Superb Pre-War Memoir - Three Instalments Online Now!

Thanks to the daughter of the late David Riggall (see the 2006 Newsletter), we are publishing his lively and fascinating memoir of ten years as a Boarder at Brigg Grammar School (1921-1931). The first three parts are online now - click here.

"Briggensian" Magazine Being Added To The Library

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of Mike Spencer, almost all back numbers of the "Briggensian" school magazine from December 1927 to its final issue in December 1959 will soon be available via our Library Page.

Published at the end of every Term, "The Briggensian" contained reports of School life (Houses, Sports, Clubs and Societies), literary efforts and news of Old Boys, and was written and edited by Sixth Formers.

Mike has scanned each and every one - with the exception of two lost issues, March/April 1940 and July 1943, so if you have one of these, please let Mike know!. He has turned them into searchable Adobe Reader documents. There is a link for downloading the free Adobe Reader program if you don't have it.

There is already thirty years' worth of these unique historic records available for download, and more will be joining them soon.

Many thanks to Mike for all the work he has put in.

Briggensian Brass in the Christmas Crucible

Spotted (and heard) in the band at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre's seasonal Musical production, "Promises, Promises" with score by Burt Bacharach, based on the film and play "The Apartment" by Neil Simon: Briggensian and professional trumpet player Adam Linsley.

Annual Dinner, 18th March 2006

The date (THE date of the year, of course) is Saturday, 18th March 2006 and the guest speaker will be Professor A J (Sandy) Trees, (1957-1964) who heads Veterinary Parasitology at the School of Tropical Medicine at Liverpool University and is also Dean of the School of Veterinary Science. (University web page here).

The Chairman writes: I hope you will get together with your own contacts and make the 2006 Dinner another special night to remember.

New Briggensians' Calendar for 2005-6, New Committee

After the AGM, the new calendar of Briggensians' events and meetings from Autumn 2005 to October 2006 is now available in the Diary section. For a full list of the Committee members, visit the Contact Page.

Ray Barker

Former Grammar School languages teacher, hockey player and Deputy Head Ray Barker has died in Devon at the age of 87. Peter Thompson has sent in a report and appreciation.

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