Thursday, March 23, 2017


The 40th annual dinner of the Briggensians' Association enjoyed a good turn-out of ex-pupils and members of school staff from Sir John Nelthorpe, Brigg Grammar and Brigg Girls' High.
It was held on Saturday night (March 18) at Elsham Golf Club and proved memorable and enjoyable.
Guest speaker Chris Moore - Brigg-born and a former Sir John Nelthorpe School pupil, pictured above - gave a fascinating insight on his career in the world of music, playing guitar and trumpet in bands touring the Continent and other parts of the world, and being involved in stage and tour management, sound and lighting for some big names.
"I was introduced to Bob Dylan," said Chris. "What a guy! A wonderful, wonderful, wonderful thing for me."
Chris went to Korea as lighting engineer with Rialto, then the top-rated band in that part of the Far East.
Music on a somewhat lower scale came from the dinner guests, who sang the old Grammar School song, Fortitudine.
Many of them could still remember both verses and did not need to refer to the words printed on the back of the menu.
Ben Pepperell, chairman of the Association, proposed the toast to absent friends.
Sadly, as ever, a good number of people had passed away during the previous 12 months.
This week's Scunthorpe Telegraph (now on sale) includes more pictures from the dinner and also reveals the identity of some of the stars from the world of music with whom Chris Moore worked prior to his switch to teaching.  And it's quite a list!
We will give one clue: The biggest name had a famous pet who loved small-sized bananas!