Scunthorpe shown within Lincolnshire
|Population||72,514 (2006 estimate)|
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|Unitary authority||North Lincolnshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||DN15 - 17|
|European Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|List of places: UK • England • Lincolnshire|
Scunthorpe is a town within North Lincolnshire, England. Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the east of England. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government North Lincolnshire is a Unitary authority area in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. The ceremonial counties are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government as the Counties for the purposes of the Lieutenancies Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the east of England. The region, also known as the government office region, is currently the highest tier of local government sub-national entity of England, with only one Yorkshire and the Humber is one of the nine government office Regions of England. Constituent country is a phrase used often by official institutions in contexts in which a country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged gives an overview of States around the world with information on the extent of their Sovereignty. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system UK Postal codes are known as postcodes. UK postcodes are Alphanumeric. The DN postcode area, also known as the Doncaster postcode area, is a group of postal districts around Barnetby, Barrow upon Humber, Barton-upon-Humber The UK Telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan, is the system used for assigning Telephone numbers in the United There are a number of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom. Humberside Police is the Home Office Police force responsible for policing an area covering parts of the East Riding of Yorkshire and northern The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is the Statutory fire and rescue service covering the area of what was the county of Humberside (1974-1996 but now The East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS is the NHS ambulance service serving the East Midlands region of England. Yorkshire and the Humber is a Constituency of the European Parliament. This is a list of the 646 constituencies currently represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as at the 2005 general election Scunthorpe is a County constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. A Gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom showing each place's County, Unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates List of places --> List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places This is a list of places in the ceremonial county of Lincolnshire, England. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. North Lincolnshire is a Unitary authority area in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland It is the administrative centre of the North Lincolnshire unitary authority, and has an estimated total resident population of 72,514. See also Independent city A unitary authority is a type of Local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all Local government functions 
A predominantly industrial town, Scunthorpe, the United Kingdom's largest steel processing centre, is also known as the 'Industrial Garden Town'. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located 
Scunthorpe within Humberside
Historically part of Lincolnshire, in 1889 the area was included in the Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey administrative county. Humberside was a Non-metropolitan county of England from 1 April 1974 until 1 April 1996. The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England. Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the east of England. Lindsey was a unit of local government until 1974 in Lincolnshire, England, covering the northern part of the county Administrative counties were a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government from 1889 to 1974 Separate local government began in 1890 when the Scunthorpe local board of health was formed. "Board of Health" redirects here This page describes the defunct bodies in England and Wales which used that name not any modern ones In 1894 the local board was replaced with an urban district council. In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, an urban district was a type of Local government district that covered an Urbanised area Ten years later the neighbouring townships of Brumby and Frodingham (including Crosby) were also constituted an urban district. The two urban districts were amalgamated, along with the parish of Ashby in 1919 to form a new Scunthorpe urban district. A civil parish in the United Kingdom is a unit of local government. Scunthorpe received a charter incorporating the town as a municipal borough in 1936. Municipal boroughs were a type of Local government which existed in England and Wales between 1835 and 1974 in Northern Ireland from 1840 to 
Local authority boundary changes brought the town into the new county of Humberside in 1974, and a new non-metropolitan district, the Borough of Scunthorpe was formed with the same boundaries as the old municipal borough. Humberside was a Non-metropolitan county of England from 1 April 1974 until 1 April 1996. Non-metropolitan districts, or colloquially ' shire districts', are a type of local government district in England. The opening of the Humber Bridge on 24 June 1981 provided a permanent link between North and South Humberside but did not secure Humberside's future. The Humber Bridge is the fifth-largest single-span Suspension bridge in the world near Kingston upon Hull in England. Events 972 - Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces takes place Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 To the relief of its many detractors, the county of Humberside (and Humberside County Council) was abolished on 1 April 1996 and succeeded by four unitary authorities. Humberside was a Non-metropolitan county of England from 1 April 1974 until 1 April 1996. Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) See also Independent city A unitary authority is a type of Local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all Local government functions
The previous Humberside districts of Glanford and Scunthorpe, and that part of Boothferry district south of the northern boundaries of the parishes of Crowle, Eastoft, Luddington, Haldenby and Amcotts, now comprise the unitary authority of North Lincolnshire. Glanford was a borough of the English non-metropolitan county of Humberside from April 1, 1974 to April 1, 1996 The Borough of Boothferry was from April 1, 1974 to April 1, 1996, a local government district with borough status within Crowle is a small Town on the Isle of Axholme in North Lincolnshire, England. Eastoft is a village and Civil parish in Lincolnshire, East England. Luddington could be Luddington North Lincolnshire Luddington in the Brook Northamptonshire Luddington Warwickshire Amcotts is a village and Civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England, on the Isle of Axholme. North Lincolnshire is a Unitary authority area in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England.  On amalgamation charter trustees were formed for Scunthorpe, and they continue to elect a town mayor. In England and Wales, Charter Trustees are set up to maintain the continuity of a Town charter or City charter after a district with the status A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government
When Scunthorpe was incorporated as a borough in 1936, it also received a grant of a coat of arms from the College of Arms. A coat of arms or armorial bearings (often just arms for short in European tradition is a design belonging to a particular person (or group of people The College of Arms, or Heralds' College, is an office regulating Heraldry and granting new Armorial bearings for England, Wales  These arms were transferred to the new borough council formed in 1974, and are now used by the town's charter trustees.
