Lincolnshire Memories: Scunthorpe through the years

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Lincolnshire Reporter has searched through archive footage to bring you shots of Scunthorpe through the years.

The footage, published by the British Film Institute shows an array of images from as early as 1933, giving us a taste of what Scunthorpe was like back in the day.

Take a look back at some of the footage we have come across:


Prince George, who later became the Duke of Kent, visited the local steelworks, opened a trunk road, and visited the War Memorial Hospital to open a new nurses’ home.

Prince George was the fourth son of King George V. The hospital visited by the Prince is now known as Scunthorpe General Hospital.

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This recruitment film takes the form of a drama shot on location in Scunthorpe.

The film looks into the steel industry. It was made for the trade body the British Iron and Steel Federation, which commissioned some 50 films.

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Filmed outside Scunthorpe Civic Centre, this film briefly looks into the Scunthorpe International Folk Festival.

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Also see: Lincolnshire Memories: Spalding through the years

Do you have any images or footage of Lincolnshire from the past? Send them in to us by emailing [email protected]

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