Brigg Amateur Social Historians (BASH)

Tue 5th Dec '17 - FROM HERBALIST TO CHEMIST - JESSE BOOT (1850 - 1931)

An illustrated talk by Josie Webb. The story of how a working class man selling herbal medicines rose to form the Empire we know today as Boot's the Chemist.

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BASH was founded in October 2003. Its objective is to promote an interest and awareness in the local social history of Brigg and its surrounding areas, and to support traditional and historical events in its locale.

We have a variety of speakers covering a wide range of topics. We hold our meetings on the first Tuesday of each month (except for June, July and August) at the Brigg & Districts Servicemen's Club, Coney Court Brigg.

Meetings start at 20:00, there is no membership and the admission is free. We hold a raffle to defray our costs and a light buffet it provided. All are welcome to attend.

Tue 7th Nov '17 - THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE

Rod Fanthorpe's interesting illustrated talk about the unofficial 1914 Christmas Truce which involved the British and German Soldiers meeting up in "No Man's land" along some sectors of the Western Front. Rod also compared events that were happening back in Lincolnshire on the "Home Front" at Christmas.

Sun 22nd Oct '17 - BRIGG GHOST WALK

The Brigg Ghost walk was again a success with an attendance of over 40 split into 2 groups. Many people enjoyed listening to the stories of the Ghosts that have been seen and the haunting's as they walked around parts of the Town.

Tue 19th Sep '17 - B.A.S.H. AGM

Chair: Pat Parkinson Vice Chair: Brian Denison Secretary: Stewart Melton Treasurer: Denise Torpey Other Committee Members: Jean Neall, Caroline Sharp, Shirley Finney

There were no nominations received. All Committee Members both present and absent at the A.G.M., agreed to stand and all posts remain unchanged.

Pat stated that the quality of the Guest Speakers has remained high and she had received very favorable comments for them especially Rod fanthorpe and Marilyn Roberts. We still receive good attendance figures at each meeting. The Committee had a visit to Temple Newsam in July.


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