Frodingham Iron Works was established in 1864, to be joined by five other iron making companies in the Scunthorpe area by the end of the century.
In 1912 they absorbed the Appleby Ironworks to form the largest iron and steel making company in the area.
undated postcard by Arjay
Undated view of Scunthorpe High Street.
postcard published by Bartle Brothers of Scunthorpe
The view along High Street looking east is remarkably quiet.
In this view along High Street the town's principal Wesleyan Methodist Chapel is on the left
Ther Primitive Methodist Chapel on Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe.
postcard published by Bartle Brothers of Scunthorpe, c.1910
The former parish church of Saint John in Scunthorpe was built in 1889 at the considerable expense of the steel baron Lord St Oswald and has much fine detail.
Sadly it was built in the wrong place and became redundant. It is now part of the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.
Mark Acton, 2015
The architect of St John's church in Scunthorpe built in 1891 was Joseph Stretch Crowther.
The tall tower has coupled two-light bell openings.
View of St John's from the south-east.
postcard published by Bartle Brothers of Scunthorpe, 1917
The church is extravagantly decorated with battlements, pinnacles, friezes.
St John's church was built for Rowland Winn, 1st Baron St Oswald.
His monogram is carved in stone above the west door.
The west door and surrounding entrance are richly decorated.
The church is built of ironstone with limestone dressing.
The iron making process, the heart of the steel works. Two blast furnaces are shown.
The Wesleyan Methodist chapel and Sunday schools were built on High Street in 1900 at a cost of £7400.
postcard published by Bartle Brothers of Scunthorpe, undated