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A new pop up exhibition is now open in Brigg Heritage Centre called Bottles Galore.

Old bottles has been a subject requested in the centre since it first opened, so now it has been decided an exhibition based on bottles relating to Brigg businesses, mainly from the 19th and early 20th century, is a must.

Research carried out painted a picture of a busy bustling town with a huge number of businesses of extraordinary variety.

The exhibition not only explores the history of brewing in the town, including the many inns and other businesses selling ale, wine and porter, but also mineral water manufacturers, a jam manufacturer and other businesses selling their wares in glass and stoneware bottles.

Kay Rothery a trustee of Brigg Heritage Centre said: “The exhibits have been lent by local businessman and well known collector, Steve Mundey and already a large number of visitors have enjoyed this eagerly awaited exhibition.

“The Centre will also be holding bottle related crafts and has a Memory Tree on which visitors can hang a message in a bottle.

“Bottle collecting is a popular hobby, so we also hope to hold a discovery day for those bottles that are found in gardens or elsewhere that we would like to know a little more about and perhaps hope for a rare find.”

The exhibition runs until the end of May and the centre is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 10am to 2pm, and on Saturdays, from 10am to 3pm.