Reviving traditions to get the best from Brigg

Peter Thompson pic and cap''The Grimsby Morris Dancers who added a touch of colour to this year's hugely successfuul Brigg Fiddle Festival.
Peter Thompson pic and cap''The Grimsby Morris Dancers who added a touch of colour to this year's hugely successfuul Brigg Fiddle Festival.
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The ambitious Brigg Town Business Partnership is planning to increase the profile of the town this spring and summer by staging a number of promotions and events in its town centre.

Things start this Friday, April 26, with a fashion show at the Angel Suite in support of the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance, at 7.30pm; tickets are still available.

The group is also promoting the Brigg Spring Food Festival being held on Saturday, April 27, in conjunction with the monthly Farmers Market on the same day.

Looking further ahead, the partnership is reviving the dressing ceremony at the town’s two pumps - one by the Nelthorpe Arms and the other at the eastern end of Wrawby Street, near the White Horse.

The pump dressing and blessing was a popular activity several years ago when it was revived by Brigg Amateur Social Historians, but last year the event did not take place.

This year’s pump dressing will be held on Saturday, June 1, in association with a town centre craft market.

And with that weekend also marking the Queen’s Coronation, the town council has backed the proposal for bunting to go up.

“We are pleased to revive the old traditions such as the pump dressing,” said Partnership chairman Byron Teague.

“We have put it on a Saturday when the shops are open rather than in an evening as it was before. “We want to increase footfall in the town at the same time as provide an enjoyable event.”