Chance to step into Brigg's past as Heritage Centre opens its doors
By Rob_Sellars | Monday, July 09, 2012, 12:49
Brigg's new Heritage Centre was officially opened today (Monday) to give people a first glimpse of this slice of Brigg history.
Andrew Percy MP, North Lincs Mayor and Mayoress Ivan and Ann Glover, Cllr Rob Waltham and Brigg Town Mayor Carl Sherwood are joined by pupils from Brigg Primary School.
Andrew Percy, MP for Brigg and Goole, unveiled a plaque to officially open Brigg Heritage Centre.
Children from Brigg Primary School get to work learning about Brigg's history.
Andrew Percy, MP for Brigg and Goole, was on hand along with Rob Waltham, North Lincs Councillor for Brigg and Wolds, to unveil a plaque commemorating the event.
The new Heritage Centre is in the Angel in Brigg Market Place, in the same building as the new library facilities and the local link.
The Heritage Centre hosts glass cases with artefacts from Brigg's past, found in the regions that make up the River Ancholme, including Brigg, Wrawby, Scawby and Elsham.
All the artefacts were donated by local groups. Information boards are spread throughout the centre documenting Brigg's history and explaining the artefacts.
However the centrepiece of the Heritage Centre is yet to arrive, with a Bronze Age 'raft' excavated in Brigg in 1973 due to be transported from the Greenwich Maritime Museum in London to the new centre.
Cllr Waltham, Chairman of the Brigg Heritage Project, suggested that the raft would be brought back to Brigg by October or November, and would be well worth the wait.
Children from Brigg Primary School were the first to get the chance to learn about Brigg history in the new centre.
Andrew Percy said "It is great to see the centre already being used. It is volunteer led and and lots of people are involved and it will go from strength to strength"
Lucy Marshall, 17, from Brigg Sixth Form, was on hand to perform her own rendition of Brigg Fair, to great acclaim by the collected guests.