Wednesday, October 07, 2015


North Lincolnshire Council has more than a dozen  Brigg and district jobs on offer.
They include an IT assistant based at its Cary Lane offices to a principal manager - social work.
Kitchen assistants and cleaners are also required, plus a recreation assistant at Ancholme Leisure Centre.
View all the vacancies and find out how to apply here...


Robin Hood limbers up for the Brigg 10k in aid of local sports stars


The Nottingham Building Society’s Brigg branch is in training, along with colleagues across the region, to take part in Brigg’s 10k run next month. 
The Brigg branch, will be raising funds for charity SportsAid to support local waterskiing star, Jack Cricthley. The 18 year-old from Scunthorpe took up the sport along with his older brothers and now regularly travels abroad to train and compete representing his country. 
The team donated £750 to Jack at the beginning of the year which they hope to top up to £1,000 through fundraising.  All money will go towards supporting Jack’s travel to help him gain international experience, increase his rankings and achieve his ambition of winning a senior title. 
‘Team Nottingham’ will also feature staff from across the region who will be raising money for other local sports stars, many of whom will have the Tokyo Olympics and even Rio 2016 in their sights. 
Branch Manager, Tracey Bendon says: ‘I am really pleased to announce that we have also persuaded ‘Robin Hood’ to have a break from archery and join us in our fundraising endeavours for SportsAid!’
The society’s mascot has been a firm favourite at a number of events over the last few years and for the Brigg 10k will be donned by local triathlete Phil Binch who Tracey roped into helping out.
Phil, who is a Product Manager at the society’s headquarters in Nottingham, added ‘I have been wanting to take part in a mascot race for a while so when Tracey put it to me, I just couldn’t say no although I have a feeling it will be a little different to the usual endurance challenges I take part in!
‘SportsAid are a fantastic charity that do so much for local emerging sporting talent so I am pleased to be helping athletes like Jack on their journey.’
The Nottingham Building Society are providing awards to 50 athletes across the Midlands and South Yorkshire including five in Lincolnshire;
Zac Shaw (19) para-athlete from Grimsby 
Tom Jarvis (15) table tennis player from Skegness 
Amber Moss (17) fencer from Louth
Hayley Milne (15) para-swimmer from Grantham
Mark Conway (35) para-triathlete from North Hykeham
Full details on the scheme can be found at
Chief Executive of SportsAid, Tim Lawler, said: ‘We're delighted to be working with The Nottingham to help local athletes realise their potential.’

Robin Hood on Cadney Road, Brigg, beside the Old River Ancholme.

Robin Hood takes a breather at the Bandstand, in Brigg Market Place.

Robin Hood jobs under the Cadney Road railway bridge, Brigg.



Now all the money is just about in, I can reveal the amount raised by our Bike Ride on September 5th stands at £1718.52.
We hope to present a cheque to Pancreatic Cancer Action at the Brigg Farmers' Market on October 24th. On that morning we will also be launching Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (NOVEMBER). More details will follow.
Sincere thanks to everyone who supported the day


Housing extensions seem to be very popular in Brigg at the moment.
The latest application seeking  planning permission is for  a single-storey side extension at  Vikeland, 12  Kings Avenue.
The plans are now under consideration byNorth Lincolnshire Council planners.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015


Brigg Town Football Club has a home game tomorrow (Wednesday, October 7) against fourth-from-bottom Maltby Main at The Hawthorns (7.45pm).
The Zebras - currentlhy propping up the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division  - lost 4-1 at home to Rainworth Miners Welfare on Saturday.
The crowd at The Hawthorns was 102.
On Saturday (October 10) Brigg Town FC have a local derby away to Barton Town Old Boys (3pm).
Barton - currently sixth in the standings - play at the the Euronics Ground, Marsh Lane,  DN18 5JD


We very much enjoyed giving an illustrated talk recently - The History of the Lincolnshire Times Weekly Newspaper 1857-1985 (widely known locally as The Hull Times, as that was where it was pieced together and printed).
Our talk was delivered to the Scunthorpe Museum Society Local History Section and took up a couple of hours - with a short break for coffee in the middle.
We took along some old copies of the Lincolnshire Times and some black and white prints to pass around the audience. 
A sign of the times (or even Times) was the use of a memory stick plugged into a projector so we could deliver some of the memories on-screen.
The Lincolnshire Times had an office at 57 Wrawby Street, Brigg, from the early 1950s until closure in 1985.
Until the early 1950s it was based on the corner of Market Place and Cary Lane, but the building was knocked down as the council needed to widen the entrance for buses - long before pedestrianisation.
We gave a talk on this topic to Brigg Amateur Social Historians (BASH) some years ago and have re-worked it on a number of occasions  for various groups at differing locations.
People you meet always remember the old 'Ull Times with affection. It was a sad day when it closed.
We don't do as many talks as we once did, as many groups now meet during what for us is the (salaried) working day. But, from time to time, if it's an evening event, we may be persuaded to 'do the honours'.  Our e-mail is


Today (Tuesday, October 6) sees Brigg Amateur Social Historians' monthly meeting.
We are anticipating a big attendance for Torrington’s Tour of Lincolnshire 1791 - an illustrated talk by Dr Brian Davy.
The meeting will be held at Brigg Servicemen’s Club, Coney Court,  starting at 8pm.
Admission to BASH meetings is free and everyone is welcome. There is no need to book in advance. Light refreshments will be served and a raffle held to help with costs.