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Historic maps of Crowland and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Crowland maps
Crowland area books
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Memories of Crowland
Days Gone by
I was born in 5 Nene Terrace on 2-4-47. I remember the Pattersons, the Brakes, and a little shop where I could get 2oz of sweets. Does any one remember my family? My mum was Marjorie, my sister Shirley and I had two brothers, Tom and Roly.
My mother Margery Irene Martin was born in Crowland, she had 3 brothers Reggie, Clarry and Ron. She married my father Wilfred Houghton Blackwell at the Abbey Church in 1936. My last contact was a letter from my Aunt Rene(Clarry's wife) when she was living at 19 Woad Court, The Crescent, Eye. I would love to make contact with any relatives I have in the area. Annette Hood
Photos of my Family
Ref: Les and Bunny Fox, publicans.
I lived in Crowland as a young child and my parents ran the Durham Ox, Nene Terrace, as land ord and landlady. Would anyone who knew my parents and has any pictures of the pub or my parents be so very kind as to let me take copies or forward them to my email? Someone out there must have some history of them, of course I will pay if needed.
My email is Davvlinn@aol.com
I think that is the name of the pub/hotel on the right hand side not far from the entrance gate to the Abbey. I used to stay there as a child with my mum & dad. My dad met the licencee Harry (Allman?) in the second world war. It was a long journey to Crowland from East London pre-1960. I have fond memories of the late parties we had and how when they had had enough of us kids they would tell us about a ghost called Henry who only came out when children where still up!!! His wife was a lovely cook and they used to cater for weddings too. There was a large polished table in the hallway that had marks, I was told was blood, on the top. The story was told of two priests from the Abbey haveing a argument and one stabbed the other with his dinner knife.
My maternal Grandmother was Susannah Judge. She was of a fairly large family, I remember sister's names Mary, Ada and Rebecca. Mary, I think, went to live in london, Ada married Jim Gubby & lived in Barnwell Northants and Auntie Bec moved to Heywood in Gtr Manchester as did my Grandma. I remember Grandma telling me that after morning service the Vicar would dine for lunch with the judge & jury!!
John Francis Cooke & Frances Charlotte Chapman
I don't personally have a memory of Whaplode Drove but my husband's great great grandparents lived there. In 1842 John Francis Cooke married Frances Charlotte Chapman in the parochial chapel in Whaplode Drove. He had a store and in 1843 he sold it and they moved to Canada. I'm wondering if there is any reference to him/them in the town record?
The Hunt Family Cowbit
I have a silver brooch presented to "Bro" AQ. Hunt, Cowbit Branch by the National Union of Agricultural Workers, probably 1930s or earlier. I acquired it from a market stall in Bury St Edmunds many years ago and I would love Mr A. Hunt's relatives to have it. My email is email@example.com David Blackford Isle of Wight