Wednesday, February 27, 2008


The Scunthorpe Telegraph's report indicating golfing legend Tony Jacklin is to make a return to North Lincolnshire brought back memories of the day when many Brigg people turned out for a glimpse of the great man - at the height of his fame.
Jacko - fresh from his Open triumph - is seen getting out of his car at Brigg Recreation Ground in 1970.
He was there to present prizes at the Brigg Preparatory School sports day.
The star's car looks like a Jensen and other interesting models in the car park include a Triumph 2000, a Mark 1 Ford Cortina, a Humber and a Riley.
Away in the distance you can see the houses of Central Square and East Parade, including the family home of the Fishers. And our dad, Ken - a keen amateur photographer - made the short walk across to 'The Rec' to record some close-ups of the VIP visitor.
I think Tony might have been living in a large house at Elsham at the time.

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