The Towns First Decorated Serviceman of World War 2

Below, front left, is Squadron Leader Robert Wareing DFC & Bar who is reported to have been the towns first serviceman to be decorated during World War Two. He is seen here taking the salute during the presentation of Scunthorpe’s Spitfire – more of which can be read here – Scunthorpe’s Spitfire. Mr Wareing was…

Churches

On this page we look at the various churches and chapels that have served Scunthorpe.       Probably the most photographed church in Scunthorpe is that of St. John the Evangelist seen in the pictures below. Paid for by Rowland Winn as a gift to the town and designed by Joseph Crowther in the gothic…

Corah’s

Corah’s factory on Scotter Road was a well known manufacturer of hosiery and textiles which employed mainly local women supplying underwear to Marks & Spencer and other retailers. The company was founded by Nathaniel Corah in midlands city of Leicester back in 1815, by 1824 his business had expanded and he was able to buy a block…

Transport

Transport of various types have played their part in helping Scunthorpe grow, from haulage companies to bus operators, on this page we aim to build up a gallery of those. Details of the Hornsby’s bus company can be found here.

Scunthorpe’s Lottery

Many people will remember the lottery booth which was situated near the clock tower in the shopping precinct which sold tickets for Scunthorpe’s official town lottery. The aim of the lottery, which started in 1979, was to raise money for the mayor’s appeal fund. Most of the sales were carried out from the booth in the…

Shops of Yesteryear

On this page we will build up a collection of shops that once traded in our towns High Streets and Estates. Some well known shops, like Kirman’s Ironmongers and the S & G Stores have been given there own page as too has Elses Newagents in Ashby, we will endevour to add more.