Saturday, December 30, 2017
STORM DYLAN MAY HAVE BRIGG ON ITS RADAR
Windy weather is on its way to Brigg, forecasters suggest.
During the 1960s, Bob Dylan famously sang about things Blowin' in the Wind.
And now Storm Dylan is on its way to the UK.
The Met Office has kindly sent Brigg Blog details of its latest in-depth forecast.
View what's in store through this link...
We were taught about weather forecasting by geography master Geoff 'Shoddy' Jarvis at Brigg Grammar School in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Reading weather charts to give forecasts then formed part of the O-Level exam.
These days, of course, you can get forecasts on an App or delivered straight to your phone, PC or tablet.
Why BGS's long-serving geography master was called Shoddy we have no idea.
Perhaps he had some connection with a Yorkshire town specialising in turning scraps of woollen rags into cloth, which they call shoddy.
It was used to make army uniforms and blankets.
Geoff was a fine teacher but we recall helping ourselves to some easy runs off his bowling during the annual cricket match between Pupils and Staff at Brigg Grammar in the early 1970s.
However, he must have been in his late 50s or early 60s by then.