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  1. alasue@hotmail.com
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    fabulous pictures, i have spent many hours on the canal.

  2. Andrew marshall
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    Hi my grandfather had the job of bridge keeper between 1910 and 1935 roughly ,his name was Thomas croft I think the large swing bridge and lived at crowle wharfe where my mother was born ,I would like to find any info to conferm if I have the right bridge as there seems to be two any information on the family etc would be brilliant kind regards Andrew marshall

    1. angus
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      Hi Andrew,
      There are two swing bridges across the canal in Crowle – one at Crowle Wharf and one at Medge Hall. If his address was Crowle Wharf I am pretty sure he would have been bridge keeper there. I am not aware of any lists of bridge keepers for these bridges. I had a quick look at the Census for 1911 but could not find an entry for him so could not check the address.

  3. Andrew marshall
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    Thank you Angus ,on my mothers birth certificate she was born at crowle wharf 1931 and her father listed as canal bridge keeper crowle wharf I found him as born in east butterwick,she had three brothers also there at that time Peter,ralph,George,my mother told me stories of a child collecting mugs from the bank side as she had left drinks for the fisherman .There was a large house almost under the road bridge that spans the canal now it has CRT mooring there as I have passed it in my own boat ,new houses have been build now,she refered to this one but is that location crowle wharf ? I must visit again I love to see the old photos of crowle this is a brilliant site listing photos of that property, I passed the cottage in about 2005 and noticed the house still stood but obviously now gone ,looking at your photos on here the buildings and what looks like a row of cottages still stand at the time of that photo brilliant to see thanks for your reply I will be passing through on my boat in june so ill pay a visit to crowle regards Andrew

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