Distinctive circular blue plaques are displayed on some of the distinctive buildings within Brigg town centre. More than 30 plaques have been awarded since the mid-1980s by Brigg Town Council to mark praiseworthy restorations, refurbishments, additions to premises and (occasionally) new builds.
The Civic Award is presented in recognition of a feature "which is best considered to have improved the appearance of the town during the previous year."
Town Clerk Dinah Lilley has compiled a list of all the awards made year by year, usually presented at annual Civic Dinners.
Here we feature pictures of a selection of the winners, but there are more to be spotted as you make your way around the town.
The Nelthorpe Arms, pictured above, was a winner in 1984 (the first year of the scheme). Was this when its attractive beer garden was created, overlooking the Old River Ancholme?
BRIGG TOWN COUNCIL CIVIC AWARD WINNERS
1984 Kettles of Brigg and also the Nelthorpe Arms.
1985 College Yard.
1986 Shops on Elwes Street.
1987 No Award
1988 Shops rear of No.2 Market Place and also Raffles Club (The Exchange).
1989 Riverside Surgery.
1990 Conversion of the Congregational Chapel, Wrawby Street, and also Housing Development, Manley Gardens.
1991 School Court & Cottages on Chapel Yard.
1992 No Award
1993 Barnes the Jewellers, Wrawby Street. (Certificate of Merit)
1994 Premises previously known as Instones, Wrawby Street.
1995 Pickerings Shoe Shop, Wrawby Street.
1996 Brians D.I.Y., Wrawby Street.
1997 Cottage adjacent to Brigg Snooker Club, Bigby Street.
1998 St John’s Church Courtyard, Wrawby Street (Certificate of Merit).
1999 Way In, Market Place.
2000 Elsham House, Elwes Street (formerly The Alcoves).
2001 The Lord Nelson, Market Place.
2002 No Award
2003 The Yarborough Hunt, Bridge Street.
2004 The Cottages, Queen Street.
2005 Old Courts Veterinary Centre, Old Courts Road.
2006 No Award
2007 No Award
2008 G.S.A. House, Market Place (Grimley-Smith).
2009 Cooplands, Wrawby Street.
2010 Eastfield, Bigby Street.
2011 Brigg Children’s Centre, Grammar School Road.
2012 Byrom & Steel, 1-5 Springs Parade.
2013 Lidl, Atherton Way
2014 No Award
2015 No Award
2016 Brown & Co, Market Place.
2017 No Award
2018 Graham Wilson for the DDM, Teasdales and Age Concern shops on Wrawby Street & also the Lord Nelson (Old Mill Brewery) refurb.
2019 Guy Whitney Goldsmith, Market Place.
2020 Which building will prove to be a winner?
|Cottages created on Bigby Street, where the half-timbered gas board bill-settling premises use to stand, won in 1997.|
|Cooplands won in 2009 for conversion of the former Shoefayre premises into its bakery and sandwich shop.|
|DDM Agricultural gained a plaque in 2010 for its Eastfield House headquarters, housed in former solicitor's offices on Bigby Street.|
|College Yard with its blue plaque displays on the lamp-post (centre).|
|Kettle of Brigg displaying its plaque near the door (centre).|
|Two views of School Court, with plaque displayed below.|
|Restored town centre cottages - Civic Award 1991 (plaque still visible on one of them below).|