Sunday, October 09, 2022


This is the last post which will appear on Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog.
Our website, with its daily updates, has finally reached the end of the line, to use a railway term.
As a former long-serving cricketer, we've decided to declare our innings closed and retire to the boundary's edge to raise a glass and reflect on our efforts.
Fittingly, the final event covered was the Brigg Town Cricket Club presentation of awards 'do' last night (Saturday) at the Black Bull.
Yesterday (October 8) marked Brigg Blog's 15th anniversary, following an initial post made back on October 8, 2007.
This milestone seems an appropriate time to retire, having spent 48 years in journalism in North Lincolnshire since 1974 (local newspapers, public relations and freelance spells).
However, we have no plans to remove Brigg Blog from the internet.
All content on our site will remain through the kind offices of our long-standing hosts at the domain.
We are grateful to all the people who have followed Brigg Blog down the years, and to everyone who has supplied information for inclusion in posts on a very wide range of topics.
Correspondents range from those who have been in touch once or twice to others who have kindly forwarded content, and even images, on a regular basis.
Ken Harrison, of Brigg Matters magazine, has supplied more than anyone, going right back to Brigg Blog's early years.
Our thanks are also extended to Brigg Town Council for being supportive of our blog's efforts to provide community news and views, and to inform people about what's happening locally.
Brigg Blog has provided more than 15,600 posts. The first - discussing four local issues - can be viewed through this link...
A kind comment received on launch day 15 years ago said: "The blog is looking good, Nigel. A more personal view on the news in Brigg is interesting to read."
We've looked to provide personal views and reflections on Brigg life since then.
A lot of water has flowed under the County Bridge while the blog has been operating, and there have been many changes, arrivals, openings and closures, plus sporting successes and a few low spots.
We've been posting three items a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a years, for a considerable period.
Many hours a week are required to source, write and upload these, and the accompanying images.
The time taken is far greater than Brigg Blog followers might imagine.
We've done our best to keep people informed, but now is the time to take things easier. Especially as we passed normal retirement age many months ago.
Regular sources for posts have included planning applications and decisions, roadworks, speed camera locations, food hygiene ratings, meetings of Brigg Town Council (which we've always attended), any topics relating to local licensed premises and eateries, and sports matches and events.
Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog being the site's full title, we won't be passing it on to others to continue posts in the future.
That's all folks!

PICTURED: Brigg's blogger in the town centre yesterday morning, on the website's 15th anniversary.


A plush Italian restaurant and three new bars are taking shape in Brigg town centre.
They will be welcome additions to the well-known Exchange hospitality venue located between Wrawby Street and Bigby Street.
The Hunt Group acquired local businessman Joe Mullen's mid-18th century complex some weeks ago.
Work to create these new additions, and other features, is well under way.
The Italian restaurant & bar - catering for local demand - will front Wrawby Street, following conversion of the former Exchange Tavern premises.
The eatery's name, and further details, will be released ahead of the opening next year.
Beyond the restaurant, and adjoining one of the rear car parking areas, will be Henry's, a large sports bar featuring big screen TVs so customers can enjoy coverage of major events across the world, and The Doghouse - a lounge-style facility.
A range of food, including snacks, will be on offer to bar visitors, with local sports teams receiving a warm welcome.
The Doghouse will become the first of the additions to open to the public next month (November). Henry's will follow early next year.
The Hunt Group has asked us to stress there will be three bars opening on the site.
"The Italian will be a bar and restaurant, so people may visit just for drinks, if they wish," the company says.
"Henry’s will be a sports bar and live entertainment venue. We hope to have bands and artists performing on weekends when there are no big sporting events."

The Exchange has 42 guest bedrooms - in its main building and the nearby courtyard - and a programme of refurbishment is under way.
Andy Carrington, who many local people will know from his years at the town's White Hart pub, has already taken up duties as manager of the Exchange bars.
Dating back to 1760, the Exchange is Brigg's only grade two* (star) listed building - a private school and a gentlemen's club for the well-to-do featuring among previous uses.
The area where The Doghouse is now taking shape was once occupied by Scruffy's theme bar, which many Brigg people will remember for its 'Emerald Isle' decor and supplies of Guinness.
However, the new addition will offer something very different for customers when it opens, with luxury seating.
The Exchange will be a 'free house' - not tied to one brewery -  and this will be reflected in a wide range of drinks being offered.
Some of those who enjoyed lengthy visits to Scruffy's more than 20 years ago will remember being in the proverbial Doghouse when they finally returned home!
Brigg Blog was invited down on Thursday afternoon (October 7) by the Hunt Group to view the project taking shape and hear about plans for the recently acquired venue.
It's good to see considerable investment being made in new features at the Exchange while retaining the historic fabric of one of the town's best-known and most distinctive landmarks.
The bedroom and actual bed at the Exchange used by Prime Minister Winston Churchill when he made a hush-hush war-time D-Day-related visit have been retained.
The same goes for the distinctive metal sculptures of local interest within the courtyard area.
With work progressing, it's too early to post pictures showing the new additions yet to be completed.
Seen above are views of the Exchange taken from Bigby Street and Wrawby Street, and some of the rooms in the courtyard.