The green shield and golden wheatsheaf recall that the area was until recently agricultural in nature. Across the centre of the shield is a length of chain. This refers to the five villages of Crosby, Scunthorpe, Frodingham, Brumby & Ashby linking together as one. At the top of the shield are two fossils of the species gryphoea incurva. These remains of oysters, known as the "devil's toenails", were found in the rock strata from which ironstone was quarried. The crest, on top of the helm, shows a blast furnace. This is also referred to in the Latin motto: "Refulget labores nostros coelo" or "The heavens reflect our labours" popularly attributed to the glow observed in the night sky from the steelmaking activities. Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. 
The town appears in the Domesday Book (1086) as Escumetorp, which is Old Norse for "Skuma's homestead", a site which is believed to be in the town centre close to where the present-day Market Hill is located. The Domesday Book (ˈduːmzdeɪ bʊk also known as Domesday, or Book of Winchester) was the record of the great survey Old Norse is the North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and inhabitants of their overseas settlements during the Viking Age
Scunthorpe was close to the epicenter of one of the largest earthquakes experienced in the British Isles on 27 February 2008. Significant shocks were felt in Scunthorpe and the surrounding North Lincolnshire area. The main 10-second quake, which struck at 0056 GMT at a depth of 15. 4km (9. 6 miles), was the biggest recorded example since one with a magnitude of 5. 4 struck north Wales in 1984.
Ironstone was mined in the area as early as the Roman occupation, but the deposits lay forgotten until the 19th century. Ironstone is a fine-grained heavy and compact Sedimentary rock. Roman Britain refers to those parts of the island of Great Britain controlled by the Roman Empire between AD 43 and 410 The rediscovery of iron ore in 1859 by Rowland Winn on the land of his father, Charles, resulted in the development of an iron and steel industry and rapid population growth. Hematite, also spelt hæmatite, is the Mineral form of Iron(III oxide (Fe2O3 one of several Iron oxides Rowland Winn 1st Baron St Oswald ( 19 February 1820 &ndash 17 January 1893) was an English industrialist and Conservative Party 
Iron ore was first mined in the Scunthorpe area in July 1860. Owing to the lack of a mainline railway the ore was transferred to a wharf at Gunness (or Gunhouse), initially by cart then by a narrow gauge railway, for distribution by barge or mainline rail from Keadby. Gunness (or Gunhouse is a township and small village situated on the east bank of the River Trent and deriving its name from forming a ness or Promontory in the River Keadby is a small Village lying just off the A18, west of Scunthorpe, in North Lincolnshire, England. Winn knew that the best way of exploiting the iron ore fields was for a rail link to be built from Keadby to Barnetby. Barnetby (or Barnetby le Wold) is a village and Civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England, between Scunthorpe and Grimsby He campaigned tirelessly for the link; construction work started in mid-1860 and was complete in 1864. He persuaded the Dawes brothers, to whose ironworks the ore was being supplied, to build an ironworks at the site of the iron ore fields at Scunthorpe. Construction of Scunthorpe's first ironworks, the Trent Ironworks, began in 1862, with the first cast from the blast furnace being tapped on 26 March 1864. A blast furnace is a type of metallurgical Furnace used for Smelting to produce metals generally Iron. Events 1026 - Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor. Year 1864 ( MDCCCLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Other ironworks followed: building of the Frodingham Ironworks began in 1864; North Lincoln Ironworks in 1866; Redbourn Hill Iron & Coal Company in 1872; Appleby Ironworks blew in their first blast furnace in 1876; and the last constructed being John Lysaght's Iron and Steelworks in 1911, with production starting in 1912. Crude steel had been produced at Frodingham Ironworks in 1887 but this proved not to be viable. Steel is an Alloy consisting mostly of Iron, with a Carbon content between 0 Maxmilian Mannaburg came to Frodingham Ironworks in 1889 to help build and run the steelmaking plant and on the night of 21 March 1890 the first steel was tapped. Events 630 - Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem. Year 1890 ( MDCCCXC) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
