Poppy appeal launched in Brigg area with remembrance and respect concert
The Brigg Poppy Appeal was launched with a very enjoyable musical evening with a remembrance and respect concert at St John's Church.
Before the concert started, Llewellyn Gudgeon, of the Brigg and District Branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL), presented a surprised Maureen Glossop, the long-standing Poppy Appeal organiser, with a £1,315 cheque - proceeds from the recent RBL's Brigg 10km Run.
The audience was entertained by Lys St Georges, an ensemble that presented traditionally romantic, melancholic and sombre music and prose orginating from military conflicts from the 18th to the 20th century.
Their music was accompanied by the unusual shrill of English bagpipes - a sound that seemed to promote mixed emotions of patronism and sadness...and a number of moist eyes were seen about the church
The Caistor & District Male Voice choir offering hymnns and songs entertained the audience with their rousing powerful voices during the second half of the programme.
It was an extremely succesful and enjoyable evening of musical entertainment.
At the concert's conclusion, Brigg Freeman, Tom Glossop announced that the concert itself had raised another £300 towards the local Poppy Appeal.
In addition, Maureen pleaded for more volunteers collectors for the RBL's Poppy Appeal.
She added that if anyone can spare a couple of hours collecting at such venues as Tesco and the Brigg Garden Centre should contact her, or alternatively, a member of the RBL. Call 01652 656744.
PICTURES AND REPORT BY KEN HARRISON, WRAWBY.