Thursday, October 06, 2022


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.