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Aegir – Thursday 21st February 2019 – Morning

05:56 Keadby Bridge. No discernible bore – just a change in direction of flow. 06:09 Aegir visible at M180 bridge but too dark for photo or video 06:39 Aegir just missed by Craig at Owston Ferry The Aegir was about 25 minutes ahead of prediction at Gainsborough and 21 minutes ahead of prediction at Owston…

Chafor’s Shop

Chafor's Shop

Chafor’s hardware shop is a Crowle institution. The shop is like an Alladin’s cavern of useful items that are hard to find elsewhere and if they haven’t got what you are looking for they’ll do their best to get it for you. In this day of internet shopping, it is a breath of fresh air….

Protestation Returns – 1642 Census

The Protestation Returns are the closest record we have to a census from 1642. If you can trace your ancestors back to 1642, and you know which county and parish they lived in, it may be worth looking to see if their names are in the Protestation Returns. By order of the House of Commons,…

Temperance Hall

The temperance hall was located on Fieldside and was demolished in 1984. A bungalow, called Melody Lodge now stands on its site. The deeds of the building that are now included with those of Melody Lodge provide some of its history. In 1833 the trustees of the of the Wesleyan Sunday School acquired the copyhold property on…

Maps of the Isle of Axholme

National Archives 1407 Inclesmoor Map – MPC 1/56  – also a lightly coloured plan of same area DL 42/12 1596 Saxtons map of south of the Isle before the drainage. – MPB 1/16 1633 The Plott of all such landes as were lately drained.. [Well illustrated with dividers etc] – MR 1/336 1633 The Plott of all such landes as were lately drained.. – MR…

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…