Blessing of the pumps for royal celebration

The procession to the Blessing Ceremony at Grammar School Road pump passes down Wrawby Street led by Rev. Enid Knowles.
The procession to the Blessing Ceremony at Grammar School Road pump passes down Wrawby Street led by Rev. Enid Knowles.
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Brigg had its own unique celebration to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.

Arranged by the town business partnership, Brigg was the place to be for the Blessing of the Pumps ceremony - and the weather shone down.

Businesses all entered into the spirit of celebrating by putting bunting up across Wrawby Street and shop windows were decorated too.

Two grand processions from the Market Place led residents and visitors to the pumps.

The parades were accompanied by 20 local Brownies acting as flower maidens.

The town’s two historic water pumps - at the County Bridge and on the corner of Grammar School Road - were decorated with flowers by Molly’s Flowers, sponsored by Brigg Rotary.

Performing the blessings were the Rev Enid Knowles and Brigg Town Councillor Alec Depledge.

And there was song and dance a plenty, provided by the Grimsby Morris Men, 
Tatterfoals Morris Group and The Bootleggers.

“It was excellent news that the pump blessing ceremonies were revived,” said a spokeswoman for North Lincolnshire Council.

“This is a well-known 
tradition in the town and the day was full of celebrations.”