Monday, November 24, 2014

BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR ZAK AT BLACK BULL PUB IN BRIGG - FIRST BATCH OF PICTURES


Birthday boy Zak, second left, with landlady Amber (centre).
Brigg Blog took these pictures on Saturday night at the Black Bull pub, in Wrawby Street,  where a very enjoyable 60th birthday party was being held for Zak Osta, the local businessman. Many more pictures from this event to come later.





Zak thanking his family and friends

That's NOT a fancy "Astro" wig Nige is sporting - just a trick of the light involving a hanging basket in the beer garden!


Mine host Richard giving it large!











CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR BRIGG FANS OF SCUNTHORPE UNITED

Christmas is coming and Scunthorpe United have items of interest to people in the Brigg area who support the Iron.
Michelle Harness, of the SUFC commercial department who is well-known in Brigg,  says Christmas Hampers have 10% off until 30th November. You can get a signed shirt, signed ball, SUFC calendar, mug and Christmas card for £63. 
Christmas cards cost £6 (signed by the  team) or £5 by a player of your choice. 

BRIGG FOOTBALL TEAM'S PERFECT START CONTINUES

Brigg football team Briggensians made it three league wins in three outings when beating Scotter United Reserves 2-1 in division three of the  TSW Printers Scunthorpe and District League on Saturday.
On the mark for Briggensians were  Paul Neal and Bradley Brooks.
On Saturday, November 29, Briggensians are involved in week four of the Johnsons Transport Ironstone Cup, visiting   Barnetby United Reserves in Group A.

DIVISION THREE
                                                            P   W   D   L    F    A  Diff Pts
      EPWORTH TOWN RES               7   7   0   0   26    7  19   18-
      SCOTTER UNITED RES             8   4   1   3   31   14  17   13
      CROSBY COLTS JNR                 5   4   0   1   24    2  22   12
      WESTWOODSIDE RANGERS   4   3   0   1   23    4  19    9-/+
      BRIGGENSIANS                         3   3   0   0   11    3   8    9
      BARNETBY UNITED RES         6   2   1   3   25   19   6    7
      LIMESTONE RANGERS RES   6   2   0   4   20   21  -1    6
      MIDTOWN UNITED                 7   1   0   6    6   48 -42    6+
      SIX BELLS                                 5   1   0   4   12   18  -6    3

      SANTON                                   5   0   0   5    5   47 -42    0 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

WILL BRIGG GET CHRISTMAS PRESENT OF BIGGER TREE?

Christmas past in Brigg Market Place
There have been some negative comments in the past about the size and location of the Christmas Tree which takes pride of place in Brigg Market Place. Some people have also suggested a few more lights on the branches would be welcome. 
Brigg Blog takes the view that we are fortunate to have what we have. 
Whereas many parish, town and even district councils have long since given up having a tree and lights, due to the expense and health and safety requirements, Brigg continues to have a festive centre-piece.
Brigg Town Council recently agreed to buy new lights so the town's biggest spectator event of the year, run in conjunction with the District Lions and with assistance from North Lincolnshire Council, is secure for  years to come.


PRAISEWORTHY FEATURE OF NEW WETHERSPOON PUB IN BRIGG


Work to transform the old White Horse  in Brigg town centre into a new JD Wetherspoon pub is coming along well. And it was a pleasant surprise to see the pub chain has used these pantiles on the roof of the rear extension. They look sufficiently "weathered" to blend in well with the Conservation Area, being visible above the wall between the hostelry and the A18.
The pub will reopen to customers in late January 2015, serving food and drink.


CHRISTMAS CHURCH SERVICES, BRIGG & DISTRICT

Details of the Brigg area church services for Christmas have been announced.
CHRISTMAS EVE: Christingle, 3.30pm, St Mary's; Christingle, 5pm, St Mary's; Christingle, 5pm, All Saints; Crib Service, 6pm, St Clement's; Crib Service, 6pm, St John's; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm, St John's.
CHRISTMAS DAY: Eucharist, 8.30am, All Saints; Eucharist, 9.30am, St Clement's; Eucharist, 10am, St Mary's.

BUILDING WORK UNDER WAY ON NEW BRIGG HOMES


Work has started on creating new town houses in Forrester Street, Brigg, just off the A18.
They look very nice on the artist's impression - viewed here from Bridge Street - and have already been placed on the property market.