Brigg Amateur Social Historians (BASH)

For future events, see the diary

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 1st Apr '14 - "The Construction and Opening of Immingham Docks"

The BASH April meeting was a fascinating illustrated talk entitled "The Construction and Opening of Immingham Docks" by well known speaker Brian Peeps. He described the "Tin Town" which was built for the construction workers to live on site. It was huts made of corrugated iron and painted cream, but they also had their own church, school and post office (with the post mark "Humberville"). The first sod of turf was turned by Lady Henderson on 12th of July 1906, and 6 years later, on the 22nd July 1912, the docks were officially opened by King George and Queen Mary. On the same day chairman of the docks, Sam Fay, was knighted by the King. Between the first and second world wars cruises to such places as Norway and Sweden and were very popular and many of the ships sailed from these docks, Interestingly some 400 years earlier a number of ships left nearby these docks also carrying a human cargo, the Pilgrim Fathers, to the New World and away from persecution in this country. There is now a stone memorial marking the actual spot from which they fled.

(Meeting report by Josie Webb)

Photograph from April 1st 2014 BASH meeting: "The Construction and Opening of Immingham Docks". Left to right: Chris Witty (BASH committee), Brian Peeps (speaker), Stuart Melton (BASH committee).


Thu 31st Oct '13 - "HALLOWEEN GHOST WALK"

Three groups started from The White Horse Pub on BASH Brigg Halloween Ghost Walk. About 80 people came on the walk to listen to the many tales of Brigg's haunted past. BASH also says a big "Thank You" to Richard and Val for all their hard work in decorating the pub - it was brilliant!

Report by Josie Webb


Tue 25th Sep '12 - The B.A.S.H AGM

2011/2012 has been another successful year for BASH: We are now entering our 10th year, and our meetings are still attracting new members, and our 2013 diary is almost completed.

We would like to thank every one who has supported us, and also all our sponsors who keep us going, without them BASH would find it hard to continue. Josie Webb chairman.

CHAIRMAN .......................... JOSIE WEBB
SECRETARY ...................... PAT PARKINSON
TREASURER ...................... DENISE TORPEY
BUFFET ............................ JEAN NEALL


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Pete Shew

Last modified 10 April 2015

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