Monday, May 22, 2017


The go-ahead Brigg Town Business Partnership works very hard to promote the town with many events and promotions, including the Blessing of the Pumps which is coming up tomorrow (Saturday) in the town centre.
BTBP now has a new chief officer in succession to Malcolm Bailey, who gave prior notice that he'd be standing down at the annual general meeting.
Coun Deb Dunderdale, well-known for her connections with the Deli & Diner in Wrawby Street, was elected to take over from Malcolm.
She was installed during the Partnership's annual meeting, held in the function room at the Buttercross.
We wish her well in her new role.
Malcolm received his colleagues' best wishes and thanks from Chris Darlington.
Chris said Malcolm had spearheaded the campaign to get national recognition, culminating in Brigg being named in the best high street in Britain competition.
"You will be missed," said Chris. "We thank you for what you have done for Brigg."
Coun Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, also thanked the retiring chairman for being "a driving force."
Malcolm stressed the importance of businesses supporting the various events taking place in the town.
Town Mayor Coun Ann Eardley said people came "from far and wide" to visit Brigg, including Market Rasen.
"Everyone who comes is very impressed by the shops," she added.


Ken Harrison said...

Re your mention of Coney Ct in adjacent blog, Nige.
There is NO evidence that Coney Ct was ever used as a focus/centre for rabbit fur trading.
Evidence indicates that some fur trading went on in Brigg, but it tended to be isolated, cottage folk about the town...and cumulatively, it appears, not to be of any significant extent.
Morley, c.f. Morley Yard, was a fur trader, be he owned residential accommodation in Morley Yard, but lived in Bigby St.
Many of the street/passageway names in Brigg were changed circa 1870....Morley Yard was one of the few yards to retain it name,
but Quipp's Lane became Market Lane; The Butchery became Elwes St and Nicholson Yard became Coney Court, for example.
Why its called Coney Ct, no-one can offer any primary evidence about rabbit fur trading.....and it appears a myth has developed, purely based on the meaning of Coney (i.e. we have Queen doesn't mean a queen lived in the place) telling and re-telling folks now believe thr perpetuated fiction..
Anyone thought that the entrance to Coney Ct resembles a rabbit burrow?
Alice in Wonderland was published in 1865...about the time when Brigg's roads/passageways were being renamed...a dark arched opening in the middle of the Market Place may have influenced some officials......

Friends of the Brigg Line said...

Delighted that Debs has been appointed to carry on the good work, she has already started to work with us to promote coming to Brigg by train on a Saturday.