Brigg Town Cricket Club players and supporters enjoyed the annual presentation evening at the Black Bull, on Wrawby Street, last night (Saturday, October 8).

The club didn't enjoy much playing success this season in Lincolnshire County League Division Three West, finishing at the foot of the table.
However, there were some good games during what was the hottest and driest summer for the sport since 1976.
Trophies were presented last night by popular captain Danny Bradley and by Steve Bell who is a keen supporter.
In his opening remarks, Danny said the team had played better than the league position indicated and had shown good spirit despite some adverse results.
He felt a Brigg Blog picture, taken after a heavy home defeat against Scunthorpe 3rds at the Rec, demonstrated this.
It showed Harry Cawkwell with a smile on his face at the end of a game in which Town had been skittled for only 23 runs.
A new award was presented last night - for the Most Valuable Player (MVP).
The captain noted individual contributions made by players in all matches during the season to decide the overall winner.
Veteran all-rounder Jack Richards got to his feet at the end of the presentations and led guests in "Three cheers for the skipper!"
Trophy winners are seen below in the order they received their awards and (at the top of this post) lined up together following the ceremony.


Nick Beacock (left), who claimed 23 wickets, receiving the bowler of the season trophy from captain Danny Bradley.


Danny Bradley being presented with the top batsman award by Steve Bell.


Owen Dunderdale receiving the fielder of the year trophy.


The new MPV Award for Nick Beacock from the club captain.


Noah Newbould receiving the most improved player of the season award.


Paul Neal - voted the players' player of the season.


Captain's player of the season - all-rounder Vijay Raju.


Some of the players and guests listening to Danny Bradley's review of the season.

Watching young Noah receiving his award last night reminded us of a 1975 season trophy we collected, as a teenager, at the Brigg Town presentation evening held only a year after the club had first taken to the field. This ticket-only "do" was in the Angel Hotel's Ballroom and included a buffet and a disco.
Many cricket club presentation nights since have been held at the Black Bull, with other venues including Brigg Town FC's Hawthorns, the old Queens Arms, the Ancholme Inn (now demolished) and Brigg Sugar Factory Sports & Social Club.


Brigg Town Football Club's EC Surfacing Stadium saw the biggest crowd of the day in Toolstation Northern Counties East Division One yesterday (October 8).
The Zebras remain in fifth place following a 2-2 draw against Rossington Main, who stay second.
Following a goalless first half, Scott Phillips netted twice for Brigg who looked on course for victory until two very late goals by the visitors.
The official attendance was 315 - the next best being 225 for Selby v Worsbrough.
Brigg Town Development lost 4-1 away to Nettleham in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League Premier.
In EC Surfacing Scunthorpe & District League Division One, Barnetby United enjoyed a notable and praiseworthy 5-0 home win over College Wanders (see match report below and accompanying action pictures from Lee Fielden)
Briggensians secured a fine 6-0 win at Scotter United Reserves in Division Two.
Neil Altoft netted four times and there was a goal apiece for Joe Stothard and Luke Boden.

