The Christmas season is a time of year when everyone thinks of friends and relatives in far-away places and so it's a good time to send greetings to all those members of the Briggensians "family" who are far from North Lincolnshire. They may have moved to another country and put down roots there, or they may be working or studying somewhere for a limited time, but we hope they all enjoy the Christmas festivities and we wish them all a safe, peaceful and prosperous 2008.
Expat Briggensians continue to send in news from across the globe. Following on from the letter from Frank Gant we featured recently, here are two more, to whom we send special thanks and greetings.
Robina writes about the Girls' High School reunion:
I just wanted to say how great it is to see the photos of Brigg Girls High School on the website. I'm in Cairns, Far North Queensland, and I haven't seen the school since I was a student there in 1966.
So nice to see the photo of Miss Maddock laughing. I never, ever saw her laugh. But I respected her hugely.
David writes from Toronto:
I will be passing through Brigg in 2008 and will contact you then.
My most vivid memories are:
- The bus trip from Scunthorpe every day
- Hitchhiking back when we missed the bus (we were very naïve in those days!)
- The freezing cold water in the swimming pool
- The dreadful food
- The headmaster Mr. Mathews (sp?) – a huge man and ex boxer, we were told.
- Chatting with the girls through the fence (some went further than chatting)
- The wonderful ice slides in the quadrangle in cold weather