National betting business Ladbrokes has occupied premises in Brigg Market Place, close to the County Bridge, for some years now.
But back in the 1970s, when the pictures below were taken, another leading High Street name occupied the shop - electrical goods giant Currys.
The shopfront sign reminds us that in addition to radios, TVs, vacuum cleaners, fridges and other 'white goods' it also dealt in cycles, which was something we'd forgotten.
The archway that once gave vehicular and pedestrian access to the Spring's preserves factory - a major local employer - has long gone. We think it was damaged by a lorry.
|Currys shop in Brigg town centre (above and below) during the 1970s. Images from the Ken Fisher Collection.|
Just round the corner from Currys (to the right of the archway in the above view) was the E.H. Smith and Sons ironmongery shop.
This picture shows cyclists outside Smith's Market Place premises during the 1920s or 1930s.
Note the 'Public Bar' sign on the right directing drinkers to the Woolpack Hotel.
Had some of the riders popped in for a refreshing pint on a sunny day while enjoying a ride?
This print was among others in our family collection but we can't spot any relatives.
In Smith's front window is a wonderful array of spades and metal buckets.