Monday, May 13, 2019


A famous old name became part of a new feature in Brigg 40 years ago.
The Trafalgar Restaurant opened on Monday, June 11, 1979 at the Lord Nelson Hotel, in the Market Place.
The eatery with an a la carte menu was named after the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.  Admiral Lord Nelson led the British Navy to a famous victory but died from wounds sustained.
The Trafalgar Restaurant had an experienced chef in the galley when it welcomed its first diners - David Stephenson, from Hibaldstow, who had spent 22 years in catering with the RAF.
Brickwork used in one of the fireplaces had been recycled from the original Briggate Lodge at Broughton.
All was said to be ship-shape at Brigg's newest restaurant 40 years ago, and it could cater for up to 40 diners at a time.
There were also plans to extend the Lord Nelson, with planning approval granted by Glanford Borough Council for an extension to be added by converting the former Binns shop next door. This was intended to provide bedrooms, an extra bar, a lounge and a meeting room.

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