Saturday, September 21, 2019


Brigg Amateur Social Historians have now held their 2019 annual meeting.
Founder member Josie Webb tells us it has been a good year for this very active group.
It is now 16 years since BASH first started out  at the White Horse pub. How time flies!
A certain Brigg journalist presented a talk at that initial meeting about The Lincolnshire Times Newspaper and some 60 people attended.
The new committee is - Chairman, Pat Parkinson; Secretary, Shirley Finney; Vice- Chairman, Brian Denison; Treasurer, Denise Torpey; Social Media, Josie Webb;  Buffet,  Jean Neall, recently made a Freeman of Brigg;  other committee members, Chris Witty and Malcom Scott. 
Future evening meetings at Brigg Servicemen's Club  are:
"Fokker Fodder" - an Illustrated talk by Paul Hare. The story of unarmed aeroplanes that were easy prey for those built by  Anthony Fokker in 1915/16.---Tuesday, October 1st.
Tuesday, November 5th. "Women in Geology" - an illustrated talk by Paul Hildreth. Investigatating the struggle for women to gain recognition in male-
dominated science.
Tuesday December 3rd. "All in a Day"s Work" -  an illustrated talk by Josie Webb. The history of the women's land army - including her mum Katleen Webb "s memories of her time in the land army, including  photos taken of her.
The Halloween Ghost Walk will be on Sunday evening, November 3rd  - with a 7pm start from outside The White Horse pub. Tickets available from Brigg Tourist Information at the Buttercross - £3 each.
Pictured above - a 2010 BASH talk about Brigg as it was decades ago.

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