Category: Personalities

December 29, 2017

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. It was constructed by the local firm of A Kelsey […]

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. […]

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 […]

May 22, 2016

Mayors of Crowle Town Council – (Crowle & Ealand Town Council)

1974 – 75 A. Hill 1975-76 J.J. McAnaney 1976-77 Miss A. M. Cranidge 1977-78 E. Chapman 1978-79 Ken Sherwood 1979-80 Brian Chafor 1980-81 Brian Hastings 1981-82 A. Byiers (G. Byiers) 1982-83 – Alan Wise (Ann Wise) 1983-84 – Tony Metcalfe (Janet Metcalfe) 1984-85 – Tony Metcalfe (Janet Metcalfe) 1985-86 – Harold Osbourne (Ruby Osbourne) 1986-87 – Mrs Agnes May. Moore (Mr B. Moore) 1987-88 – Mrs Agnes May […]