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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…

Crowle Charities

Crowle Charities

The entries in the Crowle Survey of 1738       Walkwood’s Dole   Plan of the property on Church street in 1738. (North to top of plan) The manorial plan shaded charity property Green and in the survey is described as; “54, In Hand, Mr Richard Clarks copy House, School and Gardens”. As listed…

Bourne Chapel – Primitive Methodist Chapel, Cross Street

The chapel and schoolroom were opened in 1862 an replaced an earlier chapel, set up in 1830, that had been located on Chapel Street. The chapel was in the following circuits at the dates indicated: Scotter Primitive Methodist Circuit 1830-1847 [Brigg Primitive Methodist Circuit 1831-1835] Epworth Primitive Methodist Circuit 1847-1877 Crowle Primitive Methodist Circuit 1877-1932…

New Car Park on Crowle Moors

There is now a new car park on Crowle Moors – I’m not sure that it has been officially opened yet but it is usable. Previously parking for waking on the moors was difficult but this will make it so much easier. Kissing gates have been put in to provide direct access across to the…

Edward Lear Limerick

There was an old person of Crowle, Who lived in the nest of an owl; When they screamed in the nest, He screamed out with the rest, That depressing old person of Crowle. Edward Lear Originally published in “More Nonsense Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, etc.” 1872.

Crowle administrative information

Place CROWLE County Division Lindsey Wapentake Manley Poor Law Union Thorne (WR Yorks) Urban / Rural District Council Crowle UDC (1894-1936), Isle of Axholme RDC (1936-74) Registration District Thorne (W R Yorks) Parliamentary District Northern Division (1832-67), North Division (1867-85), West Lindsey Division (1885-1918), Gainsborough (1918-74) Deanery (CofE) Manlake (until 1857), Isle of Axholme (1857-)…