Friday, March 06, 2015

BRIGG CLOSING DOWN SALE OFFERS PRICE REDUCTIONS


This board outside the Country Cottage Health Store, in College Yard, Brigg, announces: “Closing down sale – up to 50 per cent off, while stocks last. Hurry and get a bargain. 50%  OFF.”
The shop sells organic produce and supplements, herbs, etc.

RED & YELLOW IN BRIGG TOWN CENTRE


PICTURE AND REPORT BY KEN HARRISON

Norma Elmore says £280 was raised during Saturday's Brigg Farmers' Market, in aid of the Marie Curie charity.
Marie Curie's aim of offering care and support to terminally-ill cancer patients has recently been fundamentally changed to include all end of life, terminal conditions, such as cancer, heart failure and dementia.  
The newly-formed Brigg-based nucleus of Marie Curie charity is  seeking new volunteers to extend the group's fund-raising and activities to develop this local very deserving cause  - and interested folk, or those requiring further information should initially contact Norma on 01652 650237.

ABOVE: Labour's candidate for the Brigg & Goole Parliamentary constituency, Jacky Crawford, left, purchases a daffodil from the Marie Curie ladies in Brigg town centre during Saturday's Farmers' Market. They are Rebecca Ducker, Chris Dunnian, Debbie Lewis-Bird and Norma Elmore. 

MAYOR & DEPUTY AT BRIGG DISTRICT EVENTS

The Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Coun Trevor Foster, will attend a cheque presentation to Brigg & District Macmillan Cancer Support at the Sutton Arms, Scawby, on  Saturday, March, 7, at 6.45pm.
Deputy Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Coun Helen Rawson, will attend Brigg Town Council's Civic Dinner, in the Angel Suite, on  Saturday, March 28, from 7.30pm.   

FLOWER POWER AT NEW WETHERPOON PUB IN BRIGG



Hanging baskets have been added at JD Wetherpoon’s White Horse pub in Brigg.
They are on the side wall, on Grammar School Road South, and help to set off the historic, preserved town water pump, in the distance on our picture.
We were going to use the old descriptive term “black-leaded” for the appearance of the pump,  but lead paint is no longer used.

However, older followers of Brigg Blog will recall black-leaded fireplaces.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

BRIGG BAR HOSTING 1970s DISCO

The Exchange bar, in Brigg town centre, has a good range of evening events coming up, including a 1970s night which will appeal to many locals.
Now re-opened to the general public, this bar can be reached - on foot -  from Wrawby Street and Bigby Street, and is located close to the hotel’s reception area.
On Saturday, March 7 there’s a music quiz; bingo will be held on Friday, March 27; and a charity night on Friday, April 3.
It’s cocktail night on Friday, April 24, then open mic (music) night on Friday, May 1.

PUB CRAWL ROUND BRIGG IN CHARITY SHOP CLOTHING


More than 30 people toured Brigg pubs on Saturday night – in a very good cause.
They all donned charity shop clothes and joined regulars at  various hostelries who put cash in collecting tins for the Sue Ryder foundation, which has a shop in Spring’s Parade.
We were surprised to see such a big group piling into the Black Bull, in Wrawby Street, just before we got there.
They were accompanied by a man in  Mexican attire who appeared to be playing a guitar. Closer inspection revealed it to be a ukulele.
Later, we saw many of the party again in the Britannia, where they were enjoying the karaoke.
It was called the Brigg (Charity Shop) Decathlon.
























POP IN AT THE BRIGG RECRUITMENT FAIR TODAY



Here's Chris Darlington, promoting the  Recruitment Fair being held today (Thursday, 5th March) between 10am and 2pm in the Angel, off the Market Place.
The Fair is offering help in such areas as mock interviews; compiling a CV; self-employment and how to 'get on-line'. Interested?  
Ken Harrison, who took this  picture of Chris at the farmers' market on Saturday, suggests there is a there a need for a more permanent town-type crier - a recognisable  Brigg mascot who is both able to entertain and inform Brigg's visitors to the town's many attractions and scheduled events.
"Similarly, and supporting the town-clowning role, is there a need for proper, state-of-art display boards?" Ken asks.
"It is an unfortunate truism that many things happen in Brigg - but many fail to reach their full potential owing to poor promotional impact.
"If I were given a penny for each time I've heard, 'I would have gone to that, but I didn't (know) (forgot) it was on!'  - then I could have retired to the Caribbean with my yacht and big cigars years' ago.
"However good a Brigg event is, it is as only as good as its advertising......"