Sunday, November 19, 2017



Brigg Blog has acquired many pictures over the years which show how our town looked decades ago.
Here, from various sources, are images of a road that has seen more changes than most.
Having originally formed part of the A18, Bridge Street is now divided and a section now carries the town's main road artery.
The  remainder is what amounts to a cul-de-sac ending at the County Bridge, close to the White Hart and Nelthorpe Arms pubs. 
This change was made during the 1990s when the town centre was partly pedestrianised and the Ancholme Bridge installed over the River Ancholme to carry what the planners called an inner-relief road.
The interesting picture above shows tree-lined Bridge Street as it was in the 1930s.

Immediately below is the old Brocklesby Ox pub when it was still owned by Hull Brewery. It has since been demolished and replaced by a neat row of town houses.

The pictures immediately below were all taken during the early 1970s. Note the cars in the colour view.

Dunham's Bakery, right, is still going today. The sign on the wall (centre) directs people to Stennett's Market, then still housed down Manley Gardens.

A modern Raleigh bike propped up by the kerb with Bell's shop, centre, next to the old chapel.

Note the distinctive red and white sign for Peacock & Binnington in the distance - left of centre.

Gleaming new cars on offer at Syd Whelpton's Garage (since demolished).

And lastly, a view of the non-A18 section of Bridge Street taken only a few years ago...

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