Tuesday, May 26, 2020
WELL-KNOWN BRIGG SHOP PREMISES BEING REFURBISHED
On-going internal refurbishment work began some weeks at well-known shop premises on Wrawby Street - directly opposite the entrance to Grammar School Road South.
Previous users of the ground floor over various decades include George Mason (grocer), a sports equipment supplier and (latterly) a vehicle accessories business.
On the front of the building is a unique survivor from the 1970s - a sign declaring Keep Brigg On The Map.
This campaign involved local traders who feared the Brigg by-pass (M180) would cost them a lot of trade, particularly of the passing variety, once the A18 was no longer the main Scunthorpe-Grimsby-Immingham route.
East-bound traffic passed the front of this shop until the A18 was re-routed alongvVarnard Avenue in the early 1990s.