Sunday, March 15, 2015


A little later this week we will bring Brigg Blog followers some pictures taken at last night's annual dinner of the Briggensians' Association, which represents former pupils and staff of Sir John Nelthorpe School, Brigg Grammar School, Brigg Girls' High School and Brigg Sixth Form College.
Just to say it was a very enjoyable evening at Elsham Golf Club, although the attendance was a shade disappointing, given the quality of the speakers.
Courtesy of a friend who kindly gave us a lift, we got back to Brigg in time for a quick drink or two in the Britannia, on Wrawby Street.
With Saturday night's usual trip to several Brigg town centre hostelries put on hold by the meal at Elsham, we nipped out for a couple on Thursday evening, paying our first "eating" visit to the White Horse - for Curry Night.
A decent meal was served at our table within 10 minutes, despite the place being very busy.
A curry and a pint, for two, came to little more than £12.
Craig Holmes, ex-Brigg Sixth Form, brought over our curries - one of the relatively few members of staff we recognise at the new Wetherspoon outlet.
Pete Evans is another, but wasn't on duty on this particular evening.
Scunthorpe Telegraph photographer David Haber attended the Briggensians' annual dinner and we expect a fine array of pictures showing guests and speakers to appear in this week's issue, published on Thursday. 

1 comment:

Ken Harrison said...

One of you comments supports my observations, Nige.
I'm finding that Wetherspoons is attracting a new client group to Brigg.
I had a good meal at the Le Raj last night and the proprietor indicator that his business has increased since Wetherspoons opened.
It's much to early to generalise and it would be erroneous, at the moment, to relate the improved Indian restaurant's improved business direct with Wetherspoons......but I have developed the hypothesis that new folks are discovering Brigg via Wetherspoons.....and later consequently, want to explore other eating places in the town.
In retail, there is a well-established phenomenon that certain clusters, particularly clusters of shoe-shops and butchers...collectively attract a much greater number of shoppers than the cumulative total of shoppers if the same shops were independently located.
Could the same influence be applied to the cluster of eateries in Brigg - an important aspect in satisfying basic needs (and shoes are a basic needs for ladies) is the range of choice and quality.
Should other outlets find their trade declining, it is initially important that they examine their own patterns of operations - ie opening times - range of food - attractions - and, perhaps, change their trading behaviour accordingly to take advantage of this new influx of folks coming to Brigg.....