Wednesday, January 21, 2009
GREAT VIEWS OF BRIGG'S PAST
Have you picked up a copy of the 2009 calendar produced by the Brigg Amateur Social Historians?
It contains some great 'then and now' images of Brigg street scenes, showing just how much the town has changed down the decades.
Particularly impressive is the late 1920s/early 1930s view of workers involved in constructing the Brigg Urban District Council houses on Hawthorn Avenue. The photographer was standing at the top of the slope going down to what is now Preston Drive.
Many of us love old photos from the past - and this is a cracker!
I managed to get a copy of the calendar from Josie Webb, the hard-working BASH chairwoman, who went to some trouble to get it for me.
BASH is a great group, drawing good attendances to its monthly meetings and special events, details of which appear regularly in the Scunthorpe Telegraph and on Brigg Blog.
Our picture, courtesy of BASH'S Graham Austin, shows (left to right) Pat Parkinson, Josie Webb, Coun Ben Nobbs and Anne Denison admiring the calendar.