Remembering post-war Ealand

South Yorkshire Hotel in Ealand in the 1940s or 50s.
South Yorkshire Hotel in Ealand in the 1940s or 50s.

Post-war Eland forms the subject of our trip down memory lane this week.

This photograph, which shows the South Yorkshire Hotel in the 1940s or 50s.

Angus Townley, of Crowle

Angus Townley, of Crowle

The snap was the latest in batch of post-war era pictures sent into us by Angus Townley, 50, of Crowle, who is a member of Crowle and Ealand Heritage Society.

He said: “It shows the South Yorkshire Hotel in Ealand.

“Although no longer a hotel, this is now a private house.

“In the distance wagons can be seen in the goods yard.

“Beyond one can just make out the station itself and the bridge across the canal.”

The pub is believed to have closed sometime in the 1970s.

Historians say it was built in the late 1850s by the South Yorkshire Railway Company to replace another pub, The Ship, which was demolished to make way for the railway.

The picture is one of the latest to be uploaded to the Crowle Community Hub website, which features numerous old pictures of the town, from aerial pictures to people and pubs.

Mr Townley added: “The site has been designed so that you can submit your own contributions directly to the site.”

Email him at angus@townley.com