Monday, April 20, 2015

BRIGG TOWN CENTRE LISTED BUILDING CONSENT

Listed building consent to retain the colour scheme on the shop front and seven LED lights, and decorative fronting to windows, has been granted to Marine Technologists Ltd (Joe Mullen) following  an application made to North Lincolnshire Council about 60-62 Wrawby Street, Brigg.

BRIGG PUMB BLESSING AND CHARITY MARKET

The Pump Blessing will again incorporate a craft fair.
This will be along Wrawby Street and in the Market Place with quality crafters and the traditional Saturday Market. 
The date is Saturday, 6th June, from 9am to 3pm.
The Pump Blessing will begin at 11.30am, With Morris Dancing  and music from The Old Time String Band.
Contact Brigg Town Business Partnership for further details

BRIGG PUB PARTY NIGHT

Many of us enjoyed the music at the Black Bull pub, in Brigg town centre, on Saturday night.
A live band played on a stage in the car park - the first time we'd seed this done at the Bull - and there was a disco and karoke inside the premises.
A birthday party was in full swing when we got there, including cake and other refreshments. 
A good time was had by all, as the saying goes.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

BRIGG TOWN CRICKETERS WIN

Brigg Town Cricket Club opened the new Lincolnshire County League season with a two-wicket win over Morton at the Brocklesby Park ground yesterday (Saturday).
Majid Khan scored an important 16 runs in a very low-scoring clash.
Brigg have now been promoted to division three, from the basement section.
Next season should see Town able to return to Brigg after the Recreation Ground refurbishments have been completed.

ADRIAN GIBBONS MEMORIAL FOOTBALL MATCH AT BRIGG TOWN FC

The Adrian Gibbons (Gibb) memorial football game will take place on Sunday 3rd May at The Hawthorns, home of Brigg Town FC (3 pm kick off, meet at 2pm).  
All those who play will be asked for a £5 donation to go to the British Heart Foundation.  
Jon Taylor says: "We hope there will also be a reasonable crowd supporting the event and all contributions will also go to the chosen charity.  There will be a raffle, if you would like to donate a prize then please bring it to the event."
The game will be Briggensians v Briggensians Old Boys/ Brigg Town Old Boys.  A number of people have already expressed an interest in playing in the game in memory of Gibb.  
If anyone else would like to play then please contact Jon Taylor at jontaylorbrigg@aol.com

BRIGG TREES REMIND US OF TWO SPECIAL LADIES


The tree planted in Brigg by The Princess of Wales
Brigg trees dedicated to Diana, The Princess of Wales, and Mary Scanlon having come into bloom.
Both are near the Old River Ancholme – not many yards apart but separated by the County Bridge.
Mary was the long-serving landlady of the Nelthorpe Arms pub, in Bridge Street, working alongside husband Myles. Her tribute is in the pub’s beer garden.
Many people in town still refer to this hostelry as Scanlon's.
Lady Diana planted her tree during a visit to Brigg and there’s a plaque close to the base of the trunk, giving details.
She was famously described as England’s Rose by Bernie Taupin in lyrics written specially for Sir Elton John to sing at her funeral service.

Bernie  grew up in Omwby-by-Spital, just off the A15 when you drive from Brigg to Lincoln. It's a nice little place - well worth a look, if you've never been before.


Mary Scanlon's tree in the Nelthorpe Arms beer garden, viewed from Bridge Street, Brigg.

A N-ICE LITTLE EARNER FOR BRIGG SHOP

Bargain Booze, in Spring's Parade, Brigg, has a sign outside advertising ice for sale.
At one time, most homes had a small tray in a little compartment at the top of the fridge which was filled with water to make a dozen cubes. 
Now many folk find it more convenient to buy a bag of ice from outlets like R&B and put that in their drinks, when required.