Three killed in Zeppelin raid

During World War One a new terror machine used by the Germans took to the skies and brought the horrors of war straight into civilians lives on their own soil. Huge airships – called Zeppelins’ – would silently sail across the sky raining bombs and incendiary devices down on targets below. The first place to…

Warners

Many people will remember Warners factory based off Grange Lane South in Scunthorpe, the building is now the home of Ashby Bowl – a 12 lane ten-pin bowling alley and social bar. The factory was initially run by Gordonia Debrette, a Nottingham-based maker of women’s underwear. The new Scuthorpe factory, designed to provide work for…

Co-operative Mural

The design and layout along with the abstract mosaic mural on front of the former Scunthorpe Co-operative pharmacy building on the High Street is often a topic which is talked about by townsfolk and visitors. The building today is used by Cafe INDIEpendent – an employability project which works with disadvantaged young people on a program…

Ashby

Ashby, being one of the 5 villages that came together in 1936 to form the Borough of Scunthorpe, plays quite an important role in the town’s development, this page will be developed to look at Ashby throughout the years. In the middle of the nineteenth century the parishes of Bottesford and Frodingham, which contained the townships…

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 style it was…

Corah’s

The Corah 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 the midlands city of Leicester back in 1815, by 1824 his business had expanded and he was able to buy…

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…