Monday, January 14, 2019

NEW OUTLET FOR LATEST BRIGG BOOK PACKED WITH INTERESTING PICTURES



Front cover of the book Images of Brigg from Edwardian Times -  compiled by renowned local authors/historians John and Valerie Holland - see Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog


The latest book about Brigg now has a new outlet selling copies.
Images of Brigg from Edwardian Times has been compiled by renowned local authors/historians John and Valerie Holland.
Brigg Tourist Information Centre at the Buttercross has already sold its allocation. But the couple tell us that further copies can be obtained from The Rabbit Hole specialist bookshop, also in the Market Place.
They add: "We also have copies for sale here if anybody wants to get in touch with us at 15 Yarborough Road or by phone on 01652 653985."
The book costs £10.99p and has six chapters.
Chapter One is The Life & Times of Brigg Photographer Walter Bee Robinson, including a picture of Market Day about 1905/6.
Chapter Two covers the 1900s & 1910s, pictures including The Old Bank House, better remembered in its later guise as the Woolworths shop.
Chapter Three looks at the 1920s & 1930s, pictures including The Tower Windmill, Mill Lane, about 1920.
Chapter Four features the 1940s & 1950s, pictures including The Britannia Inn after it was modernised by Hull Brewery.
Chapter Five concentrates on the 1960s & 1970s, pictures including the interior of Boots the Chemist when it was at 76 Wrawby Street with one of the book authors at the entrance to the dispensary about 1971. These premises now house the Golden City Chinese take-away.
Chapter Six covers the 1980s & 1990s, pictures including the last days of the historic Corn Exchange and Tesco's Brigg store being built.
John and Valerie have kindly forwarded these images so Brigg Blog can give a flavour of the book's contents.


Market day in Brigg circa 1905/6 as featured in the local history book - see Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog
Market day in Brigg circa 1905/6

Valerie Holland at Brigg's Boot's The Chemist shop in the 1970s - see Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog
Valerie Holland at Brigg's Boot's The Chemist shop in the 1970s

The Britannia Inn, Brigg, in the 1940s/50s

The windmill on Mill Lane, Brigg, circa 1920s when it still had sails - see Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog
The windmill on Mill Lane, Brigg, circa 1920s when it still had sails

The Old Bank House in Brigg which later became Woolworth's store - see Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog
The Old Bank House in Brigg which later became Woolworth's store
 
The Tesco store in Brigg under construction n the late 1990s - see Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog
The Tesco store in Brigg under construction n the late 1990s

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