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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…

Owlett Hall

Owlett Hall

Owlett Hall House History Owners John Godchild Cundall Alfred W Cundall Hull Daily Mail – Friday 17 May 1918 Mr T M Barlow Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – Friday 28 November 1924 Lincolnshire Echo – Thursday 17 December 1931   Mr J Oxenforth   Mr Herbert S Blackbourn – Bought 1947 Yorkshire Post and…

47 High Street

After restoration in 2014.   The listing for the building describes it as being built in the early to mid 19th century and it was described by Pevsner as a very unusual survival. It appears to have been bought by Thomas Lightfoot in 1826, and in his admission to the Manor of Crowle, the property was…

OPENING OF THE TRENT, ANCHOLME, AND GRIMSBY RAILWAY. – 1864

Manchester Times – Saturday 21 May 1864 22 Toasts between 3 and 6:30pm – why did we not recreate this for the 150 anniversary?   Manchester Times – Saturday 21 May 1864   OPENING OF THE TRENT, ANCHOLME, AND GRIMSBY RAILWAY.   On Saturday last a special train left the London Road Station, at ten in the…

Keadby Bridge

Many of us pass  over Keadby Bridge on our way to and from Scunthorpe. This year marks the centenary of its opening. The bridge over the River Trent, more correctly called the George V Bridge was opened on May 21st 1916. The Lincolnshire Echo reported that the first passenger train left Althorpe Station at 10:35…

Crowle Commons

  Crowle Commons on the 1738 Manorial Plan The enclosure of the open fields and commons at the beginning of the 19th century brought about a significant change to the map of Crowle and Ealand, The 1738 manorial plan and survey gives a superb insight into the layout of the open fields and commons in…