Friday, August 05, 2022


Brigg Horse Fair 2022 pictured by Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog on August 5

Perfect weather graced Brigg Horse Fair 2022, held on land adjoining the railway station today (Friday, August 5) on the historic date.
The sun was out and a light wind took the edge off the temperature for participants and spectators of all ages who supported this traditional event.
The aims are horses being traded and people meeting up socially, with goods on sale from stands and refreshments being made available.
There were fewer people about than in recent years. However, those who attended saw horses being 'trotted' on the site, along Station Road and in nearby streets.
Some members of the traveller community took refreshment breaks at Wetherspoon's nearby White Horse pub and restaurant, which has historic links with the former site used by the horse fair over many decades.
Humberside Police had a presence on Station Road and adjoining streets, with a Softly, Softly policy in evidence (see pictures below).
Inspector Richard Mirfin told us: “Brigg Horse Fair is a long-established event, having taken place annually for a number of years during the first week of August.
“Our local neighbourhood officers will be engaging with local residents, business owners and visitors, as well as attending the fair to provide support throughout the event and to ensure all those who attend have an enjoyable experience.”
The pictures seen here show Brigg Horse Fair 2022 in full swing this morning and also some views of horses passing the White Horse hostelry, where the fair was held for many years until the 1960s, and along Wrawby Street.
Brigg Blog saw a few old friends from outside the town who came in specially to attend the fair.