Saturday, October 02, 2010


Talking of Brigg Sugar Factory, as we were a moment ago, reminds me that the beet-processing campaign would just have been getting under way now, if our major employer had still been going. Drifting over town would have been that familiar sickly-sweet aroma we'll surely never forget.
I also raise my glass in memory of "bouncing beet" along Wrawby Road, Bigby Street and Bridge Street, and recall an unusual licensing case at Brigg Magistrates' Court in 1981 when I was on the old Lincolnshire Times, based at 57 Wrawby Street.
For sugar factory workers were granted permission by the licensing justices to have a pint with their lunch in the canteen, between 12.30pm and 2.30pm.
Works manager Tony Warnes successfully applied for a drinks licence for the premises, but said it would be one pint of beer only with each meal.

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