Sunday, July 27, 2014

DAKOTA IN BRIGG SKIES

Were you lucky enough to see the WW2 Dakota flying over Brigg shortly before 4pm today (Sunday, July 27)?
It's always a great sight to see survivors like the Dakota, Hurricane, Spitfire and Lancaster in the skies, generally on their way to perform fly-pasts events or returning to RAF Coningsby.

NO LIKEY, NO LIGHTY - BRIGG STYLE

We are beginning to wonder whether the right people at North Lincolnshire Council have been made aware of a lighting problem in Brigg.
We were going to post details last week but kept thinking someone would be on the case.
Traffic light column No 8 in Cary Lane, at the A18 Barnard Avenue junction, began with one of the three lights "out" but now all three have failed. 

CHARITY MATCH AT BRIGG TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB

Young Boys v Old Boys - charity football match - will be held on Saturday, August 2 at Brigg Town Football Club,  kick-off 1pm. Entry is £2 for adults and £1 for children. 
The event is in aid of  Lindsey Lodge Hospice and the Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity.

BOOK TICKETS TO SEE LAST TWO REMAINING FLYING LANCASTER BOMBERS

Tickets have gone on sale to see the world's last two fully operational Lancaster bombers.
The iconic aircraft are to fly together for a series of historic displays this summer – and they'll be based in Lincolnshire to see.
It's expected that people from across the world will want to see the aeroplanes at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre.  But buying a ticket in advance is the only way to guarantee entry for an up-close view.
 Tickets include a guided tour of the two aircraft, other planes in the memorial flight and its hanger at RAF Coningsby.
Coun Nick Worth, executive member for culture, said: "These are iconic and beautiful aircraft, which represent so much of our country's history and sacrifice.  Seeing them together is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – and an experience people will never forget.
 "We're expecting the hanger tours to be extremely popular, which is why access is strictly limited to ticket holders only.  I can't stress this enough: if you want to see these planes, book your tickets sooner rather than later – when they're gone, they're gone."
The visitor centre at RAF Coningsby is home to a number of fully operational WW2 aircraft, including the country's sole surviving airborne Lancaster.  Together, they form the nation's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which is regularly seen at state occasions and displays.
This August and September, the flight will be joined by the only other flying Lancaster in existence: the B Mk X FM213 from Canada. 
Completed in July 1945 and cared for by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Centre, the aircraft will be taking off from Hamilton, Ontario on 4 August.  It will make a number of stops en-route before touching down in Lincolnshire on 8 August.
From there, it will join the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight for a two-month tour of the British and Channel Islands.  Between flights, it will be on show at the memorial flight's visitor centre, which is running tours.
Tickets to see the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, including the Canadian Lancaster Bomber, at RAF Coningsby are priced at just £10 for adults, £8 for concessions, and £8 for those aged five to 18.  Children under five go free. 
Tickets must be pre-booked via the county council's Customer Service Centre on 01522 782040 (lines open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Sunday) or online at www.visitlincolnshire.com/canadianlancaster
Tours are available for these dates only: 9 to 13 August, 25 August, 1 and 2 September, 8 and 9 September, and 15 to 19 September.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

BRIGG SHOPS 20 YEARS AGO

Here are some of the shops that were trading in Brigg 20 years ago - in 1994.
Some are still going, while others are but a memory or have changed their names or been taken over.
Wrawby Street: Ma's Restaurant, V.G. & M.J. O'Brien Opticians;  Janet's Linens, J.B. Wallhead & Sons, Way-In Ladies' Fashion Boutique, Alternative Fashion, Brigg Photolabs, Occasion Ladies' & Gents Clothing, Angela J. Bridal Boutique, The Pet Shop, Enchantica Alternative Fashions, S Mundey Butchers, Sue Rhodes Quality Fashions, Field's Quality Fruit, Vegetables and Flowers, Wise Guys Menswear.
Market Place: Smith Parkinson (Ford dealers), Cameo Shoes, A Sound Thing Music Shop, Shaw's Outfitters Ltd, Varlows Ladies' Fashions, Brigg Beta Buys, The Flower Garden, Cameo Shoes.
College Yard: Brigg Seafoods, The Tile Inn, Listers Ladies' Fashions.
Elwes Street: Britcliffe Carpets.
Albert Street: A. C. Capp (selling and repairing TVs and other appliances).
Queen Street: Penny's Wallpaper Shop.
Bigby Road: Monument DIY, Kitchen & Bedroom Creations.
Garden Street: Tee Time Golf.




BRIGG HISTORY BOARDS SHOWING THEIR AGE


Several of these boards in Brigg town centre are in need of a bit of TLC. They tell visitors and tourists something about the  the town's rich history. Though, clearly, space is very limited.  This one is close to the main Old Courts Road car park in a spot where it can be read by newcomers to town who have just parked. 


BRIGG DISTRICT MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT TO HOLD MUSICAL EVENING

Brigg and District fundraisers for Macmillan Cancer Support are seeking help with an event planned for September.
A Magical Musical Evening is being planned in the grounds of The Mount Tea Rooms at Castlethorpe.
The fundraisers are looking for performers willing to provide the entertainment.
If you can help, or know someone who fits the bill, call Anne on 07512 761157 or Kath on 01652 654576.
The event will be on Saturday, September 13, from 7.30pm. If the weather is wet, it will take place in a marquee. Tickets will be on sale soon.