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!