Tuesday, August 28, 2018
BRIGG PROVES POPULAR - DAY AND NIGHT
August bank holiday Saturday 2018 saw many people visiting Brigg - from mid-morning, through the afternoon until late at night.
Surprisingly, a few of the stalls erected by North Lincolnshire Council for the monthly farmers' market stayed empty.
However, those producers who did come to town to sell their wares direct to shoppers found plenty of takers (see picture below).
Decent weather certainly helped the turnout.
Some football fans wearing red attire were about the town centre, and we can only think they may have been supporters of Immingham Town, playing that afternoon against Brigg Town at The Hawthorns. Or perhaps fans of Barnsley who had come for a drink or two before doubling back to Scunthorpe United's Glanford Park. Barnsley FC supporters have often used Brigg as a watering hole in years gone by.
The Brigg Decathlon - an annual charity event which sees a group of young people visiting various bars - was a feature of the evening.
They travelled through the town centre and we caught up with a few of them, late on, at the Britannia Inn (see picture above).
Congratulations to Brigg Town FC on their 5-1 win at The Hawthorns.
We met a few of the Zebras later but on Saturday afternoon chose to visit the nearby Recreation Ground to watch Brigg Town Cricket Club secure the championship by beating Haxey 2nds.
Brigg Town FC are now back playing in the Lincolnshire League.
So things have gone full circle for the Zebras, who many of us used to watch play in this competition in the late 1960s and early 1970s before they advanced several steps up what's now called the football pyramid structure.
It's good to see some local lads appearing in the historic club's black and white strip these days.
We haven't managed to locate the crowd total for Brigg Town v Immingham, although extensive 'stats' from the game have been made public.
We think it's a good idea to make known the crowd figures for each match.
Next time we bump into one of the directors we'll be dropping that into the conversation.
Just a reminder that the Zebras are at home to Spalding Development Squad this coming Saturday, September 1, kick-off 3pm.
The team will then be at home again on September 8, hosting Lincoln United Reserves.
It's going to be a long season for Brigg, whose final league match is scheduled for May 11, 2019.