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The Lake, Crowland

Looking along the Gravel Causeway towards Crowland around 1910 with The Lake to the right, the buildings on the right being on West Bank and the Abbey in the distance.

Gravel Causeway, Crowland (c.1907)

A 1907 image looking towards Crowland along Gravel Causeway with the River Welland flowing right to left in the foreground.

Crowland Traders Token (1670)

A superb halfpenny Traders Token dating back to 1670 Crowland. The coin was issued by ‘the overseers of the poor’ and paid for basic/simple work.┬áThe rear shows the Crowland Abbey coat of arms.

United Sunday School Procession, Crowland (1921)

A Sunday School procession through the centre of Crowland in 1921.

Horseshoe Bridge, Crowland (1933)

A lovely August 1933 image of two ladies, marked on the back of the print as “Mrs Wilson & Lily”, retrieving water from Horseshoe Bridge on Peterborough Road in Crowland.

The bridge still exists today albeit the adjacent Horseshoe Farm has gone. The two ladies would have been 62 year old Elizabeth Ann Wilson who was the wife of a labourer at the farm and her 20 year old daughter Lily Wilson.

The photographer also comments that the waterway below, known as Old Pepper Lake, had previously been used to transport a bell to Crowland Abbey albeit the size and location of the drain would make that claim hard to believe !

Longlands Bus (1940s)

A lovely old 1940s Longlands bus probably at Bishops Road bus station.

Longlands were based in Crowland and were one of many small regional bus/coach firms swallowed up by Eastern Counties – in Longlands case in 1959.

 

Crowland, East Street (1950s)

East Street, Crowland in the 1950s with the war memorial in the foreground.

Crowland – George Wright

Farm labourer, Master George Wright of West Street, Crowland pictured with bike around 1916.

Crowland Post Mill (c.1910)

A superb rural view along Postland Road looking towards Crowland with a post mill on the left. The mill was built in 1796 and survived until shortly after this photograph when it was burnt down on Bonfire Night in 1911 !

 

Crowland Methodists

Free Methodist Sunday School on parade somewhere in Crowland – date unknown.

A fantastic collection of the finest in Edwardian fashion on old and young – check out the hat on the baby !