Amcotts Manor

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Amcotts Manor This is the current Manor House in the village of Amcotts. It is thought to date from around the 1850’s however alterations to the rear of the building uncovered wattle and daub which suggests a building has stood on this site since the 16th century. Wattle and daub is a traditional building style…

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This image shows the River Trent frozen over at West Butterwick in 1890. During particularly cold winters the River Trent would freeze over allowing villagers to play on or walk across the river. This could prove dangerous if the ice was too thin and you fell in or sometimes when the river thawed it could…

Memorial to Lancaster Bomber PB565

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Memorial to Lancaster Bomber PB565 On the 15th April 1945 the World War Two Lancaster Bomber PB565 crashed near to Owston Ferry killing all 8 men aboard. The Bomber was noted to be flying at 3000 feet when it suddenly nosed over. As the angle of the dive increased it began to break apart before…

This shop in Crowle has been an ironmonger for over 150 years

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Crowle Chafors Shop This shop in Crowle has been an ironmonger for over 150 years. During the later half of the 19th century, it was occupied by George Pheasant. As well as being an ironmonger he was described as a gunmaker, watch smith, silversmith and jeweller. John Edward Batty took over the shop around 1900.…

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This image shows the Sack Hood game taking place before the Haxey Hood, circa 1980’s. The Haxey Hood game has taken place every January for 700 years. It is said to have started with Lady de Mowbray’s hood blew off whilst riding. Thirteen farmworkers chased after it and caught it. The one who caught it…

Owston Ferry Church School

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Owston Ferry Church School This is the former church school in Owston Ferry. It was built in 1842 with room for 150 children. The sign above the door still shows the boys entrance although the sign for the girl’s entrance has now been replaced with a house number. White’s Directory of Lincolnshire, 1856, states that…