Railwaymen celebrate 1,000th game in style

Barnetby United turned in one of their finest performances to beat reigning division 1 champions College Wanderers 5-0 to commemorate their 1000th game in the Scunthorpe League, writes Lee Fielden.
After 3 minutes, Liam Davies’ through ball sent Harry Finnis down the left wing; he muscled his way into the College box and fired his side 1-0 up for his 1st of the season.
On 20 minutes, Will Forrest brought the ball down on the halfway line and, upon looking up, saw keeper Harris well off his line. He struck the ball into the wind, which seemed to hang for an eternity in the air before nestling in the net to make it 2-0.
College came back with a succession of corners but Barnetby held firm.
On 30 minutes great work in midfield sent Euan Langton through and his first time finish from the edge of the box put the Railwaymen 3-0 up.
Just short of halftime, O’Callaghan’s free-kick was spilt and Connor Watson pounced on the rebound to slot home his first goal for Barnetby to make the score 4-0.
This quickly became five early in the second half as Forrest sprung the offside trap to bag his 2nd of the game.
Jake Parker replaced Ben Popple in midfield and Tom Tuplin in goal made a stunning save to maintain his clean sheet in the Barnetby goal behind a back 3 of Carter, Merrick and Jordan that were outstanding.
Finnis, on the left, was replaced by Alex Green.
O’Callaghan and Forrest who had led the line superbly tired were replaced by Callum Wilkins and Joe Scott.
The game finished 5-0 to The Railwaymen in what was one of finest performances in the club's 1,000 games.
Barnetby players are pictured in their familiar black and white kit.

Next Saturday (October 15) Barnetby host Limestone Rangers in Division One, while Briggensians are away to Santon in Nev Watson Nursing Cup round one.




Safer Roads Humber says safety cameras are used across the region as part of its overall strategy to make our roads safer. And they will be operating at two locations in the Brigg area over the coming days.
Mobile and fixed speed cameras detect speeding vehicles "at sites of risk."
Safer Roads Humber is able to deploy them at a range of locations.
'Daily enforcement' will be carried out on the B1206, Scawby Road, Scawby Brook.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12: 'Daily enforcement' will be undertaken on the B1207, Station Road, Hibaldstow.

Saturday, October 08, 2022


Two sets of roadworks are to be carried out on the busy A18 in Brigg.
Delays are likely to result on Wrawby Road, near the junction with Churchill Avenue, on Thursday, October 13.
North Lincolnshire Council, the local highway authority, will be carrying out drain maintenance - resulting in one lane of the carriageway being closed.
Anglian Water is to undertake repair and maintenance works on Wrawby Road between October 19 and 21 when temporary traffic controls will be in place.
Motorists are expected to encounter hold-ups at times while this project is underway.


A timescale has been suggested for the demolition of the Hewson House office complex in Brigg - declared redundant by North Lincolnshire Council and now disused.
February 27, 2023 is given as the estimated start date, with completion of on-site works off Station Road and Bigby Street by September 1 next year.
These dates are included in documentation which has been submitted to North Lincolnshire Council planners.
They are being asked to decide whether the local planning authority's prior approval is required for demolition.
If the subsequent ruling says prior approval is unnecessary, knocking down the buildings will be able to proceed to an agreed timescale.
If prior approval is considered necessary, a formal application to the planning authority is expected to follow.
Asked on the recently submitted application form to state the reasons why demolition needs to take place, the reply was: "Regeneration of site, uses to be determined."
'Applicant details - Company Name'  is North Lincolnshire Council, Church Square House, Scunthorpe High Street.
A public consultation date relating to this prior approval application is now under way and will conclude on October 18.
A very detailed 58-page Heritage Impact Assessment is among documentation accompanying the application.
Today's Hewson House complex comprises various buildings constructed over a number of decades since the 1960s, including during the eras of Brigg Rural District Council and Glanford Borough Council.
The North Lincolnshire authority took over in 1996 and soon named the complex Hewson House in honour of Coun George Hewson, of Brigg, who had been a long-serving councillor, authority chairman and mayor.
Extensions were added on both sides of a former detached residence which was converted to office use prior to the Second World War.
It is not a listed property, nor designated as a local heritage asset.
The Hewson House offices are located near the Brigg Conservation Area, and there are a number of grade two listed properties in this part of the town.

PICTURED: Above - Front, side and rear views of Hewson House, and a sign in the entrance stressing 'Building Closed'. Below - a close-up of the former detached property, once a family home, which was subsequently converted to local authority use as offices. 




