Sunday, February 09, 2020
SPECIAL LOCAL HISTORY BOOK SALE COMING UP IN BRIGG
Local history is a hugely popular topic in Brigg and district. Now people who take an interest in the past can look forward to a special sale of books that's coming up in the town. We expect it to attract considerable interest.
FROM NEIL CASTLE, MANAGER - OXFAM BRIGG BOOKS & MUSIC
Over the last few months, Oxfam Books and Music in Brigg have received a good quantity of local history items including a large selection of books on Brigg, nearby towns and villages and Lincolnshire.
There are also have a number of history books covering the wider region. With over 200 items, there are publications that are more recent as well as older; out-of-print harder-to-find local history books, such as J. Charles Cox’s Lincolnshire, published in 1916, and Arthur Mee’s Lincolnshire.
There are many local history pamphlets from local history groups and fascinating ephemera such as a programme for the 1936 Borough of Scunthorpe Charter Celebration; a 1931 Order of Proceedings at the opening of New School Hall, Scunthorpe Modern School, and Caistor Rural District Council Guide Books from the 1950s.
All these and more will be on sale at a Local History Event on Wednesday, February 12th, at the Oxfam Book Shop at 16 Wrawby Street, Brigg.
The shop will be opening late for this special local history sale from 6.00 pm to 8.00pm.
The event is open to anyone interested in finding books about at local area.
Light refreshments will be served.
PICTURED: Above - A local history gem - Dr Frank Henthorn's book dealing with the town's development during the 19th century. He was deputy headmaster of Brigg Grammar School. Below - Peter Bell's acclaimed work tracing the history of Brigg Amateur Operatic Society 1902-2003. We are using these pictures for illustrative purposes; the books are not necessarily going to be available at the forthcoming sale. But you never know...