Summer celebrations get off to a wet start

The Rev Alec Depledge with Brigg Brownies at the pump blessing. EMN-140619-214205001
The Rev Alec Depledge with Brigg Brownies at the pump blessing. EMN-140619-214205001
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Brigg Business Partnership tried their best to promote a weekend of summer celebration, but the weather earlier this month played havoc with the programme.

Popular local folk singer Dave Hoy was the compere for a folk evening in the Angel courtyard to start what promised to be a great programme over the weekend.

That event was well supported and produced a fun filled evening of music played by local folk musicians.

The old town water pumps outside the White Horse and the Nelthorpe Arms were decorated with flowers for Saturday’s pump blessing ceremony. Dancing from local music groups and music from The Old Time String Band accompanied the Pump Blessings.

Music and dancing also came from Tatterfoals Morris Dancers, Grimsby Morris Men, Bootleggers Appalachian Dancers and the Lootbeggers Old Time String Band.

The pump in Bridge St was decorated in Brownie colours, even displaying a brown owl perching on top of the pump to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the movement, while the pump in Grammar School Road South was dressed to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War One.

There was also a street collection on behalf of Brigg’s Food Bank.

The event attracted an 
enthusiastic crowd who braved the weather, then the heavens opened and the severe storms meant much of the Brigg Town Business Partnership’s scheduled events for the day had to be curtailed by early afternoon. In the evening, ceilidh band Brassy Sharman’s Fancy played in St Mary’s Church Hall on Barnard Avenue.