Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Brigg is to feature in a new book.
Priced at £18.95p, it will be published by the Middleton Press on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
Paul Johnson has kindly sent Brigg Blog a link to the publisher's website containing information about the railway book which has 120 pictures and features stations and trains - freight and passenger.
It is called Gainsborough to Sheffield from Brigg and Torksey
The authors are Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith.
The book will appeal to those interested in local history, transport and railways.
During the Victorian era, the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway's mainline was constructed from Sheffield to Grimsby via Retford, Gainsborough, Kirton Lindsey, Scawby & Hibaldstow, Brigg and Barnetby.
It is still used by freight trains today but passenger services only serve Brigg and Kirton stations on Saturdays.  If you are interested in find out more about the book...

View further details through this link...
The above picture of Brigg comes courtesy of Neil Stapleton. Some of the town centre buildings were around when Queen Victoria was on the throne, including St John's Church (centre right) and the Buttercross. The railway arrived in Brigg in 1849.

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