Rowland Winn is remembered in the town by three street names: Rowland Road, Winn Street and Oswald Road. He assumed the title Lord St Oswald in 1885. Baron St Oswald, of Nostell in the County of York is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
The Flixborough disaster in June 1974 damaged local buildings. The Flixborough disaster was an Explosion at a chemical plant close to the village of Flixborough (near Scunthorpe) North Lincolnshire,
The steel industry is still the major employer in the area and the largest operator within it is the Indian-owned firm Corus. However the industry has shrunk in recent years, following the closure of the Normanby Park works (also known as Lysaght's) and the huge Redbourne complex in the early 1980s; the number employed in the industry fell from 27,000 at its height to around 4,500 (not including outside contractors, such as Hansons plc) today. There is also a Lime works nearby, involved in the production of steel. The cooling towers can be seen close to Brigg Road (A1029). Brigg (fully Glanford Brigg) in North Lincolnshire, England, is a small Market town on the River Ancholme with a population of 5076 Parts of the plant include the Continuous Casting plant and the Blast furnace and Rod Mill. Limestone is provdided by Singleton Birch at the nearby quarry in Melton Ross. Limestone is a Sedimentary rock composed largely of the Mineral Calcite ( Calcium carbonate: CaCO3 Limestone is used as a flux for the blast furnace, which produces calcium silicate. A blast furnace is a type of metallurgical Furnace used for Smelting to produce metals generally Iron. Calcium silicates are a set of four compounds obtained by reacting Calcium oxide and silica in various ratios
Other industries in the town include those associated with the steelworks such as engineering, along with food production, distribution and retailing - most of these now employing a large Polish and Slovak workforce. } The Slovaks or Slovakians are a western Slavic People that primarily inhabit Slovakia and speak the Slovak language, which is BOC have a plant just north of the town next to the A1029. The BOC Group plc was the official name of the multinational Industrial gas company more commonly known as BOC, and now a part of The Linde Group. BOC were taken over by Linde in January 2006. The Linde Group is the international Industrial gases and Engineering company founded in 1879 On the Foxhills Industrial Park, north of the A1077 northern bypass, are many distribution companies, notably a large building owned by the Nisa Today co-operative type mutual organization which has its UK headquarters there. Nisa-Today's is a brand and buying group (or ‘ Symbol group ’ of independent retailers (primarily small grocery shops and wholesalers in the United Kingdom. A mutual, mutual organization, or mutual society is an Organization (which is often but not always a company or Business) based
According to the Environment Agency in the year 2000, Scunthorpe was home to one of the biggest polluting businesses in the United Kingdom, British Steel, whose sites in the town and at Llanwern and Port Talbot produced more dioxins than the next 15 biggest polluters. The Environment Agency (Asiantaeth yr Amgylchedd is a Non-Departmental Public Body of the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs and an Assembly British Steel was a major British Steel producer It originated as a nationalised industry the British Steel Corporation (BSC formed in 1967 Llanwern is an electoral district (ward and smaller community Parish in the urban-rural fringe of the City of Newport, South Wales. Port Talbot ( Welsh: Aberafan or Porth Talbot) is an Industrial Town in south Wales, UK, with a Population Not to be confused with Dioxane or Digoxin. Dioxin is a heterocyclic, organic, antiaromatic compound 
Scunthorpe enjoys relatively good shopping facilities, with both the uncovered Foundry Shopping Centre and the part-covered Parishes Centre. Greenpeace, originally known as the Greenpeace Foundation, was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1972 The former was constructed in the late 1960s/early 1970s during a wholesale reconstruction of the old town; the latter was constructed in the early part of this decade on the site of the town's old bus station. There are also many well known retailers on the High Street.
