Category: News Clippings

April 7, 2018

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 after William set up his first business as a Coach […]

October 22, 2016

Crowle Convicts: William Quickfall – Born 1803

Appeared in court in February 1850 for trespassing in pursuit of game when he was sentenced to two months in prison. 10 June 1866 spotted by two policemen emerging from a wood and carrying a gun. The two policemen Constable Waddingham and Acting Sergeant Summers gave chase. Despite being 63 it was 3/4 of a mile before the policemen caught up when Quickfall encountered a […]

December 7, 2014

Friday 11th February 1916 – Spy-Scare Comedy at Crowle

SPY-SCARE COMEDY AT CROWLE CROWD BLUNDER IN DARKNESS AND HUSTLE PARISH COUNCILLOR An amusing story from Crowle, near Doncaster. A well dressed man of somewhat strange manner failing to secure the hire of a taxi-cab a night or two ago struck Mr Charles Hill, the owner of the cab and then rushed through the streets shouting “murder” and threatening to blow out the brains of […]

February 16, 2014

Newspaper clippings for Crowle

Stamford Mercury 19 March 1819 CROWLE INCLOSURE To be SOLD by AUCTION At the house of Mrs Isle, the Darby and Joan Inn, in Crowle, on Monday the 4th day of May next, before the Commissioners for the said Inclosure; Two allotments of LAND, situate on the Carr Common, in Crowle aforesaid, containing together by survey 20A.3R. 7P., set out and allotted to the Trustees […]