Step back in time at cafe

The new Courtyard Cafe in Brigg's Angel Centre
The new Courtyard Cafe in Brigg's Angel Centre

The latest development at the new Angel complex in Brigg town centre has opened its doors to the public.

The Angel Courtyard Cafe offers light lunches and snacks in surroundings designed to give a taste of the former Angel Hotel of days gone by.

“It will make a special venue for local people to meet up,” said cafe co-owner Paul Keane, who also owns Grandad’s Shed and The Loft in the town’s Wrawby Street.

“And for many older people, it will mean stepping back in time to recall the glory days of the old Angel Hotel in the 1960s.”

Furnished with Lloyd Loom chairs and cast iron table, the Courtyard Cafe officially opened for business in time for the town’s Christmas light switch on and Christmas Fair.

And some of the first customers to sample the delights on offer were North Lincolnshire Councillors Carl Sherwood, also Mayor of Brigg, and Nigel Sherwood.

The Angel Complex, just off the town’s market place, is also home to the town’s library and the newly created heritage centre, as well as being the link office for North Lincolnshire Council.

As reported previously, the centrepiece for the heritage centre is the historic Brigg raft, but there has now been a further delay to its arrival back in the town.

The raft is currently being restored in York and a glass display case is being constructed to house it in.

Before it can be moved into The Angel, however, some windows will need to be removed so the case can be put in place.

It is now likely to be the spring before the raft returns and can be put on display.

There has been a further delay in the arrival of the Brigg raft at the town’s Heritage Centre.

The raft is currently being restored in York and a glass case being constructed to contain it.

It is likely to be the spring before the raft is back home in the town.