Let's rekindle sweet success of the past, says columnist Nigel Fisher - aka Mister Brigg
COULD Brigg cash in on the kudos generated by some of its long-gone industries?
We once boasted a world famous preserves provider, Spring's, by the River Ancholme towpath.
In addition, we had mineral water-makers like White's and LAWS and a large sugar factory, while the town furnished a fad for fur fashions, courtesy of Coney Court.
The town was also renowned for being central to the thriving liquorice trade.
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Is there any chance of cottage industries springing up – pardon the pun – to cash in on Britain's taste for things as they were?
Brigg marmalade, lemon curd, horseradish sauce and liquorice would surely find a ready market with visitors and locals. Or how about bottled Brigg spring water?
The original spring – just outside the town, which was tapped into during Queen Victoria's reign – will still be running.
The same may apply to another spring near Brigg, used decades ago to brew prize-winning ales.
Ah – now we really are talking.
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