Wednesday, January 02, 2019
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2018: BRIGG BLOG PICTURES CAPTURE THE CELEBRATIONS
Brigg revellers welcomed 2019 in fine style with music, dancing and the raising of many a glass as New Year's Eve gave way to New Year's Day.
Bar staff across the town were kept very busy serving punters with pints, glasses of wine, alcopops and spirits. Plus a few 'soft' drinks for designated drivers.
In its promotional posters, The Exchange Bar pledged to offer "the best New Year's Eve party in town" so Brigg Blog decided to join the audience to listen to the music provided by singer/guitarist Trevor Leeson.
The veteran former Merseybeats band member played a range of tunes made famous by groups ranging from The Shadows to Status Quo.
During his mid-gig break, the Grantham-based performer, now 75, told Brigg Blog that he remembered playing the town's Corn Exchange as a member of a skiffle band decades ago.
Trevor's music went down well with the audience, many of whom were not born when the Merseybeats were in the charts during the 1960s!
Later, the New Year was welcomed in with the usual handshakes and hugs, and a traditional conger made its way round the ground floor of the 18th century building.
Our pictures attempt to capture the mood of a memorable New Year's Eve and feature Trevor performing, landlord Mark Burns and some of his staff and members of the audience having a good time.
There must have been a lot of sore heads the following morning!
Having earlier looked in at the Lord Nelson, the Black Bull and the Britannia, Brigg Blog paid a brief visit to the Dying Gladiator during the break in music at the Exchange and found The Glad packed to the rafters.