Sunday, December 30, 2018


Picture: Brigg Sugar Factory silos in the 1970s. The factory was in neighbouring Scawby parish and closed in the 1990s

An appeal has been made for old pictures featuring Brigg Sugar Factory and those who worked there.
It was a major local employer, opening in the late 1920s and closing during the early 1990s.
Hilary Kemp, who lives in Hertfordshire, has contacted Brigg Blog by email to see whether any of our followers can help her with suitable pictures from the past.
She is trying to collate a history and collection of photos for her dad James Kemp (born 1935) who spent much of his childhood at the sugar factory during the Second World War when it performed a vital wartime role supplying sugar for the UK population.
James's father (Lionel Bertie Kemp) was foreman at the factory.
James was a keen cricketer - playing in local teams from an early age until he left to go to Manchester University.
He studied geography and we believe he wrote a dissertation about the UK sugar beet industry.
If you have factory-related pictures or information that might be of interest to Hilary, please email

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