Category: History

January 1, 1970

Evacuee – submitted by Colin Stewart

Hello to all. Can anyone help. I was evacuated to Crowle in the 1940's but have no details. From what I remember it was a House with Orchard on a corner plot. I have some very happy memories of it My Name (surname was Bugg) Now Stewart – Colin Harold Stewart(Full Christian names. Mother was Gertrude and Father was Harold. I must have been from […]

January 1, 1970

History of Crowle from Wikipedia

Crowle is a small town on the Isle of Axholme in North Lincolnshire, England. It lies on the Stainforth and Keadby Canal and has a railway station. Notable buildings in the town include the parish church, in which can be seen the Crowle Stone runic cross shaft, and the Gothic revival market hall. Crowle was one of the last largest pieces of dry land on […]

January 1, 1970

Hatfield Chase Corporation

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mss/collections/water/collections/hatfield-chase.phtml Hatfield Chase Corporation, 1538-1973 (HCC and R/HCC) * History o Origins, 1626-1629 o Unrest in the 17th-18th centuries o Improvements up to 1862 o The Hatfield Chase Corporation, 1862-1941 o History of the authority after 1941 * Records History Origins, 1626-1629 The Hatfield Chase Corporation was an independent drainage authority covering parts of South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. The origins of the Corporation […]

January 1, 1970

1961 in Crowle submitted by Alan Turner

In 1961 when I was serving in the RAF,I met a very nice girl named Anita Thompson at Bridlington.She lived with her parents at Crowle.Her father owned a farm and other businesses.He was a member of the Oddfellows club in Crowle.Some weeks after I met Anita,I was posted to Hong Kong and after a few letters,we lost touch. Does anyone know if she still lives […]

January 1, 1970

Early cinema in the Isle of Axholme – Colin Lovelace

Early cinema in the Isle of Axholme Colin Lovelace My grandfather, John Lovelace, had a cinema in Crowle near Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire, called the ‘Palais de Luxe’ at the Market Hall, shortly before the First World War and opened several more in neighbouring villages like at Epworth (from September 23rd) at the outbreak of war. He ran these until about 1922 when he either sold […]

January 1, 1970

Crowle Charities

Crowle. Thomas Walkwood, 1692, surrendered five acres and 20 perches of land, lying in Ealand and Crowle field, with a messuage wherein he dwelt, with orchards, stables and building in Crowle North End to the minister and church wardens for the use of the poor for ever. Also 2 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches in Crowle field, the yearly rent for the teaching and […]

January 1, 1970

General History of Crowle

From Read’s History of the Isle of Axholme. 1858. After descending the downland lawns, and passing through the fertile plain called Belton Field, the traveler enters a similar tract of land, where the town of Crul, Croule, or Crowle, stands close to one of the branches of the southern Don. The word Crowle is probably a corruption of the Dutch word Krol, which signifies a […]

January 1, 1970

HIrst Priory and School – 1949-1952

Hello. I lived at Hirst Priory from 1949 to 1952. My father was the chauffeur my mother the housekeeper to the Stubley family who lived there. We moved to Crowle with them when they left Wakefield. They had a daughter, known to me as Miss Bobby. I do not know just how old she was. As a 6 year old everyone was ancient! I attended […]

January 1, 1970

Manuscript in the Red Box

Publisher’s Note The author may, perhaps, ask why the publisher did not wait longer for him to reveal himself. The reason was that it appeared that the interest aroused in this foundling romance, through the author’s modesty or carelessness, would be best maintained by publication while the incidents were still fresh in the minds of the public. The publisher holds that what is the author’s […]

January 1, 1970

History of the Manor of Crowle

From Read's History of the Isle of Axholme. 1858. THE MANOR Was given at the Conquest to Geoffrey de Wirce. He held it but for a short time, but during that time he made a grant of an hundredum of land to the Abbey of St. Germains, which was founded by King William the Conqueror, “ Ut pro uobis monachus uns semper in ecclesia hebeatur, […]