Category: History

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 Councils

Local Board formed 11th August under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1858 Crowle Urban District Council formed in 1894. This image is of the last Urban District Council. The Council Meeting Room at that time was in the former Congregational Church (Now a joinery workshop). This picture was taken behind St Norbert’s Priory. Crowle became part of the Isle of Axholme Rural District […]

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

Steam Engines in Crowle

From Stationary Steam Engines in Great Britain by Colin Bowden, George Coper & Ted McAvoy. Published by Colin Bowden, 1979 Crowle Belton Brick Company, Crowle Brickworks (SE774111) Horizontal single cylinder engine, Maker unknown ? – said to be Bradley & Craven Ltd, Wakefield. Possibly early 1900s (1975). Inverted vertical compound (enclosed). Belliss & Morcom Ltd, Birmingham. Late 1900s. Disused (1975) Ditto. Browett, Lindley & Co […]

January 1, 1970

Crowle Association for the Prosecution of Felons.

I came across an interesting document titled “Rules, Orders and Regulations of Crowle Association for the Prosecution of Felons”. It is dated 1814 and was printed by W.A. Justice of Howden. The introduction states that “Whereas Felonies and Misdemeanors of every Denomination have in the space of a few years increased to an alarming degree, and many persons have been deterred for prosecuting the Offenders […]

January 1, 1970

Crowle 1856 Directory

Crowle 1856 Directory Crowle is a small but thriving market town,near the channel of the old river Don,6 miles N of Epworth increased its inhabitants from 1889 , in 1831 to 2548 souls in 1851 and has in its township about 6000 acres of land.including the hamlet of Ealand 1 mile SE, Crowle Wharf on the Stainforth & Keadby Canal 1 mile S of the […]

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 […]