Category: Crowle memories

November 30, 2017

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 finish it and only covers his life up to 1942. […]

May 4, 2017

Hannah Capstick’s Wartime Memories

My War Memories. The Forties On The Land Hannah Capstick Chapter One June 1940 My write-up has to begin one night in June 1940. Hull was being bombed the same night, the sky being lit up by heavy bombing. Dad had been taken ill a week before, and we kept vigil round his bedside. Morning came with the sadness of his death. It was ironic, […]

October 24, 2016

Crowle Church School, Church Street – 1942-1948

Ivan Watson. Born Ealand 1937,I attended Church School 1942-1948 I remember there were 4 classrooms. Infants with teacher Miss Goodison. In winter there was a roaring fire to keep us warm and as we sat around this we were made a mug of cocoa. Next class, Miss Scales was our teacher. 3rd class was run by Mr Gillott, who would not stand for any bad […]

October 20, 2016

Crowle school 1949

From Ivan Watson Teacher.Mr Massey I can only remember a few names. Top row left. Ivan Watson (me). Ealand. 6th Wendy Cowling Ealand ..11th Donald Ball. Crowle. Middle row left. Marrion Seaton Crowle. 2nd Norman Cole Luddington ? Bottom row 10th from left Jeff Taylor ? Crowle. 11th Edward Tune Crowle. Front Walter Staniforth ? Crowle. Half the class was brought in by bus from […]

May 22, 2016

Mrs Mary Briggs Memories- Crowle WI

For “Lincolnshire Within Living Memory – 1900 to 1960. My name is Mary Briggs. I was born in Crowle in 1923, so my account  of what life was like before 1923 is based on what I.was told by my  parents and grand-parents. After that date my own memory comes into  play. I was asked to do this because, believe it or not, among the  members […]

December 2, 2014

White’s 1872 Trade Directory for Lincolnshire

White’s 1872 Trade Directory for Lincolnshire. – A link to a scan of this directory can be found on the page here – Crowle. Crowle Township included Eastoft although by this date it had become a separate parish with its own church. Crowle is described as a small thriving market town, 6 miles north of Epworth, 12 south of Goole and 16 North East of […]

September 26, 2014

Starting University, early 1950s. – Bill Goldthorp

Society was still very restricted and we had spent the last five years paying for the 1939 –1945 war, setting up the Welfare State and running newly Nationalised Industries, which without investment would cause trouble in the future. Two recent elections had altered the political landscape but not the country’s problems. The tensions of two great Nuclear Powerblocks loomed over us and problems of empire […]

July 16, 2012

The Withington Water Tower.

My friends in Crowle will remember me as a quiet, well behaved, disciplined young man of Methodist extraction, even a bit of a drip. Which shows the advantage of the anonymity of the big city university. They still cannot understand how I managed to acquire my wife. If you think they would be interested you can post this which I recently did for our Aluni […]

July 16, 2012

Post from Bill Goldthorp

Some years ago I read an annual report of the Crowle Urban District Council which included the report of the Medical Officer of Health Dr. Bertie Alexander. A local GP he would have been part time. I would be interested to know if anyone still possesses any of these old annual reports. Crowle UDC started in 1896 and finished when replaced by Epworth and District […]

October 6, 2011

The first Goldthorps in Crowle.

The first Goldthorps in Crowle.   John Goldthorp married Susannah Crossland at St. Oswald’s Church in Crowle on 17 Nov. 1709. John must have been an incomer, Susannah being baptised on 25 Apr. 1686. The children baptised with their parentage were: – Mary. 12 Oct 1710. Elizabeth. 31 May 1713. Anne. 28 Jan. 1716. Susannah. 19 Jan 1718. Anne. 30 Jan. 1723. John. 17 Nov. […]