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John & Sylvia Wedding

John Hastings (1961-1966) - Old Briggensian and Science & Sport teacher has married Sylvia (Woodland) at Westborough Methodist Church in Scarborough.

Around 400 people attended the service with two choirs and three vicars all wanting to be part of the celebrations.

They had a wonderful day and Briggensians wish them great happiness especially as Sylvia is not too well at this time.

50 years and Counting

Dave Brittain writes:

What a fantastic event to walk down memory lane after 50 years since joining BGS.

Great work by organiser Robin East and helpers. Many thanks to our fantastic and generous hosts Mike and Vickie Hewson for staging the gathering.

An excellent night was had by all at Mike's farm near Newark with great hospitality, wonderful food and a few beverages to wash it all down. In addition, we were privileged to catch a glimpse of some of Mike's fantastic motorbike collection.

Thirteen attended with two regrettably not well enough on the day but altogether there are already a potential 21 contacts and should others read this then do send us a message if you attended BGS approx 1958-1965

Memorial Football Match

Dave Brittain writes:

Brian Taylor MBE JP - wearing the red top - was delighted to receive £1,000 on behalf of the British Heart Foundation during a presentation made on the football pitch at Sir John Nelthorpe School.

The cash came from the memorial football match in May 2016 at The Hawthorns, in memory of long-serving SJN teacher Adrian Gibbons, the renowned local footballer.

Adrian's family were there to present the cash, together with many members of Briggensians FC, Adrian's former club, also represented on the picture are organisers Jon Taylor with the cheque and Craig Benson (right).

How the Nelthorpe family left its mark on North Lincolnshire


SCAWBY is a village that has been linked to the landowning Nelthorpe family for centuries.

Their impressive home, Scawby Hall, is a one of relatively few grade one listed buildings in North Lincolnshire.

Click here to read more on the Scunthorpe Telegraph website...

(Photo credit: Scunthorpe Telegraph)

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