Sunday, August 03, 2008


Seeing travellers/gypsies parading their horse-drawn buggies through Brigg in recent days will have reminded many townsfolk of 'oss fairs past.
We are expecting Tuesday (August 5) to be the date chosen by the travellers for this year's buying and selling spectacle in Station Road (mid-morning onwards).
In the Telegraph archives there are super images of horse fairs in bygone days - some held outside the White Horse Inn (on Wrawby Street).
A few years ago, Brigg Amateur Social Historians (BASH) had some of these pictures enlarged and used them in an exhibition at the White Horse, which proved very popular.
The travelling community went along and one or two (then middle-aged men) spotted themselves (as boys) in the images from the early 1970s.

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