Category: History

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 […]