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1940's WEEKEND

CROWLE & EALAND

22nd-23rd SEPTEMBER 2018

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CROWLE & EALAND

Crowle is a small town and civil parish situated on one of a series of hills which form the isle of Axholme. The appropriate civil parish is called Crowle and Ealand. It is located to the West of the river Trent, between the towns of Scunthorpe and Doncaster. It also lies on the Stainforth & Keadby canal and has its own railway station.

CROWLE IN THE 1940'S

During World War II, Crowle became the home of many children evacuees from the city. There are many stories from the villagers still remaining including this extract from a schoolboy's memories...the full article and others can be found on the crowle.org website.

 

"My first memory is being taught to knit in the infant’s section of Crowle County School. Mothers supplied any odd ball of wool, which we then had to knit to make squares of around six inches. The whole class had to stitch the squares together to make a blanket, which was then sent off to keep a soldier warm at night.

 

The second is of being too late to receive an evacuee. I was told that we would be having another boy living with us and was looking forward to meeting him. We had spent the day at Boltgate farm when my father was asked to help with some problem. This took longer than expected and when we got back to Crowle all the evacuees had been given homes.

 

The next is of my father’s air-raid shelter. He strengthened the roof of the pantry, piled sandbags, inside and outside the house on the outer walls of the pantry. We spent an uncomfortable night in it when someone accidentally set the air raid siren off. Within a year it was dismantled. The possibility of the Germans’ bombing Crowle was remote. You would have expected them to make a greater effort against Scunthorpe than they did. They did have a good go at Hull during the blitz and it was possible to see a glow on the horizon at night as Hull burnt."

LOCAL SERVICES

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Public Houses

The Red Lion..................................36 North Street

01724 711 611

 

The White Hart...............................68 High Street

01724 712301

 

Crowle Liberal Club.........................42 Fieldside

01724 710382

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Taxi's

Pam's Mini Bus Hire........................07707036611

All Geared Up..................................01724 711586

Axi Private Hire..............................01724 798 877

Taxi Mike.........................................07771 518 738

Epworth Taxi's................................01427 874 569

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Accommodation

The Stables at Owlett Hall..............2 Church Lane

01724 711 191

 

7 Lakes ..............................................Wharf Road

01724 711 814

 

The Red Lion............... ......Market Place, Epworth

01427 872 208

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Take Aways

Crowle Catch.................................01724 712 960

Newman's......................................01724 710 675

Dragon House................................01724 710 770

Golden Hall....................................01724 711 291

The Balti House.............................01724 711 700

Pizza Hot.......................................01724 711 977

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Churches

Crowle Methodist Church

Saint Norbert's Roman Catholic Church

Saint Oswald's Parish Church

Ealand Methodist Chapel

TRANSPORT LINKS

By Car - click here for directions

 

By Train

There is a station in Ealand village named 'Crowle' from here you can get direct trains to Doncaster, Scunthorpe, Lincoln and Sheffield. For more information please visit the national rail website