Time to reveal more of town’s rich heritage

Coun Rob Waltham in the Phase 2 part of the Brigg Heritage Centre to be opened on November 29th.
Coun Rob Waltham in the Phase 2 part of the Brigg Heritage Centre to be opened on November 29th.

The second phase of Brigg Heritage Centre will be opened this Friday, November 29, revealing more of the town’s past.

This phase completes the historical journey through Brigg and the Ancholme Valley.

The new facilities will 
focus on the role of the River Ancholme over the centuries in bringing the history of its communities to life.

There will be a series of rooms telling the story of the role the River Ancholme has played over the centuries.

It explores the archaeology and history of the area from the end of the medieval period through to the modern day.

The formal unveiling will be done by town MP Andrew Percy and the centre will be open for the public to look around between 5pm and 9pm.

Extending over the whole of the first floor of the Angel, it showcases a unique collection of artefacts found in the local area and will provide a resource for visiting schools and groups, as well as families and anyone interested in the history of the area.

Staffed by volunteers, the centrepiece of the development is the Bronze Age Brigg ‘Raft’ together with displays exploring the history of Brigg and of the Ancholme Valley from prehistoric times to the present day.

Visitors can take a voyage of discovery through the ages and enjoy hands on activities.

Younger visitors will love dressing up in historic costumes or completing games, activities and the interactive quiz. Admission to Brigg Heritage Centre is free and it is currently open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 2pm.

Phase 2 of the Heritage Centre is funded by the Leader programme and by WREN.

From January the centre will be run and managed by the Brigg Heritage Group.

Anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering at the Heritage Centre can call Lindsey Medley on 01724 296771 or Brigg Tourist Information Centre on 01652 657053.