Thursday, April 13, 2017
TAKE A BUTCHER'S AT THIS ATTRACTIVE BRIGG SHOP FRONT
Walking down Queen Street in Brigg town centre the other day our eye was drawn to the attractive hanging baskets of flowers adorning the front of The Beauty Clinique.
We thought it worth recording the scene and also knew that the picture would be of particular interest to Cliff Turner, perhaps our oldest follower and also the most distant, as he lives in New Zealand.
You may recall that, over many weeks, we serialised his interesting memories of growing up in Brigg during the 1930s and 1940s.
Cliff is a member of the well-known Brigg family whose butchery business occupied the premises on the corner of Garden Street now occupied by the salon pictured here.
We exchange emails with Cliff quite often and one he sent in response to a recent Brigg Blog post pointed out that the First World War ended in 1919, not 1918 as we stated.
We bow to Cliff's superior knowledge.
Although Germany surrendered in November 1918, it was not until the following June that Germany and the Allies got round to signing the Treaty of Versailles that formally ended hostilities between the various nations.
With that in mind, local authorities across the UK need to take care how they describe events to be held to mark the ending of 'the war to end all wars.'
Many of us are in the habit of using "1914-1918" war as a descriptive term. Clearly it's safer to switch to "First World War."