Brigg traders hoping to taste sweet success and not Christmas humbug, says Scunthorpe Telegraph columnist Nigel Fisher
BRIGG boasts many speciality shops that can be guaranteed to draw people into the town centre in the run-up to Christmas Day.
Those still seeking presents for family and friends will be making the tills ring in places like Sankeys Sweets in Wrawby Street – an emporium harking back to past decades when Brigg youngsters were thrilled to visit an old sweet shop immediately across the road from Natalie's current shop.
It was owned and operated by the man known to one and all as Goodie Binns.
Christmas humbug did not feature on the shelves, as far as we know.
This Saturday (December 22) will see the Brigg Christmas Farmers' Market, from 9am to 3pm in the Market Place.
This is the place to go and stock up with some luxury items for Christmas and maybe buy some rich food you might not try at other times of the year.
It is hoped that once people reach the town centre, they will go on to frequent Brigg's wide range of shops and eateries in and adjoining the town centre.
Some shoppers may even make it a day out by first coming into town and then fitting in a visit to Brigg Garden Centre on Bigby High Road, which is packed with festive delights of all kinds.
It's 30 years since Brigg was able to enjoy "the Wonder of Woolies" when it came to buying Christmas presents, but today our town is faring pretty well in these troubled economic times and good festive sales will help this to continue into 2013.
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