When Scunthorpe's borough status was a cause for celebration and a Charter Day parade



SCUNTHORPE took a major step forward 80 years ago this month by shaking off its small town status to join the ranks of other industrial towns.
"Modern Scunthorpe" became a borough on October 10, 1936 under King Edward VIII – one of only a handful conferred before his abdication.
The King's Charter joined Crosby, Scunthorpe, Frodingham, Ashby and Brumby under the auspices of one local authority – Scunthorpe Borough Council, also known as Scunthorpe Corporation.
Previously it had been managed by an urban district authority, which put Scunthorpe on the same level as towns like Brigg... read more

 
12 October 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 32
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