Category: Industries

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 […]

November 1, 2014

Crowle Gas Works

      Crowle Gas Works   Based on information supplied by Avril Clarke (Turner) The gas works was situated on the corner of Windsor Road and Marsh Road (the extension of Cross Street). The site is now covered by a new building – Windsor Lodge. It was established in 1854 with a capital of £1800 in £10 shares. Avril’s father was the last manager […]

June 2, 2014

Brick Making – 1649

Mr Barley says in The English Farmhouse that there was enough demand for brick s in the Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire, to encourage men to make them anywhere, anyhow. William Occarbie of Crowle was presented to the manor court in 1649 ‘for making brick s on the common and selling them out of the manor’. Barley M. W. The English Farmhouse and Cottage, Routledge, 1961

May 27, 2014

Crowle Brickworks. Site Visit 1980, 5th September

In September 1980 Ann Los visited Crowle Brickworks as it was being closed down. This is her account and photographs of her visit. Where ann has inserted text from one of the printed leaflets from the brickworks I have put this with a coloured background. Crowle Brickworks Innes Lee Industries Site Visit 1980 5th September Clay Large flooded clay Pits of irregular shape and one […]

January 26, 2013

James Fox & Sons – Properties acquired from Thomas Tune’s Executors

An account book of James Fox lists the properties purchased in 1892. This might not be a complete list as I do not have copies of the subsequent pages. Freehold Properties and Plant Account 1892 October 1 – To Thomas Tune Excutors, (vendors) for freehold properties viz; Angel Inn, Bawtry £525 Burlington Hotel, Goole £3,000 King William IV, Barton-on-Humber £500 Red Lion Hotel £475 Furnace […]

January 20, 2013

New Trent Brewery, Spen Lane – George Robinson Jun & Co – New Trent Brewery Co Ltd

The brewery was located beside the railway to the west of Crowle Wharf. It had its own railway siding. The site is now occupied by the food processing company Canley Packers. History  The Brewery was constructed in 1878. 14 March 1882 – Partnership between Thomas Dymond, George Robinson, the younger, and Thomas Nutt dissolved as Thomas Nutt has retired. Thomas Dymond and George Robinson to […]

January 13, 2013

Valuation of New Trent Brewery 1884

Hull History Centre C DBHT/5/612 The following documents relate to the valuation of the New Trent Brewery carried out in 1884;   [Click on image to see a full size view]    Sheet 1 – Particulars of houses and other properties of the firm and of Mr Robinson. Sheet 2 – Sundry particulars relating to the houses, the property of the firm or supplied by […]

January 11, 2012

Moorends Peat Works

The Moorends Peat works is interesting, as in addition to be supplied with peat from the moors by tramway it also received peat by means of a specially built canal. In 1894 Dutch immigrant workers introduced the ‘Dutch graving’ method of peat extraction. The peat thus extracted was then transported by horse drawn barge on a network of canals to the Moorends Peat Works (Paraffin […]