Final lot for Brigg auctioneer

Auctioneer Jan Hyeland in action at Stennetts Auction in Brigg for the last time.
Auctioneer Jan Hyeland in action at Stennetts Auction in Brigg for the last time.

It was the end on an era - going back around 100 years - as Stennetts held their last auction in Brigg’s Station Road.

Older residents will remember Stennetts from their days in Manley Gardens and at the old cattle market site, where the town’s Tesco store is now.

The original Stennetts started between 1913 and 1918 - regulars at the final event had done their research but were nor quite sure of the exact year.

However, there can be no doubt the market has served the town for 100 years.

Well known local auctioneer Jan Hyland amused the punters as she has done for the past 25 years when she took bids for the last time but speaking to the Rasen Mail she had an important message to pass on.

“I am retiring from this Brigg market but I shall still be at Market Rasen on Tuesdays,”she said.

Jan received a special plaque ‘The End of an Era’ from punters at Brigg who had held a collection in her honour.

“It is a sad day but at least its carrying on,” added Jan.

“My husband Pete and I took over in 1988.

“We started at the old cattle market; it was in 1998 that we moved to Station Road.

“Tom Scuffham had had the business before us and ran it from Manley Gardens and North Lincolnshire Council put a shed up for us when we came to Station Road.

“We always ran the business as Stennetts-that was what it had always been known as.”

The weekly auction will continue but will now be known as Brigg Station Auctions.