Sports fans in Brigg and district will be interested to learn that one of our local football teams will achieve a major milestone this afternoon (Saturday, October 8).
Barnetby United - The Railwaymen - will be playing their 1,000th match in what is now known as the EC Surfacing Scunthorpe & District League.
This will be against reigning Division One champions College Wanderers at the village ground on Silver Street (2.30pm kick-off).
Brigg Blog has sent the club its best wishes.
Lee Fielden - manager, player, club historian and archivist - has kindly supplied us with details of the club's record, in several leagues.
Barnetby FC can trace its roots back to 1936 - three years before the Second World War.
Lee explains: "The club made its first steps into senior football in 1945-46 in Division Two of the Scunthorpe League before departing for the Grimsby League. "A two-year stay in the The East Barkwith League then followed before a return to the Scunthorpe League in 1975.
"Barnetby United now join a select group of clubs whose first teams have played 1,000 games in the Scunthorpe League.
"As of October 6, 2022, these are: New Holland Villa 1,471, Santon 1,328, Scotter United 1,234, College Wanderers 1,169.
"Before sadly folding, long-standing league members Crosby Colts were on 1,453 games."
Following today's game, Barnetby's players and supporters will have a very good reason to raise a glass to the next 1,000!
The current Scunthorpe League run-down (prior to kick-off this afternoon) is: Played 999, Won 389, Drawn 135, Lost 475; Goals For 2,310, Goals Against 2,560, Goal Difference -250.
The village club also played 677 Grimsby League games and 32 in the East Barkwith competition.
In October 2018 we reported Lee's 500th game as manager of Barnetby United; a tasty treat came his way!
Educated in Brigg, Lee played cricket for Brigg Town, as a wicketkeeper/batsman, for many years.

PICTURED ABOVE: Barnetby United (black and white kit) in action earlier this season against Briggensians at Brigg Recreation Ground, Lee Fielden with club trophies, and the hand-written teamsheet for The Railwaymen's first game in the Scunthorpe League.

Friday, October 07, 2022


A businesswoman who is known by many local people will be at the helm when a new shop opens in Brigg next week.
Louise Beacock ran Molly's Flowers at 11A Market Place for many years until July 2022 when she opted to switch to a home-based workshop to meet customers' requirements through deliveries.
On Monday (October 10) Louise will be establishing a retail base within the town centre once again.
It will be located on College Yard, close to the sizeable Old Courts Road car park.
Our picture shows the premises yesterday (Thursday) with signage pending.
A notice displayed in a front window informs passers-by about the opening day.
Louise says she is is looking forward to seeing customers, old and new, at the College Yard outlet.
More information about Molly's Flowers can be found through this link...
'Change of use' planning permission, and listed building consent, were recently granted to permit the former Molly's Flowers shop at 11A Market Place (adjoining the Coney Court entrance) to become a 'drinking establishment' - a bottle shop & bar being proposed.
View further details here...


There will be an early start to weekend events in Brigg tonight (Friday, October 7).
Two Far Cajon will be playing at the Vault Bar, and there will be karaoke (hosted by Shaun) at the Woolpack on the opposite side of the Market Place.
Singer Jacqui Copling will be making a welcome return to the Woolpack on Saturday night (October 8th). She's pictured, above right, at the Woolie during a previous appearance.
Ashley James will be live at The Vault from 8.30pm on Saturday.
Brigg Town Football Club's licensed Hawthorns venue will have The Gas Band (pictured) playing hits from many stars on Saturday from 8pm.
As with other gigs, there's no admission charge.
The Millfield licensed venue at Castlethorpe will be hosting a Wedding Fayre on Saturday from noon to 4pm. This bar and restaurant, which launched in April, occupies the former Arties Mill premises which have been refurbished.
Brigg Town Cricket Club will holding its annual presentation night at the Black Bull, Wrawby Street, on Saturday, from 6.30pm.
There will be a free-to-enjoy disco & karaoke at the Dying Gladiator, Bigby Street, tomorrow night until late.
Well-known vocalist Gray Hodgson will be performing an evening gig at the Red Lion in Broughton on Saturday evening.

Brigg & District Servicemen's Club now has tickets on sale from the bar for a 1980s Spectacular Night at the Coney Court venue on Saturday, October 15 - featuring the group Scoundrel Days, plus disco. Admission costs £3.50p.

Keep an eye out for special offers while shopping in Brigg between October 8 and 22 during the Totally Locally Fiver Fest. Among outlets taking part will be the Rabbit Hole Bookshop, in the Market Place, which has some volumes available for a fiver!

Brigg Heritage Centre, located in the town centre's Angel building, will be hosting a craft workshop on Saturday 8th from 10am to 12.30pm.

Brigg Market will be operating on Saturday, from 8am, with fruit & veg, flowers and fish among items available. There will also be an arts and craft market in the town centre.


