Saturday, May 19, 2018


Well-known authors John and Valerie Holland have a new local history book about Brigg on the way.
They will be showcasing it during a special preview.
So make a note to pop down to Brigg Youth Centre, on Grammar School Road, and enjoy a slideshow of pictures from the past on Tuesday, May 29, 10am to 11am.
The couple's latest book will feature the work of Walter B. Robinson - "Brigg photo entrepreneur from 1900."
If you want to linger longer on May 29 the Brigg Community Cafe will be open at the Youth Centre from 10am to noon - as it is every Tuesday.
John and Valerie have been avid collectors of Brigg pictures of the past for many years.
You may recall an earlier local history book they produced in 1997 called Around Brigg,  featuring scenes in the town and surrounding villages.
John also penned a book about Brigg County Primary School, on Glebe Road, where he was a long-serving teacher. It covered the period 1963 to 1996.

PICTURED; An image from the couple's collection showing a busy early 20th century scene in Brigg Market Place.

1 comment:

Ken Harrison said...

I see Bamford agricultural machinery is being advertised.
This was based in Uttoxeter in Staffordshire....there is a family connection to the separate firm of JCB in Uttoxeter that emerged after the war. JOB = Joseph Cyril Bamford, the original MD.