Sunday, October 02, 2022


Lincolnshire Day was celebrated by many Brigg people and also former locals now living in other parts of the UK and as far away as Australia.
Saturday, October 1 saw a special Lincolnshire Market held in the town centre.
Down-Under in Perth, West Australia, former Brigg Town cricketer Simon Church celebrated by unfurling his Lincolnshire County Flag, raising a glass or two and sending Happy Lincolnshire Day best wishes to his friends in an illustrated post on Facebook. He tucked into roast beef and Lincolnshire pudding!
Members of a hockey team from West Yorkshire, wearing Aire Valley tracksuits, paid a visit to Brigg town centre during the morning prior to an afternoon match at the Recreation Ground.
One of the Lincolnshire Day themes is buying and eating county-made products.
There were locally-made cakes, pies and sausage rolls available from the market, and sausages and other meat products on offer at Brigg butchers.
The Grimsby fish van was serving customers close to the Buttercross, which was flying the county flag.
The Sweet Memories shop had a sign outside to inform shoppers it stocked Appleby's ices, from Conisholme, near Louth.
The Blyton Ice Cream parlour, also on Wrawby Street, welcomed visitors to enjoy its products made in the West Lindsey village of the same name.
Some charity stalls were operating yesterday as part of the market, and the one outside St John's Church saw the presentation of a £276 cheque.
The proceeds of the recent Pudding Party, held in the Church Hall, will go towards access improvements to the mid-19th century place of worship.
Street entertainment yesterday included a couple of performers on stilts, who were happy to chat with passers-by and pose for pictures.
Their attire reminded us of artistic representations of the legendary Lincolnshire Tiddy Mun (Men).
Centuries ago the Tiddy folk were believed to dwell by county rivers and be able to control their flows in an era when frequent flooding posed a threat to the livelihoods of many Lincolnshire folk in low-lying areas, prior to effective drainage being achieved.
The Yarborough Hunt, on Bridge Street, Brigg, stocks ales brewed locally at Melton Ross. This range was available yesterday from late morning through to closing time in the evening.
Just a though for next year... How about using Brigg Fair - the Frederic Delius orchestral version - to provide some suitable background music on Lincolnshire Day? Someone speaking Lincolnshire Dialect to passers-by might also prove popular. Unless everyone is too frit to give this a try!  Thankfully, the weather stayed fine yesterday and it wasn't siling down wi' ra-en.
PICTURED: Above - Street entertainers; Simon Church, who went to school in Brigg, celebrating Lincolnshire Day 2022 at home in Australia; and market shoppers yesterday. Below - views from the town centre, plus the presentation of the Pudding Party proceeds to St John's Church by Debs Dunderdale, of the Brigg Town Business Partnership.


Blyton ice cream on sale at the parlour on Wrawby Street.

Lincolnshire sausage rolls (bottom left) and other tasty products.

Fruit and veg being sold in the Market Place on Lincolnshire Day 2022.

The Lincolnshire Flag flying on the Buttercross.

Brian's DIY (established in 1964) flying the county flag yesterday.