Packed House at BASH

Pictured at the September meeting of Brigg Amateur Social Historians  are, from left, committee member Anne Denison, speaker Josie Webb and committee member Barbara Smith.
Pictured at the September meeting of Brigg Amateur Social Historians are, from left, committee member Anne Denison, speaker Josie Webb and committee member Barbara Smith.

Brigg Amateur Social Historians, BASH, began their new season of meetings with a packed house at the Brigg and District Servicemen’s Club.

First up in the new programme was Josie Webb, who presented a slide show of Brigg in earlier times entitled “Looking at Brigg’s Past”, showing the changing face of Brigg over more than 100 years.

The high level of interest in Josie’s presentation was reflected in the excellent attendance at the event.

The next talk, on Tuesday, October 1, is ‘Queen Elizabeth I - A thoroughly modern woman’ - an illustrated talk by Marilyn Roberts and all are welcome to this meeting.

The group will be holding a Halloween Ghost Walk on Thursday, October 31, starting at 7pm from The White Horse in Wrawby Street.

This is a walk around the spooky historic centre of Brigg and a chance on the way to listen to many tales of ghosts and hauntings!

Tickets cost £3 each, children seven and under free, and are available from Brigg Tourist Information Centre at The Buttercross or call 01652-657053).

The November meeting will take a look at ‘Life below Stairs - Domestic Service in Lincolnshire’, with Lynda Hotchkiss and the life and times of Lillie Langtry will be the subject at the December meeting.

All meetings start are held at the Brigg Servicemen’s Club in Coney Court and start at 8pm.

There is no charge for meetings, but a raffle is held to offset costs.

A free buffet is provided after each talk.

Full details can be found at www.briggbash.org.uk