Sunday, November 18, 2018


There's a cafe jazz evening coming up at a Brigg venue.
Enjoy an evening of poetry and jazz, featuring the talents of Steve Meek, Josie Moon and Pat McCarthy.
It will take place at the Steel Rooms - on the corner of Spring's Parade and the Market Place - on Saturday, December 1, from 7pm to 9.30pm.
Tickets cost £12.50p, including food, and a a licensed bar will be available.
Call at the Steel Rooms for further information and tickets or call 01652 657256.
Find out more about the Steel Rooms by visiting


Brigg Amateur Operatic Society's autumn 2018 production opens on Tuesday night.
The cast and behind-the-scenes staff will be presenting The Sound of Music at the Plowright Theatre, on Laneham Street, Scunthorpe, from November 20 to 24.
For tickets, visit the venue - named after Brigg actress Dame Joan Plowright (Lady Olivier) - or call the Box Office on 0844 8542776.  They range in price from £10 to £12.
The society was founded in 1903 - making its one of the town's oldest groups.
Shows were performed at the Corn Exchange and later at Vale of Ancholme School (The Vale Academy) but now take place at The Plowright, formerly Scunthorpe Civic Theatre.

Saturday, November 17, 2018


A detailed and colourful PDF format newsletter is compiled every year - containing news about former Brigg school pupils and staff - and is emailed around the world to people now living far away from the town, as well as those still in our district.
David Brittain, retired headteacher of Sir John Nelthorpe School, collates items for inclusion and is now welcoming pictures and reports for the 2019 edition, to be published in the New Year.
Contributions for the Briggensians' 2019 Newsletter can be emailed to
The Briggensians' Association serves those who attended or taught at Brigg Grammar School, Brigg Girls' High School, Sir John Nelthorpe School and the Brigg Sixth Form.
David says 2019 will be a special year for all past students, as it marks the 350-year anniversary of the founding of Brigg Grammar School and 100 years since the creation of the Girls' High School.
The association will be holding its next Annual Dinner at Elsham Golf Club on Saturday, 16th March 2019. Booking details will be included in the 2019 Newsletter and publicised well in advance on Brigg Blog.
Sir John Nelthorpe School will holding special celebrations in the summer term and the project Our Place in Time will be the centrepiece.
It will involve remodelling the original schoolroom and upgrading the Music and Drama suite on the Grammar School Road site.

Read more about this ambitious project here... 
PICTURED: The outside of part of the original schoolroom, nearest the camera.  New wooden doors were installed in the entrance (centre) in 1969 to mark the 300th anniversary of the school being founded through a generous bequest in Sir John Nelthorp's will. This original part of today's Sir John Nelthorpe School is the only grade one listed building in Brigg.


Award-winning Canadian singer Rebecca Perry who will be performing at an event in the Brigg area on Sunday, November 18.
She will be in ‘From Judy to Bette – The Stars of Hollywood’ at Worlaby Village Hall tomorrow. The show starts at 7.30pm. For tickets, call 01652 618832.
Perry, who will be coming over from Toronto to tour as part of LiveLincs autumn season, delves into the glitzy world of Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball and Betty Hutton; trailblazers who refused to be ‘just another ingénue’ during the golden age of cinema.
Perry, who has won numerous awards for her work, puts their work under the microscope in an evening of scandalous headlines and melodies. 

Her skill as an actress enables her to fully inhabit each character in a spellbinding performance enabling her audience to gain a deeper understanding of both their work and achievements.
The show is one of the highlights of the LiveLincs autumn season.

With thanks to North Lincolnshire Council for permission to use the picture of Rebecca.

Friday, November 16, 2018


A very special event will be taking place in Brigg town centre on Saturday (November 17).
The Tree of Light will be dedicated at an informal service taken by Father Owain Mitchell in Chapel Court at 3pm.
It provides an opportunity for members of the community to place a memory card on its branched in remembrance of departed loved ones.
Cards will be available from Saturday onwards as Design Orchard, E-cig, Cure DM (Formerly Rosa), Brigg Carers’ Support Centre, St John’s Church, Brigg Methodist Church, The Deli Diner, Co-op Funeralcare, Naylor’s Funeral Directors, Brigg Tourist Information Centre, Café Courtyard and Essence Beauty.
Raffle tickets will also be available for sale from the same outlets, the winners to be announced on Saturday January 5th 2019 at 3.30pm.
There will also be a Book of Remembrance at The Tourist Information Centre for those who want to record an entry for a loved one in addition to placing a memory card on the tree.
Those names will be read out on Saturday, 5th January.
All monies raised will be donated to the Brigg Carers’ Support Centre, who touch the lives of many local individuals and families during difficult times, and to the Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy Fight – a charity run by Cure DM (Formerly Rosa), which helps children suffering from a serious muscle wasting condition and supports local families.
There will be followed by another service when the tree lights are switched off on January 5th at 3.00pm.
Everyone will be very welcome at both services.
Brigg Town Business Partnership says it would like to thank Scunthorpe Rotary Club, Brigg Rotary Cub and  the Nisa store on Queen Street for their generous support of the Tree of Light.
Pictured - a previous Tree of Light. This year's will be the fourth.


Music fans will be out in force in Brigg on Saturday night (November 17).
Three live gigs are taking place.
Ben Sowden will be performing eclectic
acoustic covers at the Woolpack, in the Market Place.
Jimi Jimmi is offering sounds of the sixties at the Servicemen's Club, on Coney Court.
Playing at the Britannia Inn, on Wrawby Street, will be local bands The Dirty Pitchers and Prince Harry & The Paupers. The Dirty Pitchers are Britpop devotees.


Brigg Town visit Nettleham in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire Football League Premier tomorrow (Saturday, November 18).
Brigg are second in the rankings while Nettleham are mid-table.
There's a local derby in the EC Surfacing Ltd Scunthorpe & District Football League's Johnsons Transport Ironstone Cup quarter-finals.
Second division newcomers Hibaldstow Wanderers have home advantage against top-flight Briggensians tomorrow (1.30pm KO).
In the same competition, Barnetby United Reserves will visit Sherpa.
Barnetby United's first teamers host The Butchers Arms at Silver Street in a division one fixture (2pm).

Looking further ahead, Brigg Town will be away to Lincoln Moorlands Railway in the third round of the Lincolnshire Foootball Association Junior Cup on Saturday, December 1 (KO 1.30pm).
Also still in the competition from the north of the county are Epworth Town Colts, The Butchers Arms, Appleby-Frodingham and Scotter United.
Frod and Scotter play each other at the Brumby Hall sportsground in Scunthorpe on December 1.
Brigg Blog's thanks go to Barnetby United FC's Lee Fielden for supplying the round three details when we met up by chance at the village's Whistle & Flute pub.