However the size of the retail units reflects the size of the area's population and with larger shopping facilities within reasonable travelling distance in Grimsby, Hull, Doncaster, Lincoln and at Meadowhall, Sheffield many locals often travel to these towns for major purchases, particularly since the abandonment of the town by Binns (House of Fraser) department store. Grimsby (or archaically Great Grimsby) is a Seaport on the Humber Estuary in Lincolnshire, England. Kingston upon Hull ( almost invariably referred Doncaster is a large town in South Yorkshire, England and the principal settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster. Lincoln (ˈlɪŋkən is a Cathedral city and County town of Lincolnshire, England. Sheffield ( is a city and Metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England House of Fraser is a British Department store group with 63 stores (April 2008 across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Retail parks can be found near the football stadium (Scunthorpe United) and the steelworks. Scunthorpe United Football Club are an English Association football team based in the town of Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.
All the big food retailers are represented in the area; There is a Tesco Extra opposite the football ground, while Sainsbury's have their store on the site of the old football ground. J Sainsbury plc ( is the parent company of Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd commonly known as Sainsbury's (also Sainsbury and JS) the third largest Morrison's have a store at the bottom of Mortal Ash Hill (known locally as "Motlash") (A18 road) at the Lakeside Retail Park, on the eastern entrance to the town while Asda have a store on Burringham Road. The A18 is a road in England that links Doncaster in South Yorkshire with Ludborough in Lincolnshire, via Scunthorpe. Asda is a United Kingdom Supermarket chain which retails food clothing and general merchandise
The Baths Hall stands in the centre of the town on Doncaster Road. The Baths Hall is an entertainment venue in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, England. It is an entertainment centre that hosts live music, comedy and award ceremonies. It is presently undergoing refurbishment and expansion by the Labour council. There is the Geneva Bar Cafe on the High Street. Love & Studio 25 is a nightclub on Doncaster Road
The North Lincolnshire Museum is on Oswald Road, near the train station. Scunthorpe railway station serves the town of Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire, England. Lincs FM broadcasts on 97. Lincs FM is an Independent Local Radio station serving Lincolnshire and Newark from the Humber to The Wash. 6FM from Trent View Flats. St John the Evangelist's church (built in 1891 by Lord St Oswald) in Church Square is now the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre. Rowland Winn 2nd Baron St Oswald ( 1857 – 1919) was a Conservative Party politician in England. The Plowright Theatre, named after Joan Plowright, is on Laneham Street (off the west end of the High Street). Joan Ann Olivier Baroness Olivier, DBE (born 28 October 1929) better known as Dame Joan Plowright, is an English actress It was built in 1958 as Scunthorpe Civic Theatre.
Scunthorpe railway station, a good half mile south of the town centre, lies on the Sheffield to Hull Line with trains to Doncaster, and the South TransPennine Line which has trains from Manchester Piccadilly station to Grimsby Town. Scunthorpe railway station serves the town of Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire, England. Stations Sheffield Midland Meadowhall Rotherham Central Swinton Mexborough Doncaster railway station serves the town of Doncaster, in South Yorkshire, England. South TransPennine is one of the three rail services provided by First TransPennine Express, running in Northern England. Manchester Piccadilly station, known locally as just Piccadilly, is the principal railway station of Manchester in England. Grimsby Town railway station serves the town of Grimsby in North East Lincolnshire, England. The town lies five miles north of the M180. The M180 motorway is a major road in England. The Motorway runs east from M18 motorway near Thorne to the junction of the A15 Before this motorway was opened in 1979, it took all the east-west goods traffic on the A18 to Grimsby. The A18 is a road in England that links Doncaster in South Yorkshire with Ludborough in Lincolnshire, via Scunthorpe. Grimsby (or archaically Great Grimsby) is a Seaport on the Humber Estuary in Lincolnshire, England. Humberside Airport is a short drive to the east along the M180. Humberside Airport is situated in North Lincolnshire, England, 10 Nautical miles (18 The town's bus station is off Fenton Street.
