Monday, November 04, 2019
STREET AND FOOTBALL PICTURES SHOWING BRIGG IN THE EARLY 1970s
These Brigg pictures from the early 1970s contain plenty to interest those who remember how the town used to be.
The one above shows a summer's day on Bridge Street, with Button's convenience shop on the left near the Mark One 1964-registered Ford Cortina.
Two VW Beetles, a Ford Escort and a Mini are also in view.
The row of terraced houses and what later came a tall block of flats (behind the petrol station) are still part of today's street scene.
The petrol station - then a Texaco outlet - is also evident in 2019 but has undergone major changes to its buildings and seen several switches in fuel supplier.
The business premises that existed on the other side of Bridge Street in the 1970s are long gone. Note the awning; a number of these used to feature in this part of town including the noted greengrocery (latterly converted to provide a bar area within the Yarborough Hunt pub).
Below is a match day scene at The Hawthorns, with Brigg Town Football Club on the attack as supporters of different age groups look on near the Recreation Ground tennis courts. East Parade houses and back gardens are in the distance.
Can any long-serving fans of the Zebras recognise the player who is about to cross the ball?
Both pictures are from the Ken Fisher Archive.