Brigg Amateur Social Historians (BASH)
Tue 7th May '13 - "RABBITS TO RUSSIA VIA RISBY"
This was a fascinating talk describing how rabbit furs were exported as far as Russia and China. The Black and Silver-Grey were the highly prized furs while other colours were considered to be only suitable for “women of evil life”. A directory of 1826 indicated that this area employer more workers in this fur trade than any other part of the country. Lily showed the quality of the fur in the form of a coat worth over £1000 that she brought to the meeting.
(Report and meeting photograph by Phil Allen)
Wed 31st Oct '12 - Brigg Halloween Ghost Walk
The inclement weather of Arctic wind, with a hint of rain, didn't bode well as 70 people mustered near the pub's entrance for a ghost walk about the town.
Huddled in thick coats and wrap-around scarves against the lively biting wind, the expectant ghost-hunters were divided in four goups and led by suitable attired BASH guides.
Tales of unexplained happenings were told and re-told - like the man in the bay widow of the Lord Nelson who just slowly faded away late one wintry night in the late 1980s; of the 18th century soldier, in his uniquely colourful uniform of the Nelthorpe Regiment, who marches about Cary Lane; and of the ghostly happenings of the old newspaper office in Wrawby Street.
It was a chilling night in more ways than one - of ghostly tales on the streets, in the alleyways and courts of Brigg - after which, the ghost-hunters faded away into the cloak of icy darkess as the moon above Wrawby Street struggled to shine through the mantle mist.
(Report & photograph by Ken Harrison)
Tue 25th Sep '12 - The B.A.S.H AGM
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.
ELECTION OF NEW COMMITTEE: