Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Scunthorpe is a large industrial town in Lincolnshire, 21 miles from Doncaster and close to the River Trent.

It sits on the largest ironstone deposit in Europe, leading to a huge iron and steel industry where there were formerly five agricultural villages. Today only one steelworks remains, but it is vast, and accounts for a quarter of the country`s output.

St. Lawrence`s Church dates back to the 12th century.

Kevin Keegan and Ian Botham were both footballers with Scunthorpe United.

Among those born in Scunthorpe are Tony Jacklin, golfer; and Joan Plowright, actress.

Places in Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe Station