Milestones

The annual meeting of Epworth Cricket Club was held on Tuesday night, Mr W Burrows presiding over a good attendance of members.

The accounts were presented and adopted, the same showing in the year’s working an adverse balance of 8s 11d.

The Secretary then presented certain accounts which had been allowed to stand over from the previous year amounting to about £7.

It was explained that the club had been handicapped by expenses connected with re-laying the pitch, renovating the pavilion and other additional expenses and as the club was practically self-supporting, a decreased membership last year had further affected the finances.

75 YEARS AGO

February 12, 1937

Members of the parish council, at a meeting on Monday, were rather indignant at the contents of a letter received from the Lindsey County Council, stating that the Highways Committee had recently gone into the question of restricting the speed of motor vehicles to 30mph in places in the county where there was no street lighting, but Haxey was not one of the places where it was considered advisable to impose the limit.

Mr Whitehead: I think Haxey is as important as other parishes in the Isle where there is a speed limit.

It is certainly most dangerous for fast traffic near the school and there should be a speed limit through Haxey High Street.

It was agreed to make representations to the County Authority that a speed limit of 30mph was very necessary in Haxey High Street.

50 YEARS AGO

February 16, 1962

Kenneth Harris, a 10 year old Gunthorpe schoolboy, has won one of the 12 special prizes awarded by the Farmer’s Weekly for his year’s work in the country spotters competition.

He is invited to London for three days and the visit includes a tour round the London Zoo, accompanied by James Fisher, the well-known naturalist.

25 YEARS AGO

February 13, 1987

A West Butterwick manufacturing company is riding high at the moment with export orders for three continents.

Modern Products (Lindsey) Ltd moved into their West Street premises from Scunthorpe about eight years ago to make juvenile rides for fairgrounds and fun parks.

The firm is also a glass fibre moulder.

The two working directors are Mr Peter Rooke and Mr Stewart King-Cox and the firm employs about 25 people, some of whom commute to West Butterwick and others live in the Isle.

After steady progress over the year, this current boost to production could result in more jobs.