Brigg Town Football Club host second-in-the table Rossington Main at the EC Surfacing Stadium on Saturday (October 8).
The Zebras, who are currently fifth, are six points behind the South Yorkshire side.
Both these teams have lost only once in the league this season.
Brigg's average home crowd in Toolstation Northern Counties East Division One is 297 for the current campaign, and another sizeable attendance is anticipated tomorrow for a game kicking off at 3pm.
Pip's Kitchen will have food available and the licensed Hawthorns bar will be open.
Brigg Town Development journey down the A15 to Nettleham for a game in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League Premier.
In the EC Surfacing Scunthorpe & District League tomorrow afternoon, Barnetby United have a Division One home fixture against old rivals College Wanderers at the railway village's Silver Street venue.
Briggensians will be visiting Scotter United Reserves in Division Two.
Brigg Hockey Club men's and ladies' league matches will be played on the all-weather pitch at the Recreation Ground on Saturday, from 12.30pm onwards.
The latest Ancholme Valley Way Parkrun will be held in Brigg on Saturday, starting at 9am from the Ancholme Way Bridge and following a 5k course. Last week's event attracted 104 competitors. View full results and times here...
Ancholme Rowing Club, from Brigg, will be hosting its annual Ancholme Head event on Sunday, October 9.
Racing will be in two divisions, starting at 11am and 2.30pm, following a straight 2,750m course on our local river.
Male and female members from clubs across the north and midlands will be taking part in this long-established event which attracts dozens of rowers, supporters and spectators.
Crews will be timed from the south side of Broughton Bridge to the north side of the M180 Bridge.
Brigg's Black Bull footballers will be playing their first Scunthorpe & District League match of the season on Sunday.
Their Division Two opponents at Brigg Rec will be Ashby Mill Road (kick off 10.30am).
Also in action in this section on Sunday morning will be Hibaldstow who host Blyborough United.
In Division Three, Wrawby Millers have home advantage against Brumby FC.
Brigg Town B visit Drum FC in the Hull & District Veterans League.
Brigg Town Ladies will be at home to Crowle in a league game at the EC Surfacing Stadium on Sunday (2pm).
The Elsham Golf Club Academy is hosting 'try golf for free' taster sessions for junior players on Saturday and Sunday. Places need to be booked in advance. Here's a link...

Thursday, October 06, 2022


Brigg Market in ON today, despite suggestions on social media that it has been cancelled due to expected adverse weather.

We took this picture at 8am this morning as traders were getting their stalls ready... in bright sunshine, with only a light breeze.

Those who organise the market need to consider the safety of traders and shoppers, with anticipated high winds a factor.

One high profile weather forecaster at 6am this morning suggested 21mph could prevail by early afternoon.

Some traders on Brigg Market operate from metal trailers and vehicles, rather than stalls.

On earlier occasions when bad weather meant the stalls were ruled out, the market continued, on a reduced level, for this reason.

The social media post which appeared yesterday also suggested the cancellation of the Thursday market in Ashby today.

North Lincolnshire Council is the local markets authority and we have offered the council an opportunity to provide further details or supply a comment.

10.41am UPDATE: North Lincolnshire Council said: "Ashby Market and Brigg Market were cancelled last night after high winds were forecast. However, Brigg market stalls were already erected and some traders arrived this morning." 

11am: Having reflected on the advance cancellation of markets, Brigg Blog wonders if, in the future, the council might still give notice to shoppers and traders after learning of forecast adverse weather (such as high winds and snow) but point out that although the stalls cannot be erected in the town centre, a reduced market is still anticipated, from vehicles and trailers. And, if possible, indicate what may be on offer, e.g. fish, cakes, mobile catering. Ashby Market (cancelled today) uses stalls of a different design to those employed in Brigg.



Two business premises in Brigg town centre have been rated for food hygiene, following routine inspections undertaken by North Lincolnshire Council.
Five stars were awarded to the Marmaris takeaway at 45 Wrawby Street and also to  Martins shop at 8 Wrawby Street.
Both were classed as 'Very Good' for food hygiene in their recent inspections, and gained the highest possible number of stars.
Local authorities and the Food Standards Agency operate what is known as the Scores on the Doors scheme.
Green stickers showing the number of stars awarded are issued to businesses after they have been visited.
These stickers can be displayed on doors, windows or inside the premises to inform the public.
Further food hygiene ratings for Brigg and district premises expected to be announced in the near future.


The Brigg Tree of Remembrance 2022 will be operating in the award-winning garden entrance to St John's Church from Wrawby Street.
This tree will be dedicated, following a short service, on Wednesday, November 23 at 6pm and will remain until Saturday, January 7 at 3pm.
Cards remembering local people who have passed away will be attached to the tree between these dates.
Memory cards will be available at various local venues - details to be announced.
Keith Simpson is pictured above right with last year's Tree of Remembrance.

