Monday, March 12, 2018
WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF IN BRIGG AND BRING SPRING SNOW IN LATE MARCH?
History has a habit of repeating itself in Brigg. So will we see snow in the weeks ahead?
Ten years ago, on March 23, 2008, Brigg Blog reported: "Well into the second half of March, and the season of Spring, and we get a couple of inches of overnight snow!
"Brigg youngsters are making the most of it and were out and about very early this morning with their sledges.
"In no time there were three good-sized snowmen on the Davy Memorial Park and a couple on the grassy area on York Road, where the new primary school was going to be built before the council had a change of heart." One of the latter is pictured above.
A few days earlier we reported: "With the country gripped by a bad weather warning, strengthening winds have taken their toll on a large wooden advertising hoarding outside Brigg Sugar Factory Social Club. The hoarding - advertising much of the old sugar factory site as being for sale - has come down and is resting across the footpath."
March 2008 saw Town Mayor Coun Michael Doherty, pictured above, and his Mayoress, Pat, host the Town Council's annual civic charity banquet at the Kar Restaurant, on Old Courts Road (these days occupied by the Mumbai Lounge). The event was a sell-out success.
March 20, 2008 saw Brigg Town cricketers rubbing shoulders with a famous international.
A group of players from the local club attended the annual dinner of the Lincolnshire League and the Grimsby and District League, held at Grimsby Town Football Club's Blundell Park HQ.
Brigg second teamers had won the Grimsby Saturday League Knockout Cup during summer 2007, and their award was presented by the dinner's chief guest Brian Close, former captain of England, Yorkshire and Somerset.
Brigg Town's Phil Dewfall is pictured above receiving an award from Brian Close.
A car showroom was one of the suggested uses 10 years ago for the former lorry wash site near the roundabout at the top of Atherton Way. The one-acre site was available for sale or to let.
"This is an extremely prominent site that could be suitable for a car showroom and/or industrial usage up to 20,000 sq ft," said LWE Commercial Property Advisers 10 years ago.
Today the site houses Lidl's Brigg store, with lots of parking space available for cars!
March 2008 saw the go ahead given for six self-contained apartments with associated parking, bin store and amenity areas, on land off South View Avenue.
Longhurst Group Ltd was granted planning permission by North Lincolnshire Council.
Garages used to occupy the site close to Woodbine Park.