Tuesday, November 13, 2018
It will soon be a year since Brigg town centre lost one of its best-known shops belonging to a famous national retail chain.
Greggs closed its Wrawby Street outlet on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
On the final day of trading we paid our last visit and the takeaway meat and salad sandwich and chocolate slice proved to be as good as ever.
One of the top bakery chains in the country, Greggs offers savoury pasties, sausage rolls, sandwiches, cakes, drinks and snacks.
It has headquarters in Newcastle and has been helping to feed the nation for 76 years.
The nearest Greggs outlet to us is now in Ashby.
The former shop premises in Brigg are still empty 12 months after it served the final customer. Food for thought?
Brigg Blog has been asked to mention the Sister Blanchard Foundation's Christmas Sparkle event.
People are welcome to attend on Sunday, November 25 in the conservatory at the DoubleTree by Hilton Broughton Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort (from 2pm).
There will be a raffle, tombola, lucky dip, £1 sparkle stall, gift and stocking fillers, plus biscuits, cakes and refreshments.
If anyone has any new items they would like to donate for the stalls, or if any kind person is willing to donate a raffle prize, they are asked to contact Janet by calling 07838 961697.
This is a bi-annual event which is held for Cancer Research in memory of the late Sister Diane Blanchard who worked at Scunthorpe Hospital.
In addition there will be a Christmas Fair, organised by the Lincs Humber Federation of the WI, at Scawby Village Hall on Saturday, November 17, from 10am to 4pm.
Free entry, wheelchair access, many stalls, bran tub, Jambola, crafts, cakes, raffle, refreshments...and more.
"Please join our Xmas festivities," says Jacky Johnson, Press Officer.
The renowned Tesco store in Brigg has an important anniversary on the horizon.
The store located between Barnard Avenue and Cary Lane - built on the site once occupied by the town's stockmarket - opened its doors for the first time on January 18, 1999.
So its 20th birthday is coming up in the New Year.
We hope the national retailer will mark this milestone in style.
There are some long-serving staff at the Brigg branch, and many local and loyal customers have been using the facility since it first opened.
Some of us still miss the cafe that was near the entrance but was later removed. But the store has served Brigg well.
Some years ago, planning permission was granted to build a new, much larger Tesco store but the scheme never came to fruition.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Brigg Blog's sincere thanks go to Ken Harrison, of Brigg Matters Magazine, for these 38 pictures taken on Remembrance Sunday 2018 in the town centre, featuring the parade and wreath-laying at The Monument.
What's going to happen to the land once occupied by Brigg school buildings that have now been demolished?
Surplus to requirements, the buildings - on Redcombe Lane - were removed when the big new new Vale Academy was completed with an entrance off Atherton Way.
The buildings were erected in the mid-1950s as Glanford Secondary Modern School, later called Brigg Secondary.
In the 1970s, this merged with the former Westmoor School, off Grammar School Road, to create the Vale of Ancholme Comprehensive.
Despite many months passing since the land became vacant, no-one has submitted a planning application proposing a change of use for the sizeable site on Redcombe Lane.
Perhaps it will remain like this for some, or many, years. But there is demand for development land in Brigg.
After Brigg County Primary School, on Glebe Road, was replaced by the new build on Atherton Way, the land was used to create a housing development.
Gateposts and sections of brick wall are all that remain of the former seat of learning today, as these pictures show.
|Vacant land off Redcombe Lane, Brigg|
|A photo taken in 2011 showing part of the main entrance to the school on Redcombe Lane, Brigg.|
|The impressive new Vale Academy, off Atherton Way, Brigg.|
North Lincolnshire Council continues to carry out routine food hygiene inspections at premises across the area.
Several in Brigg and district have been visited and rated in recent weeks.
The following three were awarded the maximum five stars - "very good".
- The Thatch Inn, High Street, Broughton.
- Rookery Farm Guest House, Railway Street, Barnetby.
- Outcomes First Group, Watermill Place, Wressle Road, Broughton.
The Britannia Inn, Wrawby Street, Brigg, was given three stars - "generally satisfactory."
People from Brigg and district who enjoy live music may well be interested in going to see 'The Stars of Hollywood’ on the LiveLincs stage.
FROM KIRSTY WESTFIELD, NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL
Canadian singer Rebecca Perry is set to charm audiences in North Lincolnshire by bringing some of Hollywood’s greatest stars back to life in a dazzling performance.
‘From Judy to Bette – The Stars of Hollywood’ will be performed in Winterton, Gunness and Worlaby in November.
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.
Each and every one of these Hollywood legends broke convention, starting something bigger than perhaps they knew.
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.
From Judy to Bette will be shown at:
- Winterton All Saints' Church on Wednesday 14 November at 7.30pm. To book tickets, call 01724 734285.
- Gunness Village Live Arts: Sports and Community Centre on Thursday 15 November at 7.30pm. For tickets, call 01724 783372 or 07764479355, or email email@example.com.
- Worlaby Village Hall on Sunday 18 November at 7.30pm. For tickets, call 01652 618832.
Managed by Blaize, LiveLincs works with a network of local promoters to bring a programme of high quality, professional artists (sourced nationally and internationally) to village halls and community venues. More details can be found at http://blaize.uk.net