Category: History

January 1, 1970

Duck Decoys on Crowle Moor

  In the “History and Topography of the Isle of Axholme”, by the Rev. W. B. Stonehouse, M.A., written in 1839, p. 422, the author remarks :-   “A small Decoy yet lingers on part of the common (parish of Crowle), where wildfowl are occasionally taken, just sufficient to remind the modern sportsman what a diversion the ancient fowler found in these extensive and wild […]

January 1, 1970

Crowle in the 1940

The Crowle of my Boyhood 2. The Senior School was the larger building to the rear, 8 to 14 years of age. Those who came from a distance ate their packed lunches from trestle tables in the central corridor, which I did on occasion when my mother was staying with her family at Eastoft. The school playground behind and then the school field and vegetable […]