Waterborne fun at Brigg festival event

Mike Youngman (left) and Shelley Youngman (in boat) try out rowing at the Ancholme Rowing Club under the watchful eyes of, from left, Club Captain Zoe Sparling, Vice Chairman Jim Copson and Andrew Spellman. EMN-160106-114344001
Mike Youngman (left) and Shelley Youngman (in boat) try out rowing at the Ancholme Rowing Club under the watchful eyes of, from left, Club Captain Zoe Sparling, Vice Chairman Jim Copson and Andrew Spellman. EMN-160106-114344001

Crowds flocked to the 2016 Brigg River Festival where there was a range of activities on offer at several venues.

At their Island Carr site, Glanford Boat Club held an open day of fun for all the family, with dodgems, a bouncy castle and inflatable slide.

Visitors were able to take to the water at Ancholme Rowing Club, on Manley Gardens, where the club had combined activities with Glanford Canoe Club.

Newcomers had the opportunity to try out rowing and kayaking under the leadership of club members.

A ferry boat provided river trips from near the town’s Lidl store and members of the Ancholme River Trust manned a stall at the market place bandstand to co-ordinate all the activities on the day.

“This is the third year of the festival and it looks like being the best yet,” said Coun Rob Waltham, chairman of the Ancholme River Trust.

“Ancholme Rowing club, the Canoe Club, Glanford Boat Club and the ferry boat have all seen plenty of visitors during the morning.

“We are grateful to all the volunteers for running the various activities.”

Pictured above are Mike Youngman and Shelley Youngman who took up the opportunity to have a go at rowing at Ancholme Rowing Club.

Keeping a watchful eye on them were, from left, club captain Zoe Sparling, vice-chairman Jim Copson and Andrew Spellman.