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W C Blades, Wheelwright, Crowle

William Cordwin blades was originally born in 1852 at Spilsby. The 1861 census shows the 9 year old William living with his family at Normanby-by-Spital where his father was Innkeeper of the Cross Keys. By the 1871 census, the 19 year-old William was apprenticed to William Brown, a wheelwright in Ealand. In 1873 he married Sarah Kelsey whose family were boot makers. Not long…

ON THE PROPORTION OF PERSONS IN ENGLAND CAPABLE OF READING AND WRITING – With some reference to Crowle

The Penny Magazine August 18, 1838 and continued August 25 1838 ON THE PROPORTION OF PERSONS IN ENGLAND CAPABLE OF READING AND WRITING It, unfortunately, happens that the only investigation conducted on a large scale for the purpose of ascertaining the extent to which the people of this country avail themselves of the existing means of obtaining a knowledge…

Regal Cinema

The land on which the cinema is built is shown to be a blacksmith’s yard on the 1911 Tax Map. Th ‘undeveloped site can be seen on the left-hand side of this postcard from early in the 20th century. The Regal Cinema was built by Joseph Spivey to replace ‘The Picture House’ in the Market Hall….

Dick Spivey’s Memories

From Leigh Spivey This is my Dads Memories I was talking to you about last night.This part goes up to the start of WW2 The following is a typed copy of my father – Harry Duncan (Dick ) Spivey`s Memoirs and was handwritten by him in the 1980’s. Unfortunately, he passed away before he could…

COPY OF CROWLE CHURCH TERRIER, 1718, Being a Statement of the Property belonging to Crowle Church

This is transcribed from teh Epworth Bells dated 29th August & 5th September 1874 The following contains some interesting information as to Crowle Church, Vicarage, and Glebe lands, 156 years ago. The Document has been lent to us by a friend, to make such extracts from it as may be deemed desirable ; and believing…

Crowle POW Camp

Crowle POW Camp

Crowle POW Camp was classified as a hostel for the main POW camp at Pingley Farm in Brigg. During the war, the camp housed Italian POWs but from 1946 it housed German POWs. October 1946 – 10 PoWs January 1947 – 55 PoWs June 1947 – 4 PoWs September 1947 – Crowle not mentioned in report. https://www.flickr.com/photos/124804883@N07/albums/72157686755545391…