750BC Brigg raft back in town at long last to form centrepiece of the Heritage Centre
Here are the first pictures of the prehistoric Brigg Raft - also known as the Brigg Boat - on its long-awaited return to the market town where it is to form the centrepiece of the new Heritage Centre.
The Bronze Age sewn-plank artefact - uncovered near the River Ancholme - will eventually go on view to the public.
It had been in store in Greenwich, London, for many years and was then taken to York for months of specialist restoration.
These pictures by Ken Harrison, of Wrawby, were taken during the artefact's recent arrival at the Angel building in the town centre which houses the Heritage Centre.
Ken stresses they were taken with kind permission of the National Maritime Centre, Greenwich, and North Lincolnshire Council.
He says the boat, which dates from about 750 BC, arrived in sections from the York Archeological Society where it had been undergoing specialist preservation treatment.
"In Brigg, it will be reassembled and put in a special display case before being put on public display at the Heritage Centre later in March," Ken explains.