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Crowle Church of England Log Book – 1908 -1928

The logbook was kept by the head teacher and details incidents relating to the school including admissions and those leaving school There are details of holidays taken – during the pea harvest and potato harvests when children would help out on the farms. Although this book covers the period of the First World War little mention is…

Baptist Church

The Baptist community within Crowle is reputed to date back to 1599, making it one of the oldest Baptist congregations in the country. The current Chapel and attached school room were constructed in 1879 on the site of an earlier chapel, dating to the 1820s. This rebuilding coincided with the peak in Crowle’s prosperity. The…

Quaker Burial Ground

There was a Quaker burial ground just off Brewery Road. Its location is shown on the 1738 manorial plan. It would appear that it dates to 1697 when Thomas Wrestle of Winteringham surrended a plot of land, 20 yards square, to Thomas Wrestle, Junior, of Belton, Joseph Berrier and Robert Coakes for a Quaker burial…

Bourne Villa

Sales details from 1886 James Wilson appears to have been the first Miller; 1868 – Post Office Directory – Wilson James, Corn Miller 1872 – Whites Directory – Wilson Jas., Corn Miller. Steam mill & flour dealer. Cross Street 1885 – Whites Directory – Wilson James. Corn miller. Steam mill. It would appear that he…

Crowle’s role in the mapping of the United Kingdom

Crowle was one of the triangulation points in the first and second triangulations of Great Britain. ‘Crowle Beacon’ was used in both 1806 and 1842. In the 1806 survey station was described thus “Сrоwle station is situated about half a mile east from the village of Crowle in Lincolnshire It is on a rising ground…

Mrs Mary Briggs Memories- Crowle WI

For “Lincolnshire Within Living Memory – 1900 to 1960. My name is Mary Briggs. I was born in Crowle in 1923, so my account  of what life was like before 1923 is based on what I.was told by my  parents and grand-parents. After that date my own memory comes into  play. I was asked to…

Mayors of Crowle Town Council – (Crowle & Ealand Town Council)

1974 – 75 A. Hill 1975-76 J.J. McAnaney 1976-77 Miss A. M. Cranidge 1977-78 E. Chapman 1978-79 Ken Sherwood 1979-80 Brian Chafor 1980-81 Brian Hastings 1981-82 A. Byiers (G. Byiers) 1982-83 – Alan Wise (Ann Wise) 1983-84 – Tony Metcalfe (Janet Metcalfe) 1984-85 – Tony Metcalfe (Janet Metcalfe) 1985-86 – Harold Osbourne (Ruby Osbourne) 1986-87 – Mrs Agnes…

Miss Alice Cranidge – First Lady Mayor of Crowle

Miss Alice Cranidge - First Lady Mayor of Crowle

Epworth Bells – October 7 1977 Alice Cranidge name that will live on . . Specially contributed “Don’t write too much: I’m only plain Alice Cranidge, you know, and I haven’t done anything spectacular.” ONLY Alice Cranidge herself can be granted the indulgence of such devaluation, and she took the option at the end of…