High Street / Messingham Road corner
originally known as Long Street - Eau Lane corner
photo by 112
The building on the left is Elwood's Smithy which was later demolished when the A159 was re-routed to avoid what is now known as Hobb Lane.
THE NEXT FEW PICTURES OF THE JUNCTION WERE TAKEN AROUND 1955
picture 689 from Tony Smith (c1955)
Anyone driving along the A159 from Scunthorpe to Gainsborough would arrive here in the centre of Scotter village at Elwood's Smithy. They would have to turn left at this junction into Hight Street then make a sharp right onto Gainsborough Road (now Hobb Lane).
picture 693 from Tony King (c1955)
The photograph has been taken from the 'T' junction entry point of High Street (west side). A person stood in the road here would have had Lidgett's Bakery on their left and Providence House to the right. The Green is in the middle in the distance.
Since then the first 3 houses in the picture on the left and the first one on the right (Elwood's Smithy) have been demolished.
picture 689 from Tony King (c1955)
Taken from the same position as picture 693 but looking down Messingham Road instead of straight on.
All the buildings have been demolished. Scotter Village Institute is furthest away on the left. It was built as a memorial after the First World War.
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aerial view (c1905)
Methodist chapels; Susworth village; Wesleyan Guild (1908)
Susworth and Scotter classes (1906), National School teachers, County School teachers (1930s & 1950s), Scotter classes (c1951 & c1952)
Florence Annie Bullivant (nee Foster) ; William Fisher Cottingham, Ivy & Edna Skinner ; Christopher Young Wright ('Father Christmas') ; John & Annie Butler
The Chantrey's ; The Loughton's ; The Smiths ; Sunday School party (c1934) ; 3 concert party boys (1935) ; Workers at Lidgett's farm ; 1949 outing ; Mrs Barker's childrens party (c1960) ; at the Rectory (c1960)
1902 cricket, 1935 ladies football, 1946/1947 boys football, 1960s cricket
Primrose League Cycling Corps (1912)
Aerial photograph (c1950)
the four Scotter chapels
Sizer's yard (1898); 'The New Shop' of Christopher Wright, carrot washers, Elwoods Smithy
Kirton Road and Messingham Road
Eminson houses on Mount Street ; aerial view (post 1911)
c1910, unknown people
areial view (c1953)
Day's stackyard, village life (c1905), aerial view
Sands Lane junction, A159 re-allignment
before and after the storm
Can you put a name to any of these people?
Gardener's Question Time (1983) & Women's Institute 1st birthday (1966), 5 generations of Harsley's (1962)