Industries

Peat Working

British Peat Moss Litter Company This Company was formed in 1896, an amalgam of the Hatfield Chase Peat Moss Litter Company and four others, to extract and process peat on the Hatfield and Thorne Moors. The Company had works at Moorends, Medge Hall, Hatfield Moors, Crowle Moors, Swinefleet and Macclesfield. Bog bodies. The Celts, prior…

Dutch in Yorkshire

Originally published in The Penny Magazine No 222 Vol XVIII January 23 1903. HOLLAND IN YORKSHIRE. The first of a series of instructive articles on “Interesting Communities in Britain.” By T. W. WILKINSON. BETWEEN Doncaster and Goole lies a considerable stretch of country which in unbroken monotony, uniform flatness, and general characteristics, is as Dutch…

Processing Flax

There are two general types of flax, one is grown for seeds, the other for its fiber. Linseed has been used for lamp oil, mixed into cough medications, laxatives and other medicinal teas. Linoleum was made from linseed oil and ground cork. The oilseed plant grows to a height of 24 – 30 inches and…

History of Crowle Brickworks

Crowle Brick and Tile Works Crowle Brickworks was established around 1880 by George Robinson, adjacent to his brewery to the north of the railway and canal. As can be seen the clay pits were connected tothe brickworks by a small tramway which was initially operated by horses. The works had a large brick kiln and…