|Life circa 1957/8 at Woodbine Grove prefabs - from the Fisher family archive. The brick-build houses seen in the background of the picture below are in Hawthorn Avenue.|
Thursday, December 08, 2016
HOW POPULAR BRIGG PARK GOT ITS NAME
Brigg youngsters who use the Woodbine Park Play Area will not recognise the historic significance of the name.
However, there's a chance that some of the grandfathers and grandmothers who accompany young relatives while they enjoy the swings and other equipment might do so.
The farmhouse at Woodbine Farm, and its outbuildings, occupied land now occupied by the car park at nearby Brigg Recreation Ground.
Brigg Urban District Council bought the farm not long after the Second World War to develop it for recreational purposes. And what a far-sighted decision that has proved!
Post-war prefabs were also built on nearby land and given the name Woodbine Grove, being demolished in the 1970s.
Good use of the vacant area was made by turning it into a children's park, managed by Glanford Borough Council until 1996 when North Lincolnshire Council took over.
The park is bordered by Brigg Town Football Club's Hawthorns ground - established circa 1960 - and the houses in South View Avenue, on the post-war Springbank estate.
So although many Woodbine cigarettes were smoked by residents of the prefabs at this location, the name has nothing to do with the very popular brand of fags.