Official installation of ancient Brigg boat arranged for Thursday
The installation of the prehistoric Brigg boat - or raft - will take place at the town's Heritage Centre on Thursday (March 7) at 1pm.
The sewn-plank boat was being preserved and stored at the National Maritime Museum in London.
In 2011 it agreed to loan the raft to North Lincolnshire Council for conservation and display in the new Brigg Heritage Centre.
The relic has now restored by conservators at York Archaeological Trust and is ready to go on display for the first time.
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The displays and purpose built raft case at the Heritage Centre, in the Angel building off the Market Place, are funded by North Lincolnshire Council and the LEADER programme.
The remains of the raft were found in 1888 by workmen digging for clay between the Old and New River Ancholme.
After being recorded it was reburied and out of sight for nearly 100 years.
Then, in 1974, archaeologists from the National Maritime Museum excavated the raft and took it to London.
Councillor Rob Waltham (Brigg and Wolds), Cabinet Member for People at North Lincolnshire Council, said: today: “This has been a long time coming but I am so pleased the Raft, something of such historical significance, is finally returning to Brigg to be put on display in the new Brigg Heritage Centre.
“It is going to be a magnificent display and I would encourage people to come take a look for themselves when the Heritage Centre reopens at the end of March.”