Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Brigg Blog was interested to read some of the things our town has to offer, as presented to first time or very occasional visitors.
On the railway station there's a helpful information poster enclosed in a glass case which gives a map of the town and features a circle showing places that are considered within 10 minutes' walking distance of the station.
Although beyond that radius, Brigg Town Football Club's Hawthorns ground is also marked for the benefit of visiting fans arriving by train ahead of Saturday matches.
Shown on the map under 'H' for hotel is the Woolpack, in the Market Place.
There's also a telephone number given to summon a taxi.
Brigg only sees passenger trains on Saturdays. That's a well-known fact.
But did you realise there's a bus that runs between here and Lincoln every Friday?
It departs Cary Lane at 9.20am and offers an interesting ride through many villages either side of the A15 before reaching the city centre bus station at 10.50am.
Passengers get about three hours in Lincoln before departing at 1.45pm, getting back to Brigg at 3.15pm.
Local firm Dents runs this No 9811 service. Call 01673 828086.
With the fare giving you change from a fiver, this is a bargain if you fancy admiring the scenery and observing renowned village pubs along the way, including the Marquis of Granby at Waddingham and Snitterby's Royal Oak.
The bus also runs through the 'By Spitals'  - Normanby and Owmby.
We know them quite well because of visits to the Bottle and Glass in the former after cricket-related trips to the latter.
If you want a personal recommendation for a city pub to visit in after travelling to Lincoln by bus or train, make for the Treaty of Commerce, on the High Street, just a couple of minutes from Lincoln Central station but on the other side of the level crossing.
It serves many fine ales from renowned Lincs  brewing firm Batemans.
Nearer to home, hostelries to observe from the bus include the Red Lion at Redbourne,  Hibaldstow's Wheatsheaf, Scawby's Sutton Arms and the King William IV in Scawby Brook.
They all pre-date the invention of the internal combustion engine!