Category: Crowle memories

January 1, 1970

Early Goldthorpe spellings in the Kirkburton Registers.

Early Goldthorpe spellings in the Kirkburton Registers. Originally the parish of the kirk (church) at Burton 1540 to January 15th 1654. www.archive.org/details/parishregisterso01kirk Parish clerks were only partly literate, word spellings not finalised and they often just wrote down what they heard. In fact a surname can be spelt two different ways in the same sentence. Browsing the family histories which intertwine on the red1st.com website, […]

January 1, 1970

Swimming in the Old Clay Pit.

It is impossible to locate the swimming area now. 1949. Dressed and ready for home. Aged 16. Don Tune, became head of the Music Department in a Comprehensive School, Brain (Chippy) Chapman, Lecturer at an Agricultural College, Don Clarke, joined the administrative department of Lysarsts Steelworks, one other and a great pal, my dog Mac. I cannot spell Lysarts. 1952, long summer vacation of my […]

January 1, 1970

Memories of an air gunner

Based at Sandtoft airfield this gunner remembers cycling into Crowle and Belton. In Crowle he was befriended by Pidds the Butchers. http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/91/a4104091.shtml

January 1, 1970

Crowle at War: Part 6. War Weapons Week, Rationing – submitted by Bill Goldthorp

War Weapons Week. The whole of Crowle, Catholics and Protestants, Women’s Institute, Men’s Clubs, Pubs, Political parties, Sports’ clubs all joined together in a special week dedicated to raising money for the war. The Crowle Show and Gymkhana occurred that week together with children’s sports day with fancy dress competitions etc, etc. All sorts of money raising activities were organised which not only raised cash […]

January 1, 1970

Non Farming Occupatons Around Crowle & District

By Bill Goldthorp Peat stacks on Crowle moors. 1936. Circa 1910. Mr. Tune and gang cutting peat on Crowle Moors. Cutting peat for fuel on Crowle moors, has been going on for several centuries. If you read the old documents, there are several accounts of bodies being found, which of course rapidly decayed. These are now known to be either some form of human sacrifice […]

January 1, 1970

Early cinema in the Isle of Axholme – Colin Lovelace

Early cinema in the Isle of Axholme Colin Lovelace My grandfather, John Lovelace, had a cinema in Crowle near Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire, called the ‘Palais de Luxe’ at the Market Hall, shortly before the First World War and opened several more in neighbouring villages like at Epworth (from September 23rd) at the outbreak of war. He ran these until about 1922 when he either sold […]

January 1, 1970

Crowle at War: Part 5. Entertainment, Fairs – submitted by Bill Goldthorp

Later in the war as Sandtoft became a training and then an active bomber aerodrome. Bomber crashes would occur in the surrounding area. The local lads were usually the first to reach a crash site if it was any where near Crowle. They were always efficient souvenir hunters. The day after the crash, the police sergeant, both constables and several specials arrived at the school. […]

January 1, 1970

Crowle in the 1940 & 1950’s, Bill Goldthorp, Part 1

The Crowle of my Boyhood. Taken sometime in the early fifties. Starting at the bottom left hand corner, beyond the row of trees and alongside Johnson’s Lane is the fair field. It belonged to Wroots the fair owners, the annual Crowle fair was held there as the same time as the carnival, gymkhana and children’s sports day. During the war (1939 – 1945) the latter […]