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Regal Cinema

The land on which the cinema is built is shown to be a blacksmith’s yard on the 1911 Tax Map. Th ‘undeveloped site can be seen on the left-hand side of this postcard from early in the 20th century. The Regal Cinema was built by Joseph Spivey to replace ‘The Picture House’ in the Market Hall….

Dick Spivey’s Memories

From Leigh Spivey This is my Dads Memories I was talking to you about last night.This part goes up to the start of WW2 The following is a typed copy of my father – Harry Duncan (Dick ) Spivey`s Memoirs and was handwritten by him in the 1980’s. Unfortunately, he passed away before he could…

COPY OF CROWLE CHURCH TERRIER, 1718, Being a Statement of the Property belonging to Crowle Church

This is transcribed from teh Epworth Bells dated 29th August & 5th September 1874 The following contains some interesting information as to Crowle Church, Vicarage, and Glebe lands, 156 years ago. The Document has been lent to us by a friend, to make such extracts from it as may be deemed desirable ; and believing…

Crowle POW Camp

Crowle POW Camp

Crowle POW Camp was classified as a hostel for the main POW camp at Pingley Farm in Brigg. During the war, the camp housed Italian POWs but from 1946 it housed German POWs. October 1946 – 10 PoWs January 1947 – 55 PoWs June 1947 – 4 PoWs September 1947 – Crowle not mentioned in report. https://www.flickr.com/photos/124804883@N07/albums/72157686755545391…

Highways Maintenance in the 19th Century

Highways Maintenance in the 19th Century

Until 1862 the Highways within Crowle Parish were maintained by the Vestry Committee. The Highways Act 1835 had given the committee the authority to collect a rate to maintain and keep the local roads in order. A surveyor was appointed by the committee to be responsible for this. The Highways Act 1862 enabled Justices of the Peace…

Crowle Folklore

Crowle Folklore

From Household Tales and Other Traditional Remains Collected in the Counties of York, Lincoln, Derby and Nottingham BY SIDNEY OLDALL ADDY, M.A. OXON.,   The Black Stone (p. 57) There is a big stone in a farmyard at Crowle, in Lincolnshire, called ” the black stone.” If this stone be removed the farmer’s cattle will…

George Stovin’s Coat of Arms

George Stovin, the antiquarian, was born in 1695, the son of James Stovin of Tetley Hall. According to Hunter’s History of South Yorkshire, he married Sarah, daughter and heiress of Mr James Empson, of Goole, in 1717 and shortly later came to live in Crowle, building a small house for himself, which from his being…

Stovin Family – of Tetley & Hirst Priory

From – The history and topography of the Isle of Axholme Lincolnshire William Brocklehurst Stonehouse, 1839 FAMILY OF STOVIN It has been handed down by tradition in this family that they came into England with the Conqueror and that the first settler was chief of the bow stringers who attended his army. To this tradition, it…