigg on a Saturday and the fair will be held next to the station, even first time visitors to the town will have no problem finding the venue.
It's a free spectacle - just go along. But please note that there will be no car parking available to spectators on the site.
The best time to visit Brigg Horse Fair is between 9.30am and 1.30pm.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

BRIGG APPEAL FOR PIPER TO MAKE SOMEONE'S D

FROM KEN HARRISON

Bagpiper urgently required for wedding next Saturday, 17th June.
Contact the bar manager at Brigg Servicemen's Club, Coney Court.

N.F. ADDS: Brigg Blog was recently asked if we knew any good buglers in the area.




NEW USE FOR BRIGG SHOP THAT HAS SEEN MANY CHANGES DOWN THE DECADES


Brigg Blog has been waiting for the sign to be added at The Shoe Room before taking a picture of the business  now operating at 57 Wrawby Street.
This is the latest to occupy these town  centre premises near the archway leading through to the Exchange.
Ventures at No 57 since the Second World War have included a painter/decorator, the Lincolnshire Times newspaper, garment repairs and computer fixing.
We believe the building dates back to the late 18th century.
A new addition on Bridge Street is Norfolk Optics Brigg Ltd which is near the China Royal Restaurant.
Pop down and take a LOOK at what's on offer.


BRIGG IN BLOOM BRIDGES THE GAP


Brigg in Bloom scheme planters are now in place on the landmark County Bridge spanning the Old River Ancholme.
They have been fixed to railings on both sides of the structure to await the arrival of  flowering plants.
Others are in place nearby alongside the towpath and on railings beside the A18 roundabout near Lidl's store.
The planters are part of a Brigg Town Council initiative to add colour to various locations.