North Lincolnshire Council is based in Pitwood House off Ashby Road (former A159) next to Festival Gardens. The A159 is an A-road in Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire, running between Scunthorpe and Gainsborough. It opened in 1963 as the Civic Centre, and was the home of Scunthorpe Borough Council until 1996. It was named after Edwin Pittwood, a local Labour politician, who worked in the opencast ironstone workings near Normanby Park. There are also offices at Church Square House near the Scunthorpe Market.
North Lincolnshire, unlike its neighbour Lincolnshire, has comprehensive education. Brumby Engineering College is on Cemetery Road. Brumby Engineering College, formerly Brumby Comprehensive School is a comprehensive school on Cemetery Road close to the A18 in Scunthorpe The Foxhills School Technology College on Foxhills Road is in the north of the town near Crosby. High Ridge School Specialist Sports College is on Doncaster Road. South Leys Business & Enterprise College is on Enderby Road, which is in Riddings. This establishment is soon to be merged with Thomas Sumpter School (see following listing) in a brand-new £15m building, which North Lincolnshire Council claims will free up huge amounts of cash for education in the area. Thomas Sumpter Comprehensive School is on Chandos Road to the east of the town. Thomas Sumpter Comprehensive School was a Secondary school or Senior School in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, England. Frederick Gough School, a specialist language college on Grange Lane South, is to the south of the town in Bottesford. Bottesford is a Civil parish and southern suburb of Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, England. St.Bede's Catholic School is a specialist mathematics and computing college, which is owned by the Roman Catholic Church. It is the highest achieving school in the area. John Leggott Sixth-Form College (JLC) on West Common Lane, is among the top 10 colleges in the country. John Leggott College is a highly-regarded Sixth form college on West Common Lane, in Brumby Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, UK. Close by, North Lindsey College is on Kingsway (A18). North Lindsey College is a college in Scunthorpe, United Kingdom. Also primary education is served by a number of infant, junior and primary schools such as Leys Farm Junior School on Park Avenue in Bottesford and Scunthorpe CE Primary School on Gurnell Street.
The area is served by Humberside Police. Humberside Police is the Home Office Police force responsible for policing an area covering parts of the East Riding of Yorkshire and northern According to the website upmystreet. com the area has crime rates higher than the national average, especially in the categories of violence against the person, sexual offences, burglary and theft of motor vehicles. 
The town has a Football League club, Scunthorpe United (nicknamed 'The Iron') who play at Glanford Park. The Football League, also known as the Coca-Cola Football League for sponsorship reasons is a league competition featuring professional football clubs Scunthorpe United Football Club are an English Association football team based in the town of Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. Glanford Park is a Association football stadium in Scunthorpe, UK and the current home of Football League One team Scunthorpe United F For most of its existence in the professional game (since only 1950) it has been in the basement league of the English game. At the end of the 2006/7 season they won promotion to the Football League Championship as champions of League One, this being the first time they have played at this level for 45 years. The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short or the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons Football League One (often referred to as League One for short or Coca-Cola Football League 1 for sponsorship reasons is the second-highest division of The Football This was to last just one season as the club were relegated on 12 April 2008, with three games to spare. Events 467 - Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
In the last financial year for which accounts are available (the year ending June 2007) the club lost over £394,000  and in the latest set of statistics available (2005/06) the club has the sixth worst level of banning orders amongst supporters in League One (out of 24 clubs), totalling 38 such orders. 
Kevin Keegan and Ray Clemence both played for Scunthorpe United F.C. in the early 1970s before being signed for Liverpool F.C.. Joseph Kevin Keegan, OBE (born 14 February 1951 is a former footballer, and former England national team coach who has been manager of various Raymond Neal "Ray" Clemence, MBE (born 5 August, 1948) is one of English and European football 's most decorated Goalkeepers Scunthorpe United Football Club are an English Association football team based in the town of Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England. Former England cricket captain Ian Botham played a number of games for the club, being a resident of nearby Epworth at that time. The England and Wales Cricket Board ( ECB) ( Bwrdd Criced Cymru a Lloegr) is the governing body of Cricket in England and Wales. Sir Ian Terence Botham, OBE (born 24 November 1955) is a former England Test Cricketer and Test team captain and current
Local teams play in the Scunthorpe & District Football League. The Scunthorpe & District Football League is an amateur football league formed in 1921 catering for clubs in and around Scunthorpe, England.
