Sunday, December 02, 2018


Ken Harrison, of Brigg Matters Magazine, took these fine pictures at the Christmas lights switch-on ceremony, District Lions' Fair and late night shopping evening on Friday, November 30, 2018. He has very kindly shared them with Brigg Blog.
They show Scunthorpe pantomime stars, including Annie Fanny, who entertained the sizeable crowd before the illuminations came on, local school choristers, staff from Brigg businesses, Santa and people of all ages who enjoyed this major spectator event.
Watch out for coverage in the next issue of the community magazine.
View Brigg Blog's own pictures from Friday's event through this link...

Christmas Fair revellers enjoyed some hot mulled wine

 A view from Exchange alley looking towards the Market Place

The Brigg Angels WI stall in the Angel ballroom

The real Father Christmas, personally sponsored by John Reid of John Reid's Transport, Atherton Way,  amongst a group of excited youngsters at the sitting room grotto in Brigg Heritage Centre. All the children promised to be very, very good after each gave Santa a long list of toys and gifts. His reindeer were having something to eat and resting at the Millennium Green park!

Above and below: A seven year old lad, with Mum,  was in shock after his Christmas request was accepted by the real Father Christmas.

Rather serious-looking local solicitor, Mike Johnson, left, next to locally well-known traditional and caricature painter, Stephen Hill, at his stall. Stephen's paintings capture the local characters and the ambience of the not-too-far recent past, in the living memory of some, within Brigg. He now lives in Gloucestershire.

A contingent of local army cadets (Brigg ACF in Bridge Street) man the Brigg in Bloom 2019 stall.....later joined (below) by Brigg Town Mayor, Cllr Donald Campbell and Nance Teague of the local Veterans' Association.

 A happy group of dyb-dyb, dob-dob helpers from the Hibaldstow and Scawby Scouts raise funds for their troop.  Bags of fun!

Andrew's Hedgehog Hospital and Rescue group in Wrawby Street.

Someone said that this train comes to Brigg more often than the mainline puff-puff!

Staff from the Exchange serve veggie-noodles and smiles!

Potentially courageous and intrepid pupils from Sir John Nelthorpe School use their entrepreneurial skills to raise funding for their planned 2020 educational and working expedition to Nepal - a county with eight of the world's top 10 highest mountains - and one of the few countries, like the UK, which drives on the left.


Ken Harrison said...

Just to clarify, Nige....the so-called next publication of Brigg Matters, Winter issue, is out now.....some of the Crimbo snaps will appear in the Spring edition.
I would like to add that it takes about 4 weeks to finally edit, compile, despatch to the printers and then count-out and primary distribute BM to pur valiant team of house-to-house deliverers.
We are all unpaid volunteers, keen to promote Brigg and it's community of local villages....and because of the team's commitment, BM has become a very professional-looking magazine.
We have a 5000 print-off with Brigg, Wrawby, Cadney and Howsham having house/business to house coverage.
Batches of Brigg Matters are left in the TIC, Tesco and Brigg Garden Centre a week, or so after the routine deliveries have been complete, for folks who visit Brigg, but do not receive a house-to-house copy.
The quality and contents of the magazine depends on individuals and groups alerting the BM team of events and/or submitting interesting articles. (Folks shouldn't worry if their writing skills are a little's the contents that counts and grammar/and spelling can be improved with our editing process.)
BM is a self-financing magazine; our adverts (very reasonable rates) support its publication.
Finally, my I take this opportunity to wish all our team - the committee (each has a significant role) and our army of house-to-house deliverers, as well as BM 's readers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019.

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