Thursday, August 10, 2017
POIGNANT BRIGG PARADE TO REMEMBER WW1 HEROES
A special parade will be held in Brigg in memory of the brave men who fought, and in many cases died, during the Battle of Passchendaele 100 years ago in the so-called War to end all wars.
The Lincolnshire Regiment was among those which took part.
The parade will assemble in Brigg Market Place at 12.30pm on bank holiday Monday, August 28.
From 1pm to 6pm at the Britannia Inn, close to the Monument war memorial, there will be an opportunity to raise a glass in memory of those who took part in the 1917 battle.
The Brigg & District Branch of the Royal British Legion will be involved in organising the parade.
A good number of families in the Brigg area today will have relatives who served in the Lincolnshire Regiment during WW1.
Our grandad Sgt Charles Taylor (1896-1990) was among them. He was wounded but survived the conflict and afterwards became a founder member of the Legion locally.
He laid the Legion's Remembrance Sunday wreath at the Monument for many years.
His treasured medals are still in the family.