|One of the Rolls of Honour on the Brigg Monument war memorial showing the names of those who died in the service of their country.|
When Brigg Town Council holds its monthly meeting tonight (Monday, December 16) history will be a running theme.
Town councillors are to consider suggestions brought forward by teacher David Waite, of Sir John Nelthorpe School, to mark the centenary of the start of World War One, which broke out in 1914.
It is possible the Town Council will set up a working group to progress the organisation of events within Brigg next year.
Mr Waite has been leading a group of pupils at the school in researching Brigg soldiers' involvement in the so-called Great War. Some of their stories feature in the current edition of the Brigg Matters newsletter and were mentioned in despatches by Brigg Blog quite recently.
Also at tonight's meeting the Town Council will be considering Percy Grainger, the renowned late 19th/early 20th century composer who has strong links with our town and the early years of the Music Festival. He recorded the folk song Brigg Fair which Frederic Delius later made famous through his classical rhapsody.
The Town Council's Volume I of the Percy Grainger Thesis (which refers to his visit to Brigg) appears to have been mislaid. However, steps are under way to try and secure a replacement.
As always at monthly meetings of the Town Council, a slot has been set aside for Public Question Time. This allows any interested townsfolk to go along and raise matters directly with their elected representatives.
The meeting in the Angel Suite starts at 7.30pm. Even if you don't intend to ask questions, you are welcome to turn up and listen to the discussions. If you are attending, use the rear access to the Angel complex, adjoining the car park, and enter through the door in the Rotunda - the conservatory-like building.
One of the most informative sections of Brigg Town Council meetings is the monthly report from our North Lincolnshire ward councillors. They are Couns Rob Waltham, Carl Sherwood and Nigel Sherwood, who all hold key Cabinet positions within the unitary authority that governs the district from Killingholme (in the east) to Haxey (in the west) and from Redbourne (down south) to Barton on Humber and Alkborough (up north).