Iconic Angel’s arm undergoing repairs

The Angel-minus an arm EMN-140916-093242001
The Angel-minus an arm EMN-140916-093242001

One of Brigg’s iconic sculptures is suffering from wear and tear.

The statue on the market place building known as ‘The Angel’ has some rot in her body parts.

The issue reportedly came to light after town councillor Chris Dyson found one of the Angel’s hands on the pavement after it had been dislodged from above.

Experts were called in to examine the Angel from a cherry picker and remains in place after being made safe.

A spokesperson for Brigg Town Council confirmed the arm is presently ‘undergoing surgery’ and the patient 
‘remains in a satisfactory 
condition.’

The Angel was originally a part of the historic coaching inn of the same name, the predecessor to the present council offices.

More than 20 years ago, it was closed as a hotel before being redeveloped as a community building.

It now houses the Heritage Centre and library as well as the local link office for North Lincolnshire Council, the Town Council Offices and the ‘community rooms’ known as The Angel Suite.