Baby weighing in the Isle

An event in the Isle of Axholme in 1986.
An event in the Isle of Axholme in 1986.

This quirky picture has had us scratching our heads here at the Epworth Bells this week.

The picture is entitled ‘1986 - Baby Scales £141’ and could well be from a competition to guess the weight of a model baby at a village show.

It is one of a number of old pictures depicting scenes and events in the Isle of Axholme that we have in our possession.

The snap is one of several in a batch we discovered during a recent office clear out of documents and old newspapers.

They came in a folded sheet of paper, which states ‘To return to Harold Osborne’, believed to be the Crowle and Ealand Town councillor, who could not be contacted this week.

We believe he is in the picture above.

Other pictures in the collection include residents having fun at Crowle Show in 1989 and at other village gatherings.

Chris Page, content editor for the Epworth Bells, said: “We would love to hear from anyone who features in the picture and what their memories are of the day.

“Likewise, anyone who wants to share old pictures with us, please get in touch. We would love to feature them.”