Scunthorpe also has a speedway team known as the Scunthorpe Scorpions who compete in the British Premier League, the sport's second tier in Britain. Motorcycle speedway, usually referred to as speedway, is a Motorcycle sport involving four and sometimes up to six riders competing over four anti-clockwise The Scunthorpe Scorpions are a speedway team in the British Premier League. The speedway team has been running since 2005 and won a grand slam of the Conference League trophies in both 2006 & 2007. It runs at a track near Dragonby.
The Appleby-Frodingham Athletic Club uses the 34 acre site near the Civic Centre for many types of sport. They have a clubhouse and also use Brumby Hall next-door. There is also the Scunthorpe and District Athletics Club. They train at Quibell Park Stadium, Scunthorpe's athletic track on Brumby Wood Lane named after David Quibell, the town's former Labour MP. David John Kinsley Quibell ( 21 December 1879 &ndash 16 April 1962) was a British Labour Party politician Around the running track is a cycle track used by Scunthorpe Polytechnic Cycle Club.
The leisure centre is on Carlton Street opposite the bus station via a footbridge. The Scunthorpe Anchor swimming club are based at the Riddings Pool on Enderby Road next to South Leys School in Yaddlethorpe.
In 1996 there was controversy when AOL's obscenity filter (among others) refused to accept the name of the town due to its inclusion of the substring cunt, which the filter rejected as obscene. Obscenity (in Latin obscenus, meaning "foul repulsive detestable" is a term that is most often used in a legal context to A subsequence, substring, prefix or suffix of a string is a subset of the symbols in a string where the order of the elements is preserved Cunt ( IPA:/kʌnt/ is an English language Vulgarism referring generally to the Female genitalia. Some online forums display the name as S****horpe, while Fark.com would display it as Scoonthorpe. This situation is known in the computing world as the Scunthorpe Problem. The Scunthorpe Problem occurs when a Spam filter or Search engine blocks E-mails or search results because their text contains a string of letters
In 2007 a senior manager at a local employer, Nisa-Today, made remarks about the town which brought criticism from residents. John Baines, senior trading controller for the company, made the comments at a trade conference where he said one of the town's major industries was 'handbag theft', that local women wear 'mattresses on their backs in case they meet someone they know' and that if you wanted to 'know what Scunthorpe looked like in the 1970s. . . go there today'. The comments were published online by the trade journal Off-Licence News and reprinted in the Scunthorpe Telegraph. Mr Baines later apologised if his remarks caused any offence and that they were meant in a light-hearted manner. 
In 1981 the comedian and writer Spike Milligan published a book Spike Milligan, Indefinite Articles and Scunthorpe. Terence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan KBE ( 16 April, 1918 &ndash 27 February 2002) known as Spike Milligan, was an Anglo The inclusion of the town's name in a comedy book caused much anger in the area to which Milligan replied, "We should like the people of Scunthorpe to know that the references to Scunthorpe are nothing personal. It is a joke, as is Scunthorpe"
The Mancunian-born writer Ted Lewis, who lived in nearby Barton-upon-Humber, featured the town in some of his novels about low-life 1960s gangster Jack Carter. Ted Lewis ( January 15, 1940 -1982 was a British writer He was born in Manchester, an only child Barton-upon-Humber or Barton is a small town in North Lincolnshire, England located on the south bank of the River Humber, and at the end of The most famous of these books, Jack's Return Home saw the main character return from London to his home-town of Scunthorpe to avenge his brother's death. The story itself was based on the background to the real-life murder of Newcastle businessman Angus Sibbet in 1967, in what was known as the Fruit Machine Murder. Newcastle upon Tyne ( (often shortened to Newcastle) is a city and Metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear, England
The film rights to this book where purchased by MGM who ironically transferred the setting from Scunthorpe to Newcastle-upon-Tyne and released the film in 1971 as the cult British crime thriller Get Carter, starring Michael Caine in the lead role. Newcastle upon Tyne ( (often shortened to Newcastle) is a city and Metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear, England Get Carter is a 1971 crime Film directed by Mike Hodges and starring Michael Caine as Jack Carter a mobster who sets out to Sir Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr, CBE (born 14 March 1933 better known by his screen name Michael Caine, is an Oscar - and BAFTA However none of the production was shot in the area, it being filmed entirely on location on Tyneside. Tyneside is a Conurbation in northern England, which is home to over 80% of the Metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear.
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