LASTING MEMORIAL: A sapling planted in Brigg as part of The Queen's Green Canopy, to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee 2022, will act as a lasting reminder of the late monarch for those who visit the Abbey Village care home or look over the railings as they walk by on Wrawby Street, near the Monument roundabout, as we were doing while taking the picture seen above (centre). The sapling, in the care home's front garden, is destined to develop into a mature tree, with a plaque nearby to inform people about its significance. Her Majesty is pictured above during her Jubilee visit to Brigg in 1977.

THE FALLEN: A walk along Wrawby Road, Brigg, on Saturday (October 1) resulted in some nostalgic memories. Following heavy showers and stiff wind the previous day, many shiny conkers had gone to ground under a tall horse chestnut tree near the old Cemetery Lodge. Similar autumnal conditions in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s would have seen local children out and about early to collect every fallen conker. These would have been holed with metal skewers, strung on boot-laces and used for free games against other youngsters in the days that followed.

PROBLEM SURFACES: We gather work is in hand to deal with bug-related issues at the Davy Memorial Playground near Kings Avenue, Brigg. Areas of grass have been churned up by hungry birds (including pigeons, crows and thrushes) searching for food.

Wednesday, October 05, 2022


These nostalgic pictures, showing Brigg town centre almost 60 years ago, have been rediscovered in a local family archive.
They were taken from the floor above Instone's well-known grocery shop on Wrawby Street and are thought to feature a carnival procession around 1963.
The floats would have been on their way to Brigg Recreation Ground, or possibly Brigg Town Football Club's Hawthorns ground.
Tony Instone, a former pupil of Brigg Grammar School, kindly forwarded the interesting colour images to Brigg Blog over the weekend after we had met, briefly, during the Lincolnshire Market. Shops in view include Bradley's, Sipling's, Bowen's and Woolworth's.
Also featured are the old Red Lion pub (since demolished) and the Congregational Chapel (now housing an estate agency).
Tony says the floats are interesting, including the one representing Brigg Sugar Factory.
'Miss Brigg' (possibly the Carnival Queen) and the two runners up (Princesses?) also appear.
Brigg Blog can't recall seeing any of the pictures previously, and we think this is probably the first time they've featured online.
So our thanks go to Tony for sharing them. We anticipate the pix will bring back many memories for Brigg Blog followers - now aged 60+ -who can recall using  these shops and attending the annual summer carnivals.
Being colour pictures, they highlight the attractive frontages many local business premises offered in the 1960s.
For the benefit of younger Brigg Blog followers, we should mention that Wrawby Street still formed part of the A18 at the time these scenes were recorded.
Carnivals were held on Sundays when less traffic was using the main road, but it's likely that police on patrol near the Buttercross held up cars and lorries while the procession passed through.
Just a reminder... many interesting old pictures of Brigg Sugar Factory can be viewed in an exhibition at Brigg Heritage Centre which will continue until the end of this year.

Instone's - from which these carnival pictures were photographed in the 1960s.


The Christmas season will be coming a little early to Brigg this year, with the traditional festive market and lights switch-on ceremony taking place in the town centre on Friday, November 25.
This has long been the town's biggest annual event in terms of attendance as long as weather conditions are reasonable for the time of year.
The switch-on night is generally held on a Friday evening, although a Thursday was chosen in 2021.
Many shops allied to the Brigg Town Business Partnership will stay open late so people have the chance to stock up with Christmas gifts for family members and friends.
The illuminations are arranged by Brigg Town Council.
It was more forward thinking, environmentally, than most others and invested in LED lights a few years ago - these being more energy efficient than traditional types.
Brigg's illuminations will stay on until Twelfth Night has been and gone (January 6, 2023).

PICTURED: Views from last year's switch-on ceremony and market.


Wetherspoon's White Horse pub & restaurant, on Wrawby Street, Brigg, will be participating in the company's nationwide Real Ale Festival from Wednesday, October 12 through to Sunday, October 23. There will be "19 ales new to Wetherspoon."
The prices of meals and drinks have been low ever since Wetherspoon's opened its Brigg outlet seven years ago.
But books of money off vouchers (valid until October 31) are currently being snapped up by Brigg customers - reducing the cost even further.
Various real ales can currently be obtained for £1.99p (rather than £2.19p) while the cost of a traditional breakfast is £2.99p with use of a money-off voucher.
We collected a book of vouchers, having inquried at the bar, and soon put it to use!